Kenneth Hamilton, 26, of Amelia, was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Monday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, battery on a police officer, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicle and careless operation, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
Police were dispatched to La. 182 near Myrtle Street in regards to a vehicle crash. Officers made contact with one of the drivers, Hamilton, and noticed that he was unsteady on his feet, swaying from side to side and needing to lean against his vehicle to maintain balance, Banks said.
Officers also noticed open beer bottles in the vehicle. Hamilton was placed under arrest due to his suspected impairment. Hamilton refused field sobriety tests and the breath test, Banks said. Hamilton became combative with officers, kicking one in the leg, Banks said. Hamilton was jailed.
Banks reported the following arrests:
—Walter Banegas, 17, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:40 a.m. Monday for disturbing the peace fighting.
—A juvenile male, 15, was arrested at 9:14 a.m. Monday for disturbing the peace fighting.
Officers were dispatched to Morgan City High School in regards to students fighting. School officials stated that Banegas and another student were involved in a fight, Banks said. Both were arrested and taken to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booked and later released to a guardian.
—George Patin, 51, of Morgan City, was arrested at 4:05 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace fighting, possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle, no driver’s license and improper display of license plate.
Police were dispatched to the Brownell Homes area in regards to a disturbance. Officers spoke to the victim, who stated that Patin had come to her residence and they had gotten into a verbal dispute, which led to him committing a battery on her.
Officers made contact with Patin, who admitted to committing a battery on the victim, Banks said. The vehicle that Patin was driving did not have a license plate and it was learned that he did not have a valid driver license. Patin was jailed.
—Mickie Emerson, 43, of Morgan City, was arrested at 7:13 p.m. Monday for theft of goods.
Police went to a business on Brashear Avenue in regards to a shoplifter. Management stated that the suspect was in the restroom when officers arrived. Officers made contact with Emerson inside the store and located candy inside of his coat pocket. The value of the item was $1.96. Emerson was jailed.
—Joann Robinson, 50, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
—James Follins, 61, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace intoxicated.
Police were dispatched to a residence on Fourth Street in regards to a disturbance. When officers arrived, they noticed that Follins and Robinson were screaming profanities at each other and both appeared to be very intoxicated. Follins and Robinson were jailed.
—Bryanshekia Harris, 27, of Patterson, was arrested at 3:05 a.m. today on a warrant for theft of goods under $500.
Police came into contact with Harris in the area of La. 182 and Seventh Street, who was wanted on outstanding warrants. Harris was jailed.
—Lakendrick Chambers, 24, of Berwick, was arrested at 7 a.m. today on a warrant for failure to appear for trial on criminal damage to property. Chambers was already incarcerated in the Morgan City Jail when another outstanding warrant was found. Chambers continues to be incarcerated.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Lance Toups, 42, of the 2700 block of Second Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. Monday for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Toups was released on bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.