A 21-year-old Oregon man was jailed Sunday after he was accused of flicking a burning cigarette at a barmaid upon being asked to leave a lounge in Morgan City, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said.
—Thor Woelfel, 21, of Eugene, Oregon, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace intoxicated, simple battery and resisting an officer.
Police were dispatched to a La. 182 lounge in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses and found that Woelfel was at the business when he began to become loud and unruly, Banks said. Woelfel was asked to leave the bar.
Woelfel became upset when asked to leave and flicked a burning cigarette at the barmaid striking her in the chest, Banks said. Officers located Woelfel at the rear exit of the business. Upon seeing officers, Woelfel attempted to run. Woelfel was located, and officers attempted to place him under arrest at which time he attempted to pull away from officers in an attempt to flee, Banks said. Woelfel was subdued and jailed.
Banks reported the following arrests:
—Clarence Sheets, 43, of Morgan City, was arrested at 5:16 p.m. Friday on a warrant for theft valued at $80 and theft by fraud.
Morgan City police were advised that Sheets was located at a convenience store located in Berwick by Berwick police. Morgan City police traveled to the location where Sheets was placed under arrest on outstanding warrants. Sheets was jailed. According to the warrant Sheets is accused of stealing an electric grinder on Oct. 13 and took it to a local pawnshop where it was sold, Banks said.
—Jerome Dupre, 28, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:56 p.m. Friday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and no license plate light.
While on patrol, police observed a vehicle being driven on Railroad Avenue that did not have a license plate light. Officer conducted a traffic stop at Railroad Avenue and Fourth Street where they made contact with the driver, Jerome Dupre.
During the investigation, officers detected an odor of suspected burning marijuana. Dupre was found to possess a metal pipe used for smoking illegal narcotics along with a baggie of suspected marijuana, Banks said. Dupre was jailed.
—Chaz Guillot, 24, of Pierre Part, was arrested at 9:26 p.m. Sunday for improper lane usage and driving under suspension.
Police were contacted in regards to an 18-wheeler that was begin driven reckless on U.S. 90 heading eastbound. Upon arrival in the area, police observed that the suspected vehicle improperly traveled from the right lane to the left lane several times in a careless manner.
Police conducted a traffic stop on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit ramp and came into contact with the driver, Guillot. Police found that Guillot was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Guillot was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 111 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Damenn Engleton, 25, of the 300 block of Egle Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:07 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana third offense, possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone
Narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Egle Street. Upon entering the residence, detectives made contact with Engleton and several juveniles. Detectives located synthetic cannabinoids, marijuana, a bag of ecstasy, and items of drug paraphernalia, Hebert said. The residence was located within 2,000 feet of a church. Engleton was jailed with no bail set.
—Randy Henry, 47, of Berwick, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for telephone harassment. He was a current inmate at the parish jail from a previous incident. He remains in the parish jail.
—Jason Aucoin, 39, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:03 a.m. Sunday at the parish jail on a warrant for probation violation. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Jason Mayon, 33, of Canal Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Clark Road for off road vehicle on a roadway. He was issued a summons to appear in court.
—Sarah Lombes, 31, of Morgan City, was arrested today on leash law violation. Lombes was issued a summons to appear in court.
—Justin Sons, 24, of the 100 block of Shannon Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:59 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids second offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—Jessica Brown, 22, of the 100 block of Shannon Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:59 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids third offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Narcotics detectives investigating complaints of illegal drug activity went to the address listed above and made contact with Sons and Brown. While speaking with the two, detectives received consent to search the residence and located bags of synthetic cannabinoids as well as wraps, Hebert said.
Also during the investigation, detectives learned that Brown had two prior convictions for possession of Schedule I drugs, and Sons had one prior possession of Schedule I conviction. Both were jailed with no bail set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Martaisha L. Brown, 29, of the 300 block of Levee Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Saturday on a Lafayette Parish warrant for failure to appear for possession of marijuana and on a Berwick Police Department warrant for telephone harassment. Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported that Brown was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville awaiting bail to be set.
—Mark T. Jones Jr., 21, of the 1500 block of Plum Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. Sunday for possession of marijuana first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a prescribed drug without a prescription. He was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Randy Henry. 47, of Haney Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:04 a.m. Sunday on warrants for domestic abuse battery third offense and aggravated second degree domestic abuse battery. Henry was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement and is awaiting bail to be set.