Police: Man pushed victim, damaged property in domestic incident
By ZACHARY FITZGERALD
A 28-year-old Morgan City man was charged Friday after he pushed someone during an argument and damaged property inside a residence, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Raymond Gaspar, 32, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Friday for felony criminal damage to property and domestic abuse battery.
Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Elm Street in regards to a domestic disturbance. Officers spoke to the victim and was advised that during an argument, Gaspar pushed the victim down on the ground and then began to damage property in the residence, Banks said. Officers found evidence of damage in the residence. Gaspar admitted to pushing the victim and causing damages in the residence, Banks said. Gaspar was jailed with no bail set yet.
Banks reported the following arrests:
—Lydia Cruz, 28, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for simple battery.
—Christine Hughes, 31, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for simple battery.
Cruz and Hughes were being housed at the Morgan City Jail when they became involved in a fist fight, Banks said. Both were additionally charged.
—Kalyn Gros, 25, of Morgan City, was arrested at 11:10 p.m. Saturday for simple battery.
Police were dispatched a Roderick Street hotel in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers were advised Gros became involved in a disturbance with another person at which time Gros committed a battery on another woman. Gros was jailed.
—Carl Dupas, 51, of Franklin, was arrested at 11:57 a.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear to pay fine for probation violation. Dupas was located at the City Jail in Franklin then taken to the Morgan City Jail.
—Jermie Paul, 24, of Morgan City, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. Friday for theft of goods – value $5.29.
Police were dispatched to a La. 182 grocery store in regards to a theft. Officers were advised that Paul was observed removing cold medication from the shelf and concealing it in his pants pocket, Banks said. Officers recovered a bottle of cold medication in Paul’s pocket, Banks said. Paul was jailed.
—Glenn Mitchell, 26, of Morgan City, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear to pay a fine for driving under suspension and a warrant for probation violation.
Mitchell was transferred from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center to Morgan City Jail.
—Omar Ramos, 37, of Morgan City, was arrested at 3:55 a.m. Sunday for no driver’s license and hit and run driving.
Police were dispatched to a La. 182 restaurant for a hit and run accident. Officers were given a description of the vehicle involved. The suspect vehicle was located in Amelia and the driver was transported back to the scene of the accident where the driver, Omar Ramos, was positively identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in the hit and run. Ramos was jailed.
—Raheem Colar, 20, of Morgan City, was arrested at 8:56 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear to pay fines for resisting an officer, and use of private property to avoid a traffic signal and to pay probation fees.
Police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Roselawn Drive for a disturbance. Officers came into contact with Colar and found that he was wanted on warrants. Colar was jailed and released after posting a $819 cash fine.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 126 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Nicole Fisher, 43, of the 500 block of Lucy Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:49 p.m. Friday for theft of goods and on a warrant for failure to appear. Deputies were dispatched to a business in Bayou Vista in reference to a shoplifter. Fisher was placed under arrest for shoplifting and the warrant. She was jailed and released on $2,500 bail.
—Jason Alfred, 37, of the 1300 block of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. Saturday on warrants for failure to appear for disturbing the peace and traffic charges. He was jailed with no bail set.
—Kenneth McDonald, 27, of the 700 block of Roder Street in Berwick, was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Sunday in Centerville for two counts of failure to appear. He was jailed with bail set at $17,000.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Shawn Welsh, 43, of the 700 block of Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Sunday for disturbing the peace intoxicated, disturbing the peace by alarming the public with a weapon and on a warrant for another jurisdiction. Welsh was jailed.
—Brian K. Prince, 19, of the 400 block of Camille Street in Patterson, was arrested at 7:24 a.m. Sunday for unauthorized use of a movable. Prince was jailed on $333 bail.
—Jamarius Dugar, 22, of the 500 block of Murphy Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4 a.m. Saturday for possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dugar was jailed with no bail set.
—Sylvester Lee Francois, 17, of the 500 block of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:57 p.m. Saturday for possession of Schedule I marijuana and resisting an officer by flight. Francois was jailed.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Jeremy Smith, 27, of Utah Street in Berwick, was arrested at 8:38 a.m. Friday for theft by shoplifting. Smith was released on $250 bail.
—Roman Bagley, 24, of Oregon Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:13 p.m. Sunday on a warrant for domestic abuse battery. Bagley is awaiting bail to be set.
—Lenny Topham, 36, of Shady Grove in Patterson, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. Sunday for illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law in a drug-free zone, misuse of toxic vapors and on a 16th Judicial District Court. Topham was transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.