A 43-year-old Amelia man was caught Thursday after being accused of attempting to break into a business and residence with needle nose pliers, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—James Blevins, 43, of the 10600 block of La. 182 in Amelia, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Thursday for illegal possession of burglary tools and three counts of attempted burglary. Deputies patrolling the Amelia area were called to the scene of a burglary at a residence, Hebert said.
Upon the responding deputy’s arrival, he was immediately directed to a man walking near the residence, Hebert said. The man, identified as Blevins, was then searched for weapons, Hebert said. Blevins had in his possession, needle nose pliers, the sheriff said.
The crime scene was then processed and found to have tool markings and pry marks on the home’s exterior that were consistent with the needle nose pliers Blevins had in his possession, Hebert said. In an interview conducted with Blevins, he admitted to attempting to break into an Amelia business and a residence earlier in the week, Hebert said. Blevins was jailed with no bail set.
Hebert reported responding to 33 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—A juvenile male, 16, of Patterson, was arrested at 8:21 a.m. Thursday for disturbing the peace and ungovernable juvenile. Deputies responded to a disturbance call at Patterson High School. The deputies learned that the juvenile male was cursing at several teachers in an attempt to get kicked out of the school, Hebert said. The juvenile was arrested and released to his parent pending juvenile court proceedings.
—Edward Francois, 32, of the 900 block of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:14 p.m. Thursday on two warrants for probation violation, both on charges of possession of marijuana. Francois was transported from the Terrebonne Parish Jail to the Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. He was released on $20,000 bail.
Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. reported the following arrests:
—Lucas Loya, 20, of Jones Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:16 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for aggravated assault, violation of a protective order and telephone harassment.
Loya was located at the Berwick Police Department and arrested on Morgan City police warrants from 2013 for violating terms of a court imposed protection order. He was jailed.
—Wade White, 21, of Amelia, was arrested at 12:16 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for possession of marijuana. White turned himself in to the Morgan City Police Department and was jailed.
—Tyler Davidson, 21, of Berwick, was arrested at 3:44 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine and probation fee.
Davidson was located at a Federal Avenue convenience store and placed under arrest on outstanding warrants for the Sixth Ward City Court of Morgan City. He was jailed.
—Tiffany M. Lafont, 31, of Arizona Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:56 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule II CDS Focalin, possession of Schedule IV Alprazolam and on a St. Mary Parish warrant for failure to appear for trial for speeding.
Morgan City police detectives patrolling high crime areas stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Fourth Street and Federal Avenue. Investigators made contact with a passenger in the vehicle, Lafont, who was found to possess a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances in her purse, Griffin said. The items were recovered and Lafont was jailed.
—Jeremy Smith, 27, of Utah Street in Berwick, was arrested at 8:09 p.m. Thursday for possession of Schedule I marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
—Palmer Cox IV, 48, of Oregon Street in Berwick, was arrested at 8:09 p.m. Thursday for driving under suspension, possession of Schedule I third offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—Darryl J. Legarde, 56, of Main Street in Houma, was arrested at 8:09 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Patrolling officers, while conducting a traffic stop for a violation near the intersection of Ninth and Duke streets, determined that the driver of the vehicle, Cox, was operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, Griffin said. Officers also detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and began an investigation, Griffin said.
Officers located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle as well as on Legarde, Griffin said. All suspects, who denied knowledge of the illegal substance located inside the vehicle, were jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrests:
—Renita Bias, 30, of the 200 block of Jones Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:02 p.m. Thursday on warrants for unauthorized use of food stamps and possession of stolen things. Bias was released on $2,000 bail.
—Judy Bias, 53, of the 200 block of Jones Street in Berwick, was arrested at 2:02 p.m. Thursday on warrants for unauthorized use of food stamps and possession of stolen things. Bias was released on $2,000 bail.
—Dylan Keller, 31, of the 600 block of Kem Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated. No bail is set.
—Jarrette Babineaux, 27, of the 300 block of Myrtle Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:26 p.m. Thursday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids and on a warrant for distribution of cocaine. No bail is set.
—Laticia Charles, 47, of the 500 block of Mike Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Thursday for two counts of criminal damage to property and leaving the scene of an accident. Charles was released on $1,500 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Christhian Morales-Mota, no age given, of Honduras Street in Houma, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated second offense refusal, hit and run driving, driver must be licensed and careless operation of a motor vehicle. Morales-Mota is awaiting bail to be set.