Baldwin man arrested for rape

A 31-year-old Baldwin man was arrested Monday in connection with the rape of a female victim.

Isaac Matthew Martinez, 31, of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Baldwin, was arrested Monday at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on a warrant for sexual battery. On Sunday, a detective began an investigation into a complaint of a rape that occurred at a residence in the Yokley Road area in Franklin.

The female victim sought medical attention at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

During the investigation, the detective learned that Martinez touched the victim without her consent committing a sexual battery upon her. A warrant was issued for his arrest. His bail is set at $20,000.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—James Smith, 38, of Darlene Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:36 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City on a warrant for theft. A deputy conducting an investigation into a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista identified Smith as the suspect who stole a power saw and a saw battery from the store. Store security provided video surveillance footage which aided in identifying Smith. He was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $1,000.

—Derrian M. Barron, 19, of Margaret Street in Houma, was arrested at 3:17 p.m. Monday for theft. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival the deputy learned from store security that Barron was observed taking cosmetics off the shelves and placing them in her purse. Barron was released on a summons to appear in court on April 17.

—Cody W. White, 29, of Mike Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 8:08 p.m. Monday for simple battery. A deputy responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on Rose Park Lane in Bayou Vista. During the investigation, the deputy learned that White became irate and pushed a juvenile female who had threatened to lock him out of the residence. White was taken to the parish jail and held. His bail is set at $500.

—Rachel Fabre, 27, of Solar Apartments in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Monday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of Schedule IV with intent to distribute (Klonopin), abuse of toxic vapors, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Ricky Morse Jr., 31, of Solar Apartments in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Monday for possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule IV (Klonopin), keeping a disorderly place, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Denise Aucoin, 32, of Mars Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Monday for possession of synthetic cannabinoids and abuse of toxic vapors.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division detectives conducted an investigation at Solar Apartments in Morgan City. During the investigation, detectives located marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, Klonopin pills, and items of drug paraphernalia. Detectives also learned that Morse was wanted on the warrant. Morse and Fabre were taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set. Aucoin was released on a summons to appear in court April 17.

Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Glenn Blanco reported the followings arrests:

—Julia Castro, 46, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:49 p.m. Saturday for misuse of 911 and disturbing the peace intoxicated.

Morgan City police received a call to go to Federal Avenue after a female caller contacted 911 and reported that she was being held hostage. Upon arrival, they learned that Castro had called 911 after her neighbors refused to help her find her keys to her vehicle. They spoke with the neighbors and were advised that Castro had been drinking and was intoxicated. At one point, she was looking for her keys and asked her neighbors for help. They refused to help her because of her intoxicated condition, and she got mad.

Castro admitted to making the story up about being held hostage. She was arrested, booked and released after posting a $984 bail.

—Ronald Broussard, 63, of Arkansas Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Sunday for discharging a firearm in city limits.

Morgan City police responded to Arkansas Street in regards to gunshots being fired. Upon arrival, they located Broussard coming out of a residence. He was detained and questioned. He subsequently admitted to firing at least five rounds from an SKS rifle. The rifle was located under a bed in the front room of the residence and seized. Broussard advised that he was visiting his friends at the residence when he decided to fire the shots to celebrate the New Year. No one was injured in the incident. Broussard was arrested, jailed and held with no bail set at this time.

—Christian Brown, 34, of Chennault Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Friday on a warrant for contempt of court. Brown was taken to jail and released after posting $384.50 bail.

—Jorge Saez, 48, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. Friday for theft and misrepresentation during booking.

Morgan City police received a call of a subject causing a disturbance at Ganaway’s Food Store on Federal Avenue. Upon arrival, they learned that Saez had requested to purchase a lottery ticket but refused to pay for it. A store clerk asked him several times to pay for the ticket, but he refused. He was arrested and gave a false name during the booking process. He was taken to jail and released after posting a $1,184 bail.

—Nancy Diaz, 24, of La. 663 in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:19 p.m. Friday for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, no driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.

Morgan City police responded to McDermott Drive in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, they learned that Diaz had been operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed through a large area of standing water on McDermott Drive. The street was flooded because of rain storms that were occurring. While travelling through the area the wake from her vehicle going through the water caused a rush of water past the sidewalk.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be driving without a valid driver’s license. During a search of her purse, officers located several rocks of suspected crack cocaine. Diaz was arrested, taken to jail and transferred to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville where she was jailed. No bail is set at this time.

—Timothy Meredith, 40, of Venus Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:33 p.m. Sunday for remaining on premises after being forbidden. Meredith was taken to jail and held with bond set at $342.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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