St. Mary Parish Mark Hebert reported responding to 48 complaints and said the following arrests were made:
—Jorman J. James, 31, of the 1700 block of Fern Street in Patterson, was arrested at 12:26 p.m. Monday on a warrant for attempted theft and criminal damage to property.
On May 24, a deputy was dispatched to Alice C Road in Centerville to investigate a possible theft from the St. Mary Parish Levee District. The deputy observed three males cutting up sheet piling. James initially told the deputy that he had permission to take the metal, Hebert said. The deputy ordered James to cease work pending further investigation. The deputy later learned that James did not have permission to take the piling and a warrant was issued for his arrest, the sheriff said.
The total estimated cost to replace the damaged sheet piling is $4,900, Hebert said.
James turned himself in at the parish jail in Centerville after learning of the warrant for his arrest. He was released on $2,000 bail.
—Nicole W. Bowman, 44, of the 200 block of Jupiter Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:04 p.m. Monday for felony theft. On May 14, a detective with the St. Mary Parish Criminal Investigation Division received a complaint of employee theft from a store in Bayou Vista.
Hebert said the detective identified Bowman as the employee who stole cash from a register in the store. During the investigation, Bowman admitted to the detective that she stole $900 in cash while employed at the store, he said.
Bowman remained jailed this morning with no bail set.
—Tyler Davis, 17, of the 100 block of Natalie Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 12:07 a.m. today for simple battery.
A deputy was dispatched to Riverview Drive in Patterson to investigate a battery. During the course of the investigation, the deputy learned that a male was walking on Riverview Drive when Davis approached him and began punching the victim in the face, Hebert said.
The deputy located Davis at his residence. Davis was released $500 bail.
—Brandon Higginbotham, 33, of the 1200 block of Josephine Street in Franklin, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. Monday for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Narcotics detectives patrolling the area of Fifth Street in Morgan City observed a pickup truck with a cracked windshield and a broken tail light. Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Fourth Street. During the traffic stop, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located several items of drug paraphernalia including rolling papers and a pipe used for smoking, Hebert said. While speaking with Higginbotham, detectives learned that he used the pipe to smoke illegal drugs, Hebert said. Higginbotham was released on a summons to appear in court.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Byron L. Sonia, 34, of St. Joseph Lane in Franklin, was arrested at 11:51 a.m. Monday on a warrant for failure to appear for a probation violation and a probation violation.
Sonia was located at the Patterson Police Department and taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains.
—Joseph E. Brown, 31, of Sylvester Avenue in Raceland, was arrested at 11:51 a.m. Monday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for contempt of court, a warrant for failure to pay a fine for driving while intoxicated and a warrant for failure to pay a fine for contempt of court (probation fees).
Brown was located at the Patterson Police Department and taken to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains.
—Charles T. White, 24, of Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Monday for disturbing the peace.
Officers responded to a disturbance on Oriole Street in Brownell Homes and located a crowd. They also located White, who was shouting obscenities and loud derisive language towards the crowd, Banks said. The crowd, which included several children, began to disperse, but White continued his behavior, Banks said. He was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.