A 22-year-old Berwick man was arrested Wednesday for computer aided solicitation for sexual purposes of a 15-year-old girl, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said in a news release.
—Jarad J. Loston, 22, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for computer aided solicitation for sexual purposes. Detectives determined that Loston had inappropriate conversations with a 15-year-old female, Crouch said. Loston was jailed.
—Gilbert C. Howard, 43, of Fourth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday for false impersonation of a peace officer and theft less than $300.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Justa Street in regard to a hang up call. Officers spoke to a female who advised officers that she was approached by Howard who identified himself as an undercover police officer. The female said Howard then instructed her that she had been under video surveillance and was observed selling narcotics, Crouch said.
The female told officers that Howard instructed her that she needed to give him money so she in turn would not be arrested, Crouch said. The female said she gave Howard cash that he requested at which time a hang up call to 911 was made, and police were dispatched to the location. Howard told officers that he identified himself as a police officer, Crouch said. Howard was jailed.
—Shawn P. Boudreaux, 34, of Martin Road in Centerville, was arrested at 8:51 a.m. Thursday on a failure to appear warrant for criminal trespassing, a failure to appear warrant for reckless operation with an accident, a warrant for theft, and a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Victor II Boulevard in regard to a person who police had warrants on. Boudreaux attempted to flee from officers but was located in the backyard of a residence, Crouch said. Boudreaux was jailed.
—Kenneth L. Thibodeaux, 44, of Cedarwood Drive in New Iberia, was arrested at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday for following too closely, no brake lights, driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage, and possession of Schedule IV Alprazolam, possession of Schedule IV Diazepam, and possession of Schedule II Oxycodone.
The officer observed that a vehicle had a broken tail light, and spoke to the driver, Thibodeaux. Officers observed that Thibodeaux was possibly under the influence of some type of narcotics, Crouch said. Thibodeaux performed poorly on a field sobriety test. Thibodeaux was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers located drug paraphernalia and several pills of Alprazolam, Diazepam, and Oxycodone, Crouch said. Thibodeaux was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where blood and urine was collected for analysis. Thibodeaux was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 48 complaints and reported the following arrests related to east St. Mary Parish:
—Ameedah Charles, 29, of the 900 block of First Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday on two warrants for failure to appear on the charges of theft of goods, interfering with a law enforcement investigation, and disturbing the peace. A deputy located Charles at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin on the warrants. Charles was jailed with bail set at $45,000.
—Phillip K. Lodrigue Jr., 34, of the 100 block of Two Sisters Court in Morgan City, was arrested at 12:43 p.m. Thursday on two warrants for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court (contempt of court). A deputy responding to a complaint of a disturbance made contact with Lodrigue and learned of the warrants for his arrest. Lodrigue was jailed with bail set at $200,000.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Cody Smith, 25, of the 600 block of Renwick Boulevard in Berwick, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday on a 16th Judicial District Court warrant for failure to appear and possession of marijuana second offense. Smith was jailed at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center with no bail set.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.