Arrest reports

Jason L. Crews


A 30-year-old Amelia man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen peeking into a Morgan City residence attempting to enter the home, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Jason L. Crews, 30, of Amelia, was arrested at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday for attempted unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling and criminal trespass.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Lake Palourde Drive in Morgan City in regard to a suspicious person looking into windows of residences. Officers arrived and learned from a resident that they had went to investigate dogs barking at their residence and located a man peeking into the window of the residence and attempting to gain entry into a rear door, Banks said.
The homeowner confronted him, and the man left the premises. Officers searched the area and located the man, identified as Crews, Banks said. He was jailed with no bail set yet.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—A 15-year-old male juvenile was arrested at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday for uncontrollable juvenile. The juvenile was located in the area of Sandra Street after officers received a complaint that the juvenile was being uncontrollable and refusing to attend school. The juvenile fled from the residence through a rear window and was later located on Sandra Street, Banks said. He was released to a parent until court proceedings.
—A 17-year-old male was arrested at 2:30 p.m. for a warrant for illegal possession of stolen things less than $500. Officers were dispatched to a Railroad Avenue residence for a disturbance. The male who was involved in the disturbance was located and found to be wanted for an outstanding warrant for a theft of a cell phone from another student at Morgan City High School. The 17-year-old committed the crime when he was a juvenile, Banks said. He was released to guardian pending court proceedings.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert responded to 39 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Jimmy H. McGraw, 35, of the 1000 block of Red Cypress Road in Patterson, was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. A deputy made contact with McGraw at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City and learned of the active warrant for his arrest. Bail is set at $22,088.87.
—Erlin Suazo, 18, of the 1700 block of Barrow Street in Amelia, was arrested at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday for following too close and operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the U.S. A deputy investigating a vehicle crash on La. 182 in Amelia discovered that a driver was operating a vehicle without a license and without lawful presence in the country. Suazo was jailed with no bail set.
—Harold Sheets Jr., 30, of the 3400 block of Third Street in Berwick, was arrested at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to report an accident and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license. A deputy transported Sheets to the St. Mary Parish jail on drug court sanctions. During booking, the deputy learned of the active warrant for his arrest. No bail is set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Keyoka Rankins, 38, of Patterson, was arrested at 8:14 a.m. Tuesday for driving under suspension and no proof of insurance. Rankins was released on $1,250 bail.
—Russel Allen, 45, of Berwick, was arrested at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday for theft by shoplifting. Allen was jailed.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.

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