Arrest reports

Joseph Johnson

Heidi Miller

Courtland Francois

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Joseph Johnson, 22, of Baton Rouge, was arrested at 4:26 a.m. today for possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), no driver’s license, failure to signal turn and on a warrant from East Baton Rouge Parish for failure to appear on the charge of simple burglary.
—Heidi M. Miller, 26, of Patterson, was arrested at 4:22 a.m. today for possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance (Alprazolam).
A patrolling officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Sixth Street and Gen. MacArthur. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Johnson, could not produce a valid driver’s license. Johnson was a wanted person in East Baton Rouge Parish, Banks said. Officers discovered suspected marijuana from the vehicle and began to question the occupant. One passenger, Miller, possessed a cellophane bag which contained suspected marijuana as well as several pills identified as Alprazolam, Banks said. Both were jailed.
—Courtland J. Francois, 22, of Morgan City, was arrested at 9:49 p.m. Thursday for tail lamps required, possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (cocaine).
An officer patrolling the area of Everett and Seventh streets stopped a vehicle after it was observed not to have functioning tail lamps. The officer made contact with the driver, identified as Francois. Officers gathered evidence to suggest that the subjects may be in possession of illegal narcotics. A search was conducted of the vehicle at which time investigators discovered suspected crack cocaine and suspected marijuana. Francois admitted possession of the items, Banks said. He was jailed.
—Leonard Yarborough, 52, of Berwick, was arrested at 1:40 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for shoplifting.
Yarborough was located at the Berwick Police Department and placed under arrest on outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. He was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 35 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Patricia L. Savoie, 42, of the 100 block of Robicheaux Lane in Verdunville, was arrested at 12:02 p.m. Thursday on a warrant from Terrebonne Parish for failure to appear on the charges of identity theft and two counts unauthorized use of an access card. A deputy responding to a complaint made contact with Savoie and learned of the warrant for her arrest. Savoie was jailed with no bail set.
—Jessica Williams, 26, of the 1200 block of Lee Avenue in Houma, was arrested at 12:28 p.m. Thursday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from store security that Williams was seen concealing items in her purse before attempting to leave the store without paying for the goods. Williams was released on a summons to appear in court June 12.
—Dawn A. Landry, 39, of Shell Beach Road in Pierre Part, was arrested at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday for theft of goods. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. According to store personnel, Landry did not pay for items that she had placed on her person and in a shopping basket before attempting to leave the store. Landry was released on a summons to appear in court.
—Lydia Cruz, 28, of the 900 block of Chestnut Drive in Morgan City, was arrested at 11:23 p.m. Wednesday for simple criminal damage to property. Answering a complaint of a disturbance at a residence on Barrow Street in Amelia, a deputy made contact with Cruz who was involved in an argument with a male. During the argument, Cruz broke a window of the home, the report stated. She remained jailed this morning on $500 bail.
—Sterling A. Scully, 50, of the 1400 block of Lake Palourde Road in Amelia, was arrested at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. Deputies with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division patrolling Bayou Boeuf made contact with Scully at the Amelia Boat Landing. He was jailed on $8,357 bail.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Joseph C. Pizzuto Jr., 70, of Paradise Lane in Pierre Part at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday for remaining where forbidden. He was arrested in the 900 block of Lia Street in Patterson. Pizzuto was released after posting $217 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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