Myron Hatch Jr.
A 24-year-old Labadieville man, who had been in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition since June, was jailed for stealing nearly $3,000 in cash and electronics from a Morgan City restaurant, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Lionel P. Joseph, 24, of La. 1 in Labadieville, was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Monday on a warrant for theft more than $1,500.
On May 28, detectives began an investigation into a theft from a restaurant on La. 182 in Morgan City. In that complaint, Joseph was accused of a theft of money from several deposits for the restaurant as well as electronic equipment consisting of a laptop computer and iPad, Banks said in the release. The total value of the items and cash stolen was $2,964, Police Spokesman Capt. James Blair said.
Joseph was located by Kenner Police Department. Joseph was transferred to the Morgan City Police Department with no bail set.
—Ciara Williams, 26, of Barrow Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 4:24 p.m. Monday for possession of Schedule II cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics from a Barrow Street residence. In that investigation, Williams was identified as the suspect. Investigators secured a search warrant for the residence. Morgan City Police investigators, with assistance from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department, secured the residence and executed the search warrant, Banks said.
During a search of the residence, detectives recovered crack cocaine. Williams was jailed and admitted to the distribution crack cocaine from the residence, Banks said. Williams’ bail is set at $150,000.
—Rusty P. Collins, 34, of La. 182 West in Morgan City, was arrested at 11 p.m. Monday on an Ascension Parish warrant for criminal damage to property and for simple battery.
Rusty Collins was located by a Morgan City police officer and placed under arrest. Collins was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and awaits transfer to Ascension Parish.
—Chantal T. Burke, 20, of Patterson, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Monday on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for a red light violation. Burke was jailed and released after posting cash bail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 39 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
A 41-year-old Morgan City man was charged with eight counts of forgery stemming from a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation that began in June, Hebert said in a news release.
—Myron Hatch Jr., 41, of the 1800 block of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:38 p.m. Monday on a warrant for eight counts of forgery. A deputy transported Hatch from the St. Bernard Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the warrant.
The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint of stolen checks received in June, Hebert said. The detective developed information that Hatch forged the checks and cashed them at several businesses in the area, Hebert said. No bail is set.
—Blake Leblanc, 50, of the 100 block of Jordin Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:37 p.m. Monday on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
—Tracie Hargrave, 43, of the 500 block of Clarke Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 8:44 p.m. Monday for possession of marijuana.
Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at Leblanc’s residence. During the search, detectives located marijuana, scales, and plastic baggies used to package marijuana for sale. Leblanc was not home at the time of the investigation and a warrant was issued for his arrest. In an attempt to locate Leblanc and conduct an investigation into several complaints of illegal drug activity, detectives went to an address in the 500 block of Clarke Road, Hebert said.
Detectives made contact with Hargrave and Leblanc and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana from inside the residence, Hebert said. During the subsequent investigation, Hargrave admitted to possessing the illegal substance, Hebert said. Leblanc was jailed with no bail set. Hargrave was released on a summons to appear in court Oct. 13. Berwick and Morgan City narcotics officers assisted with the search warrant and arrests, the sheriff said.
—Trevis M. Ray, 19, of the 100 block of Reno Street in Pierre Part, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Monday for theft. A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy learned from store personnel that Ray was seen taking items of clothing and putting them on before attempting to leave the business without paying for the goods. Ray was released on summons to appear in court Oct. 13.
—Derrick J. Batiste, 26, of the 600 block of Grove Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:37 p.m. Monday on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court. Batiste was transported from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville on the warrant. Bail is set at $100,000.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Amanda Smith, 33, of the 500 block of Carol Road in Morgan City, was arrested at 6:58 a.m. Monday for two brake lights required, suspended driver’s license, no insurance, no registration, possession of Schedule III drugs, and expired motor vehicle inspection. Smith was released on $8,000 bail.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.