A 28-year-old Patterson man was jailed on a warrant for principal to an armed robbery in Morgan City four years ago after he and another man were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop this morning, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.
—Eric L. Fontenot, 28, of Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. today for possession of Schedule II crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of Schedule I synthetic cannabinoids sixth offense, on a warrant for principal to armed robbery, and on a Rayne Police Department fugitive warrant for traffic violations.
—Dwight P. Blackburn, 35, of Prairie Street in Franklin, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. today for possession of Schedule II crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of Schedule I synthetic cannabinoids, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, improper lighting, on a warrant for failure to appear for reckless operation and driving under suspension.
An officer observed a vehicle traveling on La. 182 in Morgan City with improper lighting. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Blackburn. He was found to be wanted on warrants. Officers gathered evidence which indicated that the vehicle may contain illegal narcotics, Banks said. The officers identified the passenger in the vehicle as Fontenot, who was also wanted on warrants, the chief said.
The Morgan City Police Department had an outstanding warrant for Fontenot which identified him as a suspect which was involved in an armed robbery reported on Oct. 16, 2010, Banks said.
In that incident, the victim was alleged to have been robbed by suspects armed with a handgun, Banks said. Fontenot was identified as a suspect in that investigation, Banks said.
This morning during a search of the vehicle, officers located crack cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids, the chief said. Both men were jailed where they remain.
Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks reported the following arrests:
—Keyandre V. Polidore, 23, of Clemons Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Monday for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, stop sign violation, and on a Patterson Police Department warrant for felony distribution of cocaine.
An officer observed a vehicle fail to negotiate a stop sign in the area of Shannon and Terrebonne streets and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Polidore, was found to be wanted on a warrant for the Patterson Police Department for distribution of cocaine. He was jailed.
—Marcus S. Hatch, 40, of Fourth Street in Berwick, was arrested at noon Monday on a warrant for two counts failure to appear for simple criminal damage to property and contempt of court.
Hatch was transferred from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains.
—James D. Wells III, 35, of Shirley Drive in Houma, was arrested at 6:59 p.m. Monday for appearing intoxicated in public and possession of Schedule III Suboxen and possession of Schedule III clonazepam.
Officers received a call of an intoxicated person in the parking lot of a La. 182 business and discovered Wells lying in the parking lot in an impaired condition. Wells was found to possess clonazepam and Suboxen. He was jailed.
—Robert R. McMichael, 22, of Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 10:07 p.m. Monday for improper lighting, operating with a suspended driver’s license, on a warrant for failure to pay a fine for improper lighting and a warrant for failure to pay a fine for no insurance.
An officer patrolling the area near Federal and Brashear avenues observed a vehicle with improper lighting and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, McMichael, was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants from the Sixth Ward Court of Morgan City and was arrested. He was jailed.
—Barbara L. Fraley, 49, of Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 3:14 a.m. today on a warrant for failure to appear for following too closely, a warrant for failure to appear for no driver’s license, and a warrant for contempt of court.
An officer located Fraley in the area of Federal Avenue near Egle Street and found her to be wanted on outstanding warrants for the Morgan City Police Department. Fraley was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 38 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
A 32-year-old Bayou Vista woman accused of unauthorized entry into a residence on July 23 was arrested this morning upon fleeing from St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on foot after she was observed walking through yards, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.
—Georgette Cuvillier, 32, whose last known address is in the 100 block of Lagonda Lane in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. today for flight from an officer, resisting an officer with force or violence, disturbing the peace intoxicated, and on a warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
A deputy patrolling Clarke and Saturn roads in Bayou Vista observed a woman walking through the yards of homes, the sheriff said. The deputy made contact with Cuvillier and observed her to be in an intoxicated state.
Upon being asked for identification, Cuvillier fled from the deputy on foot, Hebert said. The deputy pursued Cuvillier onto South Road, Southeast Boulevard, Canal Road, and back onto Clarke Road where the deputy apprehended her.
During the arrest, Cuvillier attempted to pull away from the deputy. The warrant offense stems from an investigation into a complaint of unauthorized entry of a residence on Lagonda Lane in Bayou Vista on July 23, Hebert said. The complainant stated that two people were seen exiting the home. After gathering witness statements, the deputy identified one of the suspects as Cory Leblanc, 33, of the 100 block of Lagonda Lane in Bayou Vista, who was arrested that day.
The deputy identified the second person seen entering the residence as Cuvillier. She was jailed with no bail set.
—Henry W. Daigle Jr., 50, of the 1200 block of Columbus Street in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. today for driving while intoxicated, improper lane usage, and failure to signal a turn.
A deputy travelling on La. 182 in Morgan City observed a vehicle moving at a slow rate of speed, swerving from lane to lane. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Daigle.
Daigle registered .201 grams-percent blood alcohol concentration on the breath test, the sheriff said. Daigle was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrests:
—Dorothy Lowe, 36, with a listed address of P.O. Box 186 in Sumrall, Mississippi, was arrested at 1:53 a.m. today on a Rosario County, Texas, warrant for theft. She was jailed awaiting extradition.
—Christopher Murray, 44, with a listed address of P.O. Box 186 in Sumrall, Mississippi, was arrested at 1:53 a.m. today on a Rosario County, Texas, warrant for theft. He was jailed awaiting extradition.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Keyandre Polidore, 24, of the 400 block of Clemons Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. Monday on a warrant for possession of cocaine. Polidore was jailed with no bail set yet.