Detectives are trying to identify the man seen in this surveillance image stemming from a Jan. 29 incident at Walmart in Bayou Vista. A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy gathered video evidence of a male suspect concealing bottles of liquor in a box containing a baby’s high chair. The suspect then purchased the high chair and walks towards the exit. When store security personnel confronted the suspect, he produced what appears to be a box cutter and threatened the employee. (Submitted)
A CC’s Coffeehouse, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Verizon store, currently under construction at the corner of La. 70 and Elm Street in Morgan City, are among some of the new stores set to open soon in St. Mary Parish. Contractor Sidney Roy hopes the businesses will be open before May 1. The strip mall has room for a total of six tenants, but others haven’t yet been confirmed. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
St. Mary Parish sales and use tax collections dipped slightly to start the new year, but the parish sales tax director expects a gradual improvement to start soon.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests: