Investigators discover female is juvenile N.Y. runaway

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:

—A juvenile female, 16, was arrested at 2:21 p.m. Thursday at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin for simple obstruction of a highway of commerce and resisting an officer. Three subjects were arrested Tuesday after they were found to be stowaways on a train. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received information Thursday indicating that one of the subjects, a female, was a juvenile. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the female was a runaway from the state of New York who gave an alias and a false birth date at the time of her arrest. The juvenile was booked on the additional charge of resisting an officer and is being held in detention pending contact with New York authorities.

—Russell B. Champagne, 29, of Verot School Road in Lafayette, was arrested at 7:14 p.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated second offense, reckless operation with an accident, no insurance, no vehicle registration, resisting by force, battery on a police officer, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misuse of toxic vapors.

A deputy responded to a complaint of a single vehicle crash on U.S. 90 near Zenor Road. Upon arrival, the deputy learned from a witness that the vehicle drove through the median and crashed into the railroad tracks. When the deputy made contact with the driver, later identified as Champagne, he swung at the deputy and became combative towards other deputies at the scene. During the investigation, the deputy located synthetic cannabinoids and a pipe on Champagne. Champagne continuously resisted throughout the investigation, at one point kicking a deputy on the leg. Champagne was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

—Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested at 1:52 a.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated third offense, failure to signal, reckless operation with an accident, no driver’s license, resisting an officer by force, and misrepresentation during booking.

A deputy observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway on La. 182 near Martin Luther King Boulevard. The deputy then observed the vehicle fail to use a turn signal as it entered a parking lot. The vehicle then sped up and jumped a parking stop. The deputy conducted a traffic stop.

Upon coming into contact with the driver, identified as Gonzalez, the deputy observed the strong odor of alcohol on his breath and person. During the investigation, Gonzalez was unable to produce a driver’s license, and refused both the field sobriety test and breath test. He also attempted to strike the deputy with his head. Gonzalez was taken to the parish jail and held, during which he refused to provide information, the report stated. No bail is set.

—Glenn Miller Mitchell Jr., 25, of Ford Industrial Road in Gibson, was arrested at 4:19 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for criminal neglect of family. A deputy on patrol in the Bayou Vista area responded to a complaint of a suspicious person on U.S. 90. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with a subject who was sleeping on the sidewalk. The subject was identified as Mitchell. During the investigation the deputy learned that Mitchell was wanted on the warrant. While being taken to the parish jail to be held, Mitchell became combative. His bail is set at $10,516.69.

Patterson Police reported the following arrests:

—Bethany Mecom, 20, of Hickory Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:37 a.m. Dec. 14 for a warrant and no seat belt. Mecom paid a fine and was transferred to the Morgan City Police Department on a warrant.

—Tenisha Thompson, 27, of Kem Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Dec. 14 for warrants. Thompson was transferred to the Morgan City Police Department for a warrant.

—Cotina Walton, 30, of Williams Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Dec. 14 for a warrant and transferred to the Morgan City Police Department on a warrant.

—Alejandro Mendez, 19, of Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Dec. 14 for no driver’s license, unlawful possession of alcohol and alcohol under 21. Mendez paid a fine and was released.

—Ruben Alderette, 23, of Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Dec. 14 for an open container, no license plate, and no vehicle registration. Alderette paid a fine and was released.

—Alfredo Gomez, 25, of Gabriel Street in Patterson, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Dec. 14 for going the wrong way on a one-way road, for no driver’s license, open container and driving without lawful presence in the United States. Gomez paid a fine and was released.

—Tyrone Davis Moore, 40, of Mill Road in Patterson, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Saturday for simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace intoxicated. Moore is still being held.

—Frank J. Singleton Jr., 29, of Hickory Street in Patterson, was arrested at 9:24 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for driving with a suspended license. Singleton was released on bail.

—Lyle Turner, 24, of Admiral Nelson Drive in Slidell, was arrested at 5:09 p.m. Sunday for driving without a driver’s license. Turner paid a fine and was released.

—Sylvester Carbins, 58, of Como Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:16 a.m. Monday for possession of drug paraphernalia. Carbins was transferred to the Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.

—Rip Verdin Jr., 37, of Camille Drive in Patterson, was arrested at noon Monday, for suspended driver’s license and expired motor vehicle inspection sticker. Verdin paid a fine and was released.

—Zadre Johnson, 19, of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday for simple battery with medical. Johnson was released without bond.

—Mia Dewey, 23, of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday for simple battery involving violence. Dewey was released on bail.

—Marques Clark, 25, of Haney Street in Patterson, was arrested at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday for distribution of marijuana and possession of schedule 4. He is still being held.

—Murray Carl, 19, of Tiffany Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday for domestic simple battery and criminal damage to property. He is still being held.

Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported no arrests.

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