Morgan City man arrested in theft of saw
A Morgan City man was arrested Thursday by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies after he was observed taking a miter saw out of the back of a truck at a casino on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.
Charles I. Brown, 51, of Cherry Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Thursday for theft.
A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Cash Magic Casino on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. Upon arrival, the deputy learned about the incident from casino personnel, Hebert stated.
Their description of the person matched that of a person who returned to the establishment which prompted their call to the sheriff’s office. In speaking with Brown, the deputy determined that he did steal the saw, Hebert stated. Brown was taken to the parish jail and held. He was released on a $1,000 bail.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
—Bobby Lee Beard, 30, of La. 182 in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, and abuse of toxic vapors. A deputy located Beard at the address listed above on the warrant. Beard was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. His bail is set at $5,000.
—Carl Blanchard Jr., 26, of Jones Street in Berwick, was arrested at 6:57 p.m. Thursday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Narcotics division detectives were patrolling U.S. 90 in the Calumet and Patterson areas when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for following too closely to another vehicle. Detectives met with the driver, identified as Blanchard, and received consent to search the vehicle.
During the search, detectives located marijuana, the report stated. Continuing the investigation, detectives traveled to Blanchard’s residence. After receiving consent to search the residence, detectives located additional marijuana and rolling papers, according to Hebert. Blanchard was released on a summons to appear in court on Aug. 23.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported the following arrest:
—Kirk James Butler, 20, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 10:43 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in drug court. Butler is still being held.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Glenn Lee Rochel, 30, of Laura Drive in Patterson, was arrested at 4:18 p.m. Thursday on warrants from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for two counts of phone harassment and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Rochel is being held awaiting bail.