St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 49 complaints and reports the following arrests by the Narcotics and Patrol Sections:
Bryson Skinner, 23, 1061 Grace Street, Siracusa, LA was arrested on June 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm for the following offenses:
- Improper lane usage
- Possession of Schedule II (cocaine)
- Obstruction of justice
- Resisting a police officer with force or violence
- Reckless operation of a vehicle
- Criminal trespass
- Violation of a uniform controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone)
Detectives of the Narcotics Section observed a vehicle moving in the opposite lane of travel on Joseph Street in Siracusa. As detectives approached the vehicle, the driver, Skinner, drove through a yard, got out of the car, and fled on foot. Detectives followed on foot and observed Skinner discard a pill bottle as he ran through several residents’ yards. Detectives apprehended Skinner. As he was being detained, Skinner refused to comply with detectives’ orders, pushed detectives, and wrapped his arms around one of the detectives. During the subsequent investigation, cocaine residue was found inside the pill bottle which was located within 2000 feet of a church. Skinner was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
Valencia Mitchell, 55, 119 Madison Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on June 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm for no insurance. A deputy of the Patrol Section investigated a 2 vehicle crash that occurred on May 31, 2017 on Highway 182 near Katy Bridge Approach Road in Franklin. The deputy found that one of the driver’s, identified as Mitchell, was operating the vehicle without insurance. The deputy located Mitchell at her residence and issued her a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2017.
Frederick Guzzetta, 19, 639 Utah Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on June 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm for general speed law violation, no insurance, and no motor vehicle registration. While speaking to complainants involved in a separate incident along Highway 182 in Bayou Vista, a deputy of the Patrol Section observed a motorcycle traveling east at a high rate of speed into Berwick. The deputy notified Berwick Police, who stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 182 and Tournament Boulevard. The deputy went to the location and made contact with the driver who was identified as Guzzetta. The deputy found that Guzzetta was operating the motorcycle without insurance and without registration. Guzzetta was released on a summons to appear in court on September 8, 2017.
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