St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Desmond Richard, 35, 341 Mike Drive, Patterson, LA was arrested on July 10, 2017 at 11:08 am for the following offenses:
- Improper lane usage
- No motor vehicle insurance
- No driver’s license on person
- Proper equipment required on vehicles
- Failure to change address
A deputy observed a vehicle crossing over the fog line on US Highway 90 in Calumet. The deputy also observed that the temporary license plate tag displayed on the vehicle was illegible. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver who was identified as Richard. The deputy found that he did not have his driver’s license with him and that he was operating the vehicle without insurance. The deputy also found that the vehicle was registered in another state when Richard has been a resident of St. Mary Parish. Richard was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Joel Claudio, 40, 301 Grizzaffi Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on July 11, 2017 at 12:02 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of possession of Percocet, careless operation of a motor vehicle, and licensee must give notice of change of address. A deputy patrolling Amelia observed a vehicle parked in the roadway on Friendship Alley. The deputy located the driver, identified him as Claudio, and found that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Claudio was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that the Narcotics Section made the following arrests:
Torance Campbell, 25, 422 Neptune Street, Apt. 2, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on July 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm for failure to properly signal a turn, possession of Schedule I (marijuana), and on a warrant for improper lane usage, possession of Schedule I (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives of the Narcotics Section patrolling Bayou Vista observed a vehicle fail to signal 2 turns and conducted a traffic stop on Neptune Street. Detectives identified Campbell as the driver. While speaking with him, detectives received consent to search the vehicle and located a bag of marijuana. Detectives also found that Campbell had an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from a traffic stop that occurred in Morgan City. Detectives stopped a vehicle for crossing over the solid white fog line on US Highway 90. During the traffic stop investigation, detectives smelled the odor of burning marijuana. Detectives searched Campbell and located a bag of marijuana in his pocket. Drug paraphernalia was subsequently located inside the vehicle. Campbell was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Cody Pearce, 29, 375 Pacific Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on July 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm for the following offenses:
- Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce
- Reckless operation of a vehicle
- Resisting an officer
- No driver’s license
Detectives of the Narcotics Section patrolling Berwick observed a vehicle enter their lane of travel head on in a curve of River Road. Detectives initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle accelerated, fled from detectives, and nearly struck another vehicle. Detectives followed the vehicle to a driveway on Pacific Street where the driver came to a stop. The driver, identified as Pearce, refused to comply with detectives’ commands. Pearce was taken into custody and detectives found that he was operating the vehicle without a driver’s license. Pearce was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.
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