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08/09/2017

Deputies Investigate Vehicle Burglary, Arrest 1 for Possession of Stolen Property & Forgery

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises that over the 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 40 complaints and reports the following arrests:

 

John Trosclair, Jr., 59, 108Meadowvale Drive, Carencro, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding and driving under suspension. Trosclair turned himself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin. A deputy with the Warrants Section transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Trosclair was released on a $4,000 bond.

 

Ramus Martin, 51, 233 Joshua Reed Drive, Houma, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm on the following warrants:

  • Warrant for failure to appear failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks
  • Lafayette Parish warrant for (felony) theft
  • Jefferson Parish warrant for failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks

During a traffic stop on Village Lane in Amelia, a deputy found a passenger, Martin, was wanted on active warrants. The deputy transported Martin to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Gary Morgan, Jr., 35, 435 Aucoin Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family. During booking at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional officer located the active warrant for Morgan’s arrest. Morgan was released on an $850 bond.

 

Kacy Norman, 32, 1513 ½ Nevada Street, Morgan City, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm for possession of stolen things, forgery, and unauthorized use of an access card. On August 8, 2017, a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in Bayou Vista. A driver’s license and debit card were stolen from the vehicle. The deputy learned that the debit card was used at a business in Morgan City. The deputy positively identified the person who used the stolen card as Norman and located her on Sandra Street in Morgan City. While speaking with her about the case, the deputy received consent to search her purse and located the driver’s license that was reported stolen in the vehicle burglary. Norman was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Joshua Smith, 22, 3470 Lake Palourde Road, Amelia, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm on 3 warrants for failure to appear on the charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of Schedule I (synthetic cannabinoids), and possession of Schedule I (marijuana). While investigating a separate complaint on Village Lane in Amelia, deputies received information that Smith, who was wanted on active warrants, was in the area. Deputies located Smith at his residence and transported him to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $28,000.

 

Leobardo Pineda-Hernandez, 19, 247 Texas Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on August 9, 2017 at 1:24 am for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Arcemont Lane in Bayou Vista. Deputies learned that when the victim opened the door to the residence, Pineda-Hernandez pushed the door causing the female victim to fall onto a nearby couch. Deputies located Pineda-Hernandez at his residence. Through investigation, deputies found that Pineda-Hernandez was involved in an argument on social media with another male subject and went to the residence in Bayou Vista to confront him. Pineda-Hernandez was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set.

 

Rachel Wimberly, 51, 208 Chauvin Drive, Franklin, LA was arrested on August 9, 2017 at 5:50 am for possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Brittany Soprano, 21, 128 Sager Brown Road, Baldwin, LA was arrested on August 9, 2017 at 5:14 am for possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Deputies developed information that illegal drug activity was taking place at Wimberly’s residence on Chauvin Drive. Deputies went to the residence, spoke with Wimberly and Soprano. They subsequently located a piece of crack cocaine and glass pipes used to smoke crack cocaine in Wimberly’s room and empty plastic bags used for methamphetamine in Soprano’s vehicle. Soprano was released on a summons to appear in court on October 23, 2017. Wimberly 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: 

 

John Jones, Jr., 25, 531 Arcemont Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 3:36 pm for the following offenses:

  • Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
  • Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law (drug free zone)

Janna Gilmore , 31, 531 Arcemont Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 8, 2017 at 3:36 pm for the following offenses:

  • Possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
  • Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law (drug free zone)

Narcotics detectives investigating a report of illegal drug activity in the presence of children obtained a search warrant for Gilmore’s and Jones’ residence. Detectives located bags of methamphetamine and several items of drug paraphernalia including syringes and spoons used to inject illegal drugs. Detectives spoke with 4 children who were at the residence at the time of the investigation. The children were placed in the care of a family member. Gilmore and Jones were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail is set. 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

www.stmaryso.com

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