On August 12, 2014, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into multiple residential burglaries in Bayou Vista. The investigation ultimately led to a joint investigative effort with Berwick Police and also uncovered information regarding other burglaries under investigation in Assumption Parish. The investigation into the Bayou Vista burglaries culminated in the arrest of eight suspects and the recovery of $2,100 in stolen property. These arrests resolve the four burglaries in Bayou Vista on Teche Road, David Road, Canal Road, and Sunset Avenue. The arrests are as follows:
Kaleb Gros, 17, 154 Sun Street, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm for three counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Callen Slay Richard, 17, 1900 Saturn Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 28, 2014 at 5:19 am for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Ryan Boudreaux, 19, 212 D. Southeast Boulevard, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 28, 2014 at 3:44 am for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Layne Arnaud, 18, 331 Neptune Street, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 28, 2014 at 4:20 am for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Juvenile male, 16, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 28, 2014 at 2:38 am for simple burglary.
Detectives identified Richard, Boudreaux, Arnaud, the juvenile male, and Gros as suspects in the burglary that occurred on Sunset Avenue in Bayou Vista. Gros was also identified as the suspect who burglarized two residences on Teche and David Roads. Detectives spoke with the suspects who each admitted to their involvement in the crimes. Arnaud and Boudreaux were transported to the parish jail. No bail is set. Gros and Richard were transported to the Berwick Police Department pending additional charges in ongoing burglary investigations in Berwick. Further information on those cases is being released by Berwick Police. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
Brittany Morgan, 23, 525 Joey Street, Patterson, LA was arrested on August 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm on a warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Kaleb Calloway, 17, 143 Sun Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on August 28, 2014 at 12:22 am for the following offenses:
- Warrant for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling
- Possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute
- Transactions involving drug proceeds
- Resisting an officer
Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division working with Berwick Police located Calloway on the warrant at a residence on Burchfield Lane in Berwick. Calloway attempted to pull away from detectives. Also during the arrest, detectives located a bag of synthetic marijuana and $184 in cash in the pocket of his shorts.
The warrants stem from an investigation that began Tuesday when the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a burglary at an apartment on Canal Road in Bayou Vista that reportedly occurred approximately 2 weeks ago. Detectives identified Morgan and Calloway as suspects. While speaking with detectives, both suspects admitted to their involvement in the crime. Morgan and Calloway were transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives identified a third suspect in the burglary on Canal. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of
Damarcus McNeal, 17, Morgan City, LA on the charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Shortly after 8:00 this morning, patrol deputies responding to a report of a suspicious person on Myrtle Street in Bayou Vista apprehended McNeal on the warrant.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert thanks the Bayou Vista community for their diligence in reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhood which contributed to solving these crimes.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
985-384-1622 Ext. 26