A 64-year-old Morgan City woman was charged with attempted simple kidnapping after tried to take her grandchild from a residence, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said in a news release.
—Deivra Verdin, 64, of Jeremy Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday for unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, attempted simple kidnapping and resisting an officer.
Officers were dispatched to a Wise Street residence. Officers found Verdin standing in the front yard of the residence shouting at the occupants of the residence.
Witnesses alleged that Verdin forcibly entered the residence and attempted to remove a child from the residence, Crouch said. Occupants of the residence had to intervene to prevent Verdin from leaving with the child.
Verdin, although the maternal grandmother of the minor, had no custodial rights to the child, Crouch said. She continued to create disturbance and refused officers requests to comply. Officers attempted to arrest Verdin at which time she struggled with officers and had to be restrained, Crouch said. Verdin was jailed.
Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch reported the following arrests:
—Ryan Delahoussaye, 20, of Onstead Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for theft by fraud.
Delahoussaye was booked into the Morgan City jail on an outstanding warrant stemming from a report of a stolen firearm which occurred in July, Crouch said. Delahoussaye was identified as possessing the firearm and pawning it at a local pawn shop. The weapon was recovered by detectives and the investigation led to a warrant for Delahoussaye’s arrest. He was jailed.
—Luciano Delarosa, 39, of Louisa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace by fighting.
—Hector Elizando, 47, of Louisa Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace by fighting.
Officers were dispatched to a Louisa Street address regarding a disturbance and fight. Officers arrived and learned that two people, Delarosa and Elizando, were involved in a fist fight in the front yard of the residence. Both Delarosa and Elizando, who appeared intoxicated, were jailed at the Morgan City Police Department.
—Joshua D. Bickham, 28, of Houma, was arrested at 9:54 a.m. Wednesday for violation of a protective order.
Bickham was located at a Terrebonne Street residence taking a vehicle from a female in which Bickham was previously served with a protective order prohibiting any contact. Bickham was jailed.
—Andrew J. Byers, 49, of Canal Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for Harris County, Texas, for a parole violation
Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Federal Avenue in regard to a traffic crash. Officers located the driver in the crash, identified as Byers. He was discovered to be wanted on outstanding warrants for Harris County, Texas. He was jailed and is awaiting extradition proceedings.
—Allan J. Jeanise, 55, of Crowley, was arrested at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday for disturbing the peace.
Officers received a complaint in regards to a subject causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises from Teche Regional Medical Center. Officers encountered Jeanise who continued to use loud profane language, disrupting others. He refused to comply with officers’ request to stop, Crouch said. He was jailed.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 109 complaints in the parish and the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:
—Glen D. Guthrie Jr., 58, of the 100 block of Marin Lane in Patterson, was arrested at 6:06 a.m. Monday for violation of the parish leash law. A deputy learned from the victim that her neighbor’s dog entered her property and killed one of her chickens. The owner of the dog was identified as Guthrie. He was released on a summons to appear in court March 26.
—A juvenile female, 15, of Aransas Pass, Texas, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Monday for theft of goods.
—Tony Kaufman, 20, of the 100 block of Carriage Cove Lane in Franklin, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Monday for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, illegal possession of stolen things, theft of goods and obstruction of justice.
A deputy responded to a complaint of shoplifters fleeing on foot from a store in Bayou Vista. The juvenile female was located in nearby parking lot. The deputy was informed by store personnel that the juvenile was seen concealing items in her purse before leaving the store with a male.
The deputy learned that the juvenile was listed as a runaway from Texas and that she was travelling with Kaufman. Kaufman was located at a fast food restaurant in Bayou Vista, Hebert said. The deputy discovered that Kaufman was in possession of a vehicle that was reported stolen from Texas, Crouch said. The vehicle was located at a motel in Morgan City. The juvenile was taken to the Assumption Parish youth detention center for housing. Kaufman was jailed and released on $32,000 bail.
—Anthony Rink, 40, of the 400 block of B. Carol Road, in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. Tuesday for domestic abuse battery.
—Rebecca Van-Matre, 39, of the 400 block of B. Carol Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. Tuesday for domestic abuse battery.
A deputy responding to a complaint of a disturbance at the residence listed above learned that Rink and Van-Matre were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical encounter. Rink and Van-Matre were jailed. Rink was released on $5,000 bail. No bail is set for Van-Matre.
—Reneika Clark, 31, of the 100 block of Homestead Road in Patterson, was arrested at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday for careless operation of a motor vehicle, hit and run driving, and expired license plate. Clark was identified as the driver of a car that crashed into a victim’s parked vehicle, Hebert stated. Clark was jailed. Clark was released on $2,000 bail.
—Jamond Johnson, 24, of the 1000 block of Iberia Street in Franklin, was arrested at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace fighting.
—Zadre Johnson, 20, of the 800 block of Park Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday for disturbing the peace fighting, and on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of simple battery.
Deputies working to direct a crowd leaving the Patterson Area Civic Center observed two men fighting outside. Both were jailed. Jamond Johnson was released on $250 bail. No bail is set for Zadre Johnson.
—Marielle Washington, 19, of the 100 block of Baker Road in Franklin, was arrested at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday for battery of a police officer. Washington grabbed a deputy’s duty gear while the deputy was working to direct a crowd of people leaving the Patterson Area Civic Center. Washington was jailed and released on $1,000 bail.
—Kurwin J. Jones Sr., 25, of the 300 block of Wise Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of domestic abuse battery. A deputy responding to a request to standby for a child custody exchange found Jones and learned of the warrant for his arrest. Jones was jailed. Bail is set at $3,500.
—Drew Baugher, 24, of the 100 block of Mill Road in Patterson, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday on three warrants for failure to appear on the charges of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of drug court (contempt of court). A deputy was contacted by Patterson police in regard to a person who held active warrants for his arrest. Baugher was jailed with bail set at $300,000.
—Travis L. Gilmore, 21, of the 700 block of Arlington Road in Bayou Vista, was arrested at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday for unlawful possession of plant products, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer with force and two counts stop sign violation. A deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area observed the driver of a vehicle fail to stop at two stop signs and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Saturn and Southwest roads. The deputy saw a plastic bag containing syringes inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as Gilmore. The deputy determined that the syringes contained a vegetative substance, Hebert said. Gilmore yelled and cursed at the deputy and lunged at the deputy, Hebert said. Gilmore was jailed with no bail set.
Berwick Police Chief James Richard reported the following arrest:
—Blake B. Wain, 17, of the 500 block of Watkins Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday for simple criminal damage to property (value more than $500), disturbing the peace and resisting an officer with force. Wain was jailed with bail to be set today.
Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle reported no arrests.