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:
Reese Racine, 51, 133 Toaquin Drive, Houma, LA was arrested on July 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of speeding and direct contempt. A deputy responding to a report of a subject walking on US Highway 90 in the extreme heat. The deputy spoke with the subject as he was being evaluated by Acadian Ambulance personnel and located the active warrant for his arrest. Racine was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail is set at $298.50.
Linda Pichoff, 63, 101 Yellow Road, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm for hit and run driving, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at a residence in the Franklin area. The deputy spoke with the subjects involved, including Pichoff, who had cuts on her arm and bruising on her face. The deputy collected evidence that Pichoff sustained the injuries when she crashed a vehicle into the bar pit along the Verdunville Levee. The deputy located the vehicle submerged in water west of Lake Road. During the investigation into the crash, the deputy located marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia in the truck inside Pichoff’s purse. Pichoff was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
Virginia Sam, 22, 809 Anderson Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm for speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling 62 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone on US Highway 90 in Bayou Vista. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver, Sam, had a suspended license. Sam was released on a summons to appear in court on October 11, 2017.
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