St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 41 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Lynette Charpentier, 60, 324 Clark Road, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on March 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm for domestic abuse battery. A deputy responding to a call for service at a residence in Bayou Vista found evidence that Charpentier struck a male victim in the face multiple times during an argument. Charpentier was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Charpentier was released on a $2,500 bond.
Alicia Bertrand, 33, 204 Cremo Street, Patterson, LA was additionally charged on March 22, 2018 at 12:56 am on a warrant for theft. The warrant was issued following a deputy’s investigation into a report of shoplifting at a store in Bayou Vista. The deputy found that Bertrand left the store without paying for some items. During booking for another agency at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, a correctional deputy located the active warrant for Bertrand’s arrest.
Irene Garcia, 24, 1320 Bank Avenue, New Iberia, LA was arrested on March 22, 2018 at 3:21 am for maximum speed limit (violation) and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A deputy observed a vehicle speeding 72 miles an hour in a posted 55 miles an hour zone on LA Highway 182 in the Jeanerette area and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy identified the driver as Garcia and found that she was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Garcia was released on a summons to appear in court on May 30, 2018.
NARCOTICS SECTION K-9 UNIT
Lawrence Levine, 29, 109 Beau Lane, Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on March 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm for the following offenses:
- Failure to signal a lane change
- No driver’s license
- Possession of (open) alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles
- Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor
The K-9 Unit detective observed a vehicle fail to signal a maneuver on US Highway 90 in the Patterson area and conducted a traffic stop. The detective identified the driver as Levine. While speaking with Levine and the other occupants of the vehicle, the detective smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car. During a search of the vehicle, the detective located 2 bags of marijuana, plastic baggies, a digital scale, and an open beer. Through investigation, the detective found evidence that the drugs were purchased outside of the parish to be sold in St. Mary. One of the occupants inside the vehicle was a minor. Levine was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.
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