St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 35 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Austin Michael Guarisco, 26, 136 Riverview Drive, Patterson, La., was arrested on October 2, 2019, at 12:45 am on an active warrant through the Morgan City Police Department on the following charges:
- Possession of schedule IV CDS (alprazolam) with intent to distribute
- Possession of schedule I CDS (heroin)
- Possession of schedule II CDS (methamphetamine)
- Prohibited acts/drug paraphernalia
- Illegal use of CDS in presence of a juvenile
- Possession of firearm in presence of CDS
- Violation of CDS law/drug-free zone
- Possession of schedule III CDS (subutex)
A deputy responded to a residence on Riverview Dr. in reference to assisting MCPD with locating Guarisco, who had an active warrant for his arrest. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Guarisco and advised him of the active warrant. Guarisco was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Guarisco is being held for another agency.
Larandon Kendall Hawkins, 29, 219 Southeast Blvd., Bayou Vista, La., was arrested on October 2, 2019, at 1:56 pm for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy patrolling the area of Ricohoc observed a vehicle swerve across the centerline several times and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Through the stop, the deputy made contact with a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Hawkins, who had drug paraphernalia in his possession. Hawkins was arrested and released on a summons to appear on January 10, 2020.
Juvenile male, 13, Patterson, LA, was arrested on October 2, 2019, at 10:00 pm for criminal damage to property.
Juvenile male, 13, Patterson, LA, was arrested on October 2, 2019, at 10:00 pm for criminal mischief.
A deputy was dispatched to a location on Zenor Road in reference to a vehicle with windows busted out. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the complainant and through the investigation, the two juveniles were developed as suspects. The juveniles were located and transported to the Morgan City Branch Office for processing. They were turned over to their guardians pending juvenile court proceedings.
Caleb Ra'shawn Givens, 18, 101 Pluto Street, Bayou Vista, La., was arrested on October 3, 2019, at 12:19 am on two active warrants through the Morgan City Police Department on the following charges:
- Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile
- Resisting an officer
- Disturbing the peace
A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to signal a turn on Highway 182 near Moon Road. During the stop, the deputy recognized a passenger in the vehicle as Caleb Givens and was aware of a recent warrant that was generated by the MCPD for Given's arrest. The deputy confirmed the warrants through dispatch and transported Givens to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Givens was subsequently transferred to another agency.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office