Aug 15, 2014 11:27 AM by PRESS RELEASE
The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 08/14/2014:
Ricky J. Mire Jr., 33 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 9:10am
Charge: Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Drivers License
A patrolling officer observed a driver, Ricky Mire Jr. operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license in the area of Front St. near Levee Rd. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with Mire who advised that he was aware that his license was indeed suspended. Mire was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.
George E. Patin Jr., 51 years of age, Address-Highway 182 Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 12:51pm
Charge: Warrant: Probation Violation
Officers responded to a complaint of a suspicous subject in the area of Colonial Plaza shopping center and arrived to investigate. The officer located the subject in question and identified him as George Patin Jr. who was discovered to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he was booked and incarcerated.
Melvin J. East, 53 years of age, Address-Highway 182 Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 1:50pm
Charge: Contempt of Court
Melvin East was arrested at the City Court of Morgan City for contempt of court and escorted to the Morgan City Jail facility where he was booked and remains incarcerated.
Wayne C. Blanchard, 45 years of age, Address-Federal Ave. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 3:21pm
Charge: Possession of Schedule II CDs-Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
A patrolling officer detained a vehicle in regards to a traffic violation in the area of Federal Ave. and Marshall St. Upon coming into contact with the driver and passenger, identified as Wayne Blanchard, officers detected both subjects were nervous and investigated. The passenger, Wayne Blanchard was found to be in possession of Schedule II CDS-Methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.
Nicole Fisher, 42 years of age, Address-Patterson, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 2:25pm
Charge: Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine
Nicole Fisher was arrested at the City Court facility in Morgan City on an outstanding warrant. She was escorted to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and released after posting a cash bond.
Shanita M. Watts, 36 years of age, Address-Barrow St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 5:22pm
Charge: Theft of Goods (Value $59.53)
Officers responded to a complaint of a female shoplifter at a Highway 182 department store. Officers arrived in the area and were provided with a description of the suspects and the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on Highway 182 a short time later and identified the suspect as Shanita Watts who after being advised of her Miranda Rights admitted to officers that she had committed the theft of clothing valued at $59.53 from the store. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and released after posting a cash bond.
Wayne S. Hill, 55 years of age, Address-Levee Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 7:38pm
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense; Driving Under Suspension; Careless Operation
Officers were dispatched to the area of Lake End Park in Morgan City in regards to a reckless driver. Officers enroute to the scene gathered additional information which indicated that the vehicle had rolled over, landing back on it's wheels and was attempting to continue to travel. Officers arrived and were directed to a vehicle, which displayed heavy damage attempting to leave the scene while traveling on damaged wheels and tires. Officers managed to stop the vehicle and detain the driver, Wayne HIll who was slightly injured. Hill advised officers that he had indeed rolled his vehicle. The officers detected that Hill displayed signs of impairment and conducted a field sobriety test which he failed. Hill was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he refused to provide a sample for the Intoxilyzer 5000 test. Hill, who was also found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license was booked and incarcerated into the Morgan City Jail facility after receiving treatment for his injuries. He remains incarcerated.
Heaven L. Daigle, 21 years of age, Address-Arenz St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 08/14/2014 @ 10:48pm
Charge: Warrant: Cruelty to the Infirmed; Warrant: Exploitation of the Infirmed; Warrant: Unauthorized Use of an Access Card
Morgan City Police Detectives arrested a second suspect, Heaven Daigle on warrants which stemmed from an investigation which detectives began on July 03, 2014. In that investigation, it is alleged that Heaven Daigle and a second subject, Bethany Daigle which had previously been arrested, were charged with the care of an elderly female victim. It is alleged that the suspects refused proper medical and physical care to the victim which left the victim in a severely frail state. The conditions were found to be unsanitary and a danger to the victim. It is also alleged that the suspects used the victims bank card to commit the theft of over $2,835.26 by fraudulent purchases and charges. Daigle was located near Sixth St. and Gen McArthur by detectives and placed under arrest on the outstanding warrant. She was transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and remains incarcerated. There are no other suspects identified at this time, however the incident remains under investigation.
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