Staff Report - Mar 29, 2007
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law
Dominque Candies of 610 Kinler St in Luling was arrested on March 23 for D.W.I and expired drivers license.
Gregory Melvin, 46, of 377 Helis Drive in Westwego was arrested on March 25 for D.W.I, reckless operation, possession of Xanax, no driver’s license and having an open container.
Riley Dion, 20, of 264 Janet St. in St. Rose was arrested on March 25 for underage D.W.I., reckless operation, refusal to submit to chemical test and no driver’s license.
Hardy Matthew, 31, of 3029 Highland Rd. Apt. #4 in Baton Rouge was arrested on March 19 for D.W.I. and careless operation of a vehicle.
Irwin Robert, 46, of 124 S. San Francisco St. in Flagstafe, AZ was arrested on March 17 for D.W.I., careless operation of a vehicle and not wearing a seatbelt.Theft
A purse holding over $1,200.00 in US currency and miscellaneous papers valued at $1,297.00 was stolen from 13210 US 90 in Boutte on March 18.
Assorted jewelry, a DVD player, a bicycle, a play station and games were stolen from 212 Nottaway Dr. in Destrehan on March 15.
A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado valued at $20,000.00 was stolen from 145 Hollywood Park in Montz on March 15.
A CD/AM/FM stereo had been stolen from a vehicle parked on 12519 US 61 in Destrehan on March 18.
A green Extreme Bicycle valued at $100.00 was stolen from 317 Kennedy Street in Ama on March 17.
Three exterior PA speakers valued at $650.00 were stolen from 102 Fifth Street in Norco on March 19.
A 2002 Lincoln was stolen from 109 Luke Street in Des Allemands and was later found wrecked and abandoned on the WPA Rd in Des Allemands on March 17.
A debit card was stolen from 249 Villere Drive in Destrehan on March 17.
A cell phone, an Ipod were stolen from 200 Tiger Dr. on March 16.
A 1999 Dodge Dakota valued at $6000.00 was stolen from 408 E. Club Dr. in St. Rose on March 23.
Four Rims and tires valued at $3000.00 were stolen from 302 Fonda St. in St. Paradis on March 25.
A car stereo, two amplifiers, four speakers, a speaker box, a speaker converter kit, and a silver front grill valued at $3893.00 were stolen out of a vehicle on 126 Lakewood Dr. in Luling on March 25.Arrests
Stephen Mumm, 20, of 34 West B. St. in Norco was arrested on March 19 for second-degree battery.
Jermaine Young, 24, of 3722 Highway 1 in Raceland was arrested on March 19 for the possession with intent to distribute marijuana for the second offense and attachments.
James Randall Hyde, 37, of 105 West Oak Point in LaPlace was arrested on March 19 for aggravated assault.Suspicious Fires
A fire destroyed an abandoned home on 217 Maloney Street, in Des Allemands and damaged two other structures close by.
Fire Chief Jamie Cortez of the Des Allemands Fire Department said crews were called to put out a fire Sunday, March 25, at 10:46 p.m.
Cortez said an investigation is ongoing because the blaze is of a ‘suspicious nature.'
"There was no electricity, gas or water turned on in the house, so the cause of the fire is unknown," he continued.
"The house on Maloney Street was empty and had been abandoned for a long time."
The other two houses caught in the blaze received minor damage.
"One of the homes had vinyl siding and the heat from the fire melted it," Cortez continued.
"There was a shed right behind one of the homes on the street that was burned in spots," he said.
Cortez said no one was injured, but two additional fire departments were called to assist in putting out the fire to keep it from spreading.
"Bayou Gauche Volunteer Fire Department and Paradis fire department helped us bring the blaze under control,” he said.
- SHONNA RIGGS
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