Arrest Reports

Aug 27, 2013 10:13 AM by KATC

Morgan City Arrest Report

On 08/26/2013 at 9:07pm Morgan City Police arrested 38yoa Francisco Gonzales of Roderick St.Morgan City
and charged him with Disturbing the peace. Morgan City Police were dispatched to Roderick St.
in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival Offices spoke with witnesses at which time they advised that Mr. Gonzales was involved in a disturbance with a female subject. Witnesses advised officers that during the disturbance they observed Gonzales hitting upon a female subject at which time they intervened in the fight. During this time the female left the area on foot. Investigating officers attempted to locate female victim but they were unable to locate her. Upon completion of the investigation Mr. Gonzales was placed under arrest and charged with Disturbing the Peace, subject was advised of his rights and transported to MCPD where he was booked and later releases on a Cash Bond.

On 08/26/2013 at 11:44pm Morgan City Police Arrested 53yoa Edward Washington of Solar Apartments in Morgan City and 38yoa Veronicae Lunch of S.E. Blvd Morgan City. Morgan City Police were dispatched to Solar Apartments in regards to a caller advising of illegal drug use activity going on in one of the apartments. Upon officers arrival they were directed to the apartment and was made aware that it was occupied by a black male and a white female. Upon officers making contact with the male subject, officers observed the female subject sitting on the bed and she was holding what appeared to be a glass pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics in her hand. Upon the female seeing the officers she attempted to hide the object from officer's view. At that time she was detained and the item was recovered and seized for evidence. Both subjects were advised of their rights per Miranda and searched and upon doing so officers located a off white rock like substance that they believed to be crack cocaine on the person of Mr. Washington this item was seized for evidence. Upon questioning the subject's officers learned that Veronicae Lynch showed up at the apartment of Edward Washington. Mr. Washington then left the apartment and came back with suspected cocaine with the intent of smoking the illegal narcotics together. At that time both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to MCPD and booked. Both are still incarcerated with no bond set at this time. Edward Washington was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Veronicae Lynch was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On 08/27/2013 at 01:40am Morgan City Police arrested 18 yoa Ruben Matamoros and charged him with DWI(1st), Improper Lane Usage and No Drivers License. While on patrol MCPD officers observed a vehicle traveling west bound on La Hwy 182 that was swerving all over the roadway. As the officer was following the vehicle the officer observed the vehicle make a right hand turn but was traveling in the opposite lane. At that time a traffic stop was conducted. Upon speaking to the subject officers detected a strong odor of what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage upon his breath and that the subjects eyes were red and glassy and he swayed as he stood. Subject advised officers that he did not have a valid driver's license. Mr. Matamoros submitted to a Standardized Field Sobriety Test in which the he did poorly. Subject was transported to MCPD where he was advised of his rights relating to chemical test for intoxication. Subject gave a valid sample which yielded a result of .292 grams percent. Subject was placed under arrest and charged accordingly. Subject is still incarcerated with No Bond Set at this time.

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