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MCPD Arrest Report 05/09/2018

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour reporting period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 57 calls for service. The following persons were arrested as a result beginning on 05/08/2018:

Samuel Gary 05082018

Samuel P. Gary, 27 years of age, address: Egle St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 9:16 a.m.

Charges: Theft under $1,000
                 Resisting an Officer

Patrol officers responded to a local establishment in the area of Fifth St. in regards to a shoplifter. Officers arrived when Samuel P. Gary was identified. Allegedly Gary had taken merchandise valued at $7.15 without paying for it. Gary then fled the store. Gary was located a short time later in the area of Egle St. While attempting to take Gary into custody he fled on foot. He was apprehended after a short chase with officers. Gary was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Abram M. Granger, 19 years of age, address: Apple St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 2:50 p.m.

Charges: Warrant: Criminal Damage to Property
                 Warrant: Simple Battery

Abram M. Granger was located and arrested at the Morgan City Police Department on active arrest warrants held by the Morgan City Police. The warrants stem from an investigation conducted by patrol officers on May 3, 2018, when they responded to the area of Freret St. in regards to a disturbance. Officers arrived and Abram M. Granger was identified as one of the subjects involved. According to reports, Granger allegedly damaged property belonging to the victim and struck the victim during an altercation. Granger had left the scene prior to officers arrival. The investigation continued and warrants were prepared for Granger’s arrest. Granger was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.

David T. Francois, 46 years of age, address: Fourth St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 4:39 p.m.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana
                 Resisting an Officer
                 Criminal Trespassing

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Narcotics Division observed David T. Francois in the area of Robin St. Investigators had knowledge that Francois was barred from entering upon Housing Authority Property from an incident that had occurred the day before. A stop was initiated when Francois fled on a bike. He was observed discarding a cellophane bag that was later recovered and contained suspected Marijuana. Francois was apprehended after a short chase and taken into custody. Francois was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Carl W. Allen Jr., 26 years of age, address: Wren St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 4:47 p.m.

Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. for Arraignment on 05/03/2018

Carl W. Allen Jr. was located and arrested in the area of Robin St. on active arrest warrants held by the 16th Judicial Court. Allen was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Eric W. Robertson, 54 years of age, address: Mallard St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 5:56 p.m.

Charges: Warrant: F.T.A. for Trial on 12/21/2017
                 Warrant: Possession of SCH II CDS (Crack Cocaine)

Eric W. Robertson was located and arrested in the area of Mount St. on active arrest warrants held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court and the Morgan City Police. The warrant for the Morgan City Police stems from an investigation conducted by patrol officers on October 9, 2017, when officers encountered Robertson in the area of Mount St. after observing a hand to hand transaction. According to reports, Robertson was found to be in possession of suspected Crack Cocaine. The investigation continued and warrants were prepared for Robertson’s arrest. Robertson was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Peter Grogan 05082018

Peter E. Grogan Jr., 39 years of age, address: Railroad Ave. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/08/2018 @ 9:53 p.m.

Charges: Warrant: Forgery
                 Warrant: Bank Fraud

Peter E. Grogan Jr. was located and arrested in the area of Duke St. on active arrest warrants held by the Morgan City Police. The warrants stem from an investigation conducted by patrol officers on May 1, 2017, when officers responded to the front lobby of the Morgan City Police Department in regards to a theft. Officers arrived when Peter Grogan was identified as a suspect in the complaint. Allegedly Grogan had taken a check belonging to the victim and utilized it to purchase items at a local business in the area of LA 182 in the amount of $129.76. Video surveillance positively identified Grogan as the subject who purchased the items. The investigation continued and warrants were prepared for Grogan’s arrest. Grogan was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated.

Suyapa Gutierrez, 37 years of age, address: Patton St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 05/09/2018 @ 6:10 a.m.

Charges: Warrant: Child Desertion

Suyapa Gutierrez was located and arrested at the Morgan City Police Department on an active arrest warrant held by the Morgan City Police. The warrant stems from an investigation conducted by patrol officers on October 3, 2018, when officers responded to the area of Patton St. in regards to a small toddler walking in the area unattended. Officers arrived and secured the safety of the child. Suyapa Gutierrez was identified as the parent of the child. According to reports, Gutierrez alleged that the child was with the baby sitter but could not provide officers with any information of who the baby sitter was. The investigation continued when warrants were prepared for Gutierrez’s arrest. Gutierrez was booked into the Morgan City Jail and incarcerated.