MCPD Arrest Report 10/11/2018

Chief James F. Blair reports that over the last 24-hour period the Morgan City Police Department responded to 46 calls for service. The following person(s) were arrested as a result beginning on 10/10/2018:

Manuel Mantalaba, 52 years of age, Address-LA Hwy 182 Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/09/2018 @ 2:58 am.

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 1st Offense
               No Turn Signal
               Careless Operation

     An officer on LA Hwy 182 observed a vehicle with improper lighting. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Manuel Mantalaba was asked to produce a valid driver’s license. Reports indicate that Mantalaba appeared intoxicated. Mantalaba was asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test in which he performed poorly. Mantalaba was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the department, Mantalaba submitted to the chemical test for intoxication. Mantalaba’s results yielded a .152g% blood alcohol content. Mantalaba was booked and incarcerated.

Melonie Ruffin, 47 years of age, Address-Railroad Ave. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/10/2018 @ 9:46 am.

Charge: Failure to Appear for Criminal Neglect of Family

   Melonie Ruffin was located in the area of Poncio St. near Railroad Ave. and placed under arrest for an active warrant she held for the 16th Judicial District Court. Ruffin was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.