The following were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 04/08/2014:
Chinelle Prestenbach, 42 years of age, Address-Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 10:09am
Charge: Failure to Report an Accident; Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Careless Operation
Ms. Prestenbach was located at Assumption Parish Sheriff's Department and placed under arrest on a warrant stemming from an investigatioin into a vehicle crack which occurred in Morgan City on 08/07/2013 which damaged property at Lake End Park in Morgan City. Prestenbach was accused of operating the vehicle then leaving the scene. She was identified during the investigation and a warrant secured for her arrest. She was booked and released after posting a cash bond.
Jonathan J. Lindsey, 29 years of age, Address-Gibson, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 11:41am
Charge: Warrants: Failure to Pay Fine-Speeding;Failure to Pay Fine-Driving Under Suspension; Failure to Pay Fine-No Insurance; Failure to Pay Fine-Loud Music; Failure to Pay Fine-Contempt of Court; Failure to Pay Fine-Loud Music; Warrant: St. Mary S.O.-Drug Court Violation; Red Light Violation; Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Dddrivers License
A patrolling officer at Highway 182 and MLK Blvd. observed a vehicle fail to negotiate a red light signal and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Jonathan Lindsey was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license. Lindsey was also found to be wanted on several outstanding warrants. He was placed under arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains incarcerated.
Norris Paul Touchet, 42 years of age, Address-St. Martinville, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 12:12pm
Charge: Warrant: Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Norris Touchet was located at St. Martinville Sheriff's Department and placed under arrest on a warrant accusing Touchet of committing the theft of a motor vehicle from the Morgan City area. Touchet was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where he remains incarcerated.
Shantell L. Hall, 37 years of age, Address-Berwick, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 6:16pm
Charge: Theft of Goods (Value $143.27)
Kimberly R. Harris, 42 years of age, Address-Levee Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 6:16pm
Charge: Theft of Goods (Value $143.27); Possession of Schedule IV CDS-Soma; Possession of Schedule IV-CDS-Alprazolam; Taking Contraband to/from a Penal Institution
Officers were dispatched to a Brashear Ave. pharmacy in regards to a shoplifter. Officers arrived and were advised that two females had taken items from the shelves, concealed the items in a bag and left the store without paying for the items. Officers located the suspects in the parking lot and identified them as Kimberly Harris and Shantell Hall. Both Harris and Hall were detained and upon examining video footage, both were observed placing a total of 18 items in a bag and leave the store. Both were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the police department, Harris was found to have concealed several pills of Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances and introducing the items into the penal facility. She was additionally charged. Both remain incarcerated.
Donald J. Myers, 47 years of age, Address-Highway 182 Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 8:17pm
Charge: Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute; No Seat Belt; Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Drivers License
Luke A. Newcomb, 27 years of age, Address-Bayou L'Ourse, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 8:17pm
Charge: Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
A patrolling officer observed a vehicle at Highway 182 and Ditch Ave. being operated by a driver who was not wearing the proper restraint as required. The officer stopped the vehicle to investigate. During the investigation, the driver, Donald Myers was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license and was subsequently arrested. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that the vehicle contacted three large celophane bags containing several ounces of suspected marijuana. During the investigation and the subsequent questioning, officers learned that the illegal substance was purchased in the Jeanerette area and being transported into the Morgan City area. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where they were booked and incarcerated.
Stephen B. Shultz, 17 years of age, Address-Stephensville Rd. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 04/08/2014 @ 10:50pm
Charge: Possession of Schedule I CDS-Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Improper Lighting (Two Headlights Required); Improper License Plate Illumination; Contributing to the Deliquency of a Juvenile (2 Counts)
An officer observed a vehicle in the area of Mayon St. and Marshall St. with improper lighting and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Stephen Shultz was identified and upon speaking with the driver, he appeared nervous and the officer detected strong odor of marijuana eminating from the vehicle. During the encounter, officers located suspected marijuana inside the vehicle and items of drug paraphernalia. The driver, Shultz was in the accompany of two male juvenile ages 15 and 16 who were also placed under arrest. The subjects were transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Stephen Shultz was booked and incarcerated. The two male juveniles were booked and released to family members pending court proceedings.
Tonisha K. Knight, 24 years of age, Address-Amelia, La. was arrested on 04/09/2014 @ 2:47am
Charge: Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Drivers License
A patrolling officer encountered a vehicle being driven erratically near the intersection of Second St. and Brashear Ave. and stopped the vehicle to investigate. The driver, Tonisha Knight could not produce a valid drivers license and was discovered to be operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers license. She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.