THE ALBERT P. JOSEPH MEMORIAL Scholarship of $800 each was awarded by the True Friends of LaPoint on July 12 to (from left) Akani Aubrey, Amber Lee and Logan Kately, and (from right) Keithan Cormier and Tayler Gary. Scholarship presenter was True Friends President Eugene L. Cormier (third from right).
PHOTO: Richard Zuschlag (second from left) with the plaque presented to him at the recent Louisiana Ducks Unlimited state convention. Shown with Zuschlag are DU President Paul Bonderson (left) and (second from right to right) LADU State Chairman Jay Owen and Managing Director of Development Chad Manlove.
Wednesday, July 29 Alexander, James, 41, 700 block of Valsin St., Breaux Bridge; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO). Batiste, Jimmy, 57, 200 block of Gov. Mouton St., St. Martinville; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO). Campuzano-Cuellar, Hugo, 37, Morgan City; hold for U.S. Marshals Service (SMSO).

True Friends scholarships awarded

THE ALBERT P. JOSEPH MEMORIAL Scholarship of $800 each was awarded by the True Friends of LaPoint on July 12 to (from left) Akani Aubrey, Amber Lee and Logan Kately, and (from right) Keithan Cormier and Tayler Gary.
Scholarship presenter was True Friends President Eugene L. Cormier (third from right).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 29, & Thursday, July 30

Wednesday, July 29
Alexander, James, 41, 700 block of Valsin St., Breaux Bridge; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO).
Batiste, Jimmy, 57, 200 block of Gov. Mouton St., St. Martinville; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO).
Campuzano-Cuellar, Hugo, 37, Morgan City; hold for U.S. Marshals Service (SMSO).

Sheriff candidate forum Aug. 13

A public forum featuring candidates for St. Martin Parish sheriff, sponsored by the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, starting at 6 p.m. at Breaux Bridge City Hall.
Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

ARRESTS MADE IN THEFT OF BRASS FITTINGS FROM SUGAR COOPERATIVE

Investigators with the St. Martin Sheriff's Office Wednesday, July 29, arrested James Alexander, 41, of Breaux Bridge and Jimmy Batiste, 57, of St. Martinville, for the theft of brass pipe fittings from the Louisiana Sugarcane Cooperative.

SUSPECT IN VENDING MACHINE THEFTS ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY

Earlier this month, investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who was wanted in connection with several vending machine thefts in the Cecilia area of St. Martin Parish. At that time there were also similar thefts that occurred in Breaux Bridge, Youngsville and Broussard.

ST. MARTINVILLE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Jerel Lastrappe, 28, of St. Martinville, in connection with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.
Lastrappe has been charged with possession of cocaine and second offense possession of marijuana.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 27

Bernard, Dustin, 21, 1000 block of Earlene Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Carmouche, Larry, 34, 1000 block of Ches Broussard Rd., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

JILLIAN JOHNSON LEFT HER MARK HERE

[EDITOR’S NOTE: All of Acadiana was touched by the horrific shooting at the Lafayette movie theater last week, not only out of sympathy and outrage but in many cases because of connections, direct or extended, to the victims.

St. Martinville Primary to get 'leader' pilot program

PHOTO: Jason Huffman, the Director of Organizational and Impact Strategies for the United Way of Acadiana, explains the merits of “The Leader in Me” to the St. Martin Parish Council. (Karl Jeter)
A promising new program will be introduced this year at St. Martinville Primary school.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED CRIME AGAINST NATURE

Following a 911 call Sunday morning, July 26, investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald Tolliver, 50, of Breaux Bridge, just after 1 p.m. that afternoon.
Tolliver was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on suspicion of aggravated crime against nature.

THIRD ARREST IN HENDERSON DRUG BUST

Late Saturday afternoon, narcotic agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Brock Robin, 27, of Breaux Bridge, in connection with the narcotics search warrant that was executed last Tuesday on Rene O. Guidry Road in Henderson.
Two people were arrested Tuesday, July 21.

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The St. Martin Sheriff’s Office will be hosting three hunter education courses consisting of two days of training each.

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