Conviction in federal court here this week for auto insurance fraud yielded five years in prison and $193,074.86 in restitution for a Breaux Bridge man. Oliver Lockett, 44, and two New Iberia men were convicted of staging automobile accidents to collect insurance payments.
The Abbeville Progress reported the sorry news a century ago, on Dec. 19, 1914. Authorities in the Vatican had made public an effort by Pope Benedict I to bring about a Christmas truce to at least interrupt the fighting during World War I.

Ramsey Alexander

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ramsey Willis Alexander, 29, Breaux Bridge for the following: Failure to Appear in Court for Theft of $1500 or more

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Breaux Bridge man gets 5 years for staging auto accidents

Conviction in federal court here this week for auto insurance fraud yielded five years in prison and $193,074.86 in restitution for a Breaux Bridge man.
Oliver Lockett, 44, and two New Iberia men were convicted of staging automobile accidents to collect insurance payments.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN WANTED ON FAILURE TO APPEAR CHARGES

Ramsey Alexander

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ramsey Willis Alexander, 29, Breaux Bridge for the following:
Failure to Appear in Court for Theft of $1500 or more

St. Martin deputies nab suspected bank robber

Sonny Pervis

St. Martin Sheriff’s Office deputies, with the assistance of a U.S. Marshal Service Task Force and the F.B.I., Tuesday arrested a Houston man wanted for bank robbery in Texas.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, deputies executed a warrant on Martin Street in Breaux Bridge, taking Sonny Floyd Pervis, 25, into custody.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 14

Friday, Dec. 12
Christopher Celestine, 29, 600 block of Zimmerman St., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods (BBPD).
Donald Derouselle, 27, 1000 block of Park Ave., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
Jared Keel, 41, 1300 block of Herman Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Auto theft lands man in not so hot water

Joseph Richard

A Catahoula man suspected of auto theft and attempted burglary was nabbed by sheriff’s deputies after he plunged into Bayou Mercier in an attempt to escape.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Dec. 10

Clarence Brown, 35, New Orleans; hold for (SMSO).
Blaine Gaspard, 51, Lafayette; assault by drive-by shooting, possession of Schedule II narcotics, drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle while under suspension, Henderson Police Department (HPD).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, Dec. 9

Terrill Carmouche, 23, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; simple battery (SMSO).
Jose Chavez, Jose, 43, Houston; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).
Don Clark, 38, 100 block of Delcambre, Breaux Bridge; careless operation (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Dec. 8

Viola Butler, 66, 100 block of Vivier St., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Tony McNew, 51, 700 block of Robert St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

St. Martin School Board plans $11.4 million bond sale

School board members last week put in motion steps that will lead to the sale of $11,675,000 in general obligation bonds to finance a sweeping and ongoing school facilities upgrade.

How the Breaux Bridge election went down

MAYOR-ELECT Ricky Calais responds to congratulations from supports upon hearing final results in Saturday’s runoff election.

As expected, the mayoral runoff here Saturday pitted neighborhood against neighborhood with the decision hanging on turnout.

Breaux Bridge man jailed for assault with firearm

Lionel Potier

Friday, Dec. 5
Ivan Castro, 38, Pharr, Texas; failure to appear (SMSO).
Anicola Celestine, 24, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Anna Celestine, 22, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear (BBPD).

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TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

Obituaries

Funeral services are pending for Viola Thibodeaux, 94, who passed away on Monday, December 08, 2014, at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.

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