Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect as seen in the attached photos. He is wanted in connection with thefts from two vending machines in the Cecilia area of St. Martin Parish.
I’ve always thought it was in the small towns that celebrations like those on the Fourth of July seemed most to reflect the character of our people.
On July Fourth, Arnaudville’s Bayou Teche Brewing will release a new limited edition beer named 31 Stout to honor the 31 U.S. service members (including their K-9) lost in the single largest loss of American life to date in Afghanistan.

Arnaudville man cited for poisoning wildlife

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents say an Arnaudville man, on May 6, illegally poisoned a coyote, eight vultures and three opossums in St. Martin Parish.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 31

ELLIS, Lenell, 35, 1000 block of George Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of items valued at $300 or more, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
MCGEE, Brocky, 34, 1000 block of Patin Berard Rd., Breaux Bridge; violation of protective order (SMSO).
PERKINS, Avery, 38, Orange, Texas; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Zoning variances ‘not needed’ in Breaux Bridge

PHOTO: District C Councilman Alvin Jones (center) presents a cash reward to five Breaux Bridge High School graduates from his district, a practice he says he plans to continue, using his own funds, as long as he remains in office. The recipients (from left) are Orel Ledet, Jr., Tayler Gary, Eyonna LeBlanc, Diondré Wilson, and Georgia Noel.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, May 21

BODIN, Jonathon, 31, Youngsville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
BRASSEAUX, Jordain, 28, 1000 block of Pat St., Arnaudville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
CASTILLE, Westley, 31, 100 block of Berard St., Arnaudville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).


The Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department was broken into sometime between May 13, 2015 and May 15, 2015. A large amount of equipment amounting to several thousand dollars was stolen from the facility and information is being sought in connection with this break in.


Last month, due to high water from excessive rainfall, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier declared an emergency declaration for “No Wake” in the Stephensville and Belle River areas of lower St. Martin Parish.
Due to the current water level status, the No Wake Zone is being lifted.

More arrests expected in cypress theft

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Wednesday arrested a 55-year-old Catahoula man they say stole $50,000 worth of cypress lumber along with a utility trailer from a Catahoula residence two weeks ago.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, May 20

BONIN, Ryan, 30, 1300 block of Bayou Portage Rd., St. Martinville; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMSO).
ESCOYNE, Tyler, 19, 1000 block of Eva Ln., Breaux Bridge; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).
GRAVIOUA, Dwayne, 55, 1000 block of Betty Dr., Arnaudville; manslaughter (SMSO).

St. Martinville summer athletic programs start

PHOTO: SUMMER COACHES (from left) Jerome Mitchell, Tiger Football Camp; Jude Fredrick, Tiger Soccer Camp; and New Day Basketball League coach Kelton Marshall appear at the St. Martinville City Council meeting to promote their athletic and enrichment activities for youngsters. (Karl Jeter)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, May 19

GARRIS, Christopher, 36, New Iberia; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMSO).
HEBERT, James, 55, 1000 block of Steven Witlz Rd., St. Martinville; registration of sex offenders (SMSO).


The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for Stephanie Sylvester, 23, whose last known address was in 1100 block of Gecko Road in Breaux Bridge.
Sylvester is wanted for failure to appear to answer charges of criminal trespassing and possession of cocaine and hydrocodone.



Gus Angelle and son Evan, 4, caught a 2.5-pound white freshwater drum (goo) while fishing in Henderson Lake on Saturday, June 6.


It was a dreary day in the former Communist country. The clouds overhead resembled the thick clouds that, for a century, overshadowed any hope that Communist Romania would one day be free.

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