Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office made a second arrest Wednesday, March 25, in connection with the theft of the tractor from a structure on private property earlier this month.
Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Jason J. Poirier, 29, who may be residing in the 4700 block of Main Hwy., St. Martinville. He is wanted on the following outstanding warrants: Failure to Appear- (Drug Court) Domestic Abuse Battery False Imprisonment
Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday arrested Gage Patin, 24, of Breaux Bridge, in the theft of a tractor reported stolen from a structure on private property in St. Martin Parish on March 14. The tractor was later recovered in rural St. Martin Parish on March 20.

Breaux Bridge man booked on drug charges

Following an investigation into suspected illegal drug activity, narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Eddie Wiltz, 28, of Breaux Bridge.

St. Martinville bank robbed; suspects identified

UPDATE: Two Crowley men were booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center Thursday, Jan. 29, on suspicion of first degree robbery. They were identified by the St. Martin Sheriff's Office as Kerwin Morris, 46, and Abdul Udin, 54.
St. Martinville Police Department made the arrest.

Bid on the Basin

Faren Serrette & pirogue

Hand-built the old-fashioned way from old-growth sinker cypress, a classic Cajun pirogue is being auctioned over the internet to raise funds for the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, watchdog for Louisiana’s great natural treasure.
The auction started Sunday, Jan. 25, and will run until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 25

Friday, Jan. 23
BOREL, Coy, 26, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; contempt of court (SMSO).
FONTENOT, Jared, 43, 1000 block of Raspy Rd., Parks; contempt of court (SMSO).
GUIDRY, Kevin, 50, 1000 block of Roma St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Bayou Teche beer goes sour

Bayou Teche Brewing is releasing the latest in a line of very limited edition and innovative beers, the “5 year Anniversary Persimmon Sour.”
The family-owned is celebrating its fifth year in business.

Bayou Teche gains elite national status

The father-daughter crew of Steven and Bethany Wright enter the portage around the Keystone Lock and Dam below St. Martinville in Tour du Teche III. The annual canoe and kayak race is one of several recreational activities now centered on Bayou Teche.

Bayou Teche here and the Huron River in Michigan have become the 17th and 18th waterways added to the National Water Trails System.

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON NON-COMPLIANCE CHARGE

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigating suspicion of a convicted sex offender not reporting a change of address, arrested Johnny Durand, 65, ofd St. Martinville.
Durand was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on suspicion of failure to register/report change of address (La.R.S. 15:542.1.2).

Mail delivery should be back on track in St. Martinville

Mail delivery out of the St. Martinville Post Office should be back on track, according to Postmistress Glenda Taylor.
A staff shortage created some problems with delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 20, but Taylor said those problems have been solved.

St. Martinville Mardi Gras revelers on short leash

Both float-riders and parade-watchers are on a short lease for this year’s New Comers’ Mardi Gras Parade, Sunday, Feb. 15.
Rules against floats playing rap music with obscene lyrics and female riders exposing their breasts will be strictly enforced, the City Council announced last week.

St. Martin Council announces shedule of 'away' meetings

The St. Martin Parish Council will begin a schedule of “away” meetings with next month’s committee meetings on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Cade Recreation Center, it was announced Tuesday.

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Sports

A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4.

Obituaries

Funeral Services were conducted for Mrs. Katherine B. Hayes Patin, 68, at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Coteau Holmes with Fr. Joe officiating.

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