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.
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.
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).

Trinity Catholic closing

Lafayette Diocese Bishop Michael Jarrell announced last week that Trinity Catholic School here will “be allowed to close” at the end of the current academic year.
The announcement came in a release issued last Friday after the school failed to attract a sufficient number of registrations for the 2015-16 session.

Local driver tops in rally

Eric Courville of Breaux Bridge took first place in the Sleeper category during the 2015 Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) Truck Driving Championships held here March 27-29.

Arrests made in Breaux Bridge gang fights

On April 2, officers with the Breaux Bridge Police Department arrested Tommy Junior Celestine, 22, of Breaux Bridge, on suspicion of attempted second degree murder.
BBPD detectives are investigating a stabbing that took place on March 19, during a large fight where Celestine allegedly stabbed at least one person multiple times.

St. Martin Parish arests from Monday, March 23, through Thursday, March 26.

Monday, March 23
GEHANT, Alexis, 19, 1000 block of Aldus Johnson Rd., Breaux Bridge; false or altered lottery tickets, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
GUILLOT, Larry, 53, 2100 block of Atchafalaya River Hwy, Breaux Bridge; violation of protective order (SMSO).

SECOND ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH tractor theft

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.

Arrest made in theft of tractor

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.

TWO MEN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE NARCOTICS CHARGES

On the evening of March 19th, narcotic agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Grand Pointe Hwy in Henderson, resulting in the arrest of Terrance Senegal 26, Arnaudville, and Abrum Fontenette, 27, Breaux Bridge.

INFORMATION SOUGHT AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF WOMAN WANTED ON TWO OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Hailey Angelle, 33, who may be residing in the Breaux Bridge or the Lafayette area and may be driving a Gray Dodge Charger.
She is wanted on the following outstanding warrants:
Warrant #1: 1 Count of Simple Battery of the Infirm

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Sports

The St. Martinville Senior High Lady Tigers and coaches are hosting a softball camp for girls of all ages. The camp will take place June 8 through June 11, 9 a.m.

Obituaries

Lafayette – A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Bernice “Bee” L.

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