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Berwick Arrest Report 5-15-2019

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Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:

TUESDAY MAY 14, 2019

SCOTTY MILLER, W/M, 28 of Elaine Street Morgan City was arrested on May 14, 2019 at 07:18 AM for

  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

On May 14, 2019 officers observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and a traffic stop was conducted. While speaking with the occupants, an odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. Officers spoke with the passenger Scotty Miller who admitted to having marijuana on his person. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick where he was booked on the charge of Possession of Marijuana.

DAVID TAYLOR, W/M, 48 of Woodlawn Road Maurice was arrested on May 14, 2019 at 5:09 PM for

  • POSSESSION OF SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS
  • SWITCHED LICENSE PLATE
  • NO TURN SIGNAL
  • NO PROOF OF INSURANCE

 On May 14, 2019 at approximately 16:52 Officers observed a vehicle fail to signal and a traffic stop was conducted. During this time, it was learned that the license plate on the vehicle was switched and did not have valid insurance. While speaking with the driver, David Taylor, consent was given to search his vehicle at which time synthetic marijuana was located. Taylor was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids, Switched License Plate, No Proof Of Insurance, and No Turn Signal.

HECTOR PLATA JR., H/M, 19  of River Road Berwick was arrested on May 14, 2019 at 9:20 PM for

  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
  • POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV XANAX

On May 14, 2019 at approximately 8 :53 PM officers responded to a residence on River Road for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Hector Plata Jr. During this time, Plata was found to be in possession of Xanax pills and Marijuana. Plata was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Xanax.


WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019

ARTURO GARCIA, H/M, 37 of Chitimacha Trail Jeanerette was arrested on May 15, 2019 at 09:10 AM for

  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 4TH OFFENSE (WARRANT# 10-18 95138)
  • CARELESS OPERATION WITH A CRASH (WARRANT #10-18 95138)
  • DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION (WARRANT # 10-18 95138)

On May 15, 2019 at 09:10 AM Arturo Garcia turned himself into the Berwick Police Department on active warrants for his arrest. Garcia was booked on the above said warrants for Driving While Intoxicated 4th Offense, Careless Operation with Crash, and Driving Under Suspension.

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