Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
Corvion Smith B/M 20 Freret St. Morgan City was arrested on August 11, 2022 at 3:24 PM for
- POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN THE PRESENCE OF A CDS
- POSSESSION OF SCH I CDS MARIJUANA
- POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
- WINDOW TINT VIOLATION
On August 11, 2022 at approximately 3:04 PM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for window tint. Officers made contact with the driver Smith. During the course of the stop an odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted at which time officers located Marijuana and items of paraphernalia. Officers also located a 9mm handgun that was reported stolen through Ascension Parish. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Window Tint Violation.
Cassie Rankin W/F 33 Levee Rd. Morgan City was arrested on August 11, 2022 at 4:58 PM for
- WARRANT- SIMPLE BURGLARY OF AN INHABITED DWELLING
On August 10 the Berwick Police Department received a complaint of a residential burglary. Officers responded and met with the complainant who identified Rankin as the suspect. The complainant advised that Rankin entered their residence the night before and took several items. An investigation was conducted and evidence was provided linking Rankin to the burglary. A warrant was obtained and Rankin was placed under arrest. Rankin was booked on a warrant for the charge of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.
Derrick Mitchell B/M 35 Old Spanish Trail Broussard was arrested on August 12, 2022 at 02:55 AM for
- POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
- SPEEDING 54/30
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
On August 12, 2022 at approximately 02:28 AM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for speeding 54 in a 30 MPH. Officers made contact with the driver who was identified as Mitchell. Mitchell was advised for the reason of the stop and asked to provide a valid driver’s license. While speaking with Mitchell an odor of Marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted at which time officers located Marijuana inside. A driver’s license check showed that Mitchell’s driver’s license was suspended. Mitchell was placed under arrest for the charges of Possession of Marijuana, speeding 54/30 and Driving Under Suspension. Mitchell was released on a summons to appear in court in November.