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Berwick Arrest Report 8-23-2021

Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:

Samantha Harper, 29 years old, of Field Rd. Bayou Vista, was arrested on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 9:58PM, on the following charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana (Less than 14 Grams)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Richard Willoughby, 34 years old, of Bush St. Morgan City, was arrested on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:17PM, on the following charges:

  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Possession of Marijuana (Less than 14 Grams)

On Friday, August 20, 2021, at approximately 9:50PM, a vehicle driven by Willoughby entered the DWI checkpoint on Hwy 182. While screening the driver for signs of impairment, officers detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was pulled to the side and a search was conducted. Willoughby was found to be in possession of marijuana and his driver’s license was suspended. The passenger was identified as Harper and she was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were both placed under arrest and were released on a summons to appear in court.

Demetrius Green, 30 years old, of Carol Rd. Bayou Vista, was arrested on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 12:05AM, on the following charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana (Less than 14 Grams)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at approximately 12:05AM, a vehicle entered the DWI checkpoint on Hwy 182. While screening the driver for signs of impairment, officers detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and observed the passenger trying to stuff something into his pants. The passenger was removed from the vehicle and identified as Green. He admitted to putting a bag of marijuana in his pants and it was recovered. He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Green was placed under arrest and was released on a summons to appear in court.

Galen D. Naquin, 32 years old, of Sixth St. Morgan City, was arrested on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 8:37PM, on the following charges:

  • DWI First Offense
  • Improper Lane Use

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 8:14PM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling on Berwick South Rd. swerving in and out of its lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Naquin. During the stop, Naquin exhibited signs of impairment on alcohol and he agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests. He performed poorly on the tests and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Berwick Police Department where he provided a valid sample of .148g%BAC on the breath test. He was booked into the Berwick Jail and released after posting a $2,750.00 bond.

Don C. Williams, 44 years old, of Morrison St. Patterson, was arrested on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 4:40PM, on the following charge:

  • Domestic Abuse Battery

17 year old male juvenile of Patterson, was arrested on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 4:40PM, on the following charge:

  • Domestic Abuse Battery 

On Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 4:27PM, officers responded to the 700 block of Utah St. in reference to a disturbance. During that incident, a large crowd had gathered in the area. At one point, a fight broke out between Williams and the juvenile. Officers intervened and took both individuals into custody. Following the investigation, they were both booked at the Berwick Police Department. The juvenile was released to a parent pending juvenile court proceedings. Williams was released after posting a $2,500.00 bond.

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