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Berwick Arrest Report

FRIDAY MARCH 26, 2021

Travis Johnson 45 years old of  Utah St in Berwick, LA was arrested on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 1:57pm (Day) on the following charges:

Possession of Marijuana

Keeping a Disorderly Place

Violation of Drug Free Zone

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Human Trafficking (Berwick warrant)

Officers with the Berwick Police Department along with Officers from Morgan City Police and Patterson Police Departments conducted a search warrant at 714 1/2 Utah St following an investigation into a recent burglary. During the investigation, Officers with the Berwick Police Department secured an arrest warrant for Johnson on the charge of Human Trafficking. Officers located suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The residence was located near a church and playground. Johnson was booked into the Berwick Jail with no bond set. This investigation is ongoing.

Alvin Durapau 32 yoa. of Venus St. Morgan City, was arrested on Friday, March 26, 2021  8:21 pm on the following charges:

Home Invasion (Berwick Warrant)

Attempted Kidnapping (Berwick Warrant)

On Friday March 26, 2021 Officers with the Berwick Police Dept. located Durapau at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and transported him back to Berwick Jail to be booked on warrants that were held for his arrest through Berwick Police Dept. The warrants stem from an incident that occurred on March 16, 2021 at a residence on Parro Lane in Berwick in which Durapau entered a residence unauthorized and later  tried forcing a female to leave with him in his vehicle. Durapau was developed as a suspect, however he could not be located that night. Warrants were prepared for his arrest and he was arrested by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 15th  at a Hotel in Franklin.

Joshua Bergeron 32 yoa. of Franklin was arrested on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm for the following charges:

Speeding 70 mph in 55mph Zone

Possession Of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Illegal Use Of CDS in Presence Of Minor

Driving Under Suspension

Failure To Appear for Domestic Abuse By Strangulation (Warrant 27th JDC)

On Friday March 26, 2021 at approx. 8:53 pm Officers with the Berwick Police Dept. conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on U.S. Hwy 90 for speeding 70 mph in a 50 mph speed zone. The driver was identified as Bergeron and he was found to be driving with a suspended drivers license. During the course of the stop, an odor of Marijuana was detected in the vehicle and a search was conducted. Marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia were located. There was in a minor as a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop which resulted in the additional charge of Illegal use of a CDS in presence of a minor.  It was also learned that Bergeron had an outstanding warrant through 27th JDC for the Failure to Appear.

SATURDAY MARCH 27, 2021

Shawn Taylor 42 years old of Berwick, LA was arrested Saturday, March 27, 2021, at approximately 5:20pm (Day) on the following charges:

Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation

Disturbing the Peace

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Methamphetamines

Warrant for:

Possession of Oxycodone

2 counts of Possession of Xanax

Possession of Clonazepam

Officers with the Berwick Police Department were dispatch to a welfare complaint at 1983 River Rd lot 5 in Berwick.  Officers learned from neighbors while on scene that  a disturbance had occurred the night prior in the early morning hours and a female may have been injured. While on scene, officers observed clothing and other items scattered through the carport and yard area. It was determined at this point that there was some type of disturbance that had taken place. After making several attempts to make contact with someone inside the home, a search warrant was secured for the residence.  Berwick Officers, with the assistance of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, executed the warrant and located Taylor along with a female inside the residence. Officers learned the female had been battered and strangled during the incident. Upon making contact with Taylor, he was found to be in possession of suspected Methamphetamines, two types of Xanax, Clonazepam, and Oxycodone. Officers located more suspected meth and paraphernalia inside the residence. Taylor was booked into Berwick Jail with no bond set. The investigation is ongoing.

The female victim was transported to a local facility for medical evaluation.

SUNDAY MARCH 28, 2021

Dex Clements 36 yoa. of River Road Berwick was arrested on March 28, 2021 at 10:16 pm for the following charge:

Domestic Abuse Battery 2nd Offense

Misty Clements 40 yoa of River Road Berwick was arrested on March 28, 2021 at 10:16 for the following charge:

Domestic Abuse Battery

On Sunday March 28, 2021 at approx. 9:57pm officers were dispatched to a residence on the 2000 block of River Road in reference to a call of a male and female fighting at that location.  There was obvious signs of a disturbance and the suspects were identified as Dex and Misty Clements. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that there were batteries committed by both therefore both were placed under arrest.  Both were transported to the Berwick Police Dept. where they were both booked on the charges waiting on bond to be set.

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