St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 96-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 196 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Dakota Breeze Kleimann, 31, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on December 23, 2023, at 11:24 am for cruelty to animals.
On December 19, 2023, a deputy was dispatched to a local business in Bayou Vista in reference to an animal complaint. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the complainants who stated that a dog behind the business was observed to be in a sick and malnourished condition. One of the complainants requested to transport the dog to a local veterinarian for treatment. The dog was transported to the vet and the deputy traveled to the residence to investigate.
The deputy made contact with a woman at the residence, identified as Dakota Kleinmann. The deputy opened an investigation to establish who owned the dog and who was responsible for the care of the dog.
As the investigation progressed, Kleimann was established as the responsible party in the case. Kleimann was arrested on the charge of cruelty to animals due to having the dog in a malnourished state for a prolonged period of time without seeking proper medical care for the dog. She was subsequently released on a summons to appear in court.
Jerroid Jermaine Garrison, 31, Patterson, LA, was arrested on December 24, 2023, at 10:33 pm for no driver’s license, violation of protective orders, and possession of marijuana. Bail has not been set at this time.
Sonia Marie Todd, 45, Patterson, LA, was arrested on December 23, 2023, at 3:40 am on the following charges:
- Switched license plate/stolen license plate
- Proper equipment required on vehicle
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family
Bail has not been set at this time.
Joenis Pizarro, 25, Bayou Vista, LA, was arrested on December 25, 2023, at 3:36 am for battery of emergency room personnel (3 counts), disturbing the peace-intoxicated. Bail has not been set at this time.