St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 42 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Juvenile Male, 15, Lake Charles, LA, was arrested on March 21, 2023, at 9:59 am on a warrant for failure to appear.
Juvenile Male, 16, Zachary, LA, was arrested on March 21, 2023, at 9:59 am on a warrant for failure to appear.
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, patrol deputies were assisting detectives with investigating a burglary case when they observed two individuals walking down Middle Street in Bayou Vista who fit the description of two subjects who had committed burglaries earlier in the morning. The two subjects began to flee when deputies attempted to make contact with them. After a brief pursuit, they were apprehended.
Upon further investigation, the two subjects were identified as juvenile escapees from an unsecured juvenile youth facility in North Louisiana. The juveniles were taken into custody and transported to a secured youth facility.
All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.