APD Narcotic agents accuse three of selling prescription drugs

A four-month drug investigation led to the arrest of Sterling Brown, 2721 Wise St., Alexandria, according to the Alexandria Police Department’s Narcotics Department.

Brown, 33, was arrested on three warrants and charged with two counts of distribution of CDS III Hydrocodone pills, one count of conspiracy to distribute Hydrocodone pills and one count of possession of CDS III Hydrocodone pills with the intent to distribute. Agents allegedly observed suspicious activity coming from Brown’s residence, and agents also allegedly found pills at the time of the arrest.

He was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

In another case, the narcotics agents  arrested Jessica Wooley, 29, 4325 Clubhouse Dr., Apt. F13, for allegedly distributing Crystal Methamptahemine to an undercover agent, according to the police reports.

Detectives received a tip that Wooley was allegedly selling large amounts of the drug in the Alexandria area. After a one-month investigation, Wooley was arrested  Wednesday on two arrests warrants. She was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

In a third case, Ashley Lemoine, 2309 Culpper, Alexandria, was arrested on 12 counts of obtaining controlled dangerous substance by fraud, according to police reports.

Narcotics agents received complaints from a local pharmacy that suspected Lemoine obtained several prescriptions by fraud. Agents conducted an investigations and determined Lemoine allegedly picked up fraudulent prescriptions 12 times. The prescriptions were allegedly called in to the pharmacy by another person who was arrested on an earlier date.

Lemoine was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

Pineville, Alexandria men arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle

Jeremy Keith Bolton, 2726 Donahue Ferry Road, Pineville and Eric Jermaine Sewell, 424 14th St., of Alexandria were arrested Saturday evening in connection with a stolen vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Both men were booked in to  Rapides  Parish Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle. Additionally, Bolton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, police responded to a call relating to a stolen vehicle that had been sighted in the 1700 block of Jackson Street. The vehicle was reported stolen to the Pineville Police Department on Friday, Jan. 8.

Officers pulled up behind the vehicle and allegedly found Bolton, 26, sitting in the driver’s seat, and Sewell, 35, sitting in the passenger’s seat, according to the police report.

Officers allegedly found a glass crack pipe and metal push rod in the front pocket of Bolton’s  sweatshirt.

2 Alexandria officers injured during chase, arrest of 3

Two Alexandria police officers were injured Thursday morning when they responded to a call relating to shots being fired in the 2400 block of Midway, said Sgt. Ronald Besson, the department’s spokesman.

Cpl. Chris Blanchard and Officer Mathew Cross both received lacerations to their hands during the incident, Besson said. Blanchard will be off work due to their injuries for a few days, while Cross will be able to return to duty.

When the department received the call, dispatchers remained on the phone with the caller while officers were on their way and led the officers to three men who were walking through the area.

When officers approached the men, they allegedly ran on foot causing the officers to chase them. Officers eventually caught the men and arrested all three, Besson said.

Those arrested are Donald Ray Parker, Issac King, and Major Tarelton. They were each charged with discharging a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and flight from an officer. Additionally, Tarelton was charged with two counts of resisting an officer by force and violence. Donald Ray Parker was additionally charged with a warrant for simple arson.

Alexandria man shot at McDonald’s while waiting for doors to open

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery in which a 47-year-old England Drive man was shot while and his wife were sitting in their truck at McDonald’s, 6021 Old Boyce Road, according to the police department.

Police responded to the call about 4 a.m. Wednesday. According to the police report, the following occurred:

The victim told police as he and his wife were in their truck waiting for the doors to open so that she could go to work an older model tan sedan with four men in it pulled up beside them. The man said two of the men got out from the back seat of the vehicle and approached them. One of the men allegedly walked to the driver’s side and another allegedly walked to the passenger’s side where the victim’s 41-year-old wife was sitting and started demanding money. The man who approached the driver’s side allegedly pulled a handgun. The victim put his truck in drive to leave when the driver’s side window shattered as the man allegedly fired a round in the vehicle. The victim drove across the street to Leebo’s for someone to call the police.

The victim declined medical treatment for his left arm that a bullet grazed.

Alexandria pastor held at gunpoint at local restaurant

Joe Betancourt Jamie, 54, 1346 Magnolia St., was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with one count of first degree robbery in connection to an armed robbery of  an Alexandria pastor, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Jamie is accused robbing the pastor at gun point while the pastor as sitting inside of his vehicle in the parking lot of Peking Restaurant, 3914 Jackson St., according to the police report.

According to the police report, here is what allegedly happened:

The pastor said as he was riding down Texas and Parkway avenues, a man flagged him down and asked about a homeless shelter. The pastor gave the man a ride toward Jackson Street and while doing so, the man asked about a Chinese restaurant. The pastor then drove to Peking, where while sitting inside of the vehicle, a second man approached the vehicle from the driver’s side window and pointed a handgun while demanding the pastor’s money and valuables.

The pastor told the man he did not have any money, but the men began digging through his pockets and allegedly robbed him of $340 in cash. The men ran toward Parliment Drive.

Officers using the description the pastor provided tried to locate the suspects but were not able to that night. Jaime was arrested.

Alexandria man arrested in connection with December traffic fatality

Thomas Kevin Wallace, 22, 332 Stovall Road, was arrested about 5 p.m. Monday and charged with one count of vehicular homicide, one count of drug paraphernalia and one count of careless operation in connection with a Dec. 3 accident that left a Pineville woman dead, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The fatal accidnent occurred about 6:26 p.m. in the 2300 block of Horsehoe Drive.

According to the police report, police with a search warrant on Dec. 10 searched Wallace’s vehicle and allegedly found nearly empty bottle of Robitussin Nightime Cough Medicine from under the passenger’s seat, a suspected marijuana smoking pipe from on top of the vehicle’s transmission hump, a plastic baggie containing eight white capsules marked with 93 3109 from inside the center console storage area and a blue/clear Butane lighter.

Caitlin Bowden, 1520 Palmer Chapel Road, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in hit a ditch then a pine tree near Horseshoe Drive and Highway 165, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The police report indicates she was not wearing a seatbelt.

Police responded to the 2300 block of Horseshoe Drive where the accident allegedly occurred. According to the police report, Wallace, was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram, when it left the east edge of the road, traveled through a ditch for about 143 feet then struck a pine tree.

Upon impact, the vehicle turned about 90 degrees before stopping. Police report Wallace “could not remember what happened.” Acadian Ambulance took him to St. Francis Cabrini Hospital where he was treated for “serious injuries.”

Blood samples were taken to undergo toxicology reports. Police report the toxicoloy test revealed Wallace had marijuana, morphine, and alprazolam in his system at the time of the accident. 

Alexandria woman accused of stealing clothes, hitting security with pliers

Ebony Johnson, 23, 203 Woodward St., Alexandria, was arrested Monday night on charges relating to stolen clothes and fighting with security at Burlington Coat Factory in Alexandria Mall, according tothe Alexandria Police Department.

According to the police report, the security guard told officers through the store’s surveillance camera, he saw Johnson allegedly taking two extra large Roca Wear red shirts, hiding them and leaving the store without paying for the items. The items were valued at $20.

When security approached Johnson, she allegedly began fighting with the security guard and hit him in the right side of his head and body with a pair of needle nose pliers, which were in her purse. The guard and mall security walked Johnson back inside the store and called the police.

When police arrived, they observed a small cut on the right temple area of the guard’s head.

Johnson was booked on charges of  shoplifting and aggravated battery.

Pineville man accused of breaking a patient’s arm

Ben Bayone, 18, 116 Beacon Hill, Pineville, was arrested Monday, Dec. 21, on a charge of cruelty to the infirmed after he allegedly pushed a 25-year-old Westside Rehabilitation patient down on top of a table causing the man’s arm to break, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The facility’s administrator notified police Bayone violated policy by using excessive force on the patient. The incident allegedly occurred about 6:10 a.m. The patient was treated at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital.

A video in the facility allegedly shows Bayone pushing the patient down on top of a table with his arm twisted behind his back. The video also allegedly shows Bayone “putting his weight on (the patient’s ) arm breaking it.”

Oakdale father accused of stealing clothes from Mall

An Oakdale man was arrested Friday night in connection with theft of clothing from several stores located in Alexandria Mall, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Kevin Wayne Melbert, 46, 1119 Hargrove St., theft greater than $300 and possession of stolen goods valued between $300 and $500, the police report shows.

According to the police report, officers responded to a shoplifting call at Burlington Coat Factory. The store’s loss prevention officer told police he observed Melbert allegedly try to steal several pieces of clothing from the store.

When officers tried to talk to Melbert allegedly responded by saying he “knew his rights and would not talk.” Melbert did say he was with his daughter and that his car was parked outside of the store.

Officers went to the vehicle and allegedly found more clothing items  with store tags on the vehicle’s back seat.

Following is a list of items, their values and the stores from which they were allegedly stolen:

  • Clothing, $179, Burlington Coat Factory.
  • Clothing, $883, JC Penny.
  • Clothing, $307, Aeropostale.
  • Clothing, $122, Stage

16-year-old charged in vehicle burglary

A 16-year-old Pineville boy was arrested Thursday night on a charge of vehicle burglary in connection with a stolen  camera, GPS device and money from a car parked near DeSoto and Fourth streets, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The police report indicates officers responded to area after receiving a call about two  males suspected of trying to get into vehicles. Not finding anyone matching the descriptions of the males in the area, officers left the scene to go assist with a nearby traffic accident.

Shortly afterward, a security officer working at Rapides Regional Medical Center reported he had in his custody a juvenile who may match the description of those officers were searching for. The security officer also reported that several people at the hospital had told him about two suspects trying to get into vehicles parked at the hospital.

Later, the juvenile allegedly told police he helped an adult break into several vehicles in the area. The  juvenile allegedly had some of  stolen items with him.

Meanwhile, police contacted a Scott street resident, who had complained of a vehicle burglary in the area of Sixth and Scott streets. The woman said the camera and GPS device didn’t belong to her.

The juvenile was released to a guardian.

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