Marijuana investigation turns up abused elderly woman

An investigation of three men selling marijuana on the side of a residence at102 Cottage St., led Alexandria police officers to discover a 79-year-old woman in one of the “nastiest” houses officers said they have seen.

           

 The police report indicates the following:

           

 An officer went to the house to take a “No Trespassing Letter” to Bessie Brown, 55, to sign after there was concern about people coming into her yard to smoke marijuana.

           

As the officers were knocking on the front door, they heard noice in the back yard. When they went to the back door, they saw Ronald Johnson, 43, of Pineville, coming out of the back door. Officers patted him down and allegedly felt a lump in his right jacket pocket. Officers removed the lump and allegedly found four bags of marijuana.

           

When asked if he got the marijuana from inside the house, Johnson shook his head.

           

 “At this time, we had no idea what we had just got into,” the reporting officer wrote. “I needed to contact the people in the house because the suspect didn’t live there and I had no idea if he was there doing a burglary or what was going on.”

           

When other backup officers arrived, officers checked the two bedrooms for other possible suspects. Inside one of the bedrooms, an officer allegedly found Brown’s boyfriend, Robert West, 57, hiding under the bed covers. In the second bedroom, officers found 79-year-old Willy May Davis lying on a white sheet that was covered in her feces.

           

Officers again asked Johnson where he had gotten the marijuana and he allegedly said West sold him the marijuana. Johnson also said West’s marjuana was in the kitchen.

           

West denied having any marijuana. However, officers allegedly found a brown paper bag with two bags of marijuana in the kitchen behind the stove.

           

Meanwhile, officers turned their attention to Davis, who was in a bedroom with no heat or electricity. The residents were heating the house with a fish fryer that was hooked up to a butane bottle.

           

Brown, who allegedly had $300 on her, told officers the electricity had been off for five months because she didn’t have any money.

           

“The best way I can describe what I saw was Ms. WillyMay was being kept in an area I would not keep an animal. The hallway had so much junk in it that you could tell they never moved WillyMay from the back room,” the report said.

           

“The house was full of old food and smelled so badly all officers could only stay in a little while then go out and get some air.The house was full of junk where it was hard for anyone to walk around. This was by far one of the nastiest houses I have ever been in,” the officer reported.

           

Officers also found three dogs in a small pen in the back yard with no food. Animal Control was notified and came to remove the three dogs.

           

West, 102 Cottage St., was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on CDS I-possession with intent to distribute, cruelty to the infirmed and cruelty to animals. He was also arrested on a warrant.

           

Brown was booked on charges of CDS-I possession with intent to distribute, cruely to the infirmed and cruelty to animals.

           

Johnson was booked on a charge of second offense marijuana.

Homeless man arrested on burglary charges

A homeless man was arrested Thursday, Jan. 3 in connection with a burglary of a residence at 2904 Third St., according to the Alexandria Police Department.

           

About 1:35 p.m. officers received a call of someone being inside the Third Street home. A woman told officers that someone had climed through a rear window of the house. Officers went into the house and allegedly saw a footprint on the wood in the front of the window. Officers searched the house but didn’t find anyone.

           

Officers allegedly found Melvin Perry, 49, under the house. Perry allegedly told officers he was sleeping in the house.

           

He was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on a charge of burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Mismatch shoes leads to arrest

Albert Freeman, 52, 1311 Jena St., Pineville, was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, on a charge of simple burglary of a commercial building, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

 

The complaiant notifie police that the warehouse area of the recycling services building at 1028 Fenner St., had been burglarized sometime during the night of Friday, Dec. 28. He also alleged that a kerosene heater had been stolen and was located at M&E Auto Detail Shop, 908 Dallas St., according to the police report.

           

When officers arrived at the detail shop, they allegedly saw a large box, which contained the kerosene heater. Officers called Freeman, who arrived at the shop and wanted to know why the officers were at the property.

           

 Freeman allegedly told officers another man had come and asked if he wanted to buy the heater. Freeman said when he refused, the other man allegedly asked could he keep the heater in the shop overnight.

           

Meanwhile, while talking to Freeman, officers observed that he was wearing two different shoes. He had an altheltic shoe on the right foot and a black slipper on the right foot. The black slipper appeared to have the same print pattern as the shoe prints left at the crime scene, according toth police report.

          

Freeman was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

Woman accuses brother of breaking into house, stealing guns

About 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, the Alexandria Police Department received a call in reference to a burglary on Bayou Rapides Road. 

The complainant reported that she returned home from getting something to eat to find that the front door of her house had been kicked in, according to the report. 

The complainant said the suspect went straight to her bedroom closet and took loaded pistols. The woman told officers her brother may have taken the weapons because he knew where they were located in the apartment and that she had seen him standing at the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and Heyman Lane. 

The woman said her brother was a crack addict, according to the report.

Overton Street man upset with woman, allegedly breaks windows in her home

Larry Minor, 39, 2618 Overton St., was arrested Sunday morning in connection with an aggravated burglary. 

According to the Alexandria Police Department’s report:

The complainant reported that Minor allegedly tried to break into her residence before leaving in a blue Dodge pickup truck heading towards the Overton Street area. Officers put out an “be on the lookout” alert for the pickup truck. At the house, officers found that the complainant’s front door had footprints where Minor had allegedly kicked it. There was a pogo stick hanging out of a shattered window, the report said. 

At the back of the residence a back bedroom officers discovered that the window was burst out and a piece of varnished wood was on the ground. 

Meanwhile, a patrol officer saw and detained Minor at 2618 Overton St. The officer allegedly found a yellow and black starter jacket in the front seat of the truck. A .30 Carbine rifle with a loaded magazine in it was found under the jacket, according to the report. 

Minor allegedly told officers he went to the woman’s residence and found her in the bed with another man. He said he then went to his vehicle, got the rifle, went to the back of the house and burst the window. Minor said when he could not get back in the house, he threw a pogo stick through the front window then left the area. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

Women alleges robbery on Beatrice Street

About 3:05 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call in reference to an armed robbery at 1705 Beatrice St. Two women reported that they had been driving on Masonic Drive from Taco Bell to one of their mother’s house on Beatrice Street when they noticed a car turning behind their vehicle.

The complainant said she pulled up into the driveway while the other car passed slowly and pulled into the next driveway, according to the Alexandria Police Department. As the women got out of the car, a man allegedly jumped out of the other vehicle, pulled a gun on them and demanded money, the police report said. 

The suspect allegedly took a wallet and purse, jumped back into a small, two-door white car and headed toward Lee Street. Officers searched the area but could not find a vehicle matching the description the women gave, the report said. 

Woman interferes with boyfriend’s football game, gets cut in forehead with beer bottle

Reginald Ford, 49, 3213 Lee St., was arrested Dec. 9, on a charge of aggravated battery after he allegedly threw an empty beer bottle at his girlfriend to force her to move from in front of a football game he was watching.

The girlfriend allegedly told officers Ford threw the glass beer bottle at her hitting her in the forhead, according to the Alexandria Police Department. She refused medical attention.

Ford allegedly told officers he and his girlfriend argued over her being in the way of a football game and that he threw the bottle at her to get her to move. He said he didn’t throw it directly at her, but it bounced off the wall and then hit her.