St. Martinville Police Department

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Operating as usual

We would like to congratulate Officer Kevin Bonin on completion of the POST Academy. He was also recognized and presente...
11/25/2020

We would like to congratulate Officer Kevin Bonin on completion of the POST Academy. He was also recognized and presented with the Top Shot Award.

10/12/2020

All phone lines are back up at the Police Department. We are back to normal operations. Chief Martin would like to thank those that were patient for their understanding the last couple of days as we got through this storm. Please continue to be patient and support our city workers as they continue to work on electrical issues.

10/10/2020

Significant power outages still exist throughout St. Martin Parish. Moreover, many roads remain obstructed with downed trees and related storm debris.

Therefore, after consultation with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Parish’s OEP, the previously imposed curfew has been extended by Parish President Chester Cedars beginning today (Saturday), October 10, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. and ending on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at 7:00 A.M.

The curfew applies only to upper St. Martin Parish and does not apply to certified first responders, utility providers, and essential governmental employees.

10/10/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

St. Martin Parish Government

Significant power outages still exist throughout St. Martin Parish. Moreover, many roads remain obstructed with downed trees and related storm debris.

Therefore, after consultation with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Parish’s OEP, the previously imposed curfew has been extended by Parish President Chester Cedars beginning today (Saturday), October 10, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. and ending on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at 7:00 A.M.

The curfew applies only to upper St. Martin Parish and does not apply to certified first responders, utility providers, and essential governmental employees.

10/10/2020

Phone lines are currently down at the Police Department. You can call 337-680-2512 or 911 for an emergency. Please be patient, we only have one cellular dispatch line available at the moment.

09/26/2020
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

Two St. Martinville Residents Arrested On Multiple Drug/Weapons Charges

Sheriff Becket Breaux announces that early this morning, September 25, 2020, following a lengthy investigation regarding suspected illegal drug activity; Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a Narcotics Search Warrant at a residence in the 2000 block of Catahoula Hwy., St. Martinville, LA.

Following the execution of the warrant, Deputies located suspected marijuana, suspected promethazine/codeine, suspected crack cocaine; suspected cocaine, MDMA, and a digital scale. They also located two firearms, items consistent with a clandestine laboratory, Six SNAP EBT Cards (that did not belong to either suspect), and a large amount of U.S. Currency.

At the culmination of the investigation, Deputies arrested Codie J. James, 41, St. Martinville, LA., and Jardell Olivier, 33, St. Martinville, LA., and charged them as follows:

Codie J. James:
LA. R.S. 40:966A1-Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 1-(2 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:967A-Manufacture: Distribution: PWITD-Schedule II Narcotics-(2 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:983 Clandestine Lab
LA. R.S. 40:968A Manufacture: Distribution-Schedule III Narcotics
LA. R.S. 14:95E-Possession Firearm Committing/Attempt Crime (10 counts)
LA. R.S. 14:26–Criminal Conspiracy-(6 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:1041–Transactions Involving Proceeds From Drug Offenses
LA. R.S. 40:966C-Schedule 1 Narcotics (All Other)
LA. R.S. 14:68.2–Unauthorized Use of Food Stamps-(6 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:1023 Prohibited Acts-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jardell Olivier:
LA. R.S. 40:966A1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 (2 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:967A-Manufacture: Distribution: PWITD-Schedule II Narcotics-(2 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:983 Clandestine Lab
LA. R.S. 40:968A Manufacture: Distribution-Schedule III Narcotics
LA. R.S. 14:95E-Possession Firearm Committing/Attempt Crime (10 counts)
LA. R.S. 14:26–Criminal Conspiracy-(6 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:1041–Transactions Involving Proceeds From Drug Offenses
LA. R.S. 40:966C-Schedule 1 Narcotics (All Other)
LA. R.S. 14:68.2–Unauthorized Use of Food Stamps-(6 counts)
LA. R.S. 40:1023 Prohibited Acts-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
LA. R.S. 14:95.1 Possession of Firearm/Concealed By Convicted Felon (2 counts)

Following their arrests, they were booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges. At the time of this release, no bond had been set.

Sheriff Becket Breaux is continuing the fight to keep the streets of St. Martin Parish free of illegal drug activity. If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please report it via the St. Martin Parish Narcotics Tip Line 337-394-2626.

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08/08/2020

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08/07/2020

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07/30/2020

Chief Martin would like to address an ongoing issue that has been happening within the city limits. We have people, mostly juveniles firing guns into the air or from vehicles. Some of these incidents have been recorded on snapchat and Instagram. We have identified a few of the people involved; however, we still need the help of the community and parents of these kids to take a stand and be part of the positive change the police department is trying to instil within our city. An innocent person will be killed by this foolishness if this continues. The police department is working diligently to put a stop to this; however, we cant be everywhere all the time.. To the parents, please be firm and start to question why your children are carrying firearms and staying on the streets until 2 or 3 in the morning. To the citizens that are concerned, start to take notice of kids on the streets after 10 pm and contact the police department to let us know so we can address the situation.

We are reaching out to each and every citizen, asking for your assistance in this matter and asking you to take a stand with us. Together we can move our city in a positive and safer direction.

God bless to all....

07/22/2020

Porter St. and Sieber Rd. are temporarily closed due to a main sewer line breakage.

07/21/2020

Police Chief Ricky Martin and the St Martinville Police Department are happy to announce that we are in the process of organizing a Community Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of several members of our community from each district of the city as a direct link to the police department and a liaison between the police department and the public. The committee members will be educated in many police department functions and aspects and in turn can help us educate the community. This will be a one of a kind type of transparency and will include the following aspects:

-Criminal Investigation Process
-Court Process
-Department Discipline Process
-Civil Service
-Department Policy
-Arresting procedures
-Use of force procedures
-City Charter
-Ride Along with Officers
-Police Department Finances
-Crash Review Board Process
-Speaking to new hires prior to completion of hiring process.

The committee will meet once a month, in a public meeting with the Police Chief present to address any questions or concerns from the citizens of St Martinville. Anything that is public record can be discussed.

Anyone that is interested in being a committee member can contact Chief Martin by phone (337) 394-3001 or by email [email protected]

If you want to make a positive change in our community and bridge the gap between the police and community, this is your chance to be involved in a positive movement in the right direction.

God Bless to all...

07/18/2020
07/11/2020

Officer Prejean enjoying some
community policing with the youth of our community..... It’s the little things that go a long way in building a better relationship between police and the citizens of our city.

Thanks, Bre Hall for sharing....

06/25/2020
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06/23/2020

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06/04/2020

City of St. Martinville

In the wake of Tropical Storm Cristobal's arrival Sunday, please prepare by bringing in all trash cans,and not putting any bulk debris on the side of the road.

If you are in need of sandbags, there will be sandbag sites at the Old Walmart Building and the barn - self service only.

These sites should be available tomorrow afternoon. We will update facebook once the sand has been delivered.

Stay safe!

05/30/2020

I would like to address a matter in which I have received a few calls and facebook messages about. I wasn’t going to speak publicly on this matter; however, I feel I need to address the matter, being citizens of St Martinville have reached out to me regarding my opinion.. I am a true believer in transparency within law enforcement and
community-police relations.

Regarding the very unfortunate incident in Minneapolis, which is not only trending on social media, news channels and papers, but the outrage, anger, questions and conversations have made it’s way to communities across our nation, including our own community. As the Chief of Police of St. Martinville, I share in America’s outrage over the death of George Floyd. The video of Mr. Floyd’s death is tragic and the actions of the officers are unacceptable. One of our responsibilities as law enforcement officers is the protection of life. Life is so precious and short! Our training and departmental policies must emphasize de-escalation and the “sanctity of human life.” I condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police officers involved in this incident. NO ONE deserves to be treated in such an inhumane way.

As leaders in law enforcement and our community, we must learn from this very tragic incident. I pledge to our citizens and officers, more training will be done regarding proper arrest techniques, dealing with a claustrophobic person and many other topics this incident has brought to light.

Please do not condemn the 99 percent of law enforcement officers that live their lives to help others and go to work everyday in an effort to help someone they have never met, sometimes putting themselves in harms way to help someone else. Every occupation has that one percent of bad grass. In my opinion, law enforcement must be held to a higher standard than any other occupation. We don’t always make people happy and some may hate us for the uniform we wear or what we represent as people who enforce the laws of our city, state and country, but we are still there when called and always will be!

Please continue praying for our police officers across the country and join the nation in praying for the city of Minneapolis and the family of George Floyd.

Chief Ricky Martin

05/23/2020

On May 22, 2020 The St Martinville Police Department arrested fugitive Daylon Ko Ko Alexander. He is the suspect in the murder of Malik Filer. We would like to thank the St Martin Parish Sheriff's Office and US Marshall's for the diligent work, dedication and assistance they have given us through this investigation process...

05/12/2020

Effective immediately, the previous 10 to 5 curfew that was imposed on April 1, has been lifted.

05/01/2020

Our lobby will reopen Monday May 4, 2020 for normal business. Any visitors entering the Police Department, must wear a mask.

04/29/2020

We have ran out of mask. If more mask become available we will let everyone know.

04/06/2020

This is Public Information Officer Adam Touchet, speaking on behalf of Chief Ricky Martin and the St. Martinville Police Department.

Chief Martin and I have been made aware of one of our patrol officers disseminating false information among members of our community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. While we don't believe this individual had any malicious intent behind spreading these hoaxes, this is completely unacceptable.

We want to immediately apologize to the recipients of these complete falsehoods. In these times of anxiety and uncertainty, the last thing this great community needs is panic from false information. That goes double coming from the men and women of St. Martinville Police Department.

Chief Martin and I have been on-call every day since the beginning of this pandemic receiving information from every government and law enforcement agency as it is made available. That information is distributed by Chief Martin in a daily briefing every evening to every member of the St. Martinville Police Department via e-mail. Our patrol officers know the facts as they are made available to us. These are the same facts and pieces of information I share with the community, as it is my role as Public Information Officer.

Understand this clearly: Unless directly stated by Chief Ricky Martin, Public Information Officer Adam Touchet, this (and only this) OFFICIAL page of the St. Martinville Police Department and the official broadcasts, social media and website links of our municipal, state, federal, media and law enforcement partners, everything you see on social media or hear in the streets needs to be treated as an UNVERIFIED SOURCE.

As your Public Information Officer, our elected officials and Chief of Police hired me to spread the irrefutable truth to you as soon as it is made available to us. You do not have to rely on hearsay from the streets or vague Facebook posts, you can speak to me personally.

My phone number is (337) 441-6129.

I am available to you at any time to separate fact and fiction regarding how the City of St. Martinville is handling the COVID-19 Pandemic. If I don't have the answer, I'll find the answer, and I won't tell you an answer until I'm 100% sure it is correct and coming from multiple reliable sources.

I want you all to be well and stay away from the panic induced by hoaxes and fake news.

-Public Information Officer Adam Touchet

Following the guidelines of St. Martin Parish Government, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office & St. Martin Parish Office ...
04/01/2020

Following the guidelines of St. Martin Parish Government, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office & St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, effective this evening at 10:00 PM, St. Martinville will be under a curfew from 10pm until 5am until further notice.

Special thanks to Le Bon Voisin & Bayou Teche Brewing for donating hand sanitizer, an essential part of every patrol off...
03/31/2020

Special thanks to Le Bon Voisin & Bayou Teche Brewing for donating hand sanitizer, an essential part of every patrol officer’s personal protection equipment, to the St. Martinville Police Department.

03/30/2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Police Department Lobby will be closed to the public.

For emergencies, please dial 911.

Our police dispatchers can still be reached at 394-3001 for any non-emergency calls. If necessary, an officer will assist you from outside of the police department.

In order to protect the health of our officers on duty, we will be limiting all officer contact with the public. Officers will continue to respond to all calls when someone's safety is at risk, and the officers will do so in protective gear for the safety of everyone involved. Any non-essential calls will be handled over the phone and/or from a safe distance.

Until further notice, the police department WILL NOT unlock vehicles UNLESS a child or animal is locked in the vehicle.

All crash reports can be obtained online, or someone can assist you over the phone.

We appreciate your patience throughout this unique and uncharted state of emergency and we are still here to protect and serve our city. These are merely preventative measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Parents and Guardians, We are seeking your assistance in discouraging the children of our community from roaming the str...
03/29/2020

Parents and Guardians,

We are seeking your assistance in discouraging the children of our community from roaming the streets and gathering in public places during this national emergency.

I understand these times are rough for everyone in our community, but we have to follow Governor Edwards Stay at Home order to stop the spread of this COVID-19 pandemic. Our officers are working selflessly to keep St. Martinville safe, and when our officers aren’t tending to violations of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, they are free to effectively serve this community during this state of emergency.

Please call the Police Department at 394-3001 with any questions, comments or concerns regarding this matter.

Thanks,
Chief Ricky Martin

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