Criminal Activity October 18-22, 2017

Man commits simple burglary from vehicles

Eric J. Amphy

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, according to an official report, at 0328 hours a Monroe Police officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a vehicle burglary complaint. The complainant advised that he heard noises outside of his apartment, so he looked outside the window and noticed that the dome light inside his vehicle was on. The complainant went outside and saw a black male wearing a blue jacket pulling on car doors outside of his apartment complex as if he was trying to break inside. The complainant stated that he asked the suspect what he was doing, and he fled the scene. The complainant’s vehicle had no broken glass; he stated that he must have left it unlocked. The officer was able to catch up with the suspect at another residence based on the description given by the complainant. The suspect was identified as Eric Amphy. Post Miranda Amphy admitted to being on the property of the residence in question, and he admitted to pulling on the car doors. Amphy stated that he and some friends were just playing around (no other suspects were seen or located with Amphy). Amphy was positively identified by the complainant and was arrested for attempted burglary and transported to OCC.

Man hits girlfriend and her juvenile daughter

Alfonso Bingham

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in accordance with the official report, Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the Smoker’s Paradise on Hwy 80 E. in reference to a disturbance. A deputy made contact with the victim who advised the deputy that her boyfriend of the past seven years, Alfonso Bingham, had come into her residence highly intoxicated and caused a disturbance. The victim stated when she told the arrestee to quiet down he responded by saying he would slap her. The victim’s 14 year old daughter rose to intervene and was physically struck by arrestee numerous times in the head and face with a closed fist. The victim stated she then stepped between her daughter and the arrestee and was struck in the face by him as well. The victim advised the deputy that her 11 year old son was also present during the altercation. The victim stated that the arrestee then followed her from the residence until she eventually lost him at the intersection of Hwy 594 and Hwy 80 E. The deputy observed a gash on the victim’s forehead which was still bleeding, consistent with her testimony. The arrestee returned to the residence approximately an hour later where OPSO deputies were able to take him into custody. The arrestee was advised of his rights per Miranda, but due to his level of intoxication, I did not question him regarding the incident. The arrestee was placed in handcuffs and transported to OCC where he was booked on the charges.

Man shows cruelty to an infirmed woman

Jonas N. Brinkley

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, according to an official report, Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputies responded to a residence in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival a deputy spoke with the victim who advised the deputy that her husband battered her. The victim said the arrestee had been living with her for five to six months. The victim had multiple marks/bruises on her face and she also had a red mark in the shape of a hand on her lower back. The victim said she had a previous back surgery and could only get around with the use of a walker. She told the deputy she had been drinking with her husband and the arrestee earlier in the night when an altercation occurred between her husband and the arrestee. She said her husband left and she went to use the restroom where she fell to the ground. She stated she called for help and the arrestee immediately attacked her for no reason. She advised the deputy the arrestee hit her in the face and her memory after being hit was not very clear. She eventually ended up on her bed with her clothes disheveled and in pain. She called her husband back to the residence for assistance. The victim could not remember when the arrest struck her on the back. The victim’s husband was on scene and verified the events from earlier in the evening and also said he found the victim lying on her bed battered when he arrived. The deputy observed numerous items broken and destroyed throughout the residence where the arrestee had ransacked the house. AMR transported the victim to GRMC for treatment. The arrestee was located walking near the residence and told deputies he was en route back to the residence. The deputy advised him of his rights per Miranda which he stated he understood. When questioned, the arrestee said he did not wish to make a statement. The arrestee was secured in handcuffs and transported to OCC where he was booked on the charges. A deputy went to GRMC where the victim signed a LA Victim’s Notification Form (NFTR). The deputy requested Gwen’s Law.

A repo turns into arrest for one man

Monterrell T. Collins

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in accordance with an official report, a MNU agent was contacted by MPD. They were advised of a repo company had taken possession of a car from a residence in Monroe. While inventorying the vehicle at Taco Bell, the driver located several gym bags containing CDS and three guns. An agent arrived at the scene and located the following narcotics in the vehicle: marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, hydrocodone, Xanax, and oxycodone. The agent also took possession of three firearms a Ruger, a Smith & Wesson, and a Glock. Agents and MPD officers went back to the residence to conduct a knock and talk. At the residence they made contact with Monterrell Collins. Collins was advised of his rights per Miranda and handcuffed. Inside his pant pocket, the agent located Vyvanse in his pocket. An interview was conducted at metro and Collins admitted to possession of the car, drugs, and the guns. Collins advised the agent that he purchased the firearms off the streets for protection. Collins was transported to OCC for booking.

Couple squabbles over a phone charge cord

Terry D. Ford

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, according to the official report, at 00:25 hours, a Monroe Police officer made contact with a victim who advised the officer that his live in boyfriend of 18 years, Terry Ford, got mad over him using a phone charge cord. The victim said that he went to bed trying to let the argument cool down and that’s when Ford came into the bedroom and struck him in the back of the head with the butt of a .357 pistol causing a gash on the left side of his head. The victim stated that he jumped out of bed and pushed Ford out of the way. The victim said that he was trying to leave and that’s when Ford came outside and started to punch him. The victim said that he had to punch Ford several times to get away. The officer made contact with Ford at the residence and another officer advised him of his Miranda Rights at that time. Ford stated that he understood them. Ford denied any wrong doing, saying that the victim started the fight and he was not sure how the victim gashed his head open. The officer arrested, handcuffed, and transported the arrestee to OCC where he was booked in.

Man steals $45 in meat from grocery store

James D. Henderson

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, in accordance with the official report, at 1817 hours, a Monroe Police officer was dispatched to a business in reference to a shoplifting. On this date, James Henderson entered the County Market store, walked to the meat and poultry freezer area, and picked up four slabs of baby back ribs which totaled $45.07. Henderson then walked to another location in the store and concealed the items inside of his pants. Henderson then exited the store passing all points of purchase. Employees of County Market gave chase to Henderson in a short foot pursuit. They were able to catch Henderson and lead Henderson back to the store where they were able to take possession of the stolen items. Upon arrival the officer was immediately advised Henderson of his rights per Miranda. Henderson was handcuffed. Henderson was also found to have a metal crack pipe in his hand. Henderson was arrested for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to OCC for booking.

“I’m not going to jail, I ain’t do nothing”

Patrick J. Page

On Friday, October 20, 2017, according to the official report, at 1718 hours Monroe Police officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to a disturbance called in by a neighbor who could hear a fight in progress inside of the residence. Upon arrival officers made contact with Patrick J. Page who was sitting on the ground being noncompliant. Page was held at taser point by an assisting officer as another officer gave a very loud and clear verbal command for Page to lay flat on his stomach and place his hand out beside his body so that the officer could place him in handcuffs. Page refused to comply and also stated “For what? I’m not going to jail, I ain’t do nothing. You not putting no cuffs on me.”The officer then gave the loud and verbal command a second and third time in which he still refused. Additional officers then arrived on scene and they were then able to place Page into handcuffs without further incident. The officer made contact with the victim, who advised that he and his boyfriend of four months, Page, were having a verbal altercation that became physical. The victim stated that him and Page were inside of the residence and all of a sudden Page asked him, “Who you going to f**k tonight?” The victim stated that he told Page “No one.” However, Page did not believe him so he pushed him onto the bed. The victim tried to get up off the bed and leave out of the residence, but Page would not let him. Page held the victim down both of his arms and that’s when the victim could hear neighbors outside talking so he begin to yell “Call the police!” and that’s when neighbors did so. The officers were unable to get a statement from Page due to him being very belligerent and non compliant. I observed blood and bruises on the victim’s right and left arms. The victim advised that him and Page have been in a relationship for four months and have lived together for the entire four months. Page was transported and booked into OCC for domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer.

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