Four Mamou men charged in separate incidents
By: MICHAEL BORDELON
The Mamou Police Department has been busy, making several notable arrests recently, according to Detective Caleb Semien.
Semien said Monday night, December 8, there was a string of three vehicle break-ins with several items stolen, one of those being a firearm.
After a brief investigation, Semien said it was determined, through witness statements, that Monette was responsible for the burglaries. Monette, 43, 158 Michael St., Mamou, was located Tuesday morning. Semien said officers also discovered the stolen firearm in his possession.
Monette was charged with three counts of simple burglary, three counts of theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Semien said most of the stolen items have been recovered and returned to their owners.
Jason Shillow, 49, 1506 Jamie St., Mamou, was arrested as the result of an ongoing undercover investigation.
Semien said Shillow sold narcotics to an undercover informant, who was part of the investigation and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Semien was the arresting officer.
Shillow was charged with distribution of cocaine.
In addition, Shillow was charged with theft of a controlled dangerous substance. According to Semien, an incident occurred Monday, December 8, just prior to Shillow’s arrest on distribution of cocaine. Semien said Shillow, who was employed with a home health services company, visited a residence and allegedly left with some of the patient’s medication.
A domestic disturbance call Tuesday, December 9, resulted in the arrest of Dustin Hamous, 24, 1008 Pecan St., Mamou.
Semien said the domestic complaint was made by Hamous’ girlfriend following an argument. He said Hamous allegedly smashed the taillight on his girlfriend’s vehicle and was yelling and cursing when officers arrived.
Hamous was charged with disturbing the peace by language and criminal damage to property.
The recent burglary of Cester Young’s Furniture Store on Sixth Street led to the arrest of Joshua P. Galloway, 25, 504 Fifth St., Mamou.
Semien said the investigation of the burglary, in which $200 in cash was taken, pointed police toward Galloway, who was quickly located and arrested. He was charged with simple burglary.