Orange man taken in for disorderly conduct
At about 1:14 am Monday, Officer Byrun Perry with the Orange Police Dept. was dispatched to the area of Hwy. 62 and IH-10, in reference to a suspicious vehicle, and suspicious activity in the parking lot of Mac’s Road Side Service.
Upon arrival at Mac’s Officer Perry observed an older model Dodge truck with an open door in the parking lot, with nobody inside the vehicle.
Officer Perry walked to the furthest south end of the parking lot and observed a female, who was identified as Jennifer Bodine, who said that the owner of the truck, Robert Bergeron had given her a ride to the area.
When asked where Bergeron was, Bodine said that he had gone to the Pilot Truck Stop to get gasoline for the truck. Bergeron was located in the north parking lot of Mac’s, and told police his truck had run out of gas which is why his vehicle was parked on Mac’s parking lot.
Several bundles of co-axle cable were seen in the back of Bergeron’s truck, and after learning of several cable and copper thefts in the area, a search of the exterior of Mac’s was conducted.
After observing a cut section of cable protruding from the east side of Mac’s building, an officer stated what he had seen. Upon hearing this statement, Bergeron made a statement to police, using profanity.
At this time, Bergeron was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. While police were conducting a search on Bergeron’s vehicle, a cylindrical piece of metal tubing, commonly used as a crack pipe, Bergeron was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
After speaking with a representative of Mac’s, it was learned that they did not wish Bergeron’s vehicle to remain on the property, so the vehicle was towed off.
Bergeron was transported to the Orange County Jail, where he was booked .