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MADISONVILLE, La -- Four people who met through a dating website ended up in the St. Tammany Jail after some of the party wrecked a yacht and broke into homes along the Tchefuncte River, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Tiffany Reine, of Ponchatoula, and Melissa Almanza, of Hammond, met up with Charles Todd, of Madison, Tenn., and Anthony Wilson, of Westwego, around 1:30 p.m. on at the Tchefuncte riverfront in Madisonville Monday.
After the four went to two separate bars in the area, around 9 p.m, they boarded a yacht that was moored to a dock on Water Street, according to the sheriff's office. One of them started the engines on the boat, causing it tobreak free from its moorings and travel across the Tchefuncte River, where it hit another yacht, a smaller boat and a pier.
They then ran from the scene on foot.
'Reine entered one of the homes along Riverwalk Drive and was confronted by residents. She then entered the garage of a second residence and started up a vehicle that she found there in an apparent attempt to flee, but was soon apprehended by arriving deputies,' said a statement from the sheriff's office.
Almanza was caught on video surveillance walking up the stairs at another home, where she shattered the front door window of that home with a flower pot. She then jumped from the porch and fled on foot.
Almanza got into a vehicle with Todd and Wilson and fled into Tangipahoa Parish. Later that night, all three were arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies at Reine's Ponchatoula home.
Reine was booked withtrespassing,unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling andsimple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Almanza was booked withtrespassing andattempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Todd was booked withtrespassing, and Wilson was booked withtrespassing andpossession of a legal drug without a prescription.
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