Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 200 Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, 70301 LA
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Phone: 985-532-2255
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Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 200 Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, 70301 LA. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is 985-532-2255.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office News

‪Many members of our agency are veterans, and we are honored to have them working with us. Today, we thank all veterans for their service to this country. Your service and the sacrifices that you have made are greatly appreciated! ‬#VeteransDay‬

IT'S BACK! 😱 The Secret Sister Gift Exchange sounds too good to be true – a telltale sign of a scam. If you have a success story, that just means you received gifts while some were left with nothing. In this scheme, you are asked to send one gift to one person, then add your name and address to the list. Then you send the information to 6 others who should do the same, and so on. Whether it’s exchanging gifts, bottles of wine, or books, here are SIX reasons to avoid these type of schemes. 1. It’s illegal. The U.S. Postal Service classifies this as a chain letter, a form of gambling, “if they request money or other items of value and promise a substantial return to the participants.” 2. It’s a pyramid scheme. The first people to join may get several gifts, but the later people get involved, the fewer gifts they’ll receive – if any. If YOU participated in the past and received many gifts, that just means there are several others who received nothing. 3. It could get you kicked off of Facebook. Pyramid schemes are against Facebook’s terms of service. Promoting one could get you banned from Facebook. Even if you don’t, your friends will likely grow weary of seeing the posts. 4. It’s mathematically impossible. If a group of 5 friends each buys one gift, there will be a total of 5 gifts. That’s because 5 (people) x 1 (gift) = 5 gifts. This scheme promises 6-36 gifts in return. 5 (people) x 1 (gift) does not "magically" equal 30-180 gifts. For every extra gift you receive, someone is receiving nothing in return somewhere down the line. 5. It puts you at risk for Identity theft. As more friends share with their friends, your address will inevitably end up in the hands of people you don’t know. If your plan is to only involve a small number of friends with no outsiders, see Reason #4 as to why it won’t work. 6. There are other ways to “pay it forward.” Some argue they don’t expect anything in return, and they just want to “pay it forward in the spirit of giving.” While this is admirable, there are plenty of ways to accomplish this without participating in an illegal scheme or putting yourself at risk for identity theft. You can donate to charity or pay for a stranger's meal. You could also participate in a traditional gift exchange ("White Elephant game" for example) wherein everyone buys one gift and gets one gift in return. If you see a friend or family member attempting to start one, please ask them to reconsider, and direct them to this post for more information. Alternately, you can report such posts to Facebook. For more information, here is a link to information from the Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/acadiana/news-events/bbb-scam-alerts/2016/11/bbb-warns-secret-sister-gift-exchange-is-illegal-scam/

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will send out 40,923 tax notices this week to Lafourche Parish property owners. An additional 11,521 properties are homestead exempt, and no taxes are owed. A total of $117,668,444.64 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail. These taxes help fund all aspects of public service in the parish such as roads, drainage, levees, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, schools, and recreation. [ 468 more words ] https://www.lpso.net/2018/11/09/2018-tax-notices-being-sent-to-property-owners/

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Chackbay man after narcotics agents found drugs, weapons, and cash at his residence. Justin Zeringue, 24, was arrested following the search. Through the course of an investigation, narcotics agents obtained a search warrant for Zeringue’s residence on Meadow View Court in Chackbay. On Wednesday, November 7, agents arrived at the residence and made contact with Zeringue. During a search of the residence, agents seized 135 grams of suspected high-grade marijuana and more than 50 packages of substances containing THC concentrate. They also seized 36 Xanax pills, 30 hydrocodone pills, two semi-automatic handguns, approximately $1,300 in cash, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia. Agents also discovered two large bottles containing suspected promethazine and 11 empty bottles which once contained the legend drug. Zeringue was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone, Xanax, Marijuana and Legend Drugs. He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Zeringue was released early Thursday morning after posting $65,200 bond. http://www.lpso.net/2018/11/08/chackbay-man-arrested-after-agents-find-drugs-weapons-and-cash-at-his-residence/

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Larose man has been charged with first degree rape of a teenager following an investigation. Johnny Moore Jr. was arrested and booked on November 7, 2018. On October 31, 2018, juvenile detectives began investigating a complaint that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl. On Wednesday, November 7, detectives made contact with Moore, and he admitted to having sexual contact with the teenager. Due to the circumstances of the incident, Moore was charged with First Degree Rape. Moore was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. He was charged with First Degree Rape and additionally booked on an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court. His bond is set at $500,500. https://www.lpso.net/2018/11/08/larose-man-charged-with-first-degree-rape-of-teenager/

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported no evidence of foul play has been discovered in the death of a Metairie woman whose body was found in Raceland. The body of Mia West, 43, was discovered near a sugar cane field on October 13, 2018. West was reported missing in Jefferson Parish on October 7, 2018. Six days later, on October 13, a sugar cane farmer located an abandoned car in a field along LA Highway 307 in Raceland, and it was later determined to belong to West. The Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit responded and began conducting an extensive search of the area. Supported by a helicopter from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, West’s body was located in a nearby wooded area. An autopsy conducted on Monday, October 15 in Jefferson Parish confirmed her identity, but the date and manner of her death could not be determined. Investigators have not found any evidence of foul play in West’s death. Investigators have, however, discovered evidence that West may have committed suicide. This includes evidence recovered from West’s cell phone and interviews with friends and family. The investigation into her death is continuing as detectives are still reviewing forensic evidence, medical reports, and tips. Anyone with any information on Mia West’s death is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating the theft of copper tubing and other parts from a local radio station’s transmitter site in Golden Meadow. On Sunday, November 4, deputies and detectives responded to East Main Street in Golden Meadow in reference to a theft at the radio transmitter site of the KLEB-AM radio station. Investigators learned an air conditioning unit had been dismantled, and the copper parts had been removed. Copper grounding wire had also been stolen from the site. In all, investigators estimate 40-50 pounds of copper had been stolen, resulting in thousands of dollars of damage. Anyone who may have any information on this case is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest. http://www.lpso.net/2018/11/06/copper-parts-stolen-from-kleb-am-radio-transmitter-site/

‪Still using a flip phone? That’s no excuse not to follow the #9pmRoutine! ‬Remove valuables from your 🚗. ‬🔒 your 🚗. 🔒 your 🏠. ‬

‪Today, we go Back to the Future! ‬Before going to bed, set your clocks back one hour for #FallBack as #DaylightSavingTime ends. Your smartphone should change automatically on its own. ‬Also, change the batteries in the smoke detectors in your home. ‬

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Thibodaux Man found with a variety of narcotics during a traffic stop. Audell Young, 29, faces several charges following the incident. Just after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, narcotics agents conducted a traffic stop on a car traveling on Karla Drive in Thibodaux. The driver stopped at a residence in the 400 block of Karla Drive. [ 201 more words ] https://www.lpso.net/2018/11/02/thibodaux-man-facing-several-narcotics-charges-following-traffic-stop/

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Transitional Program Work inmate has been charged after escaping from his work site for several hours on Thursday. David Le, 33, of Westwego is currently in custody in West Feliciana Parish. Le was working for a marine towing company and was stationed on a boat docked along the Mississippi River in central Louisiana. He had been assigned to that boat since September 4, 2018. [ 137 more words ] http://www.lpso.net/2018/11/02/transitional-work-program-inmate-charged-with-escape-after-leaving-assignment/

VIDEO: ribbon cutting for the new first responders exhibit at the Bayou Country Children's museum!

Thanks to all who helped contribute to a safe and happy Halloween in Lafourche Parish! We enjoyed our Blue Light Special Patrol!

UPDATE ON LA 1

Over 💯 🚓 will patrol Lafourche 5:30-8:30pm. Here are some tips: Stay off your 📱 & 👀 your children. Use a 🔦. Inspect all 🍫🍬🍭. Go to 🏠🏠 on one side of the 🛣 instead of crossing ◀ and ▶. Please🚶& don't 🏃. If staying 🏡, secure your 🐶🐱 & turn on 💡. Happy #Halloween⁠ ⁠

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Thibodaux man has been charged with his second DWI offense in one month. This is the third DWI offense for Craig Uggen, 58, since 2011 and his sixth overall. At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, a deputy was at a convenience store on LA Highway 3185 in Thibodaux when he observed Uggen drive up to the store. [ 162 more words ] http://www.lpso.net/2018/10/31/thibodaux-man-arrested-for-sixth-dwi-offense-his-second-in-a-month/

The P.A.C.T. Place offers supervised visitation and monitored exchanges for families with a history of or potential for domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment for supervised visitation and monitored exchanges to occur in an effort to prevent further impact of domestic violence on children and their abused parent. For more on the PACT Place, see our spotlight article for #DVAM2018. http://www.lpso.net/services/pss/dvam-pactplace/

Congratulations to the participants in LPSO’s first-ever Law Enforcement Chaplain Training. Toby Brogden, Travis Crotwell, and Kim Thompson (pictured with LPSO Chaplain Jim Duck) have received the training necessary to serve as chaplains for LPSO and at the new Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

‪We gotta have more #9PMroutine, baby! Remove valuables from your car. Lock your car. Secure your home. ‬

LPSO is hiring a full-time COOK for the Lafourche Parish jail, which will eventually be based at the new Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. For more information, contact Deputy Dodie Fuselier at (985) 532-4387. Download an application at www.LPSO.net/Careers.

UPDATE: Ethan Hansel has been found and is safe. ORIGINAL POST: Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Ethan Hansel of Galliano. He was last seen at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, when he left his foster parents’ residence on West 177th Street in Galliano. Ethan is described as 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a Golden Meadow Middle School hooded sweatshirt and black jogging pants. Anyone with information on Ethan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 532-2808, or simply call 9-1-1.

The ATF and National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of perpetrators involved in a burglary and gun theft from Top Dollar Pawn in Bayou Blue. This is a joint investigation between the ATF and LPSO. Anyone who can identify the suspects in the video, or anyone with information regarding this crime, please contact the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 532-4200 or ATF New Orleans at (504) 841-7100 or 1-800-ATF-GUNS. For more information, check out the full release from ATF: https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/atf-nssf-offers-10000-reward-information-burglary-and-theft-firearms-local-gun-dealer

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people were arrested for stealing a cash box from a local youth center during a bingo game. Keras Jackson, 26, of Thibodaux and Damarcus Caine, 19, of Larose were both arrested following the incident. Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, deputies responded to a robbery at a Cut Off Youth Center. Two subjects, later identified as Jackson and Caine, entered the facility, approached a table selling bingo cards, and stole a cash box. [ 111 more words ] http://www.lpso.net/2018/10/25/two-arrested-after-stealing-cash-box-at-youth-center/

Healing Victims – Vera Holloway has been healing victims of domestic violence through her professional counseling practice and curriculum of Beauty from Ashes. Shared throughout our community, Vera strives to heal the hope, trust, and dreams that have been broken in victims. #DVAM2018

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween in order to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. More than 100 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. This patrol will continue until at least 8:30 p.m. during the peak hours of trick-or-treating. Deputies will patrol with emergency lights activated to remind motorists to drive slowly and exercise extreme caution as children take to the streets. “In what has become our annual tradition, every deputy assigned a vehicle will fan out across the parish to ensure a safe night for trick-or-treaters,” said Sheriff Webre. Adults are encouraged to keep a close watch for all children and report any incidents or suspicious activity to a nearby deputy or by calling us directly.” Sheriff Webre offers these Halloween safety tips: - Make your child’s costume distinguishable and safe. Ensure your child can easily walk in the costume and that the fabric is flame retardant. Use glow bracelets/sticks, reflective tape, and flashlights. With store-bought costumes, change or add something to make your child distinguishable from others. - Maintain proper supervision for your children. We strongly urge parents to supervise their own children. If you must entrust your child to another adult, obtain up-to-date contact information. If they are headed out with a group, make sure there is a buddy system in place. - Stay off your smartphone. Adults should be ever-vigilant while supervising children, and no one should be walking along the roadside while looking down or distracted. Carry a standard flashlight instead of draining your smartphone battery by attempting to use the built-in light. - Inspect all treats collected. Discard anything that is not sealed, has torn packaging, looks questionable, or could be a choking hazard. - Talk to your children about safety. Remind them to walk (don’t run) on sidewalks or near the edge of the roadway – never in the center and always facing traffic. Remind them to stay in front of residences giving out candy and NEVER enter a residence. Have a plan for in case you and your child get separated. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Residents are encouraged to prepare their homes for trick-or-treaters. Clear sidewalks and pathways of any obstacles, and put away anything children could trip over such as hoses, toys, or yard decorations. Turn on your lights so your property is well-lit, and replace any burnt bulbs prior to Halloween. Secure pets so that they will not attack or frighten anyone. Motorists are encouraged to keep travel to a minimum on Halloween night due to a high number of pedestrians on neighborhood streets. Those who must be on the roads are encouraged to drive cautiously and be alert for children, especially in residential areas. “While it’s always a best practice to eliminate all driving distractions such as smartphones or the radio, we encourage drivers to pay special attention to their driving on Halloween night with so many children present,” said Sheriff Webre. “Children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways.” Deputies will also be conducting compliance checks for sex offenders on Halloween night. Sex offenders are restricted from wearing masks or handing out candy or gifts on a holiday such as Halloween. Deputies will visit sex offenders in Lafourche Parish to verify they are complying with the terms of their sentences.