Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Tuesday evening in Larose. At 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, deputies responded to an armed robbery at the bar room adjacent to the Go-Bears convenience store located at 12106 Highway 1 in Larose. Deputies learned two male subjects entered the bar and demanded money. One of the subjects was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the bartender. After obtaining cash from the bartender, the two immediately exited the bar and fled the scene. In addition to the bartender, there were several patrons present at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured.
The two male subjects are described as young black males in their 20s. One was reportedly armed with a silver revolver and is approximately 5’6” tall, medium build, with short hair, and he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt . The second suspect was also of medium build and appeared to be slightly older, standing around 5’10” tall with dreadlocks and a small goatee. He was dressed in a gray sweatshirt and a fishing hat. Investigators believe the suspects were traveling in a silver car (unknown make and model).
Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or text “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced Kim Wunstell Jr. (age 28) of Galliano who was wanted for Aggravated Burglary is now in custody after turning himself in Tuesday evening.
Through investigation, deputies learned that on October 14, 2015, Wunstell allegedly made forced entry into a residence on West 122nd Street in Galliano. Upon making entry, Wunstell allegedly stole several items including jewelry, a wallet, and several vials containing prescription medication. Deputies also learned Wunstell was allegedly armed with a knife during the incident. There were two people inside the residence during the burglary, but no one was harmed. Following the investigation, deputies obtained a warrant for Wunstell’s arrest for the charge of Aggravated Burglary.
Wunstell turned himself over to authorities at the South Lafourche Sub-station on Tuesday evening. He was booked on the active warrant, and his bond is set at $100,000 per the warrant.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Angelle Andras (age 27) of Choctaw on Tuesday, November 3. At around 4:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, deputies were dispatched to a vehicle crash in the 2600 block of Choctaw Road in Choctaw. Through investigation at the scene, deputies learned a man crashed into a residential mailbox while trying to avoid a head-on crash with another vehicle which had entered his lane of travel. The driver of the other vehicle approached the man and identified herself as Angelle Andras. She was reportedly showing signs of intoxication at the time. Andras left the scene of the crash, however, after informing the man that she was pregnant and her water had just broken.
While deputies were investigating the crash, Andras returned to the scene. She admitted to leaving the scene of the crash and consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the crash, but she refused to submit to a field sobriety test. Deputies later conducted a breathalyzer test which determined Andras to have a blood alcohol content of .08g%. Deputies learned her license was currently suspended and that she had two previous DWI charges. Andras was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on charges including DWI (3rd Offense), Interfering with a Law Enforcement Investigation, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and driving under suspension. Her bond has not yet been set.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who burglarized a Chackbay business in October.
Last month, detectives began investigating a burglary which took place during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 21 at a bar located along LA Highway 20 in Chackbay. Several machines, including poker machines, an ATM, a juke box and others, had been burglarized. Investigators learned an unknown male subject gained entry through an adjacent office and then proceeded into the bar through an air intake vent. The subject disabled several security cameras, but detectives were able to obtain some video footage of the suspect. Several thousand dollars were stolen during the burglary.
Investigators are asking for help in solving this crime. Anyone who can identify the suspect, or anyone with any other information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
* Please note that the second camera shows the same suspect. The suspect only appears to be wearing white clothing due to the low light and the type of camera used.*
Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will conduct multiple checkpoints this week in an effort to keep highways safe around the Thanksgiving holiday. A seat belt checkpoint will be conducted during the daylight hours of Wednesday, November 25, as well as on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26. Another Seat Belt checkpoint will be conducted during the evening of Friday, November 27, and a DWI checkpoint will begin Friday night, and continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, November 28.
During the seat belt checkpoints, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues.
Sheriff Webre reminds citizens to designate a driver if you are going to drink. Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will lose their driver’s license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years. Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their driver’s license is suspended because of another DWI offense will face automatic prison time. Lafourche Parish is also a “No Refusal” parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person’s blood tested.