Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint beginning during the evening hours of Thursday, July 3 in Lafourche Parish. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. The checkpoint will begin Thursday night and end during the early morning hours of Friday, July 4.
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 all the time" parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person's blood tested.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Highway Safety Checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Wednesday, July 2. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, expired/suspended driver's licenses, and other violations.
This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.
A total of 432 vehicles passed through the last Highway Safety Checkpoint conducted along the northbound lane of LA Highway 20 in the Chackbay area on Wednesday, June 25. During the checkpoint, deputies reported the following violations:
- 8 seat belt violations
- 7 expired motor vehicle inspection stickers
- 2 expired vehicle registrations
- 2 window tint violations
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced 44 people have now been arrested in connection to an investigation into a crack cocaine organization. Operation Crackin’ Down netted 33 arrests as part of a roundup in January 2014. In an update announcement today, Sheriff Webre reported 11 more people have been arrested since then, and agents are asking for help in locating five (5) other individuals with warrants related to the operation.
January’s roundup involved several local, state, and federal agencies and was the culmination of an eight-month undercover investigation into a crack cocaine organization. The investigation, dubbed Operation Crackin' Down, was conducted by the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Group 12. The investigation included 79 cases with 45 suspects and targeted street-level to upper-level drug dealers. Prior to January’s roundup, agents had seized cocaine and crack cocaine with a total street value of approximately $45,710 as part of the operation.
The roundup left 16 individuals with outstanding warrants. Since then, 11 of those have been arrested:
- Andre Brown (B/M, D.O.B. 10/05/88) of 161 Millie Street, Raceland – three counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Roland Collins (B/M, D.O.B. 11/11/86) of 3722 Highway 1, Lot 3, Raceland – three counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Brandon Folse (B/M, D.O.B. 08/26/85) of 609 Market Street, Raceland – Principal to Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Karey Folse (B/M, D.O.B. 04/05/78) of 774 St. Louis Street, Raceland – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Jermane Gray (B/M, D.O.B. 09/15/93) of 422 Carol Street, Thibodaux – Principal to Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Kareem Ingram (B/M, D.O.B. 02/25/89) of 627 St. Louis Street, Raceland – Possession of Schedule III
- Lee Major (B/M, D.O.B. 07/09/80) of 245 Brocato Lane, Raceland – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Sareel Poindexter (B/M, D.O.B. 06/27/75) of 542 Ayo Street, Raceland – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Scotty Poindexter (B/M, D.O.B. 07/21/89) of 548 Greenville Street, Raceland – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Givante Royal (B/M, D.O.B. 09/02/89) of 105 Michelle Place, Apt. A, Thibodaux – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Tyrone Watkins (B/M, D.O.B. 08/17/76) of 471 Market Street, Raceland – two counts of Distribution of Cocaine
The most recent of those arrests came on Tuesday, June 24, when Roland Collins called Task Force agents, taunting them into attempting to locate him. Through investigation, agents knew of a location he frequented in the southern part of the parish, and located him there a short time later. He was taken into custody without incident.
Meanwhile, five others with outstanding warrants related to the operation remain at large. Agents with the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force agents are asking for the public’s help in locating these individuals, all of Raceland:
- Gerovonta Bourda (B/M, D.O.B. 05/29/86) of 688 Greenville Street – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Percy Calloway Jr. (B/M, D.O.B. 08/16/90) of 37 Shady Trailer Park – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Codi Campbell (B/M, D.O.B. 07/21/87) of 146 Greenville Street – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Steven Folse (B/M, D.O.B. 01/08/92) of 554 Market Street – Distribution of Crack Cocaine
- Tremayne Gabriel (B/M, D.O.B. 09/27/78) of 737 St. Louis Street – two counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals 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 can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported three teenage males were charged in a string of vehicle burglaries in the Larose area this week. Brody Guidry, Bryce Plaisance, and a 16-year-old juvenile all confessed to their involvement in the crimes.
On Tuesday, June 24, deputies responded to reports of several vehicle burglaries in the Larose area. Residents on several streets including West 11th, West 23rd and West 25th Streets, reported several items of value missing from inside their vehicles, including credit cards. Through investigation, detectives learned the stolen credit cards had been used at nearby stores and were able to obtain a surveillance photo from one of the stores. In doing so, they were able to identify Brody Guidry as a suspect in the burglaries. On Wednesday, June 25, Guidry turned himself in and admitted to his involvement in the burglaries. He also admitted to using a stolen credit card at multiple locations. A second subject, Bryce Plaisance, also turned himself in to detectives and admitted to accompanying Guidry in the burglaries. Through further investigation, detectives learned a 16-year-old male was also involved. Investigators located the juvenile at his residence, and he confessed to his involvement as well.
All three were charged with five counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, and Guidry was additionally charged with four counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card as Theft. Guidry and Plaisance were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Guidry is currently being held in lieu of $70,000 bond, while Plaisance is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. Both bond amounts were set by Judge Walter I Lanier III. The juvenile was released to the custody of his mother.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of two brothers arrested for separate stealing crimes which occurred on the same street in Larose. Dustin Allen (B/M, D.O.B. 10/14/94) and Dezman Allen (B/M, D.O.B. 10/25/95), both of 204 Sunny Acres Drive in Larose, were arrested this week following investigations into separate incidents on Gaspard Drive.
On Wednesday, June 18, deputies responded to a report of a burglary on Gaspard Drive in Larose. During the burglary, over $1,000 in cash was allegedly stolen along with prescription medication. Through investigation, detectives developed Dezman Allen as a suspect and brought him in for questioning on Monday, June 23. During questioning, Allen confessed to his involvement, and he was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, a felony. He was released late Monday night after posting $25,000 bond as had been set by Judge Walter I. Lanier III.
On Thursday, June 19, deputies responded to a theft complaint at a residence on Gaspard Drive wherein 12 containers of herbicide were stolen from a carport. Through investigation, detectives developed Dustin Allen as a suspect in the crime and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On Tuesday, June 24, detectives located Allen and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the Detention Center and booked with Felony Theft. He is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond as set by Judge Lanier. He is additionally being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest involving vehicle burglaries in the Thibodaux area.
On Sunday, June 22, deputies responded to the 200 block of Edley Street in Thibodaux in reference to a vehicle burglary believed to have occurred overnight. Deputies learned a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from inside the vehicle. Detectives also responded, and through investigation, they learned of another attempted vehicle burglary in the area and were able to obtain video of the incident which occurred late Saturday night.
Detectives are asking for your help in solving these crimes. Anyone who recognizes the subject 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 can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
LINK TO VIDEO: http://youtu.be/JLFDiiTsAy0
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Cut Off man for engaging in sexual relations with a minor. Carl Cressionie Jr. (W/M, D.O.B. 01/10/86) of 136 West 46th Street was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Monday.
Through the course of an investigation, juvenile detectives learned Cressionie had allegedly engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with a minor female subject and obtained a warrant for his arrest for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. The charge was a felony due to the age difference between Cressionie and the victim.
On Monday, June 23, deputies received information that Cressionie was spotted at a location on East 75th Street in Cut Off. Deputies arrived at the location, and Cressionie was taken into custody without incident.
Cressonie was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked as per the warrant. He is currently being held in lieu of $5,000 bond as set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson via the warrant.