Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter are asking for the public’s help to solve daytime burglaries which occurred in September and were similar in nature.
The first burglary occurred on September 17 on Holley Street in Bayou Blue, and the other occurred on September 23 on Jeff Drive in Bourg. The two burglaries had many similarities including, but not limited to, the fact that both occurred during daytime hours, and electronic devices were stolen. The suspect vehicle in both burglaries appears to be a tan-colored Chevrolet Tahoe sport-utility vehicle, model year 2000-2005.
Anyone with any information about these burglaries 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.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a FREE Hunter Education Classroom Course and a Hunter Education Field Day in November for anyone ages 10 or older.
The traditional “Classroom Course” is a two-day course covering topics such as hunter responsibility and ethics, how firearms work and firearms safety, survival and first aid skills, firearm handling skills and hunting techniques, wildlife identification, game care, and information related to wildlife conservation and management. The next Classroom Course will be offered Saturday, November 21 through Sunday, November 22. The first day will be the classroom portion from 8am to 5pm at the Law Enforcement Complex located at 1300 Lynn Street in Thibodaux. The class will resume on next day from 8am to 11am at the LPSO Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. Participants must attend BOTH days of the class and pass a written and practical exam to be certified. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required. CLICK HERE to register for this course.
As an alternative to the two day course, a Home Study Course is available online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website. Those who complete the home study course MUST take their completion voucher to a “Field Day” to complete their hunter education. The next Field Day will be offered on Wednesday, November 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the LPSO Shooting Range. Entry to the Field Day will be denied unless the completed forms are presented. There will be a written test required to complete the Field Day. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required. CLICK HERE to register for the Field Day.
Firearms and ammunition should NOT be brought to any of the courses, but snacks are permitted. For more information, or for assistance with online registration, call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email Lieutenant Nolan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Anyone born after September 1, 1969, who wishes to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana, must successfully complete a hunter education course. Exceptions may be granted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for active or veteran members of the United States armed services, for any P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer, or for persons who are under the direct supervision of a person 18-years or older who is already licensed and has taken the approved course. Exceptions must be applied for and approved by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Jason Guidroz (age 44) of Schriever on Monday, October 26. At around 10:35 a.m. on Monday morning, deputies responded to a residence on Winder Road in Thibodaux after learning Jason Guidroz was present at the residence. Guidroz had several active warrants for his arrest as well as a protective order preventing him from being at the residence. Upon arrival, deputies formed a perimeter around the residence, and began calling for Guidroz to exit. After additional deputies and additional Thibodaux Police officers arrived on scene, Guidroz exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Violation of a Protective Order. He was also booked on charges stemming from previous incidents including Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle upon a Peace Officer, Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, Home Invasion, Felony Theft, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Contempt of Court, and four additional warrants for Violation of Protective Orders.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Parish President Charlotte Randolph announced trick-or-treating will be moved to Friday, October 30 between the set times of 6pm to 8pm. The change is due to the forecast for significant rainfall on Saturday, October 31.
This is effective for all areas of Lafourche Parish, including the City of Thibodaux, Town of Lockport and Town of Golden Meadow.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will move their Blue Light Special patrol to coincide with the new trick-or-treating times.
10/28/2015 UPDATE: Trick-or-treating moved to FRIDAY, 6pm-8pm due to inclement weather expected Saturday.
In following with a change from 2014, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will remain on patrol as necessary on Halloween night to ensure the safety of residents. Sheriff Webre said the annual Blue Light Special patrol will be extended to at least four hours, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Every deputy assigned a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle will patrol the streets of local neighborhoods with emergency lights activated to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters, and to remind motorists to drive slowly and exercise extreme caution as children take to the streets.
“We extended our patrol time last year after seeing an increasing trend that trick-or-treating was occurring in some areas prior to beginning our Blue Light Special, and in some cases, extending beyond our scheduled patrol time,” said Sheriff Webre. “By adopting an extended, more flexible schedule, we are ensuring families can have a safe, fun Halloween experience.”
Here are some trick-or-treating tips from our public safety partners at Smart911:
- Take a digital photo of your kids. While it’s great for the scrapbook, it’s important to have a recent and detailed description in the event of an emergency.
- Make sure you child’s costume is safe. Is the fabric fire retardant? Does their mask have proper eye, nose and mouth openings? Can they walk easily in it?
- Use a buddy system. If you are headed out with a group, make sure there is a buddy system in place. It’s easy for a child to get left behind or mixed in with other groups.
- Know who your kids are trick or treating with. Exchange phone numbers with your child’s friends and their parents. In the event of an emergency, you can notify them.
Sign up for Smart911 at www.Smart911.com to give valuable information about yourself, family members, bedroom locations, utility shut off information, and pet information that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you dial 9-1-1.
In addition to expanded patrol efforts, deputies will also be conducting compliance check for sex offenders on Saturday. Sex offenders are restricted from wearing masks or handing out candy or gifts on a holiday such as Halloween. Deputies, therefore, will visit sex offenders in Lafourche Parish to ensure they are complying with their sentences. This will be the fifth straight year LPSO has conducted these annual compliance checks on Halloween.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced Torry “Bird” Hunter (age 27) is in custody in Lafourche Parish following his arrest in Rapides Parish last week. Hunter is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder in an October 11 shooting incident. Pachen Canty was arrested on October 13 for helping Hunter flee the scene of the crime.
As previously reported, investigators responded to a reported shooting on St. Louis Street in Raceland just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 11. Through investigation, detectives learned two men were engaged in a verbal altercation when one of the men, later identified as Hunter, brandished a handgun and fired two rounds at the other man, one of which struck the victim in the abdomen. Canty, who was present during the incident, then drove Hunter away from the area. Canty was located and arrested on Tuesday for Harboring a Fugitive (Accessory after the Fact). She was released from jail the following day after posting $5,000 bond.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Hunter was arrested for Simple Burglary on Monday, October 19, resulting in a parole violation. He was transported from Rapides Parish to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Friday, October 23 and booked on the outstanding warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder. His bond is set at $150,000.
10/26/2015 8:30 A.M. UPDATE:
LA Highway 1 is now open south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow after workers cleared debris from the roadway. Drivers should proceed with caution as there is still water on the roadway in some areas. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be maintaining a safe speed ahead of traffic to ensure driver safety. Drivers should expect delays.
LPSO thanks the public for the patience and cooperation.