Video Catches Attempted Vehicle Burglar in the Act – Arrested Shortly After

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Terrance Vicks (B/M, 23) for Attempted Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.

VICKS, TERRANCE MICHAEL

On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Police were called to the 100 Block of Estate Drive. The victim saw on the video surveillance camera of their home someone pulling on his vehicle door handle, which was parked in his driveway. The vehicle was locked, so the suspect moved on.

 

Police saw someone matching the description of the suspect walking on South Acadia Road near Audubon. After making contacted, they discovered it was Terrance Vicks. Vicks eventually admitted to pulling on a vehicle door handle, but did not know the description of the vehicle. Terrance Vicks was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.

 

“Locking your vehicles can go a long way in the protection of your property,” said Chief Zeringue. “Many burglars are looking for unlocked, easy targets.”

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2018 Parade Start Times & Route Details

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is pleased to share with our community partners this year’s Mardi Gras parade routes and start times.

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  • Shaka will start at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.
  • Ambrosia will start at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.
  • Cleophas will start at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 11th, 2018
  • Chronos will start at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11th, 2018
  • Ghana will start at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

 

 

An important note differing from last year is that each parade, once traveled down Jackson Street, will turn at the first intersection at Jackson Street and Canal Blvd. before turning on to Gerald T. Peltier.

Pedestrians will be allowed to gather on the median of Canal Blvd., but no vehicles will be allowed to park there. Also, no vendors will be allowed on City streets and City right-of-ways.

If alcohol is in the plans, please be sure to designate a sober driver to bring you home before the party starts. Also, Thibodaux Police Officers will be issuing citations for underage drinking again this year.

From all of us here at the Thibodaux Police Department, we wish you a happy and safe Mardi Gras season.

 

2018 Parade Routes in Detail

 

Shaka:    Will start on Iris St. near Martin Luther King Blvd. The parade will turn onto Rock St. and then right on School Street.  The parade will then turn onto Canal Blvd., then an immediate turn onto St. Charles Street.  The parade will travel until turning left onto Menard Street from Street. From Menard the parade will turn right onto Canal Blvd. The parade will then turn left onto West 2nd Street. From West 2nd Street it will merge onto La. 1 before making a left turn onto Jackson Street.  The parade will make a U-turn at the first median crossover of Jackson and Canal. Blvd before turning right onto Gerald T. Peltier. The parade will end once it reaches Martin Luther King Blvd.

Shaka (Blue) & Ambrosia (Yellow)

Shaka (Blue) & Ambrosia (Yellow)

 

Ambrosia:   Will start on Audubon Ave. (NSU stadium). The parade will travel on Audubon Avenue and turn left onto Menard Street. Once making it to Canal Blvd., the parade will turn right onto Canal Blvd. The parade will then turn left onto West 2nd Street. The parade will then merge onto La. 1 before making a left turn onto Jackson Street. The parade will make a U-turn at the first median crossover of Jackson and Canal. Blvd before turning right onto Gerald T. Peltier.  From Gerald T. Peltier the parade will turn onto Bayou Lane. From Bayou Lane the parade will turn right back onto Menard Street. The parade will then turn right on Audubon Avenue before finishing at the NSU Stadium.

Cleophas and Chronos:   Will start on Audubon Ave. (NSU stadium). The parade will travel on Audubon Avenue and turn left onto Menard Street. Once making it to Canal Blvd., the parade will turn right onto Canal Blvd. The parade will then turn left onto West 2nd Street. The parade will then merge onto La. 1 before making a left turn onto Jackson Street. The parade will make a U-turn at the first median crossover of Jackson and Canal. Blvd before turning right onto Gerald T. Peltier.  From Gerald T. Peltier the parade will turn onto Bayou Lane. From Bayou Lane the parade will turn right back onto Menard Street. The parade will then turn right on Audubon Avenue before finishing at the NSU Stadium.

Cleophas & Chronos

Cleophas & Chronos

 

Ghana:    Will start on Iris St. near Martin Luther King Blvd. The parade will turn onto Rock St. and then right on School Street.  The parade will then turn onto Canal Blvd., then an immediate turn onto St. Charles Street.  The parade will travel until turning left onto Menard Street from Street. From Menard the parade will turn right onto Canal Blvd. The parade will then turn left onto West 2nd Street. From West 2nd Street it will merge onto La. 1 before making a left turn onto Jackson Street.  The parade will make a U-turn at the first median crossover of Jackson and Canal. Blvd before turning right onto Gerald T. Peltier. The parade will end once it reaches Good Street (the city barn).

Ghana

Ghana

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Suspect from Friday Shooting Identified

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is seeking our community partners’ help in locating a shooting suspect – Gary Williams.

WILLIAMS, GARY L(Image from 2013)

Gary Williams is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is around 5’10”, 185 lbs., with multiple tattoos. He is considered armed and dangerous. The image provided is from a 2013 arrest, so his appearance may be slightly different.

On Friday, January 5th, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Gary Williams shot the victim in the upper leg after a physical altercation. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Gary Williams 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.

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Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Arrested; Illegal Narcotics Recovered

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Ryan Zeringue Jr. (W/M, 32) for Attempted Simple Kidnapping, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Resisting an Officer.

ZERINGUE, RYAN ANTHONY, JR

On Friday, January 5th, at approximately 8:27 p.m., the pre-teen victim was walking the trash to the roadway in the 600 Block of Locust Street when a white male, later determined to be Ryan Zeringue Jr., approached the victim wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

 

After asking the victim if the father was home, Ryan Zeringue grabbed the victim and attempted to pull the victim away with him. The victim was able to scream and get away, as Zeringue fled on foot between some houses in the area.

 

Police began searching the area, and located Zeringue in the 500 Block of Olive Street. Zeringue did not comply with Officers commands and kept one hand concealed, claiming Officers were harassing him. Suddenly, Zeringue removed his hand and threw an object a good distance away. Officers were able to take Zeringue into custody. The victim was able to positively identify Zeringue.

 

Police searched for the object that Zeringue threw in the area that he threw it in and spoke to a witness who said she heard a noise on her roof as Officers were yelling for Zeringue to get on the ground. Officers located a flashlight in the gutter of the home. Inside of the flashlight Officers recovered approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine.

 

Ryan Zeringue Jr. is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $30,500 bond.

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Intoxicated Driver Crashes Vehicle; Sends One to the Hospital

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of John Larousse (W/M, 41) for DWI (1st), Driving Left of Center Line, Expired Driver’s License, and Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker.

J. Larousse

On Saturday, January 6th, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m., John Larousse crossed the center line into the opposing lane of travel at Hwy 308 and Banker Drive, causing a collision between his 2016 Silver Chrysler Town and Country Minivan and a 2002 Beige Mazda Tribute.

 

The driver of the Mazda Tribute was transported to the hospital for possible broken bones. John Larousse refused medical assistance.

 

John Larousse told Officers that he was trying to avoid an object in the roadway, causing him to leave his lane of travel. Witnesses, though, said they saw nothing in the roadway.

 

Officers did notice that John Larousse was showing signs of intoxication, but they did not smell the odor of an alcoholic type beverage. Larousse told Officers that he had taken a combination of prescription medication that he is prescribed, which included morphine.

 

Officers had Larousse perform a standardized field sobriety test, which he performed poorly. Once taken into custody, a warrant was obtained for a blood sample from Larousse. The blood sample will be sent off to the State Police Crime lab for analysis.

 

Police also learned that Larousse was driving with an expired driver’s license and that his MVI was expired as well. John Larousse was released on a court summons after booking procedure was complete.

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Yearlong Investigation Lands Burglary Suspect Behind Bars

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Courtney Wiggins (B/M, 23) for Simple Burglary and a warrant for Contempt of Court. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $50,164.50 bond.

WIGGINS, COURTNEY LACOREY

On December 17th, 2016, the victims returned to their home in the 1000 Block of Narrow Street and discovered that their home had been burglarized. Among the items stolen was a laptop and gaming equipment.

Thibodaux Police Detectives processed the scene for evidentiary purposes, which led them to Courtney Wiggins.

After more than a yearlong investigation, a warrant was obtained for Wiggins’ arrest on Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

On Friday, January 5th, 2018, at approximately 9:27 a.m., Officers went to 1200 Louise Street Unit 216 and found Wiggins inside. Courtney Wiggins was placed under arrest. The investigation is ongoing.

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TPD Officers Recover Assortment of Illegal Narcotics

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Orenthius Richard (B/M, 40) for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Ecstasy, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana (2nd), and a 17th JDC Contempt of Court Warrant for Failing to Appear for Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Hit & Run.

RICHARD, ORENTHIUS JAMES

On Thursday, January 4th, around 9: 45 p.m., Thibodaux Police Officers working an underage drinking grant was conducting a bar check in the 900 Block of St. Charles Street when they saw Orenthius Richard sitting in his red 1997 Dodge truck. The Officers knew Richard had an active 17th JDC warrant for his arrest.

 

When the Officers approached Richard, they could smell suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle. Richard was taken into custody on his warrant. While Officers were searching Richard for weapons or contraband incidental to his arrest, they recovered approximately 14 grams of suspected marijuana, approximately 3 grams of suspected crack cocaine, approximately 6 grams of suspected cocaine, and 51 doses of suspected ecstasy on his person.

 

A K9 was called to the scene and the vehicle was searched, but nothing was recovered. Orenthius Richard was taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he awaits his bond to be set.

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