Traffic Stop Nabs Illegal Narcotics and a Stolen Firearm

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Landon Johnson (B/M, 20, 122 Truman Circle Unit #31 in Thibodaux, LA) for Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of CDS, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Numbers, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Crack Cocaine, No Headlights and No Driver’s License (Never Applied).

JOHNSON, LANDON SHAMAR

Around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, Thibodaux Police Officers patrolling the area of Canal Boulevard and West 8th Street spotted a black Nissan Altima traveling without its headlights on.

When Officers went to stop the Altima, the driver continued on until the area of 1000 Block of Canal Boulevard before stopping. Officers made contact with the driver, Landon Johnson, who did not have a driver’s license or any other type of identification on him. While speaking with Johnson, Officers noticed that Johnson was acting nervous and gave conflicting statements about where he was going.

Upon further investigation, Johnson admitted that he had suspected crack cocaine in his pocket. Officers recovered not only suspected crack cocaine, but also suspected methamphetamine from Johnson’s pocket.

A K9 arrived on the scene during the investigation, and alerted on the vehicle. While Officers were searching the vehicle, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found with the serial number partially obliterated. Officers were able to take the numbers still visible and determine that the firearm was stolen out of Lafourche Parish.

Landon Johnson was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $65,200 bond. Johnson is also on parole until June 24th, 2018, for Simple Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of a Firearm. His parole officer was notified of the arrest.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Makes Off With Cash and Possible Heart-Attack

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Nicholas Meyer (W/M, 25, 1418 Oakley Street Unit 2 in Thibodaux, LA) for Armed Robbery, Attempted Simple Burglary, and two (2) counts of Simple Battery.

MEYER, NICHOLAS ROBERT

Around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 9th, store clerks began to arrive at their place of employment in the 1500 Block of Ridgefield Road to open for the day. When one of the store clerks opened the door to allow the second one to enter, a white male wearing a mask blocked the door from being closed with a hammer. The white male suspect then punched one clerk knocking the victim to the ground. The white male suspect then swung the hammer at the second clerk but misses and hits his wrist on the victim’s arm, dropping the hammer in a trash can near the victim. The white male suspect then punches the second victim, knocking that victim to the ground as well.

The suspect then kicked an inside door open and grabbed a money bag from the room. When one of the victims got up from the ground, the white male suspect threw a liquor bottle at the victim. Thankfully he missed the victim. The white male suspect then fled the store. When Police arrived, a K9 track led Police to the rear of 1418 Oakley Street.

Upon further investigation, Police discovered that a recently hired employee of the store, Nicholas Meyer, lives at that address. When Police went to speak to Meyer, they discovered that he had recently checked himself into the hospital for a possible heart-attack. Police spoke to Nicholas Meyer at the hospital, and he denied having any involvement.

Detectives conducted a search warrant at the home of Nicholas Meyer, and recovered the money bag and also discovered over $6,500 nearby as well as clothing matching the description of the suspect that had been stuffed in a white trash bag.

After being released from the hospital, Detectives spoke to Meyer again, only this time he confessed. Police learned that for several hours prior to the armed robbery, Meyer had been attempting to break into the rear of the store to no avail.

Nicholas Meyer was arrested and transported to Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $265,000 bond.

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Information Leading To Arrest Could Earn $1,000

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is seeking our community partners’ help with a shooting that the Thibodaux Police Department is currently investigating.

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On Friday, June 16th, 2017, at approximately 12:01 a.m., a home in the 200 Block of Rue Colette in Thibodaux was shot at multiple times. Victims were inside of the home at the time, but no one was injured. In April of 2016, a similar incident happened at the same home.

 

Anyone with information to assist with this investigation 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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Man Arrested After Victim Attempted To Wake Him From A Nap

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Chad Anthony Ayzinne (W/M, 26, Listed As Homeless) for Simple Battery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and two 17th JDC Warrants for Contempt of Court for Drug and Traffic Offenses. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $30,500 bond.

AYZINNE, CHAD ANTHONY

On Tuesday, June 13th, at approximately 8:11 a.m., Chad Ayzinne and the victim went to a business in the 400 Block of North Canal Boulevard. The victim allowed Ayzinne to stay in her green 2005 GMC Envoy as she went inside the business because he was asleep in the passenger seat. When she returned, Ayzinne apparently had moved to the driver’s seat and fell asleep again. The victim decided to allow Ayzinne to sleep a little longer before attempting to wake him.

As the victim attempted to wake Ayzinne, he became angry and threw an object at the victim, hitting her in the chest. He then slammed the door on her hand and drove off in the victim’s vehicle without permission.

Police were called and began actively searching for the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was eventually found abandoned in the parking lot of another business in the 500 Block of Jackson Street. Ayzinne was then found walking on East 7th Street. He was taken into custody and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.

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David Thibodaux Arrested for Sexual Battery of a Juvenile Under 13

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of David Thibodaux (W/M, 57, 501 Oak Lane Lot 13 in Thibodaux, LA) for Sexual Battery on a Juvenile Under 13. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

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Last Friday, June 9th, it was reported to the Thibodaux Police Department that the preteen Juvenile had been sexually abused over a period of time. An investigation was launched and Police learned that Thibodaux had used his hands to sexually fondle the victim on numerous occasions.

Thibodaux Police Detectives and Patrol Officers executed an arrest warrant at Thibodaux’s home on Oak Lane on Tuesday, June 13th, where David Thibodaux was taken into custody.

Due to the nature of the crime and the victim’s age, no further details will be released at this time.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Coming To Thibodaux

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is pleased to announce that the Thibodaux Police Department will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign beginning June 30th, 2017 and ending on July 5th, 2017.

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Utilizing the Louisiana Highway Safety grant, Thibodaux Police Officers will be assigned to saturation patrols with the goal of keeping our families safe as they travel on the roadway.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 10,265 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in 2015; an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 51 minutes.

 

Chief Zeringue and the Thibodaux Police Department would like to offer a few safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

 

  • Never drive if you have had anything containing alcohol to drink
  • Even legal medication can make you unfit to drive safely. A few of those medications are tranquilizers, narcotic pain pills, sleep medicines, some antidepressants, cough medicines, antihistamines and decongestants.
  • Plan a safe way to get home before the party starts
  • If you plan to walk home, have a sober friend secure you a cab. Walking impaired is not safe.
  • If in Thibodaux, report impaired drivers to the Thibodaux Police Department at 985-446-5021

 

Chief Zeringue and the Thibodaux Police Department would like to thank all of our partners for helping spread the word about the importance of not drinking and driving – even if it is just one drink. Together, we can keep Thibodaux safe and a great place to live.

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Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

South Louisiana residents understand the importance of learning from the past and preparing for the future. With the hurricane season upon us, Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue would like to offer some helpful tips to our community partners.

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    • Stock non-perishable food, bottled water, batteries and flashlights
    • Be sure to include water for bathing in case of contaminated water or no access to water (helpful tip: fill up your bathtub with water before the weather hits)
    • Secure all outside property so the wind cannot carry it away
    • Finalize emergency preparedness plan. Planning Tips
    • Identify sources of information and contact details. Information Sources
    • Anticipate medication needs at home and on the road
    • Confirm if pets are allowed at your travel destination. Be sure to include food and water for them as well.
    • Families with special needs can register with the Office of Emergency Preparedness
    • at (985) 532-8174

Chief Bryan Zeringue and the Thibodaux Police Department are confident that preparation will help us weather any storm that comes our way.

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