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Update: Suspect Who Made Disturbing Statement About Children Arrested

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Brandi Rothman (W/F, 31, 5’2”, 140 lbs, 19820 Hwy 643 in Vacherie, LA) for Simple Assault and Nonconsensual Disclosure of a Private Image.

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The Thibodaux Police Department had already arrested both Leo Oubre (W/M, 34, 22847 Highridge Drive in Vacherie, LA) and Heather Wright (W/F, 32, 13119 Willow Street in Vacherie, LA) for Nonconsensual Disclosure of a Private Image.

In late August, the victim received messages from Brandi Rothman on a social media site claiming that she was going to shoot up the homes of the victim’s family. Rothman went a step further and made a very graphic and disturbing statement about the victim’s children’s heads making a nice trophy piece. According to the victim, Rothman was angry over a social media post that the victim posted concerning Heather Wright.

Rothman also posted on a social media site a sexually revealing image of the victim without the victim’s consent. The victim had shared the photo of herself with Leo Oubre when they were in a relationship. The victim did not send the image to anyone else, leaving Oubre as the only one with possession of that image. Heather Wright ended up with the image and without the victim’s permission allegedly sent the photo to Brandi Rothman.

Leo Oubre was arrested on September 18th by the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Department and Heather Wright was arrested on September 20th by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Brandi Rothman turned herself in at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Sunday, September 24th, she bonded out shortly after.

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Update: Man Who Attacked Adult & Child Arrested

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that the suspect the Thibodaux Police Department was searching for, Omar Harvey (B/M, 38, 516 Egle Street in Morgan City, LA), has been located and arrested. He has been charged with Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment, 2nd Degree Battery, two (2) counts of Cruelty to Juveniles with Force/Violence and Violation of Probation/Parole.

HARVEY, OMAR SHARI

On Saturday, September 16th, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Omar Harvey attacked the adult victim that he once shared a relationship with by punching her in the face which caused her to fall back and hit her head on an ice machine, knocking her unconscious and injuring her tailbone.

One of the victim’s preteen children was then struck in the face by Harvey, knocking the child to the ground. The Officer saw blood on the child’s face as well as swelling. When Harvey struck the preteen child he scratched the finger of another of the adult victim’s preteen children.

Upon further investigation, Police learned that the victim and Harvey once shared a relationship, but recently ended it. Harvey went to the victim’s home to drop off some of the victim’s belongings, but an argument ensued because the victim was not interested in getting back into a relationship with Harvey.

The victim and her children left the residence to go wait on someone to pick up her and her children. While waiting, one of the children yelled for their mother to run as Harvey rounded the corner of the building. This is when Harvey assaulted the victims.

Omar Harvey was arrested on September 21st after turning himself in at the Thibodaux Police Department. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on an $80,000 bond.

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Wanted Suspect Makes Disturbing Statement About Victim’s Children

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that the Thibodaux Police Department is looking for Brandi Rothman (W/F, 31, 5’2”, 140 lbs, 19820 Hwy 643 in Vacherie, LA). She is wanted for Simple Assault and Nonconsensual Disclosure of a Private Image.

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The Thibodaux Police Department has already arrested Leo Oubre (W/M, 34, 22847 Highridge Drive in Vacherie, LA) in connection to this case for Nonconsensual Disclosure of a Private Image.

In late August, the victim received messages from Brandi Rothman on a social media site claiming that she was going to shoot up the homes of the victim’s family. Rothman went a step further and made a very graphic and disturbing statement about the victim’s children’s heads making a nice trophy piece. According to the victim, Rothman was angry over a social media post that the victim posted concerning a separate person.

Rothman also posted on a social media site a sexually revealing image of the victim without the victim’s consent. The victim had shared the photo of herself with Leo Oubre when they were in a relationship. Oubre then sent the photo to another person without the victim’s permission and it eventually reached Brandi Rothman.

On Monday, September 18th, at approximately 11:47 p.m., Leo Oubre was arrested by the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Department on the Thibodaux Police Department warrant. He bonded out of the Lafourche Parish Detention Center the same day at approximately 4:59 p.m. after posting his $500 bond.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Brandi Rothman 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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Woman Etches “F**K You” In Victim’s Vehicle After Traffic Dispute

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is seeking our community partners’ help in identifying the white female suspect in the photo. The white female is wearing a dark colored tank top with jeans.

On September 17th, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the unidentified white female confronted the victim over a traffic dispute that happened in the parking lot of a business in the 400 Block of North Canal Boulevard. The victim entered the store and video footage shows the unidentified woman etch “F**K You” into the victim’s vehicle causing $699 in damage. The unidentified female and the juvenile that was with her then left the scene in their vehicle.

Anyone with information on this crime 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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Police Seek Omar Harvey For Attacking Adult & Child

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that the Thibodaux Police Department is seeking our community partners’ help in locating a suspect, Omar Harvey (B/M, 38, 516 Egle Street in Morgan City, LA), for Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment, 2nd Degree Battery, and two (2) counts of Cruelty to Juveniles with Force/Violence.

HARVEY, OMAR SHARI

On Saturday, September 16th, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Omar Harvey attacked the adult victim that he once shared a relationship with by punching her in the face which caused her to fall back and hit her head on an ice machine, knocking her unconscious and injuring her tailbone.

One of the victim’s preteen children was then struck in the face by Harvey, knocking the child to the ground. The Officer saw blood on the child’s face as well as swelling. When Harvey struck the preteen child he scratched the finger of another of the adult victim’s preteen children.

Upon further investigation, Police learned that the victim and Harvey once shared a relationship, but recently ended it. Harvey went to the victim’s home to drop off some of the victim’s belongings, but an argument ensued because the victim was not interested in getting back into a relationship with Harvey.

The victim and her children left the residence to go wait on someone to pick up her and her children. While waiting, one of the children yelled for their mother to run as Harvey rounded the corner of the building. This is when Harvey assaulted the victims.

Omar Harvey was seen getting into a tan SUV and leaving the area. Warrants were obtained for Omar Harvey’s arrest.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Omar Harvey 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 Home Invasion Suspect Caught With Zip Ties, Gloves and Knife

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Kaye Villatoro (W/F, 33, 722 Bourg Larose Hwy in Bourg, LA) for Attempted Home Invasion and a 17th JDC Warrant for Failing to Appear on Possession of Schedule IV (Clonazepam) and a Probation Violation.

VILLATORO, KAYE LYNN

On Thursday, September 14th, at approximately 8:46 p.m., Kaye Villatoro tried to break into the victim’s home in the 100 Block of North 13th Street while the victim and a female friend was inside. The victim and her female friend locked themselves in the bathroom and called Police.

When Officers arrived, they found Villatoro on the property. Police also found a black bag with zip ties, black gloves and a knife in it. Villatoro confessed to Police that she was going to drag the females down the street and beat them up due to being upset about an earlier incident.

Kaye Villatoro was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where she is being held on a $20,000 bond.

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Narcotics’ Warrant Round-Up Launched In the Early Morning Hours

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that a Thibodaux Police Department Narcotics’ warrant round-up dubbed “Operation Close-Out” landed ten arrests so far.

  • Duncan Wiggins (B/M, 30, 123 Louis Lane in Napoleonville, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Jovan Kenny (B/M, 25, 708 South Barbier Avenue in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule IV and Principal to Simple Robbery.
  • De’Andre Pharagood (B/M, 22, 266 Sanders Street in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Terrence Southall (B/M, 36, 507 East 12th Street in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Michael Templet (W/M, 33, 115 Becnel Lane in Chackbay, LA) was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Floyd Reed (B/M, 31, 219 Ridgeway Street in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Possession of Promethazine.
  • Sherrick Every (B/M, 29) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Kevin Smith (B/M, 22, 1724 Midland Drive in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Michael Bradley (B/M, 58, 1128 Tiger Drive in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Hydrocodone.
  • Andre Moore (B/M, 25, 411 Gerald T Peltier Drive in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.

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In the early morning hours of Thursday, September 14th, members of the Thibodaux Police Department, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Louisiana Probation and Parole teamed up to execute TPD Narcotic Warrants stemming from investigations within the City of Thibodaux.

“Most crime can be traced back to illegal narcotic activity in some way,” said Chief Bryan Zeringue. “With the arrest of these drug offenders, and more to follow, we hope to keep intact the high quality of life we all enjoy here in Thibodaux.”

Chief Bryan Zeringue also said how proud he was of the dedication his Narcotic’s Division has shown since reinstituting it when he took the Chief’s position in 2015. Chief Zeringue would also like to thank all of the assisting agencies for their help with this operation.

There are still outstanding warrants and the operation is still underway. We are confident that more arrests will follow in the near future.

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