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Help Police Identify Man Who Pulled A Gun While In Drive-Through

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue is asking for our partners help in identifying the white male standing outside the drive-through window.


The unidentified white male is wanted in connection to an aggravated assault investigation. On Monday, April 30th, at approximately 6:27 a.m., the unidentified white male exited his vehicle, possibly a light blue Chrysler 200 convertible, after slightly pulling his vehicle forward and forgetting his change in the drive-through line at a fast food restaurant in the 200 Block of East 1st Street. The driver began to threaten the driver of the vehicle behind his, eventually getting a gun out of his vehicle and pointing it at the victim threatening to shoot him. The unidentified white male left the area and Police were contacted.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the unidentified white male is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at 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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Occupant Protection Enforcement Wave Coming To Thibodaux

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that by utilizing a Louisiana Highway Safety Grant the Thibodaux Police Department will be participating in an Occupant Protection Enforcement wave within the city limits of Thibodaux beginning Monday, May 21st, and lasting until Sunday, June 3rd.


Thibodaux Police Officers, who are not scheduled to work normal duty, will be assigned to this wave at various times of the day during the wave.


48%, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the percentage of passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2016 who were unrestrained. So what can we do? Buckle Up! You can reduce chances of fatal injury while riding in the front seat by 45% just by wearing your seatbelt.


Chief Zeringue and all of us at the Thibodaux Police Department would like to thank all of our partners for helping spread the word about the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

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Section of Parish Road Slated To Be Closed

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that a section of Parish Road, between Hickory Street and Louise Street, will be closed for repairs at the Entergy substation beginning today, May 8th, at 1:00 p.m. and tentatively ending on Friday, May 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

Road Rage Leads To Shut Down Of California Highway

As the tentative end date approaches, another assessment will be made as to whether or not the ending date will be extended or remain as is.

Chief Zeringue would like to thank all of our community partners for their cooperation as the road closure may be somewhat inconvenient.

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Man Arrested For Exposing Genitalia To Female Victims As They Shopped

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Robert Matthews IV (B/M, 29) for Felony Obscenity and Possession of Marijuana (1st). He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $25,500 bond.


On Sunday, May 6th, at approximately 2:54 p.m., loss prevention personnel at a business in the 400 Block of North Canal Boulevard received several complaints from females that a male was exposing himself in the store.

Police were contacted and found Matthews, who matched the description given, still inside the store. Police were able to confirm that Matthews was the person exposing himself.

One of the victims said that she was in the shoe section when Matthews brushed against her buttocks. Thinking nothing of it at the time, she continued to shop. As she was bent over trying on a pair of shoes she saw someone standing approximately one foot in front of her with the points of the person’s shoes facing her. The victim looked up and saw Matthews with his pants and underwear pulled down as he was holding his genitalia in his hand. The victim began to yell, and Matthews quickly pulled his pants and underwear up.

As Police were arresting Matthews, they found suspected marijuana in his pants pocket. Matthews was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.

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Man Crashes Vehicle into Victim’s Home – Flees to His House Down the Street

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of two:

  • Jacob Mire (W/M, 23) was arrested for DWI (1st), Hit-&-Run, and Careless Operation.
  • Joseph Mire (W/M, 24) was arrested for Resisting an Officer. He was released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Sunday, April 29th, after posting his $1,000 bond.

Around 2:14 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th, the victim was sitting on the porch of her home in the 1000 Block of Harrison Street when a 2004 Grey Chevrolet Impala, driven by Jacob Mire, was seen traveling at a high rate of speed before trying to turn from West 10th Street on to Harrison Street. As Jacob Mire turned the vehicle he struck the home of the victim.

Jacob Mire was heard mumbling obscenities before backing out and driving off. He drove to his home down the street at 1037 Harrison Street.

Officers arrived and saw someone run away from 1037 Harrison Street, ignoring the Officer’s command to stop. The person who ran was later discovered to be Joseph Mire, Jacob Mire’s brother and front seat passenger during the Hit & Run. Officers searched for Joseph Mire, but he was not found.

Jacob Mire appeared to be highly intoxicated and was brought to the Thibodaux Police Department. At the Department, Jacob Mire was given a standardized field sobriety test, which he could not finish due to having to use a wall to support him. Jacob Mire had a BAC of .259g%.

Jacob Mire was issued a misdemeanor summons for all of his charges, and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.

A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Joseph Mire after he refused to obey the Officer’s command during the Hit-&-Run investigation. On Saturday, April 28th, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a tip led Officers to a Daiquiris business in Thibodaux that Joseph Mire was at. He was placed under arrest.

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Man Stabbed Attacker During Child Custody Exchange

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Randall Smith (B/M, 26) for Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment and Simple Battery.

On Friday, April 20th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Randall Smith met with the victims, one of which is the mother of his children and the other is her current boyfriend, for a child custody exchange in the parking lot of the Rienzi Shopping Center. When Smith saw the new boyfriend was at the exchange, he refused to allow the children to go with their mother.


The female victim contacted the Police, and Smith became angry. Smith grabbed the female victim by the arm as she sat in her vehicle and attempted to punch her, but Smith was pushed away by the male victim who was sitting in the vehicle as well.

Smith then went to the other side of the vehicle and began to punch the male victim multiple times. The male victim pulled out his pocket knife and began to swing it at Smith. Smith then pulled the male victim out of the vehicle by his hair and began choking him telling him that he was going to break his neck.

A Police Officer working a detail nearby was the first on the scene and saw Smith, who was covered in blood, choking the male victim on the ground. The Police Officer spotted the male victim with a knife, and was able to disarm him. Additional Officers arrived shortly after and the two were separated.

Smith was transported to the hospital for treatment because he was stabbed during the altercation. The male victim was treated by Acadian Ambulance on the scene.

The Thibodaux Police Detective investigating the incident decided to not pursue charges against the male victim because he was acting in self-defense. The Detective did secure a arrest warrants for Smith, though.

Randall Smith turned himself in at the Thibodaux Police Department on Saturday, April 21st, after being released from the hospital. He was later released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Saturday, April 21st, at approximately 6:55 a.m. after posting his $7,500 bond.

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Three Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that three suspects have been arrested in an armed robbery that happened earlier this week.

JC Thompson III (B/M, 17), Leon Cammack Jr. (B/M, 19), and Lorenza Jackson Jr. (B/M, 17) were all arrested for Armed Robbery with Use of a Firearm. All three suspects are being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond each.


On Tuesday, April 17th, at approximately 9:49 p.m., the victim had just parked his vehicle at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Ridgefield Avenue when he was approached and robbed at gun point. During the robbery, he was tackled to the ground after being threatened with the gun if he screamed. His keys were taken so the suspects could find something to steal inside of his vehicle. At some point, the suspects recognized the victim as someone they knew and all took off running. The armed robbers made off with $3.00.

Police Officers responding to the armed robbery spotted a group of males matching the description in the 200 Block of Sanders Street. Officers apprehended one, Thompson, but the others took off running. Thompson was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.

On Wednesday, April 18th, members of the Thibodaux Police Department Detectives Division, Narcotics Division and Patrol Division were following up with the investigation and searching for additional suspects by checking known locations when a Detective spotted Jackson in the area of the 200 Block of Sanders Street. A foot pursuit ensued, but Jackson was caught and arrested before he could enter into 206 Sanders Street.

While arresting Jackson, a female, Leilani Turnage, came to the door at 206 Sanders Street. Police asked Turnage if Cammack, Turnage’s boyfriend, was inside, to which Turnage told Officers that he wasn’t. Police noticed that Turnage kept going inside and returning outside while appearing to be nervous. Police received permission from another party to search the home and found Cammack hiding in a closet. Cammack was placed under arrest and Turnage was arrested for harboring a fugitive. This investigation is ongoing.

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