Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Michael Waller (B/M, 36, 414 E 7th Street in Thibodaux, LA) for two (2) counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and two (2) counts of Attempted Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.
On October 28th, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a black male, later identified as Michael Waller, was seen on a video recording attempting to burglarize two vehicles, a 2007 Acura and a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, in the 600 Block of Lagarde Street but didn’t gain access. Waller was able to successfully burglarize the next door neighbor’s 2012 Acura and made off with coach sunglasses valued at approximately $140. This vehicle was unlocked.
Thibodaux Police Detectives were able to positively identify the person in the video as Michael Waller. During the investigation, Police were also able to link Waller to another vehicle burglary that happened around a week earlier on October 20th, 2017, in the 200 Block of East 7th Street.
As the victim was leaving for work she discovered her 2011 Toyota Corolla had been rummaged through at some point during the night. Waller made off with a small amount of money that was kept inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was believed to be unlocked at the time of this burglary as well.
On Monday, October 30th, Michael Waller was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $55,000 bond.