Thibodaux Man Arrested On Multiple Vehicle Burglary Charges

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.

WALLER, MICHAEL JEROME

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.

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Thibodaux Man With 4 Warrants Caught With Ecstasy, Weed and a Gun

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Jamall Sims (B/M, 31, 116 Ribbon Cane in Thibodaux, LA) for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of CDS, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana (3rd), Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA, No Turn Signal, Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment (Warrant), Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling (Warrant), Criminal Mischief (Warrant), and Simple Criminal Damage to Property (Warrant).

SIMS, JAMALL ANTHONY, SR

On December 11th, 2016, Jamall Sims sent a text message to the victim, who he had shared a relationship with, saying that he was going to beat her. Sims went to the victim’s home in the 300 Block of Bobby Street, and had a child that lives at the home open the door for him. The victim was awoken by Sims hovering over her and beating her.  She had to be transported to the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

On August 14th, 2017, Jamall Sims wanted the victim to let him into her home in the 100 Block of Ribbon Cane Drive to retrieve a gun he had hidden in the home when they dated. He told her where he had hidden it and she confirmed it was there. She continued to not let him into the home, so he turned the power off and broke in through a window. The victim’s child woke up because of the commotion, so the victim took her child and locked themselves in a room. She later emerged and found Sims and the weapon gone. Warrants for Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Criminal Mischief, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property were obtained for Sims’ arrest. A Domestic Abuse Battery warrant was obtained for Jamall Sims’ arrest.

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, at approximately 8:46 p.m., Thibodaux Police Narcotics’ Detectives saw a chevy impala not use a turn signal at School and Rock Street. The vehicle was stopped and the Detectives could smell suspected marijuana. After a K9 alerted on the vehicle, the vehicle was searched.

Detectives recovered suspected marijuana, 66 suspected ecstasy pills, and a loaded firearm with an extended round mag from inside of the vehicle.

Jamall Sims was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $131,600 bond.

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Bold Suspect Casually Coordinates Vehicle Theft While Victim’s Family Was Home

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Martin Dorsey (B/M, 30, 3370 Bayou Blue Road in Gray, LA) for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting An Officer, and No Proper Lighting On Bicycle After Sunset.

DORSEY, MARTIN

On September 13th, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the victim’s vehicle, which was not in working condition and parked on his property in the 300 Block of West 10th Street, was stolen.

 

The suspect, later learned to be Martin Dorsey, asked the victim’s son, who was on the property at the time of the theft, to move his vehicle as Dorsey towed the victim’s vehicle away. The victim’s son thought his father knew so he didn’t contact anyone at the time.

 

Another of the victim’s relatives arrived at the victim’s home while Dorsey and an unidentified man were towing the vehicle. The victim’s relative was able to identify Dorsey as one of the suspects.

 

During further investigation, Thibodaux Police learned that the vehicle had been sold to a scrap metal yard in Schriever for $164.29. By the time this was learned, the vehicle had already been crushed. Investigating Officers were able to secure a warrant for Dorsey’s arrest.

 

On Thursday, October 5th, at approximately 2:48 a.m., a Thibodaux Police Officer patrolling the area of the 600 Block of Harrison Street spotted a bicycle without proper lighting that was being ridden on the roadway at night with another male on the handlebars.

 

They were stopped by the Officer, and one of the males was properly identified. The other male, later learned to be Dorsey, gave a false name and told the Officer that he didn’t have an ID on him. Upon further investigation, the Officer was able to properly identify Dorsey after finding his ID on him during a pat down.

 

Dorsey was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $6,025 bond.

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Gun and Drugs Recovered On Traffic Stop

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Javoris Talbert (B/M, 21, 120 Jerome Court in Napoleonville, LA) for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of CDS, Possession of Marijuana (1st), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License, and a Traffic Control Signal Violation (Running a Red Light).

TALBERT, JAVORIS JAVONNE

Vanshander Jones (B/F, 19), the passenger, was arrested for Resisting An Officer.

 

On Wednesday, October 4th, at approximately 10:33 p.m., a Thibodaux Police K9 Unit witnessed a blue Toyota Camry run a red light at the intersection of Rienzi Drive and North Canal Blvd. The vehicle was stopped and the K9 Officer spoke with the driver, Javoris Talbert, who was driving with a suspended driver’s license.

 

The K9 Officer could smell what he believed to be suspected marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. Talbert admitted that he had smoked marijuana earlier, and the smell must still be on his clothing. Talbert and his passenger, Vanshander Jones, were asked to exit the vehicle while a K9 Sniff was performed.

 

After a positive alert to the presence of an illegal narcotic, the vehicle was searched. A loaded 9mm handgun was found, two prescription bottles were found containing a total of approximately 16 gross grams of suspected marijuana, and drug paraphernalia including a digital scale were found inside of the vehicle.

 

A female Officer arrived to help assist with the pat down of Vanshander Jones, who immediately began to resist the Officers. Officers had to wrestle with Jones before being able to place her in handcuffs.

Vanshander Jones was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where she was released on Summons after being fingerprinted.

 

Javoris Talbert was also transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he bonded out of at approximately 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 5th, after posting his $4,200 bond.

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Facebook Sales Meet-Up Goes Wrong; Suspect Arrested For Theft

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Diamonte Johnson (B/M, 19) for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft, Switched Plates and no License Plate Light.

JOHNSON, DIAMONTE

The victim found that Diamonte Johnson, known to the victim as “Snug”, was selling a PS4, 7 games and 2 controllers for $225.00 on Facebook Sales. After communicating through Facebook, they decided to meet.

The victim and Diamonte Johnson met on June 25th, 2017, at the MLK Park basketball pavilion. The victim gave Johnson the $225.00 and Johnson gave the victim a backpack supposedly containing the gaming equipment.

The victim opened the bag to discover a brick, an empty aluminum foil box, a cd case holder and the bottom of a TV stand. When the victim went to confront Johnson, he had already fled the area.

Thibodaux Police Officers were able to positively identify “Snug” as Diamonte Johnson.

On Sunday, September 24th, Thibodaux Police Officers stopped a 2003 Silver Chevrolet Impala for a traffic offense. The driver of the vehicle was Diamonte Johnson.

Johnson was placed under arrest for the theft. During the traffic stop, Police discovered that the license plate on Johnson’s vehicle was actually a switched plate, belonging on a 2008 Nissan Altima. After discovering that the license plate was switched and there was no proof of insurance on Johnson’s vehicle, Officers decided to two the vehicle.

While a vehicle inventory of the vehicle was being conducted before it was towed, Officers discovered a loaded .40 caliber Beretta under the driver’s seat. Since Johnson is currently on parole for simple burglary it is illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm.

Diamonte Johnson is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $25,700 bond along with a Probation and Parole hold.

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Man Arrested After Abusing Girlfriend on Multiple Occasions

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Peddis Ray (B/M, 49, 1102 St. Patrick Street in Thibodaux, LA) for Battery of a Dating Partner By Strangulation, 2nd Degree Battery, and two (2) counts of Battery of a Dating Partner.

RAY, PEDDIS GENE

On Thursday, September 21st, Thibodaux Police Officers went to the victim’s home on Victory Street after she discovered the door to her home had been forced open. While Police were investigating this crime, the victim began to open up to the Officers about the abuse she had been enduring from her boyfriend, Peddis Ray.

Beginning on September 10th, the victim and Peddis Ray were arguing in the parking lot of the victim’s work, the 100 Block of North Canal Boulevard. Ray became violent and hit the victim in the neck with a cellphone and pushed her head into a wall, causing the victim to fall and lose consciousness.

The victim did not seek medical attention right away, but after several days of having a constant headache she decided to go to the hospital. Peddis Ray went with the victim to the hospital and threatened the victim to not mention the abuse or he would hurt her again. At the hospital, it was learned that the victim had suffered a concussion.

The victim and Ray left the hospital, only to have Ray once again abuse the victim by placing his hand over her face and not let her breath. The victim was able to get away from Ray’s grasp, but Ray stomped her foot causing bruising.

On September 20th, Ray began harassing the victim via cellphone while she was at work demanding that she meet him. The victim, who is fearful of Ray, met with him only to have him physically abuse her once again. Officers were able to obtain warrants for the arrest of Peddis Ray.

On Friday, September 22nd, Peddis Ray was arrested in the parking lot of the Thibodaux Police Department. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $77,500 bond.

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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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