Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of seven suspects after they were caught trespassing inside of an unoccupied private structure.
On Sunday, September 27h, shortly before 11:00 p.m., Thibodaux Police Officers responded to a report of subject’s entering an unoccupied building in the 600 Block of East 1st Street (LA. Highway 1). Upon arrival, it was learned that an unknown amount of suspects had crawled into the unsecured windows of the structure and were currently inside the building. Officers were able to lure the suspects from the interior of the building by utilizing a police K-9’s bark command. Seven individuals including one juvenile and six adults were then apprehended without incident. During the course of the investigation, a K-9 search was conducted on the suspect’s vehicles, which rendered a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. Johnny Chaisson III, the owner of one of the vehicles admitted that he had narcotics inside his vehicle prior to a search. During the search, officer’s recovered approximately 26 grams of suspected marijuanain Mr. Chaisson’s vehicle.
All suspects were charged accordingly and are pending future court dates.