Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for stealing a tractor in the Larose area and driving it into the bayou, while damaging private property in the process.
On the morning of Sunday, November 2, patrol deputies responded to a property near East 27th Street in Larose regarding the theft of a tractor. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a shed, a fence, and other areas of the property had been damaged and the owner’s tractor was missing. A utility pole had also been knocked down at some point. Witnesses reported seeing lights around the area at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and a tractor was found in the bayou just before 2:30 a.m. that day. Through investigation, deputies determined the perpetrator or perpetrators had likely stolen the tractor, driven it along a public highway and later a public right away, causing significant damage, before driving the tractor into the bayou.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and asking for the public’s help to solve this crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.