Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Michael Bourgeois (age 43) of Gibson on Tuesday in relation to thefts at a Kraemer residence over several months. Johnny Vedros Jr. (age 54) of Thibodaux is also wanted in connection to the incident.
A resident living along LA Highway 307 in Kraemer had reported several items stolen from his residence on multiple occasions between the dates of March 16 and October 1, 2015. The stolen items included boat hulls, engines, tools, and scrap metal. The combined value of the stolen items was over $7,500. Through investigation and the use of surveillance cameras, detectives identified Michael Bourgeois and Johnny Vedros Jr. as suspects in the thefts.
On Tuesday, October 13, detectives met with Bourgeois in relation to the incident and admitted to his role in the crimes. He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on four counts of Felony Theft and one count of Simple Burglary. He was released Tuesday afternoon after posting $7,000 bond.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Johnny Vedros Jr. for the same charges. Anyone with information on his whereabouts 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 will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.