RUNAWAY TEEN: Trayvon Chisley

UPDATE: The teen has been found and is safe.

ORIGINAL:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Trayvon Chisley of Williams Street in Raceland. Chisley left his residence around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2021, following an argument with a family member. He was last seen in the area of Triple Oaks Drive in Raceland.

Chisley is described as 6’3” tall, weighing approximately 255 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a red jacket, black and white sweat pants, and black Nike slide sandals. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 532-2808, or simply dial 911.

Trayvon Chisley
Trayvon Chisley

Three Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Larose

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced three people were arrested on drug charges in Larose on Tuesday. Reggie Estay, 46, and Alexander Creppel, 57, both of Larose, were arrested along with Michael Guidry Jr., 47, of Lockport.

While patrolling the Larose area on the afternoon of May 11, 2021, narcotics agents responded to a reported disturbance reported at Estay’s residence on West 11th Street. When agents arrived, they discovered several people at the residence including Estay, Creppel and Guidry. Creppel and Guidry were found in possession of meth, and Creppel also had drug paraphernalia in his possession. Agents also noticed various drug paraphernalia around the residence and applied for a search warrant. After obtaining the warrant, agents found meth and paraphernalia belonging to Estay. All three men were arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux.

Estay and Creppel were each charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Estay’s bail is set at $10,100. Creppel posted bail in the amount of $2,600 and was released on Wednesday afternoon. Guidry was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, and his bail is set at $7,500.

Citizens are reminded that they can report any drug-related or suspicious activity. Information can be reported directly to the Narcotics section commander, Lieutenant Derek Champagne, at (985) 532-4365 or derek-champagne@lpso.net. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

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Alexander Creppel
Reggie Estay
Reggie Estay
Michael Guidry Jr
Michael Guidry Jr

radKIDS® Defense Courses Slated for June and July 2021

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The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host radKIDS® Defense Courses for children in Raceland, Cut Off, and Thibodaux in June and July. These courses are designed for children 5 to 12 years of age and provide hands-on techniques giving children the tools they need to identify, avoid and respond to danger.

Schedule of courses:

LPSO Law Enforcement Complex (1300 Lynn Street, Thibodaux)
Tuesday, June 8 through Friday, June 11 (Registration deadline: Friday, June 4)

LPSO Range Facility (3451 Highway 182, Raceland)
Tuesday, June 22 through Friday, June 25 (Registration deadline: Friday, June 18)

The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital (200 West 134th Place, Cut Off)
Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29 (Registration deadline: Friday, July 23)

Times:

Children ages 5-7 attend daily morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and an afternoon session is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 8-12. Parents can elect to drop children off or stay for the two-hour program each day. Children are urged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

The cost is $10 per child for course materials. Class size is limited, so advance registration is required. To register online, please visit LPSO.net/Classes. For more information, contact Deputy Angela Poiencot at (985) 665-7033 or angela-poiencot@lpso.net.

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“RAD” stands for “Resist Aggression Defensively.” Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic in dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. It is an educational opportunity for children to learn personal safety strategies as they will receive special training in school safety, 911 calls, and general awareness. On the final day, they get to “fight off” an aggressor. The courses are taught by deputies of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office certified to instruct the children in self-defense and awareness of possible dangerous situations. 

Detectives Investigating Saturday Evening Shooting on LA Highway 182 in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating a shooting incident between two vehicles traveling on a Raceland highway Saturday evening. No injuries have been reported in the incident.

At around 7 p.m. on May 8, 2021, deputies and detectives responded to several calls of a shooting involving two vehicles traveling in Raceland. Investigators learned the incident began on the LA 182 north bridge spanning Bayou Lafourche. On the bridge, someone traveling in a red or maroon Hyundai exited the vehicle and began shooting at occupants in a gray Nissan Maxima. Both vehicles then began traveling west on LA 182 toward Bayou Blue. As they were traveling west, additional shots were fired.

Investigators located the Nissan in Raceland with damage from at least one round. Detectives also recovered several bullet casings from the area of the incident.

No arrests have yet been made as the incident remains under investigation. As the investigation continues, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433, online at www.crimestoppersbr.org, or via the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

Concealed Handgun Course Slated for May 29

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced a Concealed Handgun Training Course will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the LPSO Shooting Range Facility located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. The class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until approximately 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.

The course will include the following:

  • One hour of instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures of a revolver and semi-automatic pistol.
  • One hour of instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting.
  • Three hours of instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution. (Includes a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force)
  • One hour of instruction on handgun shooting positions.
  • One hour of instruction on child access prevention.
  • Two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 5 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds.
  • Must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance.
  • Must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of an NRA B-27 type silhouette target with 36 rounds.

Participants will need to bring a handgun in good working condition, 50 rounds of ammunition for that handgun, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs). All individuals must wear a mask or face covering while in the classroom or the range office. Masks or face coverings are not required on the pistol ranges for those adhering to proper physical distancing.

The cost for the course is $110, and a special rate of $55 is offered for seniors (ages 60+). Online registration is required in advance due to limited class size. This course is a pre-requisite for those applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit from the State of Louisiana. Go to LPSO.net/classes to register for this course online. For more information, please contact Lieutenant Kevin Johnson at (985) 449-4481 or by email at kevin-johnson@lpso.net.

Agents Arrest Convicted Felon Found with Drugs and a Firearm

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a convicted felon. Arrondrick Shelby Jr., 23, of Raceland faces several charges including possession of drugs and a firearm.

On the afternoon of May 2, 2021, deputies investigated a complaint that Shelby had pulled a gun out and pointed at another man during a verbal altercation on Brocato Lane in Raceland. Deputies were unable to locate Shelby at that time and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Through investigation, narcotics agents learned Shelby was in possession of narcotics as well as firearms. Agents obtained a search warrant for Shelby’s residence on Brocato Lane. On May 6, 2021, agents contacted Shelby at his residence and he was taken into custody. During the search, agents found approximately 200 grams of marijuana in small individually wrapped plastic bags as well as a handgun with an extended magazine.

Shelby was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was booked with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Bail is set at $75,000, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Citizens are reminded that they can report any drug-related or suspicious activity. Information can be reported directly to the Narcotics section commander, Lieutenant Derek Champagne, at (985) 532-4365 or derek-champagne@lpso.net. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

Arrondrick Shelby Jr
Arrondrick Shelby Jr

Agents Execute Search Warrants in South Lafourche Area Resulting in Eight Arrests

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced narcotics agents executed several search warrants in the South Lafourche area on Wednesday which resulted in eight arrests.

On April 28, 2021, agents received information regarding L.J. Danos, 38, of Larose possibly in possession of a large amount of heroin. With assistance from narcotics agents from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, LPSO agents located Danos at a camper located on East Main Street in Cut Off owned by Gary Robinson, 53, of Grand Isle. Danos was present with several other individuals, including Richard Baldwin, 40, of Galliano and Charlene Blanchard, 33, of Grand Isle who had active warrants. Agents obtained search warrants and found over 200 grams of heroin in Danos’ possession. The street value of the heroin is approximately $20,000. Inside the camper, agents discovered $3,200 in cash and a small amount of Suboxone later determined to belong to Robinson and Rebecca Hickox, 49, of Cut Off.

Agents also learned that Robinson was at a Larose motel. Agents proceeded to the motel and located Robinson and Kristin Williams, 35, of Galliano. They were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

All six were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux for booking as follows:

  • Danos: Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail is set at $50,500.
  • Robinson: Possession of Methamphetamine, Suboxone, and Drug Paraphernalia. Bail is set at $10,000.
  • Williams: Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Bail is not yet set.
  • Baldwin: four counts of contempt of court. Bail is set at $13,045.
  • Hickox: Possession of Suboxone, contempt of court. Bail is set at $5,400.
  • Blanchard: contempt of court. Bail is set at $750.

Also on Wednesday, agents conducted a traffic stop on an SUV just north of the Larose area and identified convicted felon Jerome Theriot, 50, of Larose as the driver. A K-9 deputy on scene alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Agents discovered narcotics and a firearm inside the SUV. Through further investigation, agents obtained a search warrant for Theriot’s residence on West 1st Street. There, agents located Jillien Jarvis, 39, of Golden Meadow who had several active warrants. They also discovered additional narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Theriot and Jarvis were both transported to the Correctional Complex for booking.

Theriot was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and improper vehicle lighting. Bail is set at $30,650.

Jarvis was booked on active warrants for a probation violation and three counts of contempt. She was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. She is being held without bail due to the probation violation.

Citizens are reminded that they can report any drug-related or suspicious activity. Information can be reported directly to the Narcotics section commander, Lieutenant Derek Champagne, at (985) 532-4365 or derek-champagne@lpso.net. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

L.J. Danos III
L.J. Danos III
Gary Robinson
Gary Robinson
Kristin Williams
Kristin Williams
Richard Baldwin
Richard Baldwin
Rebecca Hickox
Rebecca Hickox
Charlene Blanchard
Charlene Blanchard
Jerome Theriot
Jerome Theriot
Jillien Jarvis
Jillien Jarvis

Two Arrested for Residential Contractor Fraud

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into contractor fraud. Joshua Comardelle, 44, of Des Allemands and Richard Comardelle Jr., 44, of Larose each face charges in the investigation.

Beginning in March 2021, detectives began an investigation into Joshua Comardelle after allegations he had accepted money for residential work several months prior but had not completed the job. The victim also indicated that Joshua Comardelle would not return his phone calls after a while. During that investigation, two additional victims came forward with allegations that money had been paid but work had not been started or completed. In all, more than $19,000 had been paid to Joshua Comardelle for three jobs he had not completed. Additionally, Richard Comardelle Jr. was found to be involved in two of the incidents.

Following an investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for both men. On Tuesday, April 27, deputies made contact with the Comardelles in the Galliano area. They were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux for booking.

Joshua Comardelle was booked on warrants for three counts of Residential Contractor Fraud. He subsequently posted $75,000 bail and was released Tuesday night.

Richard Comardelle Jr. was booked on warrants for two counts of Residential Contractor Fraud and two counts of Contempt of Court. He remains in custody, and bail is set at $35,000.

Joshua Comardelle
Joshua Comardelle
Richard Comardelle Jr
Richard Comardelle Jr

Rape Aggression Defense Course to be Held in Cut Off in May

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course on May 10 and 11, 2021, at The Learning Center The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital, located at 200 West 134th Place in Cut Off.

This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and will take place over the course of both days. The class will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9:30 p.m. each day. Participants must attend both days, and participants must wear a face covering during class. Course instruction will be provided by certified R.A.D. instructors from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The cost of the course is $10 to cover the cost of course materials and is non-refundable. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. You can register and pay for the course online at www.LPSO.net/classes. The deadline to register for the class is May 7, 2021, at 11 a.m.

For more information, please call Lucie Morvant at (985) 446-2367 or email Lieutenant Kevin Johnson at kevin-johnson@lpso.net.

Public’s Help Sought To Identify Man Wanted for Several Shoplifting Incidents

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced investigators are seeking to identify a man wanted in connection to several shoplifting complaints at a Mathews department store.

On April 19, 2021, deputies responded to a report of an attempted shoplifting at the Walmart Supercenter located at 4858 Highway 1 in Mathews. A man had attempted to leave the store without paying for several hundred dollars of items which were in a cart. As he was walking out, store employees stopped the man and grabbed the cart. They told the man to remain on scene while waiting for law enforcement, but he left the area on foot. The man had been dropped off at the store by someone driving a black pickup truck. Further investigation revealed the store had been investigating several other recent shoplifting incidents involving the same man. Over $1,000 in merchandise had been stolen in those incidents.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance to identify this man. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile app. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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