UPDATE: Man Wanted for Galliano Elementary School Burglary Arrested

UPDATE: Chad Galjour, 29, is now in custody. He was arrested Saturday evening, May 16, 2020, in Cut Off, La.

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LAST NEWS RELEASE:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced an anonymous tip identified a man wanted in connection to a burglary at Galliano Elementary School. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Chad Galjour, 29, whose last known address is in Waynesboro, Mississippi.

On May 12, 2020, an administrator at the school discovered a burglary had occurred and notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Through investigation, detectives determined the burglary occurred on the evening of Friday, May 8, 2020. Several computers were stolen along with various other school supplies. A male subject was captured on surveillance cameras inside the school.

After releasing the images of the suspect to the public, numerous tips were submitted to Crime Stoppers Bayou Region with possible identities, including Chad Galjour. Detectives successfully identified Galjour as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Detectives are now asking the public for help in location Chad Galjour. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to submit a tip 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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View original release here: Detectives Investigating Burglary at Galliano Elementary School

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Chad Galjour
Chad Galjour

UPDATE: Warrant Issued After Suspect Identified in Galliano Elementary School Burglary

5/17/2020 UPDATE: Chad Galjour is now in custody. 

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced an anonymous tip identified a man wanted in connection to a burglary at Galliano Elementary School. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Chad Galjour, 29, whose last known address is in Waynesboro, Mississippi.

On May 12, 2020, an administrator at the school discovered a burglary had occurred and notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Through investigation, detectives determined the burglary occurred on the evening of Friday, May 8, 2020. Several computers were stolen along with various other school supplies. A male subject was captured on surveillance cameras inside the school.

After releasing the images of the suspect to the public, numerous tips were submitted to Crime Stoppers Bayou Region with possible identities, including Chad Galjour. Detectives successfully identified Galjour as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Detectives are now asking the public for help in location Chad Galjour. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to submit a tip 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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View original release here: Detectives Investigating Burglary at Galliano Elementary School

Chad Galjour
Chad Galjour

Sheriff Webre Announces LPSO Phase One Reopening Measures

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced new changes in operations as Louisiana enters Phase One of the White House COVID-19 guidance.

“I’m so very proud of the people of Lafourche – our families, our businesses, our churches, our community,” said Sheriff Webre. “We’ve abided by the guidelines that have been set forth by our officials, and we have flattened the curve. But the coronavirus is not gone, and we all now have to assume personal responsibility. You have to make decisions about where you go, what protective measures you’re going to take, and which activities you’d like to engage in.”

Beginning Monday, May 18, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office lobbies will reopen to the public, but residents are still encouraged to conduct business by phone, email, the LPSO Mobile app or at www.LPSO.net whenever possible. Anyone entering an LPSO office must submit to a temperature check and use hand sanitizer which will be provided. Anyone needing to enter the office area beyond the lobby will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided if the individual is not already wearing one. For those needing fingerprinting, please call (985) 449-4428  to schedule this service.

The Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex will remain closed to the general public, and the exterior intercom must be used to state business prior to entering. Only one person will be allowed to enter when bonds or fines and costs are being paid. All in-person visits for inmates remain suspended, and video visitation is available through IC Solutions at www.icsolutions.com. Online commissary purchases and deposits for inmates are available via the LPSO Mobile app and www.LPSO.net.

The COVID-19 self-testing site remains in operation at the LPSO Shooting Range in Raceland. Therefore the range facility will remain closed until further notice.

Court proceedings for the 17th Judicial District Court in Lafourche Parish will resume on Monday, May 18, 2020. Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or ordered to self-quarantine, or anyone experiencing symptoms including fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, shortness of breath, head/body aches, or new loss of taste or smell, should NOT report to court. Anyone who is 65 years of age or older or has significant pre-existing respiratory or immune deficiencies should also NOT report to court. Instead, those individuals must call the District Attorney’s office at (985) 447-2003 for alternate instructions. All other individuals scheduled to appear in court must do so. Anyone whose court appearance was continued during the Stay at Home order should wait to receive a new court date. If unsure of your court date, you should first contact the District Attorney’s Office or your attorney.

There will be additional screening processes in place before entering the courthouses. Only individuals that must appear in court will be allowed inside. All are encouraged to bring a cloth face covering as it will be required to enter the courthouses, and masks will be provided for those without one. All bags, purses, briefcases or other large items must be left at home or secured in a vehicle as they will not be permitted past the security checkpoint.

“I’m excited to move into this next phase, and I’m looking forward to what the future holds,” said Sheriff Webre. “I’m very proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who have worked diligently through this unprecedented worldwide event and have served with dignity, professionalism and honor.”

To stay informed, citizens are urged to download the LPSO Mobile App for the latest local information and push alerts, as well as important links to local, state, and federal government information sites. The information is also available on our website at www.LPSO.net/coronavirus.

Detectives Investigating Burglary at Galliano Elementary School

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Crag Webre announced detectives are investigating a recent burglary at Galliano Elementary School located at 148 West 158th Street in Galliano.

On May 12, 2020, an administrator at the school discovered a burglary had occurred and notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Through investigation and reviewing surveillance video, detectives determined the burglary occurred on the evening of Friday, May 8, 2020. Several computers were stolen along with various other school supplies. A male subject was captured on surveillance cameras inside the school.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in this investigation. Anyone who can identify the male subject or anyone with any knowledge of this incident is asked to submit a tip 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.

Galliano Elementary Burglary Suspect
Galliano Elementary Burglary Suspect

Convicted Felon from Houma Arrested for Shooting Incident in Lockport

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Houma man following a shooting incident in Lockport on Thursday. Logan James, 30, who is a convicted felon, faces weapons charges in the incident.

Just after 12 p.m. on May 7, 2020, deputies responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of East Lafourche Street in Lockport. While responding to the area, deputies received another call of a suspicious vehicle on the street. Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with assistance from the Lockport Police Department. The driver was immediately detained and identified as Logan James, a convicted felon. He was wearing an empty gun holster, and officers observed a handgun under his seat. Through investigation, detectives established probable cause that James had fired the weapon, but they found no evidence of any property damage. The shooting incident remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, James was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He was charged with Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Bail is set at $15,000.

Logan James
Logan James

LSA Scholarship Deadline Set for May 15

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre has announced that the application deadline for the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association annual scholarship is now set for Friday, May 15, 2020. The original deadline was April 1, 2020, but had been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are still available for download online at www.LPSO.net/scholarship. Completed applications can be turned in at any LPSO location or mailed to Lieutenant Brennan Matherne, P.O. Box 5608, Thibodaux, LA 70302. All applications must be received by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office no later than Friday, May 15.

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student who attends Nicholls State University or L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College. An applicant must be a permanent resident of Lafourche Parish and must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance at one of the aforementioned qualifying institutions as a full-time, undergraduate student. The scholarship is awarded as a gift, not a loan, and is awarded to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship is spent. There are no restrictions on applicants by reason of race, creed, color, age or national origin. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select a winner to be announced at a later date.

 

Thibodaux Police Officer Arrested for Sexual Battery

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of a Thibodaux Police officer on Monday. Robert Marulli, 31, was charged with Sexual Battery following an investigation.

The Thibodaux Police Department received information about an alleged incident that took place at Marulli’s apartment in early April 2020 involving him and a young adult female. Marulli was not on duty at the time of the incident. Chief Zeringue turned over the investigation to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division due to the nature of the case.

Through investigation, detectives learned the woman went to Marulli’s apartment the night of the incident, and Marulli reportedly inappropriately touched the woman without her consent. Following an investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Marulli’s arrest.

On Monday, April 27, detectives met with Marulli at the Thibodaux Police Department Internal Affairs office in Thibodaux. He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux on the charge of Sexual Battery. Bail is set at $50,000.

Chief Zeringue stated, “On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, our administration office was notified of allegations of wrongdoing by one of our Patrol Officers, Robert Marulli. Thibodaux Police Detectives confirmed that the alleged sexual allegations did involve a Thibodaux Police Officer; and that it had occurred inside the City Limits of Thibodaux. I immediately contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to head the investigation. Marulli was immediately relieved of his duty and was placed on Administrative Leave while the investigation was being conducted. We received updates from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and were informed once the warrant was obtained. As of today, April 27, 2020, Marulli was terminated and is no longer an active member of the Thibodaux Police Department.”

“We hope that this serves as a shining example that faith in law enforcement is not misplaced,” Chief Zeringue said. “Not because mistakes and violations never happen, but because those in law enforcement will hold each other accountable. No one is above the law, and we will continue to work with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office by assisting them with anything and everything they need.”

Robert Marulli
Robert Marulli

Raceland Sex Offender Charged with Sex Crimes Involving a Child

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a registered sex offender for sex crimes involving a child. Olen Alewine, 54, of Raceland faces charges including possession of child pornography, indecent behavior, and computer-aided solicitation.

Last week, juvenile detectives opened an investigation into Alewine after learning that he had solicited a young girl for nude photos. The girl was under the age of 13. Detectives learned Alewine was having text conversations and video calls with the young girl. Alewine reportedly received nude photos of the girl after requesting them. Through investigation, and with assistance from the Louisiana Office of the Attorney General, detectives developed probable cause and obtained a warrant for Alewine’s arrest.

On April 21, 2020, detectives arrested Alewine. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with Pornography Involving Juveniles, Computer-Aided Solicitation for Sexual Purposes, and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. Bail is set at $100,000. He is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole due to a probation violation.

Due to the investigation being ongoing and the nature of the crimes, no further details can be released at this time.

Investigators believe there could be other victims. Parents, especially those who know Alewine, are encouraged to speak with their children. If your child is found to be a victim of similar crimes, please contact Sergeant Rodney Morrison of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4359.

Olen Alewine
Olen Alewine

Two Men Arrested in Connection to Thibodaux Theft and Burglaries

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two men were arrested after being found with stolen property in Thibodaux. Charles Mouton, 53, of Houma and Mark Barrow, 54, of Thibodaux face several charges in the investigation.

On the morning of April 17, 2020, deputies responded to a burglary on Saint Mary Street in Thibodaux. A general contractor arrived at the site of a home under construction when he noticed a man exit the home and leave quickly in a white car. Nearly $1,000 in tools had been stolen. Based on a description of the vehicle, investigators developed Charles Mouton as a suspect. They made several attempts to contact him but were unable to do so at that time. The following morning, the contractor reported another burglary, but this time thousands of dollars of tools had been stolen. Based on evidence, Mouton was considered a suspect in the second burglary as well.

Shortly after 12 a.m. on Monday, April 20, deputies located the vehicle at the intersection of LA Highway 3185 and Talbot Avenue in Thibodaux and identified the driver as Mouton. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Mouton attempted to drive away. Deputies pursued, and Mouton raised what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at the deputies. Moments later, Mouton stopped the car and ran from the scene. A passenger, later identified as Mark Barrow, also attempted to run from deputies. He was quickly apprehended by a K-9 unit. Deputies found several items in the car later determined to have been stolen. Further investigation revealed evidence that Mouton and Barrow had also been trespassing on a property near the intersection prior to the traffic stop where they had stolen a tiller.

Barrow was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with Criminal Trespassing, Theft, and Resisting an Officer. Bail is set at $12,500.

Later on Monday, detectives made contact with Mouton, and he was taken into custody. He was also booked into the Correctional Complex on charges including Aggravated Assault Upon a Peace Officer, two counts of Simple Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Trespassing. Bail is set at $153,500, and he’s also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole due to a parole violation.

Charles Mouton
Charles Mouton
Mark Barrow
Mark Barrow

UPDATE: Missing Lockport Teen Located

UPDATE: Macullin Slayton has been found and is safe.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Macullin Slayton of E. Dresner Street in Lockport. Slayton was last seen on Wednesday evening, April 15, riding his bicycle along LA Highway 1 in the Mathews area. Following an altercation with a family member, he dismounted the bicycle and ran away from the area. Family members have not heard from him since. Slayton is described as 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds with blonde hair. He was last seen wearing red pants, a black shirt, white socks with marijuana leaves on them, and gray Jordan brand 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 9-1-1.

Macullin Slayton