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P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, LA 70302
985-446-7218
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Thibodaux Police Department

1309 Canal Blvd.
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
Emergency: 911
Office: (985) 446-5021
Fax: (985) 446-7214
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City of Thibodaux, LA
PRESS RELEASE
From: Police Department
Contact: Public Information Officer, Fred Detro
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003
City of Thibodaux
1309 Canal Blvd.
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-446-7214

SHOPLIFTER APPREHENDED

In the evening hours of January 11, 2003 Officers of the Thibodaux Police Department responded to a local grocery store for the report of  a shoplifter, but before officer’s arrival the suspect had left the store with approximately three packs of meat valued at $30.25.

From the clothing description given by store employees, responding officers quickly found the suspect.

The suspect, known to officers as Louis Woods Jr. of 408 Back St. Thibodaux, LA and age 41, then decided to flee from police officers on his bicycle.  Mr. Woods then ditched his bicycle and proceeded to run on foot through several yards before ultimately running into a building where a wedding reception was being held.

Officers then entered the building where numerous people pointed to the restroom.  Officers then retrieved Mr. Woods from the restroom stall where he was reluctant to out.  The three packs of meat were also recovered with Mr. Woods.

Mr. Woods was then brought to Thibodaux Police Department where he was booked with Theft of Goods and given a $100.00 bond.  Not being able to furnish bond, Mr. Woods was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.  It should be noted that Mr. Woods does have a rather long record for such crimes. 

 
   
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