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Thibodaux, LA 70302
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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
Date: August 3, 2005
City of Thibodaux
1309 Canal Blvd.
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Phone: (985) 446-5021
Fax: (985) 446-7214

Concerned Citizen


On Tuesday August 2, 2005, at approximately 12 noon, a manager of a local business (located in the 300 block of Canal Boulevard) contacted the Thibodaux Police Department and advised that she had received a telephone call from a concerned citizen who reported that she had just witnessed two possible shoplifters leave her place of business and head south on Canal Boulevard. The concerned citizen described the suspicious actions witnessed between the two suspects along with a brief physical and clothing description. The manager immediately contacted the Thibodaux Police Department.

With the above descriptive information reported by the concerned citizen, the Thibodaux Police apprehended the two suspects within a short time. The two suspects were identified as Clifford Southall (B/M; DOB 11/7/56 of 1291 Bourbon Street in Thibodaux) and Tammy Turner (B/F; DOB 1/29/71 of 1212 President Street in Thibodaux). When apprehended by police, Clifford Southall was in possession of a large purse that contained over $74.00 worth of items from the local business without a receipt to show proof of purchase.

Both Tammy Turner and Clifford Southall were transported to the Thibodaux Police Department where they were each booked and charged with (1ct) “Illegal Possession of Stolen Things” During booking, it was learned that Tammy Turner also had an outstanding warrant for “Failure to Appear for Arraignment”. Clifford was issued a Misdemeanor Summons and released while Tammy Turner was later transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center with a bond in the amount of $1100.00.

“Illegal Possession of Stolen Things” = is the intentional possessing, procuring, receiving, or concealing of anything of value which has been the subject of any robbery or theft. When the value of the stolen things is less than three-hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than five-hundred dollars or both. 

Police Chief Craig A. Melancon commented, “Thanks to you, the concern citizens of the City of Thibodaux. Together with the Thibodaux Police Department, we will continue to fight crime.”


                                                                                   Det. Laura Guise

                                                                              Public Information Officer
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