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LPSO’s Operation Rolling Thunder Hits Its Mark

Jul 05, 2018 03:59PM ● By Camille Mosley

Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office’s Burglary & Theft, Juvenile, and Criminal Intelligence Sections recently conducted operations targeting in-progress property crimes and juvenile curfew violations throughout the parish.*

Operation Rolling Thunder was successfully executed, ending with six lawful arrests and an additional arrest warrant that was obtained for a seventh individual.

Detectives patrolling the Carencro area identified a suspicious vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the two occupants, Hayward Sinegal and Christian Batiste, had outstanding warrants. Both were subsequently arrested and transported to LPCC.

Detectives also canvassed Ossun Heights Subdivision in search of a juvenile suspect with active warrants for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery. Although the detectives were unable to locate the suspect at that time, they did communicate with family members encouraging their cooperative assistance in the apprehension of the suspect. Shortly after, the juvenile suspect voluntarily reported to Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and booked on the outstanding warrants. He is currently awaiting court.  

On the same day, detectives observed a suspicious-looking individual carrying a backpack while walking in the Fox Run area of Lafayette. That individual was stopped for questioning and was found to be in possession of marijuana in addition to having an active arrest warrant. The suspect, Ricky McDaniel, was arrested and transported to LPCC.

The Criminal Intelligence and Burglary & Theft Sections were also able to locate three persons of interest, identified as Niguel Livings, Eric Williams, and Jacobione Goodie, in reference to a recent Armed Robbery on Lebesque Rd. The subjects were transported to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office where detectives were able to obtain a confession to the crime. Detectives arrested the three suspects and obtained an arrest warrant for a fourth suspect based on the statement given.

 To carry out “Operation Rolling Thunder,” detectives used unmarked units to canvass the neighborhoods, conduct surveillance, and assist patrol with dispatched calls for service.

* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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