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Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Cance Mitchell Jr. (B/M, 19) of Gray, La. & Montrell Williams (B/M, 19) of Houma, La. Both suspects were charged with 4-counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle (Felony) and 1-count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony).


On the night of November 14, 2023, the Thibodaux Police Department received reports in the Acadia Plantation community of several vehicle burglaries and a stolen vehicle from a residence. Thibodaux Police Investigators were able to identify one of the suspects involved, 19 year old Cance Mitchell Jr. With assistance from detectives with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigators were able to locate and arrest Mitchell in Gray, LA. Through further investigation investigators learned the identity of a second subject involved, 19 year old Montrell Williams. Again, with assistance from Terrebonne Parish Detectives and Special Services personnel, Williams was taken into custody in the Ashland area and the stolen vehicle was recovered as well.

Both subjects are currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex with a $100,000.00 bond each. Chief Bryan Zeringue would like to thank the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

Chief Zeringue would like to take this time to also urge our community partners to ensure all property and vehicles are locked and secured when left unattended. We are finding that majority of the burglary related complaints we are handling, result in the victimized party leaving their automobiles unlocked with valuables and weapons inside. We also have noticed a trend of vehicle keys and key fobs being left inside the unsecured vehicles. As always, we encourage our community partners if you see or witness any type of criminal activity or anything suspicious or out the ordinary, please contact the Thibodaux Police Department at (985) 446-5021. “Locking your vehicles and removing any valuables can go a long way in the protection of your property, especially during the holiday season,” said Chief Zeringue. “Many burglars are looking for unlocked, easy targets.”