CRIME BLOTTER: Reported offenses in the Tri-parish area

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2 bank employees arrested for stealing money from drawers

Two bank workers in south Lafourche Parish are in custody after they allegedly took money from the business’s drawers.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said this week that Tabatha Allemand, 30, of 208 Bayou Folse, Raceland and Tammy Price, 51, of 102 W. 165th St., Galliano, have each been charged with felony theft in the case.

Authorities said they were called to a bank branch in Cut Off on April 8 after managers claimed the two women confessed to taking money from the bank’s drawers.

Detectives then made contact with both Allemand and Price, and they admitted to taking money from the bank on multiple occasions, according to deputies.

Each suspect is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Montegut man reported missing

A Montegut man has been reported missing. He was last seen on April 8 in Channel View, Texas.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that detectives are working with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the disappearance of Gabriel Michael Verdin, 19, of 224 La. Highway 665, Montegut.

Authorities said Verdin is an employee of LeBoeuf Bros. Towing, and he was last seen in Texas after he left the boat he worked on.

Authorities said Verdin is a white male who stands 5-feet, 11-inches. He weighs approximately 160 pounds and has short brown hair.

Anyone who has seen Mr. Verdin is asked to contact the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-876-2500.

Father in fatal fire turns self in

The father of two children who were killed in a March fire has turned himself into authorities for his alleged role in the incident.

Romell Welsh Sr., 21, turned himself into the Houma Police Department on Saturday afternoon to face two counts of manslaughter and possession of marijuana. Welsh is awaiting trial or bond on the incident, which saw his two children killed in the blaze, which took place on Hobson Street.

The children’s mother, Vaneshia L. Valentine, 22, was arrested on March 26 after being located at a car wash on Grand Caillou Road.

Suspect sought in shooting

The Houma Police Department is looking for a suspect that shot an 18-year-old man at Daniel Turner Trailer Park.

Authorities said they were called to the park on April 13 after a citizen heard shots. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had been shot several times.

He was taken to Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center for his wounds. HPD said the victim has since been released with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Houma Police at 985-873-6371.