Crime Blotter: Reported offenses in the Tri-parish area

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Escaped inmate back in custody in Lafourche

Lafourche Parish has recaptured an inmate that escaped from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Sunday.

Authorities said on Monday morning that Jason Dempster, 26, is back in custody after leaving the jail on Sunday evening.

Dempster is serving a 90-day sentence due to failure to pay more than $5,000 in child support. At the time of his escape, authorities considered him to be a low-risk inmate. The suspect is also being held as a fugitive of Assumption Parish where he was wanted on a charge of contempt of court for his failure to appear on traffic violations.

After his escape, Dempster is now charged with felony simple escape and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

LPSO schedules free hunter education course

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free hunter education classroom course that will be open to all outdoorsmen in our area.

The course is set for Sept. 27-28. The first day of the course will take place at the LPSO Law Enforcement Complex on 1300 Lynn St. in Thibodaux. The second day, the education will shift to the LPSO Shooting Range, located on 3451 La. Highway 182 in Raceland.

According to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office, participants will learn the following skills while enrolled in the course:

-Hunter responsibility and ethics

-How firearms work

-Firearms handling and safety

-Survival and first aid skills

-Hunting techniques

-Wildlife identification and game care

-Information related to wildlife conservation and management

The first day of the hunter safety course will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while the second day is shorter – running from just 8-11 a.m.

The course is free to anyone who wants to participate, but advanced registration is required so LPSO can plan accordingly.

For more information about the hunter safety course, those interested are asked to call the LPSO Training Academy at (985) 449-4480. That facility is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Highway Safety Checkpoint set for Thursday

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a highway safety checkpoint within the parish lines this week during the daylight hours of Sept. 11.

According to a news release issued by LPSO Spokesman deputy Brennan Matherne, the checkpoint will take place during the daylight hours. Deputies will be checking motorists for seatbelt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags and other violations.

The checkpoint is part of Lafourche’s year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.