Tipster uses smartphone app to help Thibodaux Police locate felon
POSTED: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:59pm
THIBODAUX, La (NBC33) — The Thibodaux Police Department's new smart phone app has already been helpful in catching wanted suspects and making arrests.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Brad Leonard, 26, of Thibodaux who was wanted for failure to appear for pretrial possession of Cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Leonard is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $9,000 bond.
The TPD received a anonymous tip via the TPD smartphone app on Friday, Nov. 29. The tip revealed where Leonard was hiding.
Officers were able to find Leonard at the given location and place him under arrest.
The TPD smartphone app was also used to located several other suspects in the department's first ever Virtual Arrest Round-up.
To download the TPD smartphone app, search for Thibodaux Police.