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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Toy shipment lost in storage unit fire

Toy shipment lost in storage unit fire

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to a storage trailer containing a shipment of toys for the Walmart Supercenter in Galliano.

At around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, deputies responded to the Walmart after receiving a call that a storage trailer behind the store was on fire. The trailer contained an entire shipment of new toys to be sold at the store.

Firefighters from Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 responded and extinguished the blaze, but the fire resulted in a total loss of the entire toy shipment. Detectives learned the fire began due to someone attempting to break in to the storage container with a torch.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to solve this case. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at
Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.