RACELAND, La. -- A Lafourche father and son were arrested Friday at the scene of the alleged crime, a Raceland stockyard, from where police believe they stole $10,000 worth of materials last week.
Dwayne Boquet Sr., 50, and Dwayne Boquet Jr., 31, were approached by deputies at the stockyard on La. 308 at about 10:30 p.m., after the owner called 911 to report suspicious people on the property, the Lafourche Sheriff's Office said.
The owner had seen vehicles he didn't recognize on his property, then started questioning the Boquets, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said they arrested the father, of 4424 Boquet St., Golden Meadow, and son, of 115 W. 62nd St., Cut Off, for alleged trespassing and found that Boquet Sr. had a receipt from a scrap yard.
Lafourche detectives then continued to investigate and concluded that both men had stolen items from the stockyard on May 26, the Sheriff's Office said. Then, Boquet Sr. brought the materials to a scrap yard for cash over two visits.
Detectives said they recovered materials valued at $10,000 that they believe the Boquets stole from the stockyard.
After he was arrested, deputies discovered that St. Martin Parish had an warrant out for the two men's arrest for theft.
Father and son are still in the Lafourche Parish jail, with Boquet Sr. in lieu of a $21,100 bond and Boquet Jr. in lieu of a $6,000 bond. Boquet Sr. is charged with felony theft, criminal trespassing and possession of stolen property. Boquet Jr. is charged with two counts of theft and criminal trespassing.