Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents apprehended a Kraemer man for multiple counts of theft of crab traps on Aug. 7.
Agents arrested Lawrence Loupe Sr., 56, at his residence after an investigation of possible crab trap theft. Acting upon a complaint from a confidential informant, agents discovered a total of 14 allegedly stolen crab traps at Loupe's residence belonging to numerous fisherman. The traps were believed to have been allegedly stolen in Lake Des Allemands.
If convicted of theft of crab traps, Loupe could face fines of $400 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs for each count.
Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Davis Madere, and Senior Agents Edward Ridgel, Jamie Folse and Dean Aucoin.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or email@example.com.