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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in regards to a theft at the Quarters Casino and Truck Plaza in Opelousas on April 4, 2021.

Posted: Apr 29, 2021 10:28 AM

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in regards to a theft at the Quarters Casino and Truck Plaza in Opelousas on April 4, 2021. A female left the store with merchandise valued at over $170.00.

Surveillance video showed that the female arrived in a red Ford F-150 pickup and went inside the store. She exited the store with numerous packs of cigarettes and other items, with a total value of $171.59, without paying for the items.

On April 23, 2021, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received another complaint from the Gold Rush Casino stating that a female was inside the store and attempting to steal cigarettes from the cashier’s possession. A fight ensued and the female grabbed a carton of cigarettes before exiting the store.

Crime Stoppers received numerous tips giving information on the location of the vehicles in the surveillance video. Upon further investigation of the tips, it was determined that the vehicle was registered to Joshlin Soileau, who is also the female seen in the video footage.

When questioned by detectives, Joshlin Soileau admitted to fighting with the employee at the Gold Rush Casino and stealing the merchandise. On April 23, 2021, Joshlin Soileau was booked at the St. Landry Parish Jail and was charged with Simple Robbery and Theft.

Sheriff Guidroz stated, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the tipsters of Crime Stoppers for coming forward with information. St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers and their tipsters are continuing to help solve cases throughout St. Landry Parish and make our parish a much safer place to live.”

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