December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
COVINGTON- A man wanted for a series of smooth-talking heists in the Baton Rouge area was taken down in St. Tammany Parish Monday.
Deputies arrested Shane Richey, 42, of Maurepas, after a pursuit.
Before his arrest, Richey was wanted in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish on various theft... more »
December 4, 2013 10:38 PM
ZACHARY- A peddler got caught when they knocked on the door of the police chief in this East Baton Rouge Parish town.
The chief said the salesman came calling at 8:30 one evening and is now joining an effort with other townspeople to put a stop to the annoyance.... more »
November 28, 2013 5:54 AM
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A 70-year-old church pastor in western New York is charged with sexually abusing at least two children. Investigators say felony sex charges against Roy Harriger Sr. are from alleged incidents between September 2000 and September 2001 when he was pastor of Lyndonville Wesleyan Church in the... more »
November 21, 2013 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- A rowdy group of patrons at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, accused of beating up a security guard, have been arrested.
State Police say on November 5, Louis Joseph Robertson, Jack Simon Robertson and Keith Henderson were asked to leave the casino, when Jack... more »
November 20, 2013 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A crash on O'Neal Lane led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge mom who was 4.5 times over the legal blood alcohol limit, according to court records.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Cynthia Beuerle for careless operation and DWI just after she'd picked her child up from... more »
November 20, 2013 3:08 PM
THIBODAUX- A 28-year-old Thibodaux man has been arrested for stealing his neighbor's utility service. Tyrone Scott Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of utility service after a neighbor reported seeing him running his a water hose from outside their home into his home next door. Police had... more »
November 20, 2013 11:31 AM
VIDALIA - State wildlife officials say a 23-year-old Monterrey man turned himself into the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office Monday for allegedly killing a Louisiana Black Bear. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents got an arrest warrant for Duell Moreland on Nov. 14 for his alleged role in... more »
November 15, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of scamming victims out of thousands of dollars in the Baton Rouge area, is now behind bars.
Deputies arrested Dustin Gant on Friday, following a short foot chase.
They say Gant, along with Faye Smith, scammed a 58 year-old victim that was recently... more »
November 13, 2013 8:57 AM
FRANKLIN- Two West Mary High School football players were arrested after an investigation into an alleged physical altercation with a referee during a Nov. 1 game. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the teens, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Friday on warrants for battery of a... more »
November 11, 2013 10:29 PM
PONCHATOULA- Police said a man has been stealing from a veterans group for years and was arrested after a lengthy investigation.
"Randy" Baldini, 62, is accused of taking $70,000 from the American Legion in the town; siphoning money since 1999 police said. ActionNews17.com reported Baldini was cashing in certificates... more »
November 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A transgender pageant entertainer was booked into jail here after turning herself in for negligent injuring connected to an illegal silicon injection job that went awry.
Larry Bernard, who know goes by Armani Nicole Davenport, was booked about a week after police asked for help tracking her... more »
November 6, 2013 2:05 PM
HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old student after they said he brought a pellet gun to Houma Junior High in Terrebonne Parish.
Detectives said they found the pellet pistol inside the waistband of the student's pants.
He was taken to the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center and... more »
October 28, 2013 3:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of sexual battery after they said he transmitted gonorrhea to a 3-year-old girl.
Authorities booked Rodney Granger, 20, into the parish prison on Oct. 25 on two counts of felony sexual battery.
Investigators said the child was taken to a clinic... more »
October 25, 2013 10:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old faces charges, accused of having an illegal relationship with a teenager.
Deputies arrested Austin Russell after he sent 14 handwritten notes and an inappropriate picture of himself to the girl recently. The teen said she told Russell numerous times to stop his advances and he... more »
October 17, 2013 10:31 PM
ZACHARY- Two people face incest charges after a seven-year-old girl reported being assaulted.
Deputies arrested William Hebert and Whittney Hebert, his wife.
Investigators said Hebert inappropriately touched a child in the middle of the night, sleeping in their house.
His wife is accused of knowing about what... more »
October 16, 2013 11:00 PM
ZACHARY- Two men face charges connected to the disappearance of a girl earlier this week.
Police said Jeffrey Brasseaux and Ryeland Papillion lured a 16-year-old girl to them in Lafayette. Her mom found her by tracing her cell phone.
Authorities charged the pair with indecent behavior and pornography... more »
October 11, 2013 2:38 PM
Morgan City- Detectives with the Morgan City Police Department, along with the Houma Police Department have arrested a man for aggravated incest.
Detectives say 31 year-old Randy Paul Leblanc, from Houma, had sexual contact with an 8 year-old girl several times while the two were in Morgan City.
... more »
October 9, 2013 11:33 AM
MANDEVILLE - Two students were arrested after a loaded handgun was found in a boy's restroom at Mandeville Junior High School.
The school was placed on lockdown and parents were informed with a "robo call".
Police say students alerted school officials about rumors that a student had a... more »
October 8, 2013 2:07 PM
KENNER- A second former St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has surrendered to authorities for using the department's gas card to buy $70.20 worth of gas for his personal vehicle. Kenner police say 33-year-old Kenny Guidry, of LaPlace, was booked with malfeasance, theft and access device fraud. 38-year-old Gregory Cali,... more »
September 30, 2013 10:08 PM
ROSELAND- The final person wanted for a violent attack on a 13-year-old girl in a trailer known as "The Trapper" turned himself in to authorities Monday evening.
The police department said Tevin Smith surrendered as officers were planning to go after him.
Smith and five others are accused... more »
September 26, 2013 10:32 PM
ROSELAND- The mayor of this small Tangipahoa Parish community told the town council Thursday, she will meet with the pastor who runs the church that shares property with a trailer known as "The Trapper" that was the scene of a gruesome attack on a 13-year-old girl recently.
The teenager... more »
September 26, 2013 2:07 PM
DENVER- The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm have been arrested on charges stemming from a listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Federal prosecutors say brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested Thursday on charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Prosecutors say the federal Food and Drug Administration... more »
September 25, 2013 10:40 PM
ROSELAND- City leaders plan to discuss an abandoned trailer that was the scene of a violent attack on a young girl recently.
The unidentified 13-year-old was gang raped by six boys : three juveniles and three over 17. Police said the group coerced the teenager into the empty trailer,... more »
September 24, 2013 10:15 PM
ROSELAND- People in this small, central Tangipahoa Parish town are dealing with a heinous crime; six young men accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl.
Two have been arrested, three juveniles face processing through the parish's juvenile detention program, and a sixth is at large after the crime days... more »
September 23, 2013 3:04 PM
WATSON- A teenager has been booked into juvenile jail after being arrested with a hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools in Livingston Parish Monday.
The sheriff's office did not release the name of the 15-year-old, because of his age.
Deputies said the teenager was stopped on Cecil... more »
September 18, 2013 2:39 PM
Baton Rouge- A New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sex. That's according to the Attorney General's office.
Along with child sex trafficking, police charged 48 year-old John Wayne Garon with human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts.... more »
September 18, 2013 11:54 AM
MONROE - A 49-year-old Monroe woman has been arrested after allegedly using a cinder block to batter a victim. Pamela Tugler was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center Tuesday night on charges of aggravated battery and disturbing the peace.
An affidavit says she hit the victim many times in the... more »
September 17, 2013 3:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - A member of the Baton Rouge Police Department is in trouble with the law this afternoon.
Detectives have arrested 24 year-old Taylor Derousselle on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Battery.
Derousselle is accused of punching an employee of The Varsity Theater in the face, while... more »
September 16, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- An out-of-state man faces charges connected to an elaborate scheme where State Police accuse him of trying to cheat casinos.
Bruce Koloshi was arrested Sunday in Connecticut, accused of using similar tactics with invisible ink and special contact lenses to win a card game. Gaming experts believe... more »
September 15, 2013 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police booked Corey Moore, 44, yesterday evening on 2nd degree murder charges.
BRPD says Cedric Hampton, 57, was found lying on the kitchen floor suffering from multiple stab wounds early yesterday morning around 3:00am.
Police say Hampton was stabbed after a brief argument... more »
September 12, 2013 7:29 PM
LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
September 12, 2013 2:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- An eighth-grader at Beechwood Superintendent Academy in Baton Rouge has been arrested after an unloaded gun was found in his back pack. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says an on-campus deputy was notified by a school administrator who received a tip about a weapon at the... more »
September 12, 2013 8:46 AM
SANTIAGO, Chile- Chile police say they arrested 264 people and that 42 officers were wounded during a night of violence on the anniversary of Chile's 1973 coup. Police say six officers were seriously injured when hooded vandals hurled acid at them. President Sebastian Pinera visited the injured officers Thursday and... more »
September 11, 2013 2:17 PM
Gonzales- A deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested for child pornography, is now out of a job.
Investigators arrested 24 year-old Todd Tripp after he reportedly exchanged inappropriate text messages and pictures with a 15 year-old in another parish.
They say Tripp did meet the teen... more »
September 10, 2013 3:09 PM
Baton Rouge- A man accused in a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge last week, is now behind bars.
Police arrested 18 year-old Curtis Howard Tuesday afternoon for the shooting death of 20 year-old Rayjaun Martin.
Martin was shot and killed last week in the 10000 block of Big... more »
September 6, 2013 5:34 PM
NEW YORK CITY - A 30-year-old Canadian national faces serious traffic charges in the Big Apple after he posted a video on YouTube, where he sped around the city in about 24 minutes.
WNBC TV reported Christopher Adam Tang claimed he never went over 100 mph and ran only... more »
September 6, 2013 4:43 PM
KENTWOOD- The town's chief of police has been indicted in a case of missing evidence.
Gregory Newton was indicted by a grand jury for malfeasance in office and unauthorized use of a movable.
The indictment comes after a State Police investigation in December of 2012 when a person... more »
September 6, 2013 11:34 AM
WEST MONROE - A West Monroe woman has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her husband. The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Suzanne Black after her husband, 53-year-old Charles C. Black, was shot once in the back with... more »
September 5, 2013 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested two teenagers and a 25-year-old after a shooting and quiet stand-off Wednesday night.
Raven Harris, 19, Garrett Burton, 18, and Joyrie Knighton, 25, are charged in connection with the shooting on Vancouver Drive, off the new Central Thruway. No people were injured, but a... more »
September 5, 2013 2:22 PM
ST. MARY PARISH - A golf instructor from Baton Rouge has been arrested for indecent behavior with a juvenile.
"Child predators are master manipulators, they are very good at manipulating people into thinking that they are okay, they put themselves in a position of trust," said Stephen Hammons with... more »
September 4, 2013 3:17 PM
DONALSONVILLE - A St. James woman has been arrested on felony theft charges.
On August 30, Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies went to the Dollar General Store in Donaldsonville, where they learned that five deposits were missing, totaling over $11,000.
Natalie August admitted she had been taking cash from... more »
September 4, 2013 3:07 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused in a disturbance involving a gun in Ascension Parish is now behind bars.
On August 29, deputies went to 15009 Beau Jon Ave. in Prarieville, where they found two men fighting on the floor of a bedroom.
Carlos Jackson then began fighting with... more »
August 30, 2013 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they said he stole numerous air conditioning units throughout the Baton Rouge area.
Investigators said they caught Brent Ducote, 38, of Lake Charles shortly after he tried to steal an AC unit from a local business they were staking out.
... more »
August 29, 2013 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Baton Rouge arrested a 16-year-old in the shooting death of Kino Harris, 18.
The shooting happened Wednesday around 3 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sparta Avenue.
Police say the teen shot Harris after the two got into an argument. Harris was... more »
August 22, 2013 3:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - A traffic stop in Baton Rouge has led to the arrest of two men for drug possession.
After a search of the vehicle, officers said they found 91 Oxycodone pills and 2.6 grams of Synthetic Marijuana.
Henry Thompson and Jarrett Thompson, both of Port Allen,... more »
August 20, 2013 10:34 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event.
The unnamed... more »
August 19, 2013 10:16 AM
SCHRIEVER - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run vehicle as she walked on the shoulder of La. Highway 20 in Terrebonne Parish. State police say the driver was later arrested after she returned to the scene to turn herself in. Trooper Evan Harrell says 40-year-old... more »
August 18, 2013 4:30 PM
LUFKIN, Texas - Two people have been arrested and authorities are seeking a third suspect after a body was found in a burning truck in East Texas. Lufkin police say Kristine Maldonado Garcia was arrested Saturday by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge,... more »
August 17, 2013 4:07 PM
AUBURN, Al. - Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Online jail records Saturday show McNeal was jailed on $500 bond, along with former Auburn players Jonathan Evans and Jawara White. Officials with the Lee County jail and Sheriff's department declined to release any information on... more »
August 16, 2013 2:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office booked one of their former detectives into parish prison, again.
Michael Abernathy, 36, of Zachary was charged with improper telephone communication and intimidating a witness.
Abernathy was arrested in January on a charge of domestic abuse battery after investigators... more »
August 6, 2013 10:51 PM
TICKFAW- Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish booked an animal owner on cruelty charges when they found her horse and dog severely ill.
The horse had no food or water. The dog was bloated with an infection and 17 pounds of fluid had to be drained from the dog. Both animals... more »
August 6, 2013 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A dozen men who were arrested under an illegal state law could have their arrests expunged.
The district attorney's office is working to clear the records of the men who were charged under an anti-sodomy law when they talked about meeting up for sex with an undercover... more »
August 5, 2013 10:48 PM
INDEPENDENCE- Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are looking into if a suspect accused of stealing items from a church is connected to any other heists.
Michael Brister was arrested. He faces charges for thefts at UPC Church.
Deputies arrested Brister during a traffic stop after he was spotted... more »
August 5, 2013 10:46 PM
AMITE- Three employees of the town of Independence pleaded no contest to charges related to spending town money on personal items.
John Henson, Charles Garafola, and Jeffers Cook were charged with unauthorized use of an access card. The group was accused of putting gas in personal or family vehicles... more »
August 4, 2013 3:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday for his fourth DWI offense.
Joseph Seymore of Baton Rouge was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of DWI, insurance required, driver's license suspended or revoked and vehicle registration required. more »
August 4, 2013 11:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives arrested a 21-year-old man involved in a shooting Friday night during a drug deal, according to EBRSO spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Hicks says Jarvis Fleming of Greenwell Springs is charged with first degree murder and tampering with an electronic monitor.
... more »
July 30, 2013 2:14 PM
GONZALES- A suspected child predator from Gonzales is now behind bars.
Thomas Preston Newman Jr., who is 26 years old, was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count. The... more »
July 29, 2013 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff Sid Gautreaux issued a memo Monday, telling deputies not to arrest people using an outdated anti-sodomy law.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional nearly ten years ago, but it was never removed from the Louisiana law code. A dozen men have been arrested for... more »
July 29, 2013 5:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Negative attention is being cast on the city of Baton Rouge by national media sites following the arrests of gay men by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
The arrests happened during sting operations from 2011 until July of this year. Deputies arrested at least 12... more »
July 28, 2013 8:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Advocate reports that a sheriff's office task force has been using a law struck down in 2003 to arrest men who agree to have sex with undercover male deputies. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office apologized for the actions described in Sunday's article in The... more »
July 27, 2013 10:53 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) - A New Orleans man has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for the alleged illegal dumping of solid waste in the eastern part of the city. Officers arrested 48-year-old Cecil Person on Thursday. He is accused of dumping six truckloads of construction and demolition debris in... more »
July 18, 2013 3:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a teenager in a month-old murder case where another teen was gunned down.
Isaiah Combs, 18, is accused of shooting and killing Cameron Phillips, 16, as Phillips was walking home in the darkness on June 12. Phillips died at the scene on Vickers.
Police... more »
July 11, 2013 10:33 PM
ROBERT- Two men are charged with 134 counts of burglary, collectively, after a storage facility was burglarized recently.
Bradley Williams, 22, and Anthony Rogers, 25, were arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies.
Investigators said they found stolen items from the facility at a a house linked to the... more »
July 10, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The father of a woman arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from her home, says he's disappointed and will let the law run its course.
"A dad doesn't want to hear this about his kids," said Arthur Fort. "I'm thinking as any family would.... more »
June 29, 2013 11:05 AM
MOSCOW - Russian police have arrested several gay rights activists and Russian nationalists who confronted them at a rally declared illegal under a new law against "gay propaganda." Officials in St. Petersburg deemed that Saturday's rally, which took place in a space designated for public demonstrations, violated the law. The... more »
June 24, 2013 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A police raid to catch an attempted murder suspect caught several men, including the suspect, smoking marijuana in broad daylight authorities said.
Monday, Baton Rouge officers arrested Steaphon Harris,28, for shooting a man at 1819 N. Marque Ann three days earlier.
Police said Harris was... more »
June 20, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- An accused killer was carted away to jail, but not before rolling his eyes at reporters who asked the obvious question: "want to tell us what happened?"
Christopher Spears is accused in a murder where the victim, Brandon Carter, was found dead near apartments on North Sherwood... more »
June 19, 2013 1:34 PM
SHREVEPORT - Six executives of a Louisiana company have been arrested on charges of improperly storing explosives.
Among those arrested Tuesday were 65-year-old Explo Systems President David Fincher of Burns, Tenn.; 57-year-old Vice President David Smith of Winchester, Ky.; and 67-year-old Vice President of Operations William Terry Wright of... more »
June 19, 2013 10:50 AM
HOUMA - Authorities say six Terrebonne Parish oystermen were arrested for taking oysters during a closed season. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested Hunter Daisy, of Theriot, Darren Billiot, of Theriot, and Rocky Rel, of Houma, on Friday on a charge of unlawfully taking oysters during a closed... more »
June 18, 2013 2:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb has been arrested after authorities say he told them he used TV wrestling moves on his 5-year-old half-sister, who died from the beating. Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says the boy was arrested Tuesday after a coroner's investigation... more »
June 12, 2013 9:01 AM
METAIRIE- School officials say a 43-year-old Grace King High School teacher accused of child pornography has been placed on indefinite leave from his job. The Jefferson Parish public school system disclosed the employment status of Walter Sologaistoa, of Kenner, but did not say whether the Spanish teacher is still being... more »
June 11, 2013 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused two women of killing a child they said had a blow to the head and other injuries.
"When we brought both women in, neither of them seemed to know how the child received blunt forced trouble to the head,"... more »
June 9, 2013 1:22 PM
LAKE MEAD, Nv. - Erin Brockovich was arrested Friday for boating while intoxicated in Lake Mead, Nevada, according to CNN.
The environmental activist was taken into custody at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor in Lake Mead, Nevada, after she had trouble docking her boat and required help.
Brockovich... more »
June 9, 2013 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge police arrested four women in a prostitution sting Friday after setting up meetings through Internet sites, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
Police officers posed as clients to set up hotel meetings and then made arrests after the women solicited them for sex... more »
June 7, 2013 3:08 PM
GEISMAR - Three suspects accused in a murder Wednesday night in Ascension Parish, are now behind bars.
It happened at the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road in Geismar.
20-year-old Bernard Solomon was found lying in the intersection with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the... more »
June 6, 2013 2:25 PM
GONZALES - Two women accused in a forged prescription investigation in Ascension Parish are behind bars.
Detectives said Raelyn McAlister and Adrianna Sweeney, both of French Settlement, dropped off fraudulent prescriptions for Adderall at a local Ascension Parish pharmacy.
They were arrested while picking up the prescriptions.
... more »
June 4, 2013 8:47 AM
BELLE CHASSE- A 38-year-old Terrytown woman has been booked with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $103,000 from the Belle Chasse restaurant she managed. The Times-Picayune reports Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Kristen Carroll on Friday. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Carroll was employed there from July 2011 until June 2012.... more »
May 30, 2013 3:14 PM
Gonzales- A pizza delivery driver in Ascension Parish is under arrest after a local food chain management employee found discrepancies in customers credit card bills referencing the amount of tips applied to a couple bills.
Jordan Morgan, of Gonzales, has been charged with two counts of forgery and theft.... more »
May 29, 2013 4:23 PM
GONZALES - Gonzales residents surrounded and trapped a 16-year-old boy after they said he tried to break into several cars in the area, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office.
Deputies recieved a call Monday night after Gonzales residents saw a man trying to burglarize a number of vehicles... more »