November 21, 2014 4:21 PM
LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup.
The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs.
"The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... more »
November 20, 2014 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON - An Iowa man arrested in Washington after the Secret Service found a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House will stay in jail for now. A judge on Thursday ordered R.J. Kapheim, of Davenport, held until a Friday hearing. He has... more »
November 20, 2014 8:52 AM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies say they found weapons and drugs in a car after stopping it for illegally parking in a handicapped space.
John Johnson, 43, was behind the wheel. According to deputies, he had several warrants for failing to appear in court. When they searched the car,... more »
November 19, 2014 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service arrested a 41-year-old Iowa man one block from the White House today after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News.
The man, R.J. Kapheim, from Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniform division officer on the... more »
November 18, 2014 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 26-year-old man was arrested after deputies said they found him transporting 15 pounds of heroin stuffed inside fire extinguishers in the luggage area of a bus.
Juan Vasquez was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of schedule 1 heroin. Vasquez is from McAllen,... more »
November 17, 2014 3:18 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man on Sunday accused of attempted rape after he gave a woman a ride home from a local watering hole, locked her in her own home and began to disrobe in her living room.
The victim told detectives... more »
November 17, 2014 12:09 PM
FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
November 14, 2014 3:16 AM
GRAND ISLE - The Jefferson Parish sheriff says the Grand Isle fire chief was among 20 people arrested after an undercover operation into drug use on the remote barrier island and recreation spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Fire Chief Aubrey "T-Black" Chaisson was arrested Thursday morning and booked with... more »
November 12, 2014 6:04 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State police reported the arrest Wednesday of a third suspect wanted on multiple charges after they fled from troopers Tuesday.
The third individual, 21-year-old Christopher Barnwell of Elberta, Ala. was spotted by an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy who was on his way to work... more »
November 10, 2014 4:54 PM
NEW YORK - Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges under a policy city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot. Instead of being arrested on misdemeanor charges that carry potential... more »
November 10, 2014 12:56 PM
BAKER - Police said they arrested a man at a Baker hotel after housekeepers found him passed out in a room filled with drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Staff from the Main Street hotel called Baker firefighters first after they entered the room and found 32-year-old Brandon Chaney unresponsive in... more »
November 7, 2014 2:16 PM
GONZALES - Police charged a Prairieville man with obscenity after they said he was caught performing lewd acts in a Gonzales parking lot.
Gonzales PD arrested Derick Moran, 24, on Oct. 30 after receiving complaints he was performing sexual acts in his car while a witness was trying to... more »
November 6, 2014 10:35 AM
NEW YORK - Authorities in New York say a California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs. Blake Benthall has been arrested in San Francisco. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharar said Thursday that... more »
November 4, 2014 5:55 PM
PORT ALLEN - The battle over the demolition of an historic high school in West Baton Rouge Parish came to a dramatic conclusion Tuesday morning with several passionate defenders of the aging institution making a final effort at staving off the bulldozers.
Project Manager Chris White said the West... more »
November 4, 2014 5:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a pair of fires at vacant houses in Baton Rouge this week.
Firefighters arrived at the scene of the first fire at 4:50 p.m. last Sunday in the 2000 block of Bond Street. Investigators said they suspected... more »
November 1, 2014 12:03 PM
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - State Police say they intend to arrest a man who struck three girls walking to school, killing two. In a Friday news conference, troopers said that 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving twice the speed limit when he hit the girls Thursday morning on a Breaux (BROH)... more »
October 31, 2014 3:36 AM
THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish say a search of a car stopped at a seatbelt checkpoint resulted in the discovery of more than $2,000 worth of marijuana. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says that the seatbelt checks were conducted Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 316. He says that when officers stopped... more »
October 29, 2014 2:59 PM
GATES, NY - Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party. Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of... more »
October 28, 2014 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police.
Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly... more »
October 28, 2014 11:11 AM
GORHAM, ME - Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane. They say she... more »
October 28, 2014 5:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans masseur is accused of sexual battery on a woman during a session at the Ritz-Carlton spa, where massages cost $145 to $275. Thirty-year-old Charles J. Russo's bond was set Monday at $75,000. He remains in the Orleans Parish jail. It was not clear whether... more »
October 28, 2014 3:37 AM
MARRERO - A 76-year-old Marrero man is accused of cockfighting and of mistreating 44 chickens. Armando Alvarez was booked with one count of cockfighting, 44 of cruelty to animals and 40 of aggravated cruelty to animals. The arrest report says Jefferson Parish Animal Control told deputies that animals were inhumanely... more »
October 27, 2014 10:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game.
The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
October 27, 2014 9:51 AM
SORRENTO - A judge set bond for the former mayor of Sorrento who was arrested Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child porn.
Wilson Longanecker, Jr.'s bond is set at $1,025,000. In addition to the child porn charges, the former mayor is also charged with one count... more »
October 23, 2014 2:44 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars.
Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
October 23, 2014 6:32 AM
WASHINGTON - This isn't the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a... more »
October 23, 2014 5:57 AM
BOYCE - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway Tuesday... more »
October 23, 2014 3:31 AM
ARABI - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle. The 18-year-old victim was riding at the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley Boulevard in Arabi on Monday when the suspect got out... more »
October 21, 2014 3:38 PM
BAYOU DECADE - Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they arrested a Houma man accused of trying to conceal his catch after a Terrebonne Parish bayou boat chase early Monday morning.
Agents said they first made contact with Charlie Usè, 32, on Bayou DeCade south of... more »
October 17, 2014 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents say a traffic stop of a passenger bus headed east on I-12 led to the arrest of a Texas man and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine disguised as decorative candles early Thursday morning.
Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction... more »
October 16, 2014 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation.
Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house.
The... more »
October 16, 2014 3:51 PM
DUSON - Sheriff's deputies in Acadia Parish arrested a high school teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with three 16-year-old students.
34-year-old Tracy Marie Barras, a math teacher at Crowley High School, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at her home without incident, according to deputies.
The investigation... more »
October 16, 2014 12:09 PM
LAFAYETTE - Police said an 18-year-old anti-hero on a half-shell used "turtle power" and a makeshift weapon to rob an Acadiana convenience store.
KATC-TV in Lafayette reports the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Thursday morning at a convenience store located on East University Avenue.
Police said Detron... more »
October 15, 2014 4:14 PM
IRVING, TX - Dallas running back Joseph Randle won't be suspended after his arrest on a shoplifting charge. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday the Randle would be fined "significantly" but would play Sunday against the New York Giants. Randle was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of theft between... more »
October 9, 2014 4:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
October 9, 2014 3:15 PM
GONZALES - Police said they arrested a man last month accused of kicking in the door of a Gonzales home and making off with jewelry.
Gonzales police said they responded to the scene of a burglary early on the morning of Sept. 15 to find that Cody Wayne Bradley... more »
October 9, 2014 12:25 PM
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says 19-year-old Devin Nottis of Pascagoula is charged with grand larceny. The University of Southern Mississippi student... more »
October 8, 2014 10:56 AM
SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police have arrested 2 women and a man after an undercover operation targeting human trafficking. Police say the arrested were made at a motel in west Shreveport on Tuesday. Cpl. Marcus Hines says 27-year-old Allen Nash, of Dallas, and 19-year-old Rodisha Johnson, of New Orleans, were booked... more »
October 8, 2014 10:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a second man in connection with a September shooting over a cell phone that left one man dead.
Jordan Harris, 17, was booked on charges of first degree murder and armed robbery shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to detectives.
Investigators... more »
October 7, 2014 4:48 PM
SLIDELL - A man wanted for robbing the same gas station twice in three days was arrested following a vehicle pursuit on Monday evening, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the pair of armed robberies happened on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at... more »
October 7, 2014 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man faces a range of charges including attempted second degree murder after he was arrested by EBR deputies Tuesday.
Dajuan Hills, 21, was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, possession of Schedule II drugs, criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon,... more »
October 7, 2014 10:56 AM
PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest Tuesday of a man accused of sexually battering someone in Tangipahoa Parish this weekend.
Deputies arrested Brandon Scott Hudson, 31, Monday after getting a tip he was hiding out at a home in Ponchatoula.
Investigators said Hudson was wanted by Hammond... more »
October 2, 2014 1:58 AM
GRAPEVINE, TX - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the... more »
October 1, 2014 1:45 PM
WALKER - Police arrested a couple on drug and child cruelty charges after investigators said the pair was found passed out in their truck at a traffic signal with their 2-year-old boy in the back seat.
Walker police said they got a call Monday afternoon from a motorist who... more »
September 30, 2014 11:46 AM
BALTIMORE - Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge. Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field... more »
September 30, 2014 8:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a suspected gunman is behind bars after he allegedly bit an officer who responded to a report of a shooting on Monday night.
The shooting happened just before midnight in the 3100 block of Dalton Street. Police said they arrived on the scene to... more »
September 29, 2014 3:43 PM
PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish reported two arrests Monday in connection with gun thefts from a hardware store in Paincourtville.
Warrants were issued for two men accused of stealing guns from Sagona's True Value Hardware store on the 6100 block of LA Hwy 1 on Friday with... more »
September 29, 2014 12:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man faces attempted second degree murder charges after he used a "dragon knife" to stab his ex-girlfriend's father twice during a Saturday night dispute in Baton Rouge, according to police.
Baton Rouge police said they arrested Jeremy Blouin, 18, after they responded to a reported... more »
September 24, 2014 12:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a hit-and-run wreck and an observant witness helped them catch up with a suspected bank robber who fled from East Baton Rouge to South Carolina.
Deputies said Michael Rossi, 24, was arrested Wednesday morning in South Carolina on a warrant for armed robbery.... more »
September 23, 2014 1:54 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former Army soldier who allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion was arrested two months earlier in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map with a circle drawn around the White House. It was one of... more »
September 19, 2014 9:49 AM
GONZALES - An Ascension Parish man was arrested after Sheriff's deputies found nearly 100 marijuana plants growing at his home.
According to APSO, they were tipped off to the plants by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. When they arrived at Ronald Fuselier, Jr.'s home, they could smell a... more »
September 19, 2014 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON - A 27 year-old Washington area woman has been booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after her parents were shot. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells The Advertiser Jamie Kristen Fontenot's 59-year-old father and 58-year-old mother were taken to a nearby hospital following Wednesday night's shooting.... more »
September 18, 2014 3:26 PM
DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said an investigation into reports of forged prescriptions at a Dutchtown pharmacy lead to the arrest of two women on Wednesday.
APSO Narcotics Detectives began to look into the incident when a pharmacy employee said there was a woman at the store... more »
September 17, 2014 10:29 AM
GONZALES - A pharmacy tech has been arrested after investigators found she had taken thousands of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills.
35-year-old Shantrell Landry worked at the CVS Pharmacy in Gonzales where the pills went missing.
Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed pain killers in the country, while... more »
September 16, 2014 12:30 PM
GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex.
Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... more »
September 14, 2014 3:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one of their own was shot early Sunday morning and a suspect has been arrested.
News 2's sister station reports the officer is Jonathan Smith, 44. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police say Smith was... more »
September 10, 2014 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of selling illegal alcohol online without a state or local permit on Wednesday.
ATC agents arrested 28-year-old Jeffrey Daniels at his home Wednesday and booked him into parish prison on charges of selling alcohol without... more »
September 10, 2014 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old girl investigators said he picked up at a bar and brought back to his apartment in July.
Bolton Alford, 21, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile and... more »
September 10, 2014 11:34 AM
VIDALIA - Police have arrested a Concordia Parish correctional officer after prison officials learned the officer allegedly smuggled marijuana to give to an inmate. The Natchez Democrat reports 24-year-old Alfred James Chest, of Ferriday, was arrested Monday and charged with possession of drugs, introduction of contraband into a penal institute... more »
September 9, 2014 3:53 PM
SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway.
According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made.
"I can assure you... more »
September 9, 2014 10:10 AM
VIVIAN - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting involving two brothers. Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies and Vivian police responded to a call at the Monterey Hills Apartments around noon Monday. Officers found 28-year-old LaMichael Watson suffering from a wound to the abdomen. Det. Andy Scoggins said Watson... more »
September 5, 2014 11:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - A woman faces animal cruelty charges after authorities discovered she left two small puppies in a small storage room for a week.
Baton Rouge Constables responded to an apartment to serve an eviction, and found the two pups in an unventilated storage room. The puppies had... more »
September 4, 2014 5:12 PM
ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people on Wednesday accused of operating a meth lab inside the same St. Amant home where they were raising their two-year-old child.
Heath Trabeaux, 42, and Molly Pinson, 26, were booked into the parish jail and will face charges... more »
September 4, 2014 5:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
September 3, 2014 10:41 AM
CHICOPEE, MA - A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee. Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it. The "license plate" on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was... more »
September 2, 2014 4:51 PM
LIVINGSTON - A couple arrested by police in June for leaving their 6-month-old daughter locked in a parked car at a Walker department store pleaded guilty to the child cruelty and drug charges against them on Tuesday.
Billy Arthur Henry Jr., 35, was sentenced to four years at hard... more »
September 1, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police.
The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... more »
September 1, 2014 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday.
Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... more »
August 31, 2014 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning.
BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
August 30, 2014 5:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning.
Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
August 29, 2014 3:55 PM
BAKER - Police said they arrested a man on other charges after he shot and killed a teen in self-defense Thursday night.
Officers responded to Heath Drive around 10 p.m. where they found 19-year-old Laquincia Wilkerson on the ground. Police confirmed that she had been shot and killed.
... more »
August 28, 2014 2:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of driving over twice the posted speed limit in East Baton Rouge Parish, is now behind bars.
State police arrested 20 year-old Dmonte Stockton, of Baton Rouge, for driving 129 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on Nicholson Drive.
Stockton was booked... more »