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  • Mom booked into jail after hitting child with belt at disaster shelter

    September 22, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies booked a mother into jail following the woman being seen hitting her child with a belt at a disaster shelter. Keaire Hatton, 21, was charged with cruelty to juveniles following the altercation. The state is also investigating the situation as possible child abuse. In... more »
  • Man arrested for buying 14-year-old girl for sex from mother's friend

    September 20, 2016 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police arrested a man after he bought a 14-old girl for sex from her mother's close friend while she was in the hospital. The girl said that in November 2015, while her mother was in the hospital, 36-year-old Corey Williams sold her to 59-year-old... more »
  • Prosecutors: Deputy hurt others before 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At a trial for one of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy, jurors could hear testimony that the officer used excessive force on people who posed no threat. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office argued in a court... more »
  • Comedian Katt Williams arrested again, booked into jail

    September 16, 2016 1:58 PM

    ATLANTA - Authorities say they've arrested Katt Williams again, the latest in a series of encounters the comedian has had with Georgia law officers. Fulton County Jail records show that Williams - whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams - was booked Thursday. Records show he was apprehended on a... more »
  • Woman charged with 2nd offense DWI after crashing into apartment

    September 7, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - State Police reported the arrest of a woman on a second offense DWI charges and others after she crashed her vehicle through an apartment building. 38-year-old Holly Bohling was booked on charges of DWI (2nd Offense), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, public intimidation and simple escape... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested after kicking in ex's door, kidnapping her

    August 26, 2016 4:06 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man accused of kicking in his ex-girlfriend’s door and kidnapping her after she placed a restraining order on him. 35-year-old Thomas Guillot, of Donaldsonville, was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order, simple robbery, false imprisonment and home invasion. APSO Chief... more »
  • Man accused of stealing trailer with $100k in tools inside

    August 26, 2016 3:44 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish say a tip led them to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a utility trailer containing more than $100,000 worth of tools in it last month. Deputies said the investigation began back on July 28 when they received reports that... more »
  • State troopers find infant covered in vomit during DUI stop

    August 25, 2016 3:14 PM

    PRINCETON, W. Va. - It must have been a heartbreaking sight during a routine traffic stop -- a baby in the backseat, covered in vomit. But no worries, because West Virginia state troopers knew just what to do. The baby was found after troopers pulled... more »
  • Man faces felony counts in threats to officer at casino

    August 11, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of passing out at a casino and then refusing to leave faces felony counts of public intimidation and terrorizing after authorities said he repeatedly threatened the officer who arrested him. State police said Brandon Trask fell asleep twice at a table at L'Auberge on... more »
  • Illegal immigrant arrested on child pornography charges

    August 9, 2016 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Cyber Crime Unit of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office arrested an illegal immigrant on child pornography charges. Telesforo Lopez-Silva was arrested on three counts of child pornography and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Silva's arrest was the result of a joint investigation between... more »
  • Baton Rouge men arrested in Rapides Parish fake pee bust

    August 3, 2016 2:51 PM

    RAPIDES PARISH - A traffic stop on I-49 in Rapides Parish led to the rest of a pair of Baton Rouge men accused of possessing fake pee, according to sheriff’s deputies. 39-year-old Bassam Nafel and 59-year-old Fernando Olivas were each booked with 200 counts of possession of synthetic urine... more »
  • Domestic disturbance ends in arrest after grilled cheese 'too cheesy'

    August 3, 2016 11:16 AM

    CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - A man was arrested by police in Georgia after officers said he became violent when his wife after she allegedly made him a grilled cheese sandwich with one slice of cheese too many. Officers said 55-year-old James DePaola was booked on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Woman arrested for fourth DWI offense in Thibodaux

    August 1, 2016 2:17 PM

    THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Police arrested a woman on her fourth drinking while intoxicated offense on Thursday night. Around 11:50 p.m., police saw and stopped a gray Toyota Camry without a license plate in the area of Canal Boulevard and St. Charles Street in Thibodaux. The driver, 31-year-old Arielle Dumas,... more »
  • Teen escapes from detention center, goes on crime spree

    July 29, 2016 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON PARISH - Authorities say a teen from the Bush area escaped from a juvenile detention center in Alabama before embarking on a crime spree in St. Tammany Parish. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said 16-year-old Jordan Cox was taken back into custody after he’d burglarized three different... more »
  • Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed Hammond skateboarder

    July 22, 2016 11:06 AM

    HAMMOND - Police have made an arrest in a Hammond hit-and-run wreck that left a skateboarder dead. Louisiana State Police tell media outlets 37-year-old Vincent Young was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony hit-and-run driving, driving on a suspended license and driving without a license plate. Police say that on... more »
  • Man, grandmother and mom face charges in Tangipahoa Parish murder

    July 12, 2016 4:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Four people have been arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Natalbany in Tangipahoa Parish last month. 22-year-old Antoine Schaffer is charged with 1st degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting death of Marquise Lightfoot. Lightfoot's body was found in a yard... more »
  • Zachary teen wanted for murder turns himself in

    July 12, 2016 3:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary say a teenager wanted on a second degree murder charge has turned himself in to authorities. Police reported on Facebook last week that 18-year-old Antonio D. Thomas was wanted, and that the teen should be considered armed and dangerous. They asked that the public... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish

    July 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish from a CVS drug store - in one day. Authorities say in a news release that Raushawn Ford was arrested Monday and held without bond on charges of theft and possessing... more »
  • New Black Panther Party arrive in Baton Rouge for Alton Sterling protests Play Video

    July 9, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About a dozen members of the New Black Panther Party arrived in North Baton Rouge Saturday morning. They began their day at the Trippe S convenience store where Sterling was killed Tuesday morning. "The people wanted us here. We want to be here and that's why... more »
  • Arrest made in crash that killed Ben Simmons' cousin

    July 8, 2016 9:54 AM

    HOBOKEN, N.J. -Authorities have charged a New York City man in a New Jersey hit-and-run that killed the cousin of Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft. Hoboken police said Friday that Mark Nicholas, of Brooklyn, was charged with striking 21-year-old Zachary Simmons with his SUV... more »
  • People arrested protesting BR man's death in Philadelphia

    July 6, 2016 11:48 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The death of a Baton Rouge man in an officer involved shooting has had a ripple effect across the country with millions voicing their frustration online and some organizing protests 1,200 miles away. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday night for a protest in Alton Sterling's honor.... more »
  • Father arrested, accused of knocking out 5-year-old son Play Video

    July 4, 2016 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father who was enraged over chicken being left out on the counter punched his 5-year-old son so hard, it gave the child a concussion and left a large hole in the sheet rock of their apartment, arrest records show. The affidavit of probable cause says... more »
  • 2 teens arrested after stolen LSU golf cart joyride

    July 4, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said two teens were arrested after officers put an end to their joyride on golf carts stolen from LSU on Monday. A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody, but the rest of the group of teenagers escaped. Officers responded to the scene... more »
  • Fourth suspect arrested in murder of Raising Cane's shift manager

    July 1, 2016 10:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Raising Cane’s shift manager during an armed robbery, WWL reports. Kenner Police identified Ariana Yanni Runner, 22, of Reserve as the fourth suspect. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said the third... more »
  • Woman accused of whipping kids loses job over arrest Play Video

    June 29, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mother of six children who went viral last week after she was arrested for disciplining her kids tells WBRZ she lost her job over her arrest. "It's been my only income right now," Schaquana Spears said. Spears admitted to whipping her children after they got caught... more »
  • LSP: Trooper who bodyslammed suspect acted appropriately

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say they fully support the actions of a trooper who bodyslammed a resisting Illinois man in the French Quarter last weekend. They say the officer's use of force was appropriate for the situation that unfolded on Bourbon Street at 4 a.m. The video... more »
  • Man accused of holding ex-girlfriend captive after break-up

    June 28, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of breaking into the apartment he once shared with an ex-girlfriend, stealing electronics and briefly holding her captive. 26-year-old Marquis Knox, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal damage to property,... more »
  • Attorney General to examine arrest of mother for "whipping" her children

    June 24, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that the Louisiana Department of Justice will be looking into the case of a woman arrested for "whipping" her children after they burglarized a home. Schaquana Spears was arrested on child cruelty charges. According to arrest reports, Spears' 13-year-old child was struck... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old in 2 different BREC parks

    June 24, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Victims Unit reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in two different BREC parks on separate occasions. 53-year-old Tommy Lee Atkins was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape, oral sexual battery, molestation of a... more »
  • Mom who went viral moved by support from strangers Play Video

    June 23, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom whose plight went viral after doing an interview on WBRZ Tuesday night is moved by the support she's received from strangers around the community and nation. Dozens of people reached out to WBRZ offering their support. Today, we turned over all of the names... more »
  • 15-year-old girl rescued during human trafficking bust

    June 22, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested and a 15-year-old girl was rescued when East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies busted a human trafficking operation. On June 21 detectives located the girl during the course of an undercover operation with a woman, identified as 22-year-old Jennifer Anselmo, and a man,... more »
  • Woman arrested after impersonating officer, falsely arresting man

    June 22, 2016 1:12 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for impersonating a police officer and falsely arresting a man. On June 21 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a call at a local casino on Hwy 397 in Lake Charles in reference to a woman, later identified as... more »
  • LSP: Texas man had child porn on his cell phone

    June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    HOUMA - State Police arrested a Texas Man in Terrebonne Parish Tuesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month when law enforcement began searching for Thomas Walker, 20, for violating the terms of his probation. After troopers arrested Walker, he was extradited... more »
  • Mom thought she was doing the right thing when she whipped kids who broke into home Play Video

    June 21, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge mother who was arrested by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies after she admitted to whipping her sons as punishment for breaking into a house has bonded out of jail. She told our cameras she thought she was doing the right thing by disciplining... more »
  • Man arrested for armed robbery is habitual offender

    June 20, 2016 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Investigative Unit has learned a man arrested Monday for an armed robbery that occurred in May should have been in prison. Police arrested Roland King, Jr. and charged him in the armed robbery of the Chevron Station on Highland Road in Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Ex-Schlittz & Giggles employee arrested after threatening to 'shoot up' restaurant

    June 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a former employee of a local pizzeria after he threatened to shoot up the restaurant after he was fired. 22-year-old Arthur Robinson was booked on one count of terrorizing after his arrest by Baton Rouge Police on Saturday. Robinson was... more »
  • Troopers arrest suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

    June 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    GRAY - Troopers say they’ve made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead last Friday night. Through help from the public and other investigative methods, State Police said they were able to develop 52-year-old Darrell Barlow as a suspect in the wreck that... more »
  • Accused drunk driver insults officers, vomits

    June 20, 2016 1:57 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Illinois police said that a woman hurled insults and vomit at officers after she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Hazel Rojas, 44 was pulled over after police said that her Land Rover failed to go through a green light, and then was traveling below the... more »
  • Woman tries to run over man with child in back seat, hits CATS bus

    June 17, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in Baton Rouge Police custody on Friday after investigators said she tried to run a man over with her car before crashing into a CATS bus with her eight-month-old child in the back seat. Niesha Wiggins, 20, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault,... more »
  • Sheriff: Traffic stop reveals drugs in man's boots

    June 16, 2016 10:54 AM

    COLFAX - A 40-year-old Dry Prong man pulled over for not using signals now is facing three drug charges. The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release a deputy discovered crystal meth and marijuana in James Timothy Powell's car earlier this week. Powell was arrested and... more »
  • Man charged in murder for hire wants cell phone records suppressed Play Video

    June 15, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time in a year, WBRZ heard from the son of a murdered woman who is stuck overseas. There's a new twist, the attorneys representing the man accused of hiring the hit wants cell phone records that led to his arrest suppressed. His attorney claims... more »
  • Deputies: Man used phone in cast to record up women's skirts at Target

    June 15, 2016 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies say they arrested a man at the Target on Siegen Lane after he was accused of hiding a cellphone in his leg cast to record upskirt video of women in the store. 31-year-old Brian Burliegh, of Wilson, was booked into the parish prison on... more »
  • Man shot during armed robbery attempt on N. Acadian

    June 15, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in police custody after he was shot in the leg when gunfire was exchanged during an attempted armed robbery in a North Acadian Thruway parking lot. 17-year-old Ja’Andrea Sherman was booked into the parish prison on charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted... more »
  • Man accused of sexually abusing girl with developmental disability

    June 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man will face additional charges after he was accused of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled 14-year-old girl on a number of occasions starting in 2011. 62-year-old Craig Madere, of Port Vincent, was already in prison for another charge when the two counts of sexual battery... more »
  • Naked man tries to force his way into Georgia Waffle House

    June 15, 2016 9:32 AM

    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Georgia say visitors to a Waffle House restaurant likely lost their appetites after they saw a naked man attempt to force his way into the restaurant. Officers responded to the scene of the Waffle House in Sandy Springs after an employee called... more »
  • Sheriff discusses rape allegations against deputy Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:18 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley commented on the arrest of one of his deputies on malfeasance in office and 1st degree rape charges. According to a press release, the incident happened while he was on the job. William Lanoux, 31, was booked into Ascension Parish jail on... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing truck with infant inside into canal

    June 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody after he was accused of crashing his truck into a canal while driving drunk with an infant in the vehicle early Monday morning. 41-year-old Charles Matz, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation and... more »
  • Deputies find drug lab after fire in West Feliciana

    June 11, 2016 7:26 PM

    WAKEFIELD – Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say they found what appears to be a drug lab after a fire at a trailer park Saturday morning. Deputies responded to the Sinclair Trailer Park in Wakefield around 8 a.m. Saturday. At the scene, deputies discovered “what appeared to be a... more »
  • Man accused of watching woman in restroom at Belle of BR Casino

    June 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Troopers said they arrested a man at The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino after he was accused of watching women use the restroom located on the second deck of the riverboat. 26-year-old Christopher Riley was taken into custody in connection with an August 2014 incident on... more »
  • Fired BRPD officer arrested for using badge to access courthouse

    June 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man after he attempted to fraudulently use a Baton Rouge Police Department badge to gain access to the 19th Judicial Courthouse downtown. 33-year-old Melvin Cosey, of Hammond, was booked by BRPD on a charge of fraudulent portrayal of a police officer... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl, exposing her to HIV

    June 9, 2016 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was arrested after he was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, intentionally exposing her to HIV in the process. 47-year-old Larry Williams Jr. was booked on four counts of first degree rape, molestation of a juvenile and four counts of intentional exposure... more »
  • Undercover investigation leads to $33,000 meth bust

    June 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Narcotics Detectives say they arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday afternoon with nearly a pound of crystal methamphetamine in his possession at the end of an undercover narcotics investigation. 24-year-old Corey T. Gardner was booked into the parish prison on charges of possession... more »
  • Administrator accused of grabbing Special Ed student by neck Play Video

    June 8, 2016 5:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - A St. Helena Parish School administrator is in hot water tonight after she was accused of grabbing a fifth grade Special Education student by the neck. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies witnessed the incident in class. It happened a couple of weeks before school... more »
  • Alleged rape victim kicked attacker in face to escape

    June 8, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office say a man was booked on a rape charge after the victim kicked him in the face and made her escape last month. 34-year-old Samuel Barrera Jr. was booked on one count of third degree rape after he... more »
  • Police: Suspect in Indiana killings inspired by 'Purge' film

    June 2, 2016 12:44 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A 19-year-old Indianapolis man has been charged with killing three people over four days, and authorities say he was inspired by the horror movie "The Purge." A witness told detectives that Johnathan Cruz told her he had been "purging" by shooting and robbing people, according to court... more »
  • Man accused of punching woman holding baby at meat market

    June 2, 2016 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after he was accused of pushing a woman holding his infant child into a door frame repeatedly. 29-year-old Carl Robertson was booked at the EBRSO Gardere Substation on charges of second offense domestic abuse battery and... more »
  • Sex offender accused of molesting 16-year-old, 3 boys

    June 2, 2016 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl and three boys between the ages of four and nine last month. 50-year-old Craigory Armstrong was booked on three counts of sexual battery and one count of failure to notify law enforcement of... more »
  • Canadian woman attacks deputy at Bayou Country Superfest Play Video

    June 1, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Sheriff’s Office arrested a Canadian woman Friday after they say she attacked a deputy at Bayou Country SuperFest inside Tiger Stadium. According to arrest documents, event goers complained that 34-year-old Veronique Bourgault from Quebec, Canada, was making inappropriate sexual gestures while sitting on a man’s... more »
  • Woman arrested after trying to use car as deadly weapon

    June 1, 2016 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman is facing an attempted murder charge after she tried to hit another woman with her car. 40-year-old Deon Pullins was booked into the parish prison on charges of attempted second degree murder and criminal damage to property in connection with the May... more »
  • Woman accused of shooting man in face at Aster St. apartment

    May 31, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman will face an attempted murder charge after she was accused of shooting a man in the head at an Aster Street apartment complex. 25-year-old Quinyana Jackson was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon... more »
  • Napoleonville woman pleads guilty to lying to federal agent

    May 28, 2016 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Napoleonville woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a claim filed following Hurricane Gustav. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, in a news release Friday, said 33-year-old Cherkissa Jackson entered the plea to an indictment charging her with one count of false statements. Court... more »
  • Suspect arrested in shooting death of East Feliciana School Board member Play Video

    May 27, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect was arrested last night in connection with the shooting that left an East Feliciana Parish school board member dead in his car on Wenonah Street . Police announced Friday the arrest of 19-year-old Jacquez Tremaine Griffin. Police reported that he was booked Thursday night for... more »
  • Accused armed robber snagged after victim finds him on Facebook Play Video

    May 26, 2016 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of armed robbery after he told the victim his full name and was subsequently identified via his Facebook profile. 28-year-old Robert Connor, of Denham Springs, was booked on an armed robbery charge after he was taken into BRPD custody. The... more »
  • Former property manager accused of charging $2K to company credit card

    May 25, 2016 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a woman accused of running up thousands of dollars on a credit card that belonged to her former employer. 31-year-old Danielle Matherne, of Walker, was booked on charges of theft and unauthorized use of an access card after she was taken into BRPD... more »
  • Hell hath no fury: Ex-lover repeatedly rams home of child's father

    May 24, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in police custody after she allegedly stole an SUV to go on a crash-filled rampage with terrorizing the father of her child as the ultimate goal. 25-year-old Rachel Myles was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property,... more »

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