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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Chief defends officer who placed female student in headlock Play Video

    January 10, 2017 6:38 PM

    BAKER- Police Chief Carl Dunn is defending one of his officer's actions tonight, after surveillance video from Baker High School captured the officer placing a female student in a headlock before taking her down to the ground. The incident occurred just days before Christmas. The video obtained by the WBRZ... more »
  • Baker Police Department short of officers, searching for more Play Video

    October 5, 2016 6:30 PM

    BAKER – Along with dealing with flood issues, the city of Baker is also short officers. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn said that since taking the position seven months ago, he has had to juggle his staff. "I recently had two officers to leave, but I was short... more »
  • Teen transported following shooting in Baker Wednesday night

    July 20, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital Wednesday night. Investigators say the victim was shot while riding in a car on Baker Boulevard. Police believe the shots were fired from inside of the car. Detectives are questioning a person... more »
  • Baker Police Chief-elect wants a pay raise Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The city of Baker's new police chief is asking for a pay raise. Police Chief-elect Carl Dunn says that his political opponents are trying to drive him out of office with his current pay. "My opponent's campaign manager was allowed to reduce the salary to make it... more »
  • After hotly contested election, outgoing chief meeting with incoming top cop

    April 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    BAKER - Police Chief Mike Knaps and chief-elect Carl Dunn have started talking about transitioning the department to its new leadership. Dunn was elected chief of police last month. Dunn defeated Daryl Rainwater in a hotly contested runoff election. Knaps reported to the city council recently, he and... more »
  • Baker couple accused of beating daughter, threatening assistant principal

    February 17, 2016 12:36 PM

    BAKER - Police say they arrested a Baker woman after she threatened to attack the assistant principal of Baker Middle School when she was summoned to the school to discuss her daughter’s suspension. Her live-in boyfriend was also arrested for domestic abuse after officers learned the couple had beaten... more »
  • 20 pit bulls and raccoon euthanized in accused dog fighting ring Play Video

    December 23, 2014 9:52 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a man Monday night accused of training pit bulls to fight to the death in his backyard. East Baton Rouge Animal Control investigators were called to Eugene Grayer's house on McHugh Rd. in Baker after someone told police they could hear dogs whining as if... more »
  • Man accused of raising pit bulls for dogfighting

    December 23, 2014 12:29 PM

    BAKER - Police accused a Baker man this week of raising more than a dozen pit bulls at his home for dogfighting purposes. Baker PD charged 49-year-old Eugene Grayer with possession of dogs for fighting and being a felon in possession of a firearm after a search of his... more »
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... more »
  • Budget cuts push cops to look for new jobs

    May 30, 2014 10:16 PM

    BAKER - Baker police officers have applied for new jobs with citywide budget cuts possibly coming soon. Two full-time patrol officers have already been cut from the Baker Police Department, and Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps believes more cuts are on the horizon. The department's questionable future has some... more »
  • Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    April 24, 2014 6:25 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested two people after narcotics agents said they found bags of cocaine, an assault rifle, and cash at an East Baton Rouge home Thursday. Investigators arrested Jonathan Lewis, 31, and Latarsha Lewis, 30, on drug and weapons charges. Jonathan Lewis was also charged with four counts... more »
  • In wake of triple murder, everyone talks about the future Play Video

    April 8, 2014 10:33 PM

    BAKER - Hazel Mitchell, President of the Baker Civic Club, says since three kids were murdered and a fourth was hospitalized after an incident at her club, the venue is hurting. "Not financially, our hearts are broken, because of what happened in our city, in our facility that we... more »
  • Police: Teacher arrested after "yanking" student

    March 13, 2014 4:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a Baker Middle School teacher after a parent complained the teacher "yanked" her son by his shirt Thursday. Chief Mike Knaps said officers charged Deborah Anderson, 47, with simple battery. Knaps said officers were called to the school around 10:30 a.m. They said the... more »
  • Police: Shooting in Baker leaves one dead

    January 19, 2014 9:23 PM

    BAKER - A deadly shooting Sunday night in Baker leave police searching for answers. Baker police say an 18-year-old male was shot and killed at Daniels Drive off Groom Road. According to authorities, he was shot in the upper torso three times. Officials say they don't have... more »
  • Police find drugs, arrest one at Baker business Play Video

    December 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    BAKER - A month long police investigation into a shoe shop took drugs off the streets in Baker Wednesday evening. The Baker Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at Hebrard's Shoe Shine and Repair. Inside authorities said they found Warren "Worm"... more »
  • Police: Man stranded parents in their home

    November 25, 2013 4:34 PM

    BAKER - Parents of a Baker resident found themselves stranded in their own house because of their son Saturday morning, according to authorities. Baker Police arrested Douglas F. Herrin II Sunday morning after they said he took the family's pickup without permission, removed the battery from his mother's car,... more »
  • Police investigating murder in Baker

    September 26, 2013 1:29 PM

    BAKER - Police identified the man they said was shot and killed in a Baker neighborhood this morning. Chief Mike Knaps said Garland Ruffin, 33, was shot and killed on Shilo Avenue in the Heritage Court Area. Knaps said police received a 911 report about a shooting in... more »
  • Sketch released after attempted abduction Play Video

    September 3, 2013 5:37 PM

    BAKER - Parents are on high alert in Baker after a man tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl as she was walking home from the library. Police said the teen was ambushed and the man tried throwing her in the vehicle but she broke free and took off. This... more »
  • Baker PD looking for man who tried to snatch teen Play Video

    September 2, 2013 11:11 PM

    BAKER- Police here have asked surrounding police agencies to assist in the search for a potential attempted abduction suspect. Police Chief Mike Knaps said his department received word that a 15-year-old girl was almost snatched walking home from the library Monday afternoon. "She thought it was open, and... more »
  • No, you did not win $1 million

    August 19, 2013 10:35 PM

    BAKER- Police issued a warning Monday night about a scam involving Publishers Clearing House. Authorities said people are being told they won $1 million, but had to wire money first. A few people complied and were scammed. People who get similar calls are being asked to report them... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    August 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
  • APSO: Former Voodoo player caught with marijuana

    April 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities arrested a former arena league football player on suspicion of drug and weapons charges after they said he was caught with marijuana in Ascension Parish. Around 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriffs narcotics detectives, DEA agents and Baton Rouge City narcotics detectives arrested Brian Coulter, 27, in the... more »
  • Task force: Drug "big timer" busted, 100 lbs. of pot taken Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    BAKER - Police said they broke the back of a large drug operation Thursday. Three people were arrested and about 100 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other drugs and guns. Chief Mike Knaps said narcotics officers arrested Lawrence LeBlanc, Stefanie Davis, and Elzy Hollis on several... more »
  • Baker man arrested after drive by shooting

    April 9, 2013 12:20 PM

    BAKER - Baker Police arrested Chavis Demond Duncan Jr. in connection with a shooting which happened Friday night. Chief Mike Knaps said Duncan was involved in a drive-by shooting at 630 Myrtle Street. He said Duncan shot at the driver of a nearby SUV who was dating his ex-girlfriend.... more »
  • Former Baker DARE officer arrested Play Video

    January 31, 2013 5:46 PM

    BAKER- A former Baker Police Department DARE officer has been arrested as part of Louisiana State Police investigation, accused of taking money from students. Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps says Jason Doyle resigned last summer because of department policy issues. Knaps says when a new officer took over the... more »

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