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  • 20 pit bulls and raccoon euthanized in accused dog fighting ring check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Accused murderer arrested for burglary while on bond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2012 6:11 PM

    BAKER- Police arrested Derrick Lucas, 18, Tuesday afternoon for burglary, while he was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring device. Lucas was charged with murdering Josh Weathersby in August of last year, but court records show he was released on a combination surety and property bond in November. Court... more »
  • Baker "ankle-monitor" arrest raises questions

    July 19, 2012 10:56 AM

    BAKER - A burglary arrest is raising questions, after Baker Police said one of the suspects is also accused in a murder and was wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet at the time of his arrest. Baker Police arrested Derrick Lucas in connection with a burglary on Balm Street in... more »
  • Murder suspect arrested with two others for burglary

    July 18, 2012 6:46 PM

    BAKER - Police said one person arrested in connection with a recent home burglary in Baker was a murder suspect out of jail on bond, wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said Derrick Lucas, who was accused of a 2011 murder in Baker, was... more »
  • Baker PD: Shooting suspect lay in wait for targets

    May 31, 2012 12:43 PM

    BAKER - Police released a photo today of a teen they said lay in wait for a group of juveniles in Baker, then shot at them earlier this week. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said they are looking for Greg Anthony Morris Jr., 18, of Baton Rouge in... more »
  • Baker Police identify shooting victim found this morning

    July 28, 2011 3:39 PM

    BAKER - Authorities have identified the man found shot to death in Baker early this morning. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said the man is Abelardo Pampo, 43, of Baton Rouge. Pampo was found shot to death near the Baker Civic Center on North Magnolia around 4:45... more »
  • One person arrested after flare gun shooting

    July 21, 2011 2:00 PM

    BAKER - Authorities have arrested one person so far after a woman was shot in the leg with a flare gun during an attempted robbery in Baker. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said this morning a woman was walking on a pathway between the Wendy's and Walmart when... more »
  • Two arrested in Baker shooting investigation

    June 29, 2011 11:39 AM

    BAKER - Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting in Baker yesterday. Chief Mike Knaps said one of the men confessed to firing several shots yesterday at a crowd of people on Greenwood Drive. He said a victim identified one of the suspects as John Mitchell,... more »
  • Baker PD arrest man in suspicion of raping child

    May 11, 2011 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker Police arrested a Baton Rouge man today after they said he raped a small child. Baker Police said Israel Derron Kenneth Turner, 23, was arrested without incident at his home in Baton Rouge and accused of aggravated rape. Police said the victim's mother made... more »
  • Baker Police search for fugitive

    March 5, 2011 12:01 PM

    BAKER, La.- Detectives with the Baker Police Department are searching for a fugitive wanted for burglary. Investigators believe 20-year-old Jordon Javon Ivery is on the run from the law. If you have information on the whereabouts of Ivery contact Baker Police at 225-775-6000. more »

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