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  • Special districts see majority of crime reduction Play Video

    April 22, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The latest statistics show people living in crime districts are seeing a return in their investment and benefiting the most. Baton Rouge police released its 2013 crime stats Tuesday morning and the numbers show a 7.39 percent reduction in overall crime compared to 2012. Violent... more »
  • Arrest made in 2013 club shootings

    April 17, 2014 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest today in connection with a June 2013 shooting at a Baton Rouge club that killed one woman and injured three other people. Baton Rouge Police arrested Donnaryo Lathers, 20, on suspicion of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and illegal... more »
  • EBRSO: Victim recorded man raping her

    April 14, 2014 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said he raped a woman, and the victim recorded the incident on her cell phone. Deputies accused Joshua Paul Thompson, 31, of rape and false imprisonment Sunday. Investigators said Thompson threatened the victim with death... more »
  • Parents want safer school bus stop on Cadillac St. Play Video

    April 10, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a child hit at a school bus stop this week are calling for better conditions for students on Cadillac Street. The collision happened at the corner of Cadillac Street and Simplex Street near Sharon Hills Elementary. Neighbors said there are overgrown trees and... more »
  • Child in critical condition after being hit by car exiting school bus

    April 9, 2014 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A child remained in critical condition, six hours after he was hit by a car while he was crossing the street after getting off a school bus Wednesday afternoon. The boy, a 7-year-old first grader at Sharon Hills Elementary, was hit in the 5300 block of Cadillac... more »
  • Police looking for vehicle burglar

    April 9, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man they said was connected with a vehicle burglary in Baton Rouge this past Valentine's Day. Detectives said they want to identify the person in the photo, who used a credit card stolen in that burglary at several places throughout... more »
  • Police investigating bank robbery

    April 3, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Thursday afternoon. Cpl. Don Coppola said the armed man robbed the Capital One Bank on College Drive just before 2 p.m. Police said the man came in through a back... more »
  • Student arrested after threats at high school Play Video

    March 31, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and sheriff's deputies increased security at Belaire High School Monday after they said several students received text messages there was going to be a shooting. Investigators arrested the student that was supposed to be the target of the shooting, after deputies said they found him... more »
  • Suspect identified in La Margie Ave. murder

    March 19, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a 17-year-old Thursday who investigators said killed a Baton Rouge man and injured another this week. Baton Rouge Police said Brandon Boyd is wanted for the shooting death of Emanuelle Myles, 24, during a fight Wednesday night on La Margie Avenue.... more »
  • Warrant issued for rape suspect

    March 18, 2014 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a man who they said raped a woman in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police had a warrant for Tyrone Isaac, 20, of Terrance Street. Investigators said Isaac physically abused and sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman on... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Police: Arrest in murder case

    March 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say two people were arrested in relation to a murder that happened on Sharp Rd. Tramion Catherine, 17, was arrested Friday for first degree murder. Marchristopher Corney, 18, was also arrested Friday for principal to first degree murder. Police say the two... more »
  • Website: Baton Rouge among country's "most dangerous"

    February 24, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States. The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
  • Two accused in kidnapping, attempted rape

    February 19, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens after investigators said the pair robbed a woman and attempted to rape her at gunpoint. Officers charged Jacorey James, 19, and Karzzerick Murray, 17, with armed robbery, attempted aggravated rape, and second degree kidnapping. They also charged James with gun... more »
  • Police arrest teens for murder

    February 19, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens this week in a murder investigation from earlier this month. Police charged Windall Herring, 19, with second degree murder in the death of John Bannon, 55. They also charged a 15-year-old juvenile who was being treated at a hospital with... more »
  • Take the plunge for Special Olympics Play Video

    February 18, 2014 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Major Ward Webb with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie and Tiffany Gautier with Special Olympics Louisiana dropped by 2une In Tuesday to talk about the Polar Plunge. This year's plunge is this Saturday, February 22nd at 9 a.m. at Cabela's.... more »
  • Three arrested in armed pizza robbery

    February 17, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested three men after they said the trio robbed a pizza place in Baton Rouge Sunday night. Detectives arrested Jeremy Ford, 23; Terrance Venson, 20; and Demarcus Mathews, 19. Investigators said the three armed men went into the Papa John's at 257 Lee Drive... more »
  • Murder victim identified, shooter still at large

    February 14, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have no suspect in the Thursday night shooting on Sharp Lane that left one man dead. Police say the victim was shot one time in the head, and died at the scene. He has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy Thomas. ... more »
  • Schools locked down while police search for shooter Play Video

    February 6, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials locked several schools in Baton Rouge down while police searched for a shooter in their area Thursday morning. Authorities said a 28-year-old man was critically wounded after he was shot multiple times at Hollywood and Longfellow. Witnesses we spoke with this morning say it was... more »
  • Witnesses: driver was doing at least 100 mph before deadly crash Play Video

    February 4, 2014 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a man was driving at speeds greater than 100 mph just before he crashed his truck on North Flannery road Tuesday morning, leaving behind a deadly wreckage. "[He was going] about a 120-130 miles an hour," witness Matthew Whitworth said as he described what... more »
  • Two arrested, one sought after attempted burglary

    January 23, 2014 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two people and said a third is on the loose after the group tried to break into a Baton Rouge apartment Thursday morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers charged Dwayne Cossett, 30, and Felton Brown, 22, with attempted burglary, resisting arrest, and criminal damage... more »
  • Arrest made in armed robbery fatal crash

    January 23, 2014 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police. Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter. The crash took place Monday night,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fiance' of accused sexual perp shocked by arrest Play Video

    January 22, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The woman closest to the man accused of breaking into at least two homes and sexually assaulting an elderly woman said she never got the feeling her fiance was a violent criminal. "This is really shocking me," the woman said, who asked to remain anonymous. ... more »
  • Two arrested in child sex trafficking case

    January 15, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police accused two people of trafficking a child for sex online this week. Police arrested Taniya Smith, 21, and Dominick Sims, 28, on Monday and charged them with child sex trafficking. The arrests came after police received reports of men visiting a room... more »
  • BRPD release name of murder suspect

    January 15, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the name of a man accused of killing a family member. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Antonio Baquedano, 37, is wanted for second degree murder. He's accused of hitting Maura Baquedano, 29, in the head with some type of object. Police said... more »
  • BRPD warns public after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 14, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police issued a warning to Baton Rouge residents Tuesday after they announced they were investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults that had happened since Sunday morning. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said in all three cases women were sexually assaulted by someone who broke into their... more »
  • Former reality show star takes "selfie" after arrest in Baton Rouge

    January 12, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former reality TV star took a selfie after she was arrested for an alleged drunk driving crash in Baton Rouge. Officials say 34-year-old Jessica Kiper of Los Angeles crashed into the back of a stopped vehicle early Saturday morning. She was traveling east bound in... more »
  • Two sought in store robbery

    January 9, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released descriptions Thursday of two people they said were involved in an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge store this week. Cpl. Don Coppola said a man armed with a gun robbed 1st Choice Home Home Furnishings on Airline Highway Wednesday night, while a second... more »
  • Man accused of shooting at officer after hold-up

    January 7, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they caught up with a man wanted for holding up a Baton Rouge fast food restaurant last month and shooting at an officer who tried to arrest him. Police arrested Willie Vinning, 23, on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and armed... more »
  • Security under review after VCU escape Play Video

    January 6, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said security at the Violent Crimes Unit is being reviewed after an accused attempted murderer escaped through the ceiling Sunday night. Investigators said Ryan Boatner, 27, was being held for a home invasion, robbery and shooting Sunday night when he managed to escape the... more »
  • BRPD: Carjacking suspect dies in wreck Play Video

    January 6, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A carjacking turned deadly for one of the suspects when she crashed the stolen car in Baton Rouge Monday morning. The high-speed crash left the stolen vehicle overturned and resting on its hood near the ATM at Red River Bank on Old Hammond Highway at Drusilla.... more »
  • BR Police arrest man in shooting

    January 3, 2014 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested 38-year-old Roy Hayward after they said he shot a woman in chest. Police said the shooting came after an argument around 4:00 a.m. Friday at 12041 Province Place. The woman was brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hayward faces... more »
  • Police: brawl leaves man with life-threatening injuries

    January 1, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fight between several people that left a man in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Convention St. in around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. An argument between several people escalated into physical confrontation, and one of the... more »
  • Police: Robbery at local Chase bank

    December 14, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say a local bank was the victim of a robbery Saturday morning. According to police, a man entered the Chase Bank at 3428 Drusilla Lane at 10:38am and passed a note to the teller demanding money and stating that he was armed. Police say no... more »
  • 99 arrests made in truancy roundup Play Video

    December 12, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 99 people have been arrested in a truancy roundup in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Constable's Office conducted the two-day roundup. Law enforcement agencies received 148 cases for follow-up from the Family Youth Service Center.... more »
  • Victim's daughter: I'd ask accused killer, "why?" Play Video

    December 9, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News of an arrest, nearly two decades after a brutal slaying, is bittersweet for family members who were robbed of precious memories. Monday, Baton Rouge Police arrested James Johnson, 39, for the January 1995 killing of Lester Yarbrough and Patricia Jackson. An infant was also shot... more »
  • Accused test driving thief selling cars as his own Play Video

    December 5, 2013 10:23 PM

    GONZALES - A man is accused of stealing cars from people and car dealerships and selling them as his own. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Baton Rouge Police Department are looking for 42-year-old, Shane Richey of Maurepas. Richey's wanted on felony theft. "I don't consider myself... more »
  • Homicide called to scene after bloody man found on the ground

    December 2, 2013 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators will take over after a man was found bleeding on the ground off Staring Lane Monday night. Police had little information as of this post, only a few minutes after they responded to a call on Cedar Lake, an area with a history of violent... more »
  • Are DWI checkpoints working? Play Video

    November 27, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault. "Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
  • BRPD renews national accreditation

    November 25, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Monday that they successfully renewed their national accreditation, a status that puts them among the top law enforcement agencies in the nation. The status was confirmed by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. They took public... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Attempted kidnapping victim's father wants justice Play Video

    November 20, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An eleven-year-old girl narrowly escaped her would be attacker on Tuesday, and her father wants the suspect behind bars. "He grabbed her and tackled her. She's pretty scrapped up," the victim's father said. "She was hollering for help." Baton Rouge Police are still looking for... more »
  • BRPD: City worker stole tractor Play Video

    November 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a city-parish worker Tuesday in Baton Rouge after they said he drove off with a brand-new tractor and hid it in the woods. Detectives arrested Watson Williams III, 34, of Baton Rouge on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. "The tractor was... more »
  • Police looking for scamming suspects

    November 14, 2013 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are searching for a pair of people suspected of scamming a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's. 31-year-old Dustin Gant and 29-year-old Faye Cooper Smith are accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the 58-year-old victim. Police say Gant and Smith went to... more »
  • Accused robber's checkered past Play Video

    November 8, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man arrested Friday accused of robbing a bank has a checkered past and has even been tied to a bank robbery last week, days after he was released from jail. Labarick Refuge, 46, faces a first degree robbery charge for the heist and run Friday.... more »
  • BRPD SWAT officers compete in Houston

    November 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police SWAT officers finished 3rd in pistol shooting and 5th overall in a competition in Houston. The 2013 Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Swat Competition took place October 25th thru October 27th with 24 teams competing. The competition was hosted by the Houston... more »
  • BRAVE arrest one in drug investigation

    October 31, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police BRAVE unit arrested a man Thursday afternoon after they said they caught him with several bags of marijuana. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRAVE officers arrested Aldric Angelo Byrd, 24, around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Cloud Drive.... more »
  • For second year, no permits secured for street party

    October 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- No permits have been filed for a wild street party near LSU. The event on Carlotta has been a tradition for some thirty years, but was not held last year and likely won't happen on its traditional weekend either, the weekend before Halloween. Organizers did not... more »
  • Witnesses recall hearing shootout Play Video

    October 25, 2013 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman's car is now evidence in the investigation of a shootout near the LSU campus early Friday which put a man in the hospital. Bullets from the shooting near the Edward Gay Apartments shattered Latasha Williams' window and damaged her roof. "It was haywire,... more »
  • BRPD: Man dies three days after shooting

    October 24, 2013 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man shot earlier this week in Baton Rouge died Thursday due to complications from his injuries. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Shelby Holmes, 38, was shot multiple times the night of Monday, Oct. 21, and died after spending three days in critical condition. ... more »
  • Man sought in store robberies

    October 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos Tuesday of a man they said robbed two stores in Baton Rouge this week, and prompted a midday search in the northern portion of the city. Investigators said the first robbery happened Monday morning around 2:15 a.m. at a convenience store at 4536... more »
  • Second arrest made in AC burglary

    October 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested a second man in connection with a burglary of Acme Refrigeration. Wayne Watson was arrested in Port Arthur, Texas after BRPD issued a warrant for him last week. Watson will be extradited to Baton Rouge and booked into East Baton... more »
  • BRPD: Suspect surrenders in hit and run Play Video

    October 15, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said the suspect in a weekend hit and run which put a man in the hospital turned himself in to Baton Rouge traffic investigators this morning. Police said John Baus III, 24, will be charged with felony hit and run, careless operation, and running a... more »
  • BRPD: Car recovered in hit and run investigation

    October 14, 2013 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police recovered a car today they said was connected to an investigation into a hit and run which injured a pedestrian this weekend in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola said they received a tip that the car which hit the pedestrian, later identified as Matt Tugwell,... more »
  • BRPD gets grant for safety efforts

    October 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has received a grant from the state Highway Safety Commission that will be used to fund 16,000 hours of man power to enforce impaired driving, seat belt use, speeding and underage drinking. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says the program aims to reduce alcohol-related... more »
  • BRPD: Man arrested after armed sandwich robbery

    October 2, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they said he went into a fast food place with a gun and demanded a sandwich. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Daniel Hodby, 29, after the incident at the Subway on Burbank just south of the LSU campus. Investigators... more »
  • Police seeking AC thieves

    September 25, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a group of air conditioning unit thieves in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the people stole several AC units from properties at 2222 East Gate Drive the evening of Sept. 15. Surveillance video at the site caught the thieves... more »
  • Police seeking ID of beaten man

    September 25, 2013 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators asked for the public's help identifying a man they said was hit in the head and found lying in a Baton Rouge road this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said the man was in grave condition at a local hospital. He... more »
  • Dead body found this morning on Jefferson Avenue

    September 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the killing of a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said the man was found in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Police did not release details about how the man died,... more »
  • BR Police investigating stabbing death

    September 23, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge identified a man they said was stabbed to death overnight. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said 47-year-old Donald Ray Thomas was involved in some type of fight with another person just after midnight Monday morning in the 2300 block of 72nd Ave. ... more »
  • Police stay busy, book three for murder in one night

    September 18, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators cracked numerous cases and released details of arrests Wednesday. Three people were booked on murder-related charges. Isaac Carr is charged in the killing of Michael Williams. Williams was shot after an argument on Mohican-Prescott in 2011. Carr's relative, Delaney, was arrested for principal to... more »
  • City makes changes to community centers after theft arrest

    September 11, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved changes to how community centers operate after a worker was accused of theft. Cash will no longer be accepted. Police accuse Matthew Patterson of taking more than $3600 from the Leo Butler Community Center in Old South Baton Rouge. Investigators said he collected... more »
  • 22k screened at checkpoints this summer

    August 21, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Data released late Wednesday show proof, police are cracking down on people who drive drunk. From July 1 to August 18, there were 17 checkpoints where 22,000 vehicles were screened. In the summer checkpoint season, 203 people have been arrested. Authorities have promised a show-of-force through... more »
  • Police looking for Auto Zone burglar

    August 20, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a security photo of a man they said broke into a Baton Rouge auto parts store and stole several items. Cpl. Don Coppola said it happened around 2 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Auto Zone on Florida Boulevard. He said the burglar busted out... more »
  • Worker surrenders to charges of stealing from center Play Video

    August 8, 2013 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man wanted for stealing thousands of dollars from a community center turned himself in Thursday, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Don Coppola. Matthew Patterson III is a former employee of the Leo Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge. Police say Patterson is responsible for... more »
  • Interim chief Dabadie named as new BRPD chief Play Video

    July 31, 2013 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden named Carl Dabadie to be the new chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department this morning. Dabadie served as interim chief before today's announcement, and prior to that served as chief of staff to former Chief Dewayne White whom Holden fired in February.... more »
  • Mayor: BRPD Chief announcement Wednesday

    July 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning. Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
  • Suspect surrenders in family shooting

    July 29, 2013 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man wanted on suspicion of shooting and killing his brother-in-law turned himself in to authorities today. Cpl. Don Coppola said Derrick Bland, 48, surrendered at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in connection with the shooting death of James Stockton, 40, outside the... more »
  • Police: Man arrested trying to rob donut shop

    July 28, 2013 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man in Baton Rouge for trying to rob a donut shop in the 5000 block of Plank Road early Saturday morning. When police showed up at the donut shop, 23-year-old Dominic Thomas, was still inside and tried getting away. Officers tased Thomas... more »
  • Arrest made in 2012 murder

    July 26, 2013 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Friday for a murder committed in August 2012. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said detectives and members of the Special Response Team arrested Danny Cousin, 23, on suspicion of shooting and killing Bryan Young, 28. Investigators said Young, a prostitute, was... more »
  • Hit and run kills pedestrian on Old Hammond Highway

    July 26, 2013 11:52 AM

    bATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that took the life of a pedestrian last night on Old Hammond Highway just west of Blvd D'Province. The suspect was traveling westbound on Old Hammond Hwy and drove around another vehicle that was trying... more »

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