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  • Police search for trio involved in credit card heist

    December 16, 2014 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card. The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
  • Police: Man shot and killed while driving

    December 13, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was shot and killed just after midnight not far from downtown Baton Rouge. It happened on North 18th street near North Street. Police say Reginald Joseph, 32, was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche when he was gunned down. No word yet... more »
  • Police warn of 'Grinches' looking to steal gifts Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say 15 mailboxes were broken into overnight at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. Investigators said while they weren't sure if the thieves were after shipped gifts or just the personal information found in people's mail, it's a sad example of Christmas Grinches looking to cash... more »
  • Police: One shot, life threatening injuries

    December 6, 2014 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man has life threatening injuries after he was shot Friday night. Officials say the 35-year-old victim was hit in his upper torso outside his house on Callahan Street near North Ardenwood. It happened friday at around 6:30 p.m. He is... more »
  • Man shoots himself inside BRPD precinct Monday

    December 1, 2014 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night. Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
  • Officer-involved shooting to cost parish $420,000 Play Video

    November 25, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders voted nine to two in favor of settling a nearly half a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit out of court Tuesday. "It was senseless. It was reckless," Metro Council member C. Denise Marcelle said. In March 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officer Christopher Magee... more »
  • Family demands justice in cold case triple murder Play Video

    November 20, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four years after the savage murders of three people inside a Scotlandville home, there are few clues that will lead police to a killer. The case has officially gone cold. Matthew Holliday, Jeraldine Holliday and their special needs daughter, Kaylar Holliday, were all shot to death... more »
  • Former BRPD officer booked on malfeasance charge

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities booked the third former BRPD offcer Monday who was named in an indictment for abuse of office. Isaac Bolden surrendered to police earlier in the day to the charges against him. Last week's indictment accused Bolden of coercing a woman he stopped back in... more »
  • Officers fired, booked into jail Friday

    November 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two police officers indicted for malfeasance related to a sex incident at a Baton Rouge park have been fired and booked into the parish jail, BRPD said Friday. Until Friday morning, the officers had been on administrative leave. The pair, and a third officer no longer... more »
  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers. "I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said. He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
  • Police officers indicted with abuse of office

    November 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted one former and two current Baton Rouge Police officers for abuse of office Wednesday following an investigation by the BRPD. The indictment accused Isaac Bolden, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson of malfeasance for an incident back in February. District Attorney Hillar Moore... more »
  • Two accused of intimidating witness

    November 3, 2014 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused two men of threatening a witness this weekend in a 2012 Baton Rouge police investigation. BRPD charged 21-year-old Keydrick Moses and 18-year-old Christopher Murray with intimidating a witness Sunday. Investigators said the two men tried to start a fight with someone who gave... more »
  • BRPD 'Boo With The Blue' Thursday night

    October 29, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced plans for their "Boo with the Blue" Halloween event Tuesday. Organizers said there will be a haunted house, food, games, costume contest, music and more. Children and their parents can also see special equipment used by the police department,... more »
  • 2 arrested after high-speed chase through BR

    October 28, 2014 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man and woman after a chase through Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning, and said the driver told them he fled because he didn't want his wife to find out he was with a prostitute. BRPD charged Paul Baker, 38, with aggravated flight, resisting... more »
  • Man accused of making pipe bomb

    October 27, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested a Port Allen man after they said he tried to blow up a relative's truck with a pipe bomb this weekend. Officers charged Robert Roberts, 54, with arson and manufacturing an explosive device after his arrest Sunday. Investigators said a... more »
  • BRAVE opens new offices in Baton Rouge

    October 16, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRAVE policing unit in Baton Rouge formally announced its expansion into a different part of the city-parish Thursday. District Attorney Hillar Moore and other law enforcement and civic personnel said the BRAVE unit has moved their community policing efforts into the 70802 ZIP code in... more »
  • Police nab man wanted for murder

    October 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock. Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday. Calvin Chrisentary... more »
  • Victim identified in Madison Ave. shooting

    October 14, 2014 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name Tuesday of a man shot and killed in Baton Rouge Monday night. Investigators said Calvin Chrisentary, 21, died from injuries in the shooting on Madison Avenue. Police said they were called to the 5000 block of Madison Avenue for reports of... more »
  • Police: Infant found dead in Baton Rouge home

    October 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they responded to the death of a 6-week-old infant in Baton Rouge on Monday morning. The baby girl was found dead at a home on Big Bend Avenue just after midnight, according BRPD. Police said an autopsy on the infant is set for... more »
  • Police link men to elaborate pharmacy smash- and-grabs Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities told WBRZ News 2 Friday, they are wrapping up a year-long investigation into a group of men breaking into pharmacies with sledgehammers and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs. Shortly before realising details of the investigation, Baton Rouge Police and the... more »
  • Charges added in elderly abuse case

    October 4, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police added charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the case of an elderly relative's death. Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, are suspects in the death of Bessie Looney, 82. Officials say Bessie was found dead in hear wheelchair Monday in... more »
  • Multiple injuries in fast food gun battle

    October 3, 2014 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an armed bystander wounded a gunman who injured several people overnight in shooting at a Baton Rouge fast food restaurant. Officers said the injured gunman was admitted to a local hospital, and will be booked into the parish prison after his release. Detectives... more »
  • Man shot by officer during traffic stop booked

    September 25, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man police said was shot while trying to grab the gun of a police officer during a traffic stop in August was released from the hospital and booked into parish prison Thursday afternoon. Derek Davis, 27, faces numerous charges including battery and resisting an officer along... more »
  • Arrest made in 2012 murder

    September 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest Tuesday evening in a 2012 murder in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged Stanley Grigsby, 32, with first degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Columbus Milligan. Investigators said Grigsby shot and killed Milligan the night of June 29, 2012. Officers said Milligan's... more »
  • 14 arrested in prostitution sting

    September 23, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested 14 people for prostitution and drug charges overnight as part of an undercover sting operation in Baton Rouge. Police said their Narcotics Division targeted street-level prostitution in the sting. Agents said they also seized suspected crack cocaine and recovered a missing person. The... more »
  • Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    September 22, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced Monday that the man suspected of shooting and injuring two people in the Tigerland area recently surrendered to a warrant for his arrest. Baton Rouge Police arrested Jerome Lamar Verret, 23, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said in the early morning... more »
  • Update: At-risk boy found safe

    September 19, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a boy who disappeared from a Baton Rouge home this week and may be at risk has been found safe and sound. Officers said Friday evening that Quantrell Simpson, 12, ran away from a residence on Longfellow Drive on Thursday. His family has not... more »
  • Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    September 18, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... more »
  • Update: Police now say driver not deceased in wreck

    September 15, 2014 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman involved in a wreck in Baton Rouge Monday did not die, despite an earlier report from officers she had. A BRPD spokesperson said the driver who wrecked on South Acadian Thruway near Capital Heights may have had an unknown medical issue which... more »
  • NAACP meeting held to address cop's alleged racist text messages Play Video

    September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages. At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
  • Police: Empty OJ bottle links man to burglaries

    September 9, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An empty orange juice bottle left at a crime scene links a man to two separate burglaries near the Perkins Road overpass, according to investigators. On Aug. 12 Baton Rouge Police were dispatched to Gourmet Girls cupcake shop and Frankie's Dawg House. Officers found someone broke... more »
  • Cop quits after Nakamoto investigation Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city police chief has confirmed to the Investigative Unit, the officer at the center of a scandal involving some racially charged text messages has resigned. WBRZ and the station's Investigative Unit broke the story Wednesday in an exclusive report by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto. Wednesday,... more »
  • BRPD: Driver, passenger ejected in fatal crash

    September 4, 2014 9:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Officer's alleged racially-charged text messages under investigation Play Video

    September 3, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police Officer is under fire for a string of text messages he is accused of sending to another person containing racial slurs. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Baton Rouge Police are in the midst of two investigations where detectives are looking into cell... more »
  • Family says officer shot man after running stop sign Play Video

    September 1, 2014 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family of 27-year-old Derek Davis said he has undergone two surgeries since a shooting over the weekend after a traffic stop on Morning Glory Avenue. The family says Davis had damage to his kidneys, liver and colon after he was shot three times. Baton Rouge police... more »
  • Neighbors demand justice over disabled man's slaying Play Video

    August 25, 2014 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors on Tecumseh Street are demanding answers after a disabled man who was well known in their neighborhood was shot and killed by a homeowner over the weekend. Investigators say the shooting occurred after a fight at 2602 Tecumseh Street. The victim was identified as 51-year-old... more »
  • Disabled man shot and killed by neighbor

    August 24, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet. Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out. Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night. ... more »
  • Arson set at house of former murder scene

    August 24, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson. It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago. Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
  • BRPD investigating beaten 5-year-old

    August 19, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking into the abuse of a young boy sent to a Baton Rouge hospital after being severely beaten. Detectives said the child was a 5-year-old boy, and is in critical condition at a local hospital. BRPD confirmed they're investigating it as a... more »
  • City won't back settlement in case over officer-involved shooting

    August 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement deal, first reported by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last month, between the city and the family of a man who was killed by police has been stopped by the city council and the mayor's office. A source told the Investigative Unit, despite a letter supporting... more »
  • Murder suspect accused of second killing

    August 14, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said DNA evidence led them to accuse a murder suspect already in jail of being responsible for a second killing in Baton Rouge. Police charged Demond Bessie, 23, with first degree murder Thursday for the killing of 29-year-old Major Brown. Bessie was already in... more »
  • Police ID deceased in shooting

    August 13, 2014 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who died in an attempted murder suicide that left a woman hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds in Baton Rouge Investigators said Darrow Davis, 56, shot an unidentified female at the St. Theresa apartment complex at 3620 Winbourne Avenue around noon... more »
  • Man shot dead, suspect detained

    August 12, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening shooting left a man dead, police said a few hours after responding to the call in the parking lot of the Renaissance Gateway apartment complex in the 600 block of North Ardenwood Drive. The 28-year-old victim, who was still unidentified as of this post Tuesday,... more »
  • BRPD hiring more officers, technicians

    August 7, 2014 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced plans for civil service tests next month, including tests for more police officers. The tests are scheduled for Oct. 14 for police officers and police crime information technology specialists, and Oct. 28 for police communications officers and fingerprint technicians. ... more »
  • BRPD: Man tried to run detectives down

    August 5, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he tried to run several officers over during an attempted traffic stop Monday night. Investigators charged Damiene Lewis, 36, with the attempted murder of a police officer, drug possession, aggravated flight, and careless operation of a vehicle.... more »
  • Police search for obscene man Play Video

    July 25, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for help identifying a person seen on surveillance cameras following a woman in Baton Rouge while making obscene comments and actions. Police said just after midnight on the morning of July 13 the man began following the woman in the 4000 block of Nicholson... more »
  • Exclusive: dash cam video reveals why there is a $495,000 settlement Play Video

    July 23, 2014 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of Metro Council will have to give the final approval to pay $495,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting where a drunken man was shot and killed in 2011. On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and... more »
  • Police storm apartment, man taken to hospital

    July 21, 2014 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A standoff involving Baton Rouge Police ended when officers stormed an apartment in Tigerland Monday. The standoff lasted about an hour around noon at the apartment complex on Jim Taylor Road. EMS took one person to the hospital from the scene after members of the... more »
  • Murder suspect surrenders to police

    July 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused in a deadly shooting earlier this month surrendered to Baton Rouge Police early Thursday morning. Police said Tajh Harris, 21, turned himself in around 5 a.m. Investigators had an arrest warrant for Harris on charges of second degree murder and illegal use of... more »
  • Police: Shooting suspected wanted

    July 13, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for the accused gunman in a shooting that happened early Saturday morning. Cops believe an argument started between a group of people, including Tajh Harris, 21, and Javontia Davis, 24. Officials say the argument lead to Harris shooting and killing Davis.... more »
  • Victim identified in I-10 deadly crash, alcohol suspected Play Video

    July 5, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Cody Holmes, 22, was killed when his 2003 Ford F-150 flipped over the I-10 guardrail onto the ground below Friday night near the Perkins Road overpass. Officials say Holmes was the driver of the vehicle. He was speeding on I-10 east and... more »
  • BRPD: Beating victim dies from injuries

    July 2, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said the victim of a recent beating in Baton Rouge died from their injuries. BRPD said Enorris Jones, 52, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Investigators said Jones was beaten on June 18 while in the 1000 block of North 31st Street around 9... more »
  • More arrests in prostitution sting

    June 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More arrests were made in connection with an undercover sting targeting prostitutes. Gabrielle Bell, 26, was arrested after deputies said she took money and planned to have sex with an undercover agent at an area hotel. According to arrest documents, the detective told Bell he would give... more »
  • 18 arrested in prostitution sting Play Video

    June 20, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Explicit ads for escorts on Backpage.com led authorities to make 18 arrests recently in Baton Rouge. The FBI and other agencies carried out a sting operation at area hotels and homes. Those busted were charged with prostitution, soliciting and promoting prostitution. Authorities caught more than... more »
  • Rapper in anti-BRAVE video arrested

    June 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge rapper seen in a video verbally attacking the BRAVE police unit after they said he was caught with marijuana for sale in his vehicle Friday. Police charged Jason Taylor, also known as "Spitta", with drug possession and probation violation. Officers... more »
  • BRPD looking for leads in gas station theft

    June 18, 2014 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a suspect who stole a wallet from a 79-year-old victim at a South Sherwood Forest gas station this month. Officers said the robbery happened on June 8 at the Race Trac gas station located at 3425 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard. ... more »
  • Deadly crash under investigation

    June 15, 2014 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one person was killed in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon. Katie Young, 75, sustained fatal injuries. Officials say she was hit by another car while north on Flannery at Florida Boulevard. Investigators say the other car was driven by a 49-year-old... more »
  • Police: Man shot to death overnight

    June 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night. Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m. The case is... more »
  • Police searching for purse snatcher

    June 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a woman who detectives said stole a purse from a Baton Rouge grocery store recently, and asked for the public's help identifying her. Detectives said the woman took another shopper's purse from the Piggly Wiggly on Airline Highway on June 6,... more »
  • U. S. Marshals arrest BR murder suspect

    June 6, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a Baton Rouge man this week in connection with a deadly shooting in April. Task force agents arrested Christopher Jackson, 22, Thursday according to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Police said Jackson shot... more »
  • Former police lieutenant accused of double dipping

    May 30, 2014 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police lieutenant who retired a few days ago has been arrested and accused of clocking in with the department at the same time he was working off-duty security assignments. 52-year-old Dewayne E. Lee Sr. was booked Thursday on counts of public payroll fraud and... more »
  • BREC employee arrested for stealing $2652 worth of toilet paper Play Video

    May 4, 2014 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man employed as BREC's warehouse manager lost his job after he was arrested for stealing $2652 worth of toilet paper from the company. Baton Rouge police charged Cordell Curtis, 44, with felony theft. On April 25th, officers on surveillance duty witnessed Curtis putting approxiamately... more »
  • Police ID Scenic Hwy. murder victim

    May 2, 2014 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified a murder victim found in the 2000 block of Scenic Hwy earlier this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Calvin Gholar, 49, died from trauma injuries to the head. Police said they found Gholar unresponsive on a sidewalk around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night.... more »
  • Police credit license plate reader in arrest

    May 2, 2014 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said that a license plate reader helped locate a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery from earlier this week in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police arrested Quarles Harris, 40, and charged him with armed robbery. He was also wanted by New Orleans Police... more »
  • Police: suspect's hideout was family's house Play Video

    April 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police surrounded a house near the intersection of Kenny Court and Lambert Drive, looking for a person who refused to pull over for them during a traffic stop a few blocks away Wednesday evening. Police tried to stop Nathaniel Jelks III at the intersection... more »
  • Outlaw got away with money in Justice Ave robbery

    April 28, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an early evening bank robbery. The Regions Bank on Sherwood Forest at Justice Avenue was targeted by a man with a gun around 5:30 Monday. Detectives said the man demanded money, got it, and fled. The man, described by tellers as being tall,... more »
  • 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 »

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