May 19, 2013 5:07 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - A man who evaded Baton Rouge Police Friday was captured by Iberville Sheriff's deputies Sunday, according to BRPD Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
The pursuit began Friday night when officers tried to stop a car. The driver, Louis Northern, failed to stop and headed west on I-10.
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May 17, 2013 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- Reaction is mixed after the city's top cop released a statement concerning the attack on a family in the northern part of town.
Police Chief Carl Dabadie said there were serious errors in judgment after a husband, wife, and their daughter were beaten at a gas station... more »
May 17, 2013 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said today two people connected to what he called a "brutal" attack at a Baton Rouge gas station should have been arrested, not just ticketed.
"That was a mistake and an error of judgment," Dabadie said in a press release emailed this... more »
May 13, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood."
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
May 13, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim in a murder that took place on Iowa Street yesterday afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said 31-year-old Amanda McCullough was found shot to death in her home.
Investigators said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. on Mother's Day.
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May 12, 2013 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 31-year-old woman was found shot inside her home in the 2300 block of Iowa Street around 3:30 p.m. today, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
Police are currently investigating the shooting.
The victim's identity has not been released at this time. Neighbors... more »
May 4, 2013 10:26 AM
IRONWOOD, Mich. - Authorities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have arrested a 19-year-old man wanted on a first-degree murder charge in Louisiana. Michigan State police say the Upper Peninsula native was arrested Friday at a home in Ironwood Township, near the Michigan-Wisconsin border. Baton Rouge Police say his name is Mason... more »
May 2, 2013 4:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police BRAVE unit and Narcotics Division made nine arrests and seized a variety of drugs, guns and cash during recent busts in the city.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said a series of searches and a traffic stop Wednesday netted nearly $80,000 in... more »
May 2, 2013 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man they said was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle last night in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Jarmayne Jackson, 20 died after the shooting on Provost around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
Stubbs said Jackson and another 20-year-old man... more »
April 15, 2013 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released pictures of a missing 11-year-old Baton Rouge girl today and asked for help finding her.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Kimiajah Aclise hasn't been seen since the night of April 13. Investigators said she climbed out an open window at her home, and either left... more »
April 12, 2013 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - A domestic dispute in Baton Rouge ended today with police raiding a house and taking one person into custody.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested one man for assault after the BRPD Special Response Team pulled him out of the home.
McKneely said a woman... more »
April 10, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Parts of Airline Highway were closed Wednesday night after a Baton Rouge Police officer crashed.
Airline at Florida Blvd. was closed after the wreck.
Police said there were no serious injuries.
A WBRZ News 2 crew on the scene said it appears the police cruiser... more »
April 9, 2013 12:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - More candidates for the Baton Rouge Police chief's office submitted their applications today, the last day they can do so.
Five people, all veteran BRPD officers, applied with the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board on Monday, bringing the total to nine. An additional three... more »
April 9, 2013 10:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Five more people have applied to take the civil service exam to become Baton Rouge's next police chief. The deadline is this afternoon. The Advocate reports the new candidates - all veteran Baton Rouge police officers - brought to nine the total number of applicants seeking to... more »
April 8, 2013 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police today during a confrontation in which investigators said he stabbed two officers.
Detectives said Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, died after the incident at his residence on N. 24th Street just after 1 p.m. Monday.
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April 8, 2013 1:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating the stabbing of two of its officers this afternoon.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the officers were stabbed after getting in the middle of a dispute between two people at 129 N. 24th Street shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
Stubbs said... more »
April 8, 2013 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge announced today that they've scheduled a free women's self-defense course for the end of this month.
Called "The Equalizer", the 16-hour class will involve hands-on, physical training at the Police Academy Gym.
The course takes place over four classes, starting April... more »
April 5, 2013 4:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested three people this week after investigators said they were caught trying to sell cocaine.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the BRAVE unit arrested Kevin Evans, 29, Adrien Butler, 24, and Khristopher Payton, 24, around 10:20 p.m. Thursday.
McKneely said the three were inside a... more »
April 5, 2013 10:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - The BRAVE initiative in Baton Rouge announced plans today to encourage violent offenders in the city to change their lives.
District Attorney Hillar Moore and BRAVE Director "Tweety" Anny described the initiative, which asked people with violent records to attend the call-in where various services and... more »
March 27, 2013 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in Baton Rouge for armed robbery and aggravated rape.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said investigators were looking for Tyrone Lentrell Pope, 20, in connection with an incident early Saturday morning.
Stubbs said just after midnight on March 23... more »
March 26, 2013 8:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting where a man was shot in the leg.
It happened around 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Boulevard.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs says the victim's injuries are not life threatening.
The motive is under investigation. more »
March 22, 2013 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NAACP is calling for more diversity in the Baton Rouge police department. The civil rights group says the makeup of the police force should directly reflect the population, and are asking for more African Americans and women to be hired to fight crime.
"To ensure... more »
March 21, 2013 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they said he scammed at least three elderly victims in Baton Rouge with phony roof repairs.
Lt. Don Kelly said officers arrested Brandon Ferguson, 24, of Baker Wednesday night in suspicion of theft and stealing from the elderly.
Kelly said... more »
March 20, 2013 2:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was shot this afternoon in the eastern portion of Baton Rouge, but is expected to survive.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police responded to reports of a shooting in the 12000 block of Warfield Avenue. He said the victim did not have life-threatening... more »
March 15, 2013 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man who died after a shooting last night in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Christopher Fountain, 29, died from injuries sustained in the shooting Thursday night.
McKneely said two other people wounded in the shooting, ages 47 and... more »
March 15, 2013 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - One of three people shot overnight in Baton Rouge died today, according to spokesperson Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
The shootings happened around 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release from Lt. Don Kelly. He said three males were found wounded in two different vehicles at... more »
March 13, 2013 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders decided not to discuss electing the police chief Wednesday.
During the Metro Council meeting, an agenda item to talk about changing how the chief is selected was deleted.
The mayor appoints the chief, but after Mayor Kip Holden's controversial decision to fire former Chief... more »
March 11, 2013 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a robbery at the Baton Rouge River Center over the weekend. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said a man entered the arena 12:30 Sunday morning armed with a gun and demanding cash. It happened after the monster truck show, and police said a private vendor was... more »
February 28, 2013 9:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - News 2 uncovered emails outlining contention between former Baton Rouge Police chief DeWayne White and police union president Chris Stewart.
The former chief alleged he'd caught flack for moving the police union president to a new job, with more responsibilities. News 2 got proof of the... more »
February 28, 2013 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge motorcycle officer wrecked after a piece of asphalt struck him today.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officer had minor injuries after the single-vehicle wreck at Nicholson and Campus Drive.
McKneely said they believe a piece of asphalt bounced off the... more »
February 28, 2013 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the city's latest murder.
A man was shot and killed while sitting in the driver's seat of a gray SUV around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Spain Street, according to BRPD Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
The victim's identity has not... more »
February 26, 2013 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police concluded today that a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge this past weekend was done in self-defense.
Lt. Don Kelly said investigators learned Anthony Taylor, 20, was armed and trying to break into a home on Topeka Street Sunday night when he was shot and killed.... more »
February 26, 2013 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie Jr. took the oath today to become Baton Rouge's provisional police chief.
Mayor Kip Holden swore Dabadie in. He is the son of an officer who died in the line of duty, and applied for the chief's position when Jeff LeDuff resigned in... more »
February 26, 2013 7:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White.
Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief.
White claims... more »
February 25, 2013 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Despite an uptick in violent crimes, police in Baton Rouge said the number of major crimes dropped overall last year.
Baton Rouge Police released the FBI's 2012 uniform crime report, which showed the city had a 3.65 percent decrease in total major crimes.
The report... more »
February 25, 2013 11:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - The interim chief for the Baton Rouge Police Department will be sworn in Tuesday amid a legal showdown between the mayor's office and the former chief.
Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department until Mayor-President Kip Holden names a new chief.
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February 21, 2013 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- The search is on for the next Baton Rouge Police chief, after city leaders asked the municipal Civil Service Board to schedule exams for the position.
Lieutenant Carl Dabadie is currently leading the department. He was appointed to the position Wednesday by Mayor-Persident Kip Holden, who fired... more »
February 21, 2013 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dewayne White's attorney officially filed an appeal today for his removal as Baton Rouge's police chief, claiming it was done in bad faith and without just cause.
The appeal to the municipal Civil Service Board of East Baton Rouge says White's termination was not done in... more »
February 21, 2013 12:28 AM
BATON ROUGE- Some members of the city's Metro Council have asked for a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the police department.
The effort, led by C. Denise Marcelle, comes after Mayor Kip Holden fired Dewayne White as chief of police.
In a hearing about his... more »
February 19, 2013 11:06 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who may be tied to an attempted robbery.
Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely with the Baton Rouge Police Department says they are attempting to identify this possible suspect who may have been involved in an attempted robbery that occurred on Feb. 9... more »
February 18, 2013 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Allegations of racial misconduct hit a nerve here Monday when the fired police chief suggested there is a racial discrimination problem inside the police force, and not much is being done to fight it.
Dewayne White sited an example during a hearing with Mayor Kip Holden. White... more »
February 18, 2013 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department welcomed a new group of recruits to basic training today.
Over the next five months, the strongest and smartest of 30 men and women will graduate as law enforcement professionals.
"They're pushing us in a really good direction that we... more »
February 18, 2013 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said he plans to appeal today's firing at the local and state levels, after a contentious hearing between him and East Baton Rouge's mayor-president.
Mayor Kip Holden did not reverse his decision today to fire White after a public... more »
February 18, 2013 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White.
Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times.
Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »
February 14, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association of Louisiana released a statement today supporting Dewayne White, who was recently removed from his position as Baton Rouge Police chief.
The MSPOA said White had made "obvious efforts" to address concerns with crime, and they support him on a... more »
February 14, 2013 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested accused of kidnapping and attacking an 11-year-old boy. Police say Eric Lands, 36, saw the child walking Dec. 1 on North Foster Drive near Madison Street and forced him into his car and sexually assaulted the boy.
The suspect was arrested after... more »
February 13, 2013 6:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office sent former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White a letter today listing more than a dozen reasons they want him fired.
The letter's 14 points include accusations of nepotism, destroying potentially-sensitive documents, and leaking confidential information or making inflammatory statements to the... more »
February 12, 2013 1:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a driver suffered a heart attack and died today, causing a four-vehicle crash in Baton Rouge.
It happened in the 5000 block of Essen just before noon. Four pickups were involved, and only one other person was injured.
Police said they believe the... more »
February 8, 2013 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- People have lots of questions, two days after the police chief was fired.
"It's our money. We deserve to know," said Joe Fougerousse. Fougerousse was enjoying the Krewe of Southdowns parade Friday night, but still thinking about the events that happened earlier in the week.
Mayor... more »
January 23, 2013 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Metro Council members were assigned to a committee that will review a police/sheriff merger.
The group's members include: one East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, a Baton Rouge Police officer and council members Joel Boe', Tara Wicker and John Delgado.
"This committee will get together and... more »
December 28, 2012 3:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested two people for the shooting death of a Denham Springs woman.
Police say Covonta Magee, 19, and Chelsea Daige, 21, shot 21-year-old Clara Seal in a parking lot on Cristy Dr. Saturday night in Baton Rouge.
Investigators believe Seal was... more »
December 27, 2012 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a crime fighting program in north Baton Rouge is effective and they hope it will continue to curb violence even more next year.
The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program, or BRAVE, went into affect in June with the goal to lower crime in... more »
December 23, 2012 1:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating an armed robbery at Hobby Lobby on College Drive last night.
Police say the suspect walked into the business around 8:35 p.m. wearing a red bandana and a black hooded sweatshirt with light blue sleeves.
After taking an undisclosed amount... more »
November 15, 2012 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- A pregnant woman who was slammed to the ground and then dragged by her hair during an armed robbery is recovering after police made speedy work to arrest the accused criminal.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Jarvis Jack, 21, during a raid on his home yesterday afternoon and... more »
October 12, 2012 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Federal and state authorities announced charges and indictments today against more than a dozen people as part of investigations in northern Baton Rouge.
Authorities said 15 face federal gun and drug indictments, and all of them are in federal custody. An additional 11 arrests were made... more »
October 8, 2012 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police found a man found dead in a pool behind a Baton Rouge home this morning, and are still trying to determine exactly how the man died.
BRPD and EMS were called to reports of a possible drowning in the 7000 block of Victoria Gardens Court,... more »
October 5, 2012 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department believes more arrests can be made with more manpower. It's the first time since 2011 that all of the 34 cadets in the academy are expected to make it all the way through training and join the force.
The department says... more »
October 2, 2012 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is partnering with area law enforcement agencies in the Greater Baton Rouge area for the National Night Out Against Crime.
It's on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in front of the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Nicholson Drive.
There... more »
September 25, 2012 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said a suspected burglar who escaped from police this morning, despite handcuffs and an injured foot, is back in custody.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Tommy Depedro Wilson, 55, escaped from the BRPD Second Precinct on Highland Rd. around 10:30 a.m., and was... more »
August 15, 2012 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested man in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in Baton Rouge.
Lee Michael Williams, 24, is accused of shooting a 22-year-old man in the head on Shelley Street while watching two females fight in the yard.
The victim, whose name has not been released,... more »
August 5, 2012 3:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the city's latest murder.
Earl Brown, 30, was found shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Cedar Lake Drive around 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
The motive is under investigation.
Anyone with information relative to this incident is urged to... more »
August 2, 2012 12:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - BRPD is seeking two suspects involved in an armed burglary that occurred around 11 a.m. on Worthington Lake Ave.
BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McNeely said two black males attempted to break into a home while the homeowner was still there. The unidentified homeowner then locked herself in... more »
June 21, 2012 9:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are searching for a man who hunted down a 13-year-old boy and shot him in the leg. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate the man drove around looking for the boy after the teen reportedly stole the man's cellphone from his car. When asked... more »
June 1, 2012 5:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman found shot and in critical condition earlier this week died today, but the child she was six months pregnant with survived.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Allison Brue, 31, was removed from life support earlier today.
She was found shot in the... more »
May 30, 2012 1:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 13-year-old boy after they said he was playing with a gun when it went off, critically injuring his 9-year-old stepsister.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at at home on 4733 Banks Street in Baton Rouge.
Stubbs said... more »
May 29, 2012 4:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a shooting in Baton Rouge this afternoon appears to be a suicide and attempted murder.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said they were called to the 4000 block of Tuscarora Street around 2:20 p.m. today. A man at the scene was found... more »
May 21, 2012 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen shot this weekend in Baton Rouge was a runaway from a state group home, and had been missing for months.
Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said the 16-year-old female was shot just after midnight Sunday morning in the 3700 block... more »
May 3, 2012 8:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - An armed robbery suspect is in police custody this morning in Baton Rouge following a shooting at a local grocery store.
Investigators say the man, who police have not identified yet, tried to rob the store on Choctaw Drive around 8:30 Wednesday night.
The suspect... more »
March 26, 2012 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE- A woman from Baker was killed and a man was hurt after a crash Monday morning.
Ashley Bethley, 24, was killed after she lost control of her vehicle on Louisiana Hwy 19 near Blount Road.
Police say Bethley lost control of her car after she tried... more »
March 9, 2012 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators are looking into what could be an apparent attack in the Tigerland area near LSU.
Police found a 22-year-old man lying unconscious on the side of Bob Pettit Boulevard near Y.A. Tittle Avenue, just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning.
The man was taken to a... more »
March 2, 2012 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting Wednesday night.
Richard McCloskey, 29, has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine after an officer-involved shooting.
Michael Anthony Joseph, 41, is accused of firing the shots at McCloskey. A bullet hit his bulletproof vest... more »
February 25, 2012 3:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- BRPD is investigating a fire that destroyed a Jolson Drive home.
The single alarm fire began around 7pm Friday and was under control by 7:22pm.
But in only 20 minutes, the blaze managed to cause $200,000 to the $150,ooo house. A car was also damaged.
... more »
January 30, 2012 2:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - A gunman is at large this morning after police say the person shot a man in the back during an attempted robbery.
Officers arrived to the parking lot of Sonic Drive-In on S. Sherwood Forest at Old Hammond just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.
There... more »
January 7, 2012 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal shooting.
It happened Friday night around 10:00pm on the 11000 block of Stan Ave.
According to BRPD officers found 19-year-old Darren Banks man lying on the concrete in front of a house on that block.
He was taken... more »
January 3, 2012 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - According to unofficial projections by Baton Rouge Police, murders in 2011 in the Capital City have been the lowest since 2006.
BRPD expects to report a total of 64 murders, as the FBI defines them, that occurred in the city limits of Baton Rouge in 2011.... more »
January 2, 2012 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a killed this weekend after running out into traffic in Baton Rouge.
According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely, 35-year-old Jorge Margorito ran into the middle of Airline Highway and was hit by a vehicle around 5:35 p.m. Dec. 31.
EMS took... more »
December 8, 2011 1:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The BRPD administration suspended one of their officers today for violating department policies after a motorcycle accident on Sept. 10.
Sgt. Robert Schilling is suspended for 15 days for pulling a woman by her hair out of a ditch.
Schilling has the right to appeal... more »