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  • Man accused of opening fire on home with people inside

    June 24, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a man on attempted murder charges after he was accused of shooting at a home while people were inside. On June 23 around 3:48 p.m. BRPD responded to the 1400 block of Convention Street in reference to a shots fired call.... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old in 2 different BREC parks

    June 24, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Victims Unit reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in two different BREC parks on separate occasions. 53-year-old Tommy Lee Atkins was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape, oral sexual battery, molestation of a... more »
  • Attorney, police confirm suspect in teacher's murder fathered child

    June 23, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police confirmed Thursday that Robert Marks, suspected in the murder of Lyntell Washington, was the father of her unborn child. Marks is accused of shooting Washington and dumping her body at the edge of a sugarcane field in Iberville Parish. He is also accused of leaving... more »
  • Police use Taser to subdue man after threatening officers

    June 23, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police used a Taser to subdue a man that allegedly told officers he would have them fired because he knew the District Attorney during an early Wednesday morning arrest. 26-year-old Adam Simoneaux was booked on charges of simple battery, criminal damage to public property, intimidation and... more »
  • BRPD trains officers to use medical kits Play Video

    June 22, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are handing out medical kits to police officers on the streets to help those in need before EMS gets to the scene. Inside the medical kits are items such as tourniquets and bandages. Officers ran through some scenarios on Wednesday on how to use... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Ex-Schlittz & Giggles employee arrested after threatening to 'shoot up' restaurant

    June 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a former employee of a local pizzeria after he threatened to shoot up the restaurant after he was fired. 22-year-old Arthur Robinson was booked on one count of terrorizing after his arrest by Baton Rouge Police on Saturday. Robinson was... more »
  • Police investigating shooting on Vanderbilt Drive

    June 18, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are currently investigating a shooting on Vanderbilt Drive in Baton Rouge Saturday night. The shooting happened on Vanderbilt Drive in Baton Rouge around 9:50 p.m. Saturday. A caller told Baton Rouge Police that she heard at least 8 shots fired in the area. Baton... more »
  • Man accused of breaking out of hospital, stealing ambulance

    June 18, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say a man broke out of a psychiatric care hospital and stole an ambulance before leading police on a chase across Baton Rouge Saturday morning. Baton Rouge Police say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. According to arrest records, 40-year-old Christopher Porter escaped the... more »
  • Man accused of raping 14-year-old at gunpoint multiple times

    June 17, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a registered sex offender Friday morning after he was accused of raping and molesting a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint on multiple occasions. 36-year-old Corey Williams was booked on two counts of first degree rape and molestation of a juvenile after BRPD arrested him Friday... more »
  • Woman tries to run over man with child in back seat, hits CATS bus

    June 17, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in Baton Rouge Police custody on Friday after investigators said she tried to run a man over with her car before crashing into a CATS bus with her eight-month-old child in the back seat. Niesha Wiggins, 20, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault,... more »
  • Man, 13-year-old arrested for possession of stolen guns

    June 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man and a 13-year-old were arrested Wednesday night for possession of stolen guns. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, officers made contact with 46-year-old Reggil Harris and an unnamed 13-year-old in the Banks subdivision after receiving information that the teen had... more »
  • Man shot during armed robbery attempt on N. Acadian

    June 15, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in police custody after he was shot in the leg when gunfire was exchanged during an attempted armed robbery in a North Acadian Thruway parking lot. 17-year-old Ja’Andrea Sherman was booked into the parish prison on charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted... more »
  • Four BRPD officers named in lawsuit over excessive force Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A grieving mother and father are suing the Baton Rouge Police Department and four of its officers claiming their actions led to their loved ones death. Kevin Bajoie, 32, was tazed in North Baton Rouge last year. He died of a heart attack later. Tonight, Bajoie and his... more »
  • Police looking for suspects behind April dollar store break-in

    June 13, 2016 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a trio of suspects captured on security cameras as they burglarized a Baton Rouge area dollar store this spring. Detectives said three men entered the Family Dollar located in the 3800 block of Choctaw Drive at around 4 a.m. on Apr.... more »
  • BRPD seeks accused rapist

    June 13, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a rape that happened earlier in June. 59-year-old Quinters Demetrius Bouie is wanted by detectives after he was accused of pushing a woman down onto his bed and raping her. Police said the crime happened at... more »
  • BRPD: Man waited hours to bring daughter shot in the face to hospital

    June 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a man Thursday after they say he waited two hours to bring his three-year-old daughter to the hospital after she was accidentally shot in the face. Baton Rouge Police arrested 25-year-old Hollis Clark on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,... more »
  • Police investigate shooting of man shot in the face on Polk Street

    June 9, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Thursday around midnight that left a man injured. According to BRPD, the shooting happened in the 600 block of Polk Street around 12: 30 a.m. on Thursday. BRPD says that the victim a 37-year-old man... more »
  • Fired BRPD officer arrested for using badge to access courthouse

    June 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man after he attempted to fraudulently use a Baton Rouge Police Department badge to gain access to the 19th Judicial Courthouse downtown. 33-year-old Melvin Cosey, of Hammond, was booked by BRPD on a charge of fraudulent portrayal of a police officer... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl, exposing her to HIV

    June 9, 2016 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was arrested after he was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, intentionally exposing her to HIV in the process. 47-year-old Larry Williams Jr. was booked on four counts of first degree rape, molestation of a juvenile and four counts of intentional exposure... more »
  • Police investigating shooting on 74th Ave.

    June 8, 2016 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting on 74th Avenue in Baton Rouge Wednesday afternoon. Baton Rouge Police responded to a home on the 2600 block of 74th Ave. around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. WBRZ News 2's Brett Buffington reports that one man has been loaded into an ambulance... more »
  • Three arrested for 'rioting' outside Reggie's in Tigerland

    June 7, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were accused of causing a disturbance involving hundreds of people outside of a closing bar in Tigerland, according to police. 21-year-old Jonas Crystal, 18-year-old Zeaven Hunt and 19-year-old Christen Free were booked on one count of rioting... more »
  • BRPD: woman speeds 100 mph on Florida Blvd, strikes another car

    June 5, 2016 11:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a woman was arrested Saturday after driving 100 mph on Florida Blvd while drunk and crashing into another vehicle. Police say the incident happened around 10:54 p.m. Saturday. Courtney Queen, 30, was seen driving at 100 mph eastbound on Florida Blvd when... more »
  • Two wanted for stealing propane tanks from gas station on Airline Hwy.

    June 3, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are attempting to identify two men who are involved in the theft of eight propane tanks. One May 18 around 1:45 a.m. the suspects cut the padlock off of the propane tanks cage at a Circle K located in the 9900 block of Airline Highway.... more »
  • Police: Argument over gas money leads to stabbing

    June 2, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an argument over gas money sparked a knife fight in which a man was stabbed several times. Police said in a news release 35-year-old Jeffery Allen Upkins was arrested Tuesday on a count of aggravated second-degree battery in the stabbing on May 17.... more »
  • Sex offender accused of molesting 16-year-old, 3 boys

    June 2, 2016 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl and three boys between the ages of four and nine last month. 50-year-old Craigory Armstrong was booked on three counts of sexual battery and one count of failure to notify law enforcement of... more »
  • Woman arrested after trying to use car as deadly weapon

    June 1, 2016 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman is facing an attempted murder charge after she tried to hit another woman with her car. 40-year-old Deon Pullins was booked into the parish prison on charges of attempted second degree murder and criminal damage to property in connection with the May... more »
  • Woman accused of shooting man in face at Aster St. apartment

    May 31, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman will face an attempted murder charge after she was accused of shooting a man in the head at an Aster Street apartment complex. 25-year-old Quinyana Jackson was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon... more »
  • Pimp, prostitutes picked up during BRPD sting operation

    May 27, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested six alleged prostitutes and a pimp during a Friday string operation focused in North Baton Rouge. 42-year-old Steven Stafford, of Holden, was booked on charges inciting prostitution and obscenity after he was taken into custody during the operation. Officers said Stafford was masturbating inside... more »
  • Accused armed robber snagged after victim finds him on Facebook Play Video

    May 26, 2016 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of armed robbery after he told the victim his full name and was subsequently identified via his Facebook profile. 28-year-old Robert Connor, of Denham Springs, was booked on an armed robbery charge after he was taken into BRPD custody. The... more »
  • BRPD: Man in custody after stand off with police

    May 26, 2016 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Response Team has a man in custody for a possible kidnapping on Evangeline Street off Longfellow Drive. Officers arrested and charged 41-year-old Frederick Harris for second degree kidnapping, domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property and simple assault following an incident on... more »
  • Former property manager accused of charging $2K to company credit card

    May 25, 2016 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a woman accused of running up thousands of dollars on a credit card that belonged to her former employer. 31-year-old Danielle Matherne, of Walker, was booked on charges of theft and unauthorized use of an access card after she was taken into BRPD... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Highland gas station armed robbery

    May 25, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify a man accused of robbing a gas station on Highland Road. The incident happened at the Chevron Station in the 2900 block of Highland Road Tuesday night around 10: 15 p.m. According to BRPD, the suspect walked into the store... more »
  • Hell hath no fury: Ex-lover repeatedly rams home of child's father

    May 24, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in police custody after she allegedly stole an SUV to go on a crash-filled rampage with terrorizing the father of her child as the ultimate goal. 25-year-old Rachel Myles was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property,... more »
  • East Feliciana school board member died of gunshot wounds to chest, autopsy reveals Play Video

    May 23, 2016 6:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Autopsy results confirmed that an East Felciana School board member who was found dead in his car over the weekend, died from gunshot wounds to the chest. According to detectives, 34-year-old Broderick Brooks, Sr. was found dead in the driver's seat of his car in the... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer injured after crash on Government

    May 22, 2016 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a motorcycle officer suffered severe injuries Sunday after his motorcycle collided with a car on Government Street. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, the accident happened around 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Government Street. A BRPD motorcycle officer... more »
  • Woman accused of smoking pot in BREC park near school

    May 20, 2016 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a woman accused of smoking marijuana in a BREC park in close proximity to a Baton Rouge school. Kiawanna Moore was booked on charges of possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice, resisting an officer and possession of a CDS in a... more »
  • Woman arrested for cutting two women with box cutter

    May 19, 2016 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a woman for cutting two women with a box cutter during a fight. The incident happened on Sept. 11, 2015 in the 4700 block of Bennington Avenue around 2 a.m. when two women were leaving Club Allure when several men and women... more »
  • Man accused of West Chimes St. sexual assault arrested

    May 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a West Chimes Street apartment near LSU at the end of March. 18-year-old Matthew Adams, of Lafitte, was booked on one count of sexual battery after the victim was able to identify... more »
  • Despite ongoing internal investigation, officer returns to work

    May 19, 2016 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer has returned from leave following an incident at Earth Day festivities downtown in April. Sgt. Todd Bourgoyne was put on paid leave after video surfaced of Bourgoyne hitting a 16-year-old several times in the head during an arrest. Officers were responding... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of raping 1st grader

    May 18, 2016 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of raping a 1st grader. 19-year-old Andres Pascual, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of first degree rape and sexual battery after he was arrested Wednesday. The 6-year-old victim told police that he was watching TV... more »
  • Clergy put to the test by BRPD Play Video

    May 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clergy members got to see what it's like to walk in the shoes of police officers. BRPD gave the ministers a crash course on making split-decisions in their annual Cops & Clergy event. The scenario Thursday night: a suspicious man looking into the window of cars.... more »
  • Man charged in five murders in Baton Rouge area

    May 12, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a suspect believed to be tied to multiple murders in the Baton Rouge area. According to BRPD, 25-year-old Jeremy Montrell Robertson has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of felon... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping woman from casino, raping and robbing her

    May 10, 2016 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they’ve arrested a man accused of robbing, kidnapping and raping a woman after he picked her up at an area casino while she was intoxicated. 42-year-old John Mack, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of simple robbery, second degree kidnapping, simple battery, unauthorized... more »
  • BRPD: Driver identified in fatal crash on N. 22nd Street

    May 9, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police have identified the driver that was involved in a fatal Monday morning crash that took place in the 2200 block of North 22nd Street. The driver who died at the scene is identified as 28-year-old Bobby Lee, BRPD announced on Tuesday. The initial... more »
  • BRPD: Elderly woman found badly beaten outside of home

    May 3, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say officers found an elderly woman badly beaten in her home in the Sherwood-area, and detectives are currently following up on leads. Baton Rouge Police reported they found the 70-year-old woman on the ground outside of her home in the 13100 block of Jennifer Lynn... more »
  • BRPD offering concealed handgun permit class

    May 2, 2016 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun permit class this month. It will be held at the Joint Law Enforcement Center at 999 W. Irene Road in Zachary and taught by Baton Rouge Police firearm instructors. There is a $100 charge to attend the class... more »
  • BRPD: Man accused of burning toddler in custody

    April 29, 2016 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of severely burning a toddler last week. According to BRPD, 22-year-old Jamal Ackerson was taken into custody Thursday evening by 1st District officers and booked into the EBR Parish Prison on a count of second-degree cruelty to juveniles.... more »
  • Mayor's Office discusses Earth Day violence at Friday press conference Play Video

    April 29, 2016 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden and other officials held a news conference late Friday morning to discuss recent incidents that erupted downtown during this year's Earth Day festivities. On that Sunday, chaotic altercations erupted between young people in the downtown festival area with pictures and videos immediately appearing... more »
  • Police search for man accused of burning 2-year-old

    April 28, 2016 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of injuring a 2-year-old victim a week ago Baton Rouge Police say the toddler suffered second-degree burns to his hips and buttocks on the night of Apr. 21. 22-year-old Jamal Ackerson is now wanted for... more »
  • BRPD arrest man for rape, kidnapping and domestic abuse

    April 27, 2016 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- BRPD arrested 38-year-old Damion Thompson for the kidnapping, rape and beating of a Baton Rouge woman on Tuesday. According to BRPD, the incident took place late Monday night when the victim was with two of her friends at her apartment in the 2100 block of 75th Avenue. Thompson... more »
  • Reworked police body camera footage bill advances in Senate

    April 26, 2016 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have rewritten a proposal to exempt police body camera footage from Louisiana's public records laws to instead allow members of the public to access some recordings. A Senate judiciary committee advanced the proposal from Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican, with changes that align... more »
  • Police searching for suspects in armed robbery on Jennifer Jean Dr. Play Video

    April 26, 2016 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An armed robbery occurred Tuesday morning in a Tiger Land neighborhood where two suspects got away with a yellow Suzuki dirt bike. The incident took place in the 700 block of Jennifer Jean Drive around 6 a.m. where shots were fired, but no one was injured, according to... more »
  • Woman accused of attempted second-degree murder, home invasion

    April 24, 2016 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a woman after they say she entered a victim's home and attacked someone with a box cutter. According to court documents, Baton Rouge Police officers were dispatched to a home on Duke Street in refrence to a stabbing around 2:34 p.m. Sunday. At the... more »
  • Man arrested after using 911 to report police search

    April 20, 2016 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a man was arrested after he called 911 to report police were searching his residence. Police say 22-year-old Demetrius Smith was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm with Controlled Dangerous... more »
  • BRPD officer on administrative leave was suspended in 1999 incident

    April 19, 2016 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Records show that a Baton Rouge Police sergeant placed on paid administrative leave faced serious disciplinary action by the department in the past. BRPD announced Tuesday morning that Sergeant Todd Bourgoyne was placed on administrative leave after the officer was involved in the arrest of a... more »
  • BRPD officer on administrative leave after Earth Day encounter with teen Play Video

    April 19, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD announced Tuesday morning that one of the department's sergeants has been placed on administrative leave following an incident that happened during LA Earth Day on Sunday. Police identified the officer as Sergeant Todd Bourgoyne. Sgt. Bourgoyne has been employed by Baton Rouge Police for 22 years,... more »

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