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  • Man in critical condition after Tuesday shooting

    February 10, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one man was injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon . According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a 34-year-old man was found lying in the driveway at 809 North 31st Street with a gunshot wound to his head. Police say... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of child pornography possession

    February 9, 2016 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a Baton Rouge man after a juvenile victim contacted officers and was able to show photographic evidence of child pornography on the suspect’s cell phone. 52-year-old Joseph Davis was booked on charges of video voyeurism and possession of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Man charged with disturbing the peace after Robin Street fight

    February 8, 2016 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man at a Baton Rouge residence Sunday evening after he interfered with officers attempting to break up a fight. 28-year-old Ronald Douglas was booked on charges of disturbing the peace and interfering with an officer following the incident in the 1700 block of... more »
  • BRPD: 2 arrested for fighting officers at Spanish Town parade

    February 7, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a pair of intoxicated men were arrested Saturday after a struggle broke out involving an officer while the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade was rolling. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer was flagged down by several parade goers who said they saw 20-year-old... more »
  • Former officer arrested after charging $1,450 to BRPD-issued gas card

    February 5, 2016 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say they’ve arrested a former Baton Rouge Police Department employee after he used his department-issued fuel credit card to run up more than $1,450 in charges after he resigned from his position in the department. 31-year-old Christopher Guerra, of Denham Springs, was booked on multiple... more »
  • Man arrested after overnight standoff, charged with attacking roommate

    February 5, 2016 3:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday morning, they arrested a man after an overnight standoff. #BREAKING @brpd SRT called to a home off Elissalde St near LSU Lakes. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/4Tn0UPsmJc — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 5, 2016 Two roommates were arguing and starting fighting when one... more »
  • Police seek to ID man behind pair of North Foster Drive burglaries

    February 4, 2016 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify an individual captured on surveillance cameras as he burglarized a pair of businesses on North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police said the crimes happened on Tuesday at SPI Investment Group, located at 1718 North Foster, and Foster Grocery,... more »
  • Police: two injured in afternoon Baton Rouge stabbing

    January 31, 2016 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were injured in a stabbing in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, two people were injured in a stabbing in Baton Rouge after 8 p.m. Sunday night. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ... more »
  • Police: one killed in afternoon shooting on Fairchild

    January 30, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was killed in a shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon . According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, one person was killed in a shooting at 1500 Fairchild Street in Baton Rouge Saturday. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police switching body camera vendor to TASER

    January 29, 2016 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After wearing them for a few months as part of a pilot program, the Baton Rouge Police Department is scrapping its L-3 body cameras and replacing them with body cameras from the company, TASER. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie told the Metro Council on Wednesday... more »
  • Woman claims self-defense in face of attempted murder charge

    January 28, 2016 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a woman on attempted murder charges after she was accused of stabbing a man during an argument. 49-year-old Betty Canada was booked on an attempted second degree murder charge after she was taken into custody Wednesday. Investigators say Canada was... more »
  • BRPD ramps up recruiting efforts offering self-defense class Play Video

    January 27, 2016 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is filling out their ranks, not only with police officers, but with individuals that help aid officers as well. That person could be you or someone you know. Corporal Rendy Richard visited News 2 at 4 on Wednesday to talk about... more »
  • Man booked on attempted murder charge in December metal pipe attack

    January 25, 2016 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of hitting his mother’s boyfriend over the head with a metal pipe several times back in December. 26-year-old Freddie Robinson was booked Monday on an attempted second degree murder charge in connection with the Dec. 3 incident. Police said they... more »
  • Man sought in Tigerland store robbery

    January 25, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who officers said stole cash and merchandise from a Tigerland market. Detectives said the night of Jan. 20 the man went into the Akasha Market on Bob Petit posing as a customer, and took an item up... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen accused of having revolver at a high school

    January 24, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say an 18-year-old was arrested Friday afternoon after they say he was seen walking around campus with a gun. Baton Rouge Police say officers at Capitol High School saw Hakiem Josef Clark and 3 other men walking on the sidewalk near the front of... more »
  • BRPD investigating shooting that left 1 dead on Birch Street

    January 16, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Birch Street early Saturday evening. Emergency Medical Services confirmed one victim was found dead at the scene in the 2100 block of Birch Street. Police said they received word of the possible shooting just after 5 p.m.... more »
  • BRPD arrests man accused of McKinley High vehicle break-ins

    January 16, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man in connection with several vehicle break-ins happened Friday night outside of basketball game held at McKinley High School. 17-year-old Keondrae Ricks was booked on charges of vehicle burglary and contributing to delinquency of a juvenile following his arrest on Saturday. A... more »
  • Exxon employee accused of forging time sheets

    January 7, 2016 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives say they arrested an Exxon employee after he was accused of forging payroll time sheets, claiming more than $1,500 he didn’t earn over the course of several pay periods. 38-year-old Jesse Starks was booked on charges of public payroll fraud, forgery and felony theft following... more »
  • BRPD arrests man on third degree rape, sexual battery charges

    January 7, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of raping a 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions last year. Authorities booked 31-year-old Karshawn Brooks, of Baton Rouge, on charges of third degree rape and sexual battery. Police said the victim told investigators at the Children’s Advocacy Center on Dec. 11... more »
  • BRPD: 36-year-old raped teen at Baton Rouge hotel

    January 5, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday for raping a 16-year-old in May. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Damien Thompson Monday after investigators said he raped a girl at a hotel in May. Investigators say the victim was in town with family and... more »
  • LSU's Gordon stabbed multiple times in Tigerland bar fight Play Video

    January 5, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU athletic officials confirmed that Tigers tight end Dillon Gordon was stabbed in a bar fight overnight in Tigerland. Baton Rouge Police responded to Reggie's Bar on Bob Petit in Tigerland around 12:45 A.M. Tuesday for reports of a fight and stabbing. Investigators said a 22-year-old... more »
  • Man accused of beating woman with tire rim

    January 4, 2016 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a Baton Rouge man with aggravated battery after officers said he hit a woman in the face with a tire rim over the weekend. Officers arrested 36-year-old Sherman Lee Bessie Monday morning, and said he also had an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in... more »
  • BRPD Lieutenant on administrative leave after arrest Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:42 AM

    PORT VINCENT - A high-ranking member of the Baton Rouge Police Department is on paid leave today, after getting arrested over the weekend. Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto has confirmed Lt. Charles Eddleman was arrested for aggravated second degree battery on Sunday. It stemmed from a bar fight that sent... more »
  • Video surfaces of teens attacking mailman Play Video

    January 1, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday video surfaced of a fight between a group of teens and a mailman in Baton Rouge which led to one teen being arrested, according to police. The video, posted by BatonRougeCrime on Twitter, appears to show the group of teens surrounding the postal worker... more »
  • BRPD officer buys lunch for six well-behaved kids Play Video

    December 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer received recognition Thursday for going the extra mile while working in the community. Corporal Lionel Freeman was eating at a restaurant when he noticed six young children, brothers and sisters, all sitting at a nearby table with their parents. ... more »
  • BRPD say mail carrier mugged by teens Play Video

    December 31, 2015 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one teen was arrested and others are being sought for attacking a mail carrier in Baton Rouge Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 12:45 p.m. in the 6000 block of Linden. Officers said the mail carrier was on his rounds when several... more »
  • Mother arrested after 1-year-old son tests positive for speed at BR hospital

    December 31, 2015 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they arrested a Baton Rouge woman Wednesday after she brought her 1-year-old to an area hospital where the child tested positive for amphetamine. 33-year-old Lakisha Ross was taken into police custody and booked into EBR Parish Prison on a charge of cruelty to juveniles.... more »
  • Woman accused of threatening officer during drug arrest

    December 31, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police charged a Baton Rouge woman with battery and intimidating a police officer after her arrest on drug charges Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police said 34-year-old Monica Hatch hit an officer and said she would have his job and badge after she was arrested for marijuana possession.... more »
  • Man who fell from I-10 identified

    December 31, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall. According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident... more »
  • Victim of Fairchild St. shooting dies at area hospital

    December 30, 2015 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed that a man who was shot earlier Wednesday in the 1600 block of Fairchild Street has died at an area hospital. Investigators are now looking into the shooting death of 23-year-old Reginald Lee who was shot in the chest by his 23-year-old girlfriend at... more »
  • Suspected shooter in parking lot murder still at large

    December 24, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man suspected of killing another man in a parking lot earlier this week as Glenn Spears of Baton Rouge. Spears was wanted as of Christmas evening. He will be charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and illegal use of weapon once he's... more »
  • Teen charged in accidental shooting of kid cousin

    December 23, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATO N ROUGE - Police arrested an 18-year-old Wednesday after a shooting injured a 16-year-old inside a house on Jefferson Avenue. Detectives said Corie Burge was playing with a gun with his unidentified teenage cousin when the gun fired. The 16-year-old was hit in the torso and taken to... more »
  • Man accused of raping 9-year-old arrested

    December 23, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl Tuesday morning. 36-year-old Francisco “Pancho” Martinez was booked into the parish prison on one count of first degree rape after his arrest. Detectives spoke with the victim who told them that... more »
  • BRPD issue correction in stolen credit card case

    December 23, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge issued a correction to a press release Wednesday which said detectives were looking for someone accused of using a debit card stolen earlier this month. BRPD initially sent out a surveillance photo of two men in sleeveless shirts who detectives said used... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of placing camera to spy on men's urinal

    December 16, 2015 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced the arrest of a man accused of placing a camera to spy on the men’s urinal of a Baton Rouge office building. 52-year-old Stephen McCants was arrested Wednesday and charged with video voyeurism after detectives received a tip from the public. Investigators released an... more »
  • BRPD say be wary of Police Union scam

    December 15, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Tuesday people in Baton Rouge have been receiving scam phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Baton Rouge Police Union. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the union does not do any phone solicitations specifically so they don't get confused with scam calls. ... more »
  • BRPD look to ID man accused of placing camera to spy on men's urinal Play Video

    December 15, 2015 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are trying to identify a man accused of placing a small video camera in the men’s urinal in a Baton Rouge office building. Baton Rouge Police say the device was found by a man using the restroom of the office, located at 4000 South Sherwood... more »
  • Fast food employee accused of spitting on BRPD Lieutenant's burger

    December 14, 2015 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an employee of a Sherwood Forest Blvd fast food restaurant after he was accused of spitting in a Baton Rouge Police Department Lieutenant’s food. 21-year-old Elijah Johnson was booked on charges of mingling harmful substances and resisting an officer Sunday. The incident happened... more »
  • BRPD asks for help identifying vehicle burglary suspect

    December 10, 2015 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are trying to identify a man accused of burglarizing a car parked at a Perkins road drug store last week. Baton Rouge Police say a Toyota Corolla was parked at the Walgreens, located at 4985 Perkins Road, on Dec. 3 when the suspect entered the... more »
  • December 9, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 9, 2015 7:44 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Popular new ride blows up inside Ascension Parish home Privacy concerns arise over BRPD body cameras LSU sells out of Texas Bowl tickets Your warming December weather Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Police cruiser involved in wreck

    December 8, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer's cruiser was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon that sent three people, including the officer, to an area hospital. A BRPD spokesperson said the wreck happened at Jassamine and Chippewa. Police said a vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with... more »
  • Police identify suspect in early morning Marsh St. beating

    December 3, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a suspect wanted for beating a man with a metal pipe on Marsh Street early Thursday morning. 26-year-old Freddie Robinson is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for second degree attempted murder. Police said they were called out to an apartment complex... more »
  • Man booked on rape charges after teen breaks three year silence

    December 3, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is behind bars for rape charges after his 13-year-old victim broke several years of silence to come forward and tell authorities about the crimes the man had allegedly committed. 28-year-old Jermaine Winchester was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape and... more »
  • Police charge mother with child desertion, drug possession

    November 30, 2015 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a woman Sunday after they found her unresponsive in the bedroom of her residence with drugs in plain sight and her 6-year-old daughter unattended. 34-year-old Danielle Oubre was booked on charges of child desertion and possession of a Schedule I CDS. ... more »
  • BRPD patrolling for holiday traffic jams

    November 27, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will post additional rapid-response officers on the Baton Rouge interstate system this Sunday to quickly clear any wrecks or other incidents which could cause traffic jams during the post-holiday rush. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a similar effort last year worked more than 80... more »
  • Teen accused of accidentally shooting woman

    November 24, 2015 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 16-year-old overnight after investigators said he accidentally shot a woman, causing life-threatening injuries. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said the shooting happened while the 19-year-old victim and the 16-year-old were in a car in the 5000 block of Florida Street. Investigators said the... more »
  • College Drive shooting ruled self-defense

    November 24, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who shot his roommate during an argument in Baton Rouge did so in self-defense Monday night. Investigators said the shooting happened at the Fairway View apartment complex on College Drive around 5:30 p.m. Monday. BRPD said one man was shot, but... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Department receives DWI, traffic enforcement grant

    November 23, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local police have been awarded an enforcement grant funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to further crack down on seatbelt, drunk driving and speeding violations in the Capital City. Enforcement operations in connection with the grant... more »
  • BRPD respond to Monday morning shooting

    November 16, 2015 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 19-year-old man is in critical condition after they were found shot Monday morning in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the shooting happened in the 2000 block of Gracie. Investigators said they found one victim who who shot multiple times. ... more »
  • Police say armed teen forced mom to drive him to school Play Video

    November 13, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a teen whose mother told officers he got a gun and forced her to drive him to a Baton Rouge high school Friday afternoon. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said 18-year-old Jarreau Simmons was taken into custody at Scotlandville High, and officers later found... more »
  • BRPD creates "Safe Transaction Zone" for online purchases

    November 13, 2015 5:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a new safe zone for people to meet up and exchange items and money for online purchases. The Baton Rouge Police Department set up a "Safe Transaction Zone" in the parking lot next to its headquarters on Airline Highway. The transaction zone acts as a non-threatening location... more »
  • Repair man accused of raping teen with Asperger's

    November 10, 2015 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Walker man recently of raping a 19-year-old woman who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, which investigators said leaves her vulnerable to people taking advantage of her. Detectives charged 49-year-old Ron Monroe with rape and sexual battery for the incident, which investigators said happened on... more »
  • BRPD investigating 25 vehicle break-ins

    November 10, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said more than two dozen vehicles at an apartment complex were busted into overnight by thieves in Baton Rouge. Officers said the burglary spree happened at the Palisades Apartments, and around 25 vehicles were affected. Investigators said they were called out to look into... more »
  • BRPD: Man found murdered inside home

    November 9, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a homicide in Baton Rouge after the victim was found inside his home Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police said 42-year-old Jeffrey Fleming was found shot to death inside his residence at 5976 Victory Drive around 10 a.m. Police did not have... more »
  • Mother arrested after allowing child to fall from countertop

    November 9, 2015 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a child that was taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital with serious head injuries was arrested Friday. 45-year-old Toni Mckines was booked into the parish prison on a charge of second degree cruelty to juveniles. Police responded to the Pediatric Emergency... more »
  • Arrest made in connection with N. 31st St. shooting

    November 6, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting and killing of a man on North 31st Street late last month. 19-year-old Dyshun Winns was wanted for second degree murder. Winns and two other suspects, 23-year-old Alexander Brock and 28-year-old Marcus Gillard,... more »
  • Police identify 3 suspects in Baton Rouge murder

    November 6, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are asking for the public's help to find three men accused in the shooting death of another man last month near a BREC park. Arrest warrants have been issued for Alexander Brock, 23, Marcus Gillard, 28, and 19-year-old Dyshun Winns. The... more »
  • Suspect wanted in Sierra Vista Drive vehicle burglary

    November 4, 2015 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a suspect accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the 1400 block of Sierra Vista Drive last month. The break-in happened on Oct. 30 at around 3:30 a.m. The suspect was seen walking down driveways in the neighborhood checking for unlocked cars,... more »
  • BRPD identify man shot, killed on N. 46th Street

    November 4, 2015 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed that a 52-year-old man was shot and killed inside his Baton Rouge home early Wednesday morning. Baton Rouge Police said Ronnie Anderson was found shot and lying on the floor of his residence in the 1700 block of North 46th Street just after 1... more »
  • Ala. man charged with attacking BRPD officers, drug possession

    November 2, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an Alabama man after officers said he grew violent after a traffic stop and attacked them. Investigators said they also found drugs in 42-year-old Jerry Holley's vehicle after his arrest Sunday evening. Baton Rouge Police said an officer tried to pull Holley over... more »
  • Coroner says 1-year-old found unresponsive has died

    October 28, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating what happened to a one-year-old child who was found unresponsive and who the coroner said later died Wednesday in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police said they were called to 8770 Elm Grove Garden around 9 a.m. for reports of an unresponsive child.... more »
  • Father arrested after child is taken to hospital

    October 22, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they have arrested a 5-week-old girl's father on child cruelty charges. Charles Robinson is in custody after the child showed up at a Baton Rouge hospital with severe burns. Cpl. Don Coppola said the 5-week-old girl arrived at the hospital with burns on... more »
  • Man in custody accused of kidnapping, murder of Baton Rouge couple

    October 21, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said in a Wednesday morning press conference that law enforcement has a man in custody accused of kidnapping and strangling a Baton Rouge couple to death. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso, of Baton Rouge, was found in South Florida... more »
  • Girl found bound, gagged behind church in Baton Rouge Tuesday

    October 20, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are working to piece together information about a teenager who was found bound and gagged in some woods behind a church Tuesday. Authorities said the 15-year-old had been there since Monday, when she was last seen leaving home with a man but may have been... more »

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