April 9, 2014 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man they said was connected with a vehicle burglary in Baton Rouge this past Valentine's Day.
Detectives said they want to identify the person in the photo, who used a credit card stolen in that burglary at several places throughout... more »
April 8, 2014 1:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with a 2008 murder in Baton Rouge, according to a department spokesperson.
Cpl. Don Coppola said detectives arrested Theodis Guillory, 31, on suspicion of shooting and killing Willie Mitchell on April 25, 2008.
Investigators said DNA evidence from... more »
April 3, 2014 4:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Thursday afternoon.
Cpl. Don Coppola said the armed man robbed the Capital One Bank on College Drive just before 2 p.m.
Police said the man came in through a back... more »
April 1, 2014 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photo of two armed robbers who detectives said hit a clerk in the face with a cinder block at a Baton Rouge grocery store early Tuesday morning.
Cpl. Don Coppola said the robbery happened at Adams Grocery on North Acadian Thruway around 3:05... more »
March 26, 2014 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said they found heroin, narcotics, and needles in her child's diaper bag.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Leslie Estes, 25, crashed into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler on I-12 West Wednesday morning. He said Estes' 11-month-old child... more »
March 26, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are finishing up a two day roundup of parents who haven't been sending their children to school.
The truancy roundup focused on handing out summons to parents whose children have missed more than ten days of school and have shown a history of absences.
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March 26, 2014 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a pair of good Samaritans found a 10-year-old girl who went missing in Baton Rouge and returned her safely to her family Wednesday.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the pair found Eriel Cottrell walking on South Choctaw Tuesday night and took her to their home.... more »
March 26, 2014 11:42 AM
UPDATE - BRPD said this girl has been safely located. See related story for more information.
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help finding a missing 10-year-old Baton Rouge girl who disappeared after an argument with her mother Tuesday night.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers were... more »
March 21, 2014 1:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting in Baton Rouge where a man was shot in the side.
Authorities said the man was on his porch on the 4200 block of Joseph Street when he was shot twice in the side.
EMS transported him to a local... more »
March 20, 2014 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of a U. S. Marshals task force arrested a man Thursday who's accused of raping a woman in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Police said the task force arrested Tyrone Isaac, 20, in Alexandria. He faces charges of simple battery, false imprisonment, simple kidnapping and forcible... more »
March 19, 2014 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a 17-year-old Thursday who investigators said killed a Baton Rouge man and injured another this week.
Baton Rouge Police said Brandon Boyd is wanted for the shooting death of Emanuelle Myles, 24, during a fight Wednesday night on La Margie Avenue.... more »
March 18, 2014 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a man who they said raped a woman in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police had a warrant for Tyrone Isaac, 20, of Terrance Street.
Investigators said Isaac physically abused and sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman on... more »
March 12, 2014 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested Star Richard, 33, and Marcus Jones, 30, after they say the parents beat their young daughter with a belt.
The incident was reported when the little girl got to school on Tuesday. That's where police found the girl covered in bruises, according to the affidavit.... more »
March 8, 2014 11:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say excessive speed may have been a factor in a crash on Florida Boulevard Friday night.
Police say a man driving a vehicle traveling eastbound on Florida Boulevard near Alello Drive lost control and drove through a light pole. The vehicle then struck... more »
March 7, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officers had to smash in the window of a vehicle because a drunk man passed out while behind the wheel, according to an arrest report.
Police say Samuel Shavers was found asleep with his foot on the brake of the vehicle while the car was still... more »
March 7, 2014 9:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital.
Officers closed part of Florida Boulevard near Alello Drive as they investigated what caused the accident.
EMS says three people were transported to the hospital with critical injuries. more »
March 5, 2014 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives released pictures Wednesday of two women investigators are seeking in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Sheriff's deputies said the women tried to cash a stolen check made out for $1,800 on Feb. 18 at a bank on... more »
March 3, 2014 12:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after officers said he robbed two people and fled from police with three children in his vehicle.
Officers accused Michael Kirklin, 31, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, and drug possession.
According to... more »
February 28, 2014 12:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released photos of two people who broke into a Baton Rouge store earlier this month, and detectives asked for the public's help identifying them.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the two individuals broke into the Mien Tay Store on Marque Ann the night of Feb. 18... more »
February 25, 2014 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 30-year-old Mississippi woman after they discovered a mother had smoked marijuana in the car with her two young children, then left them in the car while she went shopping in Cortana Mall. The Advocate reports Jasmin Washington, of Natchez, Miss., was... more »
February 20, 2014 6:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday in connection with his daughter's 2013 death, saying it was caused because he shook her when she was a baby.
Detectives charged Terry Edwards, 32, with second degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, Taliyah Edwards.
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February 19, 2014 12:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens after investigators said the pair robbed a woman and attempted to rape her at gunpoint.
Officers charged Jacorey James, 19, and Karzzerick Murray, 17, with armed robbery, attempted aggravated rape, and second degree kidnapping. They also charged James with gun... more »
February 17, 2014 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested three men after they said the trio robbed a pizza place in Baton Rouge Sunday night.
Detectives arrested Jeremy Ford, 23; Terrance Venson, 20; and Demarcus Mathews, 19.
Investigators said the three armed men went into the Papa John's at 257 Lee Drive... more »
February 16, 2014 12:44 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny a new trial for a man sentenced to death for killing a Baton Rouge police officer in 2004. In court documents fired Friday, prosecutors say there's a "Mount Kilimanjaro of evidence" against 43-year-old Shedran Williams. Defense attorney Gary Clements... more »
February 16, 2014 12:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one female was killed in a single car crash at around 9:15 Saturday night.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition after she struck a tree on I-110 near Scenic Hwy. The passenger died... more »
February 13, 2014 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of stealing a wallet at a Baton Rouge grocery store.
Police say the suspect grabbed the victim's wallet from the store counter at the Winn Dixie in the 6800 block of Greenwell Springs Rd.
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February 12, 2014 6:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year.
Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses.
The... more »
February 12, 2014 2:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help finding an armed robber accused of holding up a Baton Rouge bakery.
Police said the robbery happened around 10:55 a.m. at the Sugar Belle on Plank Road. They said a man armed with a handgun came into the store, demanded... more »
February 6, 2014 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White.
Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
February 3, 2014 4:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - GPS technology on a stolen cell phone led investigators to the accused thief's home over the weekend.
Derrick Lee allegedly robbed a man and woman before shooting them on Friday on Bard Avenue. Investigators said the suspect took off and was caught on a house off... more »
January 24, 2014 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- An off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer possibly involved an overnight two-vehicle crash, has been arrested for DWI.
It happened around 3:40 a.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Sherwood Forest exit.
Police say Steven Woodring was headed east in his personal vehicle, when another car lost control... more »
January 23, 2014 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for two men that broke into an apartment complex robbing two men at gun point, and forcing one to jump out a window.
Police caught a third man, Hayward Howard, 27, when they say he was running from the scene. Howard was booked... more »
January 21, 2014 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said DNA helped them connect a suspect to a home invasion and sexual assault reported last week, and that more charges against him could be coming.
Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said officers charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with sexual battery and aggravated burglary... more »
January 16, 2014 9:01 AM
BATON ROUGE - BRPD Police Chief Carl Dabadie joins JP to talk about how residents can protect themselves in the wake of a string of break-ins in Baton Rouge. more »
January 13, 2014 11:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are searching for the suspected killer of a 16-year-old boy who family members said was in the process of making a big change in his life.
Police said the shooting happened Monday, Jan. 13 on St. Joseph Street in Old South Baton Rouge.... more »
January 13, 2014 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man this weekend in connection with a number of burglaries around the city, including a large theft of deli meat.
Baton Rouge Police accused Luis Carlos Flores, 30, on Saturday. They said Flores broke into Anthony's Italian Deli on Jan. 9... more »
January 9, 2014 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released descriptions Thursday of two people they said were involved in an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge store this week.
Cpl. Don Coppola said a man armed with a gun robbed 1st Choice Home Home Furnishings on Airline Highway Wednesday night, while a second... more »
January 8, 2014 7:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department join Whitney on 2une In to talk about the Equalizer Women's Self Defense Class and to show off some techniques.
The course covers: facts about violence against women, reducing the risk of becoming a victim, defensive striking, common grab... more »
January 4, 2014 9:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an armed robbery took place the Subway located at 1813 South Sherwood Forrest.
Officials say the suspect walked into the store at with a handgun demanding money at around 2pm Saturday afternoon. He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount... more »
December 30, 2013 4:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an 11-year-old girl in Baton Rouge Monday after they said she cut her two siblings with a knife.
Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said the girl faces charges of aggravated battery after cutting her 5-year-old and a 9-year-old siblings. She said one was cut on... more »
December 26, 2013 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a candy cane lawn decoration was a man's weapon of choice after an argument on Christmas Eve.
The man is accused of ripping the yard ornament out of the ground on East Garfield Street and started swinging it at another man, who then pulled... more »
December 10, 2013 5:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of an armed robbery suspect who they said shot at pursuing officers in Baton Rouge recently.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Willie Bernard Vinning, 28, is wanted for attempted first degree murder of a police officer and armed robbery.
McKneely said Vinning,... more »
December 5, 2013 3:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles announced Thursday afternoon that suspended running back Jeryl Brazil has been kicked off the team.
Baton Rouge Police obtained an arrest warrant for Brazil earlier Thursday for simple burglary after they said he broke into an apartment on Nov. 26... more »
December 5, 2013 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said one of the men involved in the robbery and shooting of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe's son is back in jail.
According to Baton Rouge Police, 20-year-old Terrance Thornton was arrested Wednesday evening for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of synthetic marijuana, and... more »
November 27, 2013 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault.
"Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
November 27, 2013 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim of a deadly wreck near Cortana Mall this week.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Scott Adams, 39, died in the one-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in the 8500 block of Cortana Place.
McKneely said Adams lost control of his vehicle in a curve... more »
November 27, 2013 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for a man who robbed a store in Baton Rouge Tuesday night.
Cpl. Don Coppola said the man stole money from a Smoothie King at 9634 Airline Highway around 7:20 p.m. Witnesses said they never saw if the man had a weapon,... more »
November 26, 2013 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said one person died and another was injured in a wreck this afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said the single-vehicle wreck happened in the 8500 block of Cortana Place around 3:30 p.m.
Coppola said the driver of the... more »
November 25, 2013 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Monday that they successfully renewed their national accreditation, a status that puts them among the top law enforcement agencies in the nation.
The status was confirmed by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. They took public... more »
November 22, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities spent much of the day dispelling bizarre and violent rumors of a serial killer after social media exploded with false claims Friday.
"I have an obligation to inform the public," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said, and he needed people to know they were... more »
November 22, 2013 3:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said rumors spreading across social media Friday of a serial killer in Baton Rouge are false.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said today Baton Rouge Police had received many calls about the rumors, which they told people were not true. He said there was no evidence to... more »
November 22, 2013 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they found the body of a murdered man in a Baton Rouge canal early Friday morning.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said they were called to investigate a disturbance the 2700 block of Cedar Ave. around 6:15 a.m. When officers arrived, they said they found blood... more »
November 19, 2013 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a city-parish worker Tuesday in Baton Rouge after they said he drove off with a brand-new tractor and hid it in the woods.
Detectives arrested Watson Williams III, 34, of Baton Rouge on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.
"The tractor was... more »
November 2, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating what busted a window on a city fire truck Friday night.
Firefighters were responding to a first aid call as the window was shot out. Police say it was not a bullet, but possibly a BB or pellet that went through... more »
October 3, 2013 5:21 PM
BAKER - Police in Baton Rouge said an 18-year veteran of the force was arrested by Baker Police and accused of beating his teenage daughter.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Sgt. Wroten Brumfield, 39, was booked into the parish prison on domestic abuse battery charges Wednesday night.
According to... more »
September 17, 2013 3:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - A member of the Baton Rouge Police Department is in trouble with the law this afternoon.
Detectives have arrested 24 year-old Taylor Derousselle on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Battery.
Derousselle is accused of punching an employee of The Varsity Theater in the face, while... more »
September 14, 2013 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man says he couldn't just sit back and watch a shooting victim die, so he took action.
Elton Holland was sitting inside his home rocking a baby to sleep when he heard a gunshot and his teen daughter scream.
"She says there's... more »
September 14, 2013 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say the body of a 57-year-old man was found in his home after being stabbed to death early Saturday.
Cedric Hamilton's body was found lying on the kitchen floor of his house at 8853 Edwin St. around 3 a.m.
Police say a... more »
August 4, 2013 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 28-year-old woman was arrested after stabbing her boyfriend around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the 5200 block of Underwood Ave., according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
Stubbs says Latoya Paul stabbed her boyfriend multiple times in the abdomen and torso after the couple got... more »
August 1, 2013 1:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police seized guns, drugs, and cash during a narcotics investigation around Baton Rouge recently.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested four people on July 30: 31-year-old Ricardo Phillips, 29-year-old Randy Phillips, 28-year-old Kenneth Sterling, and 52-year-old Jonathan Shaffer, all of whom were charged with drug possession... more »
July 31, 2013 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - People we spoke with today in Baton Rouge say Mayor-President Kip Holden's choice for top cop is the right one, but the NAACP says the jury is still out on Chief Carl Dabadie.
"A lot of tough decisions lie ahead. It's easy to choose somebody now... more »
July 31, 2013 9:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden named Carl Dabadie to be the new chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department this morning.
Dabadie served as interim chief before today's announcement, and prior to that served as chief of staff to former Chief Dewayne White whom Holden fired in February.... more »
July 30, 2013 12:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning.
Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
July 29, 2013 8:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have identified the two officers involved in a deadly shooting over the weekend.
Officers Joshua Gillich, 28, and Michael Davila, 43, remain on paid administrative leave as police continue their investigation.
Gillich has been with BRPD for 4 years. Davila, a recent... more »
July 28, 2013 12:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge Police Department officers were involved in a shooting death around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
McKneely says 32-year-old Tyris Wilkerson of Baton Rouge was shot and killed by an officer as he drove his vehicle at a high rate... more »
July 28, 2013 11:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 72-year-old woman died in a house fire around 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. 49th St., according to Baton Rouge Police Department Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
McKneely says Doris Antwine died inside the home during the fire, and there are no signs of foul... more »
July 22, 2013 5:27 PM
ZACHARY - Police arrested a Zachary man they said tried to bully a 16-year-old into having sex with him, including creating an elaborate social media hoax.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said detectives arrested Latrell Stepter, 20, on suspicion of cyberbullying, indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided... more »
July 21, 2013 6:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man wanted for hitting a Baton Rouge police officer and another person with a car turned himself in Sunday, according to BRPD Lt. Don Kelly.
Kelly says Ronald Byrd turned himself in and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with... more »
July 21, 2013 10:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 23-year-old was killed and another man was injured in a shooting around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
Shaquille Davis was shot and killed in the front yard of his home on Alliquipa Street. A 21-year-old man was also injured during... more »
July 17, 2013 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man this week in connection with a deadly hit-and-run wreck last month in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD investigators developed Devante Pugh, 20, of Baker as a suspect in the June 1 wreck and got a warrant for his arrest. Pugh... more »
July 8, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Today more than two dozen new recruits are joining the Baton Rouge Police force, bringing the department closer to their overall staffing goal.
BRPD said 27 trainees graduated from the 79th Basic Training Academy this morning, but the department is still 30 officers shy of its... more »
July 4, 2013 3:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man they said was found shot and killed on Ford Street in Baton Rouge this morning.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the body of Ron Derosin, 43, was found in the yard of a home in the 6200 block of Ford Street around 9... more »
July 4, 2013 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Independence Day started with a murder investigation for Baton Rouge Police today.
Investigators said a man was found shot to death on Ford Street near the intersection of Hudson around 8 a.m. today.
It's the city-parish's 32nd homicide of the year. Baton Rouge Police worked... more »
July 3, 2013 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement are doing what they can to provide a fun and safe Independence Day in downtown Baton Rouge.
Security will be tight for the firework show tomorrow night hosted by WBRZ and The Advocate.
Baton Rouge Police Department said they'll be out in full... more »
June 30, 2013 10:41 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge Police are looking for an unknown vehicle that fled the scene of a shooting Saturday night on the 1600 block of E. Walker Ct., according to BRPD Capt. Dwayne Bovia.
Bovia says officers received a shots fired call around 12:25 a.m. and then... more »
June 28, 2013 12:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals arrested a woman accused in Baton Rouge of trying to stab and kill her ex-boyfriend two different times.
Marshals arrested Martina Creshaun Gibson, 29, Friday morning on suspicion of attempted murder charges.
Baton Rouge Police said she stabbed her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend on... more »
June 24, 2013 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities from two agencies charged a Baton Rouge man with two different pharmacy robberies recently.
Investigators with Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office both charged Ennis Emanuel, 30, with first degree robbery after the incidents at two different CVS stores in the... more »