December 19, 2014 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was found dead after a possible attempted robbery and shooting in Baton Rouge overnight.
Investigators said Christian Allen, 22, was found dead near the road in the 2600 block of Citadel Drive.
Police said they believe someone tried to rob Allen,... more »
December 18, 2014 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Brightside Drive convenience store early Monday morning.
Police said a man entered the Circle K located at 1910 Brightside at around 12:55 a.m., pulled a handgun on an employee behind the counter and demanded money from... more »
December 17, 2014 12:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police charged one person with attempted murder this week after investigators said a group of women with baseball bats and bricks attacked someone in their car, then fired several shots into the vehicle.
Baton Rouge Police charged Alonzonesha Garner Tuesday with attempted second-degree murder and illegal... more »
December 15, 2014 12:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man who was shot in a firefight with Baton Rouge officers this weekend, as well as the officers who were involved.
A BRPD spokesperson said Kevin Knight, 28, was shot multiple times in the torso but is expected to survive.... more »
December 14, 2014 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Six BRPD officers are on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting Saturday night.
Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers responded to a domestic disturbance complaint after 9:30 p.m. on Jackson Ave.
The suspect involved fled the scene by vehicle but lost control... more »
December 13, 2014 10:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was shot and killed just after midnight not far from downtown Baton Rouge.
It happened on North 18th street near North Street. Police say Reginald Joseph, 32, was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche when he was gunned down.
No word yet... more »
December 12, 2014 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Jailers released the mugshots of two men police said were running a drug and weapons smuggling trafficking operation from a home in Spanish Town.
Russell Jefferis, 28, and Sean Krieg, 29, were two of nearly a dozen people arrested in a city-wide raid. The pair listed... more »
December 8, 2014 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released a surveillance photo of a thief who detectives said made of with some pricey truck parts recently in Baton Rouge.
Detectives said the burglary happened at a Peterbilt truck yard located at 13123 S. Choctaw around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 29.
Investigators said... more »
December 5, 2014 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who was shot multiple times and died from his injuries after he tried to break into a Baton Rouge home on Friday morning.
36-year-old James Boyette was shot and killed around noon while attempting to burglarize a home in the 900 block... more »
December 4, 2014 10:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said two people were hurt in a shooting at a Baton Rouge apartment complex Wednesday night.
A BRPD spokesperson said the shooting happened at the Spanish Arms Apartments on Denham Street around 9 p.m.
Investigators said two men were shot, one in the arm... more »
December 3, 2014 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department will patrol the Mall of Louisiana this holiday season after parts of the mall were annexed into the city limits.
Thousands of shoppers go from store to store with bags in hand each day. For the first time, city police and... more »
December 2, 2014 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer resigned from the department this week amid an internal investigation that began two weeks ago.
Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit the Baton Rouge Police officer, Alec Pirie, was facing discipline over an incident involving his police unit. The unit was found... more »
November 18, 2014 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 26-year-old man was arrested after deputies said they found him transporting 15 pounds of heroin stuffed inside fire extinguishers in the luggage area of a bus.
Juan Vasquez was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of schedule 1 heroin. Vasquez is from McAllen,... more »
November 17, 2014 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A new class of officers graduated on Monday while the Baton Rouge police department battle a potential personnel shortage.
The Baton Rouge Police department 80th Basic Training Academy held a commencement ceremony for 34 new police trainees at the Independence Park Theatre.
"I like to stand... more »
November 14, 2014 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two police officers indicted for malfeasance related to a sex incident at a Baton Rouge park have been fired and booked into the parish jail, BRPD said Friday.
Until Friday morning, the officers had been on administrative leave. The pair, and a third officer no longer... more »
November 13, 2014 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a stabbing overnight where the victim was mugged by a group of men in north Baton Rouge.
Investigators said it happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday while the victim was walking in the 3400 block of Sycamore Street. Police said three men approached... more »
November 12, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers.
"I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said.
He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
November 12, 2014 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted one former and two current Baton Rouge Police officers for abuse of office Wednesday following an investigation by the BRPD.
The indictment accused Isaac Bolden, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson of malfeasance for an incident back in February. District Attorney Hillar Moore... more »
November 11, 2014 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said a caregiver stole the identity of a disabled Baton Rouge woman to get a cell phone.
BRPD said the victim told police about what happened in January after a bill collector informed her about a $1,042 overdue wireless bill. Once the victim told the bill... more »
November 11, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge woman turned herself in Tuesday after she left her children home alone to move furniture.
Authorities said they brought Candis Burton, 26, in for questioning while investigating accusations of child desertion and theft.
Detectives said Burton admitted she left her... more »
November 9, 2014 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was gunned down Saturday night.
Police say Jeremy Costley, 24, was killed on Plank road at Jefferson street, which is near I-110 at around 9 p.m.
Officials say the victim was shot in the stomach and found lying on... more »
November 6, 2014 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway in Baton Rouge following a shooting that injured two people Wednesday night.
It happened just after 10:00 p.m. in a parking lot in the 4300 block of Denham St. According to investigators, someone walked from behind a nearby apartment complex and started... more »
November 3, 2014 12:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police accused two men of threatening a witness this weekend in a 2012 Baton Rouge police investigation.
BRPD charged 21-year-old Keydrick Moses and 18-year-old Christopher Murray with intimidating a witness Sunday.
Investigators said the two men tried to start a fight with someone who gave... more »
October 30, 2014 7:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... more »
October 22, 2014 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish.
Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued.
McCants... more »
September 29, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision.
Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... more »
September 25, 2014 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man suspected of flashing two women in a Baton Rouge hobby store was arrested in St. Charles Parish this week.
Baton Rouge Police said Joe Christian III, 40, of Destrehan faces obscenity charges.
Investigators said on Sept. 10 Christian approached two women... more »
September 19, 2014 4:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a boy who disappeared from a Baton Rouge home this week and may be at risk has been found safe and sound.
Officers said Friday evening that Quantrell Simpson, 12, ran away from a residence on Longfellow Drive on Thursday. His family has not... more »
September 14, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning in Tigerland after the LSU football game against ULM.
Witnesses tell News 2 that there were football players in the area at the time, but police say they weren't involved with the shooting or injured.
Officials... more »
September 11, 2014 11:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a woman whom they said stole several cell phones from a store in Baton Rouge recently.
Police released surveillance videos of the woman Thursday. Detectives said she took several phones from SPI Communications on Government Street back on Aug.... more »
September 10, 2014 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help finding a man who detectives said flashed two women inside a Baton Rouge hobby store.
Investigators said it happened on Aug. 25 at the Hobby Lobby on College Drive around 5:30 p.m. Police said the man walked up to two... more »
September 9, 2014 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos Tuesday of an armed woman who detectives said tried to rob someone using an ATM in Baton Rouge recently.
Investigators said the attempted robbery happened at the Chase Bank on W. State Street around 7:55 p.m. on Aug. 18. The victim told... more »
August 31, 2014 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning.
BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
August 24, 2014 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested the mother of a 16-year-old after she allegedly allowed her daughter to get into a fist fight.
Police say Mindy Thomas, 30, heard a group of people outside her house wanting to fight her daughter. She let her daughter out of the... more »
August 24, 2014 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was shot and killed after a fight in the front yard of a house.
Gary Andrus, 51, was found on the 2600 block of Tecumseh Street at around 8 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say... more »
August 13, 2014 8:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the man who investigators said shot and killed a Baton Rouge man at an apartment complex Tuesday night.
Investigators arrested Eric Johnson, 25, on suspicion of second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Police named Johnson as a suspect earlier Wednesday,... more »
August 7, 2014 4:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police BRAVE Unit reported 11 arrests in addition the seizure of narcotics, guns and cash during follow up investigations and patrols in Baton Rouge.
On Tuesday, the BRAVE Unit began a follow up investigation of the first of two residences in the 1000... more »
August 6, 2014 3:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name and status of a teen who was shot while burglarizing a Baton Rouge home on Wednesday morning.
Investigators said 19-year-old Bem Sampson was detained after he was shot in the arm by a 57-year-old victim while he attempted to burglarize a residence... more »
August 5, 2014 10:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he tried to run several officers over during an attempted traffic stop Monday night.
Investigators charged Damiene Lewis, 36, with the attempted murder of a police officer, drug possession, aggravated flight, and careless operation of a vehicle.... more »
July 30, 2014 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they were following a reported stolen car Wednesday when the driver pulled over and shot himself.
Details are preliminary and police are still on the scene at the South Sherwood Forest fast food restaurant where the shooting happened around 11 a.m.
The dead... more »
July 27, 2014 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning.
Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... more »
July 26, 2014 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers.
Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... more »
July 23, 2014 1:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl several times over the past four years.
Police booked Deon Bradford, 42, into the parish jail Wednesday on multiple charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and contempt of court.... more »
July 20, 2014 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman.
Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue.
Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
July 19, 2014 9:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified the shooter and victim of an early Saturday morning shooting.
Authorities say around 3 a.m. Carl Joesph James Jr, 27, was shot by Tyrell King, 21. James was found with a single gunshot wound lying in the roadway near 8300 Scotland Avenue.... more »
July 13, 2014 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for the accused gunman in a shooting that happened early Saturday morning.
Cops believe an argument started between a group of people, including Tajh Harris, 21, and Javontia Davis, 24. Officials say the argument lead to Harris shooting and killing Davis.... more »
July 12, 2014 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for the gunman who killed a Baton Rouge man early Saturday morning.
Javontia Davis, 24, was killed before 2 a.m. on Wenonah Street. Police say he was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
No suspects have been named yet. The shooting... more »
July 11, 2014 12:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on arson charges after they said he lit his own car on fire and called 911, claiming someone stole it.
Baton Rouge Police booked Jermand McNabb on charges of arson and intent to defraud after his arrest Thursday.
Investigators said McNabb... more »
July 11, 2014 4:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road.
The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
July 7, 2014 3:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said one person was injured in a shooting Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Investigators said it happened on Enterprise Street around 2:30 p.m.
EMS took one person to the hospital, and witnesses said they'd been shot in the jaw. The injuries weren't expected to... more »
July 7, 2014 12:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old man sparked a police chase across Baton Rouge and into Baker Saturday while his son was in the passenger's seat, according to Baton Rouge Police.
Police said they tried to stop Gad Black while he was driving carelessly and playing loud music in the... more »
July 5, 2014 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Cody Holmes, 22, was killed when his 2003 Ford F-150 flipped over the I-10 guardrail onto the ground below Friday night near the Perkins Road overpass.
Officials say Holmes was the driver of the vehicle. He was speeding on I-10 east and... more »
July 4, 2014 10:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - If you're headed downtown this evening for WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi and other Fourth of July festivities, Baton Rouge Police has a heads-up regarding road closures and parking before and after the event.
Police began closing off River Road and Government Street between St. Louis... more »
July 3, 2014 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement wants everyone to have a fun, but safe, Fourth of July and have some safety tips and information to make it happen.
The big three safety concerns mentioned by BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie are fireworks, guns and drunk driving. Dabadie said officers will... more »
June 30, 2014 8:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - The future of the Baton Rouge Police Department begins today.
New police recruits reported for training to become officers Monday morning for the 80th academy. Over the next 21 weeks, the recruits will train to protect and serve and work with veteran officers once they graduate.... more »
June 29, 2014 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is in jail after police say he raped a child.
Jervernete George, 18, is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl.
Police say George took the victim to an abandoned house where the crime occurred.
He is charged... more »
June 25, 2014 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are following up on witness reports of kids throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Stumberg Lane earlier this month.
At least two vehicles were struck in the 5300 block of Stumberg Lane on June 15, and the rock-throwers were estimated to be between 10 and... more »
June 22, 2014 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face.
Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
June 15, 2014 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night.
Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m.
The case is... more »
June 6, 2014 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Motorcycle Division competed in the inaugural Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute-Out and won the first place team award.
Police said the competition held in Buda, Texas featured 64 riders from 22 agencies in speed course, slow ride, challenge ride, and "the... more »
June 4, 2014 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they are investigating an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge McDonald's early Wednesday morning.
Investigators said two men entered the business at 720 Government St. shortly after midnight and pointed a gun at the employees behind the counter. They took money from the business... more »
May 22, 2014 4:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person is in critical condition and two others are wanted in connection with a shootout at an apartment complex Thursday afternoon.
Police were called to a report of shots fired in the 7600 block of Airline Highway. Upon arrival, officers said they determined three people... more »
May 22, 2014 3:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sex crimes investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after they said paternity tests showed he impregnated a 12-year-old girl.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Roderick Spurlock, 30, on suspicion of an aggravated rape which authorities said happened in 2011.
Investigators said the victim... more »