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  • 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 »
  • Woman accused of ramming another woman's car while 1-year-old in vehicle

    April 15, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman Thursday after she was accused of repeatedly ramming her car into another woman’s vehicle before beating her up. Baton Rouge Police booked 22-year-old Tykeisha Seals on charges of second-degree aggravated battery, simple battery, resisting an officer, disturbing the peace and cruelty to... more »
  • Police searching for car burglary suspect

    April 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who they say is responsible for stealing from a vehicle on Tremont Drive in March. According to Baton Rouge Police, the vehicle burglary happened on the 2300 block of Tremont Drive on March 28 around 1 p.m. Police say... more »
  • Police on double murder investigation: All resources in play Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime scene investigators and detectives have worked double shifts, some groups logging nearly two-dozen hours, investigating a high-profile double-murder and shooting. Sunday, two Southern University students were killed and a third person was shot at the Cottages on Ben Hur. Soon after the shooting, police arrested... more »
  • Police: Man left child inside car to enter casino

    April 11, 2016 3:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 27-year-old man has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old child alone in a vehicle in the parking lot for 30 minutes while he went inside Baton Rouge's Hollywood Casino. According to a Baton Rouge Police report, security footage shows Quavis D. Grant walking the casino floor while... more »
  • Study committee to discuss BRPD body camera program

    April 6, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A BRPD study committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the use of a body camera program for its officers. The Metro Council approved 100 body cameras last year for a pilot program in the city. At the meeting, police will discuss their experiences with the cameras and... more »
  • Gunshot victim, pedestrian hurt in bizarre chain of events Monday night

    April 4, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were transported to the hospital Monday night in Baton Rouge following an unusual series of events. According to BRPD, a man stopped to let a passenger out of his car when the passenger shot him in the shoulder blade-area of his back. The driver... more »
  • 3-car crash on Aster Street and Nicholson Drive Monday morning

    March 28, 2016 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD responded to a three car crash on Monday morning near the intersection of Aster Street and Nicholson Drive. The crash happened around 11 a.m. According to BRPD, three cars were involved in the crash. EMS said there were no injuries resulting from the crash. Authorities confirmed... more »
  • Man accused of inappropriately touching 13-year-old

    March 25, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was arrested in Baton Rouge Thursday after they say he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl in September. Baton Rouge Police charged 33-year-old Kristoffer Thaddeus Jackson with a felony count of indecent behavior with juveniles. The 13-year-old victim told investigators that she... more »
  • Home health caretaker accused of stealing patient debit card

    March 24, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a home health caretaker accused of taking a patient's debit card and making purchases. According to Baton Rouge Police, 24-year-old Allison Monique Taylor is wanted for access device fraud, unauthorized use of an access card, theft and exploitation of... more »
  • BRPD: 1 killed in overnight crash

    March 21, 2016 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Multiple emergency crews responded to a deadly wreck overnight in Baton Rouge. Authorities say one person was killed when the truck they were riding in smashed into a tree in a vacant lot on North 22nd Street at Spanish Town. It wasn't immediately clear if the victim was... more »
  • Man struck in head with gun at Brandywine Apartments

    March 19, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one man suffered non life-threatening injuries after being pistol whipped at Brandywine apartments in Baton Rouge Saturday. Baton Rouge Police originally said they were investigating a shooting and that the man was shot in the head. BRPD has not released any more information... more »
  • Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler

    March 17, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Thursday. According to BRPD, an 80-year-old Elwyn Pate was riding a bicycle northbound in the southbound lane of Plank Road when he was struck by an 18-wheeler... more »
  • UPDATE: Fatal shooting on Evangeline Street possible robbery attempt, police say

    March 16, 2016 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed on Wednesday morning the shooting on Evangeline Tuesday night resulted in the death of 34-year-old Tyrone Dyer. According to police Dyer was found dead outside of his residense in the 3800 block of Evangeline Street after a possible robbery attempt around 11 p.m.... more »
  • BRPD: Men shoplifted more than $1,400 worth of jeans

    March 8, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify the three suspects accused of shoplifting more than $1,000 in merchandise from a North Sherwood Forest Blvd clothing store last Friday. Baton Rouge Police say three men entered Best Buy Fashion, located at 1295 North Sherwood Forest Blvd, on Feb. 4... more »
  • Pair of Scotlandville teens arrested for bringing drugs, guns to school

    March 7, 2016 3:20 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Two Scotlandville teens were arrested last week at their high schools after they were accused of bringing firearms and drugs onto school property. The Baton Rouge Police Department says 18-year-old Dalon Veals was arrested after officers found marijuana and a BB gun in his car parked in... more »
  • BR detox center employee accused of raping patient

    March 7, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of an Independence man who was accused of raping a female patient at the detox center by which he was employed. 25-year-old Julius Williams was booked into the parish prison on one count of second degree rape. Police said they responded... more »
  • Suspect in Feb shooting turns himself in to BRPD

    March 4, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say the suspect in a North Baton Rouge shooting in February has turned himself in Friday. Baton Rouge Police say 21-year-old Aurtrell Bivens shot at two people on Huron Street after an argument. One person was shot and was treated at a local hospital following... more »
  • Two transported to hospital after crash with BRPD unit

    March 4, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a Baton Rouge Police unit Friday afternoon. Witnesses say the crash happened near Scenic Hwy. and Amarillo. EMS said two people were transported from the scene. The officer was not transported. ... more »
  • Code enforcement inspector accused of extorting Baton Rouge business

    March 2, 2016 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Detectives say a Department of Development inspector was arrested Wednesday after they say he tried to extort money from several Baton Rouge business. Baton Rouge Police say 29-year-old Jeremy Jamal Johnson was charged with attempted felony theft, extortion, malfeasance in office and public bribery. Detectives... more »
  • Mother accused of using cocaine while pregnant, causing newborn's death

    March 2, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a woman was charged with negligent homicide Tuesday after police say she used cocaine while pregnant which eventually caused her newborn child to die. Baton Rouge Police say 36-year-old Jerasha Bowman gave birth to a child on Aug. 31 whose blood work tested positive... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Police investigating deadly shooting on Madison Ave. Play Video

    February 29, 2016 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead in Baton Rouge Sunday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, Roy Veal, 17, was killed after a shooting in the 5100 block of Madison Avenue around 10 p.m. Veal's mother says a man knocked on the door... more »
  • BRPD to host police body camera public meeting next week

    February 26, 2016 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is set to hold a public meeting next week to field questions from area residents about police body cameras and the process of implementing them. The BRPD body camera forum will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 1 at the MLK Community... more »
  • Baker man accused of cutting fuel line, threatening to burn down victim's house

    February 26, 2016 12:05 PM

    BAKER - Police say they arrested a man after he was accused of cutting the fuel line on the victim’s vehicle and threatening to kill the victim’s family. 22-year-old Antonio Profit was booked on charges of stalking, communicating false information of planned arson, criminal damage to property, simple burglary,... more »
  • Police offer to exchange gas cards for unwanted guns this weekend

    February 19, 2016 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police hope to get some dangerous weapons off the streets of Baton Rouge, Saturday. It's part of the department's "Guns for Gas" program. Police are asking the community to turn in guns they have in the home, no questions asked. In return, each donor will get a... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for beating, threatening wife considered armed and dangerous

    February 19, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for a suspect accused of attacking his estranged wife, threatening her life and damaging her vehicle in a Baton Rouge parking lot. 32-year-old John Hicks is wanted by Baton Rouge Police on active warrants for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, violation of... more »
  • BRPD officer pleads not guilty to felony charges, victim speaks out Play Video

    February 17, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in court, Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman is accused of grabbing a man from behind, and slamming his head into the concrete floor until the victim passed out, according to the probable cause document. Today, the... more »
  • Repeat felony drug offenders arrested at end of high-speed chase

    February 17, 2016 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a pair of repeat felony drug offenders at the end of a high-speed chase through residential Baton Rouge neighborhoods Tuesday afternoon. 23-year-old Deaundre Williams was booked into the parish prison on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • BRPD: Woman found shot dead inside abandoned house

    February 17, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police report a woman was found shot to death inside of an abandoned residence on Pawtucket Street in Baton Rouge early Tuesday evening. 41-year-old Selena Hansel was located inside the house located at 4021 Pawtucket Street around 3:53 p.m., according to BRPD. Police said Hansel had... more »
  • BRPD Lieutenant pleads not guilty to bar brawl battery charges

    February 17, 2016 11:47 AM

    B ATON ROUGE - A high-ranking member of the Baton Rouge Police Department pleaded not guilty to aggravated second degree battery charges Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman represented himself in court, but has plans to hire an attorney ahead of his next court date. He was arrested earlier this year... more »
  • Second officer injured in weekend shootout released from hospital Play Video

    February 15, 2016 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the second officer injured in a shootout over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The suspect in the shooting died Saturday evening. The first officer injured during the shootout was released over the weekend. The shooting... more »

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