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  • Mississippi man charged in Exxon plant incident Play Video

    March 6, 2015 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released the name of a man who witnesses said fired a gun wildly from his car before charging into an Exxon plan in the north of part of East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. Trooper Jared Sandifer said 28-year-old Telvin Henyard of Woodville, Miss.... more »
  • Councilwoman: We need more crime cameras Play Video

    March 4, 2015 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one EBR Metro Council member says it is time for more cameras in the city-parish after an increase in crime this month. Councilwoman Tara Wicker says high violence, drug dealing and prostitution in some areas in the city give plenty of reason for more... more »
  • Officers involved in shooting identified

    March 4, 2015 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... more »
  • Another deadly shooting under investigation

    March 4, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement responded to Baton Rouge's seventh shooting since the start of the month Wednesday morning. Investigators said a 46-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 12300 block of Lorna Avenue around 6:50 a.m. Police said the motive for the shooting... more »
  • Neighbors: Drive-by shooting left toddler covered in blood Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied. A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out. ... more »
  • Suspect booked in overnight BRPD shootout Play Video

    February 27, 2015 4:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital. Officers said they stopped... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Police investigating wallet stolen from hospital

    February 18, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos Wednesday of a woman who made purchases with several credit cards stolen from a Baton Rouge hospital this month. Investigators asked for help identifying the woman, who spent more than $1,170 on the cards throughout the Baton Rouge area. Police said the... more »
  • Human remains found by levee near LSU

    February 14, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they found what appears to be human remains near LSU's campus. According to Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police, the remains were located near River Rd. and Skip Bertman Dr. closer to the levee. Police are still investigating the scene. For further... more »
  • Growing efforts to fight growing crime in Downtown B.R. Play Video

    February 10, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New development has downtown Baton Rouge growing like never before. Now you can expect the police presence there to do the same. The BRAVE Initiative is now in action there, and a new police precinct is coming soon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Delivery driver talks about seeing man under train Play Video

    January 30, 2015 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train Friday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result. ... more »
  • Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    January 28, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baton Rouge man this week of molesting an 11-year-old in his care while the girl's mother wasn't home. Police arrested 35-year-old Edward Humphrey Jr. Tuesday on charges of molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery. Investigators said the 11-year-old victim told them... more »
  • Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    January 27, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against three former Baton Rouge Police officers accused of sexually abusing a woman while on duty. Emerson Jackson, Travis Wheeler, and Isaac Bolden were named in the suit. They were indicted by a grand jury in November on charges... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    January 23, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... more »
  • Police: 2 men killed each other in shootout Play Video

    January 18, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say the two men found dead Sunday morning killed each other. Police believe Jamiya Owen, 38, and Jeff Baker, 34, shot and killed each other in a shootout. Witnesses say Owen and Baker knew each other and recently had a disagreement. The... more »
  • BRPD investigating 3rd and 4th shooting deaths of the weekend

    January 18, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting where two men were killed. Officials say they found two bodies at a house on Alliquippa Street near Winbourne Avenue just before 5:30 Sunday morning. Detectives say they found one man in the yard and the other inside... more »
  • City-parish employees could be fined for traffic accidents Play Video

    January 13, 2015 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City-parish employees in Baton Rouge could face fines for driving recklessly and causing preventable accidents with city-parish owned vehicles. The Office of Risk Management will propose new policies Wednesday to the Metropolitan Council to stop what some call an unacceptable level of traffic-violations. "What we want... more »
  • Officers enter pleas to abuse of office charges Play Video

    January 12, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three former BRPD officers pleaded not guilty to abuse of office charges Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police officer Issac Bolden, 40, is accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in a BREC park while two other BRPD officers, Travis Wheeler and Emerson... more »
  • Victim identified in overnight shooting

    January 11, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified the man who was shot and killed early Sunday morning. Officials say Calvin Smith, 19, was lying in the parking lot of Carlins Food Mart on Plank Road near Brady street at about 1:15 a.m. He was taken to the hospital where... more »
  • Child dies after being hit by car

    January 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 14-year-old boy hit by a car while walking to a school bus stop in Baton Rouge Wednesday has died. Investigators said Daytron Edwards was hit while walking on Evangeline Street near North Foster. Police said it appears the car suffered a mechanical problem,... more »
  • Police searching for armed robbery suspects

    January 3, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are investigating an armed robbery at a gas station. The robbery happened December 30th before 1 a.m. at the Circle K on Brightside Drive near Alvin Dark Avenue. Officials say the suspects pointed a handgun at the clerk and ran... more »
  • Police: Suspect named in Alaska Street shooting

    December 29, 2014 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are on the lookout for a man they believe was involved with a deadly shooting on Alaska Street. Tyronn Collins, 21, is believed to be the trigger man. Officials say Roderick Carolina, 34, was found shot to death in his apartment on December 12th at... more »
  • Man shot during firefight with police booked

    December 24, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a man who shot at police officers during a chase in Baton Rouge and was shot himself is now out of the hospital and behind bars. Sheriff's deputies booked 28-year-old Kevin Knight Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer, criminal... more »
  • Timeline of boy's disappearance, tragic find Play Video

    December 22, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are waiting the autopsy results of a 4-year-old who was found dead in a hole Monday. The body of Jassiah Clark was found Monday evening after two days of searching. Clark's family realized he was missing at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.... more »
  • Police say girl taken from park and assaulted

    December 22, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a car involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl in Baton Rouge. A BRPD spokesperson said on Dec. 13 a 7-year-old girl was playing at Gus Young Park when a man lured her over... more »
  • One killed in overnight shooting

    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 »
  • Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    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 »
  • One arrest after group attack with bricks, bats

    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 »
  • 3 rookies among 6 involved in BRPD shooting Play Video

    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 »
  • Domestic call results in shooting

    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 »
  • Police: Man shot and killed while driving

    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 »
  • Mug shots released after arrests, weapons hoard found in Spanish Town Play Video

    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 »
  • BRPD: Man stole $25,000 in truck doors, seats

    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 »
  • BRPD releases identity of slain home invader Play Video

    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 »
  • Two injured in overnight shooting

    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 »
  • BRPD, EBRSO both patrolling mall after annexation Play Video

    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 »
  • BRPD officer resigns over abandoned cruiser Play Video

    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 »
  • Traveler arrested in enormous heroin bust on I-12

    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 »
  • BRPD battling increase in officer retirement Play Video

    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 »
  • Officers fired, booked into jail Friday

    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 »
  • BRPD: Man stabbed, mugged overnight

    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 »
  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports Play Video

    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 »
  • Police officers indicted with abuse of office

    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 »
  • Caregiver accused of stealing disabled woman's ID

    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 »
  • BPRD: Woman left kids alone to move stolen fridge

    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 »
  • Police: Victim identified in overnight homicide

    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 »
  • Two injured in Baton Rouge shooting

    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 »
  • Two accused of intimidating witness

    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 »
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early Play Video

    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 »
  • Council settles scandal for $35,000 Play Video

    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 »
  • BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement Play Video

    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 »
  • Suspected hobby store flasher arrested

    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 »
  • Update: At-risk boy found safe

    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 »
  • Police: Two injured in Tigerland shooting

    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 »
  • Police searching for cell phone thief

    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 »
  • BRPD searching for hobby store flasher

    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 »
  • BRPD: Armed woman sought in ATM robbery

    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 »
  • Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect Play Video

    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 »
  • Police: Mother arrested after setting up fight for her daughter

    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 »
  • Police: Fight leads to deadly shooting

    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 »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly shooting Play Video

    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 »

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