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  • Man charged with Blvd De Province shooting

    April 10, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they've arrested a suspect in a shooting near a BREC Park this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said investigators charged 20-year-old Qwenton Bureau with negligent injuring and illegal use of a weapon in the April 8 shooting. Police said they found the 21-year-old victim... more »
  • Police investigating pair of shootings on Blvd De Province

    April 9, 2015 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a pair of Wednesday night shootings on the same street, one of which sent one person to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers said they arrived on the scene in the 1900 block of Blvd De Province around 10... more »
  • Man and woman sought in Cortana Mall eyeglasses theft

    April 8, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the theft of several pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses from an optical store in Cortana Mall that happened late last January. According to investigators, a man and woman walked into the LensCrafters, located at 8945 Cortana Place, on Jan. 31 and loaded up... more »
  • BRPD: Man sought in stolen credit cards case

    April 8, 2015 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who officers said used stolen credit cards at several businesses around Baton Rouge. Police said the cards were stolen from a vehicle on March 16 in the 1500 block of Duchess Drive. Anyone with information about... more »
  • Police: Person seen cleaning up evidence after North St. killing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance video Monday which they said showed someone possibly cleaning up evidence after a deadly shooting two weeks ago outside a Baton Rouge auto parts store. Cpl. Don Coppola said Baton Rouge Police are trying to identify the person seen in the video looking... more »
  • Woman passed out in car arrested; 3 children in back seat

    April 6, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a woman Sunday after officers found her passed out in the driver seat of her vehicle with three children in the backseat. Antoinette Corner, 44, was booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, three counts of DWI with a child... more »
  • Motorcycle officer hit, taken to hospital in Friday night crash

    March 27, 2015 8:42 PM

    BAKER - A Baton Rouge Police Department motorcycle officer was injured and taken to a hospital after a car crash on Highway 19 Friday evening. Baker Police said the city police officer was driving on the highway when another motorist pulled out from a side street and the two... more »
  • New information in deadly Quida Mae shooting

    March 22, 2015 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police believe a deadly shooting overnight Sunday may have been a retalitory act. Cpl. Don Coppola said 31-year-old Yovanni Anibal Ramos-Salazar is wanted in connection with 28-year-old Joel Guevara's death. Police said they found Guevara dead outside his residence at 5852 Quida Mae around 8... more »
  • 18-year-old found shot in BR home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murderer in Baton Rouge is on the loose after a family was found shot in broad daylight. Police said 18-year-old Idalis Smith was found dead inside her home on North 30th Street around 1 p.m. Cpl. L'Jean McKneelyMcKneely said her stepfather was also suffering from... more »
  • Police seek to ID cigarette robbers

    March 20, 2015 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos Friday of three men who detectives said stole cash and thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from a Baton Rouge gas station. Police said it happened at the Circle K at 5313 Nicholson Drive early in the morning of March 17. Officers... more »
  • BRPD recruiting new officers this weekend

    March 20, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is opening its doors for a look inside what it takes to be a police officer. Officers will be available at an open house Saturday to answer questions and provide information about different jobs inside the department. It will also give... more »
  • Personal tragedy encourages BRPD officer to teach self-defense classes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD Officer Rendy Richard also teaches Equalizer classes. For her, it's personal. Richard had a cousin that was murdered. It was an experience that she said influenced her to teach the class. She hopes that by teaching women to protect themselves, she may be able to... more »
  • Mom talks about daughter's decision to fight attacker Play Video

    March 9, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a home invasion where a teen girl was assaulted in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. A BRPD spokesperson said a 13-year-old girl was home alone on North Foster Drive when a man broke into the house and attacked her. The mother of... more »
  • Mississippi man charged in Exxon plant incident check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 plant 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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