December 12, 2014 11:03 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy."
Garner had... more »
December 10, 2014 10:11 PM
MANCHAC - The popular seafood restaurant on Lake Maurepas, south of Ponchatoula off I-55, is turning to social media to try and solve a Christmas crime.
Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant posted pictures on its Facebook page of what managers said is the Christmas display ruined by vandals Tuesday morning. The... more »
December 9, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week .
Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina.
Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
December 5, 2014 9:40 PM
GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies identified and reported the arrest of a man from Texas for a bizarre theft at a golf course recently.
Richard Meissner, 69, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after being tracked down in Houston. Meissner was wanted in Ascension Parish for theft charges.
Authorities said Meissner... more »
December 1, 2014 11:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two of four people suspected in a mugging at a golf course were arrested by Baton Rouge Police, jail documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 report.
Malik Allen, 17, and Donald Ray Walker, 21, face armed robbery charges for an attack at Howell Park Sunday. Police said... more »
December 1, 2014 8:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night.
Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
November 25, 2014 11:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores.
Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on... more »
November 24, 2014 11:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state senator said he was puzzled about the state of a man who broke into his posh downtown apartment last week .
Charles Johnson, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and trespassing after an altercation with Senator Gerald Long and his... more »
November 21, 2014 10:44 PM
PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday.
Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... more »
November 21, 2014 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night.
According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... more »
November 20, 2014 9:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A thief might be on a crime-spree in Baton Rouge.
At least one person seen on multiple surveillance videos is after open vehicles and heavy, decorative yard fixtures.
Following a story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, people reported seeing the man seen on... more »
November 18, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
November 14, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- New police officers will hit the street next week after they graduate from the eightieth training academy Monday.
Police said 34 cadets will graduate from the academy. A ceremony will be held at the Independence Park Theater.
Officers will begin working as early as Tuesday.
... more »
November 5, 2014 11:08 PM
PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a second man Wednesday connected to a shooting last week where a man died.
Ronald Nolan faces accessory charges. Javonte Morgan, 19, was arrested earlier and charged with murder, attempted murder and robbery.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block... more »
October 28, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot and killed and a second person was shot and rushed to a hospital following a shooting off Gus Young Tuesday night.
The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the dead end on North 49th. Police found a man lying on the ground,... more »
October 22, 2014 8:10 PM
WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week.
Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... more »
October 20, 2014 11:14 PM
GREENSBURG- Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead in the burned remains of a home recently .
Monday, they identified the body of the 39-year-old as Marsha Allen. It was still not clear what caused her death, which has been classified as a homicide by the... more »
October 17, 2014 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed.
Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
October 16, 2014 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people were arrested Thursday on obstruction of justice charges related to a murder investigation.
Police said they arrested Natasha Tate, 40, Donte Tate, 20, and Danny Allen, 26. The group is accused of contacting a witness and making verbal threats then stalking her house.
The... more »
October 16, 2014 6:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - BRAVE is expanding their efforts into 70802 zip code in Baton Rouge to tackle crime.
BRAVE officials held a ribbon cutting at the Family and Youth Services Center on Government Street to celebrate the new facility and the expansion into 70802. Residents in the area said... more »
October 15, 2014 10:58 PM
GREENSBURG- Sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a house fire as a homicide since a 39-year-old woman's body was discovered in the charred rubble of a house.
The woman's name was not released. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's deputies said they are still working to notify family members.
The... more »
October 15, 2014 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock.
Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday.
Calvin Chrisentary... more »
October 14, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- People who know and sparred with a retired boxer who was shot Monday describe him as a dedicated fighter, who is tough and doesn't mind taking a hit as long as he can give one in return.
At the North 14th Street Park boxing gym where Emanuel... more »
October 14, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE – Late Tuesday, police released a picture of a car related to a shooting that left a boxer in life-threatening condition at an area hospital.
Authorities said they are searching for a red car in connection to the shooting that happened in Mid City a day earlier.... more »
October 13, 2014 9:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was shot Monday night and investigators were working to gather more information about the crime.
The unidentified man was gunned down near Mid City in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. Police roped the area off while detectives looked... more »
October 9, 2014 4:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
October 8, 2014 10:50 PM
LIVINGSTON- A 17-year-old was booked into the parish jail here after being arrested on charges of simple arson.
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry said Austin Tycoty Brewer set a fire at a timber company and it spread into a 43-acre wildfire in March. Fifteen acres were burned at... more »
October 8, 2014 10:47 PM
JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week.
Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
October 8, 2014 3:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Burbank Gardens subdivision wants street lights installed to increase security and city leaders approved the group's request for the lights Wednesday evening.
The neighborhood is located just off Burbank Drive near Gardere Lane. Right now the four street subdivision goes pitch black at night.
... more »
October 7, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend.
The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
October 6, 2014 11:18 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other.
The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work... more »
October 6, 2014 8:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- A slew of law enforcement helped tackle a suspected shoplifter who tried to evade authorities in three parishes Monday.
The unnamed man was apprehended at the intersection of Lee and Nicholson in Baton Rouge following a pursuit from Gonzales. Police in Gonzales said the man stole from... more »
October 1, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge.
The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening.
The second... more »
October 1, 2014 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - In February, a 17-year-old crossed the U.S. border illegally attempting to find her mother and escape the crime and violence at home in La Entrada, Copán.
"She suffered a lot of abuse from her father," the girl's mother, Ordina, said through a translator. "That was one... more »
September 29, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino.
Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
September 29, 2014 10:13 PM
BAYWOOD - Deputies will be adding extra patrols to runs along the end of Greenwell Springs Road after a rash of home burglaries.
Burglars hit houses along the stretch of highway in both East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge. Homeowners say they happen in the middle of the day.... more »
September 27, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing where a woman was killed.
Detectives specializing in violent crimes have taken over the investigation at the house where the stabbing happened, on Courtland Circle between Monterrey and Oak Villa.
Police found Lekeisha Duncan, 32, stabbed in the head at... more »
September 24, 2014 11:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have released preliminary information pertaining to a shooting officers began investigating early Wednesday evening.
A department spokesperson said it appears two people were shot at the corner of 35th and Cain near Gus Young Avenue. They were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives... more »
September 22, 2014 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night.
Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... more »
September 18, 2014 9:27 PM
BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening.
"Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... more »
September 10, 2014 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is exploring the possibility of adding more eyes to what's going on during emergencies through the use of police body cameras.
Marcelle said body cameras would add more transparency to the police department and would be an additional tool for investigations.... more »
September 9, 2014 3:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU launched a new app Tuesday designed to make the task of reporting emergencies or crimes easier for students, staff and faculty of the university.
LSU Shield, available for free on both Android and iOS operating systems, will make reporting emergencies with more timely and accurate... more »
September 8, 2014 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - With thousands of cars traveling through LSU, student government wants the university to install more license plate recognition cameras around campus.
The systems would take a picture of every car's license plate when entering and leaving campus. Student Government President Clay Tufts says more cameras would... more »
September 5, 2014 5:18 PM
ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website.
Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
September 5, 2014 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Residents in the Valley Park neighborhood in Baton Rouge want change, and they're organizing a new civic association to make change happen.
The Valley Park neighborhood sits along the interstate just off College Drive. People who live there are fed up with crime, overgrown grass and... more »
August 29, 2014 10:25 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Following Labor Day, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies continued their busy investigation surrounding the death of TV personality Scott Rogers.
Rogers, who was the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud, was murdered last Wednesday. Deputies believe his lover, who is also... more »
August 28, 2014 10:49 PM
BAKER- Police are investigating a shooting near the edge of city limits that happened Thursday night.
Officers were dispatched to Heath Drive. A source told WBRZ News 2, police were advised that a woman was found on the ground, unresponsive. Investigators confirm an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed.... more »
August 27, 2014 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- The popular TV show "Sons of Guns" has effectively been canceled in the wake of the gun boss that was the star of the program being arrested twice on child sex charges.
"Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided... more »
August 24, 2014 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson.
It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago.
Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
August 20, 2014 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
August 14, 2014 7:59 PM
PORT ALLEN- As many as nineteen shots were fired near a park Thursday, hitting at least one person.
The shooting happened at a basketball court in a park at the corner of Maryland and 14th Street.
Following the shooting, there was a verbal altercation between authorities and a... more »
August 13, 2014 10:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A man was stabbed to death near Bourbon Street Wednesday evening.
Police said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ.com reported little information was released about what happened.
The man was... more »
August 8, 2014 11:09 PM
ABITA SPRINGS- A man on the run from authorities in Tangipahoa was apprehended after a bizarre chase one parish over, in St. Tammany.
John Edward Green, 33, took deputies in a four-hour long foot chase, ActionNews17.com reported . Green is knick-named the "spiderman Burglar" since he is accused of... more »
August 8, 2014 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- There has been a steady drop in crime in Gardere, an area famous for issues.
A review of the crime reports, obtained by WBRZ, show things are changing for the better. There has been a downward trend since 2008. Most recently, theft, burglary, narcotics, and reports of... more »
August 6, 2014 6:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again.
"It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
August 6, 2014 5:58 PM
BAKER- A councilman here has a warrant out for his arrest, accused of stealing a pastry from a meat market and then threatening a store worker who confronted him about the alleged theft.
The warrant for John Givens was issued Wednesday, a day after police were called to Ragusa's... more »
August 4, 2014 12:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating the robbery of a payday loan store on Florida Blvd. that happened on Monday morning.
Police in Baton Rouge said a man entered Broke Til Payday at 4025 Florida Blvd around 8:30 a.m., placed an unknown object in the back of an employee... more »
August 2, 2014 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks neighborhood is getting beautified.
Thanks to different churches and volunteers, the area had a community wide cleanup Saturday morning until the afternoon. Pastor Donald Hunter of New Beginning Baptist Church, was one of the leaders of today's cleanup and he says a community effort... more »
July 30, 2014 7:24 PM
WALKER- Police are looking for a man who held up a fast food restaurant through the drive-thru window recently. The heist at the Jack in the Box was captured from two angles: inside where workers are seen scurrying as the crime unfolds and from outside as the man drives to... more »
July 18, 2014 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford.
Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
July 11, 2014 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three women face prostitution charges after police say they tried to make a deal with an undercover officer at a luxury hotel.
According to arrest records, the group were working out of a hotel on Corporate and using the often sexually filled listing website backpage.com to advertise... more »
July 10, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are searching for a 23-year-old, accused of kidnapping a woman and her two children this week.
DeAndre Gautier is wanted for kidnapping, battery, assault and weapons charges. Detectives believe he smashed into the victim's apartment on East Brookstown and waited until she came home from work.... more »
July 10, 2014 8:26 PM
WILSON - Two people have been arrested in connection with a child sex ring bust, the rural police department said late Thursday evening.
Joe Lloyd and Darrell Anderson face charges of aggravated rape of minor children, a department spokesperson said. The victims are three and six years old.
... more »
July 10, 2014 3:01 PM
GONZALES - Police asked for help identifying two men accused of breaking into vending machines at a local hotel earlier this month.
According to Gonzales PD two unknown males entered a hotel in Gonzales on July 1 and broke into several vending machines on different floors. The man pictured... more »
July 2, 2014 5:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured.
It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
July 2, 2014 9:19 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th.
Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
July 2, 2014 8:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
June 30, 2014 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program.
Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
June 26, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A panel of city leaders listened and engaged with an audience of concerned residents about crime and other problems in south Baton Rouge.
Their main concern is crime in the Gardere Area off Burbank Drive. The town hall meeting was about the Gardere Initiative, a group... more »
June 23, 2014 9:32 PM
ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier.
The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
June 19, 2014 4:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery of an East Baton Rouge Parish payday loan business that happened on Tuesday.
An employee told investigators a man entered EZ Payday Loans at 10446 Airline Hwy shortly before noon on June 17 and posed as a customer before... more »
June 17, 2014 9:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park Civic Association held its first meeting Tuesday evening and it attracted a large crowd, about 100 residents met to talk about their future.
The gathering also included people from Steele Place, Glenmore Place, Walnut Hills, Country Club and Westdale subdivisions. In all, there... more »
June 16, 2014 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two days after Jeffrey Francois, 28, was shot and killed on Underwood Avenue near North Foster, his parents are pleading for help finding the shooter.
"He didn't bother nobody, he didn't ride with any and everybody, he loved his family, his brother, his sisters and for them... more »
June 15, 2014 7:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a woman was arrested Saturday for setting an apartment complex on fire with as many as 18 people inside.
East Side Fire Department says Ganea Montague, 36, set an apartment on fire in two separate places back on April 7th at around 6:30 a.m.... more »
June 11, 2014 10:47 PM
HAMMOND - Investigators believe a deadly home invasion earlier this week may be related to illegal drug activity.
There were drugs inside the apartment where Brandon Sims, 30, was murdered on June 9. An unidentified person smashed through the back door and got into a shootout with Sims, who... more »
June 9, 2014 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man Monday morning who was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a vehicle the night before.
Officers said Kentrail Thompson, 22, was found around 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a vehicle on Crestway Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds.
Thompson's family... more »
June 6, 2014 11:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a man who, they say, admitted to trying to use his gas station's cash as seed money at an area casino.
Branchard McClendon told investigators, he was transporting cash from the convenience store he managed to the bank for the nightly deposit but a friend... more »
June 5, 2014 9:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, police released security video of two men who robbed a fast food restaurant near downtown earlier this week.
Police said the two men, who have not been identified, held McDonald's employees at gunpoint in a quick robbery where one ran around the counter and... more »
June 5, 2014 9:12 PM
AJAX, La.- Details were released Thursday afternoon of what law enforcement agents in central Louisiana called the most severe and disturbing case of human trafficking ever investigated in the region.
Three people face charges after an unidentified woman was found attached to a logging chain and a bucket. The... more »
June 3, 2014 11:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man, accused of collecting money from homeowners for roof repairs but never completing the work.
According to a warrant, Kermit Joseph Leger, Jr., is wanted for theft of the assets of an aged person or disabled person and felony theft.
Investigators... more »