February 27, 2014 4:38 PM
BRUSLY - Police in Brusly are on the lookout for a crook who kicked in a door, then went running when the home's alarm went off.
It happened in broad daylight in the Brusly Oaks Subdivision in off Louisiana Highway 1. Crime isn't something homeowner Rene Picard worried about... more »
February 26, 2014 10:01 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Sheriff's deputies said a suspect is in custody after a shooting along the Amite River Wednesday night.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was transported to an area hospital after the shooting on La Trace Road.
They did not release any other information.
Check... more »
February 24, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States.
The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
February 23, 2014 8:33 PM
ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries.
The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime.
Now, he is calling... more »
February 21, 2014 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have charged an LSU student for reporting a fake attempted abduction at LSU Thursday night.
Leila Marlene Wolfe, 22, of Denham Springs, faces criminal mischief charges. She was issued a misdemeanor summons and was released.
The story Wolfe is accused of creating put the entire... more »
February 21, 2014 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - A shot spotter gunfire indicator helped East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies respond to a shooting Thursday evening.
The shot spotter sends an alert to police when it detects the sound of a gunshot nearby. East Baton Rouge Parish pays $30,000 a year to keep crime cameras... more »
February 19, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Wednesday night, accused in a murder that happened on January 1st.
Police are looking for James Dean. Investigators said he killed Michael Taylor, 53, with a tire tool.
Detectives believe the two got into a fight on Convention... more »
February 17, 2014 8:25 PM
KENTWOOD- A former band instructor at Kentwood High School bonded out of jail Monday as deputies said they are looking for evidence of any active molestation Kenneth Dillon may have been involved in.
Dillon, 64, was arrested Friday morning on child pornography charges.
ActionNews17.com reported Monday, Dillon had... more »
February 14, 2014 9:27 PM
KENTWOOD- The high school band instructor for the town's high school faces child pornography charges.
Kenneth Dillon, 64, was arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies after a search of his house Friday morning. Deputies said they found sexually explicit images of children, including a video where an 8-year-old is... more »
February 14, 2014 5:52 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office said it fired and arrested a man who worked as a deputy at the parish jail.
Leo Barthelemy, Jr. is charged with malfeasance in office/tampering with evidence and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities after an incident at his house on... more »
February 14, 2014 2:26 PM
LIVINGSTON- Deputies plan to release more information about a mysterious arrest of one of their own later Friday.
Leo Barthelemy, Jr.was booked into parish jail but the details surrounding his arrest were withheld. Information is expected to be released in a news release, WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin... more »
February 13, 2014 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot dead and left behind apartments off Florida Boulevard Thursday night.
Detectives found the unidentified man in the complex at 567 Sharp Lane after people reported hearing gunshots just after 9 p.m. He was shot multiple times, detectives said.
He died at the... more »
February 12, 2014 12:43 AM
BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting.
Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago.
Jackson faces charges... more »
February 11, 2014 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A crime protection district in Sherwood Forest is in the works.
The neighborhood voted on the measure last year. Each household will see a fee added on to property taxes at the end of the year.
Sherwood Forest is looking to other crime districts to... more »
February 9, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say they have arrested a suspect in the 15th street shooting that happened Friday night.
Officials say 18-year-old Corey Scott is charged with 2nd degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. He was arrested at around 9 a.m. Sunday.
According to authorities, Scott... more »
February 8, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors living in Old South Baton Rouge are calling for the violence to stop after an 18-year-old was gunned down walking from a store.
Baton Rouge Police say Marvin Thomas was shot and killed Friday just before 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. 15th... more »
February 7, 2014 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A group of people arrested in a multi-parish raid posted several videos of themselves staging drive-by-shootings and singing about selling drugs.
The Big Money Block Boys are a known street gang in south Baton Rouge. BRAVE arrested seven people involved with the group Friday morning during... more »
February 7, 2014 10:52 PM
GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana.
A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed.
He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
February 6, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a house was intentionally set on fire to cover up a crime scene.
The house in the 5100 block of Sycamore Street is a total loss. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the home received smoke and heat... more »
February 5, 2014 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer.
Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m.
... more »
February 4, 2014 11:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a 20-year-old in connection with a 2013 murder, investigators said Tuesday night.
Demonte Foster, 20, 3250 Dalton Street, is wanted in the shooting death of Travis Harris, 34. Harris was killed on November 17 on Dougherty Drive.
Police said Harris was shot... more »
February 3, 2014 6:05 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento town council has an additional insurance quote to consider ahead of their Feb. 4 council meeting.
The quote, which was discussed briefly at the previous council meeting, offers liability insurance for the chief of police and his assistant for a premium of about $45,000 per... more »
January 31, 2014 11:19 PM
HAMMOND- An elaborate takedown got an accused murderer locked up after being on the run for over a year Friday.
Hammond Police said they received a tip that Terry Landry, 20, was in Metairie. Landry was wanted in connection with the murder of Raphael Garrison at an apartment near... more »
January 31, 2014 11:10 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Police are utilizing a tool that numerous agencies have had for a while to track down people wanted by the law.
The city purchased a license plate reader for one cruiser. A homeland security grant paid for the expensive equipment.
City leaders said they are satisfied... more »
January 31, 2014 9:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives are looking for clues after two people were shot at an apartment complex north of Florida Boulevard near Sherwood Forest Friday night.
The gunman fled the scene. The two victims are expected to survive, police said.
Investigators will spend the night working the scene in... more »
January 27, 2014 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state said Monday night, a planned execution remains on schedule, despite the inmate's attorney fighting to have it postponed because of questions surrounding the procedure used in the death penalty in Louisiana.
A lawyer for Christopher Sepulvado, who was convicted of the beating and scalding death... more »
January 21, 2014 10:25 PM
SORRENTO- The Chief of Police was absent from the council meeting Tuesday as his assistant presented the quote for liability insurance to town leaders.
The quote, which was offered by a high risk insurer, wasn't complete enough for the council to make a decision, so it decided to table... more »
January 21, 2014 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man police said is responsible for two home invasions, one where a woman was sexually assaulted, has a troubled past.
Police charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with sexual battery and aggravated burglary in connection with a Jan. 17 incident in the Sherwood Forest... more »
January 20, 2014 10:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- People are still on edge, a week after attacks in neighborhoods near the city's center began.
Since last Sunday, four women have been the victims of home invasions and sexual assaults.
Monday evening, people who lived in the communities where an attacker- or attackers- have hit... more »
January 17, 2014 5:46 PM
SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department.
The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
January 16, 2014 5:13 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento Police Department received a quote for liability insurance that finally gives them the chance to reopen.
Indian Harbor Insurance Company, a surplus line carrier, offered a quote for liability insurance for the department with a premium of $34,937 a year.
Surplus lines are typically... more »
January 15, 2014 9:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Multiple sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a reported shooting just outside the city limits.
Sheriff's deputies said they responded to an incident on Grand Turk Drive, off Florida, but could not release specific details about what was going on.
The front yard of the... more »
January 14, 2014 10:16 PM
ST. JAMES- Two people have been taken into custody after a shooting in the parking of a high school as a basketball game was in progress Tuesday night.
The shooting happened at St. James High as the school's team was playing Lutcher High.
One person was shot, and... more »
January 12, 2014 10:42 AM
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say someone broke into a home belonging to Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson and stole a handgun and more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry. Investigators said Saturday the burglary happened sometime earlier in the week at Jackson's home in South Philadelphia, not far from the... more »
January 10, 2014 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people were injured in an altercation Friday night where at least one of them were shot, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responded to a man injured on Laredo Avenue but found two injured there. While one person had been... more »
December 26, 2013 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a candy cane lawn decoration was a man's weapon of choice after an argument on Christmas Eve.
The man is accused of ripping the yard ornament out of the ground on East Garfield Street and started swinging it at another man, who then pulled... more »
December 25, 2013 10:40 PM
TUPELO- People came together on Christmas Day for a memorial for a police officer, originally from Baton Rouge, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mississippi earlier this week.
A large crowd gathered with candles, held in the air, as the sun sank into the... more »
December 25, 2013 8:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police believe a homeless man robbed a gas station near downtown on Christmas Eve.
Police arrested Terry Casey Wednesday when an officer patrolling Convention Street recognized Casey's bike. It matched the description of the person who biked away from the Chevron convenience store after ransacking it to... more »
December 24, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the person who held up a gas station near downtown on Christmas Eve.
The man had his hand inside a green book bag, acting like he was armed, when he demanded money from the clerk at the Chevron on St. Ferdinand Street around... more »
December 23, 2013 4:13 PM
VIDALIA- State authorities are trying to figure out who shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish.
The bear was found over the weekend in a wooded area of the Yancey Wildlife Management Area. A necropsy revealed the bear was probably dead for about a week.
Because... more »
December 20, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some people who live the proposed area of St. George are voicing their concerns through a facebook page and website.
"I'm worried about taxes going up in our part of the parish and not getting the level of services that we get being associated with the city... more »
December 19, 2013 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies said Thursday, a woman reported a suspicious incident at a shopping center that frightened her.
Deputies said a man attempted to get inside a woman's car in the parking lot of the Target store on Siegen Lane recently. The woman shoved the man away and... more »
December 19, 2013 6:49 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A 37-year-old accused killer's run from police ended in a dramatic takedown in Ascension Parish Thursday evening.
State Police said Antwine Smith will be booked on a homicide warrant from New Orleans and local charges related to a pursuit on I-10 that eventually moved to county roads before... more »
December 12, 2013 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people have been arrested in connection with a violent shootout in the southeast part of the city.
Deputies said Thursday, Aaron Hargrove, Demarcus James, and Patrick Anderson face charges for the shooting that happened Wednesday morning in the Gardere area.
Investigators believe James shot and... more »
December 10, 2013 10:47 PM
HAMMOND- Police are looking for two men who tried to rob an ATM using a blowtorch sometime between Sunday and Monday morning.
Surveillance images at the Capital One on Southwest Railroad Avenue captured two men, one with protective facial gear and another carrying a welding torch and a gas... more »
December 6, 2013 9:11 PM
HAMMOND- Southeastern is warning students at its campus in Tangipahoa Parish and others at campuses across Louisiana about scammers targeting college students.
Police at SLU said salespeople are pretending to sell magazines or asking students to complete credit card applications and are stealing person information.
Police are asking... more »
December 6, 2013 9:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- There is a push to get more lights around the LSU lakes after a series of attacks in the neighborhood.
Metro Councilman John Delgado believes the running path is not lit well enough and wants action taken. He believe the light issue is unsafe.
There have... more »
December 5, 2013 11:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- A neighborhood group wants to create a special crime prevention district to fight an increased number of issues in the Garden District.
Homeowners would have to pay a fee for the private security detail.
The concerns arose after a young girl was nearly abducted in the... more »
December 2, 2013 8:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators will take over after a man was found bleeding on the ground off Staring Lane Monday night.
Police had little information as of this post, only a few minutes after they responded to a call on Cedar Lake, an area with a history of violent... more »
November 27, 2013 12:11 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine during two early morning raids.
Deputies found 2.5 ounces of crack at Robert Bennett's home, about $5,000 worth of drugs, after they say he flushed the evidence down the toilet. Deputies... more »
November 25, 2013 9:57 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Deputies in Iberville Parish booked a man on rape charges, twenty years after the attack Monday night.
Bernie Metrejean was booked in to jail after he was arrested in St. Martin Parish on drug charges. His DNA matched the rape case.
Investigators believe Metrejean picked up a... more »
November 22, 2013 10:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies released additional details Friday night about a hotel shootout that ended in a suspect killing himself a day earlier.
Shrapnel that caused superficial injuries to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy and a Louisiana State Trooper came from a ricochet from a shot fired by... more »
November 21, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three suspects were arrested late Thursday for muggings near LSU this week.
LSU Police said Letravis Kittrell Duncan, 20, Larry Dynell Scott Jr., 17, and Jarvis Diquann Dawson, 19, are responsible for three attacks around or on campus Monday night.
Working with Baton Rouge Police,... more »
November 21, 2013 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who mugged a runner on East Lakeshore Thursday evening.
A muscular man wearing a reddish-pink colored shirt with dark colored shorts or paints grabbed the 30-year-old from behind while she was running with her headphones on. The man put her in... more »
November 21, 2013 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - After an attempted kidnapping on Terrace Boulevard in the Garden District, members of the civic association there are increasing police patrols to stem possible crimes.
The 11-year-old girl was attacked by a man who stalked her near her home, but was able to escape with just... more »
November 19, 2013 12:45 AM
BATON ROUGE- LSU sent warnings about three reported armed robberies near the north gates of campus overnight.
Just before midnight, emergency alerts were sent warning of two incidents on campus and a third nearby. According to messages from LSU, armed robberies were reported at the Hart Lot, Highland at... more »
November 13, 2013 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a mother who said she snorted cocaine while she was pregnant and her unborn child died.
Police said Princess Beachem delivered a stillborn seven months into her pregnancy after being rushed to an area hospital with abdominal pain. Doctors could... more »
November 13, 2013 12:40 AM
BATON ROUGE- People who apply to be a member of the board of directors for Capital Area Transit System will now be asked about their criminal history, or if they have one.
The search committee will ask people if they have a record since background checks are not performed... more »
November 12, 2013 11:25 PM
CENTRAL- Deputies arrested two people for a heist at a daycare where the tuition drop box was stolen.
Investigators said $5000 was inside and was taken. They called it an inside job since someone working for Lil Wildcats Daycare on Joor Road helped.
Michael Carter and Michael Bigham... more »
November 11, 2013 10:29 PM
PONCHATOULA- Police said a man has been stealing from a veterans group for years and was arrested after a lengthy investigation.
"Randy" Baldini, 62, is accused of taking $70,000 from the American Legion in the town; siphoning money since 1999 police said. ActionNews17.com reported Baldini was cashing in certificates... more »
November 8, 2013 10:24 PM
KENTWOOD- Deputies arrested a man for a heist where the victim was tricked into being held at gunpoint.
Investigators said Eric Selders stole $80.00 from the person after the scheme. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was driving on Highway 10 between Wilmer and Arcola when another vehicle's... more »
November 7, 2013 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Air support has been called in to assist police who are searching for the people who were involved in a Thursday night shooting.
Witnesses said the unidentified person was shot dead on Dougherty Drive.
Police have not released any official information on the shooting, although there... more »
November 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A transgender pageant entertainer was booked into jail here after turning herself in for negligent injuring connected to an illegal silicon injection job that went awry.
Larry Bernard, who know goes by Armani Nicole Davenport, was booked about a week after police asked for help tracking her... more »
November 5, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating another pharmacy burglar here.
The N & T Pharmacy on Marque Ann Drive was hit for the second time in two months.
Investigators believe the same person is likely responsible since both times since the burglar tried to get inside by busting holes... more »
November 4, 2013 10:36 PM
PARAMUS, N.J.- There are no reports of injuries after a gunman fired shots at a mall about thirty minutes northwest of New York City Monday night.
"Inside the store, all you could see is the man walking ... but you heard the, it sounded like firecrackers, and my associate... more »
November 1, 2013 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested five men, accused of terrorizing people on the streets of downtown early Friday morning.
"It was quite a scare," Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said about the situation that developed on Third Street around 2 a.m.
The men were "riding down Third Street, attempting to hit... more »
October 31, 2013 11:10 PM
CENTRAL- Three men are wanted after they struck in the cover of darkness and stole bicycles from children.
Now, people in a neighborhood off Sullivan Road are on alert.
The crooks were seen on surveillance video walking up to a carport and riding off with three bikes. One... more »
October 31, 2013 11:06 PM
BATON ROUGE- One family has a different take on Halloween.
Instead of going door-to-door, they let the visitors come to them for a lesson about making the right choices.
In their yard, off O'Neal, the Santiago family has a map of decisions and stops along the way.
... more »
October 30, 2013 10:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS- What police describe as a transgender entertainer is wanted for negligent injury and practicing medicine without a license.
Armani Nicole Davenport is from Baton Rouge, but travels the southeast attending pageants police said in a news release Wednesday.
Investigators said Davenport administers silicone injections illegally across... more »
October 30, 2013 9:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank inside a grocery store Wednesday afternoon.
The man is seen on security video at the Teche Bank inside the Neighborhood Walmart on Old Hammond Highway just before 5 p.m. He told the teller he had a weapon... more »
October 29, 2013 11:14 PM
HAMMOND- Police here are worried fake money could be circulating after they found a man with fake one-hundred dollar bills, marked "for motion picture use only" on them.
Police said Deshaun Williams tried to use the money to buy a car. They found him with $17,000 worth of the... more »
October 28, 2013 11:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department may not have properly reported crime data, according to a legislative audit.
The report on dispatch data says the NOPD answered calls that did not appear in information reported to state and federal officials.
The audit looked at 1,000 calls... more »
October 28, 2013 8:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police efforts to improve public perception appear to be paying off.
A recent survey finds more residents have confidence in the department's ability to address violent crime and satisfaction with officers' honesty, integrity and professionalism.
The findings came from the New Orleans Crime... more »
October 25, 2013 10:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old faces charges, accused of having an illegal relationship with a teenager.
Deputies arrested Austin Russell after he sent 14 handwritten notes and an inappropriate picture of himself to the girl recently. The teen said she told Russell numerous times to stop his advances and he... more »
October 25, 2013 4:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman's car is now evidence in the investigation of a shootout near the LSU campus early Friday which put a man in the hospital.
Bullets from the shooting near the Edward Gay Apartments shattered Latasha Williams' window and damaged her roof.
"It was haywire,... more »
October 24, 2013 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Officials here are so concerned about a rash of heroin-related deaths, they sent a memo telling people to stay away and suggesting users get help.
"You're looking at a four fold increase," said coroner Dr. Beau Clark. "The concern is that we may hit a five fold... more »