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 »
October 24, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for the gunmen who shot a man and left him for dead in the middle of the road on North Foster around 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the 54-year old man was walking down the sidewalk when he was gunned down by men... more »
October 23, 2013 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A woman stumbled upon a group of thugs burglarizing her house Wednesday afternoon.
The victim, Phi Troung, said she does not feel safe anymore. She asked, "It just feels like, 'where are we safe in our city?'"
Troung said she pulled into her garage on Estates... more »
October 22, 2013 11:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators released more details about a murder-suicide scene that involved a doctor, her elderly mother, and the family dog to WBRZ News 2.
Dr. Karen Diamond was found with her mom, Eula, Monday. Dr. Diamond likely killed her, the dog, and herself sometime Sunday; up to twenty-four... more »
October 21, 2013 7:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies discovered a two women shot dead along with a dog in a murder-suicide Monday afternoon.
Eula Diamond, 84, was found dead with her daughter, Dr. Karen Diamond, 47, inside a house in an upscale, south Baton Rouge neighborhood about 2:00 p.m. Deputies found the bodies when... more »
October 21, 2013 3:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies found two lifeless bodies inside a house, dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Investigators found the people dead inside a house in the 7800 block of Willow Grove Boulevard Monday afternoon just after two.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
October 17, 2013 10:31 PM
ZACHARY- Two people face incest charges after a seven-year-old girl reported being assaulted.
Deputies arrested William Hebert and Whittney Hebert, his wife.
Investigators said Hebert inappropriately touched a child in the middle of the night, sleeping in their house.
His wife is accused of knowing about what... more »
October 17, 2013 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies say Eric Jones, 25, didn't stop when they tried to pull him over Thursday for running a stop light, starting a chase that lasted nearly an hour.
Jones took deputies on various speeds; from as slow as ten to twenty up to 80 mph on... more »
October 17, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase on and off of I-110 in Baton Rouge Thursday evening.
It ended at Adams and Pocahontas with the suspect being surrounded and taken into custody.
The suspect has been using surface streets and the interstate to... more »
October 16, 2013 11:00 PM
ZACHARY- Two men face charges connected to the disappearance of a girl earlier this week.
Police said Jeffrey Brasseaux and Ryeland Papillion lured a 16-year-old girl to them in Lafayette. Her mom found her by tracing her cell phone.
Authorities charged the pair with indecent behavior and pornography... more »
October 15, 2013 10:37 PM
BALDWIN- A family's feud over the patriarch's death received national exposure on the "Dr. Phil" show Tuesday.
Glenn Lemoine's daughters believe their mother and brother know something about his death in 2010. Lemoine was found in a canal in St. Mary Parish. His car was abandoned on a road... more »
October 15, 2013 5:48 PM
BRUSLY- Police are looking for a thief after 11 unlocked cars were burglarized in the Brusly Oaks subdivision Sunday night.
The thief ransacked the unlocked vehicles, stealing prescription pills, electronics and at least one gun.
"Opened up my passenger door, which was unlocked, and just so happened, my... more »
October 7, 2013 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - The number of major crimes in Baton Rouge for the first half of 2013 has dropped by 13 percent, compared to the first six months of 2012 .
Baton Rouge police released the city's crime statistics for the first half of 2013.
"Obviously we're encouraged... more »
October 1, 2013 10:32 PM
PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter.
Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
October 1, 2013 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago.
Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
September 26, 2013 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire and police investigators are trying to find the owner of a burned pick-up truck, found torched in a park Thursday night.
The vehicle was burning in a patch of bushes when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 8 p.m. The truck was on fire in... more »
September 26, 2013 1:29 PM
BAKER - Police identified the man they said was shot and killed in a Baker neighborhood this morning.
Chief Mike Knaps said Garland Ruffin, 33, was shot and killed on Shilo Avenue in the Heritage Court Area.
Knaps said police received a 911 report about a shooting in... more »
September 20, 2013 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- An LSU law student faces additional charges related to a rape investigation.
Deputies said Friday, Abdellatif Devol raped his victim an additional time at her apartment after the initial attack and added more rape charges. Devol was already in jail for the first charge.
Investigators believe... more »
September 19, 2013 6:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Unofficial numbers show Baton Rouge Police have solved all but 13 of the 47 murders in the city this year.
Police attribute that to multiple factors, including good police work and community outreach.
"Now it's more open with the BRAVE initiative being out there, making... more »
September 17, 2013 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- Residents in one Baton Rouge neighborhood are putting a stop to crime before it gets out of hand.
Recent burglaries and robberies have prompted the Southdowns neighborhood to come together and take a stance against crime.
Just recently a runner was robbed and according to people... more »
September 16, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- An out-of-state man faces charges connected to an elaborate scheme where State Police accuse him of trying to cheat casinos.
Bruce Koloshi was arrested Sunday in Connecticut, accused of using similar tactics with invisible ink and special contact lenses to win a card game. Gaming experts believe... more »
September 11, 2013 6:02 PM
GONZALES - An Ascension Parish deputy is out of a job and behind bars after deputies accused him of child pornography and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Todd Tripp, 24, was fired and arrested Tuesday, just hours after deputies learned of the allegations.
Deputies executed a search warrant... more »
September 10, 2013 3:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The US Marshals nabbed a man here who is suspected of raping four women in Texas.
Van Draylan Dixson, 38, was arrested about 2 p.m. Tuesday at a motel on Florida Boulevard after Marshals learned he was in the area and had arrived on a bus.
... more »
September 6, 2013 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two women face charges connected to a man's death where he was run over by a vehicle and a witness was threatened to keep quiet.
Deputies arrested Kevon Williams, 34, and Lelecia Williams, 35. Kevon Williams is charged with second degree murder and witness intimidation. Lelecia Williams... more »
September 6, 2013 5:34 PM
NEW YORK CITY - A 30-year-old Canadian national faces serious traffic charges in the Big Apple after he posted a video on YouTube, where he sped around the city in about 24 minutes.
WNBC TV reported Christopher Adam Tang claimed he never went over 100 mph and ran only... more »
September 6, 2013 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide where a man was crushed to death.
Mark Heald, 46, was found dead on a street outside his house on Stanley Aubin Lane Thursday.
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September 6, 2013 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have classified an early morning death investigation as a homicide and released the victim's name hours after the discovery was made.
Dwayne Foster, 48, was found dead near a BREC Park on Gayosa Street. He had been shot.
It is unknown who killed him, or... more »
September 4, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies and SWAT agents spent Wednesday evening looking for a shooting suspect.
Deputies focused on a house on London Street, off the new Central Thruway after some people shot at a house in the same neighborhood hours earlier.
"I was scared for everyone's life, they... more »
September 4, 2013 2:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said they arrested a mother after she put her infant inside an ice chest with a gas can.
The woman's booking photo, commonly referred to as a "mug shot," was released by the jail Wednesday afternoon. Jami Jo Ranson remains in the custody of the East... more »
September 3, 2013 11:33 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Media outlets here are reporting convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro killed himself Tuesday night in his prison cell.
Castro was set to spend life in prison after he was found guilty of holding three women captive in Cleveland for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly.... more »
September 3, 2013 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is the most corrupt state, according to Business Insider an information website catered to business and technology.
The site analyzed the number of convictions for public corruption. Louisiana was the worst.
Follow the Bayou State: North and South Dakota ( numbers two and three, respectively)... more »
September 2, 2013 11:11 PM
BAKER- Police here have asked surrounding police agencies to assist in the search for a potential attempted abduction suspect.
Police Chief Mike Knaps said his department received word that a 15-year-old girl was almost snatched walking home from the library Monday afternoon.
"She thought it was open, and... more »
August 30, 2013 5:38 PM
HAMMOND- One man is in the hospital and a second is potentially a suspect in a road rage shooting along I-12.
Deputies said the men were involved in a dispute while they were traveling the interstate in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. One of the men exited the interstate at Airport... more »
August 29, 2013 9:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say there was a spike in residential and vehicular burglaries for the month of July in Southdowns and this week, a mugging at the LSU lakes.
Neighbors, runners and bikers say they're taking more precautions before they step foot outside.
"Lately, it's been a... more »
August 27, 2013 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man from the New Orleans area will likely face charges after he crashed into University Lake near the LSU campus Tuesday evening.
Sheriff's deputies from West Baton Rouge said the man crashed during a chase that began at a truck stop casino on the western side... more »
August 23, 2013 8:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in the Gardere area where two people were shot Friday night.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said both victims were shot in the leg. One person ran to a nearby apartment for help. The second victim... more »
August 23, 2013 3:28 PM
SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV."
Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
August 22, 2013 9:19 PM
SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head.
The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night.
The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
August 20, 2013 10:34 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event.
The unnamed... more »
August 19, 2013 10:35 PM
BAKER- Police issued a warning Monday night about a scam involving Publishers Clearing House.
Authorities said people are being told they won $1 million, but had to wire money first. A few people complied and were scammed.
People who get similar calls are being asked to report them... more »
August 19, 2013 6:21 PM
GONZALES - Tonight, the pizza delivery driver police said was robbed in Gonzales shared with News 2 what happened before officers shot the suspect.
"It was kind of surreal," said Louis Wright, who was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. "I thought someone was playing a joke on me, basically... more »
August 16, 2013 11:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A couple got a shock recently; a burglar was rummaging through their bedroom late at night.
There "was a tall man with a bandanna the western style bandanna wrapped around his head," homeowner Kim Anderson said about who was in her bedroom a few nights ago.
... more »
August 15, 2013 10:43 PM
WALKER- Police in this Livingston Parish town are on a search for someone who misplaced their marijuana.
A mystery woman returned items to a pharmacy here and included a bag of weed with the returns.
"Most people get a kick out of it," Capt. John Sharp said. But,... more »
August 14, 2013 10:36 PM
ALEXANDRIA- A female bank employee is listed in critical condition, still recovering after she was shot during a hostage situation in rural central Louisiana Tuesday.
LeDean McDaniel survived with injuries, Jay Warbington was killed and Patricia White was released hours before Fuaed A. Ahmed, 20, shot her coworkers. All... more »
August 10, 2013 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was shot and killed while he was sleeping in bed with his 6-year-old son, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Dan Coppola.
Coppola says 35-year-old Munzer Zidan was shot in the chest and died at his home on the 1600 block of... more »
August 9, 2013 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a woman, accused of burning her car and claiming it was stolen.
Investigators said Victoria Anderson could not afford a repair bill, so she reported the car as being stolen and it was found burned. Deputies said she burned it.
Anderson's mechanic said the... more »
August 9, 2013 6:44 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies made six arrests and netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs during three separate incidents across the parish.
On Monday in French Settlement, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mitchell Road, where they found Keith Whetstine, 51, and a battered Amber Smith,... more »