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  • EBRSO searching for man who broke into flood damaged Baker home

    February 22, 2017 8:16 AM

    BAKER – Detectives are searching for the man they say is responsible for burglarizing a flood damaged home in Baker Tuesday. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office shared photos of the suspect on their Facebook page Tuesday. According to EBRSO, a black man wearing a hooded jacket and sweatpants... more »
  • Detectives seeking thief that stole bank card from mailbox

    February 16, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Detectives are looking for a man who used a bank card stolen from a mailbox last month. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, a victim living in the 15000 block of Woodlore Drive said that they ordered a new credit card due to fraudulent charges.... more »
  • 19-year-old armed robber killed on Glenlea Ave. Play Video

    February 14, 2017 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a homeowner shot and killed an armed robber at a home on Glenlea Ave. Tuesday. The shooting happened around 12 p.m. Tuesday in the 7700 block of Glenlea Avenue. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Terione Williams pushed his way inside a... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • One hurt in fight with knife on S. Harrells Ferry Road

    February 4, 2017 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after a fight involving a knife in Baton Rouge Saturday. The incident happened around 9 p.m. at a home on S. Harrells Ferry Road . EBRSO confirmed that one person was injured, but details about the incident are still limited... more »
  • OU students arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium

    January 29, 2017 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say two University of Oklahoma students have been arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium Sunday afternoon. Around noon Sunday, LSU Police responded to a report of two men trespassing inside the stadium. The two men attempted to run away when officers made contact with... more »
  • Four in custody after manhunt off Lake Mary Drive near Baker

    January 12, 2017 3:57 PM

    BAKER - Four people are in custody after a pursuit turned into a foot chase through a wooded area off Lake Mary Drive Thursday afternoon. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies observed a suspicious vehicle in the 15000 block of Plank Road around 3 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Deputies arrest man wanted for domestic abuse

    January 2, 2017 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man who was wanted for domestic abuse. Deputies were searching for 29-year-old Thailand Brooks on Monday. Brooks was wanted for the unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling along with domestic abuse battery. He was located and booked... more »
  • Injured Deputy Tullier writes birthday note to mother

    December 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    HOUSTON – Injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier was able to write his mother a handwritten letter for her birthday, according to his dad. “The best birthday present Mary could get,” James Tullier shared on his public Facebook page Wednesday. “This was written today by Nick with... more »
  • Two wanted for car burglaries in Monticello subdivision

    December 28, 2016 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are seeking the public’s help to find two suspects responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in the Monticello subdivision. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the crimes happened throughout the month of December. The first suspect is described as a black male, 5’7” to... more »
  • Homeless man wanted for second-degree rape

    December 18, 2016 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish are seeking the public’s help to find a homeless man wanted for rape. According to EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks, 33-year-old Daniel Hinton is wanted for second-degree rape. Hicks did not release specifics on when or where the crime took place.... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing 14-year-old

    November 26, 2016 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are searching for a 14-year-old who investigators say was last seen by her family at her home on Gardere Lane Friday. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Katlyn Patterson was seen around 11:30 p.m. Friday wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and multi-colored shoes.... more »
  • EBR Christmas Crusade applications to be taken next week

    November 21, 2016 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will begin taking applications next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children. The program allows for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need. The program started in 1988 by Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. Parents... more »
  • LSU student vomits on others, fights deputies in student section

    October 23, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say an LSU student had to be carried on an officer's shoulders out of Tiger Stadium after vomiting on other students and fighting police Saturday night. Shortly after 10 p.m., East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies tried to contact 20-year-old Renuka Koritala about a complaint she... more »
  • Authorities investigating 'loud boom noise' off Elliot Road

    October 15, 2016 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are currently investigating a loud boom noise that residents say happened near Hoo Shoo Too Road Saturday afternoon. Multiple residents reported hearing a “loud boom noise” that shook their homes around 6:40 p.m. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said that the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Escapees caught; One arrested feet from WBRZ camera Play Video

    October 13, 2016 3:21 PM

    UPDATE: The work release facility located inside the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail is operated by a private prison company, Louisiana Workforce, according to a sheriff's office spokesperson. A company representative Paul Perkins said the front door at the work release facility is usually unlocked allowing the two... more »
  • Man wanted for questioning for vehicle theft

    October 6, 2016 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for questioning regarding the theft of a vehicle. The theft occurred on Sept. 29 at NTB Tires located at 4675 Essen Lane around 6:20 p.m. The suspect is described as a white man,... more »
  • Woman charged with 2nd offense DWI after crashing into apartment

    September 7, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - State Police reported the arrest of a woman on a second offense DWI charges and others after she crashed her vehicle through an apartment building. 38-year-old Holly Bohling was booked on charges of DWI (2nd Offense), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, public intimidation and simple escape... more »
  • VIDEO: 3 wanted for looting $34,000 from Walmart after flood

    September 7, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s detectives are looking for three suspects believed to be behind looting at the O’Neal Lane Walmart on Aug. 14. Detectives said they responded to the Walmart after they received a looting complaint while floodwater had yet to recede throughout the Baton Rouge... more »
  • 5 arrested after Essen Lane convenience store holdup

    August 31, 2016 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five suspects believed to be behind a pair of armed robberies were arrested during a traffic stop on Tuesday. 18-year-old Terry Joseph, 21-year-old Alvin Rogers, 18-year-old Kailia Scott, 19-year-old Signy Ragas and 25-year-old Roidaniell Williams were all booked on armed robbery charges. Deputies said two... more »
  • Driving instructor and students donate truck load of supplies to EBRSO deputies Play Video

    August 30, 2016 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office got a special delivery on Tuesday from New Jersey. Joe Autera and his team of good Samaritans drove a truck load of supplies from New Jersey all the way to Baton Rouge to help out deputies who were impacted by the... more »
  • EBRSO: man broke into girlfriend's home, attacked her over phone

    August 26, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man was charged with burglary and assault charges after they say he broke into his girlfriend’s home and assaulted her. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at the scene and discovered a female victim multiple injuries. Deputies... more »
  • President Obama met with Nick Tulliers family during La. trip

    August 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – President Barack Obama met privately with the family of East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy Nick Tullier during his Tuesday trip to Louisiana. Tullier was one of six officers ambushed on July 17 on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. He remains in the hospital fighting for his... more »
  • EBRSO looking for phone store looter

    August 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for a man who they say shattered the front door of a Baton Rouge phone store and looted four display phones Thursday night. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the looting happened at 11:12 p.m. Thursday at the Metro PCS store... more »
  • Curfews are still in effect in EBR, Livingston parishes

    August 17, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The curfew that was put in place in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday is still in effect, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says the curfew will still be in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Multiple... more »
  • Body found in front of Greenwell Springs Road Library, not yet identified

    August 15, 2016 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office officials have confirmed that a body was found in front of the Greenwell Springs Road Library. A volunteer who was patrolling the area in his boat on Monday afternoon found the body in front of the library in the 11300 block of... more »
  • Mother of July 17 gunman claims body ahead of Arkansas funeral

    July 26, 2016 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The body of the lone gunman that killed three Baton Rouge officers on July 17 was released to family on Tuesday. Gavin Long's remains were claimed by his mother, Corine Woodley, and were released to a funeral home in Covington. An Arkansas funeral home is... more »
  • Dozens of area restaurants participate in #25onthe25th Play Video

    July 25, 2016 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurants throughout the Capital Area are donating 25 percent of their sales on July 25th with the cash going to help support the families of recently fallen Baton Rouge officers. Dozens of restaurants in the Baton Rouge area have connected with the effort, which propagated largely... more »
  • Last Radio Call for Deputy Brad Garafola Play Video

    July 23, 2016 6:53 PM

    "Dispatch to F12. Dispatch to Deputy Garafola. Attention all units, be advised that F12 is not responding. Deputy Brad Garafola is no longer with us. He ended his watch on Sunday, July 17, 2016. F-12 is now 10-42. Thank you Deputy Garafola for your bravery, your... more »
  • PHOTOS: Funeral and procession for Deputy Brad Garafola

    July 23, 2016 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cameras captured powerful moments Saturday afternoon as family, friends and colleagues gathered at Istrouma Baptist Church to pay respects for Deputy Brad Garafola. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola was laid to rest Saturday afternoon at Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Garafola's body... more »
  • Thousands say goodbye to slain EBRSO Deputy Garafola Play Video

    July 22, 2016 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola was remembered Saturday as a man who ran to help his fellow officers during last week's shooting on Airline Highway. Deputy Garafola was laid to rest at Greenoaks Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. All 1,500 seats were filled at Istrouma... more »
  • Gunman's manifesto describe his actions

    July 20, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man who killed three Louisiana law enforcement officers purportedly described his actions as a "necessary evil" in a self-described manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings. The three-page handwritten letter was signed by... more »
  • Memorials in place at EBRSO for slain deputy

    July 19, 2016 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Memorials have been set up for an EBRSO deputy who was killed during Sunday's tragic ambush shooting. The sheriff's office is displaying a unit in front of headquarters and other reminders are placed around the inside lobby. The memorials are in place to honor Deputy... more »
  • Authorities discuss vivid accounts of deadly ambush Play Video

    July 18, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards briefed the press on Monday afternoon to provide updates on the investigation into a tragic shooting that took the lives of three officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. The governor began his address by noting that six days have passed before the... more »
  • Gunman's location unknown for several minutes Play Video

    July 17, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to radio traffic, Baton Rouge police answered a report of a man with an assault rifle and were met by gunfire - and for several long minutes, didn't know where it was coming from. Nearly 2½ minutes after the first "Officer down!"... more »
  • State Police, EBRSO, others to work security at Sterling funeral Play Video

    July 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    Baton Rouge - Thousands are expected to attend a funeral for Alton Sterling on Southern University's campus Friday morning. News 2 learned new information about the security plan for the large event. The basketball court inside F.G. Clark Activity Center has been converted into a place where people will... more »
  • EBRSO: Man wanted on drug, gun charges

    July 11, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man wanted on several drug and weapons charges. Detectives issued an alert about the wanted man, 27-year-old Deontez Mayfield, on Monday morning. Mayfield goes by the alias “Young Slick,” according to EBRSO. Mayfield is wanted on charges of illegal... more »
  • Law enforcement agencies meet to discuss safety in wake of protest shootings

    July 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was the site of a Friday morning meeting between law enforcement agencies in the Baton Rouge area to discuss safety ahead of Thursday night's deadly shootings during a Dallas protest. Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police and... more »
  • 15-year-old girl rescued during human trafficking bust

    June 22, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested and a 15-year-old girl was rescued when East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies busted a human trafficking operation. On June 21 detectives located the girl during the course of an undercover operation with a woman, identified as 22-year-old Jennifer Anselmo, and a man,... more »
  • Mom thought she was doing the right thing when she whipped kids who broke into home Play Video

    June 21, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge mother who was arrested by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies after she admitted to whipping her sons as punishment for breaking into a house has bonded out of jail. She told our cameras she thought she was doing the right thing by disciplining... more »
  • Deputies: Man used phone in cast to record up women's skirts at Target

    June 15, 2016 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies say they arrested a man at the Target on Siegen Lane after he was accused of hiding a cellphone in his leg cast to record upskirt video of women in the store. 31-year-old Brian Burliegh, of Wilson, was booked into the parish prison on... more »
  • Man arrested after four malnourished pit bulls found in yard

    June 10, 2016 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a man after they received numerous complaints reporting that he was keeping malnourished dogs in his backyard. 28-year-old Justin Wimms was booked into the parish prison on one count of simple cruelty to animals. Deputies said the... more »
  • Fired BRPD officer arrested for using badge to access courthouse

    June 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man after he attempted to fraudulently use a Baton Rouge Police Department badge to gain access to the 19th Judicial Courthouse downtown. 33-year-old Melvin Cosey, of Hammond, was booked by BRPD on a charge of fraudulent portrayal of a police officer... more »
  • Michigan man accused of stealing and using BR woman's debit card info

    June 9, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish say they arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly used a local woman’s debit card information to make an unauthorized purchase. 20-year-old Keith Black, of Detroit, was booked on charges of access device fraud, theft and forgery. Deputies... more »
  • Alleged rape victim kicked attacker in face to escape

    June 8, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office say a man was booked on a rape charge after the victim kicked him in the face and made her escape last month. 34-year-old Samuel Barrera Jr. was booked on one count of third degree rape after he... more »
  • Man wanted for impersonating owner of company to get re-hired

    June 2, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Metairie man is wanted by sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish after he was accused of impersonating a business owner via email to gain re-employment. 31-year-old Thomas Alston McKowen is wanted for online impersonation. Reports indicate McKowen previously worked for a Baton Rouge-based... more »
  • Man accused of punching woman holding baby at meat market

    June 2, 2016 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after he was accused of pushing a woman holding his infant child into a door frame repeatedly. 29-year-old Carl Robertson was booked at the EBRSO Gardere Substation on charges of second offense domestic abuse battery and... more »
  • Canadian woman attacks deputy at Bayou Country Superfest Play Video

    June 1, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Sheriff’s Office arrested a Canadian woman Friday after they say she attacked a deputy at Bayou Country SuperFest inside Tiger Stadium. According to arrest documents, event goers complained that 34-year-old Veronique Bourgault from Quebec, Canada, was making inappropriate sexual gestures while sitting on a man’s... more »
  • Man accused of raping 8-year-old girl

    June 1, 2016 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 8-year-old girl numerous times in recent months. 29-year-old Anthony Tipton was arrested Tuesday and booked on charges of first degree aggravated rape. Detectives said the victim told them during a forensic interview on... more »
  • Man crashes car during attempted kidnapping of wife-to-be

    May 26, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a man early Thursday morning after he crashed his car while trying to kidnap his fiancée during a domestic dispute. 22-year-old Michael Chatman was booked on charges of domestic abuse, kidnapping, assault, reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of Xanax, prisoner... more »
  • EBRSO: Deputy fired over Battle of the Bands pepper spray use

    May 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Sheriff’s Office says a prison employee was fired Friday as a result of an investigation into the misuse of pepper spray. EBRSO reports the employee was accused of misusing the FREEZE+P handheld chemical agent while working a private extra-duty detail assignment at the... more »
  • Registered sex offender caught using social media

    May 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies say a man was taken into custody after he was accused of using social media despite his registered sex offender status. 33-year-old Daniel Allen Smith, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unlawful use of social media and knowingly providing false information to... more »
  • Greenwell Springs 18-year-old arrested for home invasion

    May 16, 2016 5:29 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested an 18-year-old who was allegedly part of a group that showed up at a woman’s house, threatening to burn it down and kill her son because he owed them money. Chance Boring, of Greenwell Springs, was booked on charges of home... more »
  • Man arrested for child cruelty after burning girl's feet in bath

    May 16, 2016 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man accused of child cruelty after he reportedly burned a 16-month-old girl’s feet in a hot bath. 30-year-old Joey Anderson was booked into the EBR Parish Prison after his arrest Sunday on charges of second degree cruelty to juveniles along with a traffic... more »
  • Two parents arrested after child accused of hitting principal

    May 3, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested two parents for causing a disturbance at their children’s school after their child reportedly struck the assistant principal. Deputies say the incident occurred on Monday at Glen Oaks High School when a deputy was contacted by the assistant principal, stating... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Division wins big at Canine Trials

    May 2, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division attended the United States Canine Association (USPCA) Region 10 field trails hosted by BRPD/EBRSO and placed for multiple awards. The trials were for patrol canines and narcotics detection canine teams. Captain James Broussard’s K-9 “INDO” won first place in the... more »
  • Man accused of murder after giving victims synthetic marijuana

    May 2, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EBR Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a man and booked him on a murder charge after he was accused of giving synthetic marijuana to two victims who overdosed. 20-year-old OJ Bonds was booked into the parish prison on charges of second-degree murder and possession with intent... more »
  • EBRSO: Tree cuts through home after Sunday storms

    May 2, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies reported a tree fell on a house in the 8000 block of Greenwell Springs after Sunday’s bout of stormy weather. DEMCO and firefighters were also on the scene. Deputies said the tree fell following the heavy rain, damaging two vehicles... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who robbed Burbank CVS

    May 1, 2016 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for a man who they say robbed a CVS on Burbank Drive Sunday night. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the store around 6:30 p.m., pulled out a knife and demanded money from a clerk. Deputies say... more »
  • Deputies investigate possible murder in Zachary

    April 25, 2016 11:09 AM

    ZACHARY - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge say they’re currently investigating a possible murder that took place over the weekend. EBRSO detectives say they responded to the scene in the 19600 block of Deer Creek around 8:45 p.m. Sunday night to perform a welfare check. The body... more »
  • EBRSO investigating shooting at Briar Hollow

    April 25, 2016 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are investigating an early morning shooting at the Briar Hollow townhomes off of Siegen Lane. BREAKING: EBRSO responding to a shooting at Briar Hollow town homes off of Siegen. Details coming on @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/G7FdHqLQ4u — MichaelVinsanau WBRZ (@MVinsanau) April 25,... more »
  • Deputies searching for man who robbed Metro PCS at gunpoint

    April 23, 2016 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for a man who they say robbed a Metro PCS on Coursey Blvd at gunpoint Saturday. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the business with a silver pistol concealed in his pocket. He then brandished the weapon... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing money bag from College Drive Walmart

    April 21, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a suspect that stole a money bag from Walmart on College Drive. The incident occurred on Apr. 18 when a customer service manager was collecting money from the self-checkout registers and mistakenly left a money bag at the register. The... more »
  • Second man arrested after Monday night Hanks Drive shooting

    April 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A second man was arrested after a Monday night shooting on Hanks Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office initially arrested 23-year-old Jeron Durroh for attempted second-degree murder after a Monday night shooting on Hanks Drive and have now arrested 30-year-old Brock Williams in connection with the... more »
  • One injured in shooting on South Harrells Ferry Road

    April 17, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – EMS confirmed one person was injured in a shooting at St. Jean Apartments on South Herrells Ferry Road. The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday. Deputies are currently at the scene investigating. First responders say the injuries are not life-threatening. A WBRZ News 2 crew... more »

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