February 28, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning.
26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... 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 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 20, 2014 10:08 AM
SORRENTO - Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert is taking steps to bring to voters this fall the issue of abolishing the town's Police Department and police chief post. Lambert tells The Advocate he contacted state Sen. Jody Amedee, of Gonzales, about the legislative process involved shortly after the abrupt departure of... 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 19, 2014 11:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two Baton Rouge teens this week in a murder investigation from earlier this month.
Police charged Windall Herring, 19, with second degree murder in the death of John Bannon, 55. They also charged a 15-year-old juvenile who was being treated at a hospital with... more »
February 18, 2014 10:31 PM
SORRENTO- City leaders delayed a decision on selecting an interim police chief Tuesday.
Instead of dealing with the issue, the council decided it was best to wait until a special meeting next week. The town must appoint someone soon, or the governor's office will be required to make the... more »
February 16, 2014 10:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - A state District Court judge has let stand a City Court ruling that the Police Department violated the law when it a police supervisor was present and engaged in activities connected with DWI checkpoints. State District Judge Don Johnson's ruling on Jan. 31 denied an appeal... more »
February 14, 2014 10:29 PM
PORT ALLEN - Former mayor Deedy Slaughter filed campaign paperwork to run for mayor again, but refused to talk about her decision to WBRZ News 2 Friday, instead she called police when representatives of the station knocked on the door of her house.
Port Allen voters recalled Slaughter in... more »
February 14, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they have no suspect in the Thursday night shooting on Sharp Lane that left one man dead.
Police say the victim was shot one time in the head, and died at the scene. He has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy Thomas.
... more »
February 13, 2014 7:26 PM
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA- A "selfie" led detectives to a man accused of robbing a church in Southern California.
Police say they found a phone at the scene of the crime where a laptop, cash, watches and other items were stolen.
What they found on the phone, a photo... more »
February 12, 2014 10:11 PM
PORT ALLEN - Council members in Port Allen voted on a new law Wednesday that will bring more transparency to city government.
The new ordinance requires two signatures on every check. Before, the city only required one signature and it was from the mayor. People say adding another name... more »
February 12, 2014 6:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year.
Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses.
The... 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 11, 2014 2:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
February 11, 2014 11:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are looking for a killer after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning.
The shooting took place around 2:25 a.m. at the Spanish Arms Apartments at 4343 Denham St.
Police say 18 year-old Devonta Jenks was shot once in... 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 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said a woman cooked a rouse about a home invasion, sold it to investigators and hoped to getaway with it but failed.
After Jackie Bridgers was featured in television reports where she told reporters she, her child, and her roommate where attacked by three guys inside... 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 6, 2014 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White.
Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
February 6, 2014 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect after an incident Wednesday night.
The victim says a man approached him with a handgun and took his wallet and phone. The robbery took place near Aster St. just north of the West Campus Apartments.
The... 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 10:28 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento City Council tabled two insurance quote offers that would insure the police department Tuesday night.
The Sorrento Police Department was dissolved after it lost coverage in November. The chief and assistant are still patrolling the town and answering calls during the day, while the sheriff's... 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 »
February 3, 2014 11:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 6 year old boy was killed and his 9 year old sister injured in a hit and run in New Orleans.
New Orleans police say the kids were hit by a car around 7 a.m. Monday morning while crossing Paris Avenue.
The boy died... more »
February 1, 2014 11:22 AM
ST. AMANT - Police say they are investigating a homicide after a body was found Friday night.
Officials say they received a call from about a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road in St. Amant.
The deputy sent to the scene noticed a vehicle in a ditch on... 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 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who let a homeless man take shelter in a shed in her backyard said she was shocked and scared that the man was found shot multiple times in the makeshift home.
Michael Rogers, 52, was found dead Friday morning by the good Samaritan who... more »
January 30, 2014 11:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man wanted in connection with several thefts.
Police say Larry Anthony Sherman posted ads on Craigslist to sell used vehicles.
They say he received a total of $8600 in three separate incidents, meeting with buyers, then disappearing without... more »
January 29, 2014 2:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana State Police say motorists should not expect to see Interstate 10 reopened before Thursday. Capt. Doug Cain says the state's major north-south thoroughfare remains closed between the Jefferson/Orleans parish line through Lafayette. Cain says the concern is that temperatures won't warm up enough to thaw bridges along... more »
January 23, 2014 3:30 PM
BRUSLY- The town's police chief surrendered to deputies in West Baton Rouge on charges of theft and malfeasance in office.
The arrest stems from an investigation that alleged Chief Jamie Whaley had been using a city credit card to put fuel in his personal vehicle for the past year.... more »
January 23, 2014 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police.
Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter.
The crash took place Monday night,... 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 20, 2014 9:16 PM
HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday.
Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension.
... more »
January 17, 2014 2:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported.
The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... 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 9:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are still searching for at least one attacker, breaking into homes and assaulting women who are home alone.
Tuesday, police released details on three attacks that have happened since Sunday. But, Wednesday, a neighborhood watchdog warned there may be an additional incident.
A Webb... more »
January 15, 2014 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police accused two people of trafficking a child for sex online this week.
Police arrested Taniya Smith, 21, and Dominick Sims, 28, on Monday and charged them with child sex trafficking.
The arrests came after police received reports of men visiting a room... more »
January 15, 2014 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the name of a man accused of killing a family member.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Antonio Baquedano, 37, is wanted for second degree murder.
He's accused of hitting Maura Baquedano, 29, in the head with some type of object. Police said... more »
January 14, 2014 3:02 PM
AMITE- Former Kentwood Police Chief Gregory Newton has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge that he tampered with cash that was recovered during a burglary investigation. State District Court Judge Wayne Ray Chutz sentenced Newton to five years of probation after the former chief pleaded guilty... more »
January 10, 2014 11:02 AM
PLAQUEMINE - The Plaquemine Police Department served around 200 warrants Friday morning netting around 25 arrests, according to Plaquemine Police Assistant Chief Kenny Payne.
Payne says the department is clearing outstanding warrants for anything from unpaid traffic violations to felonies.
The Addis Police Department, Brusly Police, West Baton... more »
January 8, 2014 5:47 PM
SORRENTO - For the first time, police officers didn't patrol the streets of Sorrento.
Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies will patrol Sorrento at night, but not from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sorrento businesses are worried about not having police patrols during the day.
"If we... more »
January 7, 2014 7:06 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento City Council struck a deal with the Ascension Parish Sheriff Tuesday night that continues to have deputies patrol the town since the police department can not after losing its insurance coverage.
But, the deal only guarantees a deputy in the town from 4:30 p.m. to... more »
January 3, 2014 2:30 PM
GOLDONNA- A north Louisiana police chief has been arrested on charges that include malfeasance in office. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office says it arrested Goldonna Police Chief Johnny Earl Rowell on Friday as part of an investigation that involves one of the chief's relatives. The sheriff's office didn't identify the... more »
January 3, 2014 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested 38-year-old Roy Hayward after they said he shot a woman in chest.
Police said the shooting came after an argument around 4:00 a.m. Friday at 12041 Province Place.
The woman was brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Hayward faces... more »
January 2, 2014 9:26 PM
WALKER - A teenager, accused of killing his mother, lived his life like nothing happened for three days after the crime police said Thursday.
Eddie Island was charged with the murder of his mother, Tamila Wooley, 34. Her body was found New Year's Day. Police believe she was killed... more »
January 2, 2014 9:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested, accused of trying to kill a police officer and a woman he stole a purse from outside a bar.
Police said Ryan Jones was outside a bar on North Acadian when he pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her purse.... more »
January 1, 2014 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fight between several people that left a man in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Convention St. in around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
An argument between several people escalated into physical confrontation, and one of the... more »
December 31, 2013 9:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The first ever Red Stick Revelry in downtown is expected to bring crowds and more police patrols.
"You will see more of a presence throughout the city, which includes the downtown," Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Don Coppola said. "You will see more police out."
The... more »
December 31, 2013 2:51 PM
COVINGTON, La. - Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz says a lieutenant who arrested two high-school football referees in October has been suspended without pay and demoted to sergeant. Lentz says Stephen Short must also pass an evaluation before he can return to work after the 10-day suspension, and cannot apply... more »
December 31, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police charged two people after a 16-year-old girl was found performing sexual acts for money out of a hotel room Sunday.
Officers responded to the Holiday Inn on Airline Highway after getting a call from a family member of the 16-year-old who was reported missing from... more »
December 30, 2013 8:33 PM
PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them.
A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at... more »
December 27, 2013 2:25 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown. The release could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza. The paperwork "has been redacted according to law," and it includes text,... 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 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 20, 2013 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man admitted to smoking pot in the house while his 4-year-old great-grandson was nearby.
"I had smoked a little marijuana, you understand, and then he came rushing in the room, so I ran him out and that was it," said John Matthews.
Matthews said... more »
December 19, 2013 5:15 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities say a gun discharged as a police officer struggled with a teenage suspect he had been chasing, wounding the suspect in the groin and the police officer in the ankle. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in eastern New Orleans. Police had... more »
December 18, 2013 9:43 PM
BAKER - A month long police investigation into a shoe shop took drugs off the streets in Baker Wednesday evening.
The Baker Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at Hebrard's Shoe Shine and Repair. Inside authorities said they found Warren "Worm"... more »
December 18, 2013 11:29 AM
HAMMOND - The city council in Hammond is introducing an ordinance to purchase police equipment with money from drug busts.
The ordinance would use $31,000 from an account containing money seized mostly from drug dealers and narcotics arrests. It would be used to buy bulletproof shields for the police... more »
December 12, 2013 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - 99 people have been arrested in a truancy roundup in Baton Rouge.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Constable's Office conducted the two-day roundup.
Law enforcement agencies received 148 cases for follow-up from the Family Youth Service Center.... more »
December 11, 2013 10:04 AM
LOS ANGELES - If you've ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, there's a decent chance the officer also wasn't buckled up either. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seatbelts, an upcoming study that'll be published by California officials estimates that roughly... more »
December 9, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - News of an arrest, nearly two decades after a brutal slaying, is bittersweet for family members who were robbed of precious memories.
Monday, Baton Rouge Police arrested James Johnson, 39, for the January 1995 killing of Lester Yarbrough and Patricia Jackson. An infant was also shot... more »
December 8, 2013 6:11 PM
ZACHARY- A device detonated by bomb squads Saturday night was merely a training tool according to Police.
Jimmy Baker, owner of the Advance Mini-Storage, found the briefcase with his grandson in an abandoned locker.
"When you open the lid up there were rows of nails siliconed to the... more »
December 3, 2013 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are trying to identify the burglar of Family Dollar store.
Police say the suspect threw a rock through the window of the store on Highland Road around 3:30am on November 29.
The suspect was later seen on surveillance video running south... more »
December 3, 2013 6:40 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police have ramped up patrols around the LSU lakes and are urging joggers to be vigilant in the wake of an assault of a 30-year-old prosecutor who was choked unconscious during an evening jog. The attack, which happened about an hour after sunset Nov. 21 along a popular... 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 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault.
"Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
November 26, 2013 11:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - State police will begin training new troopers early next year.
Trooper ranks have dropped from over 1,150 in 2009 to less than 950 today.
Budget problems have kept the state from adding any new officers, but the legislature set aside $5 million for the training... more »