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 »
November 25, 2013 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police were watching busy roads closely for drivers who were not following traffic laws Monday.
Just more than 100 people were ticketed for not wearing seat belts in three separate checkpoints: one on Dalrymple, another on LSU Avenue near Highland Road, and a third on Sherwood Forest... more »
November 25, 2013 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie has revived a previously shelved effort to add deputy chiefs to the Baton Rouge Police Department, positions Dabadie says would create a clearer chain of command.
If the proposal survives labor negotiations, Dabadie would be able to tap veteran officers for the... 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 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 2:59 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Police say the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death. Virginia State Police said Tuesday afternoon that authorities are still investigating the stabbing of Sen. Creigh (kree) Deeds, but it appears it was an attempted murder and suicide. Deeds' 24-year-old... 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 18, 2013 5:41 PM
SORRENTO- Mayor Mike Lambert caused a scene at a special town council meeting when he erupted in front of the public and began yelling at the audience.
During the meeting, he lashed out a police employee, telling her to "Keep your mouth shut!" while pointing into the audience. He... more »
November 16, 2013 1:24 PM
SORRENTO - Sparks flew in Sorrento Saturday morning at a special meeting to decide on the future of the town's police department.
Sorrento currently has only one quote on the table to provide insurance for the police department and an offer from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to step... more »
November 16, 2013 12:32 PM
SORRENTO - Sparks flew in Sorrento Saturday morning at a special meeting to decide the future of the Sorrento Police Department.
Council members tabled discussions until Nov. 19 -- the same day the police department's current liability insurance ends.
The town currently has one insurance quote on the... more »
November 14, 2013 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said late Thursday, the stabbing death of a man earlier in the day was justified.
Kendrick Edwards, 19, died after being stabbed in the leg in a neighborhood near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and McClelland Drive. He died at an area hospital.
Investigators said... more »
November 14, 2013 4:24 PM
SORRENTO - The Sorrento Police Department has one offer on the table to provide insurance to keep the department open.
The town of Sorrento is currently considering the only liability insurance quote they have of $67,692. That's nearly $40,000 more than the department's current insurance, which is set to... more »
November 14, 2013 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are searching for a pair of people suspected of scamming a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
31-year-old Dustin Gant and 29-year-old Faye Cooper Smith are accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the 58-year-old victim.
Police say Gant and Smith went to... more »
November 14, 2013 8:04 AM
SORRENTO - With just five days remaining until liability insurance coverage for the Sorrento Police Department ends, town officials are quickly running out of options to continue police protection for residents.
Options presented to council members at a special meeting Wednesday were to accept the lone insurance company willing... 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 5, 2013 10:29 PM
SORRENTO - Mayor Mike Lambert says it's up to an insurance company to accept the risk of taking on the Sorrento Police Department.
The town has two weeks to find viable insurance to back its police department before the current insurance will lapse the morning of Nov. 19.
... 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 »
November 1, 2013 11:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police SWAT officers finished 3rd in pistol shooting and 5th overall in a competition in Houston.
The 2013 Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Swat Competition took place October 25th thru October 27th with 24 teams competing.
The competition was hosted by the Houston... more »
October 30, 2013 2:50 PM
NEW YORK- Runners in the New York City Marathon who make it to the finish line will celebrate amid tighter security than ever. Mindful of the Boston Marathon bombing, the NYPD plans to post extra officers at the finish in Central Park on Sunday. A legion of other officers will... more »
October 29, 2013 11:17 AM
AMITE - Plans for a new home for the Amite Police Department are moving forward. Mayor Buddy Bel says the town was waiting to see if the half-cent jail tax would pass before moving ahead on the renovation of an old state office building. Chief Jerry Trabona tells The Daily... more »
October 28, 2013 3:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of sexual battery after they said he transmitted gonorrhea to a 3-year-old girl.
Authorities booked Rodney Granger, 20, into the parish prison on Oct. 25 on two counts of felony sexual battery.
Investigators said the child was taken to a clinic... 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 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- No permits have been filed for a wild street party near LSU.
The event on Carlotta has been a tradition for some thirty years, but was not held last year and likely won't happen on its traditional weekend either, the weekend before Halloween.
Organizers did not... 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 18, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Thursday afternoon, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police were giving chase after they say a man violated a traffic law.
EBRSO says their Special Community Anti Crime Team in conjunction with BRAVE observed a maroon vehicle driving... 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 15, 2013 11:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested a second man in connection with a burglary of Acme Refrigeration.
Wayne Watson was arrested in Port Arthur, Texas after BRPD issued a warrant for him last week.
Watson will be extradited to Baton Rouge and booked into East Baton... more »
October 8, 2013 11:54 AM
SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer was hurt after a suspected heroin user crashed into the officer's police vehicle.
The police lieutenant is recovering from minor injuries in the incident that took place Monday afternoon.
Police say 32-year-old Ronald Ceplina crashed into the police vehicle while it was... more »
October 7, 2013 10:53 PM
ZACHARY- People who skipped court here can expect to be published on the Internet.
The police department is listing the names, ages, and offenses of people with outstanding warrants. At the end of October, the 4,000 people on the list can expect to get a visit from police.
... more »
October 1, 2013 11:39 AM
HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10.
Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
September 27, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night.
Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
September 27, 2013 7:53 PM
CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road.
The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m.
Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck.
We'll have... 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 23, 2013 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the killing of a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said the man was found in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 5:50 a.m.
Police did not release details about how the man died,... more »
September 23, 2013 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge identified a man they said was stabbed to death overnight.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said 47-year-old Donald Ray Thomas was involved in some type of fight with another person just after midnight Monday morning in the 2300 block of 72nd Ave.
... more »
September 22, 2013 4:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Investigations into New Orleans gangs have brought another indictment, this one against a dozen alleged members of an 8th Ward gang called "Ride or Die." The 20-count federal indictment accuses 12 men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Three of the men also are charged... more »
September 22, 2013 4:23 PM
ANGOLA - Two Angola cellmates have been captured after attempting a daring plan to escape from jail.
While in the prison yard this morning, the two inmates broke through the bottom of one gate and climbed over another before taking off into a wooded area.
The Angola Chase... more »
September 22, 2013 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison.
State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded.
Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... more »
September 19, 2013 9:52 PM
WALKER - Four people were arrested here for selling vacuums door-to-door.
They were peddling Kirby models, which is against the law in this Livingston Parish town. An ordinances prohibits door-to-door solicitation.
"I told the man I didn't need one and I couldn't afford it," Scott Brooks said.
... more »
September 18, 2013 10:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators cracked numerous cases and released details of arrests Wednesday.
Three people were booked on murder-related charges.
Isaac Carr is charged in the killing of Michael Williams. Williams was shot after an argument on Mohican-Prescott in 2011. Carr's relative, Delaney, was arrested for principal to... more »
September 16, 2013 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON - Police say a man in a tan, military-style outfit who had been sought in connection with the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified and is not a suspect or a person of interest in the slayings. The D.C. Police Department said that the man... more »
September 14, 2013 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say the body of a 57-year-old man was found in his home after being stabbed to death early Saturday.
Cedric Hamilton's body was found lying on the kitchen floor of his house at 8853 Edwin St. around 3 a.m.
Police say a... more »
September 12, 2013 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man caught on surveillance cameras stealing from a Baton Rouge pub.
Detectives said the man stole money from Happy's Irish Pub on Third Street around 12:45 a.m. on June 22.
Anyone with information about the man's identity... more »
September 12, 2013 8:46 AM
SANTIAGO, Chile- Chile police say they arrested 264 people and that 42 officers were wounded during a night of violence on the anniversary of Chile's 1973 coup. Police say six officers were seriously injured when hooded vandals hurled acid at them. President Sebastian Pinera visited the injured officers Thursday and... more »
September 12, 2013 7:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police say they want to question a person of interest in the shooting deaths of an NOPD dispatcher, her 20-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son.
Officer Garry Flot says the shooting happened late Wednesday in the Gentilly area.
Flot says police received a call indicating several... more »
September 8, 2013 1:47 PM
BENTON - The Times reports that Bossier City police officers and employees were at fault in more than half of the crashes involving their vehicles since 2011. The newspaper reports that an analysis of city data shows most of those accidents were minor. It says police vehicles were involved in... more »
September 7, 2013 1:06 PM
SHREVEPORT - Two Shreveport police officers are suing the city and the police chief, saying the police department sets quotas to measure how many traffic stops and arrests its officers are making. The suit, which represents only one side of a legal argument, also says officers who make their quota... more »
September 6, 2013 4:43 PM
KENTWOOD- The town's chief of police has been indicted in a case of missing evidence.
Gregory Newton was indicted by a grand jury for malfeasance in office and unauthorized use of a movable.
The indictment comes after a State Police investigation in December of 2012 when a person... more »
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 5:37 PM
GONZALES - The chief of Gonzales' police department recently called out members of the city council who he said were standing in the way of progress.
"I don't know if they're being rebellious, I'm not sure of what direction they want to head, but I can tell you, we're... more »
September 4, 2013 8:48 AM
SULPHUR- State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene. A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes... more »
September 3, 2013 5:37 PM
BAKER - Parents are on high alert in Baker after a man tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl as she was walking home from the library.
Police said the teen was ambushed and the man tried throwing her in the vehicle but she broke free and took off. This... 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 »
September 1, 2013 4:42 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer has been suspended without pay after being booked with drunk driving while off duty. Spokeswoman Remi Braden says the department is investigating Officer Jayson Germann. State Trooper Nick Manale says Germann, of Bush, apparently lost control of his unmarked car shortly... more »
September 1, 2013 4:15 PM
BELLE RIVER - Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot says he was grazed by a bullet this week while getting his Belle River camp ready for the Labor Day weekend.
"I was just like this getting stuff out of my truck, and I heard the shot and I turned and... more »
August 30, 2013 10:57 PM
GROSSE TETE - In an effort to curtail drunk driving and put a stop to speeders, Louisiana State Police is keeping a close eye on the interstates across the country.
It's called Operation Safe Corridor. State police have also partnered with six other states including: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New... more »
August 30, 2013 4:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his police chief are appealing for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 13-month-old girl. The child was being held by an 18-year-old baby sitter who was wounded in the Thursday night... 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 28, 2013 11:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a list of items Wednesday, including accepting grants for crime fighting and setting up an online driving school for the parish.
CyberActive was hired to handle courses. It was selected over a company from the Baton Rouge area, which was more expensive. The program... more »
August 27, 2013 11:28 PM
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BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school.
Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... 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 26, 2013 8:04 AM
HAMMOND - Hammond police have arrested a man accused of stealing $200,000 worth of property from storage facilities in five parishes, including multiple facilities in Hammond.
Lt. Vincent Giannobile says 39-year-old Sherod Champ of New Orleans was booked by Hammond police with 42 counts of burglary at Hammond-area storage... more »
August 25, 2013 6:13 PM
MANY - Authorities in central Louisiana have spent the weekend searching for a man they believe was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint by a Natchitoches police officer. Twenty-five year-old Tony Procell has been missing for almost a week. The Shreveport Times reports that security video at Procell's mobile home... more »
August 21, 2013 10:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- Data released late Wednesday show proof, police are cracking down on people who drive drunk.
From July 1 to August 18, there were 17 checkpoints where 22,000 vehicles were screened. In the summer checkpoint season, 203 people have been arrested.
Authorities have promised a show-of-force through... more »
August 21, 2013 4:15 PM
GONZALES - Police said a man shot after a confrontation with one of their officers this weekend is out of the hospital and on his way to jail.
Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said Daniel West, 33, was being interviewed by their detectives and deputies from the Ascension... more »
August 21, 2013 8:16 AM
KENTWOOD - Authorities have recovered two guns stolen last week from a Hammond Police Department vehicle.
Tangipahoa sheriff's deputies say the vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, was burglarized on La. 1054 in Kentwood sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday.
The thieves took two firearms from... more »
August 20, 2013 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released a security photo of a man they said broke into a Baton Rouge auto parts store and stole several items.
Cpl. Don Coppola said it happened around 2 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Auto Zone on Florida Boulevard. He said the burglar busted out... 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 1:10 PM
THIBODAUX - Police arrested a juvenile in Thibodaux after they said he threatened someone with what looked like an assault rifle early Saturday morning.
Police said when they tracked down the juvenile they found out the gun was actually an Airsoft rifle meant to look like an AR-15 which... more »
August 19, 2013 12:24 PM
GONZALES - Investigators said an armed robbery suspect shot in a confrontation with Gonzales Police is in critical but stable condition, and expected to survive.
Sgt. Steven Nethken said Daniel West, 33, was shot through the neck Sunday night by Sgt. Gary Ferrari, an 11-year veteran of the force,... more »
August 18, 2013 12:43 PM
NEW YORK - New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is raising questions about the idea of outfitting officers with tiny video cameras. A judge recently ordered the NYPD to test the devices after finding its stop and frisk practices discriminated against blacks and Hispanics. Kelly appeared Sunday on ABC News'... 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 16, 2013 4:56 PM
KENTWOOD - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says two guns were stolen from a Hammond Police Department vehicle. The police unit, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, was burglarized on La. 1054 in Kentwood. Dawn Panepinto, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, says the thieves took the weapons from the vehicle sometime... more »
August 16, 2013 2:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »