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  • Police respond to multiple shootings; At least one dead Wednesday Play Video

    April 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of multiple shootings in the Baton Rouge area that left at least one person dead Wednesday. One person was killed in a shooting in the 3200 block of Plank Road around 1:45 p.m. Police identified the victim as a 36-year-old black... 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 »
  • New campaign to use anonymous texting to combat bullying Play Video

    July 29, 2016 3:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Public Schools have partnered with the local sheriff’s office to launch a new anti-bullying campaign in the parish. Central to the plan is a simple and anonymous way for students to report bullying via text message. In the school year ahead, students can report a bully... more »
  • 45 deputies sworn in to work in EBR; More Tuesday

    July 18, 2016 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Forty-five sheriff's deputies from area parishes were sworn in to work in East Baton Rouge Monday evening. The deputies will work patrols on the streets, helping to ease the stress the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is feeling. A deputy was shot and killed in... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office at odds with New Roads Mayor over juvenile prosecution Play Video

    June 28, 2016 5:26 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is at odds with the Mayor of New Roads following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this month. It centers around Mayor Robert Myer prosecuting juveniles in Mayor's court. Legal scholars and attorneys say that's against the law since juveniles must... more »
  • Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Captain to run for elected office

    May 11, 2016 2:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office captain and current Lafayette Deputy Marshall Captain Clay Higgins, is announcing that he will be announcing his campaign for either Congress or Senate. Higgins has been dubbed the “Cajun John Wayne" after a video that went viral of Higgins addressing a gang... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • Inmates moved out of jail during HVAC work

    February 22, 2016 12:25 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Inmates at the Iberville Parish jail were moved to various other facilities while crews upgrade the prison's HVAC system. Sunday, 91 men at the jail were moved to the correctional center in La Salle and eight women were moved to Avoyelles Parish. New bookings will be done... more »
  • Drop-off old, unwanted prescriptions at newly installed disposal boxes Play Video

    February 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secure boxes have been installed at area police and sheriff headquarters in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse. "T here is a misconception that just because it's prescribed by a doctor, that makes it safe," Kandyce Cowart, the manager of federal investigations at Blue Cross/Blue... more »
  • Deputies investigate death of 51-year-old Terrebonne Parish man

    January 22, 2016 11:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Sheriff’s deputies in Terrebonne Parish are investigating the death of a man who was found dead at a residence in Montegut Thursday morning. 51-year-old Kurt Kenneth Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office after attempts by EMS to revive him were... more »
  • Sheriff's office opens cold case in Discovery Channel series Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:38 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Hollywood could help warm-up a woman's murder since the case has gone gold. The Discovery Channel has eyes on Iberville Parish, encouraging the sheirff's office to reopen a cold case dating back 18 years. The murder of 34-year-old Eugenie Boisfontaine in 1997 was reopened August 3,... more »
  • St. Mary Parish has new crime-reporting method

    November 20, 2015 11:50 AM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has announced a new crime-reporting feature that allows citizens to upload photos, videos, audio recordings and other files involving potential crimes to the Sheriff's Office website. The Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that those uploading the files have the... more »
  • Who's Next? 46 arrested, 8 wanted in Plaquemines Parish drug roundup

    October 13, 2015 12:33 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says a year-long undercover drug investigation has wound up with 46 alleged street-level drug dealers arrested and eight more wanted. He says a 16-year-old and 45 adults have been arrested, including a man taken into custody at his home shortly after... more »
  • Deputy on administrative leave following morning shooting Play Video

    September 17, 2015 8:19 AM

    BAKER - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies have release more information following their investigation of a Thursday morning incident where an alleged suicidal woman was held against her will by her boyfriend. Baker Police said they received a 911 call from a woman stating that a woman contacted... more »
  • EBRSO using social media to solve crimes Play Video

    June 11, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office says it's Facebook posts are busting bad guys. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says at least three crimes have been solved in the past week thanks to their online posting. "The tips came in within minutes of us posting it on... more »
  • Teen remains critical days after ATV crash Play Video

    January 1, 2015 9:45 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen is still in critical condition after an ATV crash on New Year's Eve. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension Parish. The ATV collided with a car around 10 p.m., according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Dakota Guedry, 18, suffered multiple injuries including... more »
  • EBRSO: Man killed in overnight shooting

    December 5, 2014 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person died as a result of their injuries from a shooting overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Detectives said it happened just after 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of George O'Neal Road. The sheriff's office said the victim, who was... more »
  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup Play Video

    November 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... more »
  • Sheriff's captain demoted, suspended for impropriety Play Video

    November 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A high ranking West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's captain was demoted and is currently suspended without pay for his actions after another deputy made a traffic stop. The stop happened on Oct. 29 around 1:30 a.m. Sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Taylor urged the deputy who stopped... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Team wins national championship

    October 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial. Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held... more »
  • Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... more »
  • SMPSO hosts law enforcement tour for parish leaders

    June 26, 2014 4:18 PM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office opened their headquarters in Franklin last week to give 16 community leaders a look into the inner workings of parish law enforcement. Parish officials said the program, called Leadership St. Mary, is an effort by parish authorities to recruit, inform and... more »
  • Two sought for brazen check theft

    April 29, 2014 11:59 AM

    BEDICO, La. - Law enforcement in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public's help identifying two men who stole and tried to cash checks from a tire store in Bedico earlier this month. Deputies said a man came into the tire store on April 18 and stole business checks from... more »
  • APSO: Pair caught with numerous narcotics, guns

    April 23, 2014 4:03 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities accused two people of selling narcotics out of their Ascension Parish home Wednesday. Sheriff's deputies and members of the Gonzales Police Department arrested Timothy Sheehan, 48, and Melanie Diebold, 30, after a search of their Gonzales home. Narcotics detectives said they'd received reliable information that... more »
  • Five arrested in synthetic marijuana investigation

    April 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five arrests were made with drugs, guns, and money seized in an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics detectives along with SWAT, K-9, and Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed three search warrants early Wednesday morning. Detectives seized... more »
  • Three deputies on leave, city officer charged after wreck

    April 8, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- A city police officer faces charges related to an alleged drunk driving crash and the deputies who investigated the wreck and did not arrest him at the scene have been suspended. At an afternoon news conference Tuesday, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said he suspended three... more »
  • Sources: Cop to be charged in alleged drunk driving crash

    April 7, 2014 5:44 PM

    NEW ROADS- Sources in Pointe Coupee Parish have told the WBRZ Investigative Unit a cop who allegedly drove drunk and caused a crash in New Roads will face charges. Our sources also tell us, the Deputies who investigated the crash that night, will also likely face disciplinary action. ... more »
  • Alcohol found, officer not tested after wreck Play Video

    March 31, 2014 4:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - According to a report released Monday, a New Roads police captain was not tested for alcohol in his system after wrecking his personal vehicle Friday night, even though officers on the scene said they smelled alcohol on his breath and found a partially-empty bottle of gin in... more »
  • EBRSO: Man approaching women, acting suspicious

    March 28, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is urging caution for people in secluded areas after two incidents of a man approaching women in parking lots at night. Thursday evening, deputies say a woman was approached while leaving Bally's Gym at Perkins Rowe. She told investigators that... more »
  • Man caught on camera robbing bait car

    March 5, 2014 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives said an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office bait car caught pictures of a man who broke into it last month. Sheriff's deputies said the man stole a purse and several electronics from the car, which had been set up at 5252 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard... more »
  • EBRSO: Man found with meth material

    February 18, 2014 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he was caught with the material to cook meth. Deputies arrested Polo Mouton, 31, after they said he admitted to cooking meth during a traffic stop. Detectives said they'd received a tip about someone cooking... more »
  • Driver killed after hitting pole

    February 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a wreck this morning in East Baton Rouge was driving at a high rate of speed before the crash. Investigators said Brian Richoux, 20, was driving north on Millerville Road when he hit a signal light pole at the... more »
  • EBRSO: Man used fake credit cards at toy store

    February 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help finding a man who used counterfeit credit cards at a toy store in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said the man used the cards on Jan. 8 to buy car seats, an iPad and an Xbox One video game... more »
  • Woman sought after using card reported stolen

    February 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Thursday of a woman they said bought gift cards with a stolen credit card back in December. Detectives said the woman was seen using the card at the Mall of Louisiana on Dec. 15 around 5:30 p.m., and bought $800 worth of... more »
  • Schooled: drivers surprised they've been breaking the law Play Video

    January 30, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of drivers are putting your kids in danger, according to state law. For about a year, video recording devices have busted more than 3,500 people running the stop arm on side of East Baton Rouge school buses. The sheriff's office reviews the evidence and... more »
  • Four arrested in Ascension drug bust

    January 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of four people on drug charges. Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division followed up on information that Chrystal Carter was selling illegal drugs from her home in Prairieville. That led... more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »
  • "Dukes of Hazzard" star, LPSO spread holiday cheer Play Video

    December 20, 2013 8:38 AM

    Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider joins JP to talk about the importance of Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. more »
  • 99 arrests made in truancy roundup Play Video

    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 »
  • Hunt Correctional employee arrested

    November 8, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies arrested an employee of the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel after they said he tried to smuggle drugs into the jail. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office accused Daron Toussant of drug charges after starting an internal investigation into his actions. Detectives got... more »
  • Sight-in for EBR hunters scheduled

    October 29, 2013 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is holding its annual sight-in for hunters starting this week. It gives hunters the opportunity to make sure their weapons are ready for the start of hunting season. The event will run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at... more »
  • Property tax for sheriff's office up for renewal

    September 23, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 10-year property tax that accounts for about 30 percent of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office general operating fund is up for renewal in the Oct. 19 election. The 6.9-mill property tax brings in an estimated $24.7 million in annual revenue. If renewed, the... more »
  • Authorities arrest man after chase, crash

    August 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    JARREAU - Authorities arrested a man after they said he intentionally rammed a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office cruiser with a stolen car. State Police arrested Travis J. Jarreau, 28, after the wreck Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. They said in addition to driving a stolen vehicle, Jarreau was... more »
  • Records will be cleared for gays arrested in park

    August 6, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A dozen men who were arrested under an illegal state law could have their arrests expunged. The district attorney's office is working to clear the records of the men who were charged under an anti-sodomy law when they talked about meeting up for sex with an undercover... more »
  • Gays arrested under faulty anti-sodomy law Play Video

    July 28, 2013 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Advocate reports that a sheriff's office task force has been using a law struck down in 2003 to arrest men who agree to have sex with undercover male deputies. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office apologized for the actions described in Sunday's article in The... more »
  • Credit card information swiped from many in the area Play Video

    July 23, 2013 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of people in the Baton Rouge area have been warned by their banks that credit and debit cards have been compromised. Some people's warning also comes with bad news; it was too late and purchases were made out of state or out of the... more »
  • Drivers breaking rules at railroad crossing Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement rode alongside a train today, cracking down on drivers who try to beat the train or stop on the tracks. Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization formed to keep the public safe around railroad tracks and crossings, teamed up with East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Fingerprints collected in Calif. girl's slaying

    April 29, 2013 9:05 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »
  • Parish to release new school security plan

    March 18, 2013 10:09 AM

    GONZALES - On Monday, the Ascension Parish School Board and sheriff's office released details of a new school security plan. The plan includes special training for teachers and students, new procedures that allow surveillance in all schools and more officers. Four new officers will be dedicated to schools,... more »
  • Search for missing firefighter to continue Friday Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A day of searching on the Belle River ended without good news for the family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Teams from five different agencies used divers and SONAR-equipped boats in their search for Jacob Lewis, 28, who went into the river last night while... more »
  • Man accused of flashing holiday shoppers

    January 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Covington man after they said he exposed himself twice to holiday shoppers. Deputies arrested Brian Harris, 26, in suspicion of obscenity on Dec. 28 after witness descriptions led them to his vehicle. Investigators said they were told on Dec.... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic assault arrest

    January 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office fired a veteran detective today after they arrested him in suspicion of beating his girlfriend. EBRSO Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said deputies arrested Michael Abernathy, 35, today on the charge of domestic abuse battery. Abernathy worked at the sheriff's... more »

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