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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 7, 2012 5:11 PM
LIVINGSTON - Toys are piled high in Livingston Parish, ready for children in need to open on Christmas.
Today was the last day for families to sign up for Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. For 26 years, the toy drive has brought joy to children up to 12 years... more »
November 9, 2012 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person was shot this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, and they're still searching for the shooter.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said a 20-year-old man was shot in the back around 10 a.m.
It happened near the... more »
October 17, 2012 10:45 AM
LIVINGSTON - Narcotics investigators in Livingston Parish charged eight inmates in their jail for being in on a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center.
On Oct. 3, deputies arrested two people they said were caught while trying to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the... more »
September 14, 2012 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish asked for the public's help finding a man accused of trying to kill two people with his vehicle.
Casey Hicks with EBRSO said detectives are looking for Jonathan Bell, 25, in suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.
She said... more »
August 21, 2012 1:40 PM
LAPLACE - The two deputies injured in a pair of shootings in LaPlace last week continue to recover, according St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre.
He said both Deputy Michael Scott Boyington and Deputy Jason Triche are improving, and Boyington had another surgery this morning that went... more »
August 20, 2012 3:37 PM
COVINGTON - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has retrieved the body of a Mandeville man from Lake Pontchartrain. Capt. George Bonnett, the sheriff's spokesman, says the coroner's office identified the victim as 59-year-old Charles Ellis. Deputies pulled the man's body from the lake Saturday afternoon. Bonnett says Ellis is... more »
August 17, 2012 6:31 PM
LAPLACE - People from around the state gave blood today at the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office in a show of support after four deputies were killed or injured in a pair of shootings.
Lt. Tim May with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office was among those officers... more »
August 13, 2012 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who used a forged check at an East Baton Rouge Walmart in June.
Investigators said the man bought a gift card worth $750 and a birthday card on June 27, using a check with someone else's information on it.... more »
August 13, 2012 4:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man they said cashed a fake check in Baton Rouge for more than $2,200 in real cash.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the man cashed the check May 30 around 1 p.m. at a bank on Jefferson Highway.
... more »
July 17, 2012 5:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators arrested a Baton Rouge man in connection with a shooting last month that killed one person and injured another.
Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Gary Davis, 22, on July 12 for the shooting which happened early the... more »
July 13, 2012 11:01 AM
LIVINGSTON - A grand jury indicted a former Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Attorney General's Office.
The indictment accused Clarence "Jeremy" Brister, 37, of three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of molesting a juvenile.
... more »
June 18, 2012 6:15 PM
LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish jail inmate is dead after an altercation with deputies, according to the sheriff's office.
Sheriff-elect Jason Ard said Darrin Norton, 35, was booked into the jail Saturday on charges of criminal trespassing, damaging property and resisting arrest.
Ard said Norton began acting strangely,... more »
June 11, 2012 11:50 AM
HOLDEN - Livingston Parish Deputies arrested two men last week for stealing power cords from FEMA trailers near Holden to get the copper inside.
Deputies arrested Colt Anthony Pittman, 27, of Springfield and James A. Hood, 23, of Holden on burglary and theft charges.
Investigators said the men... more »
May 25, 2012 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - An anonymous tip led East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies to an escaped prison trusty today.
Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said a tip led deputies to Raymond Ballard, 45, who walked away from a substation in Central earlier this week.
She said Ballard was seen riding... more »
May 25, 2012 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Witnesses report seeing a man run from the scene of a shooting where two people died Friday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says two people were shot-dead at 5166 Thomas Road. Deputies say it was a man and an woman,... more »
May 23, 2012 3:17 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a Prairieville woman in suspicion of child desertion after they said her two-year-old daughter was left alone and drowned in a swimming pool.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Fallon Gautreau, 22, on Monday.
Bacala said on May 9, Gautreau left her daughter... more »
May 22, 2012 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A trusty arrested for drug charges walked away from an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department facility today, according to a department spokesperson.
Casey Rayborn Hicks said Raymond Ballard, 45, walked off the EBRSO substation in Central.
Ballard was arrested in April in suspicion of cocaine... more »
May 14, 2012 12:07 PM
PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they said shot and killed a Brusly teen this weekend at a Port Allen gas station.
Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Marcus Richardson, 22, in connection with the shooting Sunday night.
Johnson... more »
April 26, 2012 8:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities say there are more than two dozen sex offenders in Baton Rouge breaking the law, again.
This time it's for not following the laws that apply after they get out of prison.
News 2 highlighted two of Baton Rouge's most wanted sex offenders Thursday night... more »
April 16, 2012 3:43 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested a man after some students reported he had flashed them while they waited for the morning school bus.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said on April 13 deputies arrested Wesley Kennedy, 67, of Napoleonville in suspicion of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
... more »
April 9, 2012 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A solution to truancy in East Baton Rouge Parish is finally moving forward for a Fall opening. The Truancy Center has been in the making for three years. The Mayor's Office, Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office and School District have set aside $100,000, a piece, to put... more »
April 2, 2012 5:51 PM
WATSON- A young girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her over the weekend.
Livingston Parish Deputies said the dog was chained up and behind a fence when the attack happened.
"The child was in the vicinity of the dog, which was restrained, it was inside a... more »
April 2, 2012 2:38 PM
NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies said they're waiting on autopsy results after a woman's body was found in the Red River in Pointe Coupee Parish this weekend.
Capt. Steve Juge said a tugboat operator found the body and notified them just before 4 p.m. Sunday. It was in the... more »
March 15, 2012 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has unanimously approved a deal that will move the Sheriff's Office headquarters from its downtown location to a larger facility at Metro Airport. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux called it a win-win for everyone. Gautreaux said his staff will immediately begin making preparation for... more »
March 14, 2012 11:55 AM
BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
March 9, 2012 11:55 AM
ROSEDALE - One person was killed this morning in an accident according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. It happened near the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 411 in Rosedale. The Louisiana State Patrol is handling the accident. No word yet about... more »
March 7, 2012 9:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office plans to move its headquarters from downtown to a former state office building in the southwest corner of Metro Airport. Reports say the airport's Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the mayor and the airport to enter into a five-year agreement... more »
December 30, 2011 3:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ruled that DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputies didn't illegally use a phony checkpoint to catch people driving under the influence of drugs. In April 2008, deputies placed a sign on a rural road that warned motorists a narcotics checkpoint was ahead, but the... more »
December 28, 2011 11:49 AM
AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator.
Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the... more »
December 15, 2011 4:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - A longtime employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is now behind bars.
Floyd Demars was arrested Wednesday on theft charges and for committing wrongdoing during his tenure with the department.
He allegedly stole more than 60 sheets of flooring materials while on duty.... more »
December 14, 2011 5:37 PM
CHENEYVILLE- There are new neighbors in the Pride-Cheneyville area, and people living there are thrilled to see them.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office officially opened a new substation today on the grounds of the old Northeast High School. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board donated the... more »
December 13, 2011 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a man caught on camera stealing an entire change machine from an East Baton Rouge Parish car wash.
Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the theft happened early the morning of Nov. 28 at the LA... more »
November 22, 2011 11:26 AM
SPRINGFIELD - A property owner shot a teen trying to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, according to the sheriff's office.
LPSO spokesperson Perry Rushing said they were called out to a shooting on Church of God Road near Springfield around 9 a.m.
He said 18-year-old... more »
November 21, 2011 1:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies responded to an apparent murder-suicide this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to a spokesperson.
Casey Hicks said a family member found the bodies of Timothy and Natalie Grady inside their home on 15002 Antietam in the Shenandoah subdivision, and both had been... more »
November 10, 2011 3:25 PM
HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a Kentwood man after they said he beat a toddler to death in a "violent fit of rage".
Sheriff Daniel Edwards said O'Brian Donnett, 24, was booked into the parish jail in suspicion of first degree murder and aggravated battery.
... more »
November 3, 2011 6:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - There's more fallout over control of federal grant money for East Baton Rouge Parish.
Mayor-President Kip Holden and Metro Council members are at odds over a familiar topic: communication between their offices.
The council members claim they're not being given the information they need concerning... more »
October 20, 2011 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - A would-be bank robber in East Baton Rouge Parish created a scare but left without any loot, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies were called to the Regions Bank at 11880 Greenwell Springs around 3:40 p.m.
They were told a man who may have been... more »
October 13, 2011 2:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A state judge has ruled that the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office does not have to turn over more than 800,000 documents from a serial killer task force to attorneys for condemned serial murderer Derrick Todd Lee.
State District Judge Richard Anderson granted a Sheriff's... more »
October 11, 2011 4:02 PM
PORT VINCENT - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman after they said her two-year-old daughter was found wandering without clothes on in a wooded area this weekend.
Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Morgan Patterson, 19, of Port Vincent was arrested Sunday night and her... more »
October 7, 2011 2:49 PM
GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension Parish released photos today of a man believed to be connected with several car break-ins around the parish.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said the man used a stolen credit card at a Baton Rouge convenience store, and was seen on surveillance cameras.
That... more »
September 27, 2011 2:34 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs nursing home resident this weekend after they were told he stabbed a female resident in the neck.
Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested 66-year-old Ray J. Ducote Sunday afternoon in suspicion of attempted second-degree murder... more »
September 21, 2011 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies busted up a burglary ring Wednesday, and they credit the captures to a new surveillance program and nosey neighbors.
Detectives say the Monticello area has been a target for thieves for a few weeks, so they set up a stake out... more »
August 29, 2011 5:37 PM
THIBODAUX, La. - A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 dog collapsed and died while searching for a suspect over the weekend.
Sheriff Craig Webre says that "Possum" died during the search for a suspect who police said was fighting with a state trooper shortly after midnight Saturday.
WDSU-TV... more »
August 11, 2011 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for the man that tried to rob an East Baton Rouge Parish gas station early this morning.
EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said deputies were called to Collette's Mobil gas station on O'Neal Lane at around 5:30 a.m.
Investigators were told a... more »