March 25, 2015 6:16 PM
PORT ALLEN - The sheriff of West Baton Rouge is on defense as local industry and community groups take a swing at his proposal to raise taxes.
Sheriff Mike Cazes argues the half-cent sales tax increase prevents cutting jobs and programs in his department, but local groups argue he's... more »
March 24, 2015 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement touted successes of the BRAVE program at a special meeting Tuesday night.
Since the inception of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination, or BRAVE, agencies involved say efforts are working to bridge the gap between police and the community.
"When we first started... more »
March 17, 2015 10:32 AM
LABADIEVILLE - State police say a 21-year-old Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies, crashed and later died at a hospital. Trooper Evan Harrell says Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had tried to pull over Darrell Thomas shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding... more »
March 13, 2015 6:13 PM
PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish.
Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
March 11, 2015 1:27 PM
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres told News 2 that the same gun used to kill a brother and sister outside a New Roads lounge last month was used to kill a U. S. Marshal this week.
Torres said they tested a .45 caliber handgun used... more »
March 10, 2015 3:50 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Hours after releasing his name, a suspected murderer turned himself over to sheriff's deputies Tuesday.
Shawn Broom, 26, is accused of killing 21-year-old Michael Stewart. Investigators said Stewart was shot on the front porch of his house on St. Vincent Street around 2:30 p.m. Stewart was rushed... more »
March 1, 2015 1:20 PM
CENTRAL - A 6-year-old child was killed in an ATV accident Saturday night in Central along Keystone Avenue.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Kohen Kleinpeter, 6, was riding on back of an ATV known as a "Bad Boy Buggy" with six other people Saturday night.
... more »
February 28, 2015 6:48 PM
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.
The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
February 24, 2015 2:34 AM
HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel - a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers. The agency joins other law enforcement agencies in the area - including the Houma and Thibodaux... more »
February 23, 2015 7:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from across the area are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics by taking the Polar Plunge.
This year's plunge is Saturday, February 28th at 9 a.m. at the Cabela's in Gonzales. This is the eighth year of the event. There are... more »
February 13, 2015 9:31 PM
GONZALES - Deputies say two thieves tricked a man into thinking he had something wrong with his car, then robbed him at gunpoint Friday morning.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested one man in connection with the crime and a second remained on the loose Friday night.... more »
January 29, 2015 5:41 PM
ZACHARY - A bridge which has been shut down for nearly two years has got some residents getting impatient.
The parish said they're on schedule with the process of getting a replacement at the Milldale Road bridge that's over Beaver Creek.
Some residents said it's taking too long.... more »
January 29, 2015 4:48 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a West Feliciana Parish teacher accused of kicking and slapping a student at the elementary school where she works.
Deputies said 31-year-old Chanel Lamelle faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles for the Jan. 23 incident at Bains... more »
January 26, 2015 9:03 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
January 21, 2015 10:20 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A woman helped a deputy in her home after he was shot Tuesday.
Deputy James Atkins, a five-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, was shot in the hand while pulling over three out-of-towners wanted for shoplifting. When he tried to stop the car, one of... more »
January 20, 2015 11:18 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish rolled out new body cameras Tuesday for all patrol deputies and detectives.
The officer-worn cameras, which are about the size of a smartphone, constantly record whatever the officer is doing and can be switched to save longer recordings whenever deputies go out... more »
January 14, 2015 5:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge Parish bank Wednesday afternoon.
Detectives said the man went into the Regions Bank at 2121 O'neal Lane at 3:40 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.
After the teller gave... more »
January 9, 2015 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The numbers of untested rape kits across the state are slowly coming in. The legislature passed a measure requesting them from all 421 law enforcement agencies in the state last year, to determine whether or not there is a backlog.
"There are lots of incidences in... more »
December 22, 2014 2:11 AM
WASHINGTON - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more... more »
December 19, 2014 1:36 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies in Livingston Parish will be playing Santa this weekend.
Hundreds of gifts were delivered to children across the parish as part of Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. Dozens of deputies battled the rain Friday morning to load up their cruisers with toys donated by the... more »
December 6, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say two men are in custody after a man was killed Thursday night.
Byron Maxson, 26, was arrested Friday evening. Troy Carter Jr., 26, was captured Saturday morning and is being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital in Hammond.... more »
December 3, 2014 3:57 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Residents with medical emergencies on the east bank of Iberville Parish are about to experience shorter wait times to see paramedics. Parish leaders cut the ribbon on a new ambulance facility that will provide 24-hour paramedic coverage for St. Gabriel and towns nearby.
Sally Gentry is... more »
December 3, 2014 12:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general says the ankle monitor program run by the sheriff's office is "almost a total failure."
The report issued Wednesday by Ed Quatrevaux cites poor supervision of both inmates and deputies, poor record-keeping and vague policies.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman's top deputies said... more »
December 1, 2014 4:36 PM
THIBODAUX - Sheriff's deputies named a suspect Monday in a recent attempted murder in Assumption Parish.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Floyd Robertson, 19, of Thibodaux was the person responsible for the Nov. 24 shooting. The sheriff said deputies had a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted second-degree... more »
November 19, 2014 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office responded to reports of a body found outside a Baton Rouge library Wednesday morning.
An EBRSO spokesperson said the body was found in a stretch of woods near the library at 9200 Bluebonnet.
Deputies did not release any information identifying the person,... more »
November 18, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
November 12, 2014 11:56 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Wednesday that their annual Christmas Crusade has begun to collect toys and donations for families in Ascension Parish.
Wiley said the program has provided thousands of children with toys for Christmas in the past 17 years. In 2013, the Christmas Crusade was able... more »
November 6, 2014 10:16 PM
SORRENTO - The new police chief attended Thursday's town council meeting, set on getting her salary even though voters shutdown her department two days earlier.
Fern Barnett won the election for Sorrento's chief of police by default when other candidates resigned ahead of the election. The department has no... more »
November 5, 2014 6:26 PM
SORRENTO - The people of Sorrento voted to abolish their police department, but current police chief Fern Barnett says she hasn't made a decision to resign or not yet.
She released this statement Wednesday: "I gave the residents a chance to make a choice. They made their choice, now... more »
October 7, 2014 9:40 PM
SORRENTO - City leaders met in executive session Tuesday to discuss a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a woman who said the town's former chief of police assaulted her while she was detained.
Earl Theriot resigned in February over the allegation. He was convicted of lying to the FBI about... more »
October 6, 2014 4:26 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Two deputies and a corrections office were fired in Assumption Parish for using excessive force on a juvenile inmate.
The incident happened on Sept. 23 in one of the cell blocks at the parish's youth detention center in Napoleonville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says his department... more »
October 2, 2014 6:09 PM
SORRENTO- Sheriff Jeff Wiley thinks he can provide superior police protection for a fraction of what it would cost to reanimate the lifeless Sorrento Police Department.
City records show the town was willing to spend as much as $448,000 to outfit the Sorrento Police Department, but Sheriff Wiley says... more »
September 2, 2014 6:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge.
It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
August 23, 2014 8:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office says 74 firearms were turned in at Saturday's "Gas for Guns" exchange. That includes 53 handguns, 12 rifles, and 9 shot guns.
It's part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination's mission to make the streets of Baton Rouge safer.... more »
August 20, 2014 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
August 10, 2014 6:09 PM
JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area. He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades. Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about... more »
August 5, 2014 10:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- More than fifty current, retired and deceased members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were honored in a special ceremony Tuesday night.
Four deputies were remembered posthumously for their service: Dustin Hamilton, Corey Gueho, Dana Scott and Gwendolyn Clayton. Hamilton died in a crash involving... more »
July 27, 2014 7:11 PM
ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office says one of it's former deputies was killed trying to save his dog Sunday morning.
Lt. Sam Vitter, 56, drowned in the Spanish Oaks subdivision pond on Swamp Road in Prairieville.
Ascension deputies, the Prairieville fire department and the Gonzales... more »
July 25, 2014 8:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today.
"I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement... more »
July 21, 2014 9:56 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish.
Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
July 6, 2014 12:44 PM
ST. JAMES - St. James deputies say they found the body of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey after six days of searching.
Officials say she was found at around 10:20 a.m. in a sugar cane field in the Vacherie area.
At a press conference, St. James Sheriff Willy Martin said,... more »
May 19, 2014 7:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that left two people dead.
The victims were found at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Gardere Lane just before midnight Sunday night.
Officials say Orok Ironbar, 31, died at the scene.... more »
May 10, 2014 8:57 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies say a man is on the loose in Livingston Parish and is considered armed and dangerous.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching in the Dunn, Lockhart and Linder Road areas of Denham Springs for, suspected shooter, Jason Wesley Holcombe. Holcombe is a white male, approximately 24-years-old,... more »
May 8, 2014 5:28 PM
BELLE CHASSE - The sheriff of one southern parish said Thursday he won't put up with racist behavior, and is looking for people who set up a symbolism of hate along the Mississippi River.
A rope with a noose-like knot was hanging from a willow tree along Highway 23.... more »
April 27, 2014 6:39 PM
BATON ROUGE -An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a car crash this afternoon after he was reportedly on the way to a crime scene.
The crash happened near the corner of Bluebonnet and Burbank just before 4pm. At least one person was transported to the... more »
April 7, 2014 12:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three members of the national "Felony Lane Gang" were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office says the three were in the parish for the purpose of burglarizing vehicles and stealing identities.
John Wright, Curtis Standley, and Tony Lester are charged with... more »
April 5, 2014 10:44 PM
GREENSBURG- Voters in St. Helena Parish were the only ones to deny a tax in a Saturday election.
The tax would have funded the sheriff's office. It failed 65% to 35%. Just shy of 2000 people voted in the election. Voters in Livingston and Iberville Parishes approved tax items... more »
April 3, 2014 9:55 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- A coach, accused of pushing steroids on at least one high school athlete, bonded out of two jails by Thursday night.
Curtis Tsuruda was arrested Tuesday after parents of a Donaldsonville High School athlete reported their son was given steroids. When he talked with deputies, Tsuruda confessed to... more »
April 3, 2014 12:00 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing person.
Investigators say 50 year-old Justin Edward Camus was last seen at a residence on Duchamp Road in St. Martin Parish on April 1, about 12:45 p.m.
He drives a white... more »
April 1, 2014 10:33 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators believe a coach's hunger to win drove him to give his high school student athlete steroids.
Tuesday, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said what happened at Donaldsonville High is no joke. Aphysical education teacher was arrested for distributing steroids to a student.
... more »
April 1, 2014 12:27 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they beat up a woman in Ascension Parish.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Ashleigh Parker was fighting and arguing with another woman when she called over her boyfriend, 29-year-old Manly Gilley, and the two beat and kicked... more »
March 24, 2014 11:34 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - State police arrested a man they said was speeding when he ran over a 4-year-old riding his bike in Napoleonville Sunday.
Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a patrol vehicle tried to catch up with a speeding Chevy Tahoe on Highway 1. The Tahoe continued speeding into... more »
March 10, 2014 6:56 AM
PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy arrested last week could face additional discipline after he shoved an Addis police officer and threatened another officer who, during a routine traffic stop, pulled over a car containing the deputy's wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Maj. Ronald Graham, chief... more »
March 6, 2014 2:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday. Of those arrests, Gusman's office said that 440 were made on state charges, 330 on municipal charges and 125 for traffic violations. Charges ranged... more »
February 18, 2014 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for a woman seen using a stolen bank card.
The card was used to make unauthorized purchases at the Walmart on North Mall Drive, along with the Chevron and AT&T store on Siegen Lane on December 24,... more »
February 5, 2014 12:23 PM
ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies accused a Zachary man of raping a family member Wednesday.
Detectives booked Roman Vandiver, 30, into the parish jail on suspicion of simple forcible rape.
Investigators said the victim went to an emergency room on Jan. 29 and told hospital staff she'd been raped.... more »
January 29, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday.
Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
January 13, 2014 10:42 PM
GREENSBURG- Auditors, looking over the sheriff's accounting books here for the Legislative Auditor, suggest the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office keeps messy books and may have broken the law concerning how it purchased telephone equipment recently.
"The Sheriff violated the public bid law for the purchase of a $19,963... more »
January 10, 2014 11:23 AM
GONZALES - An ongoing investigation into prostitution has led to another arrest by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
28-year-old Gregory Hardin was booked into Ascension Parish Jail and charged with criminal conspiracy in soliciting prostitutes, committing prostitution with persons under 18, and trafficking of children for sex purposes.
... more »
January 6, 2014 12:02 PM
ABITA SPRINGS - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish are investigating the deaths of a 2-year-old girl and an adult man outside of a home near Abita Springs.
Sheriff Jack Strain tells the Times Picayune that they believe the man is related to the little girl, and is possibly her... more »
January 2, 2014 11:07 AM
ST. TAMMANY - A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning.
Deputy Cody Talley was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in stable but critical condition.
Investigators are trying to... more »
December 30, 2013 11:50 AM
HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released a photo of a man alleged to have threatened to kill a woman and who fled from the police.
Deputies said they tried to arrest 26-year-old Leroy Johnson on December 16 after the reported threats to harm and kill a female.... more »
December 13, 2013 5:37 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with Ascension Schools to initiate three surprise active shooter drills.
The drills simulated an intruder on campus and tested the readiness of teachers, students and staff.
During the drill, sheriff's deputies walked the halls to ensure every door was... more »
December 3, 2013 11:03 PM
PORT ALLEN- A family has filed suit against the sheriff's office in West Baton Rouge after a family member died in custody.
In court documents, the family of Ervin Edwards claim his death was unwarranted. Edwards died after being tazed following a disturbance last week.
But, Sheriff Mike... more »
November 18, 2013 9:02 PM
CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for at least one suspect seen burglarizing a number of cars in Comite Hills.
At least 15 vehicles were hit in the Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Victims say their cars were unlocked and the suspects were able to steal... more »
November 5, 2013 3:19 PM
MARINGOUIN- A man at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's substation in Maringouin stabbed himself in the chest Tuesday morning, but is expected to survive, authorities said.
The man, whose name was not released, was at the substation around 10 a.m. because a complaint related to a domestic dispute was being... more »
October 26, 2013 11:47 AM
SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office received a grant for $50,000 to expand its traffic enforcement.
Sheriff Steve Praytor said the money will be used to pay officers to work extra patrols on enforcing DWI checkpoints and speeding laws through September 2014.
The money came from the... 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 »
September 13, 2013 12:00 PM
LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested eight people in Livingston Parish this week as part of a drug investigation.
Spokesperson Lori Steele said on Monday deputies arrested Curtis Baxter, 33, of Baton Rouge; Robert Halford, 37, of Denhams Springs; Dedrick Thomas, 32, of Walker; Denise Mann, 42, of Walker; Chad... more »
September 5, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating what happened to a person found dead this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The victim's body was found out on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest around 6 a.m.
Investigators did not immediately call it a murder, saying they still... more »