January 26, 2015 6:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy's crime problem struck close to home for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the weekend as one of his family's cars was stolen, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
WWL-TV reports that deputies recovered the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee around 7:30 p.m.... more »
January 24, 2015 7:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say they found two pairs of missing LSU basketball shoes in the home of a teenager just a day after he was arrested for trespassing into Tiger Stadium.
Authorities say 17-year-old Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton admitted to having the shoes in his home shortly after... more »
January 13, 2015 11:41 AM
SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care after he answered his mother's cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention. Police in the city of Ogden say the boy's mother left the unlocked... more »
January 6, 2015 4:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The George Rodrigue family reported a thief walked off with a $250,000 Blue Dog painting from the late artist's French Quarter gallery Tuesday.
According to WWL-TV the theft happened around 3:15 p.m. at the gallery on Royal Street. The painting is titled "Wendy and Me", and... more »
January 6, 2015 12:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help tracking down a BBQ pit trailer which was stolen from a gas station in East Baton Rouge Parish recently.
Deputies said the trailer was taken on Dec. 28 around 5:25 a.m. from David's Mobil Station at 12101 Hooper Road.
... more »
December 31, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some packages are coming up missing in one Baton Rouge neighborhood and local authorities are on the case.
Homeowners in the Bel Aire community, near Belaire High School, caught two suspects on camera taking packages from their doorstep.
Police said the surveillance video they obtained... more »
December 31, 2014 1:04 PM
SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish said they arrested two men accused of stealing nearly 20 cases of commercial-grade fireworks on the morning of New Year's Eve.
According to investigators, the cases containing nearly 300 fireworks shells and fuses were taken sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec.... more »
December 31, 2014 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives asked for the public's help on Wednesday in identifying a woman accused of swindling two people out of $9,000 using stolen debit cards.
Police said the suspect approached two intoxicated individuals in the LSU area and offered them a ride. While giving the victims a... more »
December 31, 2014 3:45 AM
SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for 19 cases of professional fireworks stolen from a truck near Slidell. Capt. George Bonnett, the Sheriff's Office spokesman, says the Pyrotechnica company had planned to set them off for Bossier city's New Year's Eve show. Bonnett said in a... more »
December 30, 2014 10:58 AM
PIERRE PART - Deputies arrested two Assumption Parish teens after investigators said they stole a limousine from a funeral home while hitchhiking home this week.
Deputies charged 17-year-old Brandon Morris and 18-year-old Trey Hebert with motor vehicle theft after the Dec. 29 incident.
Investigators said Morris and Hebert... more »
December 24, 2014 10:54 AM
WATSONTOWN - Police say a Pennsylvania baby sitter stole a 2-year-old's Christmas present from under the tree and returned it to the store so he could pocket a $30 refund. Sunbury police arrested Sean Ashelman on Monday on theft, forgery and stolen property charges in connection with the heist of... more »
December 17, 2014 3:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Grinch is stealing holiday packages from the front door of homes in Baton Rouge.
One homeowner caught a crook red-handed stealing Christmas gifts in the Oak Hills Park subdivision off Siegen Lane. In the video you can see the man snooping around, eventually loading the... more »
December 17, 2014 12:20 PM
GULFPORT, MS - Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident. Police Chief Leonard Papania says in a news release that 23-year-old Michelle Shantel... more »
December 11, 2014 4:29 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help on Thursday in locating a Gonzales woman accused of cashing a stolen check at a local grocery store late in November.
Investigators said they began to investigation a forgery complaint after a woman, later identified as 29-year-old... more »
December 10, 2014 7:51 PM
BURLINGTON, VERMONT- Three students are accused of stealing a chicken mascot from a fraternity house at the University of Vermont and eating it for dinner. They killed it and cooked it in a dormitory. UVM police say 18-year-old Cameron Dube faces charges of trespassing, possession of stolen property and animal... more »
November 19, 2014 9:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - At least two men broke into a water garden center and stole about $5,000 worth of equipment.
They stole concrete fountains that weigh about 400 lbs. a piece between 3:30 and 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Harb's Oasis on Coursey Blvd.
The heist was caught on... more »
October 8, 2014 11:51 AM
HATTIESBURG, MS - Hattiesburg police are investigating the death of a Chilean flamingo stolen from the Hattiesburg Zoo early Tuesday. Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, said the female flamingo was taken about 1:08 a.m. It was located about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and was returned to the... more »
September 24, 2014 2:29 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September. The Champaign, Illinois-based chain said in a news release that stores in 37 states across the United States were affected.
Jimmy John's believes... more »
September 5, 2014 10:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Campus Police Department is looking to identify a man wanted for questioning in connection with an August vehicle burglary.
LSUPD said the vehicle burglary was reported on Aug. 20 after a credit card was stolen from a vehicle parked on campus. The stolen card... more »
August 5, 2014 5:51 PM
NEW YORK - A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of sifting out online security... more »
July 8, 2014 2:50 PM
GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who used a stolen credit card on July 4 at a convenience store in Gonzales.
The victim said they were not sure where the card was stolen from, but said their account history shows a total of five... more »
June 26, 2014 7:27 PM
PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT- Call it a case of hamburglary as a giant, plastic cheeseburger was stolen from a burger joint. Steve's Grill was hit by burglars who took a six foot fiberglass hamburger statue from the front of the place. The owner says the display is the symbol of his business... more »
May 28, 2014 7:52 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police are on the lookout for some military medals stolen from an 89-year-old World War II veteran. Investigators are monitoring pawn shops and antique stores. The medals were in a frame and were stolen from Roy Hopper's house during a burglary in Albuquerque last month. He was... more »
May 21, 2014 5:25 PM
ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman recently after they said she sold two stolen electric guitars and a stolen TV to a pawn shop.
Deputies arrested Amanda Villar, 23, on May 15 for charges of theft and possession of stolen things. They said she also... more »
March 21, 2014 2:45 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla.- Police in Florida say a Michigan tourist has returned a wrestling shoe autographed by Hulk Hogan that she took from a store in Clearwater. Authorities say the woman called the professional wrestling icon's Clearwater Beach store Thursday, saying she wanted to return the shoe. A security camera captured... more »
February 25, 2014 7:30 PM
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- A man who pined over his stolen 1965 Volkswagen Beetle for 40 years can now get it back.
Joe MacDonald of Knoxville, Tennessee used to buy and fix up VW Bugs to sell but says he never stopped grieving for the red convertible he says he had... more »
February 15, 2014 5:51 PM
UPDATE - Perry said the kayak has been found safe and sound, and thanked everyone for their concern.
BATON ROUGE - A man's only means to visit where his girlfriend drowned was stolen from his front yard this week.
Luke Perry says he used his kayak to float... more »
February 10, 2014 9:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man who robbed a computer repair store Monday threatened an employee with a knife.
The robbery happened at Dot Calm Computer Repairs on Government Street. The owner says the man got away with $100 in cash and a used iPhone.
"You know, young, ignorant... more »
February 7, 2014 10:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park area of Baton Rouge has had a handful of burglaries in the past week. Neighbors say items have been disappearing from their homes in the morning, after people head to work.
"We know that we're being watched," said Malcolm Young. "That's the thing... more »
February 7, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- A hit and run in St. Gabriel turned into a manhunt with a deadly end in Baton Rouge.
St. Gabriel Police said Robert Bloodworth, 39, shot and killed himself at his home after police had questioned him about a traffic incident earlier Friday.
Police said they... more »
November 15, 2013 9:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The brother of a disabled man who had $50,000 stolen from him is livid with the accused crook.
Dustin Gant, 31, is accused of stealing from a 58-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer's .
"I just wanted to physically hurt the guy," the victim's brother told... more »
November 8, 2013 10:28 PM
KENTWOOD- Hunting guns are among the items stolen from fishing and hunting camps in northern Tangipahoa Parish.
The sheriff's office said Friday, several weekend retreats have been burglarized along Highway 51 near the Mississippi state line. Sometimes, the thieves have broken in with force.
A spokesperson said pellet... more »
September 1, 2013 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Detectives cleared a "person of interest" after Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle was stolen Friday evening.
Deputies say the truck was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland Road in Baton Rouge.
It was located later Friday... more »
August 31, 2013 7:42 PM
LIVINGSTON- Sheriff Jason Ard released a statement via Facebook Saturday afternoon, after his family's pick-up truck was stolen from a restaurant in Baton Rouge a day earlier.
"Criminals don't discriminate. Even though I wear a 'Sheriff's Hat', I'm now a victim," Ard said.
The crooks were able to... more »
August 31, 2013 2:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Deputies in East Baton Rouge are looking for a man dressed as a woman as a "person of interest" for stealing Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle Friday evening.
It was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland in Baton... 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 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 6, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - It appears sacred words written by the voice of LSU's football stadium were stolen by another university and at times, used word for word.
In 2010, Dan Borne wrote his Ode to Tiger Stadium, which ends with the unforgettable line: "It's Saturday night in Death Valley".... more »
July 27, 2013 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - State wildlife and fisheries regulators are seeking the public's help in finding six missing mooring buoys on Independence Island Reef. The buoys went missing in late June from the reef located about three miles northeast of Grand Isle. The buoys are provided to give fishermen an identifiable... more »
July 25, 2013 9:22 PM
ROBERT - A church plans to get their money back by holding a bake sale, after their safe was stolen earlier this week.
The safe was swiped Monday morning from Crossgate Church in Tangipahoa Parish. Pastor Louis Husser is still in shock that someone would steal from a church.... 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 »
July 23, 2013 6:31 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Nearly a month after 80 iPads and a laptop were stolen from West Feliciana High School, investigators said five arrested suspects are cooperating.
Deputies arrested twin brothers Robert and Roderick Washington, 17, of St. Francisville along with three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16 on burglary... more »
July 18, 2013 8:50 AM
GONZALES - Gonzales police are asking the public for help to identify a man who they say used a counterfeit check at a local retail store.
The suspect made a purchase with a stolen check work a little more than $800 from a Baton Rouge couple.
He left... more »
July 5, 2013 10:53 AM
GONZALES - Investigators said a man who stole a van with two kids inside surrendered today, and faces armed robbery charges on top of kidnapping and auto theft.
Gonzales Police said the parents of John Wallace Aguillard Jr., 19, of Gonzales turned him in Friday morning.
Detectives said... more »
July 3, 2013 6:10 PM
DUTCHTOWN- Ascension Parish deputies arrested a couple from Violet, after patrols spotted their suspicious van stealing diesel early Tuesday morning.
Deputies charged Brandon Angelety, 32, and his wife, Jairomeora Angelety, 30, with felony theft of diesel fuel.
Investigators said the pair were first spotted on surveillance footage at... more »
July 1, 2013 3:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released pictures today of a man they said used a stolen credit card at several Baton Rouge businesses, and asked for the public's help identifying him.
Police said the suspect, a man between the age of 20 and 30 and driving a Chevy Impala, used... more »
June 20, 2013 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one person after a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge overnight which they said involved a gun stolen from New Orleans Police.
Lt. Don Kelly said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jermaine Ruffen, 29, on suspicion of shooting and killing Anthony Jerard Jones, 29, and injuring... more »
June 10, 2013 2:52 PM
WALKER - Police arrested four men they said stole a safe from the the Walker Baptist Church last month.
Walker Police arrested Matthew LeRoy, 19, Justin Kent Slinker, 18, Christopher Allen Parker, 19, all of Walker on June 6. They also arrested Tarence Fisher, 20, of Walker on June... more »
June 3, 2013 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday. The measure revives a law struck down... more »
May 29, 2013 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of two people they said used stolen checks at East Baton Rouge Parish stores last month.
Investigators said the two people, a man and a woman, used checks stolen from the victim's mailbox to make purchases as three different Walmart stores between... more »
May 24, 2013 6:14 PM
WALKER- Police are looking for leads after a church was burglarized and a 300-pound safe stolen overnight.
Police were called when workers at Walker Baptist Church on Florida Boulevard noticed the crime when they got to work earlier in the day.
"It appears that the offenders entered the... more »
May 21, 2013 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released surveillance photos today of a couple sought in connection with an armed robbery at the LSU campus.
Investigators said the couple were using a card reported stolen in an armed robbery on April 27. Police said three juveniles were arrested in connection with... more »
May 17, 2013 8:48 AM
PARIS- A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival. Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said a culprit or culprits... more »
April 30, 2013 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released the image of a man sought in connection with a stolen credit card used at an East Baton Rouge Walmart.
Detectives said the stolen card was used to purchase a touch screen computer at the store on April 2 around 3 p.m. Surveillance... more »
April 22, 2013 7:52 PM
MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA- A woman learns her punishment in May for stealing a car and laptop from Singer Huey Lewis, the front man for the band, Huey Lewis and the News. Katherine Gallagher pleaded guilty to having stolen property in Marin County after she was stopped in the stolen rental... more »
April 4, 2013 7:48 PM
DUBUQUE, IOWA- An 18-pound tortoise that vanished from the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium was found alive in an elevator of the building. Administrators at the facility believe it was stolen and the thief quietly returned it after publicity about the theft. The tortoise is named Cashew and was... more »
April 4, 2013 1:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies released pictures of two women they said used a stolen credit card recently, and offered a reward for help identifying them.
Investigators said the women used the card at a Family Dollar store on Plank Road the afternoon of Feb. 28. They said the card... more »
March 5, 2013 7:40 PM
PACIFICA, California- An 82 foot luxury yacht was removed from a beach after three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer and then ran it aground. Police arrested the accused thieves and they're in the county jail. The yacht "Darlin" was recognized by the owner after it shown... more »
February 21, 2013 4:03 PM
GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating several vehicle thefts and attempted break-ins in the northern part of St. Helena Parish.
Detective Joe Chaney said two vehicles were stolen and several attempts to steal others were made Wednesday night. He said they have no information on the thieves at... more »
February 1, 2013 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's detectives arrested three people in separate burglary cases around the parish.
Detectives arrested Antoine Johnson, 46, Derrick Bailey, 33, and Clifton Smith, 28, charging each with burglary.
Investigators say Johnson burglarized Grady Crawford Construction stealing tools, Smith broke into cars, and Bailey was caught in... more »
January 31, 2013 5:46 PM
BAKER- A former Baker Police Department DARE officer has been arrested as part of Louisiana State Police investigation, accused of taking money from students.
Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps says Jason Doyle resigned last summer because of department policy issues. Knaps says when a new officer took over the... more »
January 11, 2013 4:41 PM
WALKER - Deputies arrested several people recently in connection with the theft of guns and other items from two law enforcement units in Walker.
Spokesperson Lori Steele with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 7 investigators arrested Joseph Baldwin, 26, after finding his DNA at the crime... more »
January 4, 2013 6:29 PM
LIVINGSTON - Detectives are trying to track down multiple weapons, including a police issued AR-15 fully automatic assault rifle, which were stolen from a deputy's unit Wednesday morning.
News 2 has learned a Baton Rouge Police unit was robbed as well. Both thefts happened in Walker.
The Sheriff's... more »
January 4, 2013 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a man they said stole thousands of dollars worth of gear from the locker room at the Football Operations Building.
Police arrested Justin Aaron Miller, 24, on Wednesday in suspicion of three counts of simple burglary. They said he has no affiliation with... more »
January 3, 2013 3:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are looking for two men who carjacked a Sewerage and Water Board truck. Police say the men demanded the keys at gunpoint about noon Thursday from three sewerage board employees who were working in the back of the truck. Nobody was hurt. The truck... more »
December 6, 2012 3:53 PM
BAKER - Police arrested a mother and her two teenage children in connection with a series of burglaries which happened recently around Baker, then said they had to re-arrest one of the kids after they posted threatening messages on the internet.
Police Chief Mike Knaps said on Monday detectives... more »
December 5, 2012 10:38 AM
BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding an alleged shooting victim in Assumption Parish.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Tony Rodriguez Jr., 23, is missing after he was possibly shot during a robbery yesterday.
The sheriff said deputies were called by someone who said... more »
November 30, 2012 12:17 PM
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Police on the southern Caribbean island of Curacao say thieves boarded a boat and stole about 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million. Curacao police spokesman Reggie Huggins says the band of thieves assaulted the captain in the early-morning heist. The captain and several others on... more »
November 23, 2012 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The owner of a 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus said it was found near a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thanksgiving morning.
Shelly Roy with Roselawn Monuments said police informed him the statue had been found near the business on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
... more »
November 14, 2012 3:21 PM
GONZALES - Gonzales Police asked for the public's help today tracking down two women they said used a stolen credit card.
Police said the card was taken back on Sept. 4 from an St. Elizabeth Hospital employee's purse, and later used at the Gonzales K-Mart.
Investigators said the... more »
October 26, 2012 3:12 PM
PONCHATOULA - Two teenagers face charges after a Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputy noticed they were driving an ATV that did not have a key in the ignition, indicating that it may have been stolen. 18-year-old Jacob McMorris was booked Thursday on a charge of possession of stolen property and driving... more »
October 19, 2012 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man almost lost his lottery winnings when someone else took his ticket and tried to claim it was theirs.
Jerry Firth told News 2 after a recent lottery drawing he'd asked a friend of his to look at the ticket and see if he'd... more »
October 9, 2012 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Technology could help police find a stolen iPhone.
A few days after it was taken the victim, Neal McRoberts, noticed a new contact list synced to his iCloud contacts, an Apple internet-based storage system.
"These are people that I clearly don't know, and it dawned... more »
August 15, 2012 2:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they found nothing dangerous in a stolen truck abandoned behind a building on Market Place Avenue near Sherwood Forest, which prompted an evacuation as bomb squad members investigated.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said earlier the truck reportedly smelled of a chemical,... more »
August 15, 2012 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE- Police evacuated an area off Sherwood Forest Blvd. after the bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned truck.
Police responded out to the truck, which they said was stolen and found behind a building on Market Place Ave. this morning around 9 a.m.
BRPD... more »
August 13, 2012 4:13 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested three kids after they said the trio stole weapons on display at the Old City Hall in Denham Springs.
Detective Zach Albritten with Denham Springs Police said the boys, two 12-year-olds and a 15-year-old, were arrested after taking a number of firearms, including two... more »
August 13, 2012 3:10 PM
Denham Springs- Three people accused of stealing numerous items in three states, are now behind bars in Livingston Parish.
Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Burglary Division were led to 23140 Highway 16 in Denham Springs, where they recovered the items, including tires, rims, tools, farm equipment and a... more »
July 12, 2012 10:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested one of their own after investigators said he stole an arrested man's cell phone.
A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Officer Jake Chutsz, 27, was arrested last night for felony theft and malfeasance in office.
Investigators said Chutsz took the... more »
July 10, 2012 4:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are looking for two men accused of possessing 10 alligators stolen from the Audubon Zoo. Zoo workers found signs of a break-in at a gift shop before the zoo opened July 4 - and only five baby gators in a tank that had held... more »
June 28, 2012 6:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - "Shocked" and "disgusted" were two words on many veterans' minds after they learned the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional.
The Act would have made it illegal for anyone to display military metals as accomplishments that he or she did not earn.... more »