February 18, 2014 11:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - An Alabama man has been arrested in Baton Rouge for filing false state income tax returns in Louisiana.
Investigators say John Nikolakis received nearly $32,000 in refunds by filing false returns over the last four plus years.
He faces 23 counts of filing false public... 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 15, 2014 12:15 PM
METAIRIE - A Kenner woman has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $133,000 from patients at a Metairie nursing home. The Louisiana attorney general's office says in a news release that 37-year-old Dina Maumus was booked into the Jefferson Parish jail this week with 24 counts of felony... 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 »
January 30, 2014 11:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man wanted in connection with several thefts.
Police say Larry Anthony Sherman posted ads on Craigslist to sell used vehicles.
They say he received a total of $8600 in three separate incidents, meeting with buyers, then disappearing without... more »
January 16, 2014 3:11 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case.
In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... more »
January 15, 2014 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - State troopers arrested three people from Florida after discovering numerous stolen licenses, credit cards and social security cards in a routine traffic stop.
Louisiana State Police officers said they pulled over the trio on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish for a traffic violation around 7:30... more »
January 14, 2014 2:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are on the lookout for a number of individuals wanted for theft.
Detectives say the individuals were seen in the Cortana Walmart making purchases with stolen checks.
They say the checks were taken from a vehicular burglary.
If... more »
January 7, 2014 12:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators accused a Baton Rouge man this week of scamming at least three area attorneys.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Gregory James Edwards, 32, on multiple accounts of felony theft.
Police say Edwards claimed to have been in traffic crashes, then took cash advances from the... more »
December 13, 2013 5:56 AM
KENNER - Police in Kenner say a man has been arrested after failing to return most of the $7,000 erroneously deposited into his bank account. Police said 36-year-old William Lopez claimed he thought the money was a "gift from God." Kenner Police Sgt. Brian McGregor says the mix-up occurred Dec.... more »
December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
COVINGTON- A man wanted for a series of smooth-talking heists in the Baton Rouge area was taken down in St. Tammany Parish Monday.
Deputies arrested Shane Richey, 42, of Maurepas, after a pursuit.
Before his arrest, Richey was wanted in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish on various theft... more »
December 4, 2013 11:46 AM
ALEXANDRIA - Yet another person is being charged with stealing fuel from a worksite at England Airpark.
Sheriff deputies in Rapides Parish say 18-year-old Matthew Thomas Curd is the eighth person arrested in the case. Curd turned himself in and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. The... more »
November 12, 2013 11:25 PM
CENTRAL- Deputies arrested two people for a heist at a daycare where the tuition drop box was stolen.
Investigators said $5000 was inside and was taken. They called it an inside job since someone working for Lil Wildcats Daycare on Joor Road helped.
Michael Carter and Michael Bigham... more »
November 12, 2013 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are asking for your help in identifying suspects wanted for credit card theft.
Detectives say the individuals were seen on surveillance video, inside an area Walmart on November 3 around 6:24 a.m. making purchases with a stolen credit card.
They say the... 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 »
November 8, 2013 6:33 PM
AMITE, La. - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a husband and wife, accused of stealing several thousand dollars from Roseland Baptist Church.
Investigators said Greg and Jamie Lynn Howell stole from the church by forging checks. They were each charged with 62 counts of forgery.
The couple... more »
November 7, 2013 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs man who is suspected of stealing his grandmother's checks and cashing them for personal use.
Detectives said Brice Cantrell stole several checks from his 82-year-old grandmother.
According to investigators, Cantrell cashed one check in Livingston Parish and two in... more »
November 5, 2013 11:01 PM
NATALBANY- A grandmother is promising to take better care of her grandchildren since her son and his girlfriend were arrested when five children were found in a hoarder's paradise.
"I've been doing a lot of crying and a lot of praying," Tammy May told WBRZ News 2 in an... more »
November 5, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating another pharmacy burglar here.
The N & T Pharmacy on Marque Ann Drive was hit for the second time in two months.
Investigators believe the same person is likely responsible since both times since the burglar tried to get inside by busting holes... more »
November 5, 2013 11:39 AM
NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said an arrest warrant for theft in Tangipahoa Parish led them to five young children living in deplorable conditions.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Yance May in Natalbany Monday night on suspicion of theft and failure to appear.
Sheriff's department spokesperson Dawn... more »
October 31, 2013 11:10 PM
CENTRAL- Three men are wanted after they struck in the cover of darkness and stole bicycles from children.
Now, people in a neighborhood off Sullivan Road are on alert.
The crooks were seen on surveillance video walking up to a carport and riding off with three bikes. One... more »
October 31, 2013 7:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University custodian has been booked on accusations he stole several laptop computers and projectors from the university. 31-year-old Brandon D. Square faces three counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Southern University Police Chief Ronald Stevens said investigators zeroed in on Square after concluding... more »
October 17, 2013 8:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing items from the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office will appear before a judge Thursday for arraignment.
One of the defendants, William Colvin, is the son of State District Judge Kay Bates.
He's accused, along with his girlfriend Debra Bell,... more »
October 9, 2013 9:13 AM
ZACHARY - Authorities need help tracking down a woman whom they say made purchases using a stolen card.
Police say the woman allegedly stole the victim's wallet from her purse at a local store.
The suspect then went to a grocery store and charged more than $1,000.
... more »
October 8, 2013 2:07 PM
KENNER- A second former St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has surrendered to authorities for using the department's gas card to buy $70.20 worth of gas for his personal vehicle. Kenner police say 33-year-old Kenny Guidry, of LaPlace, was booked with malfeasance, theft and access device fraud. 38-year-old Gregory Cali,... more »
October 1, 2013 10:32 PM
PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter.
Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
October 1, 2013 8:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies say an employee at the Renaissance hotel in Baton Rouge is accused of stealing more than $34,000 from hotel safe deposits and altering financial records to cover his tracks.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Matthew D. Dziadosz on... more »
September 24, 2013 8:56 AM
BELLE CHASSE- A Belle Chasse woman and her two daughters are accused of theft from the Plaquemines Animal and Welfare Society's Belle Chasse shelter. The Times-Picayune reports 41-year-old Denise McCoy Manger, 19-year-old Tori Michelle Manger and 23-year-old Tawny Colleen Manger turned themselves in on Monday. Authorities says Denise Manger confessed... more »
September 23, 2013 7:31 PM
HONOLULU, HAWAII- A clever thief used duct tape over the mouths of some goats to keep them quiet as he stole 23 purebreds worth about $10,000 from a farm in Kahku, on Oahu's north shore. But the thief left behind other goats with rope around their necks and duct tape... more »
September 18, 2013 12:07 PM
BOSSIER CITY - An employee of an armored car company is facing more theft charges today for stealing deposit bags full of cash.
34 year old Robert Posey was arrested in Caddo Parish yesterday, accused of stealing a deposit bag containing $60,000. Today, he was arrested in Bossier Parish... more »
September 16, 2013 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Five people in the Baton Rouge area are being charged with tax fraud and identify theft totaling claims over more than $1.4 million.
The charges come from an initiative by U.S. Attorney's Office, the IRS and the U.S. Department of Justice to combat stolen identify and... more »
September 11, 2013 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved changes to how community centers operate after a worker was accused of theft.
Cash will no longer be accepted.
Police accuse Matthew Patterson of taking more than $3600 from the Leo Butler Community Center in Old South Baton Rouge. Investigators said he collected... more »
September 6, 2013 9:52 AM
PONCHATOULA - Students and faculty returned to a Tangipahoa Parish high school Friday to find their building burglarized.
School janitors notified deputies of the incident this morning at Ponchatoula High.
The suspects reportedly broke through several doors and windows to enter the building.
Detectives are still processing... more »
September 4, 2013 3:17 PM
DONALSONVILLE - A St. James woman has been arrested on felony theft charges.
On August 30, Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies went to the Dollar General Store in Donaldsonville, where they learned that five deposits were missing, totaling over $11,000.
Natalie August admitted she had been taking cash from... more »
August 30, 2013 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they said he stole numerous air conditioning units throughout the Baton Rouge area.
Investigators said they caught Brent Ducote, 38, of Lake Charles shortly after he tried to steal an AC unit from a local business they were staking out.
... more »
August 26, 2013 8:04 AM
HAMMOND - Hammond police have arrested a man accused of stealing $200,000 worth of property from storage facilities in five parishes, including multiple facilities in Hammond.
Lt. Vincent Giannobile says 39-year-old Sherod Champ of New Orleans was booked by Hammond police with 42 counts of burglary at Hammond-area storage... more »
August 22, 2013 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a Mississippi man is accused of stealing $14,500 worth of timber from a 76-year-old landowner in Washington Parish. The agency says 66-year-old Eugene Matthews of Tylertown was booked Aug. 9 in Washington Parish on charges of exploitation of the... more »
August 21, 2013 9:03 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish need your help tracking down a woman who allegedly made several purchases with a stolen credit card.
Detectives say the woman stole the victim's wallet at a Wal-Mart in Prairieville.
She later charged more than $2,500 in electronic and gift card purchases... more »
August 20, 2013 7:48 PM
SHELTON, CONNECTICUT- A convenience store clerk went to the hospital in critical-condition after trying to stop the theft of two signs featuring images of actor David Hasselhoff. Authorities say he saw a man put the cutouts in his SUV and then was hit by the truck and dragged and landed... more »
August 19, 2013 6:21 PM
GONZALES - Tonight, the pizza delivery driver police said was robbed in Gonzales shared with News 2 what happened before officers shot the suspect.
"It was kind of surreal," said Louis Wright, who was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. "I thought someone was playing a joke on me, basically... more »
August 14, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of stealing drugs and other items from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office said he made around $200,000 of the loot. He is believed to have stashed the money in numerous bank accounts, which were frozen the WBRZ News 2... more »
August 8, 2013 4:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man wanted for stealing thousands of dollars from a community center turned himself in Thursday, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Don Coppola.
Matthew Patterson III is a former employee of the Leo Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge. Police say Patterson is responsible for... 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 24, 2013 8:05 PM
ROBERT- Sheriff's deputies have recovered a stolen safe related to a burglary at a church in this small Tangipahoa Parish community.
Deputies have apparently found the mangled box, according to ActionNews17.com . The church's pastor said the vault is destroyed. A picture he released to the site shows it... more »
July 22, 2013 11:29 PM
ROBERT- Thousands of dollars in donations were stolen from a church Monday morning.
The thieves hit Crossgate Church and took the entire safe, which weighs close to 100 pounds Louis Husser, the pastor, said.
"They knew exactly where it was," he said.
Inside the safe was money... more »
July 19, 2013 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor and other agencies are stepping in to investigate possible wrongdoing by a Capital Area Transit System board member.
The agency told News 2 they plan to make it a priority case, but it could take up to three months for a complete investigation... more »
July 18, 2013 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury handed up indictments for six people, including a judge's son, in connection with a scheme which led to the theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse last year.
The indictment includes charges of malfeasance in... more »
July 18, 2013 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help finding an armed man who they said attacked someone near the campus this week and stole their cell phone.
Capt. Cory Lalonde said it happened Wednesday morning on Highland near Nicholson Extension. They said the victim was walking along... more »
July 11, 2013 10:33 PM
ROBERT- Two men are charged with 134 counts of burglary, collectively, after a storage facility was burglarized recently.
Bradley Williams, 22, and Anthony Rogers, 25, were arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies.
Investigators said they found stolen items from the facility at a a house linked to the... more »
July 9, 2013 11:29 AM
GONZALES - Gonzales Police released photos of a pair of men they said stole two big-screen televisions from a Walmart, and asked for the public's help identifying them.
Police say the two stole the TV's from the Gonzales store on Saturday, June 22 around 9:30pm.
They said the... more »
July 8, 2013 2:20 PM
GONZALES - Detectives asked for the public's help figuring out who stole four tires and rims from a 2008 GMC Yukon at Duplessis GMC in the 2500 block of S. Burnside Avenue in Gonzales.
They say the tires and rims, which were valued over $1,000, were believed to be... 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 3, 2013 10:25 AM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Violet couple in two diesel thefts. Maj. Kevin Hanna says 32-year-old Brandon Angelety and 30-year-old Jairomeora Angelety are accused of stealing nearly 500 gallons of diesel on May 29 from the Purpera Super Stop gas station as well as trying to... more »
June 12, 2013 12:41 PM
BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested five adults and a juvenile in the theft of livestock from a farm northeast of Bastrop. Deputies tell the Bastrop Enterprise reports the suspects were arrested over the weekend. Robert B. McKinney, Rowdy Shane Ray, Carey R. Hutchinson, Kayla M. Stevenson and... more »
June 10, 2013 9:09 PM
WALKER - People in Walker were able to rest easy Monday night, after four alleged thieves were arrested and charged.
Matthew LeRoy,19, Justin Kent Slinker, 18, Christopher Allen Parker, 19, and Tarence Fisher , 20, were arrested for simple burglary of a religious building. The crime happened at Walker... more »
June 5, 2013 5:54 PM
WALKER - After thieves nabbed a 300-pound safe from Walker Baptist Church, their youth group are scrambling to make sure they have enough money to pay for their summer trips.
"First thing I thought about was what they stole, and I was like, that's all our trip money," said... more »
June 4, 2013 8:47 AM
BELLE CHASSE- A 38-year-old Terrytown woman has been booked with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $103,000 from the Belle Chasse restaurant she managed. The Times-Picayune reports Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Kristen Carroll on Friday. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Carroll was employed there from July 2011 until June 2012.... more »
May 30, 2013 3:14 PM
Gonzales- A pizza delivery driver in Ascension Parish is under arrest after a local food chain management employee found discrepancies in customers credit card bills referencing the amount of tips applied to a couple bills.
Jordan Morgan, of Gonzales, has been charged with two counts of forgery and theft.... more »
May 29, 2013 2:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released a picture of a man seen breaking into a vehicle in East Baton Rouge Parish earlier this month.
Investigators said the vehicle was parked at the Lowe's at 10303 S. Mall Drive on May 21 when its owner came out and saw someone... 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 23, 2013 7:22 PM
WALKER- Police are looking for leads after a church was burglarized and a 300 lb. safe was stolen overnight.
"It appears that the offenders entered the Church building through an unsecured window," said Walker Police Capt. John Sharp, who sent a news release about the crime to media Thursday... more »
May 22, 2013 11:36 AM
SLIDELL- A 52-year-old Slidell retirement home employee is facing several theft charges after police say she stole jewelry and a digital camera from residents and then sold the items to local pawn shops. The Times-Picayune reports Stephanie Ducre is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on a $25,000... more »
May 4, 2013 3:34 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby Silicon Valley to create... more »
May 2, 2013 10:19 PM
HAMMOND- Sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen pick-up used in a smash-and-grab robbery earlier this week.
The thieves used the truck to pull the façade of the building off, and yank an ATM out of Ryan's Deli.
Parts of the stolen ATM were found in Baton Rouge. Police said... more »
April 30, 2013 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish released photos of three men sought in connection with a stolen identities case.
Deputies said on Feb. 26 the three men used two victims' credit card information at the Walmart on North Mall Drive to buy gift cards worth $1,200.... more »
April 29, 2013 10:31 PM
HAMMOND- Thieves used a pick-up truck to tear-off the front of a building and steal the ATM inside.
Sheriff's deputies said the crooks hooked a chain to the front doors of Ryan's Deli on South Range Road and pulled them down. The framework around the doors and a portion... more »
April 29, 2013 5:26 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they stole a vehicle from an Ascension Parish church parking lot, then abandoned it.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the parish sheriff's office said investigators in St. James Parish arrested Erick Byington, 32, and Ashley Nicole Lee, 23, both... more »
April 26, 2013 11:11 AM
KENNER - Police have arrested a former employee of a Kenner jewelry store accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth jewelry. A Kenner police spokesman tells The Times-Picayune 23-year-old Darius Williams was booked Wednesday with theft of $1,500 or more. The jewelry store contacted authorities in last August after they... more »
April 11, 2013 10:05 AM
ALBUQUEQUE, N.M.- An Albuquerque man accused of breaking into "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston's car late last year and stealing a script has been arrested again. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office records show that 29-year-old Xavier McAfee was arrested Wednesday on another count of auto burglary. Deputies arrested McAfee last month... more »
March 27, 2013 12:59 PM
GRETNA - A former Louisiana lawmaker has been booked on a theft charge that is reportedly tied to a probe of a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina. A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says former state Rep. Sherman Copelin Jr. surrendered to investigators Wednesday. He also was booked... more »
March 19, 2013 8:31 AM
JENNINGS - Police say a 44-year-old Jennings man was arrested after a crawfish farmer caught him stealing crawfish from his pond.
The American Press reports James Darrel Dubroc was arrested Sunday and booked with trespassing and theft of crawfish by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office.
Dubroc was... more »
March 11, 2013 3:51 PM
PINEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Pineville woman after they said she admitted to stealing thousands from the truck stop casino she used to work for.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Tabitha McKee, 33, on suspicion of stealing around $68,000 from the casino.
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said... more »
March 5, 2013 7:32 PM
TUCSON, Arizona- Thieves grabbed and ran off with two Girl Scout Troops' cash boxes while they were selling cookies outside stores. In one case, the scouts were outside a grocery store when two women spoke with the girls before one grabbed the cash box containing about $375. The women got... more »
February 19, 2013 7:20 AM
BRUSSELS - Police are looking for eight men who drove onto the tarmac of Brussels international airport and robbed millions of dollars worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane. Officials say the armed and masked men crashed through the security perimeter fence around the airport with two... more »
February 17, 2013 10:32 AM
MONROE - A change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in Louisiana with trying use a fraudulent Social Security number to obtain a drivers license and identification documents. William Lyman Agnew is scheduled to charge his plea to guilty in U.S. District Court in Monroe. He... more »
February 14, 2013 7:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man accused of stealing expensive Champagne and thousands of dollars from a gas station has been arrested after authorities say he returned to the store a few hours after the crime. Marvin Davis was booked with armed robbery after police arrested him at around... more »
February 12, 2013 7:53 PM
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Authorities say a 64-year-old Dallas man is accused of staging a home invasion at his parents' Natchitoches home to cover his theft of coins and cash from a safe at the house. Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies say Burton Paul Dupuy III was arrested Monday and booked with... more »
February 8, 2013 2:19 PM
GEISMAR - Deputies arrested a contract worker at Honeywell Chemical Plant in Geismar after he was accused of stealing diesel fuel.
Investigators in Ascension Parish said Jerry McBride from Denham Springs stole 300 gallons of off-road diesel from Honeywell's loading dock.
Deputies booked McBride into the Ascension Parish... more »
February 7, 2013 6:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a Baton Rouge home builder accused of failing to pay more than 30 subcontractors more than $528,000 on four home building projects in 2012. Quinn Martin, was booked Tuesday on 54 counts of misapplication of payments by a contractor and four counts of felony... 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 »