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  • Former police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance Play Video

    July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Brusly's former police chief pleaded "no contest" to malfeasance charges Thursday in connection with a missing guns and cash case from his time in office. Jamie Whaley didn't utter a word as he exited the courtroom. He admitted to stealing guns and forging signatures on department... more »
  • 79-year-old wakes to find burglar inside her home Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 79-year-old woman said she lived the worst nightmare of her life after going to sleep Wednesday. At some point overnight, Aynn Murray said she woke up and found a man in her home, rummaging through her things. She said he was helping himself to clothes... more »
  • Police seek help after nut theft, post mug shot of squirrel

    July 7, 2015 11:44 AM

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI - Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts. The Shelby Township Police Department says a truck and trailer packed with 18 pallets of walnuts and other snack... more »
  • Suspect surrenders in car wash robbery

    July 2, 2015 12:33 PM

    WALKER - Investigators said a man caught on camera destroying cash boxes at a Livingston Parish car wash to get at the coins inside surrendered Thursday. Deputies booked 27-year-old Henry M. Taylor IV of Baton Rouge into the Livingston Parish Jail on charges of simple burglary and five counts... more »
  • Walker Police search for car wash bandit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 11:16 PM

    WALKER - Police are searching for a man who robbed a car wash last month. He was caught on camera going from coin box to coin box. It happened at Bayou Self Car Wash on Walker South Road early in the morning on May 5. Police said the man... more »
  • LSU Police officer accused of theft

    June 22, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators arrested an LSU Police officer after Louisiana State Police said she was caught skimming money from the agency's books over several years. Authorities charged 46-year-old Carrie Richardson-Heckard of Denham Springs with felony theft. LSP said she was the treasurer for the LSU Police Association from... more »
  • 4 arrested in St. Francisville four-wheeler thefts

    June 19, 2015 6:16 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish arrested four men Friday believed to be behind a pair of ATV thefts in the St. Francisville area. Deputies said neighbors tipped them off to a vehicle with suspicious people in it, and when they attempted to stop the vehicle,... more »
  • APSO deputies look for 2 suspects in attempted theft

    June 17, 2015 4:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for two suspects behind the attempted robbery of a Prairieville Smoothie King last Friday. Deputies said two men entered the business, located on Highway 73, and placed an order. One of the men began an argument with the cashier over... more »
  • Theft suspect using tiny getaway car busted

    June 10, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A serial burglary suspect was booked into jail overnight after a pursuit into Livingston Parish, the sheriff's office said. Donald Shirey, Jr., is charged with theft, entering after being forbidden, flight from an officer, damage to property and various drug and traffic offenses after running from... more »
  • Theft suspect leads deputies on two-parish chase

    June 9, 2015 11:31 PM

    CENTRAL - A suspect in a theft case took East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies on a five-mile chase Tuesday evening. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was wanted for stealing from the Walmart and hit a deputy's cruiser on their way out of the parking lot.... more »
  • My information's been hacked... what now?

    June 5, 2015 12:06 PM

    The entire U.S. federal workforce may be at risk after yet another intrusion from what security experts believe were hackers based in China. The Department of Homeland Security says that data from the Office of Personnel Management - the human resources department for the federal government - and the Interior... more »
  • Deputies arrest accused marina crook

    June 5, 2015 12:19 AM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies booked a man into jail on burglary charges Thursday. John Thomas Jones is charged with three counts related to thefts in the parking lot of a bar and marina over Memorial Day weekend. Bond was set at $45,000 for the thefts, which included cookies.... more »
  • Two accused in long-running receipts racket

    June 4, 2015 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested two people Wednesday after investigators said they were involved in a long-running theft operation in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies say that April Parker, 38 and Kevin Warren, 49, used discarded or lost receipts to steal and return items to local retailers. An... more »
  • Man wanted after stuffing dirt bike into tiny car

    June 1, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a brave crook who stole a dirt bike from the back of a pick up in a business parking lot recently. The theft happened at Friendly Yamaha Honda. The business posted the crime on Facebook and alerted sheriff's deputies, who said... more »
  • Caffeine bandit sweeps store shelves

    May 28, 2015 4:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators asked for the public's help identifying a man who brazenly walked out of a Port Allen store with a box full of stolen coffee and energy drinks. Police said the caffeine fiend went into the Family Dollar on Alexander Avenue just after 9 p.m. May... more »
  • Arrest made in Slidell puppy-snatching

    May 28, 2015 2:50 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said Thursday they'd arrested a woman wanted for snatching a poodle puppy which was for sale at a Slidell feed store this week. Officers charged Stephanie Orso, 29, with theft after her arrest Wednesday evening and said they found the puppy unharmed at her home. ... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing from children's baseball league

    May 28, 2015 11:38 AM

    GOLDEN MEADOW - Golden Meadow police say a 35-year-old Galliano woman is accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the checking account of a children's baseball league. The Courier reports Renee Serigny was booked Tuesday with two counts of felony theft. Police Chief Reggie Pitre says Serigny is accusing of... more »
  • Sex offender wanted for failing to register, home invasion, theft

    May 27, 2015 11:25 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help Wednesday in locating a sex offender wanted for failing to register along with home invasion and theft charges. Investigators say 28-year-old Dustin Sanders checked in with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Division to update his... more »
  • LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

    May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada. On Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said James Marcus Ainsworth, 39, of LaSalle Parish, was... more »
  • Hammer-wielding crook, accomplice swipe packages from stoop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 22, 2015 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A home security camera caught two women stealing packages from a man's front step Thursday afternoon. The packages were taken from a home in the Mid City area of Baton Rouge. "I saw two people come onto our doorstep and steal my son's school supplies,"... more »
  • Man wanted for scamming elderly

    May 8, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for a man who scammed people out of their money after claiming to be in Baton Rouge performing odd jobs. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD has an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Dustin Kenneth Gant on charges of theft and stealing from the... more »
  • Man sought in thefts from RV park

    April 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives asked for the public's help Thursday identifying a man seen using credit cards which were stolen from an RV park in the town of Livingston. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said overnight April 12 and into the 13th someone broke into a number of campers and... more »
  • State police arrest ex-Orleans school official for theft

    April 28, 2015 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Orleans Parish School Board member has been arrested for allegedly stealing an iPad and other items from the State Capitol. Louisiana State Police troopers arrested 65-year-old James "Jimmy" Fahrenholtz, of New Orleans, on one count each of felony theft, possession of stolen property and obstruction... more »
  • Deputies accuse crew of year-long crime spree check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged three men with a string of vehicle and ATM thefts which have been going on around East Baton Rouge Parish for the past year. Deputies arrested Andre Weatherspoon, Daryl Pierre and Robert Christopher this week after detectives said they were caught trying to... more »
  • Man sought after using 'cloned' credit card

    April 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a man who detectives said recently racked up several hundred dollars on a cloned credit card. Deputies said the man used the cloned card, which is a fake credit card with someone's stolen information loaded on it, at... more »
  • Deputies in Assumption arrest accused four wheeler thief

    April 20, 2015 2:34 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff Mike Waguespack of the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man accused of stealing a four wheeler early last Monday morning. A homeowner in Paincourtville reported waking up around 3 a.m. on Apr. 13 to the sound of someone trying to start his ATV... more »
  • Cross-dressing suspect arrested for serial shoplifting

    April 17, 2015 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man this week after investigators said they caught him dressed as a woman in a Walmart vest trying to take items out of the store in Baton Rouge. Deputies said they also believe 34-year-old Charlie Franklin pulled the same thing at an... more »
  • After leaving federal pen, man accused of 1992 murder

    April 15, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge charged a recently-released federal prisoner with a man's murder from 1992. Deputies arrested 65-year-old Woodrow Harrell this week on charges of first degree murder, aggravated burglary, and criminal conspiracy. Investigators said in the early 90s Harrell was selling marijuana when... more »
  • Convicted thief charged with cashing out again

    April 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a Thibodaux man after they said he was caught faking refunds at his job in order to steal money. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii said his officers charged Dre Robertson, 21, with felony theft on Monday. Silverii said investigators were told Robertson had been... more »
  • Man and woman sought in Cortana Mall eyeglasses theft

    April 8, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the theft of several pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses from an optical store in Cortana Mall that happened late last January. According to investigators, a man and woman walked into the LensCrafters, located at 8945 Cortana Place, on Jan. 31 and loaded up... more »
  • Car stolen while waiting to be serviced

    April 4, 2015 3:06 PM

    IBERIA - Deputies in Iberia Parish are looking for a suspect involved with a vehicle theft Saturday morning. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office say the suspect drove off with a truck waiting to be serviced at a business. The owner of the truck says he left his keys inside... more »
  • Smash and grab duo hit jewelry store; caught on camera

    April 1, 2015 10:17 PM

    HAMMOND - Police are looking for a pair of thieves who made off with bags of stolen loot from a jewelry store on Southwest Railroad Avenue, between I-55 and downtown. Security video from the store shows the crooks breaking through the front, glass door and crawling in. The video... more »
  • BRPD investigates E. Lakeshore Drive patio furniture theft

    March 25, 2015 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a theft of patio furniture that happened last month at a residence located on the LSU Lakes. The Baton Rouge Police Department released security camera images on Wednesday of a woman as she entered the courtyard area of the residence, located in the... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for theft

    March 16, 2015 2:23 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A man wanted for theft in Ascension Parish, has turned himself into authorities. Melvin Cox Jr. was arrested after detectives found several 3-wheelers and a 4-wheeler, that were reported stolen, behind Cox's home in Prairieville. Cox is being charged with three counts of theft and three counts... more »
  • Police: Woman stole hundreds on company card

    March 16, 2015 8:10 AM

    GONZALES - An employee at Approved Cash Advance was arrested after police say she stole hundreds of dollars using her company credit card. According to investigators, Bilan Brooks, 31, charged $800.00 to her company car. When she found out police had been contacted, detectives say she attempted to report... more »
  • Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    March 3, 2015 1:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police asked for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for stealing several thousand dollars worth of equipment from Denham Springs trucking company last weekend. Police said the suspect went to the business on Rushing Road on Saturday, Feb. 28 and disabled a security camera... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • APSO seeks man who stole $4,500 worth of office lighting

    March 2, 2015 1:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating the theft of exterior lighting from Z's Aesthetic Dermatology on Old Jefferson Highway in Prairieville. The theft happened on the night of Feb. 19 when surveillance video captured a man pulling up the landscape lights from around the office. Detectives... more »
  • Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'

    March 2, 2015 12:20 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a man suspected of stealing items from a beauty shop in Slidell threw down his daughter when he was confronted by police over the weekend. Slidell Police said 24-year-old Lamar Causey of Baton Rouge threw his daughter "as if she was a toy doll" and... more »
  • Hibernating pet tarantulas stolen from crawlspace of house

    February 24, 2015 6:56 AM

    AUSTELL, GA - A metro Atlanta man told police a spider thief snuck into a crawlspace under his home and stole five of his 18 pet tarantulas. Austell police say they've issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of possessing the arachnids. Dwayne Melton says the spiders live beneath... more »
  • Former Kinder police chief pleads guilty to malfeasance

    February 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    OBERLIN - The former police chief of Kinder has pleaded guilty to malfeasance in office and theft over $1,500 for allegedly using town credit cards to buy fuel for personal use. The American Press reports that Gary Pelican, 53, pleaded guilty Monday just before his trial was scheduled to begin.... more »
  • Ex-deputy arrested for cattle theft

    February 19, 2015 3:13 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A former Caddo Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly stealing three cows and selling them for nearly $3,000. 54-year-old Marilyn Roberson was arrested Wednesday for felony theft following an investigation by the sheriff's office and Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission. The sheriff's office, in a news release... more »
  • Vanilla Ice charged with burglary

    February 19, 2015 3:06 AM

    LANTANA, FL - Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home. Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to the victim's. They said some of the... more »
  • Police investigating wallet stolen from hospital

    February 18, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos Wednesday of a woman who made purchases with several credit cards stolen from a Baton Rouge hospital this month. Investigators asked for help identifying the woman, who spent more than $1,170 on the cards throughout the Baton Rouge area. Police said the... more »
  • Police say dad had his 2-year-old help him steal from store

    February 17, 2015 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart. Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter. Police reported... more »
  • Giant flamingo head stolen after Spanish Town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After an afternoon filled with pink flamingos parading downtown, one of the largest flamingo replicas turned up missing, stolen out of a black pickup truck. Joshua Ramirez, who restored the historic flamingo head after ten years of absence, loaded the ten-foot dragon styled flamingo into his... more »
  • BR attorney accused of stealing from elderly

    February 13, 2015 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office accused a Baton Rouge attorney Friday of stealing several items from an elderly client of his. Members of the U. S. Marshals Task Force arrested 63-year-old Stanley "Stephen" Spring at his law firm Friday. Deputies said an investigation into... more »
  • LPSO: 18 cartons of cigarettes stolen in Albany

    February 13, 2015 1:25 PM

    ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are looking for two men wanted in connection with a convenience store cigarette carton caper that happened in Albany late last month. Detectives said the theft took place at the Big River Shell convenience store on Highway 43 at around 7 p.m.... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing from elderly Medicaid patient

    February 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell say a 51-year-old Bossier City woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $42,000 from an elderly Medicaid patient. Caldwell said in a news release that Connie Monts surrendered Tuesday to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators. He says Monts was booked with... more »
  • Woman sought in theft from Christian school

    February 4, 2015 4:44 PM

    GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a women who stole money from a local Christian elementary school. An unidentified female stole $100 from a purse in an Ascension Christian Elementary School classroom last month according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • Demerit badge? Troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

    January 29, 2015 11:14 AM

    OAKS, Pa. - According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge. Police say a Pennsylvania troop leader stole more than $10,000 from her Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troop. Heather Belford was arrested Wednesday on charges including theft and receiving stolen property. She is free on $5,000... more »
  • U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    January 28, 2015 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Staff at the U.S.S. Kidd are looking at the prices of motion detectors and security cameras after thieves stole artifacts from exhibits on the ship recently . Five pieces were taken from two areas of the ship: two bowls, two saucers and one plate. All are... more »
  • Man claims he stole $80,000 then tossed it all over O'Neal Lane

    January 27, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police continue to search for $80,000 stolen from the Loomis armored car company. A guard for the company was arrested on theft charges in early January, but the loot he is accused of stealing is still missing. Kenneth Kelly, Jr, 24, was charged with felony... more »
  • Artifacts stolen from USS Kidd check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some thieves are on the run after stealing five artifacts from exhibits on the USS Kidd. Sunday, one or more people used bolt cutters to get into areas where artifacts were on display. They managed to swipe dinnerware from the ship's Bosun locker and Wardroom. ... more »
  • EBR School worker accused of stealing electronics check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former EBR School employee was arrested accused of stealing nearly $9,500 worth of iPads, projectors and other electronics from Northdale Superintendent's Academy. The theft was discovered as the EBR School System conducted a routine inventory of items. The principal at the school contacted authorities once... more »
  • LSU PD looks to identify Rec Center credit card thief

    January 23, 2015 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help Friday afternoon in identifying a woman who stole credit cards from a victim at the campus rec center and later used them to purchase prepaid credit cards at a Northgate area pharmacy. LSU PD said the theft happened on... more »
  • Arsenal stolen from BR hotel parking lot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of dollars worth of high-powered ammunition and other munitions were stolen from a truck in a hotel parking lot over the weekend. Hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Glock pistol clips, clear-out grenades and a bulletproof vest were taken. The burglary was reported on Sunday afternoon at... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested for stealing cell phones from Wal Mart

    January 17, 2015 10:57 AM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge deputies say two people broke into the electronics case at Wal Mart and stole more than $14,000 of cell phones. They were stolen from the Wal Mart on Sullivan Road and Wax Road in Central on January 4th. Officials say the phones were... more »
  • Mystery LSU football player implicated in stolen items sold online check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway tonight by the LSU Police Department after equipment went missing from the LSU Athletic Department. Court records show, Gregory Stringfellow, LSU Football Equipment Manager, called LSU Police after noticing a two advertisements on EBAY selling a pair of Nike LSU Football cleats and... more »
  • Man wanted for 30 vehicle break-ins in EBRSO

    January 14, 2015 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused a man Wednesday of being part of a crew which broke into more than 30 vehicles in East Baton Rouge Parish last month. Deputies said an arrest warrant had been obtained for 29-year-old Darius Fisher for simple burglary. Investigators said he was one... more »
  • Selfie leads to arrest in stolen money clip case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives said a "selfie" posted on the internet helped them identify and arrest a man suspected of stealing a money clip in Ascension Parish. Gonzales Police charged 29-year-old Rashad Bridges of Darrow with felony theft this week. Police said Bridges stole the clip on Dec. 2... more »
  • Police: theft scheme uncovered after bizarre dump truck crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested in a bizarre limestone theft scheme that included significant - and expensive damage - to utility lines recently. Police arrested Kevin Coleman, Donald Moore and Keith D. Harrison Thursday. Coleman and Moore, both 52, were arrested earlier in the day while Harrison... more »
  • More charges filed against Jena man for timber theft

    December 24, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say two more felony timber theft charges have been filed against a Jena man. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says 39-year-old James Ainsworth was arrested last Friday for theft of just over $14,600. The new charges make a total of eight theft... more »
  • Holidays marred by thefts at two churches

    December 23, 2014 5:29 AM

    FRANKLINTON - Congregations at a pair of Washington Parish churches are fuming after recent burglaries. The first occurred at Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. When people showed up for mass, they realized money for the parish's youth group had been stolen from the church's office. There was similar... more »
  • Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    December 18, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused of stealing three cows are behind bars following an investigation by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission determined they tried to sell the cows at a livestock auction in Kinder, Louisiana. Allen Tyler Meylian, 20, of Kinder and Jacob Chance Constance, 23, of Lake... more »
  • Police search for trio involved in credit card heist

    December 16, 2014 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card. The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
  • Deputy arrested for assisting with Black Friday theft

    December 12, 2014 11:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy." Garner had... more »
  • Salvation Army bell ringer robbed in Mississippi

    December 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Police in Mississippi are looking for a man who shoved a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle. The incident was caught on surveillance video Tuesday outside a Winn Dixie grocery. The video shows the man coming up on the side of bell-ringer Micelle... more »
  • BRPD: Man stole $25,000 in truck doors, seats

    December 8, 2014 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a surveillance photo of a thief who detectives said made of with some pricey truck parts recently in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the burglary happened at a Peterbilt truck yard located at 13123 S. Choctaw around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Investigators said... more »
  • Flashy theft suspect busted

    December 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies identified and reported the arrest of a man from Texas for a bizarre theft at a golf course recently. Richard Meissner, 69, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after being tracked down in Houston. Meissner was wanted in Ascension Parish for theft charges. Authorities said Meissner... more »
  • Audit: Equipment thefts, other problems at GSU

    December 2, 2014 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new state audit of Grambling State University shows equipment thefts totaling more than $130,000 and an unbalanced budget with more total expenses than revenues in each of the five years analyzed. According to the audit released Monday by the legislative auditor's office, the thefts included plumbing... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... more »
  • Ascension deputies look 'fore' accused golf club thief

    November 26, 2014 3:20 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify a man accused of stealing golf clubs from a golf shop in Gonzales earlier this month. Investigators said the man purchased several small items from the Pelican Point Golf Shop on Nov. 16 before he shoved multiple golf... more »
  • Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... more »
  • Port Allen PD attempts to ID baby formula shoplifter

    November 25, 2014 1:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are looking to identify a woman accused of stealing around $1,125 worth of groceries from a Port Allen supermarket earlier this month. Chief Brown of the Port Allen Police Department said the theft happened on Nov. 5 at a grocery store located in the 500... more »
  • Gonzales Police seek accused lawn mower thief

    November 25, 2014 10:09 AM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales asked for the public's help on Tuesday as they search for a man accused of stealing a lawn mower and trailer earlier this month. Leon J. Williams is wanted by the Gonzales Police Department for felony theft after he allegedly stole the lawn care... more »
  • Man charged with stealing timber

    November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

    JENA - A 39-year-old man from Jena has been charged with felony theft of timber. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says James Marcus Ainsworth was arrested Monday and booked into the LaSalle Parish jail on two counts of felony timber theft totaling just over $18,600. This wasn't the... more »
  • Authorities warn of $100 bill on windshield scam

    November 20, 2014 2:00 PM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield. The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle, they notice... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing 30 air fresheners

    November 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store. Police in New Orleans say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
  • Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

    November 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
  • BPRD: Woman left kids alone to move stolen fridge

    November 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge woman turned herself in Tuesday after she left her children home alone to move furniture. Authorities said they brought Candis Burton, 26, in for questioning while investigating accusations of child desertion and theft. Detectives said Burton admitted she left her... more »
  • Brothers arrested in fire suppression valve theft

    October 28, 2014 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- Brothers are accused of running a valve theft ring that targeted fire suppression devices on the sides of buildings. Jason Flattman, 31, and John Flattman, 36, are charged with felony theft related to various brass valves going missing from buildings in Tangipahoa Parish. Since October 4, business have... more »
  • Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    October 22, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighter said Wednesday, they are vigilant after a warning from the State Fire Marshal about thieves stealing house connections on the side of buildings. There has been a rash of thefts of the brass connections in Tangipahoa, Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes lately. So many so, the Hammond... more »
  • Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    October 22, 2014 8:10 PM

    WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week. Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... more »

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