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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
October 14, 2014 10:39 AM
GONZALES - A Burnside furniture store office manager turned herself in to police on Tuesday morning based on accusations that she changed payroll records to her benefit to the tune of more than $25,000.
Shannon Denyse Desira, 40, of St. Amant was tasked with handling payroll and accounts payable... more »
October 13, 2014 11:59 AM
DARROW - Gonzales police said Darrow Assistant Fire Chief Tarrell Milan was arrested Monday after investigators obtained evidence that he used parish fuel cards to make personal purchases in excess of $750.
An internal audit was conducted after an excessive number of questionable fuel purchases were made by Milan,... more »
October 10, 2014 3:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
October 7, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, they are looking for two men who stole about $46,000 worth of items from a mobile phone retailer over the weekend.
The theft was reported Monday. Investigators said they believe to men wearing baseball caps, jeans... more »
September 27, 2014 2:49 PM
PAINCOURTVILLE - A warrant is out for a man responsible for stealing guns at a hardware store Friday.
Deputies say Kez Quintel Gipson, 20, stole guns at Sagona's True Value Hardware store on the 6100 block of LA hwy 1 in Paincourtville.
Detectives ask anyone with information to... more »
September 17, 2014 10:29 AM
GONZALES - A pharmacy tech has been arrested after investigators found she had taken thousands of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills.
35-year-old Shantrell Landry worked at the CVS Pharmacy in Gonzales where the pills went missing.
Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed pain killers in the country, while... more »
September 16, 2014 2:33 PM
ZACHARY - Police are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a food store in Zachary last month.
Zachary police said they responded to LeBlanc's Food Store on Sept. 4 after an employee confronted a man as he attempted to... 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 »
September 3, 2014 3:37 PM
SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Mississippi man accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a scholarship fund set up to honor a student who died in a car crash in March.
After four days of searching last March, the body of Northshore High School... more »
September 3, 2014 12:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man accused of attempting to steal baby formula from a Baton Rouge department store last month.
Police said the suspect was seen on security cameras at the Wal-Mart located at 3132 College Drive on Aug. 16 as he loaded a... more »
September 2, 2014 3:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault and theft that happened at a Choctaw Drive dollar store on Monday night.
According to Baton Rouge police, a man entered the business at 3939 Choctaw Drive shortly after 9:40 p.m. and began to take merchandise from the shelves.
... more »
September 1, 2014 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday.
Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... more »
August 20, 2014 8:14 PM
ASCENSION - Police are looking for a male suspect responsible for multiple car break-ins Tuesday.
Detectives in Ascension Parish say surveillance cameras show the suspect entering an unlocked car in Quail Creek subdivision in Prairieville.
Mike Hebert, who lives in Quail Creek says the suspect opened his truck... more »
August 19, 2014 4:44 PM
ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July.
Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... more »
August 5, 2014 3:21 PM
PORT ALLEN - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday for theft, malfeasance and two forgery charges.
Whaley was convicted of using the town's gas card to fuel up his personal truck and boat back in April. Whaley confessed to WBRZ's Chief Investigator... more »
July 29, 2014 3:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a woman accused of using a corporate credit card to steal over $40,000 from the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge over the past three years.
57-year-old Alice Faucheux of Ethel, who was employed as a Secretary by the diocese, was taken into police custody... more »
July 24, 2014 4:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Recovery School District (RSD) took action to secure Istrouma High School less than 24 hours after a News 2 report on thefts at the school.
News 2 cameras caught suspected thieves hauling off equipment from the school last Tuesday. RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard is calling... more »
July 23, 2014 11:04 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are investigating 36 vehicle burglaries and the theft of an SUV that happened in the early morning hours of Monday in two Denham Springs subdivisions.
All of the cars were left unlocked and parked at homes in the Forest Ridge and... more »
July 18, 2014 6:50 PM
WALKER - Two people are arrested on theft charges. The arrests are the result of an investigation involving multiple complaints of theft in a neighborhood in Walker in mid June.
Police say John King, 22, and his girlfriend, Lauren Howze, 21, are responsible for stealing a number of power... more »
July 14, 2014 11:53 AM
GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a woman who was caught on camera stealing a purse from a Gonzales hospital.
Gonzales Police said the victim contacted them after her wallet was stolen from an office in St. Elizabeth Hospital's Medical Plaza on June 16. Surveillance... more »
June 30, 2014 2:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for help identifying a man wanted in connection with a June 18 theft that happened on campus.
LSUPD said a credit card stolen with some other items was used at several off-campus locations in the Baton Rouge area.
Surveillance cameras caught... more »
June 26, 2014 7:18 PM
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- A man treated in the emergency room is suspected of trying to take $300 in medical supplies, including bed sheets from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. He also had 47 latex gloves and a bloody syringe. Robert Luke is charged with theft and criminal mischief after he was confronted by... more »
June 18, 2014 12:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a suspect who stole a wallet from a 79-year-old victim at a South Sherwood Forest gas station this month.
Officers said the robbery happened on June 8 at the Race Trac gas station located at 3425 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard.
... more »
June 12, 2014 2:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a woman who detectives said stole a purse from a Baton Rouge grocery store recently, and asked for the public's help identifying her.
Detectives said the woman took another shopper's purse from the Piggly Wiggly on Airline Highway on June 6,... more »
May 30, 2014 4:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge filed theft charges Friday against a second auditor from the Department of Children and Family Services.
Federal prosecutors claimed in a bill of information that Kaneasha Goston, 38, worked with former DCFS audit director Delrice Augustus to swindle... more »
May 29, 2014 2:54 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said a multi-parish investigation has yielded an arrest of a man accused of stealing multiple vehicles along I-10.
Ascension authorities said they received three separate reports of motorists leaving their vehicles on the side of the interstate after breaking down and returning... more »
May 28, 2014 3:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - United States Attorney Walt Green announced a Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) auditor pleaded guilty to charges of theft from a federally-funded entity on Wednesday morning.
State Police arrested 34-year-old Delrice J. Augustus in March after an investigation showed he used a state-issued... more »
May 28, 2014 12:06 PM
SLIDELL - Police said they arrested a Slidell trio, including two siblings, who reportedly confessed to "making a living for years" by stealing merchandise from major retail outlets and selling it on the streets.
Law enforcement said they have been looking for Jaquinta Brady, 24, Latesha Brady, 23, and... more »
May 23, 2014 3:54 PM
COVINGTON - Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan, who is currently serving a two-year sentence in federal prison, now faces new state charges for allegedly using his public office for his personal financial gain. Laura Gerdes Colligan of the St. Tammany Parish Attorney General's Office said a grand jury... more »
May 16, 2014 6:42 AM
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Police have released the video of Heisman Trophy winner Jamies Winston's seafood theft that landed him in trouble.
The Florida State University quarterback was issued a citation for shoplifting on April 29th. The video released by police shows Winston at the food of a Publix near... more »
May 7, 2014 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman used counterfeit currency to buy items at a Plank Road store last month.
According to BRPD, the woman purchased items at an Auto Zone on April 12. Employees later discovered the cash she used was fake.
Anyone with information on this... more »
May 6, 2014 3:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a woman seen stealing a purse from a shopper at the Winn Dixie on Joor Road.
Detectives say the victim was shopping, when the woman took the purse out of the shopping cart and ran... more »
May 5, 2014 3:22 PM
GONZALES- Authorities in Gonzales are on the lookout for an employee at the Polo Store in the Tanger Mall in Gonzales wanted for theft.
Police say Lyndon Pack stole over $41,000 in merchandise from the store.
They say Pack made fraudulent transactions dating back to November of last... more »
May 5, 2014 11:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for five felony counts of tax fraud, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
The department says Charnell Haymond of New Orleans is the 18th person arrested in a joint anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue and the... more »