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  • Man accused of stealing trailer with $100k in tools inside

    August 26, 2016 3:44 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish say a tip led them to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a utility trailer containing more than $100,000 worth of tools in it last month. Deputies said the investigation began back on July 28 when they received reports that... more »
  • Man in 'Beast Mode' steals $1,300 from Walmart register

    August 11, 2016 10:54 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - Investigators are looking to identify a man who broke into a St. Mary Parish Walmart cash register before making off with more than $1,300 in cash late last month. Deputies responded to the reported theft in Bayou Vista on July 28. Walmart employees said a man... more »
  • Police: 2 young teens get semiautomatic pistols in holdup

    August 7, 2016 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say two boys held up a man and woman and made off with backpacks holding a pair of semi-automatic pistols. A preliminary report released Sunday says the man and woman, both 21, picked up the boys, who had asked for a ride. The report... more »
  • Couple wanted for stealing $800 in baby formula from Prairieville Walmart

    August 5, 2016 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public’s help in identifying two people responsible for stealing nearly $800 worth of baby formula from a Prairieville Neighborhood Walmart. The thefts happened on July 27 and July 28 at the Neighborhood Walmart on Highway 42. One of... more »
  • DA's Office claims insufficient evidence in case of parking meter coin theft

    July 27, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The District Attorney’s Office says there is no direct evidence that indicates a Baton Rouge city employee stole thousands of dollars from parking meters last year. The employee, Bryant McConnell, was fired after he was accused of stealing around $15,000 over a period of five months.... more »
  • City employee accused of stealing $15,000 from parking meters Play Video

    July 26, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge city employee is accused of stealing $15,000 worth of coins from parking meters. 27-year-old Bryant McConnell was fired from his job after it was discovered her pocketed the significant chunk of change instead of taking it to the bank. He has yet... more »
  • Two men wanted for stealing $8K of Walmart merchandise in Port Allen

    July 26, 2016 5:33 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office detectives are working to identify two men wanted for stealing more than $8,000 in merchandise from the Port Allen Walmart. The incident happened on Thursday, July 21 around 3:30 a.m. when one of the two men crawled behind the jewelry... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish

    July 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish from a CVS drug store - in one day. Authorities say in a news release that Raushawn Ford was arrested Monday and held without bond on charges of theft and possessing... more »
  • Man stealing tips from restaurant caught on security camera

    June 30, 2016 8:03 PM

    GONZALES - Restaurant owners are searching for answers after security video caught a man stealing a tip jar. The video shows a man taking the jar from a window at the Jambalaya Shoppe off of Airline Highway. The man then walked away from the window and left in a... more »
  • Man accused of holding ex-girlfriend captive after break-up

    June 28, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of breaking into the apartment he once shared with an ex-girlfriend, stealing electronics and briefly holding her captive. 26-year-old Marquis Knox, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal damage to property,... more »
  • Suspect identified in Livingston dirt bike theft

    June 21, 2016 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A suspect has been identified in connection with the theft of a dirt bike from a home in Livingston last week. Deputies reported on their Facebook page that 35-year-old Joshua Richardson is now wanted for theft of a motor vehicle on Tuesday. Police in Livingston asked... more »
  • NEW DETAILS: Sorrento council member and BR attorney indicted on theft and forgery charges

    June 16, 2016 1:55 PM

    SORRENTO – Sorrento Council member Randy Anny and Baton Rouge attorney Roy Maughan Jr. have been indicted on theft and forgery charges. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Council member Anny was indicted on one count of theft, three counts of forgery, one count of malfeasance and one... more »
  • Michigan man accused of stealing and using BR woman's debit card info

    June 9, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish say they arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly used a local woman’s debit card information to make an unauthorized purchase. 20-year-old Keith Black, of Detroit, was booked on charges of access device fraud, theft and forgery. Deputies... more »
  • Man arrested after LSU catering van stolen

    May 31, 2016 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials say a man has been arrested after a university catering van was stolen. On May 17, a white Ford Van with LSU Catering written on the side was stolen from the LSU student union loading dock off of Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Drive.... more »
  • Baker Councilman calls his arrest over moon pie theft "ridiculous" Play Video

    May 23, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The trial for a councilman in Baker who was arrested for allegedly stealing a moon pie, hit a snag today. It happened when John Givens' attorney was a no show for the trial. In court, Judge Bonnie Jackson asked Givens to locate a phone number for her... more »
  • Police chase ends on roof of LSU campus bookstore

    May 21, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say a man was arrested Saturday morning after he led police on a foot chase through campus that ended on the roof of the campus bookstore. According to court documents, an LSUPD officer saw two men trying to cut a cable lock on a... more »
  • Habitual offender gets 60-year prison sentence

    May 20, 2016 12:52 PM

    AMITE - A Hammond man will spend 60 years in prison after he was convicted of fourth offense felony theft. 47-year-old Maurice Anderson’s criminal history extended back to June of 1989 when he was convicted of felony theft under two docket numbers. He was sentenced to serve two years... more »
  • Oyster fisherman overjoyed when stolen boat is found

    May 13, 2016 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly a week after it was reported stolen from New Orleans East, a man is overjoyed to have his custom oyster boat back at his home. The owner of the 37 foot long, brand new steel boat, Paul McIntyre, says he owes the power of prayer... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Employee admits to stealing from two public agencies Play Video

    May 10, 2016 5:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A former parish employee who had to pay nearly $20,000 of restitution to West Baton Rouge Parish for stealing money is in hot water again. Araviance Anderson is an employee for the Department of Health and Hospitals now and investigators said she admitted to fraudulently collecting more... more »
  • Man accused of stealing boat from firefighters

    April 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    MANCHAC - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say stole a boat belonging to the Manchac Fire Department. 58-year-old Douglas "Chip" Davis of Hammond is charged with felony theft, since the estimated value of the boat was more than $18,000, our news partner Action News 17... more »
  • Crawfish stolen from Houma business, 2 arrested

    April 26, 2016 9:12 AM

    HOUMA - Houma police say two men are accused of stealing several sacks of crawfish worth about $250 from a gas station. The Courier reports 45-year-old Richard Buck and 34-year-old Joshua Robichaux face a charge of unauthorized entry of a business. Police Chief Dana Coleman says the stolen crawfish were... more »
  • Man caught stealing batteries off tractors

    April 20, 2016 4:50 PM

    ROSEDALE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say is behind a series of battery thefts in the Rosedale-area. Deputies began investigating after receiving several reports batteries were being stolen off of tractors. They say their investigation led them to arrest Derek Gaudet, 42. Gaudet... more »
  • Additional reward for Tickfaw Guns burglary and theft info.

    April 19, 2016 11:39 AM

    TICKFAW - A federal agency has announced a $5,000 reward for information about a burglary and theft of a gun store in Tickfaw. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Division and the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF) is offering the reward for information leading to... more »
  • Home burglary reports spike in Southdowns neighborhood Play Video

    March 30, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in Southdowns off Perkins Road says their part of town is usually quiet, but there's been a spike in home burglaries since the end of last year. Some of the crimes have similarities. Amy Fine was at work when someone broke into her home in... more »
  • Home health care assistant arrested for stealing patient debit cards

    March 29, 2016 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 24-year-old Allison Taylor for stealing an elderly woman’s debit cards while being her home health care assistant. The victim reported to BRPD that there were many unauthorized charges to her Chase Bank debit card and Louisiana Purchase debit card. According to... more »
  • BRPD arrest man for stealing beers more than 10 times from Circle K

    March 28, 2016 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 45-year-old James Singleton for stealing beers from a convenience store cooler multiple times and threatening the manager. According to BRPD, between Feb. 28 and Mar. 14, Singleton committed simple burglary 11 times this year at the Circle K gas station on... more »
  • Former DHH manager accused of laundering $100,000 from organizations and state

    March 24, 2016 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A former DHH director was arrested Thursday, accused of using his position to defraud almost $100,000 from the state and local organizations through bribery. Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Justice charged 52-year-old Curtis Mack with public bribery, malfeasance in office, theft, money laundering and criminal... more »
  • Home health caretaker accused of stealing patient debit card

    March 24, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a home health caretaker accused of taking a patient's debit card and making purchases. According to Baton Rouge Police, 24-year-old Allison Monique Taylor is wanted for access device fraud, unauthorized use of an access card, theft and exploitation of... more »
  • Police: Suspect stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

    March 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond Police Department is asking for help identifying a thief caught on camera stealing several hundred dollars worth of tools from a truck parked at a business. This happened at Honey Do Services on South Morrison Boulevard. The suspect is identified as a white male driving a... more »
  • BRPD: Men shoplifted more than $1,400 worth of jeans

    March 8, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify the three suspects accused of shoplifting more than $1,000 in merchandise from a North Sherwood Forest Blvd clothing store last Friday. Baton Rouge Police say three men entered Best Buy Fashion, located at 1295 North Sherwood Forest Blvd, on Feb. 4... more »
  • Fired LSU worker arrested for theft of laptops

    March 3, 2016 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU employee who was fired last year after he worked from home without permission for at least six months was arrested after he was accused of refusing to return university property after his termination. 38-year-old Srinivas Thouta, of Irving, Texas, was booked on charges... more »
  • US attorney: Performer Big Freedia charged with theft

    March 1, 2016 7:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney's office in New Orleans says the entertainer who goes by the name Big Freedia has been charged with theft of government funds. A bill of information filed Tuesday says the entertainer, whose real name is Freddie Ross Jr., illegally took money from the... more »
  • Police look to ID man who shoplifted $1,000 in clothing

    February 26, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a man accused of shoplifting more than $1,000 worth of clothing from a Baton Rouge store late last month. Detectives say the theft happened on Jan. 21 at around noon at Hana’s Men’s Fashion located at 1536 North Foster Drive. ... more »
  • Watson appliance repairman arrested for ripping off 85-year-old victim

    February 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Watson appliance repairman after an 85-year-old victim contacted them to say the man had ripped him off. 37-year-old Evan Stribling was booked into the parish prison on charges of felony theft, theft of assets from aged/disabled person and misapplication of contractor... more »
  • Standoff ends in arrest of teen mugging suspects Play Video

    January 29, 2016 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two-dozen police and other law enforcement agents blocked off a city block on Scenic Highway as efforts to apprehend a pair of kids behind a mugging came to a conclusion. Baton Rouge Police at the scene confirmed that a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old were taken... more »
  • Texas dad who took away daughter's phone not guilty of theft

    January 27, 2016 11:49 AM

    DALLAS - A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge. A judge in Dallas found Ronald Jackson not guilty Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence. Grand Prairie police arrested Jackson a few hours after... more »
  • New surveillance cameras a big help in fighting crimes

    January 25, 2016 8:12 AM

    GONZALES- A string of six armed robberies of Gonzales businesses over the course of a year galvanized Police Chief Sherman Jackson's pursuit of police surveillance cameras. The break in the case came after surveillance video from a business gave officers a glimpse of a car at the scene of one... more »
  • Former hospital pharmacist accused of morphine theft

    January 24, 2016 1:10 PM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked. Frederick McLeish was arrested at his home after an Atlantic County grand jury indicted him on charges of drug tampering,... more »
  • Employee's boyfriend jailed for stealing bank deposit

    January 16, 2016 11:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The boyfriend of a former Pizza Hut employee has been arrested for stealing a deposit bag full of cash. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says James Winn of Shreveport was arrested after an investigation determined he stole a bag containing $2,344 from the business. Authorities say Winn was... more »
  • Casino boss arrested on theft charges

    January 15, 2016 9:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The arrest of a key manager at a state casino is the first of its kind, State Police said late Friday. Frank Leeper, 45, was booked into jail on felony theft charges. When he was arrested, he was the director of slots at Sam's Town Hotel and... more »
  • Baldwin town employee accused of stealing more than $60,000

    January 11, 2016 2:16 PM

    BALDWIN - Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary Parish say they arrested an employee of the Town of Baldwin after she was accused of stealing more than $60,000 and creating false public records in an attempt to cover her tracks. 40-year-old Natashia Lancelin was booked into the parish jail after... more »
  • LSU professor charged with theft, forgery and malfeasance

    January 8, 2016 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU professor is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on a $98,000 bond. Todd Shupe was booked Friday on 98 charges related to fraud and theft. When arrested, Shupe was a member of the faculty at the LSU Ag Center. According... more »
  • Couple get engaged at Wal-Mart, then get accused of theft

    January 8, 2016 12:43 PM

    BAY CITY, Mich. - A Michigan couple's engagement is off to a rocky start. Police say a 25-year-old man proposed marriage to a 20-year-old woman at a Bay City Wal-Mart store in front of employees and other shoppers who congratulated them on Dec. 30. Court records show Cornelius asked... more »
  • Deputies: 50 self-storage units burglarized in Pointe Coupee Parish

    January 6, 2016 5:50 PM

    LAKELAND - Sheriff’s deputies in Pointe Coupee Parish asked for the public’s help Wednesday evening in gathering information about suspects after they learned 50 self-storage units at the same facility were recently burglarized. Detectives said they responded to Eagle Rental Storage on Hwy 1, located about two miles north... more »
  • Brothers' fight leads to contractor's arrest

    January 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies said a fight between two brothers helped them find and arrest a Baton Rouge contractor wanted for stealing money from a client more than year ago. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said 52-year-old Craig Brown was hired to repair a roof in May 2014... more »
  • Deputies: Man wanted for pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools

    January 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    GONZALES - A man from Baton Rouge is accused of pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies said in a news release Tuesday. Ryan Redinger is wanted on 13 counts of burglary and theft. Detectives believe he used an access code to get into his boss'... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • Audit: 2 OMV employees allegedly stole $200K over 3 years

    December 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A legislative audit finds two employees at the state's Office of Motor Vehicles allegedly stole more than $200,000 over three years in customer payments before being arrested and fired. Heather Prather and Angelle Temple were both arrested earlier this year on counts of felony theft, injuring public... more »
  • Law enforcement ramps up security as Christmas shopping rush picks up Play Video

    December 18, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the last weekend before Christmas is upon us, shoppers are headed out to the shops en masse, but with those droves of people comes an unsavory element in the form of extra crooks. Stores throughout the Baton Rouge area are ramping up security protocol as... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to collecting Veterans Affairs funds

    December 16, 2015 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Prairieville woman has pleaded guilty to the theft of Veterans Affairs benefits that were intended for her mother who died four year ago. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release Tuesday that 45-year-old Michelle Akridge admitted to stealing more than $77,000 in United States Department... more »
  • Deputies look to identify men behind cigarette carton heist

    December 3, 2015 11:31 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify two suspects who stole about $850 worth of cartons of cigarettes from the Airline Highway Dollar General in Gonzales last month. Deputies said both suspects were captured on video leaving the store in what appeared to be a... more »
  • Stolen credit cards used at multiple stores in Glen Oaks area

    November 30, 2015 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies are looking to identify a man and a woman seen using a credit card that was stolen from a Baton Rouge area school last month. Reports indicate the victim told detectives that her purse was stolen on Oct. 21, and both of her credit/debit... more »
  • Deputies release details in theft case that involves dead suspect

    November 20, 2015 11:58 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A large-scale burglar ring ended with the arrests of three teenagers and the death of a fourth suspect, authorities said Friday. Nicholas Gaudin and Noah Templet, both 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old were arrested in connection with the thefts of items from vehicles in the Walker and... more »
  • Livingston Parish man arrested for contractor fraud, theft

    October 29, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Livingston Parish contractor has been arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. 46-year-old James Brewer, of Denham Springs, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with one count each of felony theft, residential contractor fraud and forgery. He was booked into... more »
  • 4 arrested in connection with theft, killing of calf in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 29, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men are accused of shooting and killing a calf while another four are accused of stealing the animal for its meat. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a cattleman found a dead calf on the spillway levee near Morganza, and Pointe Coupee Parish... more »
  • Colvin gets 15 years in courthouse cocaine conspiracy

    September 8, 2015 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced former court clerk William Colvin to 15 years in jail Tuesday for stealing cocaine from an evidence locker at the East Baton Rouge courthouse in order to sell it. Colvin pleaded guilty to malfeasance, cocaine possession, and obstruction of justice charges in... more »
  • Baker Police look to identify TV thief

    August 31, 2015 4:49 PM

    BAKER - Police asked for the public's help Monday in identifying a burglary suspect who stole a television from a Baker residence last Friday. Surveillance camera footage from the residence shows the man exit an older model 4-door Honda sedan with a sunroof and kick a door open. According... more »
  • B.R. man with long record of arrests behind bars after shooting

    August 25, 2015 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man with an extensive criminal record, including seven simple burglary arrests and drug possession, is behind bars after he shot a relative in the chest during an argument. 39-year-old Clayton Colborn, Jr. was taken into custody on Aug. 2 and booked on charges... more »
  • Apartment managers accused of stealing rent money

    July 30, 2015 11:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a couple, accused of stealing rent money from the apartment complex they managed. Monica Berzas, 43, and her husband Michael, 44, face felony theft charges. Investigators said the pair collected rent from renters, wrote fake receipts and pocketed the money. Deputies believe the pair took... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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