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  • Arrested: Clerk accused of stealing traffic ticket payments, other funds Play Video

    September 22, 2017 3:23 PM

    NEW ROADS- City of New Roads Accounts Clerk Willie Scott Woods is facing serious felony charges, accused of stealing money from traffic tickets and rental payments for the city's Civic Center. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned of Woods' arrest Friday. According to an affidavit for his arrest filed... more »
  • WATCH: Accomplice in cop's killing taken back to jail Play Video

    September 22, 2017 2:39 PM

    ZACHARY – The getaway driver who got a deal in the case against those who killed Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993 was back in jail Friday. West Paul was booked on charges related to shoplifting at the Zachary Walmart, police said. Paul stole about $260 worth... more »
  • WANTED: Man robs local Burger King drive-thru at gunpoint

    September 20, 2017 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local Burger King earlier in September. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the robbery took place on the morning of Sept. 7 in the 2100 block of S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard. Police say the... more »
  • Woman featured in On Your Side report now accused of swindling $23,000 out of bank Play Video

    September 19, 2017 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The tables have turned for a woman who brought her concerns to WBRZ. Now she's in trouble with the law and facing felony charges. In May, Carol Lafitte called 2 On Your Side claiming she was overcharged by a store in the mall for moisturizer. Lafitte... more »
  • Four teenage attempted robbery victims arrested; allegedly lied to police

    September 13, 2017 5:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Four teenage attempted robbery victims were arrested after allegedly lying to police about details surrounding the incidents, according to Ponchatoula Police Department officials. Ponchatoula PD officials said they responded to a call from 18-year-old Nicholas Hanford of Ponchatoula, around 9:45 p.m. on August 18. Hanford allegedly told... more »
  • Pointe Coupee authorities looking for church, school burglary suspects Play Video

    September 2, 2017 7:12 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office is looking for those responsible for a series of burglaries over the past few weeks. Lieutenant Craig Dabadie says multiple churches and one school have been hit by the thieves. Items such as televisions and other electronics were taken from... more »
  • Two shot in overnight robberies in Baton Rouge

    September 1, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say robberies led to two people being shot in Baton Rouge overnight. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, both shootings occurred sometime between late Thursday and early Friday. Police say the first shooting occurred on Monarch Avenue around 8:30 Thursday night. On Friday,... more »
  • WANTED: Thieves steal equipment from flood-damaged home in Livingston Parish

    August 8, 2017 10:09 PM

    HOLDEN - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects who were captured on surveillance video as they stole property from a flood-damaged home. Deputies were called to the home off of Highway 441 in Holden on August 3. The sheriff's office says two thieves stole... more »
  • Captial Heights residents want heavier police presence Play Video

    August 3, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a string of robberies in the Capital Heights area, residents say they want more nighttime patrols. At a meeting on Thursday, those concerned looked for a solution. It was during that meeting that residents discovered why less officers are on patrol in the Mid-City neighborhood.... more »
  • Illegal drive: Kids steal nearly a dozen golf carts from Baton Rouge course Play Video

    August 3, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for some bandits who made off with a slew of rides - golf cars. Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, almost a dozen carts were stolen from City Park Golf Course. Police were able to recover five Thursday, but some had been... more »
  • APSO: Man wanted for theft, burglary charges

    July 25, 2017 11:46 AM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for burglary and theft charges. The man deputies are searching for is 47-year-old Roderick Thomas, who is wanted for two counts of simple burglary, theft and two counts of simple criminal damage to property.... more »
  • Deputies seeking suspected credit card skimmers in Livingston Parish

    July 19, 2017 3:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Deputies are seeking two suspects accused of stealing people's credit card information in Livingston Parish. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, detectives received several reports of cards being 'skimmed', duplicated and used without the owners' permission on May 8. The sheriff's office has now... more »
  • Woman wanted for questioning after wallet stolen from business in Baker

    July 10, 2017 11:38 AM

    BAKER – The Baker Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in reference to a theft at a local business. According to the police department, a wallet that had about $2,000 inside, was taken from the business. Police say the... more »
  • Three juveniles arrested for vehicle burglaries in Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2017 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three juveniles have been arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to shreiff's deputies. EBRSO officials say the three juveniles were booked for their part in a series of car burglaries in the Jefferson and Tiger Bend areas, stealing numerous... more »
  • Owner of Baker cosmetology and barber school convicted of Pell Grant fraud

    June 25, 2017 11:19 AM

    BAKER - A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money. A federal jury on Thursday found 58-year-old Alden Hall guilty of charges of theft of government funds, fraudulently obtaining financial... more »
  • Unlicensed contractor accused of swindling flood victim

    June 24, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor was arrested after he allegedly took money from an August flood victim and failed to complete work on his home. The affidavit says Jason Rushing met with a man about fixing his home after taking damage from last year's flood. Rushing reportedly told the... more »
  • Lunch bag robbery results in arrest at Wal-Mart

    June 24, 2017 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A blue lunch bag and a Yeti cup were worth going to jail over for one man, but a stop at Wal-Mart was all police needed to catch him. According to the affidavit, Stephan Juarez approached his victim in a parking lot Friday night, waved a... more »
  • Sting operation leads to arrest of pawn shop manager accused of buying stolen goods Play Video

    June 13, 2017 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested the manager of a Baton Rouge pawn shop after they say he knowingly obtained over $1,500 worth of stolen items with the intent to sell them. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Christopher Osterberger was arrested after deputies found that... more »
  • Surveillance captures daytime theft in Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 6, 2017 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A pistol, some tools and about $700 in cash was the take for two thieves on a densely populated street Tuesday morning, according to the victim. Contractor Bert Koerin said he and his crew had just began work inside an apartment in the Sherwood Meadows neighborhood of... more »
  • Series of vehicle burglaries has Central neighborhood on alert Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - Police in Central are investigating a string of car break-ins, all happening in one neighborhood. Residents of the Morgan Springs subdivision have never seen problems like this. Now, they're on high alert, doing what they can to stop the thieves in their tracks. “I came outside... more »
  • Woman attempts to walk out of BR Walmart with over $800 in stolen items

    June 3, 2017 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested after she allegedly stole over $800 worth of items, including a 43-inch television, from a Walmart on N. Mall Drive Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old Amanda Craven was arrested around 6:40 p.m. after she attempted to leave... more »
  • Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft Play Video

    May 25, 2017 5:36 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle. Melissa Smith admits it may not have been the best thing to... more »
  • Services planned for 6-year-old Mississippi boy shot to death after car theft

    May 24, 2017 11:51 AM

    CANTON - Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store. WLBT-TV reports that a celebration of life for Kingston Frazier is planned for noon Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church. Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield Jr.; and D'Allen... more »
  • Man sentenced to 12 years for Ascension Parish vehicle burglaries

    May 22, 2017 6:40 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of vehicle burglaries in the Prairieville area. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, 32-year-old Eric Troquille, of Prairieville, was sentenced Tuesday after he was found guilty in 2016 rash of burglaries in Ascension... more »
  • Police: man left child in car to steal from Autozone

    May 17, 2017 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man faces theft and child desertion charges after stealing from an Autozone store and fleeing from police Tuesday. Thomas Bernard Davis was charged with misdemeanor theft, child desertion and resisting an officer. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Suspect wanted for multiple Ascension Parish car burglaries Play Video

    May 13, 2017 8:18 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - In an attempt to seek more information about a suspect wanted for multiple vehicle burglaries, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released surviellance video of one of the break-ins. The sheriff's office says it received multiple complaints of car burglaries in and around the area of LA... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Woman arrested for stealing from Blue Star Mothers of LA Play Video

    May 9, 2017 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former Treasurer of the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter 1 is facing felony theft charges after investigators with Louisiana State Police found she padded her pockets to the tune of $12,814.02 with the non-profit organization's money. Lisa Austin is scheduled to appear in court this... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking suspect in card skimming investigation

    May 6, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect in connection to a card skimming and bank fraud investigation. According to EBRSO, the victim reported an unauthorized transaction of over $120 at a local business using her credit card Saturday. An investigation led to a... more »
  • Storage locker thief caught on camera Play Video

    April 24, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A thief is caught on camera stealing items from a storage locker. Latoya Carrier says her items have been locked up in a storage locker waiting to be moved to her new apartment in Hammond. Last week, she went to grab something from the space and... more »
  • Police: contractor arrested again for failing to complete work

    April 12, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have once again arrested a man for contractor fraud after the say he failed to complete work that was paid for. The victim says she paid 48-year-old Andrew Darian over $1,000 to complete construction work on her rental property in January. The victim say she... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff offers cash rewards to stop crawfish thefts

    April 12, 2017 12:40 PM

    ACADIA PARISH – Deputies in Acadia Parish are offering a cash reward to help stop crawfish thefts in the area, local media reports. According to KLFY, farmers across Acadia Parish have made complaints of individuals stealing crawfish from fields and traps at night. Deputies say several people have... more »
  • Woman arrested after stealing thousands through delinquent loans

    April 5, 2017 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An ex-employee of a consumer finance and loan company has been arrested after she allegedly altered customers' loans. Deputies met with the manager of Delta Credit Inc. in December after he found that several loans prepared by an ex-employee had become delinquent loans. According to... more »
  • Recent car burglaries drive concerns for New Roads residents Play Video

    March 29, 2017 10:53 PM

    NEW ROADS - Residents are asking police to crack down on car burglars, but officials say they are having a hard time keeping them locked up when they are caught. One resident told WBRZ her car was broken into in the Fairfield subdivision one week ago. She said she... more »
  • How to protect yourself against gasoline pump skimmers Play Video

    March 29, 2017 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Skimming found at gasoline pumps are concerning for anyone swiping their card. Tuesday, the Department Of Agriculture and Forestry said at least 15 skimming devices were found in eight parishes in the last month. Following a complaint at a pump in Baton Rouge, WBRZ learned... more »
  • Man accused of stealing tires, running over homeowner

    March 29, 2017 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man faces attempted murder charges after police say he ran over a man after stealing tires from a vehicle on Greenwell Springs Road. Troy Bledsoe Staton, 53, was charged with attempted second degree murder, criminal trespass and theft Wednesday. He was booked into the East... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »
  • Ex-cop accused in Kenner of theft from Hispanics after traffic stops

    March 10, 2017 6:39 PM

    KENNER - A police department in a News Orleans suburb accuses a former officer of stealing from Hispanic men he'd arrested for driving without a license. Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Jan Michael Gregory was arrested Friday. He says Gregory had resigned Feb. 22, after members of the... more »
  • Pastor's faith restored after huge donation following tool theft Play Video

    March 2, 2017 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local church was broken into for a second time in a week, but the pastor is in good spirits after a strong show of support and donations from the community. After News 2 shared the original story, calls and emails from viewers hoping to help out... more »
  • EBRSO: man stole $16,000 drone from unlocked truck

    March 1, 2017 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Detectives are looking for a man who stole a $16,000 drone from an unlocked truck on Centurion Avenue Wednesday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the man opened an unlocked pickup truck and stole a black and yellow Sensefly Ebee Autonomous mapping drone... more »
  • St. Martin deputies seeking suspects in Dollar General robbery

    February 11, 2017 6:23 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects who robbed a Dollar General Friday night. Deputies responded to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 5000 block of Old Spanish Trail around 10 p.m. It was learned that two armed black males... more »
  • Livingston Parish trustees arrested for stealing from flood-damaged property

    January 27, 2017 11:15 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two Livingston Parish Detention Center trustees were arrested on Thursday for several charges including theft and contraband. The Denham Springs Police Department and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old James Hood and 32-year-old William Scott. The two were assigned to the Denham Springs Police... more »
  • Denham Springs police searching for vehicle, suspects connected to burglary and theft

    January 16, 2017 1:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a vehicle and its occupants believed to be connected to a burglary and theft. The vehicle, a dark-colored late model Cadillac Escalade EXT, was occupied by two unknown black men. According to police, the... more »
  • STPSO detectives stop burglary spree

    January 12, 2017 5:26 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's detectives arrested a man responsible for a string of burglaries that have plagued the Slidell area since late November. Steven Barrios, 27, is accused of burglarizing over 20 storage units and three businesses on Highway 190E. Barrios stole over $25,000 worth of property... more »
  • Stolen trailer leads to 12 arrested in multi-parish crime ring

    December 22, 2016 11:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say an arrest in a stolen trailer investigation led to authorities busting a multi-parish crime ring operating in the Baton Rouge area. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said the trailer, containing sentimental items untouched by August's flooding, was recovered and most of the... more »
  • Police searching for puppy seller who stole $1,800

    November 21, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man who posed as a puppy seller and stole $1,800. According to reports, a resident of Silver Springs, Maryland told police that she agreed to purchase a puppy from a man she met online. After agreeing on... more »
  • Thieves wanted for stealing packages from Ascension Parish doorsteps

    November 18, 2016 12:55 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies are searching for two people who they say stole numerous packages from front doors in Ascension Parish last weekend. According to APSO, Kenneth Rogers and Megan Hale are wanted for felony theft, misdemeanor theft and two counts of criminal trespassing. Investigators say the two suspects... more »
  • Flood-damaged homes targeted by thieves overnight Play Video

    October 31, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flood-damaged homes being repaired were targeted by thieves overnight. Homeowners on Proxie Drive in the Old Jefferson area said they found windows open and things missing when they showed up to do work around construction sites Monday. At least six homes were burglarized but there could... more »
  • Former officer arrested for failure to appear in court following fraud charges

    October 20, 2016 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former BRPD officer, arrested in 2015 for using a department-issued credit card to make more than $1,450 in unauthorized charges, has been arrested for failure to appear in court. A Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson says Christopher Guerra was rearrested recently. Guerra was arrested... more »
  • APSO urging residents to keep cars locked to prevent theft

    October 6, 2016 6:19 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is making another push for residents to lock their car doors to prevent thieves from stealing valuables. According to the Sheriff's Office, 99 percent of all vehicle burglaries that occur in the parish are from unlocked vehicles. A sign has... more »
  • EBRSO looking for man accused of stealing purse from OLOL chapel

    October 5, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for a man who they say stole a purse from the Our Lady of the Lake Chapel located on Hennessy Blvd in August. According to East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 9, a victim reported that her purse was stolen inside... more »
  • Man booked into jail after restaurant tirade

    October 3, 2016 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 40-year-old man was arrested after attacking a restaurant worker who accused the suspect of not paying for food. Royce Glapion was booked into jail Monday on charges of battery and theft. Glapion was arrested after an altercation at the Piccadilly on Plank Road. A... more »
  • Four men arrested for $13k casino theft scheme

    September 28, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested four men suspected of a theft scheme that left an area casino out of $13,000. The arrests were the result of an investigation into a group who were manipulating the roulette game to steal casino chips.... more »
  • 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 »

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