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5/27/2022

Home invasion reported in upscale Denham Springs neighborhood; homeowner beaten, robbed in apparent setup

Home invasion reported in upscale Denham Springs neighborhood; homeowner beaten, robbed in apparent setup

Posted 9:58 AM 5/28/2022 by Jeremy Krail

DENHAM SPRINGS - A man was robbed at gunpoint at his own home by a pair of attackers, one of them a woman he willingly let inside.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said the home invasion happened May 25 on Crooked Creek Lane. According to the sheriff's office, the victim was in his (More)

5/26/2022

Deputies: Juveniles facing hate crime charges after multiple armed robberies appearing to target Hispanic victims

Deputies: Juveniles facing hate crime charges after multiple armed robberies appearing to target Hispanic victims

Posted 2:33 PM 5/27/2022 by Sarah Lawrence

BATON ROUGE - Deputies made two arrests Wednesday of juveniles connected to several armed robberies on and around Gardere Lane throughout May.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to reports of an armed robbery and gunfire on the 8500 block of Rush Avenue. Victims on the scene (More)

5/27/2022

Garden District neighborhood group says four suspects identified in recent attacks

Posted 9:44 PM 5/28/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE -  The Garden District Civic Association said Friday, police told organizers detectives have at least four people identified as suspects in a series of muggings that rattled the usually quiet neighborhood over the last few weeks.

Police said late Friday, no one had been (More)

5/26/2022

Man arrested in dating app meet-up that turned into shooting near Baton Rouge club

Man arrested in dating app meet-up that turned into shooting near Baton Rouge club

Posted 7:24 AM 5/27/2022 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man suspected of using a dating app to lure a person to a dead-end street where he then shot the victim.

The attack happened May 10 after the victim made contact with Keion Johnson, 23, on the Grindr app, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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5/25/2022

Restaurant receipt left at crime scene helped police catch suspected catalytic converter thief

Restaurant receipt left at crime scene helped police catch suspected catalytic converter thief

Posted 12:39 PM 5/25/2022 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - A burglar who left his car behind at a crime scene made up a story about someone stealing it in an attempt to cover his tracks, but a receipt later helped investigators prove he was lying.

Officers were called to a used car lot on Florida Boulevard May 5 after two men cut (More)

5/24/2022

Teen tied to murder case led police on high-speed chase through BR, crashed into trooper

Teen tied to murder case led police on high-speed chase through BR, crashed into trooper

Posted 1:36 PM 5/25/2022 by WBRZ News

BATON ROUGE - State troopers in Baton Rouge captured a teen "person of interest" in a New Orleans carjacking and homicide after a car chase Tuesday.

The Jeep Liberty reported to have been taken in the carjacking was spotted around 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish. Troopers (More)

5/21/2022

Man wanted for attempted murder captured after manhunt in Gonzales neighborhood

Man wanted for attempted murder captured after manhunt in Gonzales neighborhood

Posted 5:00 PM 5/21/2022 by WBRZ Staff

GONZALES - A man suspected of attempted murder was captured after deputies pursued him through an Ascension neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Toran Munson, 37, was taken into custody around 3 p.m. in the area of Southwood Avenue. A large law (More)

5/20/2022

Days after husband's arrest, wife of Tiki Tubing owner also arrested on sex crimes charges

Posted 8:53 PM 5/21/2022 by Trey Schmaltz

DENHAM SPRINGS – Days after the owner of Tiki Tubing was arrested on molestation charges, his wife was arrested in another sex crimes investigation, sources told WBRZ.

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5/18/2022

Thieves loaded U-Haul truck with $420 worth of Red Bull

Thieves loaded U-Haul truck with $420 worth of Red Bull

Posted 1:19 PM 5/18/2022 by WBRZ Staff

PORT ALLEN - Deputies are looking for a pair of low-energy thieves who stole more than 140 cans of Red Bull from a gas station and then drove off in a moving truck.

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office shared surveillance images from the April 4 heist, which showed two men walking into (More)

5/19/2022

Good Samaritan killed after he tried to protect woman from drunken aggressor, police say

Posted 5:37 AM 5/19/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old died in the hospital after he was beaten while trying to calm a drunken man who was picking fights outside a Baton Rouge club, according to police.

The coroner's office said Hayes Sellers passed away Sunday, a week after he was rushed to a hospital in critical (More)

5/17/2022

Man escaped officers after wild chase in rental car; vehicle's camera helped ID him

Man escaped officers after wild chase in rental car; vehicle's camera helped ID him

Posted 9:51 AM 5/17/2022 by Jeremy Krail

BATON ROUGE - A man who allegedly evaded state troopers after leading them on a high-speed chase in a rental car has been arrested nearly seven months after his run-in with police thanks in part to an in-car camera. 

Marquie Mosely was booked into the East Baton Rouge jail Monday (More)

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