Crime

Man accused of seriously injuring, robbing 2 women in Baton Rouge arrested in Kenner

A man wanted in connection with badly hurting two women in Baton Rouge while robbing them was arrested in Kenner on Tuesday, April 12, according to investigators.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 67-year-old handcuffed, in back of unit when officer allegedly tased him twice

  69-year-old accused of murder inside OLOL residential facility

  Jury selection begins in trial of alleged Baton Rouge serial killer accused of targeting Black men

2 men arrested in Florida Blvd. shooting

BRPD Investigating homicide on Florida Boulevard

  Former New Orleans dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

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  Woman airlifted to hospital after being struck by gunfire while inside vehicle

Southeastern campus stabbing suspect placed on interim suspension

LSP SVU arrests 2 suspected child predators in separate investigations

BRPD asking for help locating woman wanted for attempted murder

  Toddler fatally shot in Baker, police say

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD releases video of incident involving Koy Moore, 3 officers

  Man, woman arrested in connection with toddler’s death from blunt force injuries

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a one-year-old child, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The coroner determined the child died from blunt force injuries.

NBA YoungBoy to remain in jail until trial

A Louisiana judge has revoked NBA YoungBoy's bond, ordering him to remain in jail until his trial due to his "continued disregard for the law" and citing his wealth as a major factor.

19-year-old killed in shooting on Columbus Dunn Drive

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man.

Man wanted for allegedly setting fire to Choctaw Lodge Apartments

Maloid is accused of intentionally setting fire at the Choctaw Lodge Apartments

BRFD rule arson as cause of early morning house fire on S. Howell Drive

34-year-old man killed in shooting near Hollywood Street

BRFD investigating an arson on N. 17th Street

  Reported sexual assault on LSU campus allegedly involving student-athlete under investigation; students react to latest case

Basketball coach charged after fight at Loranger High

Two Tangipahoa Parish corrections officers arrested after use of excessive force

TPSO: Hammond teacher, asst. basketball coach accused of sending inappropriate messages to students on social media

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said a Hammond High Magnet teacher is accused of inappropriate and criminal conduct toward students through social media.

BRPD asking for help searching for man wanted for battery

Baton Rouge Police are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted for domestic abuse.

18-year-old wanted for attempted murder turns himself in to BRPD

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported an 18-year-old who was wanted for attempted murder has turned himself in to detectives.

Part-time Franklin police officer arrested for crimes against nature; wife charged as accessory, sheriff says

A part-time/reserve officer with the Franklin Police Department has been arrested on six counts of crime against nature, according to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith.

Rapper NBA Youngboy accused of skipping out on required drug tests, court records say

Documents filed in a Louisiana court show Baton Rouge rapper Kentrell Gaulden allegedly skipped out on drug testing mandated as a bond condition for his September arrest.

  Hundreds of cases tossed out amid exposed corruption within BRPD

The arrests of two officers within BRPD’s Narcotics Division have left prosecutors looking into just how many people with drug and weapons charges were wrongly charged or convicted and the evidence gathered so far indicates there’s likely a lot more to surface.

  Former Southern University band director sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, ordered to pay back money

A former director of Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” marching band was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $78,000 in restitution to the school, an attorney representing the man confirmed to WAFB.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: DA drops 640 drug cases tied to potential corruption within BRPD narcotic division

District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office is dropping 640 drug cases tied directly to potential corruption within the narcotics division with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Inmate stabbed to death overnight at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, authorities say

Authorities with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office say one inmate is dead after being stabbed by another inmate at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.

  Vernon authorities searching for man accused of stealing FedEx truck

Authorities have released a video of the theft in the hopes of identifying the people involved in the theft of the truck.

Man faces charges after 2 shot, 1 dead during fight in Plaquemine

A man is facing charges of murder and attempted murder after two people were shot during a fight in Plaquemine on Saturday, March 27.

BRPD arrests suspect in Denham Springs armed robbery at credit union; also suspected of BR bank robbery

A man suspected of robbing a Denham Springs credit union at gunpoint on Monday, March 29, has been arrested in Baton Rouge.

Victim identified in fatal hit and run crash on North Acadian Thruway

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s has identified Alesha Barnes as the pedestrian who was killed.

3-year-old child in critical condition after shooting in Hammond; suspect in custody

A Ponchatoula man is in police custody after a shooting that resulted in a 3-year-old child fighting for their life in critical condition.

BRPD investigating three separate shootings, EMS confirms two dead

Baton Rouge police are investigating three separate shootings leaving at least two people dead on Saturday afternoon.

Large heroin distribution operation in EBR parish busted

On Saturday EBRSO Narcotics executed two search warrants in reference to a large heroin/fentanyl distribution being operated in East Baton Rouge parish

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office enters cooperative endeavor agreement with Crime Stoppers

Sheriff Bobby Webre committed $10,000 as part of a cooperative endeavor agreement with Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers to continue assisting and utilizing the anonymous tip line to help solve crimes in Ascension Parish.

NBA YoungBoy taken into FBI custody in Los Angeles

NBA YoungBoy was taken into federal custody Monday afternoon.

  ‘They wouldn’t leave’: Missouri man gives gruesome details to investigators about murder of Baton Rouge couple

An elderly Baton Rouge couple and their daughter were allegedly murdered by their son-in-law over the weekend who “lost his temper” because he had grown tired of his in-laws staying at his home while they helped his wife recover from back surgery, authorities say.

Prairieville man arrested over 20 times arrested again following domestic disturbance incident

A Prairieville has been arrested following the assault of his girlfriend, while armed with a firearm and while multiple children were present in the residence

Man arrested in alleged murder for hire plot back in 2017

Martrell Harris, 43, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Baton Rouge man arrested for Internet crimes against children

Nicholas Kim, 21, was charged with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor.

Woman’s body found along Mississippi River after domestic dispute, BRPD says

Authorities say Richardson and her boyfriend, Jonathan Bryant, 31, got into an argument that led to Bryant shooting Richardson on March 17, 2021.

25-year-old fatally shot on Bob Pettit Blvd

A 25 year old was fatally shot on Bob Pettit Blvd around late Thursday night, according to Baton Rouge Police.

Deputies investigating after teenager kills mother’s boyfriend

According to EBRSO, the shooting happened in the 3000 block of Vancouver Drive.

‘Certainly pleased,’ attorney says after conditional bond given to man convicted of killing Saints’ Will Smith

Cardell Hayes was convicted of fatally shooting Will Smith in 2016.

  EBRSO arrests 5 in $1.5M drug, weapons bust

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reported a narcotics investigation involving multiple agencies resulted in five arrests and the seizure of more than $1.5 million in cash and drugs.

La. teen planned to ‘kidnap and murder gay men’ he met through dating app, indictment says

A federal indictment details a dark scheme allegedly planned by a Louisiana teen to “kidnap and murder gay men whom he met online.”

CRIME STOPPERS: Man wanted on felony theft, other charges

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Cody Terry, 40, who is wanted for felony theft, simple criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass.

  Deputies bust marijuana ‘cultivation and distribution network’ spanning EBR, Livingston

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office say they have uncovered a massive marijuana grow operation spanning two parishes.

  Trooper fired after being accused of shooting teen during traffic stop

A Louisiana State Police trooper indicted in October on charges connected to a 2018 traffic stop has now been fired.

  17 year old fatally shot on Dalton Street

A 17 year old was fatally shot while in a car traveling on Dalton street Monday night.

  EBR public defender’s office ‘profoundly alarmed’ by allegations against BRPD narcotics division

The East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender (OPDBR) has issued a statement in response to recent allegations of misconduct in the narcotics division of the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) saying its attorneys are “profoundly alarmed.”

BRPD makes third arrest in North 23rd Street homicide

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 26-year-old.

Deputies arrest man on felony charges following high-speed chase

The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of a man on felony charges after he led deputies on a high-speed chase that included crashing into a sheriff’s unit on Friday, March 12.

  NAACP, La. Leg. Black Caucus demand special oversight board for BRPD Narcotics Division

The NAACP Baton Rouge and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a letter Monday, March 15, to formally demand that a special board be appointed to provide community oversight of the Baton Rouge Police Department Narcotics Division.

One person injured in shooting on Barber Street

BRPD says one person was transported to a local hospital from the 2300 block of Barber Street around 2:30 on Sunday

  Judge denies motion to suppress evidence in child sex crimes case against Dennis and Cynthia Perkins

A judge has denied a motion put forth by the defense for Cynthia and Dennis Perkins to suppress evidence collected during the state’s investigation into sex crimes the couple is accused of carrying out against children

  CRIME STOPPERS: Man arrested in connection to barber shop shooting on N. Foster Drive

Authorities say Turner was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree degree murder (three counts) and illegal use of a weapon.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 3 officers involved in encounter with LSU WR Koy Moore cleared of any wrongdoing

The three officers involved in an encounter with LSU football player Koy Moore that gained national attention have been cleared of any wrongdoing, the 9News Investigators have learned.

  BRPD not transparent or responsive in teen video probe, attorney claims

Nearly three weeks after the mayor promised a prompt and transparent review, an attorney representing a teenager in a Baton Rouge Police Department investigation is still waiting for answers.

Mother and son arrested in Natchez

A wanted Natchez man is caught in a car with his mother Wednesday. Both are now in custody.

Daytime stabbing leaves man dead; suspect arrested

Baton Rouge homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead Wednesday, March 10. The victim is a 21-year-old man.

Detectives searching for suspect accused of robbing bank on S Sherwood Forest Boulevard

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) say they are asking for the public’s help in locating an armed robbery suspect accused of robbing a bank on Wednesday, March 10.

Detectives positively identify remains found in wooded area near Franklin; homicide investigation continues

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith said human remains found in a wooded area near Franklin by two hunters have been positively identified as Casey Marie Collins, 39, of the Lafayette area.

  New Orleans man killed trying to sell dirt bike on social media

29-year-old Joseph Vindel was killed in Harvey while meeting with a man interested in purchasing his dirt bike

Shreveport City Council to consider marijuana penalty proposal

If passed by the city council, people in possession of 14 grams or less of marijuana will be fined $50 or tasked with community service.

LSU alum killed by stray bullet from neighboring apartment near Dallas

26-year-old Brandon Power was fatally shot just before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5 inside of his Texas apartment.

  Police believe shooting of teen on Essen Lane was not random

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on the I-10 West Essen Lane exit ramp.

EBRSO: Two shot on Greenwell near Joor Road

Officials confirm two people were transported from the scene in serious condition

BRPD investigating shooting on Gus Young Avenue

According to officials, they shooting happened around 11 a.m. in the 4500 block of Gus Young Avenue.

  John Paul Funes released from prison, under home confinement

Funes was released to home confinement last week.

47-year-old man arrested for trying to meet up with juvenile

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 47-year-old man who was trying to meet up with a juvenile.

EBRSO asking for help locating woman wanted for attempted theft, bank fraud

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a woman wanted for attempted theft and fraud.

BRPD respond to man shot on Sycamore Street

Authorities were called out to the 4500 block of Sycamore Street for a shooting on Wed. March 3.

Child suffers graze wound in Clayton Drive shooting

A child was grazed by a bullet in a shooting in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, March 3, according to authorities.

  Two shot in attempted murder-suicide at counseling office off Essen Lane; shooter identified

The Baton Rouge woman shot by her former husband will undergo a second surgery for her injuries Wednesday.

  Former West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputy arrested on 50 counts of possessing child pornography

A now-former West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for internet crimes against children, according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.