Crime

Police searching for man accused of robbing business on Government Street

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are searching for a man accused of robbing a Circle K on Government Street Saturday, Sept. 14.

Federal law enforcement agent arrested for defamation

  Autopsy results released for man fatally shot by EBRSO deputy

WANTED: Ascension Parish aggravated assault suspect

Trial underway for man accused of killing Zachary officer Christopher Lawton

East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office investigating dog dragged to its death by rented vehicle

Woman accused of striking officer in the face with high heel during fight

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Report: Baton Rouge mother arrested after children found home alone with no food

  Arrests made after woman’s body found inside home Pride-Port Hudson Road; victim identified

Attorney moves for trial in case involving same deputy who shot man in WBR motel

Man found guilty of 2017 murder in Gonzales

  Ride-share driver injured in shooting near LSU campus; gunman remains at large

  Unhappy Meal? Woman booked after McDonald’s mayhem

  Arrest made after PhD student at LSU shot and killed at gas station he worked

An arrest has been made after a PhD student at LSU was shot and killed at a gas station he worked.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Contractor faces charges, accused of making off with thousands from home build

A Port Allen man says he’s ready to move ahead with a civil lawsuit against a company after he alleges a contractor made off with thousands of dollars of his money.

  Zachary man charged with child exploitation

Louisiana State Police say they have arrested a Zachary man for his participation in child exploitation on a social media app.

Gretna police involved in shootout; no one injured

Gretna police were involved in a shootout near a business on Wednesday night. No one was injured, but police say at least 20 shots were fired.

  Trial dates moved for two accused in 2015 Duplantier murders

  WANTED: Duo wanted for alleged drive-by shooting that injured juvenile

  LPSO arrests 14-year-old Springfield High student accused of bringing handgun on campus

  1 injured in shooting on Azalea Park Avenue

5 arrested in heroin bust at multiple locations; multiple guns seized

  Suspected gunman now in custody after two women allegedly set victim up to be robbed

STPSO: Mother, 11-year-old arrested after child gives classmates THC gummies

An 11-year-old girl and her mother were arrested after the child brought marijuana-laced gummy candies to school and shared them with her classmates, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  CAUGHT: La. man accused of taking two school buses on joyrides

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a man accused of stealing two school buses and taking them on a joyride.

  Alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe found sane during murder of BREC commissioner; trial date set for 2020

The trial date for an accused serial killer has been set after doctor's found him to be sane at the time of the killings.

  Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain entered a not guilty plea to a recent federal indictment.

  Siegen Lane bank robbery suspect in custody, deputies say

Deputies are responding to a reported bank robbery at the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane.

  Woman accused of stabbing man with kitchen knife during argument arrested

A woman is wanted for allegedly stabbing a man with a kitchen knife during an argument, and police need the public’s help finding her.

  CAUGHT: Teen accused of shooting into parents’ house with semi-automatic rifle

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a teenager accused of shooting into his parents’ house after getting into an argument with his stepfather.

  Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

His life ended Saturday, Sept. 7 when an unidentified man entered the building where he was working as a clerk and fatally shot him before robbing the store, according to police. An investigation to identify the shooter remains ongoing.

  Unloaded gun found in 7th grader’s backpack at Westdale Middle

A 7th grader at Westdale Middle School is facing charges after reportedly being found with an unloaded gun in their backpack.

  POLICE: Slidell man busted with nearly 4 kg of heroin in Port Allen; shelter dog responsible for bust

A man from Slidell has been arrested after reportedly being found with nearly 4 kg of heroin in his car.

  Suspect racks up nearly $1,500 in fraudulent charges after allegedly stealing credit card from doctor’s office

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman accused of charging nearly $1,500 on a stolen credit card.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  BRPD announces record low in summer homicides

The Baton Rouge Police Department says it’s gaining strength in its fight against crime.

  EBRSO looking for person who sprayed derogatory slurs on campaign signs

Every campaign season, candidates’ signs are stolen. This year though, one candidate for District 68 State Representative says someone took things much further, with derogatory graffiti on his signs.

Agents bust marijuana, vaping operation that may have been targeting kids

Narcotics agents in Hancock County just uncovered what they’re calling “an extensive marijuana growing operation” on Rotten Bayou Road. They also believe this same operation may be the source of vaping products that have been turning up in the hands of local high school students.

  Crime Stoppers app is a new tool to fight back against criminals

Every time a crime happens that law enforcement needs help solving, you will see a reminder to call Crime Stoppers to report any information you may have. Now, there’s a new way to submit tips while remaining completely anonymous.

Two indicted in connection with killing of Baton Rouge man in DeQuincy

Two men have been indicted in connection with the July 17 death of Baton Rouge man Zacchaeus Hakim Burton.

6 arrested in drug bust in Gonzales

Six people have been arrested as part of a drug bust at a home on Dogwood Street in Gonzales.

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints superfan, pleads guilty to federal charges

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints superfan J.J. Robertson, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and wire fraud charges.

2 arrested with more than 1.5 lbs of meth, other drugs at Denham Springs hotel

Two people have been arrested after allegedly being busted with more than 1.5 lbs of methamphetamine, among other drugs, at a hotel in Denham Springs.

  Three men arrested after two-month EBRSO drug investigation

Three men have been arrested on multiple drug charges after a two-month investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

2 arrested in quadruple shooting that left man, 7-year-old girl dead

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a quadruple shooting in Marrero that has left two people dead and two others injured.

  Man shot, killed by 3 men while sleeping in car

One person was shot early Thursday morning.

Denham PD believes man accused of scamming elderly woman may be in Georgia

The Denham Springs Police Department is still looking for a man accused of scamming an elderly woman out of money by tricking her into thinking she owed him money for work he never performed on her house.

Man allegedly attempted to meet up with underage boy from dating app

Ronald Mancuso is accused of arranging to meet up with a trooper posing as an underage boy for sex.

  ‘To know him was to love him’: Coach, manager of Baton Rouge boxer react to his death

Crime scene tape is still visible on North Street. Police say Baton Rouge boxer, Justin Thomas, was walking to his car from a nearby nightclub when he was shot and killed.

  Man shot, killed while walking to his car after leaving nightclub identified as professional boxer

One person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning.

  Man accused of tricking woman out of money still on the run; experts say keep an eye on the elderly

The Denham Springs Police Department says cameras caught Jacob Tom while he was trying to cash a check written by a lady sitting next to him in the passenger seat of his truck some weeks ago.

  Man charged with murder after deadly shooting on Victoria Drive

Police have upgraded the charges for a man connected to a deadly Aug. 24 shooting.

  SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Deputies looking for two accused of stealing hundreds in fishing equipment, thousands in tools

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office are currently looking for two people accused of stealing hundreds of dollars of fishing gear from a home in the Shenandoah area and thousands of dollars worth of tools from a shed on Brunswick Avenue.

  14-year-old arrested after possible threat at Woodlawn High School

A 14-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with a possible threat at Woodlawn High School.

Juvenile female dead following accidental shooting in Lafayette; teen arrested

A juvenile female was accidentally shot and killed in Lafayette.

Florida Boulevard tire shop burns a second time; arson suspected

Officials are investigating the second fire in a month at a tire shop on Florida Boulevard.

Woman facing attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing 74-year-old man

A woman who reportedly stabbed a 74-year-old man, causing life-threatening injuries, has been arrested.

One person injured in shooting near East Boulevard

Emergency officials transported one person with non-life-threatening injuries from the scene of a shooting near East Boulevard and South Boulevard Monday, Sept. 2.

  St. Gabriel Police searching for identity theft suspect

Police in St. Gabriel are asking for the public’s help in locating an identity theft suspect.

CAPTURED: Escaped inmate arrested at motel in Harvey

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said an escaped work release inmate has been recaptured Wednesday morning.

  VIEWER VIDEO: Video shows moments two vehicles stopped during I-10 police chase

A police chase that began near Crowley has ended near the Welsh, Lacassine area.

  WANTED: Man accused of tricking elderly woman with dementia into giving him money

The Denham Springs Police Department is currently looking for a man accused of tricking an elderly woman with dementia into withdrawing money from her bank account to give to him.

Family gives update on 17-month-old child injured in Odessa shooting; expected to recover

A 17-month-old female victim of a shooting in Midland-Odessa was flown to University Medical Center after a shooting that killed at least five people and injured 21 others.The family released a statement Sunday afternoon, updating the child’s condition.

17-month-old victim flown to Lubbock after Midland-Odessa shooting

A 17-month-old female victim of a shooting in Midland-Odessa was flown to University Medical Center after a shooting that killed at least five people and injured 21 others.

Driver arrested after pedestrian killed in Gonzales crash

A driver believed to have been impaired was arrested early Sunday after a man was struck and killed in Gonzales, according to Louisiana State Police.

Woman arrested for alleged role in drive-by shooting while 5 kids were in house

A woman is now behind bars for her alleged role in a drive-by shooting. It’s believed the woman was involved in a fight that led up the shooting, then helped the shooter get away in her car.

U.S. Marshals search for La. man convicted of juvenile sex

A U.S. Marshals task force, as part of an ongoing sex offender operation named “NO Saints and Sinners 2019,” is searching for sex offender fugitive Jeremiah Shawn Prater.

Two men arrested after drug bust in Livingston Parish

Tyshon Lamar Coleman, 23, and Keldrick Jackson, 23, were arrested Thursday, August 29 as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics in the area.

  Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain facing 16-count federal indictment

Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain now faces a 16-count federal indictment. He's accused in a kickback and bribery scheme.

  Grant will pay for emergency reporting system to help protect Baton Rouge schoolchildren

The Baton Rouge Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will use new technology to help protect schoolchildren thanks to a recently announced grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

  ‘The absolute worst I’ve ever seen’: Two men accused in case involving children and satanic rituals, bestiality

Two men are under arrest on child rape and porn charges as police race to identify children they suspect are being victimized in pornographic pictures posted online.

  Suspect in four murders pleads not guilty to killing cousin in 2017

A man accused of murdering four people was in court Thursday morning.

  WANTED: Man accused of shoving pregnant woman repeatedly

Deputies are seeking the public's help locating a man who allegedly shoved a woman who was 21-weeks pregnant.

4 use text messaging scam to steal $104,000+ in Caddo

Authorities catch one of the four after he returns and allegedly steals another $24,000+

MBPD: Charges upgraded for one suspect after baby found near cocaine dies

An infant who was found unresponsive in a Myrtle Beach hotel room with cocaine has died, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.

  Man with ‘Siegien Lane Dope Zone’ tattooed on chest arrested for alleged armed robbery on Siegen

A man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted another man, stole a gun and a vehicle, and robbed a store, all in a 30-minute span.

UPDATE: ICE detainees apprehended in Kinder

Sheriff says detainees climbed over razor wire

  Parents allege son robbed, pistol whipped after getting into car he thought was rideshare in Tigerland

Parents of a senior at LSU allege he was robbed and beaten after possibly mistaking an Uber on way home from Tigerland.

Man wanted on multiple felony warrants now in custody

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office now has in custody a man wanted on multiple felony warrants.

Former parole officer accused of having inappropriate relationship with parolee

A former probation and parole officer is facing charges after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a parolee.

LSP: Acadia Parish man arrested after shooting police officer

A man was arrested after a shooting injured a police officer in Acadia Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police (LSP).