BR woman accused of cruelty to juveniles
Baton Rouge police arrested a woman they say was combative and refused to cooperate when police responded a call of two infants sitting alone and unresponsive in a vehicle on a day when temperatures reached 85 degrees.
Rachel Myles, 23, 153 N. 17th St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Friday on two counts of cruelty to juveniles and one count of resisting an officer.
Police received an anonymous call at 2:38 p.m. saying two young children were sitting alone in a blue, four-door vehicle at a gas station in the 7800 block of Scenic Highway, the affidavit of probable cause says.
Police arrived to find a cold six-pack of beer and an open, half-pint of vodka in the front seat and two children younger than 2 sweating in the backseat as Myles talked to two people in another vehicle, the affidavit says.
Paramedics with East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services transported the children to a hospital for heat-related issues, the affidavit says.
Police searching for two in store holdup
Baton Rouge police are looking for two men who robbed the Cracker Barrel on Winbourne Avenue on Friday night, a police spokesman said.
The robbery occurred at the store, 6435 Winbourne Ave., at about 11:37 p.m., Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a police spokesman, said.
Two men approached the business, and one robber carrying what police described simply as a long gun walked inside demanding money and items, Coppola said. He walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.
The second person stood outside and never went inside, Coppola said. Police are certain however that the two men were working together.
One of the robbers was described as a skinny black man, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall wearing blue jeans, a white hat, light blue shirt, white shoes and a gray mask over his face, Coppola said.
Police have no physical description for the second robber, who was seen on surveillance footage wearing a black shirt, black pants and a gray ski mask, Coppola said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Baton Rouge police at 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
Authorities book six on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Reynado Aguirre, 42, 119 Highridge Drive, Seguin, first-offense DWI; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of Schedule II drugs; and fugitive warrant.
- Justin Duvieilh, 24, 340 Chinawood Drive, Abita Springs, first-offense DWI; reckless operation; turns not allowed; and equipment violation.
- Wallace Lee, 47, 3883 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI; reckless operation; and improper lane usage.
- George Okpara, 26, 3537 Sterling Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI; equipment violation; driver’s license suspended/revoked; and reckless operation.
- Miles Waters, 20, 429 Rue de la Rivera, first-offense DWI; turns not allowed; failure to yield on left turn; improper lane usage; and reckless operation.
- Joli Wilbourn, 26, 1500 Brightside Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI; improper lane usage; reckless operation; and failure to change driver’s license address.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.