Two men stole 33 bottles of Grey Goose vodka from the Central Walmart on March 11, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The theft occurred at 7:15 a.m. when one man left the store with almost $1,000 worth of liquor while the other man distracted a store greeter, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
The men got into a red, two-door vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Lumina, Hicks said.
One of the men was caught on surveillance cameras wearing khaki pants and a black Adidas jacket over a blue polo shirt, Hicks said, while the other man was wearing a white shirt and jeans.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Warehouse fire investigated as arson
Fire Department officials believe arson is the cause of a storage warehouse fire Wednesday afternoon at 1800 Gayosa St., according to a news release.
The warehouse was empty and there were no injuries, the news release said.
The fire only caused minor damage, the release said.
BR man torches car of wife, police say
Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of burning his estranged wife’s car on April 24.
The wife heard a noise outside her home and looked outside to see her husband pouring gasoline inside her car and lighting it, police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone said.
Thelonious Brown sent his wife text messages threatening to kill her before burning the car, Stone said.
Brown, 31, 3936 Indian Run Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of simple arson and simple assault.
Teen booked; 3 cited in prostitution probe
Detectives arrested a teenage girl and issued three women summonses Tuesday, accusing them of prostitution, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The detectives, who were investigating a burglary, found the women on an ad of a website called Baton Rouge Back Page, the affidavit said.
The detectives called the number on the ad and spoke to a woman, who said she charged $200 “for a one-hour visit,” the affidavit said.
The detectives went to a LaQuinta Inn on Reiger Road and arrested Kindall Raquel Pierce, 17, of Euless, Texas, the affidavit said.
She was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of prostitution.
Three other women ? Leticia Sierra, 20, of Waco, Texas; Lucinda Lyn, 30, of Dallas; and Lauren Newell, 20, of Seagoville, Texas ? were issued summonses for prostitution.
Fire destroys home; no injuries reported
Fire Department officials consider a home at 2110 N. Alameda Drive a “total loss” after a fire on Wednesday burned its attic and areas right below the attic, according to a news release.
The cause of the fire, which started at the back of the home, is undetermined, the news release said.
No one was injured.
The fire caused most of the home’s roof to fall in and damaged a shed behind the home, the news release said.
BR woman booked after boy hit by car
A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Sunday in the hitting of a 2-year-old boy with her car, police said.
The woman got in a confrontation with someone at her apartment complex parking lot on Renoir Drive and drove off angrily, hitting the child in the process, police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone said.
The boy suffered bruises on the left side of his face and cuts all over his body, he said.
The apartment complex managers had spoken to Myia Davis about her history of erratic driving and a resident approached her about it Sunday, Stone said.
Investigators believe Davis drove in a manner that was “definitely intentional” to kill someone, Stone said.
Davis, 22, 6747 Renoir Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder.
Authorities book 5 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them:
* Jeffrey Kendrick, 45, 15108 Wilmington Drive, Pride, first-offense DWI.
* Jacques Mestayer, 19, 4500 Burbank Drive, first-offense DWI, illegal use of a driver’s license and driving under the influence while underage.
* Courtnie Morden, 22, 10795 Mead Road, Apt. 1607, second-offense DWI and careless driving.
* Clifford Robins, 54, 1941 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, first-offense DWI, seat belt violation, driving with a suspended/revoked license and reckless operation of a vehicle.
* Leroy Tennart, 19, 6325 Buttonwood Drive, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and seat belt violation.