A 28-year-old man arrested Friday is accused of intentionally setting a van on fire, according to an affidavit of probable cause from the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
A witness told authorities he was sitting in the back seat of David Angel’s car when Angel set fire to a 2002 Dodge Caravan in the 1100 block of Rodin Street, the affidavit says.
Angel got into his car and drove off after the fire, the affidavit says.
The witness told authorities he did not know Angel was going to set the van afire, the affidavit says.
Another witness said Angel admitted to starting the fire after Angel arrived back home, the affidavit says.
Angel, 10021 Elliott Road, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of simple arson.
Authorities arrest 9 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least nine 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:
Robert Alford, 44, 502 Lake Worth, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Jordan Armstrong, 20, 3124 Calumet St., first-offense DWI, right turn on red prohibited and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Lester Brooks, 31, 10530 Stanley Aubin Lane, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Melissa Craft, 36, 7521 Oakmount Drive, second-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Reginald Harness, 41, 3432 Van Buren, Baker, first-offense DWI.
Pierce Langridge, 22, 809 Summerbreeze Drive, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Christopher Procell, 24, 8525 Chalmette Drive, Shreveport, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
Jordan Smith, 28, 304 Lavoisier St., Gretna, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Emily Zumstein, 21, 18797 Bienville Court, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, headlights required and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter, call (225) 388-0369.