An Iberville Parish sheriff’s deputy was injured in a car accident at about 4 a.m. Tuesday on Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge when another driver did not yield to the oncoming deputy, Baton Rouge police said.
The deputy, who has not been named, was heading south on Nicholson when a vehicle traveling north went to turn left, police said.
Both drivers sustained minor injuries to the head and the deputy was transported to a hospital for treatment, police said.
The other driver was cited for failure to yield, not having insurance and driving with a suspended license, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
No further details were available.
Two kidnapped, robbed in car wash incidents
Baton Rouge police are investigating two kidnappings and robberies at a car wash at Scenic Highway and Walnut Street since Sunday morning, police said.
In both incidents, the victims told police they had stopped at the car wash during early morning hours when a man jumped into their vehicles armed with a handgun and forced them to drive to an ATM machine at the corner of Choctaw Drive and Plank Road, police said.
The victims withdrew money at the ATM, then the gunman forced them out of their vehicles and drove away, police said.
Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said they are still working to determine if the same man robbed both victims.
Man said to have aimed guns at victims
Baton Rouge police on Monday arrested a 23-year-old man accused in two home burglaries since December, including one in which he and another man held the victim at gunpoint while they rummaged through the home.
The first burglary occurred on Dec. 16 when a man later identified as Quintell Montrell Webb entered a home in the 1500 block of Crescent Drive by removing the screen in the utility room window and stole some stereo equipment, the arrest warrant says.
Investigators identified Webb as a possible suspect when they got a match on some DNA collected from the utility room screen, the affidavit says.
In the second burglary, Webb and an unknown accomplice knocked on a door in the 10000 block of Mayfair Drive on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. and pointed handguns at the resident when he answered the door, the arrest warrant says.
They stole several pieces of electronic equipment, then drove away in a red Mitsubishi Eclipse, the warrant says. The victim later told deputies Webb was bragging to others about the heist.
Webb, 2043 Shady Oaks Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, aggravated burglary and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Man survives with head wound in shooting
Police are investigating the shooting injury of a man Tuesday at a Raceway on Airline Highway.
The man was shot in the head early Tuesday, sustaining non-life threatening injuries, by a person who was inside a vehicle at the gas station, Baton Rouge police said.
The shooting occurred at 3:18 a.m. at 7174 Airline Highway, police said. The man told police he did not know who shot him.
He was taken to Baton Rouge General Medical Center- Mid City, where detectives questioned him, police said.
No further details were available.
Police seek man who robbed Dollar General
Baton Rouge police are looking for a man who, when confronted about stealing merchandise from a Dollar General store, threatened the employee with a screwdriver.
The theft occurred Monday shortly before 9:45 p.m. at 3939 Choctaw Drive, said police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr.
The robber walked in and began shoving items into his pockets, Coppola said. When an employee confronted the robber, he pulled a screwdriver from his back pocket as he backed out of the store with the stolen goods.
The robber is described as a thin black man, standing 6-feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds, Coppola said. He was wearing a white T-shirt, gray sweatpants and black and white shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Authorities book 6 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. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Davy Decoteau, 44, 43261 Moody Dixon Road, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, improper turn, improper lane usage and reckless operation.
- Ashton Dewey, 19, 1781 O’Brien Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and disobeying a red light.
- Nicolas Garcia, 24, 8872 Caliente Ave., Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, drinking in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain control.
- Alonzo Harris, 52, 2916 Hollywood St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Robert Lee, 40, 5840 W. Rio Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, emanation of excessive sound or noise, driver’s license required and possession of alcohol in vehicles.
- Grant Markey, 19, 5960 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light and speeding.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.