Firefighters are investigating the cause of a Tuesday night fire that started in the attic of the Scotlandville Store at 1378 Rosenwald Road, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The call came at 9:33 p.m., Curt Monte said. When firefighters arrived, they saw fire shooting out of the roof.
The fire was contained to the attic, but the remainder of the store received extensive smoke and water damage.
No one was injured in the blaze and foul play is not suspected, he said.
Woman accused of helping killers
A 27-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday and accused of driving two alleged killers away from a murder scene, an arrest warrant says.
Jamie L. Dellihu allegedly drove Anthony Armstead and Cedric Ray Banks from Club Tri-Ambient, 6105 Greenwell Springs Road, on June 30 after the men were involved in a shooting that killed one person and injured another, the warrant says.
Armstead and Banks were arrested July 3, three days after the incident, the warrant says. Armstead, the accused shooter, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Banks, who was with Armstead at the time, was booked on one count of principle to first-degree murder.
Dellihu, 9772 Mesa Verde Ave., was booked on one count of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
Suspect sought in LSU area holdup
Authorities are looking for a man who robbed another man at gunpoint Wednesday near LSU, a police spokesman said.
The armed robbery victim was walking along the 300 block of Maestri Drive near Highland Road when a man started following him, Sgt. Don Stone said.
The man approached the victim, pointed a gun at him and demanded his belongings, Stone said. The man took the victim’s wallet and fled.
Police received a call about the incident about 2:30 a.m. and asked LSU police to assist, Stone said.
The robber was described as a black man wearing an LSU shirt and was not found.
Anyone with information can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.
3 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a fourth-offense DWI — 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:
• Scott Niemi, 21, 8433 Lemariect, Denham Springs, fourth-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Jason Herring, 22, 561 E. State St., first-offense DWI and driving the wrong way down a one way street.
• Alejandro Rosales-Canales, 27, 25100 Greenwell Springs Road, first-offense DWI and operating vehicle without lawful presence in the United States.