LSU Police are looking for two people accused of using stolen credit cards at campus stores, LSU Police spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said.
LSU Police do not have identities of the two suspects.
A man is accused of using a stolen credit card at stores in Baton Rouge on Aug. 23, a news release says.
A woman is accused of using stolen credit cards at stores in Baton Rouge, Baker and Plaquemine on Aug. 29, the release says.
Anyone with information about these cases is encouraged to call LSU Police at (225) 578-3231 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344-7867.
EBR man dies after being struck by car
A 30-year-old man was killed Thursday when he was hit by a car while he was walking in the 9100 block of South Choctaw Drive, a police spokesman said.
Police found Thach Nguyen, no address given, lying in the road when they arrived, Sgt. Donald Stone said.
The incident occurred at 12:20 a.m., Stone said.
Investigators determined Nguyen had been hit by a 1993 Geo Prism driven by John Moore, 53, of Baton Rouge, Stone said.
Moore was not injured and was questioned and released at the scene, Stone said.
Nguyen was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, Stone said.
The matter is still under investigation, Stone said.
Police: Fake robbery call a cover for theft
A woman who lied about being injured and robbed at gunpoint was arrested Thursday, and accused of stealing money from her employer, a police spokesman said in a news release.
Officers responded to an armed robbery call at 7:48 a.m. at Cash in a Flash, 4949 North Blvd., Sgt. Donald Stone said in the news release.
Officers found Lakaisha Hunter, 33, who works at Cash in a Flash, sitting in the corner of the store holding a hammer, Stone said.
She told officers a white man between 30 and 40 years of age entered the store, along with a pregnant white woman, Stone said.
Hunter said the man demanded money before hitting her in the head with a gun, and kicked her after taking the money, Stone said.
Hunter later told police she lied about being robbed and said her injuries were from a fall in the store while she was stealing money, Stone said.
Stone said only a portion of the undisclosed amount of missing money has been recovered.
Hunter, 3948 Chris Drive, Apt. A, Addis, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of felony theft.
2nd woman booked in robbery incident
A second woman was arrested Thursday in an attempted stabbing of a shoe store manager, an arrest warrant says.
Terrica “Moonie Kat” Baker, 31, 6635 Nottingham St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery and obstruction of justice.
Lakeitha “Noonie Kat” Williams, 29, 2581 70th Ave., was arrested Aug. 28 in the same incident.
Baker was with Williams and a child at Shoe Carnival, 10500 S. Mall Drive, at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 13 when they walked to the front of the store with several pairs of shoes, the warrant says.
The store manager confronted them and Williams placed the child between her and the manager when the manager tried to grab the merchandise, the warrant says.
Williams then tried to stab the manager with a “shiny sharp pointed object” before they left with about $230 worth of shoes, the warrant says.
Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Williams, who told investigators she only knows the woman who was with her as “Moonie Kat,” the warrant says. Williams identified Baker in a photo, the warrant says.
Williams told investigators Baker was shoplifting and she told Baker they needed to leave after the manager confronted them, the warrant says.
Williams said she did not steal anything, but Baker stole five pairs of shoes, the warrant says.
Second man booked in Pop-a-Lock probe
A second 18-year-old man was arrested and accused of robbing two people who had been called to unlock a car on July 10, an arrest warrant says.
Harry Lee Mikell III, 901 Bay St., Denham Springs, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery.
Police arrested Collin Johnson on Tuesday in the same case, booking records show.
Two Pop-A-Lock workers were called to unlock a car at 8820 Greenwell Springs Road where they were confronted by two men with guns, the warrant says.
The robbers stole money, cell phones, tools and other property from the workers and ran away, the warrant says.
Mikell and Johnson had some of the stolen items in their possession and the workers also identified the men in a photo lineup, the warrant says.
Johnson, 4037 Scarborough Drive, was previously booked into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery.
Seven people booked on EBR DWI counts
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Jason Butler, 31, 13957 Broad Ave., first-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
• Lemorco Carey, 25, 10079 El Scott St., first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, license plate switched, reckless operation of a vehicle and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
• David Dispenza, 29, 9898 Kinglet Drive, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and license plate required.
• Dennis Gilbert, 39, 37313 La. 74, Geismar, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
• Gavin Rees, 24, 706 Winterberry Drive, Covington, second-offense DWI, failure to signal and speeding.
• Julianna Triplett, 23, 57820 Erwin Drive, Plaquemine, second-offense DWI, speeding, operating a vehicle while under suspension, equipment violation and improper lane usage.
• Robert Williams, 27, 1020 Barrington Estates, Baker, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and other laws of the road.