An oven being used in a mobile home to provide heat for residents caused a fire early Thursday, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire, which occurred at Nelson’s Mobile Home Village, 3579 Victoria Drive, No. 15, was reported at 6:36 a.m., spokesman Barry Mounce said.
The blaze gutted the kitchen area and caused smoke damage throughout the residence, Mounce said. No one was injured.
The fire started when heat from the oven caused adjacent cabinets to ignite, Mounce said.
Wiring sparks blaze, damaging church
An electrical malfunction caused a fire Thursday at the All Saints Temple of Faith Church on Odell Street, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters received a call about 5 a.m., Barry Mounce said. When they arrived at 4253 Odell St., the back of the church was on fire.
Damage from the blaze was contained in the back of the church, Mounce said. The rest of the facility, however, suffered smoke damage.
No one was injured.
Members of the congregation are making plans to find a different location for services, Mounce said.
Man gives up effort to rob EBR bank
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted bank robbery that occurred Thursday on Greenwell Springs Road, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
An unidentified man ran into the Greenwell Springs Road branch of Regions Bank at 3:40 p.m. with a gun and told everyone inside to get down, Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
The man then ran out of the building without taking anything, Hicks said.
Deputies are still investigating.
Walker man booked in armed robbery
Police arrested a 23-year-old Walker man Wednesday in stealing another man’s gun at gunpoint outside a business on North Lobdell Avenue on July 5, according to an arrest warrant.
Trolando Richardson went to Front Page Beauty, 1111 N. Lobdell Ave., with an unidentified accomplice, the warrant says.
While inside, Richardson began talking with the victim, the warrant says. The warrant does not say if the victim works at Front Page Beauty.
The trio walked outside to the victim’s car, where the victim said he was keeping a handgun, the warrant says.
Richardson pointed his own handgun at the victim, then entered the victim’s vehicle and took the gun inside, the warrant says.
Richardson and his accomplice then took about $80 and a gold watch valued at $1,500 before fleeing the scene, the warrant says.
Richardson, 30241 Travis St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery and aggravated burglary.
Authorities book six 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. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Nicholas Allen, 21, 11377 Beco Road, St. Amant, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, reckless operation of a vehicle and other laws of the road.
• Danielle Hodge, 23, 30205 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and careless driving.
• Jason Johnson, 42, 18269 Manchac Place, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, other laws of the road and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• John Landry, 27, 7404 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, license plate required and other laws of the road.
• Joshua Townley, 22, 820 Costello St., first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
• Jacob Warren, 19, 2646 Long Lake Drive, Shreveport, first-offense DWI, insurance required, reckless operation of a vehicle, improper lane usage, driver’s license required or expired and drinking in a motor vehicle.