Police seek clues in Jean Street shooting

Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting at 5108 Jean St. that injured a man.

Police were called to the Jean Street address at 8:53 p.m. and found the shooting victim when they arrived, Capt. Eugene Brown Sr. said in a news release.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment where he was in stable condition, Brown said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.

Police arrest man in rape of juvenile boy

Police arrested a 66-year-old man Thursday, accused of raping a boy several times during a two-year period, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Samuel A. Boggs, 5626 Park Knoll Place, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile.

The sexual attacks started when the boy was 11 years old and continued until he was 13, the affidavit says. The attacks occurred at the perpetrator's Baton Rouge home.

‘Suspicious' blaze damages apartments

St. George Fire Protection District investigators are looking into the cause of a suspicious blaze that damaged a vacant apartment complex on Ned Avenue early Friday.

Firefighters arrived at 8245 Ned Ave. at 1:44 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames near the back door of the back first-floor apartment, St. George spokesman Eldon Ledoux said.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, but all four apartments were damaged, Ledoux said.

The two first-floor apartments were damaged by the fire while the two upstairs units were damaged by smoke, Ledoux said.

Coals and hot ashes blamed in house fire

Coals and ashes thrown in a trashcan might have caused a Thursday fire on South Burgess Avenue that destroyed a home's patio and damaged its living room and attic.

Baton Rouge firefighters were called to 1033 S. Burgess Ave. at 9:24 p.m., a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire was out about 20 minutes later.

Residents of the home were not injured in the blaze and told firefighters they put the coals and ashes in a metal trashcan in the back of the home on the patio, Robert Combs said.

Firefighters said they believe the material smoldered until it ignited other trash in the can, causing a fire to extend up a wall and into the attic, Combs said.

Authorities arrest 4 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Haleigh Wimberly, 22, 1380 Benton Lane, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to maintain control and text messaging prohibited.
  • James Lemay, 33, 324 McDonald Ave., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, failure to signal/improper turn and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Cody McDowell, 19, 11981 Country Estate, Zachary, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Marcus Warren, 22, 605 Pine St., Gramercy, first-offense DWI and equipment violation.