A hard drive, a personal calendar and souvenirs related to the "Duck Dynasty" television show are among several items that were reported stolen from a state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employee, who said her office was burglarized during a period when the building was mostly shut down due to record flooding in the area.
The items were reported stolen from the desk of Wendy Brogdon, said J. Arthur Smith III, her attorney. They went missing sometime between the evening of Aug. 11 and the morning of Aug. 24, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.
Brogdon is listed as a confidential assistant at the department and was until recently the secretary of LDWF's commission, according to her LinkedIn page. But she was recently told not to return to work, said Smith, which is why he is representing her. Smith said he couldn't disclose further details about his client's employment status.
LDWF spokesman Adam Einck said he could not confirm one way or the other if Brogdon is or has ever been an LDWF employee.
The state agency's main office, at 2000 Quail Dr. in Baton Rouge, was closed due to the floods, with only essential personnel able to access it from Aug. 12 through Aug. 21, he said.
"Anytime anything is stolen or missing, we're definitely concerned. The fact that it seems to be a hard drive (that was stolen) makes it concerning as well," Einck said.
The allegations that the items had gone missing prompted Marilyn McDonald, who supervises LDWF property, to notify police.
According to the report, the stolen items include a 2-terabyte Western Digital hard drive; a 2015 DayMinder Executive Weekly/Monthly planner; iPhone and iPad wall chargers; 30 LDWF bronze challenge coins; 30 LDWF lapel pins; four Duck Commander duck calls signed by Willie Robertson, the star of the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty;" 138 Duck Commander tea cups signed by Si Robertson, another personality from that show; four Duck Commander baseball caps signed by Willie and Si Robertson; a raincoat; an umbrella; a LDWF fleece pullover and jacket; and a Yeti stainless steel thermal cup.
Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said no one has been arrested in the alleged burglary and there are no suspects in the case.