CrimeTracker

Metairie man arrested for distributing child pornography

A 42-year-old Metairie man, Don Francis Jr., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with twelve counts of distributing, and ten counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles,

Lake Charles police catch BR man with over 30 pounds of marijuana

Lake Charles police arrested a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man, Kirkland Montrell Pelichet, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Shreveport: Convicted sex offender arrested on 41 counts of child pornography

A Shreveport man has been arrested and charged with 40 counts of possessing, and a single count of distributing pornography involving juveniles.

Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson near Derrider, LA

A former volunteer firefighter is charged with four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of Derrider in 2012 and 2013.

UPDATE: murder suspect turns himself in to BRPD

UPDATE:  Demonte Foster turned himself in on February 5, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Foster has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.

Slidell PD releases 2013 Crime Statistics

Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith has released the Slidell Police Department’s 2013 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and has also included the crimes statistics from the past nine years.

Police arrest known Opelousas drug dealer following high-speed chase

Opelousas police arrested a known drug dealer from the area after a high-speed chase on I-49.

UPDATE: St. Mary Sheriff’s Office catches escaped inmates

UPDATE: The escaped inmates from St. Mary Parish are now in police custody.

BRPD arrests man in connection with death of ex-girlfriend

Baton Rouge Police Detectives arrested 30-year-old Brandon Eirick around 8:30 p.m. Monday night on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.

Lawmakers consider bringing back the electric chair for state executions

The state of Louisiana was set to execute 70 year-old Christopher Sepulvado this Wednesday, but he was saved for 90 days by a judge late Monday afternoon.

EBR deputies search for synthetic weed thief

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the robbery of a local business. According to reports, someone broke out a window at the Good Times Smoke Shop on O’neal Lane.

ATC investigation raises concerns about some state employees

An internal investigation at the ATC offices could end with some arrests. Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Troy Hebert said his office uncovered some pretty shocking things during an investigation he launched a year ago.

Alexandria police arrest 13-year-old seen abusing puppy in Facebook video

Alexandria Police charged a 13-year-old juvenile from Alexandria on Monday with one count of Cruelty to Animals after a video the boy posted on his Facebook page went viral.

6-year-old dies in New Orleans hit-and-run

UPDATE: Police have located the vehicle and have arrested the suspect involved in a hit-and-run that killed a 6-year-old bow.