CrimeTracker

Lake Charles man chases burglar who stole his gun

Lake Charles Police have arrested two men in connection with several burglaries after one victim caught them in the act on Wednesday at about 10:00 p.m.

UPDATE: GPD make arrest in air machine coin theft

The Gonzales Police Department reported that they’ve arrested Mark Johnson, 44, of Baker, in connection with the theft of a coin-operated air machine on Highway 44 in December.

UPDATE: Death, arrest in family brawl case

A father who was injuried in a family brawl on New Year's Day has passed away. Baton Rogue Police say Michael Taylor Sr (53) died from injuries he sustained from being hit with a blunt object.

2 men arrested in Hammond on drug charges

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on narcotics charges. Robert Wayne Gatlin (40) and Dedrick J. Johnson (30) were taken into custody after allegedly possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

AL fugitive's luck runs out in New Iberia

A fugitive from Alabama has been captured in New Iberia. Joshua Folks (35) escaped from a mental health facility in Clark County, Alabama. Officials say Folks left Alabama by stowing away on a freight train that was headed west.

Man arrested for scamming 3 attorneys

A man has been arrested for scamming three local attorneys. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported on January 7, that Gregory James Edwards (32) was arrested and charged with three counts of Felony Theft.

Ascension Parish drug bust leads to 4 arrests

Four people have been arrested in a drug bust in an Ascension Parish.

Morgan City man solicits minor via computer

Following a month long investigation by State Police, a Morgan City man is in jail on charges related to computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

Sheriff: theieves could have used boats in Bayou Crab

Detectives with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a string of robberies that happened between December 30, 2013 and January 4, 2014.

Police seek Ponchatoula burglary suspect who may be armed

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a burglary suspect, Ervin Dudley Gordon III, 27, of Ponchatoula.

Tangipahoa Parish Deputy arrested for selling contraband to inmates

A Tangipahoa Parish deputy assigned to the parish jail, Patrick Collins, 58, of Independence, was arrested Monday morning after authorities confirmed that he was introducing contraband into the jail.

Mandeville man threatens to shoot estranged wife

David Lockhart, 46, of Mandeville, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 4, after threatening to murder his estranged wife.

BR Police: Driver of stolen car dies after crash

UPDATE: The unidentified female who was driving the fleeing vehicle and died on scene has been identified as Kiamonte Davis, 19, of Baton Rouge.  --- 

Suspect caught after escaping police station

A man, who evaded police custody, was caught just 12 hours after his escape. Ryan O’Neal Boatner (27) escaped police custody from the Violent Crimes Unit’s Office around 2:00 pm on January 5.

Independence woman hits father of her children with vehicle

An Independence woman was arrested after hitting her children’s father with her vehicle.