CrimeTracker

Burglar breaks into Slidell home, falls asleep on couch

A Slidell resident awoke Wednesday morning to a crime scene in their home and the suspect was caught slumbering on the sofa, police said.

UPDATE: APSO catches man wanted for sex crimes in Georgia

UPDATE: A fugitive who is wanted for sex crimes in Georgia and ran from local deputies is now in custody, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Marshals arrest suspect in Alaska Street murder

The person who killed a 34-year-old man last month is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Suspects' cars identified in Donaldsonville double murder

Deputies are currently looking for the suspects who shot and killed two men in Donaldsonville.

Off-duty deputy recovers New Orleans Mayor's stolen car

An off-duty Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy is being credited with recovering Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s 2009 Jeep, hours after it was reported stolen.

2 dead after double shooting in Donaldsonville

Two people are now dead after a double shooting in Donaldsonville, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Indiana fugitive captured in Baton Rouge, AG says

An Indiana fugitive wanted for numerous violent offenses was captured in Baton Rouge late Friday by the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU), announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Police find 2 bodies in North Baton Rouge on Saturday

Baton Rouge Police say they found two bodies with less than seven hours of each other on Saturday. The first body was of Brooke Ashley Crawford, 30.

Man arrested for fatal Piggly Wiggly shooting

The man who shot a 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly last month is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Authorities investigating arson in North Baton Rouge

Firefighters say they are investigating an act of arson that severely damaged an abandoned house in North Baton Rouge. It started around 9:53 a.m. this morning in the 5300 block of St. Gerard Circle.

Sorrento PD audit shows missing semi-automatic rifle

An audit of police equipment in Sorrento, LA, shows the Sorrento Police Department is missing a Bushmaster M4A3 rifle. 

Food Bank worker arrested for stealing almost $4K in donations

A 10-year employee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is now facing felony theft charges after police say he stole almost $4,000 in donated food.

Kaplan man arrested for distributing child pornography

A Kaplan man has been arrested and charged with six counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Principal and wife arrested for bringing gun to Amite Christian Academy

The principal of Amite Christian Academy and his wife are now in jail for carrying a gun on school property, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Local band director arrested for raping student

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a local teacher Thursday for allegedly raping one of his students.