Police and fire briefs for Feb. 23

Donald York
Donald York

Police arrest man
in Dec. 14 robbery

Baton Rouge police Friday arrested a man and accused him of entering a car at about 8:53 p.m. on Dec. 14 under the pretense of needing a ride, then pulling out a silver handgun and robbing the two victims of $345 and 180 Oxycodone pills.

Police booked Donald York, 30, 1330 Jim Taylor Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery, the affidavit warrant says.

One of the victims knew York as the son of one of his friends, the warrant says.

Man, 51, accused in
rape of acquaintance

A man police accused of raping a woman after she denied several of his advances has been arrested.

Baton Rouge police booked Terrance Curtis, 51, 153 N. 17th St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on Thursday on one count of forcible rape, an affidavit of probable cause says.

The victim told police Curtis saw her as she was trying to hide her belongings near a bridge because she had nowhere else to stay, the affidavit says. They had met before and he offered to let her stay at his place.

After consuming alcohol and after she rebuffed several of his advances, he apologized, then held her down and raped her, the affidavit says.

BR man booked
in robbery attempt

A Baton Rouge man accused by police of trying to rob a food mart and shooting at the clerk’s head during a struggle was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Baton Rouge police booked Dexter Joseph Delpit, 24, 2675 Iowa St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery, an affidavit of probable cause says.

During the struggle, Delpit shot at the victim’s head, but missed, then the victim bit Delpit’s arm, causing him to drop the gun and run, the affidavit says.

Police found Delpit sweating profusely near the food mart and saw he had injuries matching ones the victim said he inflicted on Delpit, the affidavit says.

Naked walk at school leads to man’s arrest

Sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested a 30-year-old Baton Rouge man who admitted he got intoxicated and walked around naked on the street in front of Sharon Hills Elementary school.

Deputies booked Charlie Terrell Smith, 1230 W. Garfield St., into Parish Prison on one count of obscenity, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Man accused in theft of medication, puppy

Baton Rouge police arrested a man and accused him of stealing cash, medication and a puppy at gunpoint from an apartment on Dec. 23.

The two victims thought they recognized the robber’s voice and demeanor as that of someone who had been to their apartment before, the affidavit says.

A friend of the victims, who had taken the man to the victims’ apartment, told her friends that the man had returned with a puppy and asked her to take care of it, the affidavit says.

The woman gave the victims the man’s name and they matched it to a 2009 Crime Stoppers picture to identify the robber as Derrick Anthony Albert, 33, 11445 Bard Ave., Baton Rouge, the affidavit says. He was booked into Parish Prison on Thursday on one count of armed robbery.

Man, 49, accused
of indecent behavior

A man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl, even after she asked him to stop, has been arrested.

Baton Rouge police arrested John Soloman, 49, 12533 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on Thursday on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, an affidavit of probable cause says.

The girl locked herself in the bathroom and began texting friends and family that Soloman was trying to sexually assault her, the affidavit says. A school official was with a friend the girl was video chatting with and the official notified police.

Authorities book 8 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least eight 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:

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.