Police and fire briefs for April 18, 2013

Photo provided by LSU campus police -- The man seen in this security camera photo is wanted for questioning related to an April 8 theft at the International Cultural Center at Dalrymple Drive and West Lakeshore Drive and an April 4 theft from Christ the King Church at Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road. Both instances involved the theft of electronic devices.
Photo provided by LSU campus police -- The man seen in this security camera photo is wanted for questioning related to an April 8 theft at the International Cultural Center at Dalrymple Drive and West Lakeshore Drive and an April 4 theft from Christ the King Church at Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road. Both instances involved the theft of electronic devices.

LSU Police seek suspect in 2 thefts

LSU campus police are looking for a man they say is wanted for questioning in two separate thefts of electronic devices that occurred between April 4-8.

The first theft occurred on April 4 at Christ the King Church at Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road; the second on April 8 at the International Cultural Center at Dalrymple and West Lakeshore Drive, spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LSU Police at (225) 578-3231 or submit a tip anonymously online at http://www.lsu.edu/police.

Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward and can be reached at (225) 344-7867.

Texas man arrested in license fraud

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent on Tuesday arrested a Texas man accused of illegally obtaining Louisiana residential licenses for commercial fishing over three years.

Trac T. Tran, 41, of Seadrift, Texas, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of filing false documents, two counts of injuring public records and three counts of theft, according to a Department of Wildlife and Fisheries news release.

The Wildlife and Fisheries agent began investigating Tran on March 18 after Tran was denied renewal of his Louisiana residential commercial fishing license, residential commercial vessel license and residential crab trap gear license, the release says.

Tran attempted to renew these licenses with a Texas driver’s license, the release says.

The agent later determined that Tran was a Texas resident and illegally obtained Louisiana residential commercial fishing, vessel and crab trap licenses in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the release says.

Tran defrauded the state of $1,575 over three years by obtaining residential licenses instead of nonresidential licenses, the release says.

Authorities book
one on DWI count

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

James Spitzfaden, 27, 14174 Pinehurst Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked on one count each of first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.

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