Police and fire briefs for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Police arrest woman
in attack on daughter

Baton Rouge police arrested a woman Monday accused of throwing a brick at her 13-year-old daughter’s back and stabbing her in the right shoulder Sunday.

Linda Thomas, 57, 1067 W. 5 Central Road, Baton Rouge, was booked by with cruelty to a juvenile and aggravated battery, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

Thomas and her daughter were arguing when she threw the brick and stabbed the victim, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victim was able to break away, run across the street to another home and call police, the affidavit said.

Police smelled a strong odor of alcohol from Thomas’ breath, the affidavit said.

Man accused of lying
about home shooting

A man accused of calling Baton Rouge police Sunday to report a shooting at his home was arrested after he admitted to lying to dispatchers and making up the story.

Barney Wilson, 49, 1619 Mary Ellen Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked with terrorizing, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

Wilson called police anonymously and told dispatchers a group of people were outside his home shooting at it, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Between 15 and 20 police officers responded to the call with their lights and sirens activated but they did not find anyone outside Wilson’s home or any other apparent threat, the affidavit said.

When police asked Wilson to explain the call, he said he was “sorry for lying to dispatch,” the affidavit said.

Wilson told police he made the call because he got into an argument with someone he didn’t know earlier in the day and he wanted police to respond quickly to investigate that fight, the affidavit said.

Man jumps on truck
after signs removed

A man rode on the hood of a pickup Saturday from Florida to Coursey boulevards after the truck’s driver picked up the man’s crawfish for sale signs on Florida, Baton Rouge police said Monday.

The man on the hood had apparently placed the signs somewhere in the public right of way in the 9900 block of Florida Boulevard, police Lt. Don Kelly said.

Kelly said he was not sure where the signs were placed.

The man driving the truck apparently removed the signs, Kelly said.

When the truck driver tried to leave, Kelly said, the other man tried to confront him and jumped on the truck’s hood.

The man in the truck drove to the police station at 11010 Coursey Blvd., where both men contacted officers and told their stories, Kelly said.

Both men were released without being booked, Kelly said. Neither man was injured.

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