July 19, 2012
Woman, her child escape house fire
A woman and her child safely escaped their burning home on Monterrey Boulevard Friday morning, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman said.
The woman told firefighters she was awakened just after 7 a.m. by her fire alarm and found heavy smoke in the hallway, Curt Monte said.
The woman grabbed her child and broke through a glass door to get out of the house at 1055 Monterrey, Monte said.
The woman suffered a few lacerations and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Monte said. The child was not injured.
The fire destroyed the living room and hallway of the home, Monte said.
The rest of the house was damaged by water and smoke.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Foul play is not suspected, Monte said.
5th-offense DWI one of suspect’s charges
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a fifth-offense DWI — 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:
- Cesar Escobar, 24, 630 Riveroaks Road, first-offense DWI, failure to change driver’s license address and urinating in public.
- Allison Gibson, 22, 2403 Oak Alley Drive, Port Allen, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless driving.
- Kenneth Landeche, 36, 3409 Hyacinth Ave., first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
- Charles Landrum, 47, 10286 Hooper Road, fifth-offense DWI, improper turn, resisting an officer, operating a vehicle while driver’s license suspended on prior offense and failure to signal.
- Arthur Stewart, 22, 14036 Ridge Road, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
- John Stirling, 28, 1924 Pollard Park, first-offense DWI, speeding and reckless driving.
- Chad Vosburg, 42, 335 Quiet Oak Blvd., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and drinking in a motor vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.