August 08, 2012
Holden woman jailed in fatal hit-and-run
A 21-year-old Holden woman was arrested Friday in a July hit-and-run that claimed the life of a bicyclist, a State Police spokesman said Tuesday.
Forensic evidence and footage from a security camera led to the arrest of Jodie Hoseth in the crash that occurred just before midnight July 7 on Old Hammond Highway near Florida Boulevard, Trooper Russell Graham said.
Troopers identified Hoseth as a suspect after obtaining video footage from a nearby gas station that showed her behind the wheel of a 2006 Ford Ranger, which troopers identified via forensic evidence as the vehicle involved in the accident, Graham said.
The cyclist, Eddie Arinder, 50, of Baton Rouge, suffered serious injuries in the incident and later died at a New Orleans hospital, Graham said.
Hoseth was booked into Parish Prison on a count of felony hit-and-run.
Unattended pot likely cause of house fire
Firefighters believe an unattended pot on a stove caused a fire Tuesday at a Napoleon Street apartment, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters arrived at 1111 Napoleon St. at 4:16 p.m. and found the kitchen of the apartment engulfed in flames, Curt Monte said in a news release.
Firefighters had the blaze under control 10 minutes later at 4:26 p.m., Monte said.
The fire was contained to the kitchen of that apartment unit, Monte said. The rest of the unit received heavy smoke damage.
Two residents were present at the time of the fire but
escaped unharmed, Monte said.
Authorities book 4 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Donald Edwards, 35, 8134 Leafwood Drive, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Anthony Gabel, 21, 10380 La. 1033, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, license plate required and improper lane usage.
- Cecelia Lewis, 28, 6139 Beechwood Drive, first-offense DWI, driving too slow, speeding, improper lane usage, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and no proof of insurance.
- Barry Marx, 64, 39378 Quail Creek Ave., Prairieville, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, insurance required, and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.