Suspect charged with burglarizing vehicles
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 unlocked vehicles in the Central area between May and August, a spokeswoman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Justin Watkins, 5202 Bangor Drive, rode his bicycle around Oak Cluster, Bellingrath, Comite Hills, Comite Hills West and the Greenwell Springs Road areas checking for unlocked vehicles and burglarizing 23 of them, Hicks said. Watkins stole two firearms, change, jewelry and sunglasses.
Investigators obtained surveillance video of Watkins from various residents in the area, Hicks said. That video helped investigators locate and arrest Watkins, who was booked into Parish Prison on 23 counts of simple burglary, 17 counts of theft, two counts of theft of a firearm and a count of criminal damage to property.
17-year-old arrested in Aug. 16 slaying
A teen was arrested late Tuesday in the Aug. 16 killing of Ty-O’Brian Porter, a police spokesman said.
Izzamon Jackson, 17, 782 New Rafe Meyer Road, is accused of fatally shooting Porter, 18, during a dispute outside Porter’s home at 1863 Curtis St., Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.
Jackson was booked into Parish Prison on a count of second-degree murder.
Police seek man who robbed restaurant
Police are looking for a man who held up the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill early Wednesday, a police spokesman said.
Armed with a shotgun, the man walked into the business just before 3 a.m. demanding money from the only employee present, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the man forced the employee into the restaurant’s freezer and fled, McKneely said. The employee was able to get out of the freezer and call authorities.
The armed robber was described as a black man between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, McKneely said. The man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a dark grey ski mask.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845, or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Man accused of pushing LSU student
LSU Police are looking for a man accused of pushing a female student on campus after he tried to take her picture Tuesday morning, an LSU Police spokesman said.
The student told LSU Police she was approached by the man in Patrick F. Taylor Hall at 10:05 a.m., Capt. Cory Lalonde said in a news release.
The man claimed to be an art student and asked the student if he could take pictures of her, to which she agreed, Lalonde said.
The man then requested the student make specific poses that she felt were inappropriate, Lalonde said.
The girl then refused to pose for any more photos, which led to the man pushing her, Lalonde said.
The female student ran away and contacted LSU Police, Lalonde said.
The suspect is described as a white male about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with short dark-brown hair and a slim build, Lalonde said. He was seen wearing khaki shorts and a white T-shirt with red lettering on it.
He is wanted on a count of simple battery, Lalonde said.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact LSU Police at (225) 578-3231.
2 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Chad Andres, 40, 1650 Gardner Ave., Denham Springs, second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, license plate required, and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
- Jesse Owens, 21, 420 Champs Elysees Drive, Kenner, first-offense DWI.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.