September 14, 2012
Man sought in theft of stamina products
Police are trying to identify a man they say has robbed several Circle K locations in the city of energy drinks and performance enhancement pills.
The man is described as a black male in his 40s with a slender build, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said. He has been seen leaving the convenience stores on foot and in and older-model blue pickup.
He was seen in surveillance photos taken at an unknown Circle K on Aug. 23, McKneely said.
Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact police at (225) 389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Teens held in setting fires at high school
Fire Department investigators arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile Tuesday accused of setting fires in a bathroom at Tara High School, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
A teacher noticed John Simpson and a 15-year-old leaving the bathroom around 1 p.m., the affidavit says. Shortly thereafter, the fire alarm went off.
School staff members went into the bathroom and found two separate fires, which were extinguished, the affidavit says.
Staff members caught Simpson and the juvenile and brought them into the principal’s office so fire investigators could question them, the affidavit says.
Simpson and the 15-year-old both admitted to starting the fires, the affidavit says.
Simpson, 3953 Tyrone Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated arson and terrorizing. The juvenile was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center on similar counts.
Man booked in theft, child pornography
Police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday accused of keeping child pornography pictures on his phone, which an officer found after arresting the man for theft, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Police were called around 3:30 a.m. about Reginald Wallace allegedly stealing an item worth about $80 from Academy Sports, on 8464 Airline Highway, the affidavit says.
Police found Wallace on Airline Highway near Winbourne Avenue and attempted to call a relative using Wallace’s cellphone, the warrant says.
An officer noticed two pictures of a naked juvenile on the phone while using it, the affidavit says. The officer also found the stolen item in Wallace’s possession.
Wallace admitted to stealing the item but said he had no knowledge of the pictures, the affidavit says. The age and gender of the juvenile in the photo were blacked out in the affidavit and a police spokesman was unable late Wednesday to retrieve that information.
Wallace, 4545 East Brookstown Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of theft, pornography involving a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Authorities book six on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them:
- Michael Alongio, 60, 7361 Airline Highway, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, improper lane usage and possession of schedule IV drugs.
- Onswald Carter, 30, 4761 Wells St., first-offense DWI, seat belt violation and failure to maintain control.
- Dwayne Dailey, 24, 201 South College, Lafayette, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, improper lane usage, failure to signal and improper turn.
- Brian Hudnall, 55, 10615 Airline Highway, first-offense DWI, improper turn, careless driving and other laws of the road.
- Elyse Lincon, 24, 12010 Old Hammond Highway, second-offense DWI, improper lane usage and disobeying a red light.
- Ted Theriot, 45, 7039 Jim Rishing, first-offense DWI and careless driving.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.