October 29, 2012
in camper burglary
East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies arrested a 23-year-old man Saturday accused of burglarizing a camper behind Bethany World Prayer Center and two unlocked cars at businesses near the church in October, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Clinton A. Davis, 6630 Siegen Lane, Apt. F48, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of simple burglary of a religious building, unauthorized entry of a business, theft, simple criminal damage to property and simple burglary.
Deputies were called Oct. 16 to Bethany World Prayer Center at 11107 Honore Lane after someone broke the windows of a white 2006 Longhorn Camper parked behind the church’s main building, the affidavit says. The church’s pastor has used the camper as an office for the past five years, the affidavit says.
Deputies were called out Friday to the same camper after an unknown amount of food had been stolen from it, the affidavit says.
When deputies were called out to the camper again Saturday, they found Davis hiding in a storage area underneath a bed inside, the affidavit says.
Davis told deputies he went into the camper to hang out and was not aware of the missing food, the affidavit says.
A church administrator told deputies that a surveillance camera he set up in a nearby tree showed Davis entering and exiting the camper carrying a bag with unknown items in it, the affidavit says.
The affidavit also accuses Davis of climbing the fence at Kentwood Water, 11465 Reiger Road, sometime between Wednesday and Thursday and taking keys and pliers inside an unlocked car, the affidavit says.
Davis is also accused of stealing a purse from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of Plato’s Closet at 6765 Siegen Lane on Oct, 21, the affidavit says.
Both businesses are behind Bethany World Prayer Center.
Authorities arrest 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. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Marcus Brant, 29, 10297 Avenue G, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
- Dustin Greene, 22, 6315 Greenwell St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, insurance required and operating a vehicle while under suspension for a prior offense.
- Mitchell Leboeuf, 40, 34922 Old La. 16, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Alejandro Torres, 31, 16352 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation and careless driving.
Heating system sets off Macy’s alarm
A malfunctioning heating system set off smoke alarms early Sunday inside Macy’s in the Mall of Louisiana, a St. George Fire Department spokesman said.
The first of several St. George units arrived at the mall at 8:32 a.m. after the department was called about smoke in the Macy’s store, Eldon Ledoux said in a news release.
Firefighters found smoke coming from the heating unit and did not find an active fire, Ledoux said. The malfunctioning heating unit was shut off.
Ledoux said fire departments commonly receive calls about smoke when heaters are activated after being off during the warm months.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.