Police and Fire Briefs for Nov. 6, 2012

Teen dies in accident
on Jefferson Highway

Samuel Barth, 17, of 1125 Crossbow St., died Monday afternoon after he lost control of his Toyota Corolla and slammed it into an electrical pole on Jefferson Highway near Cameron Street, a
Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

Barth was driving at a high rate of speed while trying to maneuver a curve when he lost control of the car and hit the electrical pole, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.

The 2007 Corolla overturned in the 6600 block of Jefferson Highway.

Barth, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pedestrian struck
by hit-and-run driver

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car early Sunday when he tried to walk across Alvin Dark Avenue in the 5100 block, a Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

The vehicle that hit the pedestrian fled north toward Tigerland after the incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. near Brightside Drive, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.

The car is a silver or light-colored 1999-2002 Honda Accord EX with alloy rims, a missing driver’s side mirror, a missing center cap on the left front tire and possible damage to the left front of the vehicle, Stubbs said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police at (225) 389-7819 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

One man arrested
on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Eric Purdue, 33, 11544 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI and following too close.

3 issued summonses
for ticket scalping

Three Louisiana residents were issued misdemeanor summonses Saturday for illegally selling tickets on LSU’s campus, bringing the number of people caught ticket scalping before the Alabama game to nine, an LSU Police spokesman said Monday.

Six other people arrested for scalping Saturday were booked into Parish Prison because they are out-of-state residents, Capt. Cory Lalond said.

Thomas Russell, 50, 17170 La. 929, Prairieville, was caught at 1:15 p.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center selling a $70 ticket for $250, Lalonde said.

Christopher Horton, 52, 1893 Tennessee St., Baton Rouge, was given a scalping summons around 6:30 p.m. after being caught selling a $70 ticket for $100 on South Stadium Road near Tiger Stadium, Lalonde said.

Hossain Ziaie, 59, 3986 Karen Elizabeth Drive, Zachary, was issued his summons at 4 p.m. on South Stadium Road after asking for $250 for his ticket, Lalonde said.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.