Police and fire briefs for Jan. 1, 2013

BR man arrested after woman, boy hit

Baton Rouge police arrested a 34-year-old man Sunday who was accused of punching a woman and hitting a 14-year-old boy at a home on Alliquippa Street.

The woman told police that Robert Brown was arguing with the woman because the 14-year-old boy was playing video games, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

During the argument, Brown punched the woman in her face multiple times, the affidavit says.

The 14-year-old boy stopped playing video games and tried to leave, but Brown hit the boy before he could get away, the affidavit says.

Officers noticed the woman had a swollen lip and the right side of the boy’s face was swollen, the affidavit says.

Brown told police the woman and the 14-year-old were injured because he was wrestling with them, the affidavit says.

Brown, 3724 Alliquippa St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of domestic abuse battery, simple battery and cruelty to juveniles.

6 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison

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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • John Carville, 31, 57724 Erwin Drive, Plaquemine, second-offense DWI, motor vehicle inspection required, reckless operation of a vehicle, driving over the median, insurance required, disobeying a red light and failure to transfer registration.
  • Dustin Contine, 36, 14357 Firethorn St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and disobeying a red light.
  • Edison Jones, 60, 3113 Louise Drive, Brusly, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Brandon Perkins, 29, 165 Rue Landry Road, St. Rose, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Alberto Ramirez, 37, 4227 Mallard Lane, Bayton, Texas, first-offense DWI, flight from an officer, fugitive from justice, reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and driver’s license not on person.
  • Rose Tanna, 52, 614 Woodstone Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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