Baton Rouge area police and fire briefs for May 5, 2013

BR man arrested
in rape investigation

Baton Rouge police arrested one of two men accused of committing rape Wednesday.

According to an arrest document, Terrance Patrick, 24, 5013 Stearn St., was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated rape. He remained in prison Saturday on a $100,000 bond.

Patrick was one of two men who went to the victim’s home and pushed the victim onto the floor of a bedroom. Both men attacked the victim, the arrest document says.

Police arrested Patrick at the scene in north Baton Rouge near the intersection of Plank Road and Ford Street.

Patrick’s arrest warrant does not say what happened to the second attacker or reveal the victim’s gender or name.

Carjacking suspect also booked in theft

A man who failed in a carjacking attempt was arrested later that day carrying stolen T-shirts that sill had anti-theft devices attached, according to an arrest warrant giving an account of the police investigation.

Shaun Omar Atkins, 35, 1711 Mast Drive, was booked into Parish Prison Friday on counts of attempted carjacking, theft of goods and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in prison Saturday on a $16,000 bond, a spokeswoman said.

Atkins allegedly attempted to carjack a 1996 Dodge Caravan on Feb. 22 from a driver waiting for a child to get off a school bus.

When Atkins tried to get into the van through the passenger door, the driver pushed him back several times. Atkins ran off when the victim screamed.

Police found Atkins later that day walking on North Donmoor Avenue carrying the white T-shirts.

Atkins denied stealing the shirts until it was pointed out that the anti-theft devices were still attached. Atkins then told police he’d taken them from a Family Dollar Store.

The arrest warrant says that the person in the van identified Atkins as the attempted carjacker. Also, police found a crack pipe in Atkins’ shirt pocket, the warrant says.

EBR deputies arrest man in meth lab raid

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old man Saturday accused of housing a methamphetamine lab at his home on Confederate Avenue, according to an affidavit of probable cause giving an account of the investigation.

Gregory Bloom, 16038 Confederate, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of creation or operation of a clandestine drug lab.

Deputies were dispatched to the Confederate home in reference to a possible meth lab. Deputies looked through the home’s front window and saw Bloom mixing liquids in a clear plastic jug.

Bloom saw the deputies looking at him, so he ran to the kitchen and dumped the materials in the jug into the sink.

Deputies entered the home and found several items used to make meth, including plastic 2-liter bottles with tubing at the top, empty blister packs of cold medicine, red devil lye, camp fuel and lithium strips removed from batteries.

Bloom told deputies he was trying to create meth and that he learned how to cook it from a friend, according to the affidavit.

Nine arrested
on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least nine people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Christina Blanchard, 34, 550 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Charlee Bolen, 18, 13115 Bluff Road, Geismar, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, improper turn and driving left of center.
  • Louis Castle, 64, 6226 Stoneview Ave., Baker, first-offense DWI.
  • Seth Creekbaum, 21, 1443 Brightside Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Joseph Dietrick, 32, 3628 Braden Patrick Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, driver’s license required or expired and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Kari Klotzbach, 28, 506 Hardwick Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Noel Norriga, 49, 714 N. 38th St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, improper lane usage, failure to signal and improper turn.
  • Darryl Watson, 27, 7036 N. Buttonwood Drive, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required or expired, license plate required and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Travis Wolf, 46, 4659 Evangeline St., New Orleans, first-offense DWI, careless driving, drinking in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain control.

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