Man took advantage of relative, police say
A man accused of taking advantage of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease and alcoholism, including taking her cellphone and 2011 Mercedes-Benz without her permission on Sept. 30, has been arrested.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Charles Remi Contois, 30, 1727 Southpointe Drive, Apt. 4, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on Monday on counts of exploitation of the infirmed, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft, jail records show.
Contois had been told several times not to visit the victim’s home because of past complaints, but he did not listen, according to an affidavit warrant for Contois’ arrest.
The victim was sleeping when Contois took her cellphone and car, the warrant said.
Deputies accuse man of grabbing woman
A man who cried and apologized after allegedly attempting to rape a woman was arrested Sunday when authorities said they found him hiding underneath a bed at the woman’s home hours after the attack.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Christopher M. Blunt, 22, 11873 Cooper Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on Sunday on counts of forcible rape, jail records show.
The victim told deputies Blunt, whom she had only known a week, came to her home to change the oil in her car, according to an affidavit of probable cause for Blunt’s arrest.
When the woman went to check on her baby, Blunt grabbed her, pulled her into a bedroom, began choking her and said he was going to “get that,” the affidavit said.
Woman stabs friend five times, police say
Baton Rouge police arrested a woman early Monday after she allegedly stabbed her roommate five times when she said her roommate laid on her cigarettes.
Sharla Coleman, 44, 855 N. Carrollton, Apt. 7, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated battery and aggravated assault, jail records show.
The victim, who was sleeping when the attack occurred, was treated at a hospital for nonlife-threatening wounds, according to an affidavit of probable cause for Coleman’s arrest. After the stabbing, a caregiver who was in the apartment saw Coleman walking toward her with the knife, the affidavit said.
The caregiver then hit Coleman with pepper spray because she feared she would be attacked.
Authorities arrest man in online chat sting
Authorities arrested a Harahan man Monday who allegedly sent lewd message to an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room on Nov. 5.
Adam Joseph Corb, 28, 151 Woodlawn Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor, jail records show. Corb engaged in a Yahoo! chat with an agent from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to an affidavit warrant for Corb’s arrest.
Investigators discovered Corb’s identity after subpoenaing the IP address for the Yahoo! screen name Corb used, the affidavit warrant said.
Police seek hit-and-run driver
Baton Rouge police are looking for the driver of a white Toyota Prius they believe was involved in a hit-and-run late Saturday at East State Street and Dalrymple Drive.
The victim, identified as Matt Tugwell, was crossing Dalrymple on East State Street at 11:23 p.m. in a crosswalk while he had a “walk” symbol when he was struck by what police were told was a white vehicle, police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola said.
Tugwell is being treated at a hospital, Coppola said. Police would not provide information on his condition.
Investigators found the Prius at a local repair shop after learning of the vehicle’s location from a Crime Stoppers tip, Coppola said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at (225) 389-3877 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Man uses glass plate in attack, police report
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Saturday accused of hitting another man in the face with a glass plate from a microwave oven during an argument about money.
Roderick Duff, 37, 7272 Burbank Drive, Apt. 5, was booked into Parish Prison on Sunday on one count of aggravated second-degree battery and three counts of possession of a legend drug, jail records show.
The deputies found the victim by following a trail of blood that spilled from a 3-inch cut on the victim’s neck and a small cut on his nose, according to an affidavit of probable cause for Duff’s arrest.
A neighbor said the victim walked away from Duff and was watching television on the sofa when Duff grabbed the microwave plate and struck the victim, the affidavit said.
Deputies also found three types of prescription pills in Duff’s pockets, but he could not provide a prescription for any of them, the affidavit said.
Indecent behavior counts face man, 51
A 51-year-old man was arrested Saturday after two girls allegedly saw him masturbating in a bedroom window while they sat on a front porch of a nearby house.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Eugene Mitchell Lewis, 11155 Lac Cypress Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, jail records show. The girls, ages 13 and 14, said Lewis, who moved in about two weeks earlier, had whistled at them as they have exited their school bus, an affidavit of probable cause for Lewis’ arrest said.
Lewis told deputies he was recently released from the East Carroll Parish Detention Center for an obscenity charge.
He works for Aramark as a school custodian in East Baton Rouge Parish schools from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily, which his parole officer signed off on because of the late hours, the affidavit said.
Gunman robs student near LSU Law School
An armed man robbed an LSU student early Sunday morning on East Campus Drive near the LSU Law School, LSU Police said.
A light-colored pickup stopped near the student.
A passenger jumped out and demanded all items the victim had on him, LSU Police spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said.
The robber also pulled out a handgun.
The robber took the student’s wallet and cellphone and jumped back into the pickup, which was last seen on Dalrymple Drive leaving campus, Lalonde said.
The vehicle is believed to be a 2004 to 2006 Toyota Tundra with a spare tire on the rear of the passenger’s side, Lalonde said. The robber is described as a thin, white man between 20 to 25 years old. He is believed to be about 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds in weight. He has blond hair and facial hair, Lalonde said. The driver is believed to be a white man with brown or black hair, Lalonde said. He is described as about 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LSU Police at (225) 578-3231.
Authorities book one 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.
Christopher LeJeune, 34, 9989 Burbank Dr., was booked on counts of first-offense DWI and following too closely.
Compiled from staff reports.