Police arrest suspect in two store robberies
Baton Rouge police arrested a 28-year-old man Wednesday who is accused of robbing two stores in the city within the space of 10 hours Monday.
Christopher Rosaya, 11366 W. Main St., Gonzales, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of simple robbery, police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.
Police released surveillance camera photos of the robberies and they received several Crime Stoppers tips identifying Rosaya as the man in the photos, Coppola said.
In both robberies — at the Circle K, 4536 Plank Road, and Jack in the Box, 2805 Scenic Highway — a man walked into the establishment and grabbed a handful of money from a cash drawer before running off, according to police reports.
Man, 50, accused of selling forged items
Baton Rouge police arrested a man Tuesday accused of selling fake high school diplomas, vehicle inspection stickers and other forged documents out of his home for more than two years.
Frederick Grayer, 50, 4108 Billops St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on 43 counts of forgery, 10 counts of forgery of a motor vehicle inspection sticker, seven counts of forgery of certificate of insurance identification cards and one count of felony theft, prison records show.
Police began investigating Grayer when an officer initiated a traffic stop Aug. 16 and found the driver had a fake Louisiana temporary license tag and USAgencies insurance card, the affidavit warrant for Grayer says.
The driver said Grayer sold her the vehicle and fake documents and she watched him print the documents from his computer, the warrant says.
Police searched his residence and found 10 fake Louisiana inspection stickers, seven USAgencies insurance cards, 25 fake temporary Louisiana license tags, 33 fake Louisiana high school and GED diplomas, 10 fake occupational business licenses, 209 fake emission test stickers and 35 fake doctor’s excuses, the warrant says.
Mother of 5 booked in cruelty to juveniles
A 28-year-old woman accused of allowing her five children — ages 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 — to live in filth with spoiled food inside an unplugged refrigerator and having them eat toothpaste because there was no food was arrested Monday.
Baton Rouge police booked Chikara Holmes, 5603 Georgetown St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on five counts of cruelty to juveniles, prison records show.
Detectives investigating a complaint of possible drugs in the apartment on Oct. 10 found “deplorable living conditions,” including trash and clothing on the floor up to their ankles and an overflowing toilet and bathtub, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Child Family Services were called and told Holmes to clean the residence, the affidavit says.
She did not do so and was arrested by detectives when they visited the residence for a second time five days later, the affidavit says.
“After being advised of her rights, the defendant stated that she was down on her luck, but she did not see anything wrong with the way she and her kids were living,” the affidavit says.
3 arrested on suspicion of DWI in Baton Rouge
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Humberto Carranza, 54, 8686 Coy Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required/expired and stop sign/yield sign violation.
- Theodore Johnson, 47, 3402 Wayne Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required, speeding and possession or distribution of Schedule 1 drugs.
- Robert King, 51, 9535 S. River Oaks Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper turn.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.