Authorities investigating fire started in restroom
A Woodlawn High School staff member put out a small fire Tuesday morning caused when a toilet paper dispenser was set on fire in a men’s restroom, authorities said.
Eldon Ledoux, a St. George Fire Department spokesman, said in an email that the fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived on the scene.
He said the fire, which is being investigated as arson, caused no damage outside of the bathroom stall where it began.
Two sought in robbery of BR furniture store
Baton Rouge police are looking for two men involved in a Tuesday evening armed robbery of a furniture store on Airline Highway in north Baton Rouge.
A ski-masked, gun-toting man entered First Choice Home Furnishings, 6180 Airline Highway, around 7 p.m. Tuesday and approached a store manager who was counting money in a cash register, Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman, said in a news release.
As a “lookout” stood outside, the robber took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out the store’s main doors, Coppola said. The robber is described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-2 tall black man with a medium build. He wore a black ski mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt, tan cargo pants, fingerless gloves and white tennis shoes during the robbery, Coppola said.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call them at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Four people booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Sean King, 21, 3151 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to signal while turning.
- Brittney Martello, 20, 32123 Linder Road, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and license plate required.
- Patrick Quigley, 49, 6333 Peggy St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, a seat belt violation, failure to change address on a driver’s license, improper lane usage and reckless operation.
- Rachel Scillitani, 21, 1234 Park Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and failure to change address on a driver’s license.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.