Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for Jan. 20, 2014

Police book man, 27, in beating his mother

Baton Rouge police arrested a local man Saturday accused of threatening to burn down his family’s house with everyone inside, then battering his mother three days later.

Derrick Beauchamp, 27, 5923 Parkbriar Court, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault, simple criminal damage to property, resisting an officer and simple battery of the infirmed, prison records show.

Three days after grabbing a gas can and threatening to burn his family’s house down, Beauchamp kicked a hole in the wall, pushed his mother and pinned her to the ground, arrest documents show.

Man arrested in threats to hurt church member

A man has been arrested after he was accused of leaving threatening messages at Star Hill Baptist Church last week stating he was going to kill one of the church members for owing him money.

Shawn Jackson, 48, 2233 Chamberlain Drive, Baker, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of terrorizing and improper telephone communications, prison records show.

Two church employees told East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators that Jackson called the church looking for a member Tuesday and Wednesday, the arrest warrant said.

One said Jackson said he was going to “bust his knees up” while the other employee told investigators Jackson said he did not care where he saw the church member, he was going to kill him, the warrant said.

A third employee said Jackson arrived at the church Wednesday looking for the member and threatening to kill him, the warrant said.

Man with knife booked in battery of women

A Baton Rouge police officer convinced a man to drop a knife Saturday night after he allegedly held it to the throats of two women in a Delphine Street home.

Police booked Brett Page, 40, no address available, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The officer, who is not named in the document, arrived at the home in the 100 block of Delphine Street at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday to find Page armed with a knife, the affidavit said.

“After being asked numerous times, (Page) finally complied and dropped the knife,” the officer wrote.

The man was arrested and the two women were taken to a hospital and treated for neck lacerations, the affidavit said.

Authorities book 10 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Mac Bulloch, 21, 6401 Blanke St., Metairie, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.

Steven Mai, 46, 16425 N. Antioch Crossing, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, resisting an officer, improper lane usage, stop sign/yield sign violation and flight from officer.

John McEwen, 30, 4112 Palm St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and equipment violation.

Matthew Paschal, 20, 14044 Troy Duplessis Road, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, failure to signal while turning and an equipment violation.

Heather Reames, 21, 18633 Andrew Jackson Ave., Prairieville, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and headlights required.

Jordan Rutenberg, 22, 4738 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Ga., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, reckless operation and following too close.

Janos Szabo, 50, 4150 S. Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., first-offense DWI, public intimidation, commercial vehicle registration violation, obstructing a public passage and insurance required.

Christian Vazquez, 22, 11070 Mead Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, simple obstruction of a highway, possession of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, resisting an officer and reckless operation.

Nicholas Weimer, 19, 7388 Breet Place, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, speeding, improper lane usage and possession of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle.

Zarrius Wright, 27, 4210 Azie Drive, Baker, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and insurance required.

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