Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for Jan. 24, 2014

One booked, 2 sought in drug related robbery

Baton Rouge police arrested one man and are looking for two more accused of breaking into an apartment north of LSU during a drug-related robbery Wednesday night.

Authorities booked Hayward Howard, 27, 5336 Marais St., New Orleans, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

Police have not identified two other men believed to be involved in the home invasion, in which one 19-year-old man was robbed and beaten, while another 19-year-old man jumped out a fourth story window to avoid the intruders, McKneely said.

The men stole money and other items in the robbery, which happened about 11:30 p.m. at the University Edge apartments at West McKinley Street and Nicholson Drive, McKneely said.

The three men also attempted to rob at least six bystanders who went outside after hearing a commotion at the apartment, McKneely said.

The teenager who jumped out the window was taken to hospital with jump-related injuries and is expected to recover. The other teenager suffered minor injuries in the beating, McKneely said.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Police: Woman chased, struck pregnant woman

Baton Rouge police arrested an 18-year-old woman accused of punching a pregnant woman in the head and chasing her down a flight of stairs armed with a knife on Wednesday night.

Police booked Seneque Sendrel Johnson, 18, 10654 Zerlee St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of simple battery and aggravated assault, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Johnson is accused of punching the woman, described by police as eight months pregnant, in the side of the head about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment on North Ardenwood Drive, the affidavit says.

Johnson is also accused of attempting to hit the victim with a cooking pan and chasing her down some stairs while armed with a knife. The victim suffered minor injuries, the affidavit says.

Police arrest suspect in Scotlandville stabbing

Baton Rouge police arrested a 20-year-old man Wednesday accused of stabbing another man during a fight at a Scotlandville residence on Jan. 17.

Police booked Michael Stevens Jr., 20, Lorraine St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Police also booked Stevens’ father, Michael Stevens Sr., also of Lorraine Street, on a count of obstruction of justice, according to Parish Prison booking records.

Stevens Jr. is accused of stabbing a man at an Avenue L apartment about 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 during a fight, in which Stevens Sr. also played a role, the affidavit says.

Stevens Jr. told detectives he stabbed the victim because he feared for his life during the fight, the affidavit says.

Vehicle runs light, knocks another into bar

A driver with a Texas license was ticketed Wednesday night, accused of running a red light and knocking another vehicle into George’s Place at 860 St. Louis St. around 6:11 p.m., Baton Rouge police said.

Hayley Sauer, 21, was ticketed for failure to stop at a red light, police said.

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