Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for Feb. 3, 2014

Man accused of trying to back over officer

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Friday accused of intentionally putting his car in reverse and trying to run over a police officer while the officer was trying to remove the license plate of the car.

Jose Danilo Perez Mejia, 37, 3030 Congress St., Apt. 77, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle on a police officer and resisting an officer.

Mejia was involved in a traffic accident in the 4500 block of Perkins Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, and when officers learned he did not have insurance, one of them began removing the license plate on his car, the affidavit of probable cause said.

Mejia turned the car off, then turned it on and “accelerated in an intentional attempt to hit” the officer, the affidavit said.

The officer jumped out of the way to avoid being run over, then chased Mejia, who continued in reverse until he hit a curb and could not get off the curb, the affidavit said.

Police arrest teenager in armed robbery case

A 17-year-old accused of robbing a man at gunpoint, forcing him to take off his clothes and stealing his cellphone Thursday has been arrested.

Burnell Cannon, 1950 Bay Street, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and resisting an officer.

Cannon and a 14-year-old boy followed the victim down North 23rd Street, watched him go into a house in the 1600 block, and when he came out, the two walked up to the victim with the 14-year-old holding a handgun, demanding he take off his clothes and put his things on the ground, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The 14-year-old demanded drugs and when the victim said he did not have any, the 14-year-old said he was going to shoot him, the affidavit said.

The victim was able to escape, eluding the two robbers, and contacted police, the affidavit said.

Police found the two suspects walking in the area and caught them after a short chase. During the chase, the 14-year-old dropped a .25-caliber handgun, the affidavit said.

12 arrested in EBR on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 12 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:

  • Justin Blades, 30, 2115 Terrell Road, Osyka, Miss., first-offense DWI, brake lights required and improper lane usage.
  • Justin Davis, 20, 16328 Brown Road, Baker, first-offense DWI, motor vehicle inspection required/expired, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle, equipment violation, improper lane usage, reckless operation and driver’s license not on person.
  • Jose Guerrero, 42, 4664 Robbie St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, driver’s license required and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
  • Bryan Kitto, 20, 840 Park Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, misrepresentation during booking, injuring public records, theft, identity theft, reckless operation, an open container violation and driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
  • Philip Klee, 33, 8744 Fairoaks St., Denham Springs, second-offense DWI, driving with a suspended driver’s license, failure to signal while turning, reckless operation and disobeying a red light.
  • Jerome Knox, 54, 1151 S. 15th St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driving left of center, driver’s license required and reckless operation.
  • Kacie Matz, 21, 8871 Shadow Bluff, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, headlights required and reckless operation.
  • Derek Payne, 47, 1579 Rosedale Road, Port Allen, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driver’s license not on person.
  • Clinton Ramsey, 28, 10045 Gwenadale Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, reckless operation and driver’s license required/expired.
  • Corey Robinson, 44, 2830 Louisiana Ave., Lafayette, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and disobeying a red light.
  • Teodora Victoriano, 43, 7950 Hooper Road, #15, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, driver’s license required/expired, failing to maintain control and following too close.
  • Elmer Williams, 60, 12882 Castle Hill Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.

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