Police and fire briefs for Feb. 27, 2014

Police say man reports carjacking to hide truth

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Tuesday accused of fabricating a story to police about being carjacked to hide from his wife that he had rented his car to someone he did not know.

Brian Keelen, 46, 10962 Ansley Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of injuring public records.

He initially told police he was rear-ended at about 3:40 p.m. Feb. 20 near Scenic Highway and Chippewa Street by a man who pulled a silver handgun on him and took his vehicle, the affidavit of probable cause says.

After a police database check, the officer learned the vehicle had been towed about seven hours before the alleged accident, the affidavit says.

Under subsequent questioning, he gave several conflicting statements before finally admitting to renting it to someone he did not know and making up the carjacking story to hide it from his wife, the affidavit says.

Man accused of carnal knowledge with girl, 14

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl three times in a six-hour span and smoking marijuana with her Monday has been arrested.

Ryan Wayne Dunn, 20, 15320 Pinewood Drive, Pride, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and distribution/manufacturing of Schedule I drugs.

Dunn picked the girl up after she sneaked out of her grandparents’ home after 3 a.m. Monday and went to Burger King, then to Dunn’s home, the arrest warrant says.

Authorities book three on suspicion of DWI

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:

  • Kelli Brown, 22, 45108 Robin Trail Road, St. Amant, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Kelly Burke, 20, 7719 Green Path Court, Sugarland, Texas, first-offense DWI, purchasing/possessing alcohol for a person under 21, unlawful use of picture ID to purchase alcohol, simple obstruction of a public highway and driver’s license not in possession.
  • Benjamin Darouse, 36, 11555 Southfork Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required/expired and reckless operation.

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