Police and fire briefs for March 4, 2014

Police say burglar fled with children in truck

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Monday accused of burglarizing an apartment, then almost hitting two officers with his truck as he tried to speed away with three children inside.

The officers chased Michael Kirklin through a residential area to an apartment on North Donmoor Road, where he had to be wrestled to the ground as he tried to run inside the apartment, the affidavit said.

Officers found drugs inside the apartment, the affidavit said.

The victims told officers that Kirklin kicked in the door and threatened to shoot both of them, the affidavit said.

Kirklin, 6742 Titian Ave. No. 7, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule I and II drugs, the affidavit said.

Police identify man killed in Sunday crash

Police have identified the man who died Sunday evening in a collision on Scenic Highway.

Timothy Lee, 27, 6444 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, died at the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash, which occurred in the 11900 block of Scenic Highway at about 5:21 p.m., said Cpl. Don Coppola, a spokesman with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Lee, driving west on Thomas Road in a 2003 Toyota Corolla, stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Scenic.

When he tried to cross the highway, he was struck by a 2013 Jeep Wrangler heading north, Coppola said.

Both drivers, as well as a passenger in the Jeep, were wearing their seat belts, and investigators have ruled out speed or alcohol as factors in the crash, Coppola said.

The driver and the passenger in the Jeep were not hurt.

Man arrested in claim of being police officer

A Denham Springs man was arrested and is accused of lying to East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies about being a Livingston Parish police officer to deputies who were arresting his friend Saturday.

Deputies booked Kerry Lee Guillory, 21, 8713 Aubin St., into Parish Prison on counts of false impersonation of a police officer, battery of a police officer and resisting an officer.

“The accused stated several times that he was a Livingston Parish Police Officer and that he didn’t have to leave the scene,” the arresting deputy wrote in the affidavit of probable cause.

Guillory refused to show the deputies his police commission and tried to run, but ran right into another law enforcement officer and knocked the officer down, the affidavit said.

Authorities book four on suspicion of DWI

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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Matthew Billeaud, 28, 2301 Voss Road, Houston, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
  • Jerry Breaux, 62, 3228 Erie St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Robert Jackson, 58, 38100 La. 16, Amite, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, expired driver’s license and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
  • Monroe Stepter, 65, 811 N. 30th St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and backing unsafely.

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