Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for March 15, 2014

BR teen accused in shooting, robbery

Baton Rouge police on Thursday jailed a previously hospitalized teen accused of robbing and shooting a man Tuesday night between Plank Road and Scenic Highway near Interstate 110.

Police did not release the name of the 16-year-old, who was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday on counts of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and illegal use of a weapon, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

The boy was hospitalized Tuesday night after police found him unconscious in the middle of North 26th Street, a few blocks away from the robbery-turned-shooting, which happened about 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of Pawnee Street, police have said.

A 49-year-old man was walking with a woman, 34, down Pawnee when two assailants, one armed with a gun, approached the couple and demanded money. The man forked over money but still got shot, police have said.

The man was hospitalized after being shot once in the chest and is expected to survive, police said.

Investigators suspect the teen was under the influence of some type of narcotic that caused him to pass out in the street, police have said. It was unclear whether police had any leads on the teen’s alleged accomplice.

2 arrested in break-in, robbery near LSU

Baton Rouge police arrested two men Thursday in a Tuesday night break-in and robbery just south of LSU that police say appeared to have been a drug-related crime.

Police booked Bradley Hunter Dutruch, 19, and George Butler Dozier, 21, both of 136 E. Boyd Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, booking records show.

Dozier also was booked on counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with controlled dangerous substances and possession with intent to distribute Schedule I and II drugs, booking records show.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Dozier shattered the window of an apartment in the 700 block of East Boyd Drive through which both men entered the residence. Dozier then robbed the resident of a few ounces of marijuana “while brandishing what appeared to be a weapon,” affidavits says.

Dutruch stood watch as Dozier allegedly robbed the resident, an affidavit says. The resident told police nothing was taken from him, an affidavit says.

Seven booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge — including a man on a fourth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Joseph Howard, 51, 2921 Mission Drive, Baton Rouge fourth-offense DWI and disobeying a red light.

Jeffrey Bobe, 44, 1122 Willow Brook, Ave. Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and failure to obey a stop or yield sign.

Louis Delatour, 39, 6793 Morgan Road, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to change address on a driver’s license, improper lane usage and reckless operation.

Reagan Guidry, 20, 100 Greenhaven St. Lafayette, first-offense DWI, purchase/possession of alcohol by someone under 21 and improper lane usage.

Brandon Hill, 31, 550 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Peter Ordoyne, 40, 7165 Government St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, insurance required, improper lane usage and other laws of the road.

Brandy Toups, 30, 3460 White Oak St., Zachary, second-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.