Police and fire briefs for Dec. 23, 2012

Man suspected
of home invasion

Baton Rouge police officers on Friday night arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of throwing a cinder block at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 through a rear sliding glass door that led into the living room of two people in their 80s.

The intruder walked in and stole medication from a resident’s wheelchair, an affidavit warrant says.

Police booked Jonathan Michael Jarreau, 10132 Shoe Creek Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count of home invasion.

Jarreau had demanded medication and money from the victim before taking the medication from a “secret”compartment in the wheelchair, the warrant says.

Jarreau ran out through the hole created by the brick after the victim said that because of his disability, he could not bring Jarreau upstairs, the warrant says.

The victim told police he saw Jarreau and a man he identified as Steven Craig, a neighbor, leave together in a gray Jeep Cherokee, according to the warrant.

The day after the robbery, Craig voluntarily gave a statement to police implicating Jarreau in the home invasion, according to the warrant. Police said Craig told them Jarreau had been in the victim’s house in the past to give assistance to the occupants and had made comments about stealing the victim’s medication, the warrant says.

Authorities book 3
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. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Kavaughn Henry, 21, 1855 Brightside Lane, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control (careless operation).

Samuel Louis, 32, 836 Myrtle St., first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license suspended, equipment violation, possession of marijuana, careless driving and driver’s license expired.

Kirk Napoli, 52, 6810 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.

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