Police and fire briefs for Feb. 6, 2013

Two men charged
in armed robbery

Baton Rouge police Monday arrested two men hours after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint.

Adrien Levine, 8260 Skysail Avenue, and Jonathan White, 8262 Skysail Ave., were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison early Tuesday on counts of armed robbery, prison officials said.

The men, both 18, allegedly confronted the victim at 6 p.m. Monday at 8235 Skysail Ave. as he was picking up some rented furniture from a customer, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Levine and White challenged the victim to a fight, took out a .25-caliber pistol and ordered the victim to hand over his cellphone and wallet, the affidavit says.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspects at 9:20 p.m. at Bluebonnet Boulevard and Burbank Drive and followed them to White’s residence, where he stopped and detained them, the affidavit says.

While frisking the suspects, the affidavit says, the deputy found the victim’s debit card and a credit card on Levine.

Police investigating
2 business robberies

Baton Rouge police are investigating two separate armed robberies Monday at businesses on Florida Boulevard.

Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said Tuesday that a gunman walked into the Family Dollar store at 3445 Florida Blvd. at 8:30 p.m. Monday and stole cash before running away.

Police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police are trying to identify a suspect in the armed robbery of a Subway restaurant at 11926 Florida Blvd. on Monday evening.

Anyone with information about either incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Man hospitalized after shooting

Baton Rouge police found a 25-year-old man on Oriole Street on Tuesday suffering from a gunshot to the hip.

The man called police from Oriole Street shortly after 6 p.m., however, he said the shooting didn’t occur on Oriole Street, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.

Detectives are still trying to determine where the shooting happened, Stubbs said.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment, Stubbs said.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Charlesna Weeden, 41, 6655 Fern Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and fugitive from justice.
  • Shannon Womack, 35, 6725 Spring Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and operating a vehicle while under suspension for a prior offense.

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