Police and fire briefs for Feb. 21, 2013

Man, 51, booked in home invasion, theft

Baton Rouge police Wednesday arrested a 51-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of opening the back door to a woman’s residence with a tire iron, striking her in the face with the iron, breaking her nose, and stealing her cellphone.

Police booked Benny D. Thomas, 2388 Carolina St., into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of home invasion and theft, an affidavit of probable cause says.

3 arrested in EBR 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:

Dwight Arceneaux, 51, 9950 Glavin Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Deantoine Dangerfield, 26, 10843 Ansley Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, speeding and driver’s license suspended/revoked.

Michael Whittaker, 21, 361 Winchester, Mandeville, first-offense DWI, speeding and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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

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