Police and Fire briefs for Thursday, May 9, 2013

Woman accused of setting truck on fire

A St. Francisville woman accused of setting her boyfriend’s truck on fire, and catching her hair on fire, after an argument on May 2 has been arrested.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Cheryl Ann Maier, 42, 14189 La. 10, Lot 5, into Parish Prison on Tuesday on one count of simple arson, according to prison records.

The argument occurred in West Feliciana, and the victim left when sheriff’s deputies arrived and told him to leave, according to an affidavit warrant.

The victim said Maier called him and sent him text messages while he was en route to his home in Zachary, the warrant says

Back at his house, the victim said, he saw Maier pouring liquid from a gas can on the hood of his 2006 Dodge pickup truck after she found him, then setting the truck on fire, the warrant says.

The victim said he thinks he saw Maier’s hair on fire as she ran away, the warrant says.

Deputies tried contacting Maier, but found she had been admitted to a hospital for being “emotionally disturbed,” the warrant says.

Pride man arrested
in attack on man

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Wednesday arrested a Pride man accused of kicking in the door to his ex-girlfriend’s Baton Rouge residence Saturday and punching her boyfriend.

Deputies booked Brett Evan Law, 38, 15014 Karlyn Court, into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, simple criminal damage to property and simple battery, according to prison records.

Law refused to turn himself in when deputies called him because he did not want to spend the weekend in jail, according to the affidavit warrant.

State Police: Woman
lied on application

State Police on Tuesday arrested a Baton Rouge woman accused of knowingly lying on her non-key gambling employee permit application.

Charlene Shaffer, 51, 10795 Mead Road, Apt. 1206, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of making false statements related to gaming.

On the application submitted on April 24, Shaffer put that she had not been detained, arrested or issued a citation for a criminal offense, according to an affidavit warrant.

Background checks showed Shaffer pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor theft on May 26, 1983, for an incident on Nov. 29, 1982, and she was convicted on Feb. 16, 1984, for a misdemeanor hit-and-run on April 30, 1984, the warrant says.

3 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison

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:

  • Olivia Harvey, 22, 1655 Marshall Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal/improper turn, improper lane usage, headlights required and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Briana Sicard, 28, 2424 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation, improper lane usage, disobeying a red light, reckless operation of a vehicle and speeding.
  • Danyell Turner, 36, 4888 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and simple obstruction of a public highway.

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