Police and fire briefs for June 13, 2013

2 men booked on solicitation counts

Baton Rouge police officers conducting a sting operation Thursday arrested two men, each accused of agreeing to pay a woman $100 for an hour of sex.

Stephen Andrew Schamber, 35, 2750 Millerville Road Apt. 3304, Baton Rouge, and Joseph Albert, 49, 10455 Lion Ave., Maringouin, were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts under Louisiana’s prostitution statute, according to affidavits of probable cause.

An undercover police detective posing as a prostitute placed an advertisement in an online site and arranged separate meetings with the two men at a hotel just off of Corporate Boulevard.

Once the men showed up to the hotel room and agreed to pay the undercover woman for sex, they were arrested.

Ten people booked with DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish 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:

  • Leigh Brister, 19, 9800 Debra Drive, River Ridge, first-offense DWI and parking where prohibited.
  • Laura Chambers, 27, 1824 Saul Ave., Zachary, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Lesli Duplechain, 23, 438 Nighthawk Drive, Slidell, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Davis Harris, 20, 4622 La. 134, Collinston, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • James Perrone, 30, 10208 Springtree Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Chase Simmonds, 22, 645 Front St., San Diego, Calif., first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Stephen Singleton, 20, 12152 Canterbury Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Keagan Soto, 20, 777 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Carter Stone, 18, 15151 Championship Drive, Baton Rouge, underage DWI.
  • Shawn Veal, 38, 13338 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.

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