Boy accused of hitting bus driver, student
Baton Rouge police arrested a 17-year-old boy accused of hitting two people on a school bus Monday morning, including the bus driver.
Police booked Malik Williams, 12239 LaMargie Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of battery of a schoolteacher, second-degree battery and simple criminal damage to property, prison records show.
Police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said officers were dispatched to North Little John Drive at 6:45 a.m. in reference to a fight on a school bus and found two people injured.
Coppola said the 16-year-old victim said Williams punched him several times in the face and when officers found Williams, he admitted to punching both victims in the face.
Coppola said both victims suffered missing teeth and the school bus driver has a possible broken jaw.
Police book man with home invasion
Baton Rouge police arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday who allegedly forced his way into a woman’s home shortly after 5:30 a.m., tried to kiss her and said he wanted to have sex with her.
Police booked Jeremy Kopke, 16714 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on a count of home invasion, prison records show.
Woman killed trying to cross Airline Highway
A woman was killed early Monday trying to cross Airline Highway, Baton Rouge police said.
Janelle Jones, 46, was struck by a Toyota Camry about 3 a.m. in the 6200 block of Airline Highway. Jones was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Camry had no signs of injury, authorities said.
Police said alcohol and drugs may have contributed to Jones’ death. The case remains under investigation.
State Police hunting for hit-and-run driver
State Police investigators are searching for a silver Chevrolet pickup that fled after rear-ending a Toyota Avalon on La. 73 on Monday afternoon.
The driver of the Avalon was injured in the accident, spokesman Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said.
At about 2:15 p.m., the Avalon was going north on La. 73, south of Tiger Bend Road, when a silver, new model, full-size Chevrolet pickup rammed it hard from behind, Sandifer said.
“There was pretty significant damage to the Avalon,” Sandifer said.
The truck did not stop and continued north on La. 73, also known as Jefferson Highway.
The driver of the truck was described as a white man with a cast on his arm, though investigators are not sure which arm has the cast, and the truck may have minor damage to the front end, Sandifer said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police Troop A at (225) 754-8500 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Authorities book three 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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Kyle Bradley, 31, 809 Summer Breeze Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
- Booker Dunmore, 62, 2212 E. Mason Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and domestic abuse battery.
- Walter Polk, 54, 3403 Iroquois St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit-and-run, drinking in a motor vehicle, reckless operation and illegal possession of stolen things.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.