Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 21, 2014

BR man accused of raping teen

Baton Rouge police arrested a 28-year-old man late Monday accused of having sex with a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl Friday in his apartment.

Irvin Molina, 11417 Stan Drive, Apt. C12, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape.

The victim showed police where the sex occurred and told them the man picked her up in a red car, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Molina’s roommates confirmed he drives a red Kia and that his phone number matched the number the girl called before being picked up, the affidavit says.

BR man arrested in parking lot shooting

Baton Rouge police on Monday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of shooting another man multiple times in the upper body during a fight Sunday in the parking lot of the College Drive Albertson’s supermarket.

Police booked Marquillis Red, 5876 Packard St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison afternoon on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Witnesses told police Red and the victim were fighting before the shooting, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, said.

Police also obtained video of the events before, during and after the shooting. McKneely said he was unsure whether it was security camera footage or a cellphone video.

Physician booked on drug counts

Authorities on Tuesday arrested a Baton Rouge physician accused of selling prescriptions to people who were never examined, but simply asked for the drugs and paid cash.

James Hines, 64, 2149 N. Foster Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on three counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs and one count of distribution of Schedule V drugs.

Baton Rouge police and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Baton Rouge office began investigating Hines in October 2013 after receiving complaints from people about Hines’ action, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

Three confidential informants equipped with audio and video recorders went to Hines’ North Foster Road practice on two separate occasions and were given prescriptions for hydrocodone and promethazine with codeine just by asking for them and paying cash, according to the affidavit of probable cause. None of the three were examined by Hines, the affidavit says.

EBRSO targets seat belt law enforcement

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has joined with a national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement from May 19 through June 1.

The increased enforcement of seat belt laws is a Memorial Day weekend effort as more people are typically on the road traveling with family.

“Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer vacation season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safely,” Casey Rayborn Hicks, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said in a news release. “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”

Information from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in car crashes were not wearing their seat belts.

“Too many deaths occur on our roadways. Many of those deaths could have been prevented if people took the simple step of wearing their seat belt,” Hicks said.

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