Police and fire briefs for April 16, 2013

2 suspects arrested
in armed robbery

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two men Monday accused in an armed robbery on East Monarch Avenue.

Brandon Browder, 22, 6778 Vineyard Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery, according to affidavits of probable cause, while Torrian Ridgley, 19, 7143 Pitcairn Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked on one count each of armed robbery and possession of marijuana.

Deputies responded to an armed robbery in progress at 4:15 a.m., the affidavits say.

The victim told deputies that Browder and Ridgley robbed him at gunpoint of $350 outside a home in the 6000 block of East Monarch, the affidavits say. The victim said he recognized Browder, who later called him to apologize and said he’d give the money back, according to the affidavits.

Deputies went to Browder’s and Ridgley’s East Monarch home and arrested them without incident, the affidavits say.

Browder told deputies the money was in a shoe in Ridgley’s closet and that he threw the gun into the woods at a dead end at Pitcairn, the affidavits say.

Ridgley denied involvement and said he was home sleeping at the time, the affidavits say.

Deputies searched the closet and found a shoe with what appeared to be a marijuana bag inside, the affidavits say. Ridgley denied the bag belonged to him.

Man, 46, arrested
in theft, beating

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 46-year-old man Monday accused of beating a woman and stealing her ID and credit card at her home in April 2012.

Fredrick Young, 5277 Cannonburg Road, White Castle, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of simple battery, theft and cruelty to juveniles.

Deputies were dispatched to a home disturbance in the 8000 block of Stern Avenue on April 29, 2012, according to an arrest warrant.

The victim said Young had been staying with her for about a week, the warrant says.

The victim said she and Young got into a fight the night before that led to her calling the Sheriff’s Office and telling him to leave the home, the warrant says.

Young walked into the home the next morning and demanded his belongings, the warrant says.

Young then pushed the victim down and stomped on her back, the warrant says.

Young told her daughter to call 911, the warrant says. As the girl grabbed a phone, Young tackled her onto a sofa and wrestled the phone away, the warrant says.

Young then went to the victim’s purse and stole her ID and credit card before running away, the warrant says.

Police searching
for missing girl, 11

Baton Rouge police are looking for an 11-year-old girl missing since Saturday night.

Police do not know if Kimiajah Aclise, 673 N. Eighth St., left her home on foot or was picked up by another person, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.

Evidence at Aclise’s home indicates that she left through an open window, Stubbs said, and police do not suspect foul play at this time. Aclise has been reported as a runaway in the past, Stubbs said.

Aclise is described as 5 feet 3 inches and 95 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, Stubbs said. She was last seen wearing a pink T-shirt, black shorts, black and pink Nike tennis shoes and small, black frame glasses.

Anyone with information about Aclise’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at (225) 389-8617.

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