Police and fire briefs for June 28, 2013

Sex offender booked with video voyeurism

A 42-year-old registered sex offender accused of using his cell phone to secretly video a woman while she was taking a bath has been booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Fred MacHenry Thomas, 3021 North Boulevard, was arrested Tuesday and booked on two felony counts of video voyeurism.

The incident occurred at a friend’s residence, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

In checking for warrants, police found that Thomas was a registered sex offender, the affidavit states.

When interviewed by police, “the defendant stated that he did place his cellular phone on the counter near the sink in the complainant’s bathroom” and made a video recording of the victim while she was taking a bath twice, without the victim’s knowledge.

Authorities book 15 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 15 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. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Angela Gautreau, 42, 18510 Lake Tulip Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Krystle Gautreau, 31, 39151 La. 74, Gonzales, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Michael Hills, 38, 11953 E. Banofax Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Quirstine Knighten, 20, 11480 Flamingo Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license not in possession and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Daniel Lanjewar, 20, 4210 Jefferson Woods Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driving too slow.
  • Victor Macias, 27, 1885 Cate Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driver’s license required/expired.
  • Kenneth Mason, 44, 24007 Chateau de Chene Drive, Walker, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Jacob Myers, 22, 7609 Debit Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and obstruction of a public passage.
  • Thomas Rodgers, 31, 15241 Jones Creek Village Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, license plate required, insurance required, driver’s license suspended or revoked and failure to register vehicle.
  • Eugene Rogers 64, 5465 Silverleaf Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and drinking in a motor vehicle.
  • Elton Rowley, 38, 3729 Newbury Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Damiano Smith, 30, 1551 Marcia Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required/expired, litter thrown from vehicle, drinking in a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Brandon Triggs, 31, 7355 Director Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI.
  • Charletta Warr, 53, 12526 Warfield Ave., first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Jontue White, 32, 3777 Cleo Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, flight from officer, driver’s license suspended/revoked, reckless operation of a vehicle, helmet required and eye protection required.

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