Police and Fire Briefs for July 4, 2013

Woman, 50, accused
of improper use of 911

A 50-year-old woman was arrested by Baton Rouge police and accused of using 911 inappropriately.

Melissa Williams, 1423 Lake Calais, Apt. A, Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday on a count of illegal use of 911, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Williams had been advised previously that 911 is for emergencies only.

She called 911 Monday and told officers that she called because Torrence Hatch, also known as rapper ‘Lil Boosie, was on her porch, the affidavit says.

Authorities book 4
on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least four 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. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Donald Green, 53, 8751 Lochness St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of marijuana and failure to maintain control/careless operation.
  • James Marshall, 48, 330 Ingleside, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license suspended or revoked and failure to signal while turning
  • Michael Wilbanks, 40, 10028 Sagefield Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and hit-and-run.
  • Troy Wyatt, 37, 6777 Rembrandt Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license suspended or revoked and improper lane usage.

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