Police and fire briefs for July 5, 2013

Children unharmed after minivan stolen

Authorities are searching for a man who stole a minivan with two children in the back seat around 3:30 a.m. Thursday while the vehicle was left unattended at a gas station at Highland Road and Old Perkins Road.

The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, were recovered safely at a nearby gas station shortly after the incident, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The man first approached a woman in the parking lot of the Circle K on Highland and she told the man she didn’t speak English, Hicks said.

After the woman and her husband proceeded into the store, the man jumped into the minivan, a blue Toyota Sienna with California license plates, and sped off in the direction of Airline Highway, Hicks said.

Police arrest suspect in June shooting

Baton Rouge police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of arranging the shooting of another man on June 6 in the 2100 block of College Drive.

Justin Wagner, 23, 2323 Brownlee St., Apt. 1, Baton Rouge, was booked Thursday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Wagner set up a meeting with the victim under the guise that he wanted to sell the victim some pit bulls, the affidavit says.

Wagner is accused of attempting to rob the victim while at the same time, another person shot the victim in the face, the affidavit says.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, the affidavit says.

25 booked with DWI
in EBR Parish Prison

Authorities arrested at least 25 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Alexandra Acosta, 19, 2535 O’Neal Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driver’s license required or expired.

Jose Alvarenga, 39, 3700 Victoria Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and driver’s license not in possession.

Lionel Anderson, 41, 1928 General Mouton Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Kerrie Andrade, 29, 759 Spanish Town Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.

Aubrey Black, 27, 8024 Bayou Fountain Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal while turning and tail lamps required.

Brittany Brown, 24, 2151 Stanford Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Kelvin Brown, 42, 1563 Cardinal St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.

Taylor Cale, 25, 2930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and drinking in a motor vehicle.

Zachary Campise, 23, 411 Johns Hopkins Ave., Kenner, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, license plate required and improper lane usage.

Brad Consoer, 47, 9291 Villa Crossing Drive, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI.

Jiles Gehbauer, 29, 2866 Woodbrook Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Colton Guidry, 22, 266 E. 39th St., Cut Off, first-offense DWI.

Ronnie Haddad, 25, 7578 South Hampton Drive, North Royalton, Ohio, first-offense DWI.

Leanna Hicks, 23, 10085 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Sean Jones, 25, 18776 Cafitle Bros Landing, Prairieville, first-offense DWI and careless operation of a vehicle.

Eric Lands, 36, 2231 Harleson St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Kathy Lands, 50, 3064 Oswego St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.

Clayton Lockhart, 25, 14355 Lockhart Lane, Walker, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Monica Musemeche, 44, 1962 Fairway Oaks Court, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Charles Ross, 31, 9435 Thayer Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to maintain control of a vehicle and driver’s license not in possession.

Macy Sanders, 17, 17127 Wax Road, Greenwell Springs, first-offense underage DWI.

Marvin Santos, 23, 736 Court House Road, Gulfport, Miss., first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and simple obstruction of a public highway.

Alexandra Smith, 21, 36380 Ruby Moore Road, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI.

Michael St. Romain, 30, 138 Allelo Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and disobeying a red light.

Kelsi Walker, 19, 36433 Page Drive, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and motor vehicle inspection required.

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