Police and fire briefs for August 15, 2013

BR police arrest pair in meth lab case

Baton Rouge police Wednesday arrested two people accused of operating a meth lab in the 5000 block of Garig Avenue.

Ashley Crow, 23, and William McCardle, 25, both of 5044 Garig Ave., Baton Rouge, were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of creation or operation of a clandestine lab, according to affidavits of probable cause.

Crow was also booked on possession of Schedule III and IV drugs, an affidavit says.

Detectives responded to the Garig Avenue residence late Tuesday after Crow reported that her vehicle had been stolen, the affidavits say.

Upon arrival, investigators found “numerous empty boxes of Sudafed and other household cleaning” items used to produce methamphetamine, the affidavits say.

Police also found containers filled with other meth-making ingredients, the affidavits say.

Crow also told detectives that she forgot to report that her vehicle had been returned, the affidavit says.

BR woman accused of prostitution offer

A 32-year-old woman is accused of offering Tuesday to perform oral sex on an undercover Baton Rouge police officer for $30.

Police booked Jemina R. Williams, 160 W. Harrison St., Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of prostitution, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Williams allegedly flagged down the undercover officer at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday as he drove around the 1400 block of Florida Boulevard and she offered to perform a sex act, the affidavit says.

BR man, 43, accused of molesting girl, 15

Baton Rouge police Wednesday arrested a 43-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching a girl more than 100 times in the past seven years.

Melvin Haynes, 260 Sharp Road, Apt. 89, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile, according to an arrest warrant.

The victim, now 15, told detectives that Haynes began touching her inappropriately in January of 2007, the warrant says.

Police book man, 33, with attack on girlfriend

Baton Rouge police have arrested a man accused of beating his girlfriend with a crowbar and stealing her purse after she tried to end their relationship in early June.

Carlton J. Green, 33, 2627 73rd St., Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday on counts of armed robbery and second-degree battery, according to an arrest warrant.

On June 7, the victim told Green “she wanted to break up with him” after dating for a year and he allegedly began hitting her in the face and broke her nose, the warrant says.

Green’s parents then intervened, briefly stopping the beating, the warrant says. Green is accused of then arming himself with a crowbar, hitting the victim with it and stealing her purse, which contained money and a cellphone, the warrant says.

Two people booked on DWI counts in EBR

Authorities arrested at least two 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:

  • David Gravois, 59, 324 Broadmoor Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, a seat belt violation and failure to signal while turning.
  • Jessica Merkel, 21, 5417 Craig Ave., Kenner, first-offense DWI and license plate required.

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