Police and fire briefs for Sept. 13, 2013

Caretaker accused of stealing from man

Baton Rouge police arrested a 47-year-old woman Wednesday and accused her of stealing more than $8,000 between May and July from a man she was caring for in an assisted living home.

Police booked Traci Roberts, 5734 Kleinpeter Road, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of theft of the assets of an aged person, exploitation of the infirmed, felony theft, forgery and monetary instrument abuse, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Roberts is accused of stealing at least 11 checks from the victim, making them payable to herself and then forging the victim’s signature before she endorsed and cashed the checks, the affidavit says.

The victim told detectives that he never authorized the checks to be written or cashed, the affidavit says.

Three arrested on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three 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:

Robbie Baham, 42, 12757 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended or revoked and failure to maintain control.

Gerald Metton, 26, 2533 Elm Grove, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and possession of marijuana.

James Prince, 32, 7924 Director Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light and failure to dim headlights.

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