Police and fire briefs for Oct. 3, 2013

BR man accused of making threats arrested

A Baton Rouge man accused of berating employees at the Surgical Specialty Center in Baton Rouge in and threatening to blow up the building has been arrested.

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies booked Brian McManus, 44, 5916 Byron St., into Parish Prison on counts of communication of false information of planned arson and improper telephone communications in the Sept. 18 incident, prison records show.

According to an arrest warrant, McManus, who had been involved in a separate disturbance a day earlier at the Bluebonnet Boulevard facility, yelled at a center employee because the center “would not modify his injuries so that he could obtain more workmen’s compensation benefits for his injuries.”

When contacted by deputies about the allegations, McManus said that if deputies went to his house, “they had better bring enough people if they were going to arrest him,” the warrant says.

BR seeking two more in string of robberies

Police officers are looking for two more people who allegedly participated in a string of armed robberies this summer in north Baton Rouge. A lengthy investigation into the robberies has already netted several arrests.

Keondric Jwayne Chaney, 21, 911 Timberside Drive, Baton Rouge, is accused, along with two others, of stealing more than $1,200 worth of items on Sept. 18 from the Advanced Auto Parts in the 2300 block of North Foster Drive, according to a warrant for his arrest. Both Chaney’s alleged accomplices — Tyquoan Carter, 17, and a 16-year-old boy — have already been arrested.

Police are also looking for Bernard Hollins, Jr., 23, 3512 Josephine St., New Orleans, who is accused of robbing a Family Dollar store in the 7100 block of Greenwell Springs Road on Aug. 12. The warrant says Hollins’ accomplices have already been arrested but does not identify them by name.

Subway sandwich theft ends in arrest

A gun-toting man is accused of forcing employees at a Subway restaurant on Burbank Drive to prepare him a foot-long roast beef sandwich Wednesday morning.

Daniel Hobdy, 1101 Reiger Road, Baton Rouge, received the sandwich around 10 a.m., fled the store in the 4200 block of Burbank Drive on foot and was arrested by Baton Rouge police and LSU Police shortly afterward, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

Hobdy was booked into Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery, McKneely said.

BR man accused of robbing victim

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies say they have made an arrest in the Sept. 15 robbery of a man who had asked for directions at a market on O’Neal Lane and was later robbed at gunpoint by the person he thought was helping him.

Deputies arrested Jerrime J. Frank, 29, 16441 S. Harrell’s Ferry Boulevard, Baton Rouge, on Tuesday and booked him into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, prison records show.

The victim told authorities he asked Frank for directions to a nearby location, and that Frank asked the victim to follow him to find Frank’s girlfriend, because she knew where to find the sought-after location, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victim followed Frank to a nearby apartment complex, where Frank got out of his car, went inside an apartment and then came back out carrying a handgun, the affidavit says, taking a cellphone and more than $400 from the victim and a passenger, the warrant says.

Vendor selling incense shot, robbed

Police are looking for Atheus Parker, 2929 Addison St., Baton Rouge, who is accused of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery in the Sept. 22 shooting and robbery of a vendor selling incense, according to an arrest warrant.

Parker, 23, was in the midst of a business transaction with the vendor when he pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s money, the warrant says. The vendor was shot in the arm and hip while trying to run away, the warrant says.

Parker eventually caught up with the victim, the warrant says, and a fight ensued, during which the victim passed out.

When the victim woke up, he was missing between $700 and $1,000 in cash, the warrant says.

Deputies investigate burglary, impersonation

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are searching for a man who is accused of breaking into a woman’s home and taking her $1,200 Toshiba laptop computer.

In a telephone call the next day, an arrest warrant says, the man posed as a deputy and tried unsuccessfully to persuade the victim to give him her password for the computer.

The warrant says, Vincent David Wutke, 45, no address available, broke into the victim’s home on Sept. 24 and took only the computer.

The next day, he left a note on the woman’s doorstep asking her to call a “Dep. V. Davis,” and told the victim over the phone that he worked as a deputy at the Kleinpeter substation.

“Dep. V. Davis” does not exist, the warrant says. Wutke is accused of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft, simple criminal damage to property and false impersonation of a police officer, the warrant says.

BR police arrest man in armed robbery of mart

Police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday accused of robbing a Brother’s Food Mart on North Flannery Road at gunpoint along with at least two other people and getting away with more than $2,000.

Police booked Darius Davis, 12230 Clay St., New Roads, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, prison records show.

Davis is accused of robbing the neighborhood grocery store around 10 p.m. Sept. 25 along with his uncle, a man identified as “Lego” and a 17-year-old man who was recently arrested in a separate robbery, police documents show.

Both Davis and the 17-year-old alleged robber told authorities they failed to realize the consequences of their actions, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

4 arrested on suspicion of DWI in EBR Parish

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:

Ryan Blanchard, 27, 1023 N. 2nd St., Eunice, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and possession of Schedule IV drugs.

Jessica Culbertson, 31, 24451 Kendalwood Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.

William Francis, 58, 5222 Hollywood St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and improper lane usage.

Leigh Hill, 43, 10125 Memphis Court, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, following too close and improper lane usage.

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