Police and fire briefs for Oct. 24, 2013

Rondale Bullet
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Woman used her car as a weapon, police say

Baton Rouge police arrested a woman and accused her of ramming her car into her ex-boyfriend’s car several times Tuesday morning before trying to run over a woman.

Kaelynn Williams, 26, did not hit the woman but ended up hitting a house with seven young children inside, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Williams, 7040 Jewel Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

The homeowner told police that if the car had gone into the house instead of just hitting the front, the car would have gone through a bedroom the children were in, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Arson suspected in Wednesday house fire

An early Wednesday morning fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 5200 block of Peerless Street in north Baton Rouge is being investigated as an arson, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at the house at 1:08 a.m. to find the residence engulfed in flames, said Curt Monte, a Fire Department spokesman.

The house did not have electrical service at the time of the fire, Monte said.

Baton Rouge fire investigators have asked anyone with information about the fire to call (225) 354-1419.

Man accused of firing gun during drug deal

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who tried to shoot another man Tuesday during a drug deal.

Rondale Dawayne “Bam” Bullet, 23, 12400 Jefferson Highway, Apt. 2706, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.

The victim said he went to Bullet’s apartment with $30 to buy marijuana like he has done every week for a year, but when he arrived,

Bullet said he did not have the drugs and would need a few hours to get the marijuana, the affidavit warrant says.

According to the warrant, when the victim returned several hours later, Bullet said he did not have the marijuana or the $30 the victim had given him and the two men began fighting.

Bullet ran into his apartment and returned with a gun, firing several shots as the victim was trying to leave, the warrant says.

The victim was not injured, the warrant says.

Three booked with driving while intoxicated

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. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Zoe Booth, 20, 262 W. State St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driving left of center.

Gabrielle Roberts, 22, 5596 Ducros Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driving left of center.

Jacob Vanveckhoven, 24, 542 S. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while driver’s license is suspended for prior offense, insurance required, failure to yield the right of way and reckless operation.

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