CrimeTracker

Six teens arrested for starting brawl at Mall of Louisiana

Six juveniles have been arrested for allegedly participating in a fight that prompted a mass evacuation of the Mall of Louisiana.

School bus driver arrested for drunk driving after dropping kids off

A school bus driver was arrested this morning after he endangered the lives of roughly 49 children. At the time of his arrest, the 26-year-old man had a blood alcohol level that was more than two-times the legal limit.

Reward increased for information about escaped inmate

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is increasing the reward for information leading to the capture of DOC offender Keana Barnes, who escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) in St.

Sheriff looking for thief who hit up local business twice

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man seen stealing televisions from the Wal-Mart located 10200 Sullivan Rd in Central on two different dates in December.

Residents of most violent zip codes not surprised by jump in murder rate

Living and working in the zip code that accounts for 15 of the cities 67 murders last year, Leonard Brown said the 4.7% jump in the murder rate city-wide came as no surprise. It's a problem he says that needs to be solved.

Shoplifter tells officers ‘there ain’t no Santa Claus’ as reason for theft

A Houma woman was caught shoplifting 70 cosmetic items. When asked why she did it, she said she was planned to give the items as gifts to relatives in Florida because “there ain’t no Santa Claus.”

BR crime stats show increase in homicides for 2012

The Baton Rouge Police Department released unofficial numbers for the city's murder rate. The numbers paint a pretty disappointing picture with a 4.7 percent rise in the murder rate for 2012 when compared to 2011.

Survey: Baton Rouge one of America's most dangerous cities

Baton Rouge resident Jeff Conrad lives in the relatively safe Bluebonnet area of Baton Rouge. But even he's alarmed by the spike in crime in the Capitol City. And the stats back up his fear.

Two arrested for murder of Baton Rouge woman

A man and woman have been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a woman during an attempted robbery.

Eunice teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

A former Eunice High School teacher is facing criminal charges tonight. Eunice Police say Jacqueline Fruge had sexual contact with a student at the school.