Seth Gautier, from East Baton Rouge Police Department and the new GDCA off-duty police coordinator for our neighborhood patrols, met the GDCA board at the September board meeting. He gave an overview of what to expect from him and his officers. Halley Stafford will continue to be involved and provide detailed updates to the board. There are three officers who patrol our neighbors. Two are usually with traffic patrols when on duty. Patrols will stop vehicles in the neighborhood when they see violations and start by giving warnings. He gave a monthly report. A high percentage of the crimes are crimes of opportunity. The monthly report will continue to be reported in the GDCA newsletter. To reach Officer Gautier, please contact GDCA former president and current board Security Liaison, Eric Troutman, at [email protected].
In addition, Officer Gautier recommends that the board look into obtaining more up-to-date alley signs with the current ordinance that applies to them, 11:286 of the Traffic Code Ordinances.
August Security Report
- 8/1/19 at 1036 hours, a resident at Tulip Street reported an attempted residential burglary. The resident advised Officers that a black male wearing a white shirt, light color shorts and green and orange shoes walked up to his front door and knocked on the door. The male attempted to gain entry through the front door. The front door was locked, so the male jumped the fence to the backyard and attempted to open the back door, which was locked. The resident saw the male, and the male ran off. The resident lost sight of the male and Officers were unable to locate him.
- 8/1/19 at 1407 hours, Custom Security reported a back door alarm at Myrtle Walk Ave. Responding Officers observed a burglary had occurred and several items were stolen from the home.
- 8/3/19 at 1007 hours, a resident at Camellia Ave. reported an aggravated burglary of a vehicle. The resident reported two black males were burglarizing their vehicle. When the resident confronted the males, one pointed a firearm at the resident. Officers were unable to locate the males, but did obtain video surveillance of the incident.
- 8/6/19 at 1710 hours, Officers responded to a burglary at Park Bl. The resident reported someone had broken into his home during the day and stole his PlayStation along with three firearms.
- 8/8/19 at 1404 hours, a resident at Park Bl. reported a burglary. The resident advised someone broke into the home throughout the day and stole $4,000 worth of jewelry, a laptop, and personal documents.
- 8/9/19 at 1356 hours, a resident at Park Bl. reported a residential burglary that occurred between 0600 hours and 1330 hours. The glass on the back door had been shattered with a brick for the suspect to gain entry. The resident advised nothing was missing from the home that they could immediately tell, but the home had been rummaged through.
- 8/9/19 at 1520 hours, a resident at Park Bl. reported a residential burglary that occurred within the few hours prior. The glass on the back door had been shattered with a brick for the suspect to gain entry. This home has bars on the back door which prevented the suspect from entering after the glass was shattered.
- 8/17/19 at 1750 hours, Officers responded to Kleinert Ave. relative to an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was tagged with a 48 hour notice.
- 8/17/19 at 1744 hours, Officers responded to Wisteria Street relative to a damage to property complaint. The resident advised a juvenile busted the rear windshield to her vehicle because the juvenile did not like her son. Officers located the juvenile suspect and arrested him.
- 8/20/19 at 1431 hours, the resident at Cherokee Street reported that she observed a black male looking into houses earlier in the day. She later observed the male pushing a lawn mower down the street. However, she reported the incident hours after.
- 8/21/19 at 2053 hours, Officers responded to Cherokee Street relative to a Hit & Run crash where an argument was heard in the background. Officers reported they were dispatched to a possible fistic encounter stemming from the crash. Upon arrival, nothing was located in the area. Officers called the original complainant. They advised they left the area, and no longer wished to file a report.
ALL BURGLARIES ARE PENDING INVESTIGATION