Security

January 2019 Security Update

  • 1/5/19 at 1653 hours a resident at Oleander Street reported a residential burglary had occurred. The home is under construction, and a neighbor witnessed the burglary at approximately 1500 hours. The neighbor advised they noticed one of the suspects appeared to be a male that had previously done construction work on the home. The neighbor advised three black males came to the residence in a white Chevrolet truck and took multiple items from the residence. The following items were stolen: 3 Microwaves ($1200), 2 Stackable Washer and Dryers ($2000), 3 Refrigerators ($3000) and 1 Stove ($700).
  • 1/11/19 at 0219 hours Officers responded to the report of a disturbance due to an intoxicated person at Oleander Street. The complainant stated he saw an intoxicated female in the Splash nightclub and offered her a ride home due to her level of intoxication. The complainant stated the female began causing a disturbance inside of the vehicle on the way home. The complainant stated they did not know the female they were bringing home but were only trying to help because the she was so inebriated. The complainant advised they were unsure of which residence the female lives at in the area. Officers contacted the female who advised she was only “having a good time” in the vehicle. The female was in front of her residence on Wisteria Street so Officers assisted her inside.
  • 1/11/19 at 2204 hours, a resident near Oleander reported a suspicious male riding a bicycle through the neighborhood and looking into vehicles. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the male or anyone in the area that appeared to be suspicious.
  • 1/16/19 at 1235 hours, a resident at Wisteria Street reported a vehicle burglary. The resident advised their purse was taken from their vehicle between 1040 and 1230 hours on this date. The resident advised they left the doors to their vehicle unlocked. A male suspect wearing a gray track suit was observed via video surveillance taking the purse out of the vehicle.
  • 1/17/19 at 0842 hours, a resident near 600 Camellia Street reported a vehicle that had been improperly parked and blocking the stop sign for five days. Officers responded and cited the vehicle for being parked too close to the stop sign.
  • 1/18/19 at 1901 hours a resident at Camellia reported that an unknown female asked them to contact police because a male was chasing her. Officers responded to the area and could not locate the female or any suspicious male in the area. Officers had no way of re-contacting the female.
  • 1/19/19 at 1001 hours the Youth Challenge Program contacted Officers to conduct a welfare check on two juveniles who ran away from the program and possibly went to Tulip Street. The resident at Tulip Street advised one of the juveniles is her child. The resident advised the juveniles had come to her home but left on foot when the resident called the Youth Challenge Program and advised them the juveniles were there. Officers searched the area but did not locate the juveniles at this time.
  • 1/19/19 at 1419 hours Officers returned to the area of Tulip Street to detain the juveniles that had previously ran away. The juveniles were released to the adult of the residence while they waited to return to the Youth Challenge Program.
  • 1/21/19 at 2150 hours a resident at Park Bl. reported the tenant in the apartment over hers had a dog that would not stop barking. The resident reported this issue as being persistent. Officers attempted to contact the dog’s owner, but were unsuccessful. The complainant was advised to call Animal Control.
  • 1/23/19 at 0739 hours a resident at Tulip Street reported an open door on an abandoned home as a suspicious incident. While Officers were present, a real-estate agent arrived to show the home. Officers cleared the home to ensure no one was inside.
  • 1/26/19 at 0348 hours, a resident at Park Bl. reported that someone may have kicked their down. Officers arrived and determined that all doors were secured and no forced entry was observed.
  • 1/28/19 at 0510 hours a resident at Park Bl. reported seeing a black male breaking into his vehicle. The resident stated the black male had stolen his rifle from his vehicle. The black male was wearing a camouflage jacket and had dreads. The resident yelled at the suspect, running him off, prior to calling Police so when Police arrived they were unable to locate the male. The resident advised his vehicle was locked, however there was no forced entry to the vehicle. The resident did not have his serial number to report to police so the rifle could be entered as stolen into a national database.

 

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November Security Update

Below are the monthly reports filed between the Baton Rouge Police Reporting system and Nextdoor. There is not as much property crime as would be expected this time of the year being that it is the holiday season. Please remember to report all suspicious incidents and crimes.

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  • 11/1/18 at 1646 hours Officers responded to Wisteria Street relative to the report of a suspicious person. The resident advised a white male was going door-to-door begging for money. Officers did not notice this male when patrolling the area in search for him.
  • 11/5/18 at 1025 hours, Officers responded to a suspicious person at Camellia Street. The resident reported a black male wearing a blue hoodie and a backpack was walking down the street looking in garbage cans. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
  • 11/7/18 a resident reported to Nextdoor that a bed footboard was stolen from outside their home near Cherokee and Camelia Street.
  • 11/10/18 at 2128 hours, Officers responded to Tulip Street. The complainant advised they observe three black males walking in the area “possibly casing the neighborhood.” Officers patrolled the area but did not locate the males.
  • 11/11/18 at 1019 hours, Officers responded to Park Bl. where a resident reported their scooter stolen. The scooter was located shortly later at the BREC park across the street. The person finding the scooter advised several black male juveniles were seen in the apartment complex at 1290 Park Bl. just prior to the scooter being located. Whoever stole the scooter, had cut the wires, possibly trying to hotwire it. The scooter was returned to the complainant.
  • 11/12/18 at 1920 hours, Officers responded to a vehicle burglary at Oleander Street. The complainant advised he saw a black male breaking into his neighbor’s vehicle. The complainant gave a description of the male, and Officers located him nearby. The male was positively identified by the complainant, arrested, and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center for violating LRS 14:62 Simple Burglary.
  • 11/13/18 a resident reported to Nextdoor that a red bicycle with a basket on the front was stolen from their porch. They were advised to file a Police report, but never did.
  • 11/16/18 at 2050 hours, Officers responded to Park Bl. relative to the complaint of shots fired in the area. However, the noise was determined to be fireworks.
  • 11/17/18 at 2149 hours, Officers responded to Park Bl. relative to a stolen vehicle complaint. Officers arrived on scene and determined the vehicle was not stolen but towed because it was improperly parked.
  • 11/19/18 a resident reported a car cover was stolen from his carport via Nextdoor. They were advised to file a report, but never did.
  • 11/20/18 at 1648 hours, Officers responded to Cherokee Street relative to a suspicious incident. The complainant reported five black male juveniles walked up to their vehicle and pulled the door handle. The juveniles fled when the complainant walked out of their home. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the juveniles. The complainant called the next day at 1421 hours to report two of the juveniles had returned to their home to apologize for trying to open their car door. The juveniles were no longer on scene to be identified when Officers arrived the second time.
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October Security Report

Crime still appears to be low in the Garden District following the arrests this summer. There were only a few anonymous suspicious incidents for September and October, but none had any substance to them. However, it is still great that residents are calling in these incidents so at least it puts an Officer visible in the area for the time it takes them to respond to the call. There were a few thefts of unsecured tools and lawn care items for October but these appear to be more of crimes of opportunities and not a serial issue. See below for a synopsis of recent reports in the Garden District Area for September & October:

 

  • 9/16/18 a resident at Park Bl. reported their vehicle had been burglarized within the  past week. A firearm was taken. There was no forced entry to the vehicle to gain entry by the suspect because the resident left his vehicle unlocked with the firearm inside all week long. 
  • 10/4/18 a resident at Tulip Street reported a vehicle burglary at 1213 hours. The vehicle was left unlocked overnight and the victim’s wallet was stolen.
  • 10/9/18 the resident reported a window had been pried open between 10/8/18 and 10/9/18. Multiple power tools had been stolen from inside the home that was under construction.
  • 10/17/18 at approximately 1729 hours the resident at Wisteria Street reported their leaf blower had been stolen from their flatbed trailer within the past hour.
  • 10/20/18 at 0123 hours Police responded and shut down a loud party at Park Bl.
  • Between 10/20/18 at 2000 hours and 10/21/18 at 1400 hours the resident’s truck was stolen from Oleander Street. It was recovered at Government Street on 10/24/18. The truck had been abandoned at that location for a few days.
  • 10/22/18 at 0929 hours the resident at Cherokee Ave reported their vehicle had been burglarized between 10/20/18 and 10/22/18. The vehicle was left unlocked and not checked in two days.
  • 10/29/18 a resident’s leaf blower was stolen from the bed of their truck at Wisteria Street at approximately 11:48 hours
  • 11/1/18 there was a suspicious male with a tan shirt knocking on doors begging for money at 1714 hours.
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