Last Monday evening, January 21, an alleged robbery in Brusly turned deadly when a man robbed Noah’s Pharmacy of drugs and cash, tied up employees, took a hostage, stole a police vehicle which crashed, and threatened to shoot his hostage, police and himself before police shot and killed him.
Police arrested a Port Allen man Thursday, January 24, for allegedly dealing drugs in the Port Allen area.
Harold Baise Jr., 20, of 704 Eucalyptus St., was arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge detention center on one count of possession with intent to distribute a schedule 1 narcotic.
Brusly robbery ends in death (UPDATED)
After a short stand-off, police in West Baton Rouge shot and killed an armed robber who took a hostage and fled from Noah’s pharmacy with a pillowcase full of drugs and money on Monday night.
The WBR School Board’s committees met Monday evening, January 14, where they began a discussion on issues of security within parish schools.
The school board’s Academic Committee met, along with law enforcement officials and school principals from each of the parish schools and Holy Family School, to discuss school security following the devastating actions in Newtown, Conn., on December 2012 where 26 people were killed, including 20 children, before the gunman killed himself during a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Heavy and steady rains have drenched much of South Louisiana, and though some areas in the capital region have seen flooding issues as of late, West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot said that WBR has experienced only a minimal amount.