Slidell man suspected of being peeping Tom

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a Slidell man suspected of being a peeping Tom after conducting nightly surveillance in the Military Road-Interstate 12 area in response to a complaint from a woman who saw a man looking through her living room window last week.

Alphonse Tillman, 28, also was booked with possession of marijuana.

Deputies began canvassing the area after getting the initial call and found one other woman who had noticed someone outside her window but had not called police.

On Monday night, a third victim’s boyfriend called 911 to report a similar incident and gave a description of the car the man used to leave the scene. Patrol deputies located a matching vehicle, and the driver also matched the description provided by the victims.

The third victim identified Tillman as the man who had looked through her window, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Tillman was being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on Tuesday afternoon; his bond had not been set.

Investigators suspect there may be more victims and ask anyone who has noticed unusual people outside their home to call Detective Timothy Crabtree at (985) 726-7839.

Man’s body found on street in 7th Ward

A man’s body was found in the middle of a 7th Ward street Monday evening.

A passerby spotted the 67-year-old man lying on his back in the median of the 3100 block of St. Bernard Avenue about 6 p.m., said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.

The unidentified man was dead on the scene. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

N.O. police investigate two shootings

New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating two shootings reported on an overnight crime log:

7 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Congress Street: A 49-year-old man was shot in the legs during a robbery attempt.

7:50 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Read Boulevard: After a mother and daughter began to argue, the 14-year-old daughter got a gun and shot her 34-year-old mother. Police arrested the daughter. The mother was treated at a hospital.

Detective treated after Central City wreck

A New Orleans Police Department detective and another person were treated for minor injuries after a crash Tuesday morning in Central City.

The detective, who was driving an unmarked NOPD car, and a person driving a Hyundai collided about 10:45 a.m. near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Claiborne Avenue, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman. Their injuries were not serious, he said.

The detective was not identified, and police did not immediately issues any citations.

Coroner identifies man fatally shot in 7th Ward

The Orleans Parish coroner has identified a man shot to death late last week in the 7th Ward.

Tyronne Lacoste, 18, was gunned down about 9:35 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Johnson Street.

Police have not identified a suspect or motive in his death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Truck hits Claiborne bridge, forces closure

Both sides of the North Claiborne Avenue bridge over the Industrial Canal were closed after a crash about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

An NOPD spokesman said an 18-wheeler struck the bridge. The truck was headed upriver, from the Lower 9th Ward to the Upper 9th Ward.

Police reported no injuries and did not say when the bridge would reopen.

Officer Frank Robertson said late Tuesday that the investigation into the crash was continuing and the driver of the 18-wheeler would not be cited for the accident at this time.

Pedicab driver beaten, robbed of pedicab

A pedicab driver was beaten with a bat before his unknown attacker made off with his pedicab, New Orleans police said.

The 26-year-old victim was attacked about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 27 near Carondelet and Julia streets in the Warehouse District.

A witness saw the victim pull into a parking lot near the corner. Moments later an unknown man who carried a bat began to chase him.

The witness was able to make his way to the victim, who was on the ground bleeding from his head. The victim told the witness the man took his money and pedicab, police said.

Surveillance video showed a recent-model Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup truck pull up to the corner. The pedicab was put into the truck’s bed, and it sped away, police said.

Police did not identify the unknown assailant but said they believe he is from the Houston area.

The pedicab was a red and blue 2011 Main Street Classic with Louisiana license plate QPNC#44 and serial No. E2F110.

Eighth District Detective Willie Jenkins is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6080.

Police seek two men in burglary of phone store

Police are trying to identify and locate two men who broke into a New Orleans East cellphone business and stole more than $5,000 worth of phones and accessories.

The men broke into Cricket Wireless, 5951 Bullard Ave., about 11:15 p.m. Monday.

Surveillance video showed the pair — both black men who wore hooded sweatshirts and baseball caps — getting into the building through a back wall.

Detective Donald Sharp is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6070.

Two sought in shooting in Algiers on Saturday

A woman and man are being sought in connection with a shooting Saturday in Algiers.

Police said Tameka Watts, 35, got into an argument with the 33-year-old victim about 2:10 p.m. in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive.

Watts pulled out a knife and chased the victim, while a man pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, police said.

Watts and the man then fled the scene.

Police described the unknown man as black with a fade hair style. He wore all black clothing.

Anyone with information on Watts’ whereabouts or the identity of the unknown man is asked to contact 4th District detectives at (504) 658-6040.

Amtrak train, pickup truck collide in Slidell

Authorities said an Amtrak train and a pickup truck collided Sunday night in Slidell when the truck’s driver drove around a crossing gate in an attempt to beat the train. No one was injured.

St. Tammany Parish Fire District spokesman Chad Duffaut said the train struck the truck, separating the truck’s cab and its bed.

Duffaut said the truck’s driver fled the scene but eventually returned and was arrested.

The collision happened about 6:30 p.m. at a crossing at U.S. 11 and Brownswitch Road.

The Amtrak train resumed its southward journey after authorities completed their investigation at the scene.

Covington woman, 19, injured in hit-and-run

A Covington woman suffered minor injuries during a hit-and-run crash Monday south of Covington.

The 19-year-old victim was hit about 5:40 p.m. on the U.S. 190 service road near Interstate 12, according to St. Tammany Fire District No. 12.

Extrication equipment was required to free her from her car. That process took about 20 minutes. She was treated at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

The other driver apparently fled, but he was apprehended by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies when he returned to the scene. His identity was not immediately available.

N.O. police investigate three armed robberies

New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating three armed robberies reported on an overnight crime log:

  • 12:39 p.m. Monday at Port and Burgundy streets: The victim was walking when a red Chevrolet Camaro pulled up. The passenger got out and asked the victim for directions, then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The victim handed over his cash, the man got back in the car and it drove away.
  • 8:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Nunez Street: The victim said a female friend pulled a gun on her and demanded the PIN code for her ATM card. The friend withdrew all of the victim’s money and ran away.
  • 9:18 p.m. in the 1800 block of Rousseau Street: An unknown person approached the victim from behind while she was delivering pizza, demanded her money and then fled.