Police probing slaying of 16-year-old
New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of Kenneth Miles, a 16-year-old gunned down about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office released his name Thursday.
The teen was shot inside a home in the 2500 block of Mistletoe Street. Officers found him bleeding from a gunshot wound to the body. He died at the hospital.
Police arrest man in December murder
New Orleans police Thursday arrested a man in connection with a December killing.
Gerald Coleman, 24, allegedly shot and killed Roland West, 40, on Dec. 6.
Police found West that morning lying in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of North Roman Street with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.
Coleman was booked on one count of first-degree murder.
Two nonfatal shootings Thursday in N.O.
New Orleans police are investigating two nonfatal shootings that happened Thursday afternoon.
The first shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. at Felicity and Carondelet streets when a 33-year-old man was shot in the back, police reported.
The second happened about 30 minutes later, when a 17-year-old man was shot in the finger at St. Claude and Franklin avenues.
Orleans sheriff’s deputy dies on duty
An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy died Wednesday while on duty at Orleans Parish Prison.
The deputy, Rodney Condall, 50, collapsed about 9:30 p.m. after climbing a flight of stairs and was taken to the hospital, where he died about 10:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Condall, who worked in the Old Parish Prison facility, was a 16-year veteran of the department.
Bywater robbery suspect nabbed
A 14-year-old who robbed a 29-year-old woman Wednesday was arrested shortly afterward, police said.
The suspect, armed with a pistol, demanded the woman’s money and cellphone about 5 p.m. at Press and Burgundy streets. She complied and he fled, police said, but he was taken into custody after police tracked the iPhone to a home on Lesseps Street.
The youth’s mother led detectives to her son, who confessed.
The woman’s belongings were recovered.
Fast-food robber faces more charges
Sydney Williams, who last week was arrested in connection with seven armed robberies, has been booked in connection with two more armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery.
Detectives said they learned that Williams was responsible for a heist at Hungry Howies in the 7800 block of Earhart Boulevard on Sept. 21 and an Oct. 3 robbery of at the Magnolia Discount Market in the 8700 block of South Claiborne Avenue.
Williams targeted mostly fast-food restaurants on South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues.
Woman raped in St. Claude area
A woman said she was raped Wednesday by a man in the 1400 block of Franklin Avenue.
The assailant is known to the police, according to authorities.
Carjacking occurs in Gentilly Terrace
A woman was seated in her car about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 4800 block of Touro Street when a man with a handgun forced her out of the vehicle.
The man tapped on the window of the 23-year-old victim’s 2002 black Lexus, according to police.
The woman got out, and the robber picked up another person nearby and fled in the car.
Struggle in car leads to shooting
A 25-year-old man was sleeping in his brother’s car with the motor running at Chef Menteur Highway and Louisa Street about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man got into the vehicle and began driving.
A struggle ensued, and the man driving shot the victim and dragged him out of the vehicle. He then drove away.
Three sought in French Quarter robbery
New Orleans police Thursday were looking for three men wanted in a Monday morning robbery in the French Quarter.
According to police, a 42-year-old man was approached by one of the robbers, who identified himself as a police officer, about 5 a.m. at Bourbon and St. Louis streets. He searched the victim’s pockets and took his wallet and cellphone. A second man acted as a lookout, police said, while a third man threatened the victim.
Kenner man beats ex, is arrested
A Kenner man was booked Thursday in a domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend.
Christopher Horton, 48, allegedly grabbed a skillet in the victim’s home Wednesday in the 3000 block of Washington Street and struck the woman, 41, several times in the head and arm. She was taken to the hospital
Police said Horton was taken into custody in the 700 block of Minor Street in Kenner.
Man pleads guilty to child sex abuse
A former resident of Belle Chasse pleaded guilty this week to child sexual abuse charges.
Matthew Todd Wallis, 30, of Ogden, Utah, pleaded guilty to oral sexual battery on a juvenile. He’s scheduled to be sentenced March 25.
Wallis admitted to abusing a young girl some 15 years ago when he was a teenager living in the 100 block of Brentwood Drive in Belle Chasse. He had been accused of videotaping at least one of the sex acts.
Two teens busted in car burglaries
Two Slidell teens were arrested for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 vehicles over the last week.
Justin Warren, 18, and a 14-year-old were booked on multiple counts of simple burglary, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said the pair confessed to stealing guns, electronics and other items from unlocked cars and trucks in the Thompson Road area.
Kenner man nabbed in armed robbery
A Kenner man was booked Thursday on counts of armed robbery and theft.
The suspect, Terrance Williams, 26, allegedly entered a Chevron gas station in the 100 block of West Airline Drive at 1 a.m. Thursday and demanded money. Kenner police said he partially removed a black handgun from his pocket.
Officers arrested Williams about 6 a.m. after noticing he matched the clerk’s description.
He also was booked in the robbery of a Kenner Subway shop Jan. 15.
ATM ‘skimming’ scheme in St. Tammany
St. Tammany Parish Jack Strain warned residents on Thursday to check their bank accounts if they used an ATM in Covington or Slidell on or around Jan. 23.
Strain said members of an interstate crime ring installed so-called skimming devices at Whitney and Resource Bank ATMs on that day. The devices were removed about 12 hours later, the sheriff said.
“The skimmers were specific to the type of ATM machine, not the bank,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “Therefore, any bank with a particular brand ATM could be a potential victim.”
Strain said the suspects have been attempting to make withdrawals using the card numbers in Florida. He asked residents to call (985) 898-2338 to file a report if they believe their account has been hacked.
Police investigating French Quarter robbery
Police are looking for a man who may have information about a robbery in the French Quarter on Tuesday.
A man got out of a black Nissan Camry and approached a woman, 63, and a man, 23, at Conti and Decatur streets about 12:30 a.m.
He pointed a gun at them and demanded their valuables, according to police. They complied, and he fled in the car with a purse and a bag.