Man fatally shot in Marrero home
A man was fatally shot inside his Marrero home early Friday morning, according to Glen Boyd, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Boyd said two men forced their way inside the victim’s house in the 2400 block of Oregon Drive about 2:15 a.m. They shot the victim, later identified as Marlon Bennett, once in the head, according to Boyd. He said the men then fled in an unknown vehicle.
There are no suspects in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man shot in Desire area early Friday
A man suffered a gunshot injury to the hip just before 6 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Desire Street, according to Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.
Robertson said the wound was not life-threatening.
No further information was available.
Mom with triplets arrested for DWI
A 41-year-old Slidell mother was arrested Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over with her three young children in the vehicle, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to the office, deputies pulled over Licia Greenleaf about 8 p.m. near the Willow Wood subdivision after several residents called to report a white SUV driving recklessly.
Residents told deputies the vehicle nearly ran over three people in a yard, a man walking his dog and several mailboxes. They said it also narrowly missed hitting another car.
Greenleaf was pulled over after she entered the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy noted a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, slurred speech and extremely glossy eyes. He also said Greenleaf could not stand without support.
The deputy said he observed a set of triplets younger than 3 in the back seat. The children were properly restrained in approved car seats.
Greenleaf admitted to having taken the prescription medications Lexapro and Xanax, as well as drinking wine.
She registered a .209 blood-alcohol level, far above the legal limit, and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for driving while intoxicated and careless operation. Her children were released into the custody of a friend, and the case was sent to the state Department of Children and Family Services.
Kenner police arrest two in child rapes
Kenner police arrested two men Thursday and Friday in separate cases of alleged child rape, according to Sgt. Brian McGregor, a spokesman for the Police Department.
McGregor said Kenner officers and U.S. marshals arrested 47-year-old Horace Lee Foster on Thursday in connection with a 2009 rape of a 12-year-old. Foster was booked on counts of aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior.
The victim reported the rape to Kenner police last fall.
Foster told a detective he was a crack addict and didn’t remember whether he had sex with the victim, according to McGregor.
On Friday, officers arrested Johnny Zuniga-Pacheco, 28, for allegedly having sex with a 6-year-old girl earlier this month. Zuniga-Pacheco was booked on a count of aggravated rape.
Both Foster and Zuniga-Pacheco remain in custody, according to McGregor. He said no bail has been set for either suspect.
Sex offender arrested in Plaquemines
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested a suspect for failing to register as a sex offender.
Keintron Algean Riley was arrested by deputies and U.S. marshals about 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Avondale Garden Road.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Riley has 23 prior arrests and four felony convictions.
Two men arrested in theft of cooking oil
Two New Orleans men were arrested late Thursday evening in St. Bernard Parish for stealing 150 gallons of used cooking oil earlier in the day, according to a statement from the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.
Gregory Blanton, 43, and Jason Allen, 30, were booked with theft, criminal trespassing and criminal damage.
According to the statement, a deputy saw the men’s vehicle enter the parking lot where the theft had occurred. The vehicle matched a truck that was seen on a surveillance video entering the parking lot earlier that morning.
When the deputy stopped the men, their hands were allegedly covered in an oily, greasy-like substance.
The used cooking oil, which can be recycled for other purposes, is worth about 60 cents a gallon, according to the statement.
Blanton and James are being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bail set at $25,000 each.