Bicyclist hit, killed by Jeep in Covington
A man riding a bicycle late Thursday on La. 1077 near U.S. 190 in Covington was hit by an oncoming vehicle and killed, State Police said.
Colby Garrett, 31, of Franklinton, who was headed north about 10:55 p.m., traveled into the path of a southbound 2007 Jeep Wrangler driven by Beau Turner, 17, of Mandeville, according to State Police. Garrett hit the vehicle’s windshield and landed on the side of the roadway. Garrett, who was not wearing an approved bicycle helmet, died at the scene.
Turner was not injured and voluntarily submitted a breath sample, indicating no alcohol in his system. Impairment is not suspected on Garrett’s part, but toxicology samples were collected for analysis.
NOPD: Man wanted in stabbing, beating
New Orleans police are searching for Richard London, 59, who they said beat a man with his cane after another man stabbed the victim several times in the back early Monday morning.
London and another man, who has not been identified, approached a 43-year-old man about 3:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Claiborne Avenue asking for a cigarette. When the man refused, the unidentified assailant stabbed the victim several times, according to police.
When the victim tried to run away, London beat him with his cane, police said.
The victim was taken to the hospital but identified London from a photo lineup. London is wanted on counts of principal to aggravated battery and second-degree battery.
2 robbed on Bourbon Street early Friday
New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery early Friday morning in the 1200 block of Bourbon Street.
Two men armed with a gun robbed a 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old man about 12:30 a.m.
The robbers then fled the scene, police said.
Man arrested in cutting of teenager
New Orleans police arrested a 35-year-old man accused of stabbing a teenager.
The 17-year-old victim told police that Byron Allen approached him and stabbed him in the 5700 block of Tullis Drive in Algiers about 4 p.m. Thursday. The reason for the attack isn’t known.
Man leaving Algiers grocery store robbed
A 21-year-old man who was leaving an Algiers grocery story had his wallet snatched Thursday afternoon, police said.
The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at Behrman Avenue and Newton Street. Before the victim entered the store, a man asked him for $5, which he refused to give him.
After the victim left the store, the man held up his shirt to show a gun and told the victim to “give it up,” according to police. He fled with the victim’s wallet.
13-year-old stabbed in fight with juvenile
A 13-year-old girl was stabbed during a fight with another juvenile, according to New Orleans police.
The incident occurred in the 3400 block of Hamilton Street about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Man robbed by two on St. Anthony Street
A 60-year-old man was robbed by two men Thursday evening, New Orleans police said.
The victim was leaving his car in the 1000 block of St. Anthony Street about 9:30 p.m. when two men came up to him, according to police. One had a gray revolver. The victim handed over his wallet and watch.
Police: Marijuana deal goes wrong; six robbed
Six men were robbed of their possessions early Friday morning by three other men from whom they were trying to buy marijuana, police said.
One of the victims, 22, met the supposed sellers, who then forced their way into the victims’ hotel room in the 4200 block of Old Gentilly Road about 1:30 a.m., according to police.
The three men then robbed the remaining victims.
Police arrest man, 20, in carjacking
New Orleans police arrested a 20-year-old man they said carjacked a woman in the parking garage at Tulane University Hospital on Friday morning.
Police said Karl Jackson stole the woman’s BMW X5, but the car was equipped with a tracking device that led officers to North Villere and Conti streets. Jackson ran into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, but a police dog was sent into the cemetery and bit Jackson, who surrendered.
The victim identified Jackson as the man who stole her car.
Jackson, who was treated at Interim LSU Hospital, was booked on carjacking, possession of a stolen car and desecration of graves.
Man arrested in thefts from Sheraton Hotel
New Orleans police arrested a man they said stole computers and other electronics from the Sheraton Hotel in 2013 and again Thursday.
The most recent incident occurred about 7 a.m., when a man was spotted on surveillance footage stealing a computer and projector from a conference room, according to police. Several hours later, a hotel employee saw Stephen Soleas at Canal and Magazine streets and called police, identifying him as the thief. He was arrested in the 500 block of Tchoupitoulas Street.
Detectives were then able to connect Soleas to other robbery incidents at the hotel in 2013 and booked him on two counts of theft and criminal trespassing.