Former school worker booked in molestation
A 53-year-old former St. Tammany Parish school system employee was booked Wednesday with molestation of a juvenile, and police are investigating the possibility of additional victims.
Wendell Troullier was arrested after a 10-year-old’s mother reported her son said Troullier had fondled him while the boy played at Troullier’s house, according to Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, a Slidell Police Department spokesman.
Troullier worked at Bonne Ecole Elementary School as a teacher’s aide. Detectives notified school system officials about the arrest, and the officials removed Troullier from the school.
None of the alleged behavior happened on school grounds or with a student at the school, Seuzeneau said.
Troullier is no longer employed by the St. Tammany Parish school system, spokeswoman Meredith Mendez said.
The school’s principal sent a letter home to parents Thursday and posted it on the school website, Mendez said. Parents were also called about the allegations, she said.
Troullier remained in the St. Tammany Parish jail Thursday.
Anyone with information on other potential victims is asked to call the Slidell Police Department at (985) 646-4347.
Coroner identifies man shot to death Sunday
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified a man shot to death Sunday near the Florida neighborhood as Fernell Wilright.
Wilright, 22, of Metairie, died about 8 a.m. Sunday at Montegut and North Miro streets.
Police have not identified a motive or suspect in his death.
Man struck in leg during Algiers shooting
A man was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon in Algiers, police said.
The shooting was reported a little before 1 p.m. at Nunez and Lamarque streets.
Police did not provide any information on the victim’s condition.
NOPD seeks woman in multiple burglaries
New Orleans police are searching for a woman they believe stole property during a recent business burglary.
Rose Morris, 44, also known as Rose Lindsey, is known to frequent the Cutoff area in Algiers, police said.
They said she is suspected in a business burglary March 20 in the 1300 block of Nunez Street, as well as several other burglaries.
Morris is also wanted on a parole violation.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Authorities book man on sex-crime warrant
A man wanted in Jefferson Parish for failing to register as a sex offender has been arrested.
Deputies found Glenwood Luther, 40, about 8:50 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Leo Kerner Parkway in Lafitte.
Luther was recently convicted of molestation of a juvenile, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The victim was an 8-year-old boy.
Nitrous oxide sales land two men in jail
Two men suspected of selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide have been arrested.
New Orleans police said Dale Fitzpatrick, 50, and Grant McDaniel, 31, had been selling the balloons filled with nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, for several days.
Officers confiscated a tank with the gas April 25 and issued Fitzpatrick a summons.
On Thursday morning, police responded to two calls about men selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide in the 500 block of Frenchmen Street. They said they found 11 full tanks of nitrous oxide in the suspects’ car.
Grant and Fitzpatrick were each booked with distribution of nitrous oxide and possession with the intent to distribute nitrous oxide.
Police book teen, 17, in Uptown home burglary
A 17-year-old youth has been identified as one of two suspects police believe were responsible for a burglary last month in Uptown.
Aaron Johnson allegedly barged into a home in the 1800 block of Adams Street on April 8.
He was previously arrested with James Johnson, 21, and Kevin Jones, 19, in connection with an aggravated burglary days earlier in the 7800 block of Panola Street.
Johnson remained jailed Thursday on two counts of aggravated burglary, false imprisonment with a weapon and armed robbery, according to Orleans Parish Prison records.
His accomplice in the Adams Street incident remains at large and the investigation continues, police said.
Meraux man gets 42 months in fraud case
A Meraux man was sentenced Thursday to 41 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud, money laundering and wire fraud.
Glen McInerney, 42, owned and operated GM Motors and Used Cars and wrote checks between May 2, 2009, and June 20, 2009, that bounced and cost Regions Bank nearly $17,000.
Separately, he defrauded Gulf Coast Bank and Trust between December 2008 and January 2009 by negotiating six checks that would have drawn on funds from a bank in Minneapolis that had been closed since 2007.
The account he claimed to have with that bank also was not his.
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust lost about $28,000 because of the scheme.
The largest act of fraud happened between January 2007 and December 2008. In that case, McInerney defrauded a person who had provided him with collateral for a short-term business loan by falsely representing that he had purchased used FEMA trailers that he intended to resell. In fact, McInerney never bought the trailers.
The person who loaned him the money lost about $800,000.