Carbon monoxide leak causes evacuation
An apartment building in the Saulet Apartments, 1420 Annunciation St., was evacuated Friday night because of high levels of carbon monoxide, residents said.
After one resident went to a hospital and was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, hospital staff contacted the New Orleans Fire Department. Firefighters evacuated the building by setting off the fire alarm and knocking on residents’ doors.
One resident who didn’t want to be identified said the alarm went off about 3 a.m. Firefighters also pounded on her door and instructed her to evacuate into the adjoining parking garage.
Firefighters then opened all the doors to the building and went from unit to unit, measuring CO levels with handheld units.
Residents were told that a worker had left a maintenance tractor idling in a maintenance garage on the building’s ground level and the gas had seeped up through the building, causing dangerously high carbon monoxide levels in some parts of the four-story building.
The tenant in an apartment above the garage was the person who went to the hospital, residents were told.
Man robbed getting items from his car
A 65-year-old man said he was getting items from his car when he was robbed shortly before 8 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Montegut Street in Bywater.
Police gave no further information about the incident.
Phony mailman robs woman in Lower 9th
A woman, 28, was robbed by a man dressed as a postman about 2 p.m. Friday. The woman said she was met at the gate of her yard in the 1300 block of Lamanche Street in the Lower 9th Ward by a man dressed as a letter carrier.
Instead, the man produced a weapon, and he and two other men forced her inside her home. They took cash from a drawer and fled.
Two men ransack eastern N.O. home
About 11 p.m. Friday, three young women, ages 14, 19, and 24, were in an apartment in the 5100 block of Bundy Road when two men named Marquis and Mark entered, police said. One man had a handgun.
The two men ransacked the apartment and took two iPhones and a purse before fleeing.
Man robbed at Iberville and N. Robertson
A man, 21, was robbed just past midnight Saturday morning near Iberville and North Robertson streets.
A man with a black 9 mm pistol ordered the victim to lie on the ground, then took his cellphone and money before fleeing in a white Nissan. The car was driven by a woman and had two other passengers, the victim reported.
Argument at Algiers bus stop turns bloody
A man, 56, was standing at a bus stop drinking when he got into an argument with another man before 1 a.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of Gen. de Gaulle Drive in Algiers. The second man then cut him on the arm with an unknown object, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital.
2 arrested after man robbed in St. Claude
A man, 45, was robbed and beaten Saturday morning in the St. Claude neighborhood, police said.
About 3:30 a.m., two men jumped out of a car in the 1600 block of Arts Street and began beating the man, who suffered two cuts to the back of his neck. The two assailants took the man’s wallet and cellphone before leaving.
Within a few hours, police apprehended Michael Murray, 22, and Brian Murray, 20, and booked them on armed robbery and battery.
Cops: Two meth dealers arrested in Kenner
On Thursday, a Kenner drug task force arrested William Miraglia, 21, and Lawrence Palvalos, 66, shortly after they received a shipment containing 14.5 grams of methamphetamine, police said.
The task force, which included agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kenner Police Department, got word of the shipment, obtained a search warrant and located the methamphetamine after executing the warrant at the two men’s home in Kenner’s Driftwood neighborhood.
Police accounts say Miraglia admitted ownership of the meth along with a glass meth-smoking pipe and that Palvalos was holding a glass pipe with a white powder residue.
Both men were booked on possession of drug paraphernalia; Miraglia was also booked on possession of methamphetamine.
Police seek man in Riverwalk robbery
The NOPD said it believes that Rondal Martin, 27, may have information about the Jan. 25 armed robbery of the Mooyah restaurant in the Riverwalk shopping mall.
It said Martin is a person of interest, not a suspect.
Sixth District Detective Paul Johnson is in charge of the case and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.
Man tried to rob Fair Grounds cashier
The NOPD is seeking a man who tried to rob the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in the 1700 block of Gentilly Boulevard on Monday.
The man entered the casino about 8 p.m., walked up to the cashier window and demanded money. The cashier refused to comply and notified the in-house security staff.
Security guards saw the man running out of the building headed toward Gentilly Boulevard.
Detective Matthew Morrison is in charge of the investigation and he can be reached at (504) 658-6030.