Police say teen found carrying gun on RTA bus
A 16-year-old was arrested after he was found to be carrying a loaded gun on an RTA bus Tuesday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
Someone called police about a man carrying a gun on a bus about 2 p.m. Officers boarded the bus near Orleans and North Claiborne avenues and found the teen in possession of the gun, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.
The teen was arrested without incident and booked with carrying a concealed firearm, Robertson said.
His name was not released because of his status as a juvenile.
Police seek three in French Quarter robbery
New Orleans police are trying to identify and locate three men wanted in connection with a robbery in the French Quarter.
The 54-year-old victim was walking in the 800 block of St. Philip Street about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the unknown robbers walked up from behind and forced him to the ground.
The robbers repeatedly punched and kicked the victim while he was on the ground, then ran away with his iPhone.
All three of the robbers are described as black men with short hair who are 17 to 21 years old. One wore a white T-shirt and light-colored pants, another a blue T-shirt and light-colored shorts and the third a white, button-down, short-sleeve shirt, dark pants and white shoes.
Police on Tuesday released surveillance images of the men.
Anyone with information on the identities of the men is asked to contact 8th District Detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6080.
N.O. police investigate three armed robberies
New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating the following armed robberies:
11 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of Bienville Street: A 28-year-old man was walking from Harrah’s Casino to a parking lot when a man in a hooded sweatshirt walked up, put a knife to his throat and said, “Give me your wallet. If you don’t give me any trouble, you won’t get hurt.” The victim handed over his wallet and the robber ran away.
11:19 a.m. Monday in the 13800 block of Chef Menteur Highway: A man with a knife walked up to a 36-year-old woman and demanded her belongings. She handed over her wallet, which contained $400 and her ID.
9:31 p.m. Monday at Cypress Acres and West Park Court: Two men got out of an SUV and demanded the 24-year-old victim’s money. The victim handed over his cash, and the robbers fled.
Man, 23, shot in right leg after auto accident
A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg following a crash Monday morning on the edge of the Central Business District.
The accident happened about 6:20 a.m. in the 2000 block of Perdido Street.
The victim told police that after the collision, a man got out of the other car that was involved and tried to rob him. The man then shot him in his right leg, police said.
The victim drove himself to a hospital for treatment.
Woman stabs man with comb, NOPD says
A woman allegedly stabbed a man with a rattail comb during an argument Monday evening in New Orleans East.
Shadricka Drew, 21, and the 18-year-old victim got into an argument about 5:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Papania Drive. Drew grabbed the comb and stabbed the victim twice, police said.
Police said they would issue a warrant for Drew, who had not yet been arrested Tuesday, according to Orleans Parish jail records.
Inmate who fled work post is found, arrested
An Orleans Parish inmate who on Sunday left his post at a grocery store where he was employed as part of a work-release program is back in custody.
Walter Ross was found in the 400 block of North Prieur Street about 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Ross, 53, was reported missing about 3:20 p.m. Sunday from a grocery store where he was working.
Ross is serving a five-year sentence for simple robbery. He entered the transitional work program, which allows inmates who are close to their release date an opportunity to work at local businesses, on Sept. 2 and had no prior violations.
He was set to be released Dec. 18, 2015, but he now faces additional charges and will no longer be allowed to work in the program.
Wife reports rape by husband, NOPD says
New Orleans police are investigating an alleged rape between a woman and her husband.
Police said the victim’s husband forced her to have sex with him.
The incident was reported about 11 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Diana Street.
No other details were available.
Driver cited after truck overturns near Quarter
The driver of a container truck was issued a citation Tuesday morning when his truck overturned on the edge of the French Quarter.
The driver was trying to turn onto Decatur Street from Esplanade Avenue about 7:20 a.m. when the truck toppled over, police said.
A HazMat crew went to the scene as a precautionary measure. The driver, who was not identified, was not harmed.
Vehicle suspected in hit-and-run impounded
New Orleans police have impounded an SUV believed to be the one that hit two girls, seriously injuring one, this month in the Lower 9th Ward.
The vehicle is a tan 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. It was found Thursday at 2618 Gordon St., said Tyler Gamble, a Police Department spokesman.
The SUV is undergoing DNA testing, he said. The results are pending.
The hit-and-run accident happened Oct. 5 at St. Claude Avenue and Tupelo Street.
An 11-year-old girl was in critical condition after the accident, while a 9-year-old girl, her cousin, was hospitalized and released the next day.
Boy, 14, arrested in West Bank robbery
Copy desk: please attach photo with Merlin ID No. 24944280 to this item.A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbing a 73-year-old West Bank homeowner at gunpoint Monday morning, but an unknown accomplice remained at large Tuesday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The arrested teenager is from Gretna.
He and his unknown accomplice pretended their car broke down and knocked on the door of a home in the Woodmere subdivision.
Once they were inside the home, the victim gave the 14-year-old a phone, at which time the unknown accomplice walked inside.
The 14-year-old then pointed a gun in the victim’s face and demanded money while threatening to shoot her, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspects took two televisions, a computer and jewelry. They fled in a light-colored vehicle.
A short time after the robbery, the victim’s credit card was used at a nearby video game store.
The juvenile was arrested Monday night at his mother’s home in Marrero. He wore the same sort of clothes described by the victim in the robbery but denied participating in the robbery.
Anyone with information on the identity of the second robber is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Section at (504) 364-5376 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Woman sought in theft, battery at Wal-Mart
New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with a theft and battery at a Gentilly Wal-Mart store.
The unknown woman, captured on surveillance cameras, tried to steal two TV sets from the store at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway about 8 a.m. Monday, police said.
When she was unable to leave the store through different exits, she tried to spray the manager with Mace before she was able to get away.
Anyone with information on the woman’s identity is asked to contact Detective Roger Caillouet at (504) 658-6030.
‘Suspicious’ object found to be tool
A suspicious object found at a Belle Chasse refinery was deemed to be of no danger after Plaquemines Parish authorities examined it and determined it was a tool for a subcontractor.
Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery officials called the Sheriff’s Office about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to report an object had been found on the refinery grounds.
It was described as a 3-inch-long PVC pipe with putty and duct tape on the end. It was found to contain a ball bearing, the Sheriff’s Office said.
It said the object was an object commonly used by a refinery subcontractor as a marker while taking X-rays.