Two more men shot on Garden Oaks Drive
Less than six hours after a man was shot and fatally wounded Saturday afternoon in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers, two more men were shot in the 3500 block, though not fatally.
In the first case, New Orleans police called to the 3300 block about 3:10 p.m. found a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died. Authorities have yet to release his identity.
Just before 9 p.m., two men, ages 25 and 33, were hit by gunfire in the 3500 block and taken to a hospital.
Man shot Saturday while driving in Mid-City
A man driving a car was shot several times near Conti and North Tonti streets in Mid-City about 11:25 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Aggravated burglary reported in St. Roch
About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a man and his three children, ages 4, 2 and 1, returned to their home in the 1700 block of Mandeville Street in St. Roch and found a television missing but no sign of forced entry.
Police said three women later confronted the victims, and one cut the man with an unknown object before all three fled.
Police: Woman robbed by ex in Bayou St. John
A woman, 42, was robbed by her ex-boyfriend at gunpoint about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue in the Bayou St. John neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
The man pulled his car in front of the victim, pointed a gun at her, ordered her to roll down her window and then took her cellphone from her lap before fleeing, police said.
Man arrested in theft of Craigslist scooter
The NOPD arrested 35-year-old Charles Stewart in connection with a scooter theft involving Craigslist.
The scooter was initially reported stolen May 18 from the 2600 block of Chartres Street. The 29-year-old owner told detectives he listed the scooter missing on Craigslist. Later that day, he said, a concerned citizen phoned him, telling him that someone by the name of “Tommy” had an identical scooter for sale on Craigslist.
The victim relayed the information to 5th District detectives.
On Wednesday afternoon, Detectives Bryan Murvey, Brian Baye and Jamaane Roy agreed to meet “Tommy” at Arts and North Rocheblave streets in St. Roch. The detectives all posed as potential buyers for the scooter in the undercover operation.
While on the scene, the detectives saw the white scooter and three men in front of a residence in the 2600 block of North Rocheblave. Also, Tommy, who was later identified as Charles Stewart, answered a phone call that Mulvey placed to the number that the unknown citizen gave to the victim after seeing it on Craigslist.
Based on those facts, the detectives arrested Stewart and booked him on possession of stolen property. The two other men on the scene were not arrested.
The scooter was returned to the victim after he identified it and produced the proper registration.
Police seeking man who stole BMW
The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a man who is wanted in an armed robbery Friday morning in the 4300 block of Banks Street.
The victim was standing in front of a business about 8 a.m., waiting for it to open, when she was approached by a man with a handgun who demanded her car keys and cellphone. After she complied, the man fled in her black 2002 BMW Z3 bearing Louisiana license plate VAM223 that was parked at Banks and South Hennessey streets.
The robber was described as a black man with a bald head, a large beard, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a lime green construction vest.
Third District detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at (504) 658-6030.
Or anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.crimestoppersgno.org.