Man suspected of stealing city trash can

This gives a new meaning to the term “garbage collection.”

New Orleans police are looking for a man they said was recorded stealing a city trash can from a French Quarter corner last month.

Roberto Carlos Zavala-Alvarez, 34, and an unknown woman were taped putting the trash can into the back of a U-Haul truck about 5 a.m. Sept. 9 at Gov. Nicholls and Bourbon streets. The truck later was abandoned, police said.

Zavala-Alvarez was identified as the suspect after he was recorded renting the truck from a U-Haul store, police said.

He was seen at a scrap metal yard the same day the trash can was stolen.

Zavala-Alvarez is known to drive a black Ford Explorer with Louisiana license plate YEC 353, police said.

Eighth District Detective Jerusha Carroll is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6080.

Police want to question man in Algiers slaying

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who might have information about a recent homicide.

Charles Johnson, 22, is not a suspect in the shooting death of Jacorey Carter but someone with whom detectives would like to speak, police said.

Carter, 23, was shot about 6:40 a.m. July 28 at 1 Shepard Court in Algiers.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to contact homicide Detective Nicholas Williams at (504) 658-5300.

Man gets 18 years for role in child porn ring

Another man involved in a sprawling investigation into a child porn ring has been sent to federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan on Friday sentenced Stanley Zdon III, 28, of Tuckerton, New Jersey, to 18 years and three months for conspiracy to produce child pornography.

He will be under supervised release for the rest of his life and must register as a sex offender upon his release.

According to court documents, federal authorities arrested Zdon in November 2013 after they determined he conspired with Jonathan Johnson, an Abita Springs man who ran a child pornography website, to create and post videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet.

Cash, cigarettes, pills for sex taken in robbery

A masked man armed with a handgun robbed an Algiers convenience store of cash, cigarettes and sex-enhancement pills Friday morning.

The robbery took place about 8:25 a.m. at a gas station in the 3900 block of Behrman Highway.

The unknown robber fled toward Jefferson Parish in a black Nissan Murano or Rogue.

The robber is described as a black man, about 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He wore a white mask, a camouflage jacket with a hood, black pants and black gloves.

Detective Tianay Marshall is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6040.

Man, 20, shot in arm on Gert Town corner

A 20-year-old man was shot in the arm Friday evening in Gert Town, New Orleans police said.

The shooting happened about 6 p.m. near Broadway and Earhart Boulevard.

The victim’s wound was not serious, police said.

Man robs woman of engagement ring

A woman suffered minor cuts and was robbed of her engagement ring while waiting for a bus Thursday morning in New Orleans East, police said.

The 20-year-old victim was in the 12100 block of the north Interstate 10 service road when the unknown robber walked up to her about 10:40 a.m.

The robber demanded her ring, which she refused to hand over. At that point, the robber pulled out a pocket knife and began to fight with the victim.

She suffered superficial cuts on her face, arm and ankle, and the robber ran away with the ring.

Student suspected of selling drugs at school

A 17-year-old Belle Chasse High School junior was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Trey Millian was arrested at the school Sept. 25, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The arrest followed an alert from school officials about the seizure of drugs from a student on campus, said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

School officials said they found 15 baggies of marijuana, cigars, rolling paper and $100 in cash after speaking with Millian about an unrelated disciplinary problem.

During an interview with investigators, Millian admitted to selling marijuana to fellow students, Becnel said. Millian said he packaged the drugs in $10 and $20 baggies. He said he sold drugs to help support his family.

Millian was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is free after posting a $22,500 bond.

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