Police seek N.O. kidnapping suspect

NEW ORLEANS — Police said Saturday they are looking for a 19-year-old woman accused of kidnapping a 3-year-old girl Jan. 7 on Gallier Street.

Kentrell Harris is wanted on counts of aggravated kidnapping of a child and municipal attachment for allegedly kidnapping Dajanae Brady, police said in a news release.

Harris arrived at the child’s father house around 10 a.m. in the 2200 block of Gallier Street and said that Dajanae’s grandmother asked her to pick up the child and bring her to the grandmother’s home on Pauline Street, the release says.

The child’s father told police that the family has known Harris for five years and has allowed her to pick up the child in the past, the release says.

The father learned on Thursday that the grandmother did not have the baby and that she did not ask or give Harris permission to pick up the child, the release says.

After family members were unsuccessful in contacting Harris, they called police, the release says.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Harris or Brady is asked to contact the New Orleans Police Department at (504) 658-4000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1 (877) 903-STOP(7867).

4 suspects arrested in burglary on Conti St.

NEW ORLEANS — Four people were arrested early Saturday in connection with a burglary on Conti Street in the Bayou St. John neighborhood, the Police Department reported.

After officers arrived in the 2800 block of Conti Street around 1:30 a.m., they heard several people jumping over the home’s rear fence, police said in a news release.

Officers eventually detained three of the people trying to run away, identified as Marcus Warren, 20; Ronsign Mahogany, 19; and Isaac Johnson, 21.

As officers approached Warren, he dropped all the clothing he had been holding except for one shoe, the release says.

Warren dropped the shoe as officers handcuffed him. Then, officers found a firearm hidden inside the shoe, the release says.

Warren also had a prescription bottle of medicine in the victim’s name in his pocket, the release says.

Officers later found a blue van witnesses said was involved in the incident, the release says.

William Rodriguez, 28, was inside the van, the release says. He was arrested.

All four people were booked into Orleans Parish Prison on counts of simple burglary and possession of stolen things. Warren also was booked with possession of a concealed firearm.

Isaac Johnson already was on probation until November for possession of a stolen firearm, the release says.

Gretna man booked following confession

GRETNA — Deputies arrested a Gretna man Friday after he confessed to shooting another man during a gas station confrontation, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Deputies booked Carl Mitchell, 48, 1936 Concord Road, into Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on one count each of attempted murder, aggravated criminal damage, illegal carrying of a weapon and illegal discharging of a firearm, spokesman Col. John N. Fortunato said in a news release.

Two deputies were near Terry Parkway and Carol Sue Avenue when they heard gunshots and were immediately flagged down by Earl Alleman Jr., 32, of Gretna, who said he had been shot by a man in a gray pickup truck, Fortunato said.

Alleman told deputies that when he pulled into a gas station, a man in a gray pickup truck followed him and the two began arguing over a traffic incident, Fortunato said.

Alleman left the gas station and the man in the pickup followed him to Terry and Carol Sue, where he got out of his truck at a traffic light and began firing a handgun at Alleman, Fortunato said.

Alleman was transported to Ochsner-West Bank with non life-threatening injuries, Fortunato said.

Shortly after Alleman gave deputies a description of the shooter, a deputy stopped Mitchell, who confessed to shooting Alleman, Fortunato said.

Compiled by the New Orleans bureau