5-week-old child, baby-sitter missing
A 48-year-old baby-sitter claimed she went to a store with a 5-week-old boy she was baby-sitting and never returned, authorities said Saturday.
The baby was identified as Tristan Cayden Douglas. His mother said she last spoke to the baby-sitter, Sarah Harris, at midday Friday.
Police said Tristan’s mother, Takisha Douglas, of Slidell, dropped him off at Harris’ house, in the 2000 block of Guerra Drive in Violet, before going to work.
The mother called Harris at 12:20 p.m. to check on Tristan, at which time Harris said she was driving to a store in the 1500 block of Franklin Avenue.
After leaving work, the mother tried to call Harris again but got no answer. In the meantime, she had to return to Slidell to pick up her other children.
Upon returning to Harris’ house, she learned that Harris had never returned home earlier in the day. After searching the area and contacting the woman’s relatives, she contacted police to report her son was missing.
Harris’s vehicle was described as a black four-door 2014 Dodge Charger with Louisiana license plate YCR602.
The mother said she has known Harris for several years, but this was the first time she had left the infant with Harris to baby-sit.
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or the FBI at (504) 816-3000.
Robbery suspect arrested in Metairie
An 84-year-old man was robbed about 7 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Bonnabel Boulevard in Metairie, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies arrested 53-year-old David Lemoine in connection with the incident. He was found Saturday on Metairie Road near the Orleans Parish line.
Lemoine confessed to robbing the 84-year-old man, the JPSO said.
NOPD makes nuisance violations arrests
The New Orleans Police Department said it arrested 28 people Friday evening for nuisance violations in and near the French Quarter.
The NOPD’s 8th District, off-duty officers with the French Quarter Task Force security detail and the Louisiana SPCA coordinated to address complaints from business owners, residents and tourists, police said.
They conducted targeted enforcement along Decatur, Royal, St. Louis and Frenchmen streets for people involved in aggressive solicitation, illegal vending and obstruction of public rights-of-way. Police said no animals were confiscated during the effort.
14 cars burglarized in Belle Chasse
Several vehicles were burglarized Friday night in the Belle Chasse area on Sherwood, Brentwood, Live Oak and Hunt drives and Avenue A, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said.
As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies had responded to 14 car burglaries at 11 residences, Greco said. All of the cars apparently were unlocked. A pistol was stolen from one vehicle.
Residents with surveillance systems are asked to review their video footage to see if it captured any suspicious people. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Victims are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 564-2525 to report any additional incidents.
Cutting reported Friday in Treme
A cutting was reported Friday evening in the Treme neighborhood, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
About 6 p.m., a 35-year-old woman was involved in an argument with a male friend, known only as Dawn, in the 800 block of North Roman Street.
Police said Dawn choked the woman, then grabbed a knife and cut and bit her. The woman also was able to get a knife and chased the man out of the house.
N.O. police report two armed robberies
Two armed robberies happened in New Orleans Friday night and early Saturday morning, police said.
The first robbery was reported in New Orleans East about 9:30 p.m. As a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were getting out of their car in the 4600 block of Downman Road, two men armed with guns approached them and demanded their keys.
One of the robbers drove away in the victims’ 2014 black Nissan Sentra; the other left in another vehicle.
Six hours later, a 31-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint in the 7th Ward.
The pair were at North Villere Street and St. Bernard Avenue about 3:30 a.m. when they were approached by a man who demanded their property. The man fled after they complied.
Editor's note: This story was corrected to note that the Sheriff's Office said the last time the baby-sitter was heard from she told the infant's mother and her boyfriend that she was going to a store in New Orleans. It's unclear if the baby-sitter actually went to a store.