Father almost drowns in Lake Pontchartrain
A man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after almost drowning while trying to rescue his two children from Lake Pontchartrain, according to Officer Hilal Williams, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department.
Williams said two children were playing on the steps near the lake in the 1800 block of Lakeshore Drive about 11 a.m. when one of the children, 8, fell in.
The other child, whose age is unknown, jumped in after the 8-year-old, as did the father, Williams said.
She said a bystander then jumped in the lake as well, pulling the children out.
The father did not surface, according to Williams, and was found underwater by two firefighters after the Fire Department responded to the scene.
She said EMS technicians were able to revive the man, who was taken to a hospital.
The children were checked out at the scene and were not hospitalized, according to Williams.
Three armed robberies reported in Jeff Parish
Three armed robberies were reported late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Jefferson Parish, according to records from Jefferson Parish 911 headquarters.
About 11 p.m. Saturday, a man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Hooter Road in Bridge City. He suffered minor injuries.
About 2 a.m. Sunday, a man was robbed at gunpoint in the 6200 block of Field Street in Marrero. He was not injured.
About 5:40 a.m., a man was robbed in the 9000 block of West Bank Expressway in Westwego. He was not injured.
Man wanted for aggravated assault
New Orleans police are searching for a man they believe threatened a woman with a gun and shot up a man’s car on Friday.
Police said Jarrell Guy, 27, placed a handgun to the rear of a woman’s head at an undisclosed location and threatened her about 6 p.m. He then got in a black Chevy Tahoe and confronted a man, firing four times at his vehicle and hitting it three times, police said.
Police said Guy, a previously convicted felon, is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of illegal use of weapons and a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with information about Guy’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. There is a $2,500 reward for information leading to his arrest and indictment.
Police search for two in credit card fraud case
New Orleans police are looking for two people they believe stole a woman’s credit card in April in the 600 block of Loyola Avenue, according to Officer Hilal Williams, an NOPD spokeswoman.
Williams said the suspects gave the victim a ride to her hotel in their silver or gray Nissan Versa hatchback April 8. The victim later discovered her credit cards were missing. Williams said the cards were later used in the French Quarter.
Williams said investigators believe the suspects live in the New Orleans area.
Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Woman killed in car wreck on Sunday
A woman was killed in a traffic wreck late Sunday, according to NOPD Officer Hilal Williams.
She said the incident happened about 7:15 p.m. at Delery Street and St. Claude Avenue. No additional information was available.
Shooting reported in Treme area Sunday
Someone was shot about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of North Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said. No further information was available.