Man gunned down at apartment building
A 28-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in Central City, New Orleans police said.
The shooting was reported a little before 4:30 p.m. at Third and Dryades streets, said Officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman.
Officers arrived to find the unidentified victim at the top of a stairwell of an apartment complex.
Police late Wednesday evening released a surveillance image of a car, apparently a dark-colored Infiniti, that was seen in the area about the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man stabbed to death at St. John trailer park
St. John the Baptist Parish deputies responding Tuesday night to a report of a man bleeding in the street in a LaPlace trailer park found him stabbed to death.
Deputies were called to the 100 block of Montegut Avenue about 9:20 p.m. and found Jose Juan Rivera, 52, with a stab wound to the chest, Sheriff Mike Tregre said.
Investigators believe someone in the trailer park might have witnessed the stabbing or have other information about Rivera’s death, Tregre said. They are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 359-8477 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Two wounded, one critically, in Broadmoor
One man was in critical condition and another was wounded following a double shooting Wednesday afternoon in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
Gunfire was reported just before 3 p.m. at Gen. Taylor and South Roman streets.
Both victims were adult men. Their ages were not immediately available.
Man suspected in 14 burglaries is booked
Law enforcement agencies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday whom they identified as a suspect in 14 business burglaries discovered across the parish Tuesday morning.
Gary Howes, 54, of Baton Rouge, was arrested in Tallulah, where he’s being held as a fugitive from St. Tammany. He will be booked in St. Tammany on multiple counts of business burglary after he is extradited.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Mandeville and Slidell police departments all investigated the burglaries, which occurred in both cities and in unincorporated parts of the parish.
Business owners arrived to find their windows smashed and cash registers and video surveillance equipment gone.
Man sought in Marigny armed robbery case
Police are trying to identify a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday morning in Marigny.
The unknown man walked up to the 22- and 26-year-old victims about 1 a.m. near North Rampart and Mandeville streets and demanded their belongings. The women handed over their wallets, and the man ran away.
Police released a composite sketch of him. He is described as a black man with a dark complexion in his late 20s or early 30s, 5-feet-11 to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He wore a black knit hat and black or dark clothing.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080.
Buras man booked in drive-by shootings
A Buras man is behind bars in connection with two drive-by shootings Wednesday morning in Boothville, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Payton Andrew Granger, 18, allegedly did the shooting after an argument he had with a woman and her father earlier in the week.
Deputies responded to the shootings about 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Kelly Lane. Two occupied mobile homes were shot several times with what appeared to be small-caliber bullets, said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
One home was shot at least twice, while the other was shot at least six times. No one was injured.
Evidence linked Granger to the shooting, Becnel said, and he was questioned. He allegedly confessed and said he used a .22 caliber rifle. The shooting stopped only because the rifle jammed, Becnel said.
The first home that was struck belonged to a family that had no involvement with Granger; he fired on the second one after realizing that, Becnel said. It wasn’t clear if the second home was where the woman and her father live.
Granger remained jailed Wednesday night on charges of aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm.
Man robbed late Tuesday in Algiers
Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed a man late Tuesday in Algiers.
The victim was in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive when the men walked up to him about 10:30 p.m. and demanded his belongings. They ran away once he handed them over.
Woman sexually assaulted, robbed
A woman was sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night, New Orleans police said.
She told police the incident happened about 8:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Broad Street.
No other details were available.
Kenner man arrested after jewelry theft
A Kenner man was arrested a short time after he stole a pendant from a jewelry store, Kenner police said.
Officers were called to Raymond’s Jewelers, 4103 Williams Blvd., about 5 p.m. Wednesday. A clerk told them a man walked in and began to look at a fleur-de-lis pendant, then grabbed it and ran from the store.
Officers found the man, identified as Tajah McGee, 21, in the 1700 block of 42nd Street, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Police Department spokesman.
McGee tried to run but was caught and arrested after a brief struggle.
He was booked with simple robbery and resisting an officer. Bail was not immediately set.
Boy, 2, found dead inside bedroom
A 2-year-old boy was found dead inside his bedroom Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said.
The incident was reported about 8:45 a.m. at a home in the 1300 block of Foy Street.
Police said one of the boy’s parents went into his bedroom and found him unresponsive. The death is unclassified pending an autopsy.
Police try to ID man in Algiers armed robbery
Police are trying to identify a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery last month in Algiers.
The armed man walked up to the 49-year-old victim about 1:25 p.m. Nov. 7 in the 2200 block of Valentine Court and demanded her belongings.
She handed over her purse, and the robber ran away on Copernicus Street.
Police released a sketch of the robber Wednesday. He is described as a black man with a dark complexion, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5, about 16 years old and clean-shaven. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with red lining and dark pants.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact 4th District detectives at (504) 658-6040.
Woman seen poking men identified, sought
A woman seen on surveillance footage poking two men with an unknown sharp object in the French Quarter has been identified as 47-year-old Jeannene Meyer, police said.
Meyer is suspected of poking the men about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Decatur Street.
The men, ages 28 and 62, suffered minor cuts.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Meyer, who also uses the first names of Jeanne or Jeanie, on two counts of aggravated battery.
Anyone knowing her whereabouts is asked to contact 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080.
Police ID suspect in gas station robbery attempt
Police have identified 27-year-old Bruce Hall as a suspect in the attempted robbery of a gas station last month.
The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shell station in the 3300 block of Tulane Avenue.
Hall walked into the store and asked for cigarettes. He then pulled out a knife and demanded the register be opened, police allege.
When the cashier refused, Hall began to push buttons on the register to try to open it, police said.
The cashier then hit him on the head, and Hall ran away.
A warrant has been issued for Hall for attempted armed robbery.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact 1st District detectives at (504) 658-6010.
Man breaks into school, does not take anything
An unknown man broke into a Gentilly school late last month but did not take anything.
The man got into Mary D. Coghill School, 4617 Mirabeau Ave., about 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 through a back door, police said.
The masked man, who also wore gloves, walked around the school and left without any loot.
Police seek man who stole candy from UNO
Police are trying to identify a man who broke into a University of New Orleans dining hall last month and made off with candy.
The unknown man broke into The Cove about 8 p.m. Nov. 28, police said.
He tried to pry open cash registers but was able to get only some sweets. He also tried but failed to pry open an ATM outside the building.
He fled the area in a silver or taupe Chevrolet Trailblazer.