Woman surrenders baby boy at fire station
A Hispanic woman walked into a Metairie fire station just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday and handed over her baby, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman told firefighters she could not care for the baby.
The 3rd District Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 34 is at 1115 Mississippi Ave.
Glen Boyd, a spokesman for the JPSO, said the baby boy appeared to be in good condition, except for two bruises on his leg.
An ambulance was sent to transport the infant to a hospital for an examination.
The Department of Children and Family Services was notified.
Under Louisiana law, fire stations are among the designated “safe havens” where mothers can give up custody of children they feel they cannot care for properly.
Man shot to death at Algiers apartments
A shooting Saturday afternoon in Algiers left a man dead, New Orleans police said.
The shooting took place at the Garden Oaks Apartments in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive.
The man was shot on the second floor of the apartment complex. When officers arrived about 3:10 p.m., they found him shot multiple times to the body. He died later at a hospital.
Homicide Detective Travis Ward is investigating the incident and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.
Anyone with information also can call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Three armed robberies reported in N.O.
Three armed robberies were reported between Friday morning and Saturday morning, according to New Orleans police.
The first incident happened at 8 a.m. Friday in Mid-City. A 46-year-old woman said she was approached in the 4300 block of Banks Street by a man with a gun who demanded her property and the keys to her car. The woman complied, and the man took off in her 2002 black BMW.
The second robbery was reported Friday afternoon in the Marigny neighborhood.
A 39-year-old man was near Elysian Fields Avenue and Royal Street about 4 p.m. when he was approached by two men, police said. One pulled out a gun while the other rifled through the victim’s pockets and took his cash.
The third robbery happened about 1 a.m. Saturday in New Orleans East, police said.
A 38-year-old man was approached by an armed man who demanded his money. The victim complied.
N.O. police report two home invasions
Two home invasions were reported Friday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
A 46-year-old woman was asleep in her home in New Orleans East when two armed men broke in about noon.
The woman was awakened after the men forced their way into the house in the 10800 block of Roger Drive, police said. They fled after announcing they were law enforcement officers and were in the wrong location.
About 8:45 p.m., a 59-year-old man was beaten by four people who forced their way into his house in the St. Roch neighborhood, police said.
Three men and a woman kicked in the man’s front door in the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue and started beating him. He was taken to a hospital.
Police report two cuttings in New Orleans
Two cuttings, one of which resulted in an arrest, were reported over a six-hour period, according to New Orleans police.
Milton Samuel, 61, was arrested after a stabbing in the Bywater neighborhood about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Police said Samuel was in the 1100 block of Lesseps Street when he got into an argument that turned physical. Samuel produced a knife and cut the 63-year-old victim several times, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital.
Another cutting was reported about midnight. A 26-year-old man got into a fight with another man who broke a bottle and stabbed him in the 2900 block of Tulane Avenue.
Jefferson Parish officials investigate robberies
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported two armed robberies early Saturday morning.
A man was near Lapalco and Ames boulevards in Marrero when he was robbed about midnight. He was not injured.
Another robbery happened about an hour later in the 2300 block of L and A Road in Metairie. The victims reported no injuries.
Man, 51, wanted in case of aggravated battery
New Orleans police are looking for 51-year-old Gerald Smith after an aggravated battery Saturday morning at Downman and Dwyer roads.
Shortly after 10 a.m., Smith and the victim were involved in an argument. Smith produced a metal pipe and struck the victim multiple times on his head and face, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with multiple lacerations and possible fractures.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith on a count of aggravated battery.
Seventh District detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at (504) 658-6070.
Man cut in Marrero, authorities report
A man was cut Friday evening in Marrero, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. His wounds were not life-threatening.
The incident happened before 9 p.m. in the 700 block of Eiseman Avenue.
Suspect, 24, wanted in business burglary
New Orleans police are asking for help finding a 24-year-old man wanted in connection with a business burglary in Lakeview.
Brandon G. Powers is wanted in the May 10 burglary of Avenue Art and Framing at 910 Harrison Ave., police said.
Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the location about 2:15 a.m. When they arrived, they saw that a rear glass window had been removed. The officers and the owner of the business determined that entry had been made but no items were stolen.
During their investigation, detectives identified Powers as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant on a count of simple burglary.
Third District Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at (504) 658-6030.
Man, 24, arrested in multiple robberies
The NOPD arrested 24-year-old Terrance Washington in connection with multiple armed robberies in the Michoud and Village de l’Est neighborhoods of New Orleans East.
Washington was arrested Thursday night during a traffic stop near Hayne Boulevard and Lucerne Street. He was driving a white Jeep SUV similar to one used in the robberies.
Police said Washington is believed to be responsible for four armed robberies between May 15 and May 20 in the 4800 block of Gilbert Street, the 14000 block of Explorers Avenue, the 4800 block of Alsace Street and the 4900 block of Cernay Street.
He was booked on three counts of armed robbery and two counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Detectives believe Washington is responsible for other robberies in the same area. The 7th District Investigative unit is in charge of the investigation.