Motorcyclist killed on Chef Menteur Highway
A motorcyclist died Friday night after colliding with an SUV on Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans police said.
A green Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 54-year-old man was crossing Chef Menteur from Werner Drive just after 6 p.m. when it collided with a motorcycle that was traveling west on Chef Menteur, police said.
The SUV overturned and its driver suffered minor injuries, while the 28-year-old male cyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.
Both drivers were taken to a hospital, where the cyclist later died.
Two arrested in Metairie school burglary
Two men have been arrested for burglarizing a school in Metairie, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday.
Andrew French, 19, and Sean Wilt, 20, both of Metairie, broke into St. Martin’s Episcopal School early Sunday morning and made off with undisclosed items, Fortunato said.
The JPSO released surveillance video of the caper on Thursday, after which an anonymous tipster fingered French and Wilt. Detective Shane Rivolo then checked the surveillance video against the pair’s Facebook profiles and concluded he had a match.
After Rivolo got a warrant for their arrest, the pair turned themselves in and were booked on one count each of simple burglary and possession of stolen property. All of the stolen items were recovered.
Covington police: Suspect used alias
One of two men arrested this week in Covington after a small arsenal was found in a car gave police an alias and was being sought by police in states on both coasts, Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz said Friday.
Lentz announced Wednesday that his officers had arrested two men in connection with threatening statements and a car full of arms found at a local convenience store.
One of the men gave police a false name, which they released to the news media. But after he was booked and fingerprinted, detectives learned that his real name is James Dakota Bond. Bond has used as many as 10 aliases and has a lengthy criminal history, Lentz said.
He faces outstanding charges in Oregon for a parole violation in connection with a robbery conviction and is wanted for questioning in New York about an assault during which his girlfriend was beaten with chains, Lentz said.
Covington police have contacted the New York Police Department as well as other federal and state agencies.
Bond has been rebooked on counts of illegal possession of body armor and being a felon in possession of a gun. He is in the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
The man arrested with Bond, David Hagan, also remains in the jail.
Police seek woman in Central City stabbing
An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman who New Orleans police say stabbed a man several times.
Just before 1 a.m. Friday, New Orleans police were called to the 2500 block of South Robertson Street in Central City.
Sharell Gonzales, 38, had been arguing with a 49-year-old man and stabbed him several times with a knife, according to a police report.
Rape reported at Jefferson Parish jail
A rape was reported about 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 100 Dolhonde St., Gretna, the address for the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday he could not offer any additional information on the incident.
Drug busts in Kenner and St. Charles Parish
Authorities in Kenner and St. Charles Parish announced a number of drug arrests.
Kenner police said Tamara Kearney, 42, was arrested Tuesday for distribution of anabolic steroids. A search of her residence in Jefferson turned up steroid manufacturing materials, packaging and a pricing ledger, police said.
In St. Charles Parish, a release from Sheriff Greg Champagne said that 36 arrests had been made over the course of an 11-month investigation targeting street-level drug dealers that ended in July.
Booking counts included distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana.
Editor’s note: An item about the arrest by Covington police of a man who gave a false name has been changed to remove the name the man gave police.