Police book suspect in Broadmoor burglary

A man was arrested after he allegedly made his way into his ex-girlfriend’s Broadmoor home and attacked her, New Orleans police said.

Joseph Pitts, 35, allegedly knocked on the door of his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 3700 block of Milan Street at about 9 a.m. Monday and began to argue with the 28-year-old woman, police said.

During the argument, she suffered a cut to the chin, according to a daily police log.

Pitts remained jailed Tuesday on counts of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and criminal trespassing.

St. Tammany detectives seek shooting suspect

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s detectives have renewed their call for public assistance in locating Finney Riley, 30, wanted in connection with a shooting last month near Abita Springs.

Investigators have searched for Riley since the shooting, which happened at about noon March 29 near Eden and Spruce streets in the Abita Nursery subdivision.

Moments after the report of shots came in, detectives also were called to St. Tammany Parish Hospital, where a 23-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man’s vehicle had several apparent gunshot holes, including on the driver’s side door and window.

The victim has since recovered, but Riley remains at large, said Capt. George Bonnett, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Riley’s last known address was in Mount Hermon. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Armed robbers strike in N.O. East, St. Claude

New Orleans police are investigating two armed robberies reported late Monday and early Tuesday.

The first robbery happened at about 9 p.m. Monday in New Orleans East. Police said an armed man walked into a business in the 8400 block of Chef Menteur Highway and ordered all the employees to lie on the floor.

He made the manager open the safe, grabbed the items inside it and escaped in a Ford Taurus.

The second robbery happened at about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 3200 block of St. Claude Avenue.

An unknown man walked up behind a 22-year-old man and pushed him to the ground. He then took out a knife and took the victim’s wallet before running away.

Police did not provide a description of either robber.

Convicted drug dealer sentenced to 20 years

Authorities say a convicted drug dealer, who provided illegal drugs to street-level distributors, faces 20 years in prison.

State District Judge Stephen Grefer sentenced Larry St. Amant, 36, on Monday.

A Jefferson Parish jury convicted St. Amant on April 10 on eight counts of cocaine distribution and three counts of heroin distribution.

Prosecutors said all 11 counts involved drug dealing in June and July 2013.