Police: Grandparents attacked in 7th Ward
A 14-year-old girl choked her 71-year-old grandmother, causing her to have a heart attack, and then beat her 66-year-old grandfather before fleeing the scene Friday night, New Orleans police said.
Police responded to the 1500 block of North Galvez Street about 11:45 p.m.
A warrant has been issued for the girl, who will be booked on attempted murder, police said.
20-year-old dead from gunshot wound
Just before noon Friday, police found a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in an empty lot in the 2400 block of Montegut Street near the Press Street railroad tracks.
Marcel Coleman, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Woman feared in danger in St. Tammany
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating a woman who was last seen Wednesday and may be in danger.
On Wednesday, Lacey Richardson, 40, left her two juvenile daughters at their residence in Abita Springs with her boyfriend’s mother. Richardson was last seen leaving the residence alone, driving a 2004 brown Ford Explorer with Louisiana license plate XTG795.
She has not been seen or heard from since, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday night.
Leland Childress, 37, her boyfriend, has a documented history of domestic violence during their eight-year relationship, the Sheriff’s Office said. It said Childress may be driving a beige Chevy S-10 pickup with Louisiana license plate X189759.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Richardson or Childress is asked to call 911 in St. Tammany Parish or Detective Carli Ferrell at (985) 276-1349.
The Sheriff’s Office said Childress is wanted for aggravated battery/domestic abuse battery/sexual battery on a juvenile. It said he is listed as having violent tendencies and is on parole.
Body found Saturday in Industrial Canal
Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, the NOPD reported that a body had been found by the Industrial Canal locks, near the St. Claude Avenue bridge.
Woman reports rape in Central City
A 30-year-old woman reported that a male acquaintance sexually assaulted her on Danneel Street in Central City.
The report was received about 9 p.m. Friday.
The man, also 30, was later arrested and booked on a count of aggravated rape.
Plaquemines Parish crime down 10 percent
Sheriff Lonnie Greco reported that overall crime for Plaquemines Parish for the first quarter of 2015 was down by 10.2 percent compared to the same time period in 2014.
He said violent crimes (homicide, rape, robbery and assault) were down by 17 percent. Total property crimes (burglary, theft and auto theft) decreased by 5.7 percent.
This marks the third year in a row that overall reported crime in Plaquemines Parish was down in the first quarter. In 2012, total crimes in the first quarter numbered 186, and in 2013, the number was 179.
Based on those figures, it equates to a decrease in crime of 29 percent and 26.3 percent, respectively.