Man shot, wounded in Terrytown
Terrytown — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Terrytown on Friday that left one man injured.
The incident was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Parkway and Carol Sue Avenue, according to an alert from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
A man was found with a single gunshot wound to calf, and his injuries were not deemed life-threatening.
No other information was released.
Musician, cashier caught in victim’s car
New Orleans — New Orleans police arrested a Las Vegas jazz musician and New Orleans bakery cashier wanted for murder and armed robbery in Las Vegas after authorities say they were found driving the dead man’s car.
Marshan Bowden, 22, and Majunique Brown, 30, were both booked Tuesday with illegal possession of a stolen automobile and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
However, despite the relatively minor charges, both of them are being held on $700,000 bail because they are wanted in Las Vegas for murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges.
According to the FBI, which tipped local police to the duo’s whereabouts in the city, Bowden and Brown kidnapped, robbed and murdered Jason Byes in Las Vegas on Monday.
They then dumped his body on the side of an Arizona interstate, the FBI said.
An FBI agent asked local police to follow up on a lead that the vehicle was on Cohn Street, and officers saw Bowden entering it.
Authorities say several bloodstains were found in the vehicle, and the two will be extradited to Las Vegas.
Landry High student booked in shooting
New Orleans — A student at L.B. Landry High School was booked with five counts of aggravated assault after authorities say he shot up an Algiers home in August.
Cesar “Young Ces” Alvarez, 18, as implicated in the shooting on Wright Road on Aug. 6 that left a home damaged and no one injured.
Court records say Alvarez fired from the truck bed of a speeding truck in the incident.
Magistrate Court records show that some sort of love triangle and harsh words were at the core of the dispute, and Alvarez may have only been involved tangentially.
However, two girls, Krisean Adams and Tynishia Carter, who accompanied Alvarez to the residence identified him as the shooter.
Carter, an O. Perry Walker student, helped police using a picture to help identify Alvarez.
Alligator, piranha found in residence
New Orleans — An Uptown man’s decision to leave his alligator and piranha behind when he went out of town for the holidays earned him a hefty citation this week.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited Quinn Vanderbosch, 22, on Tuesday after a roommate’s report of an alligator living in the residence on Dec. 20.
Agents discovered a small alligator living in a plastic bin with gravel in the home and piranha in Vanderbosch’s fish tank, according to a news release.
Suspect found with dozens of IDs
Kenner — Police arrested a local man Wednesday, and authorities say they found more than two dozen forms of identification at his home.
The man has been identified as Victor Pabellon-Rocque, 38, but authorities say the name and age are different from the ones he used when he was deported from California several years ago.
Back then he was known as Francisco Bogarin, 42, and was deported after being convicted of several felonies.
Police arrested Rocque in connection with a 2010 burglary, but when they searched his home they found 15 Social Security cards, five permanent visa cards, two employment visa cards and five state identification cards.
Kenner Sgt. Brian McGregor said some of those documents belonged to the burglary victims, but police are investigating what Rocque used the others to do.
Houston homicide suspect in custody
New Orleans — A 21-year-old man suspected in a Houston homicide is awaiting extradition back to Texas after he was arrested in New Orleans for a misdemeanor violation.
Isaac Hilton was arrested Wednesday and remains in custody awaiting collection by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Hilton was wanted in the 2010 slaying of David Hall in northeast Houston.
According to media reports, a witness saw Hilton shoot Hall, then flee the scene firing several shots in the air.
A warrant for Hilton’s arrest was issued in May, and police have long suspected he returned to New Orleans.
Armed robbery suspect sought
New Orleans — Police are looking for an unidentified man who forced his way into an Algiers home and robbed the residents Thursday afternoon.
The incident was reported at 6:16 p.m. in the 800 block of Hendee Street.
Police say an armed man forced his way into a home with three occupants and robbed one of them before fleeing on foot.
Home destroyedin fire; no one hurt
New Orleans — A family of three lost their home in a fire Thursday night, but no injuries were reported.
Firefighters were called out to 1218 Josephine Street on Thursday after receiving a report of children trapped in a burning house.
However, when firefighters arrived they only found three adults at the residence, and they escaped safely.
CCC bridge to close for inspections
New Orleans — State officials will close portions of the Crescent City Connection bridge throughout the weekend for scheduled inspections.
The intermittent lane and exit closures will happen from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
They will affect the General de Gaulle Drive and Terry Parkway ramps and several traffic lanes.
The closures and inspections may be rescheduled pending weather issues.
Metairie couple found dead in home
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office found a Metairie couple dead in their home Thursday night, and authorities believe narcotics may have been involved in their deaths.
The incident was reported in the 1000 block of Helois Avenue, said Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff’s spokesman.
He said authorities were notified that people needed medical assistance at the home and found both victims lying dead on a bed.
A 2-year-old child also was at the home.
Fortunato said both victims were recovering drug addicts, and their deaths were ruled unclassified.
Burglary suspect left ID at site, police say
Kenner —A teenage car burglary suspect was arrested Thursday night after Kenner Police say he helpfully left behind his identification in one of the cars he ransacked.
Donald Jones, 18, was booked with five counts of simple burglary, four counts of possession of stolen things, attempted simple burglary and resisting an officer.
Jones, who reported he was homeless, is suspected in several other burglaries as well.
Police say that around 9:18 p.m., a person saw Jones pulling on door handles in the 1600 block of Hudson Street.
Police responded and had to chase Jones through several backyards.
Jones was caught with a backpack, but the real clue came from an identification card he left in a vehicle that had been burglarized, police said
Compiled by Allen Powell II of the New Orleans bureau. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.