Police arrest man in 7th Ward stabbing
A 53-year-old man is behind bars, accused of stabbing another.
Details about what led to the stabbing were not immediately available, but police said it was reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of North Rocheblave Street.
Police arrived to find the 39-year-old victim suffering from a stab wounds.
Witnesses told police that Ronald Edwards was responsible for the injury and told them where they could find him.
He was booked with aggravated battery by cutting.
Edwards remained jailed Wednesday. Bail was not immediately set, according to Orleans Parish criminal court records.
N.O. police investigate three armed robberies
New Orleans police on Wednesday were investigating the following armed robberies reported on an overnight crime log:
7:16 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Washington Avenue. An unknown man walked into a cellphone store, pulled out a rifle and demanded money. The victims handed over the cash, and the robber ran away.
8:47 p.m. Tuesday in the 4800 block of Gen. Meyer Avenue. Two unknown men walked in to a Subway sandwich shop and demanded money. The cashier complied, and the robbers ran away.
Police believe the men robbed another Subway about 7 p.m. Monday in the 5100 block of Gen. de Gaulle Drive.
One robber is described as a black man with a medium to heavy build and about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6. He wore a black knit cap, black jacket, black pants and white tennis shoes.
The other robber is described as a black man with a slim to medium build an being about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6. He wore a black knit cap, blue jacket, black pants, and black tennis shoes with white soles. He wore black gloves during the first robbery and black striped stockings over his hands during the second robbery.
2:37 a.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Rue Parc Fontaine. A man walked up to a 25-year-old victim after he parked his car. The robber demanded the victim’s belongings and the keys to the vehicle. The robber beat the victim then ran away.
Two wounded in brazen shooting on I-10
A man and woman drove themselves to a hospital after they were wounded during a brazen shooting on the Interstate 10 during the weekend.
The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Sunday on I-10 east near Canal Boulevard. Police reported it Wednesday on a daily crime log.
According to the log, a 27-year-old man cut off a car. The passenger of the car that was cut off then began to shoot at the 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman who was with him.
Both victims were hit and drove themselves to a hospital.
Police did not provide any information on their conditions.
Would-be robber flees after clerk hits him
A man walked in to a Mid-City convenience store and tried to rob it but fled after the cashier beat him, police said.
The would-be robber walked in to the Shell station at 3327 Tulane Ave. about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and asked for a pack of cigarettes, police said.
As the cashier told the man the price of the pack, he pulled out a knife and demanded the cashier open the register.
The cashier refused, at which point the man reached over the counter and began to punch buttons in an effort to open it.
Fearing for his safety, the cashier hit the victim on the head, causing him to flee, police said.
Police described the man as about 40 years old, with a brown complexion, full beard and mustache and possibly being homeless. He wore a black, hooded jacket with the letters AKD MKS on the back.
In a similar incident, a man walked in to a Shell station in the 4700 block of Canal Street Tuesday afternoon and robbed it.
Police said the man walked in to the store about 4:30 p.m. and walked up to the counter with a candy bar.
When the cashier opened the register, the man reached over the counter, grabbed a handful of money and ran away.
Police described the robber as a black man about 6-foot-3 with a thin build. He wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a light-colored shirt underneath it, as well as blue jeans and black tennis shoes.
Police have not said if they believe the same man is responsible for both incidents.
Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to contact 1st District detectives at (504) 658-6010, while anyone with information on the second incident is asked to contact 3rd District detectives at (504) 658-6030.