Man shot to death Friday on Louisa Street

New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man whose body was discovered about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Louisa Street in Bywater.

Officers were called out to investigate a report of a “man down” between two parked cars, according to a release from the Police Department. When they arrived, they found the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He died at the scene.

Anyone with information that can help solve this crime is asked to call homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

New Orleans police probe Algiers shooting

A 27-year-old man was shot just before 1 p.m. Friday inside a vehicle at L.B. Landry Avenue and Gen. de Gaulle Drive in Algiers, New Orleans police said.

The man was taken to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known. His 2-year-old son was in the car during the incident but wasn’t injured.

On the way to the scene, a New Orleans police officer was involved in a traffic accident at Gen. de Gaulle and Shirley Drive. The officer was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Former sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty

George Anderson, 50, has pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of contraband inside a New Orleans jail, according to a news release Friday from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office.

He was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Anderson worked as a deputy in the now-closed House of Detention facility and could be seen in several now-famous cellphone videos holding money and a can of Budweiser beer. In the videos, inmates could be seen gambling, using drugs and brandishing weapons in June and July 2009.

The videos came to light in 2013 as part of the Orleans Parish Prison consent decree litigation.

Fourteen people were indicted for possession of contraband and other crimes. Anderson was the last to plead guilty.

Phony cop scolds driver for speeding

A man pretending to be a cop apparently is pulling over drivers in Plaquemines Parish, according to the parish Sheriff’s Office.

A news release said the office was told about an incident that occurred about 8 p.m. Thursday on La. 23 in the Jesuit Bend area. A man driving a black, unmarked car with a blue light on the dashboard allegedly pulled over an unidentified driver.

The phony officer allegedly flashed an ID and a badge, but the man he pulled over could not verify them. After chastising the driver about speeding, the imposter drove off, according to the news release.

Anyone who has been stopped by the same man is asked to call Capt. Mark Plumer at (504) 564-2525.

St. John man booked on forcible rape count

A 24-year-old St. John the Baptist Parish man has been arrested for allegedly forcing an acquaintance to perform oral sex on him Wednesday.

Ron Campbell, of LaPlace, was arrested Friday by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

He was booked on a count of forcible rape.

Woman booked in St. Charles burglaries

A 36-year-old St. Charles Parish woman has been arrested in connection with a string of residential burglaries.

Ashly Chauvin, of Norco, was arrested Friday by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office on a pair of warrants issued in August.

Chauvin allegedly was involved in two Norco burglaries in which jewelry was stolen.

She was booked on counts of simple burglary and theft over $1,500.

Man may be hiding in St. John Parish

A 19-year-old St. Gabriel man wanted in connection with a May robbery and shooting that left two Baton Rouge men dead may be hiding in St. John the Baptist Parish, authorities said Friday.

Plug Lanaute is wanted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office on two counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery. He also is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department on attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery counts in a separate investigation.

Lanaute is considered armed and dangerous, St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre said. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (225) 344-7867.

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies previously arrested Charles Lanaute, 18, and Darrius Montel Miller, 21 for their alleged involvement in the Gardere neighborhood incident. The two men, along with Plug Lanaute, are accused of going to 32-year-old Orok Ironbar Jr.’s apartment in May to sell marijuana. Plug Lanaute and Miller are accused of shooting and robbing Ironbar and Russell Celestine, 31, inside the apartment.

Free child safety seat inspections offered

On Saturday, Louisiana State Police Troops L and B, the Interim LSU Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and the Banner family of car dealerships will host two free child safety seat inspection stations.

One inspection station will be at Banner Chevrolet, 5950 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans. The other will be at Banner Ford, 1943 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville.

Both inspection stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and no appointments are necessary. This service is free to anyone who wishes to have their child seats inspected and installed properly by certified child safety technicians.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented simply by properly using child safety seats, but most of the seats are installed improperly.

All State Police troop offices also are child seat inspection/fitting stations.

Four-wheeler stolen in Mandeville

The Mandeville Police Department is investigating the theft of a four-wheeler from Mariner’s Village that was recorded on the owner’s home surveillance camera at 4 p.m. Jan. 2.

The stolen vehicle is an orange 2006 Kawasaki 400cc four-wheeler.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the location of the ATV is asked to call the Mandeville Police Department at (985) 626-9711 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man shot Friday on Chef Menteur

Just after 1 p.m. Friday, a 31-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 6200 block of Chef Menteur Highway, said Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.

The victim was taken to a hospital.