Officer, suspect injured during arrest scuffle
A New Orleans police officer suffered an injury to his arm, and a suspect was shot with a stun gun during a scuffle Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Police did not immediately identify the officer or arrested man.
The incident was reported shortly before 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Arts Street.
The officer was trying to arrest the man on a drug charge when he resisted, police said. The suspect was shot with a Taser while he resisted and suffered a “minor injury,” police said.
The officer and unidentified suspect were both treated at a local hospital, police said.
Police question, release man in Canal shooting
A man whom New Orleans police were seeking as a “person of interest” in connection with a weekend shooting was questioned and released.
The man, whom police did not identify, was sought because investigators believed he might know who opened fire on a crowd of people in the 700 block of Canal Street about 7 p.m. Saturday.
A bullet grazed a woman’s leg during the shooting. No other injuries were reported.
Police have not identified any suspects in the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 8th District Detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Police seek man in Quarter phone theft
New Orleans police are trying to identify a man they say snatched a cellphone from a woman’s hand on Bourbon Street.
The victim was trying to take a photo with her phone about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Bourbon Street, between St. Louis and Toulouse streets, when an unknown man walked up from behind and grabbed the phone, police said.
The man also took the victim’s purse and ran away on Bourbon, before turning onto Toulouse toward North Rampart Street.
Police described the robber as a black man with a dark complexion in his mid-20s and with shoulder-length braids. He wore a white T-shirt and dark pants with black and white shoes.
Police on Tuesday released a computer sketch of the man.
Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to contact Detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Cell repairman accused of video voyeurism
A Des Allemands cellphone repairman has been arrested on charges including video voyeurism and defamation after he allegedly downloaded and shared photos that were on a customer’s phone.
St. Charles Parish authorities said Cody Dufrene, an employee of Repair Dat in Luling, downloaded the photos after the victim brought her phone to the business May 13.
The Sheriff’s Office said there could be additional victims since it discovered additional photos in Dufrene’s possession.
Anyone who used the business and believes he or she might be a victim is asked to contact Detective Brad Walsh at (985) 783-1135 or (985) 783-6807.
Detectives continue to investigate the case.
Investment broker charged with wire fraud
A local investment broker accused of defrauding a client has been charged with wire fraud in federal court.
In a bill of information filed Monday, prosecutors accused Aaron Ortloff of misleading an unidentified victim by telling him his “investments were earning money, where in truth and in fact (Ortloff) was stealing” his money.
Court documents say Ortloff “created an investment statement which falsely indicated that the victim’s investments were showing profit” when they were not. “The loss resulting from the scheme totaled $191,000,” the bill of information states.
The bill says Ortloff was charged with wire fraud because he sent the false investment statements via email in interstate commerce. It says Ortloff had been doing business as Ortloff Trading LLC.
Algiers woman accused of attempted murder
A man and a woman got into an argument early Tuesday in Algiers that ended with the woman facing an attempted murder charge.
According to a daily police log, Jasmine Antoine, 23, and the 23-year-old victim were arguing inside a home in the 2200 block of Springbrook Lane in Algiers. Antoine allegedly stabbed the victim about 1:30 a.m. during the “domestic dispute,” according to the police log.
She remained jailed Tuesday evening, according to Orleans Parish Prison records. Bail was set at $25,000.