Man, 55, gunned down inside Algiers home
A 55-year-old man was shot to death inside an Algiers Point home early Friday, New Orleans police said.
The victim, identified as Robert Collins, was found shot inside a home in the 400 block of Homer Street about 7:30 a.m.
Police did not immediately identify a suspect or motive in his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Maggie Darling at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man cut colleague with ax, police allege
Police arrested a man Thursday morning after he allegedly cut a colleague with an ax.
The cutting stemmed from an argument that Roger Zelaya, 29, and the 42-year-old victim got into about 10 a.m. in the 6300 block of Ransom Street, police said.
The disagreement became physical when Zelaya grabbed an ax and swung it at the victim, who was treated at a hospital.
Zelaya was booked with a count of aggravated battery, according to Orleans Parish Prison records.
Police seek suspect in robbery of two teens
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old man and two unknown men wanted in connection with an armed robbery in New Orleans East.
Frank Bell, 18, and the two other men allegedly robbed a 14-year-old boy and his 16-year-old friend about 9 p.m. Sept. 21 in the 12100 block of the north Interstate 10 service road.
The robbers, who used handguns, fled after the teens handed over their belongings, police said.
Anyone with information on Bell’s whereabouts or the identity of his accomplices is asked to contact Detective Michael Shonndell Fields at (504) 658-6070.
Port Sulphur man, 22, suspected in burglaries
A Port Sulphur man is behind bars, suspected in two Jesuit Bend burglaries that happened less than a week apart last month.
The suspect, Nathaniel Rose Jr., 22, was on supervised release from two different states when the crimes occurred.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office suspects Rose in a Sept. 29 break-in at a home in the 100 block of Naomi Drive and another one six days earlier at the Microtel Hotel in the 14700 block of La. 23.
The victim in the Naomi Drive incident told investigators she found Rose, whom she identified through a photo lineup, inside her home. He told her he was “seeing if anyone was home,” then ran away after the woman called 911. She reported she was missing $30.
In the earlier incident, the victim said he saw Rose leave his hotel room. He confronted Rose, who said he “accidentally went in the wrong room.” The victim then found two cellphones and $50 missing from his room.
Rose allegedly admitted entering the two premises during an interview with detectives but denied taking any property.
Rose, who surrendered to Plaquemines Parish authorities Monday, was booked with simple burglary and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
At the time of that arrest, he was on parole from Mississippi on a theft charge and from Evangeline Parish on a simple robbery charge.
The Sheriff’s Office said it believes Rose may be responsible for other Plaquemines Parish burglaries or thefts that have not been reported. They also believe he may have been assisted by an accomplice, said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Anyone who may have been a victim or who can provide information on Rose’s possible accomplice is asked to contact Detective Brett Taylor at (504) 564-2525 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Police seek woman in Home Depot theft
Police are searching for a woman in connection with a recent theft from a Home Depot store in Central City.
Alisha Jeanpierre, 25, is suspected of taking three power drill sets from the store in the 1100 block of South Claiborne Avenue about 9 p.m. Oct. 2.
Police said she was recorded on surveillance video selling the tools to a Jefferson Parish pawn shop on Oct. 6.
Anyone with information on Jeanpierre’s whereabouts is asked to contact 6th District Detective Martin Smith at (504) 658-6060.
Man, 18, arrested in Algiers armed robbery
New Orleans police have arrested a teenager suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint Thursday evening.
Terrance “Boogie Fat” London, 18, is suspected of robbing the victim of his cellphone about 5 p.m. near Saux Lane and Socrates Street in Algiers.
Police who responded to the call found London near Newton and Hendee streets. He was taken into custody without incident.
He had the victim’s headphones in his possession but no longer had the cellphone, police said. The gun he allegedly used also was gone.
London was booked with one count of armed robbery.
Suspect booked in robbery, beating
Police have arrested a man suspected in a beating and armed robbery of a 59-year-old man Thursday night in Algiers.
Chris Wilson, 20, and two other men on bicycles rode up to the victim about 9:30 p.m. near Saux Lane and Socrates Street, police said.
One of the men hit the victim with his gun and demanded his money. The other two men hit the victim with their fists.
The victim fell to his knees, and one of the men took his cash. The men fled on their bicycles.
Officers saw the suspected robbers riding their bicycles on Lawrence Street. As they approached, the men fled, but Wilson was caught and arrested. The victim identified him as one of the men who had robbed him.
Wilson was booked with armed robbery, use of a firearm in a robbery and aggravated battery.
Armed men rob three Loyola students
Three Loyola University students were robbed early Friday in Faubourg Marigny.
The victims — two 19-year-old women and a 20-year-old man — were walking near Touro and North Rampart streets about 4:10 a.m. when two men armed with handguns walked up to them and demanded their money.
The victims handed over their cash, and the robbers ran away.