One dead, one injured in stabbing in Algiers
A stabbing early Tuesday in Algiers killed one man and injured another, New Orleans police said.
Police were called to the 1300 block of Flanders Street about 3 a.m. and found both victims inside a home suffering from multiple stab wounds.
A 40-year-old man died at the scene. The other victim, a 45-year-old man, was being treated at a hospital. Authorities did not identify either man.
Detectives are trying to identify a suspect and motive.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact homicide Detective Robert Bachelder at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man sold stolen items on eBay, police say
Barnes & Noble is a superstore, housing large stocks of books, movies, music and magazines. But according to Mandeville police, one employee treated the Mandeville store like his own personal warehouse, taking more than $46,000 worth of merchandise — mostly DVDs and novels — then selling them online and pocketing the proceeds.
Between September 2011 and July of this year, 32-year-old Tomas Santamaria stole more than 700 items and sold them on eBay through fictitious accounts he set up, Lt. Gerald Sticker said.
An investigation resulted in the Sept. 23 arrest of Santamaria, who was booked on counts of money laundering, computer fraud and theft.
Judge denies bail for teens arrested in death
A judge on Tuesday denied bail for two teenagers booked in connection with the fatal shooting of a Domino’s Pizza delivery man last week.
Shane Hughes and Rendell Brown, both 16, each face a count of first-degree murder. They are accused of gunning down 35-year-old Richard Yeager after he dropped off a pizza early Sept. 22 in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street.
The teens, whose cases were moved this week to adult court from Juvenile Court, could face a life sentence if convicted.
Arrest made in robbery attempt, shooting
A woman is behind bars for her alleged role in an attempted armed robbery and shooting in New Orleans East, and police continue to search for an unknown accomplice.
Samantha Jones, 24, and her accomplice are believed to have knocked on the door of a home in the 13000 block of North Lemans Street about 4 a.m. Sept. 21 and pointed a gun at the man who opened the door.
They demanded the victim’s property, police allege. He had nothing of value, so Jones shot him in the leg and fled with the unknown man, police said.
The victim was treated at a hospital.
Jones was arrested hours later and booked with attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery, public intoxication and on a probation violation. She is on parole until March 2017 for theft over $500 and illegal possession of stolen things.
The unknown accomplice is described only as a white male.
Convicted sex offender fails to register in Jeff
Jefferson Parish authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for a man who has failed to register as a sex offender.
Attempts by authorities to locate Kenneth Lee Smith, 33, have been unsuccessful, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
He has been wanted since May 7, Fortunato said. Investigators believe he may be in the company of relatives or friends who are helping to hide him.
Smith, who also goes by Kenneth L. Jackson or Kenny L. Smith, was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile. The victim in that case was 14, Fortunato said.
Smith has prior convictions for failure to register as a sex offender and illegal possession of stolen things.
He is described as a black man, 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, with black hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911, the U.S. Marshals Office at (504) 589-6872 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man booked in illegal carrying of firearm
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of illegal carrying of a firearm.
Police said they saw Dwayne Martin toss a fully loaded handgun onto the ground when he saw them approach about 8 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Dale Street.
Police book alleged copper thief in act
New Orleans police arrested a man allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper Tuesday.
Police received a call about 10:30 a.m. reporting that a suspicious man was going into the backyard of a home in the 4800 block of Corinne Street with a hand truck and wire cutters.
Police found Thomas Williams, 29, in the yard with a circuit breaker and copper piping on the ground. He was booked with theft and attempted theft of copper.
Police believe he burglarized one other home in the block.
Boy, 13, accused of raping girl, also 13
One teen raped another Monday night, New Orleans police said. According to a daily police log, the 13-year-old female victim was raped by a 13-year-old boy. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Cambronne Street, police said.
Armed man robs woman in Quarter
A man robbed a woman at gunpoint as she walked in the French Quarter early Tuesday, New Orleans police said.
The 31-year-old victim was near North Peters and Bienville streets about 1:30 a.m. when the robber demanded her purse. She handed it over, and he ran away.
JPSO SWAT team to hold explosives training
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team will conduct explosives training at 8 a.m. Wednesday, spokesman Glen Boyd said. The training will take place in the 3600 block of Hessmer Avenue, where the Sheriff’s Office plans to build a new 1st District station.