Officer suspended for alleged solicitation

New Orleans Police Department officer Ananie Mitchell has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested Monday and accused of soliciting a prostitute, the NOPD said Tuesday.

The NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau received a tip about Mitchell on Feb. 24 and launched an investigation.

Mitchell is a five-year veteran of the force, most recently assigned to the Gang Task Force.

St. Bernard deputy arrested, resigns

A St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, who allegedly attacked his wife and an Orleans Parish sheriff’s deputy Saturday night, resigned Tuesday.

Detective Sgt. Paul Miller, 42, was initially suspended and then resigned Tuesday, according to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office. Miller was a 16-year-veteran of the force and had been a detective since 2007.

He allegedly pushed his wife inside the J.W. Marriott Hotel on Canal Street, according to New Orleans police. When an Orleans sheriff’s deputy tried to help, Miller slapped him, according to police.

The Orleans deputy then handcuffed Miller until police arrived.

Miller was booked on domestic abuse battery, simple battery, battery of a police officer and public intimidation. His bail was set at $20,000.

Two wanted in armed robbery in Algiers

New Orleans police are asking for assistance in locating two men wanted in an armed robbery and aggravated second-degree battery Sunday in Algiers.

An unidentified 27-year-old man phoned Marc Brown, 30, about 4:30 p.m. to pick him up at the ferry landing. They agreed to have a few drinks in Algiers Point. Brown and an unknown man arrived and picked up the victim.

When the unknown male driver approached Morgan and Seguin streets, Brown allegedly produced a handgun and struck the victim several times on the head. Brown and the other man then allegedly stole his money and pushed him out of the vehicle onto a parking lot next to the ferry and drove away.

Fourth District detectives are in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6040.

One arrested in Central City shooting

New Orleans police arrested a man in a drug-related shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning.

About 12:30 a.m., John McCoy, 46, approached a 39-year-old man at Danneel and Josephine streets, pointed a gun at him and demanded drugs, according to police. When the victim tried to stop McCoy from fleeing, McCoy shot him, police said. He was arrested at the scene. The victim’s status is not known.

McCoy was booked on attempted second-degree murder and several drug and gun charges. His bail was set at $74,000.

Man shot Tuesday morning in N.O. East

A 47-year-old man was shot Monday morning in New Orleans East.

Officers found the man in the 7200 block of Chef Menteur Highway about 6:30 a.m. They took him to a hospital but were unable to interview him.

The man was in stable condition, police said.

Carjacking reported in the 7th Ward

A 64-year-old man had his car stolen Tuesday morning in the 7th Ward.

The victim was approached in the 3500 block of Pauger Street about 11:45 a.m. by an armed man who forced him from his vehicle and then fled in the car.

NOPD seeks person of interest in shooting

New Orleans police are asking for help locating a man wanted in relation to a shooting in New Orleans East.

About 7 a.m. Sunday, officers found a man shot in the 5900 block of Robin Street.

The individual police are looking for is not a suspect at this time. He can be seen in video at

Seventh District Detective Donald Sharp is running the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6070.

Man robbed while walking from grocery

A man was walking home from a grocery store when an armed man robbed him Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. in the 8500 block of Hickory Street. The 33-year-old victim gave up his belongings and the robber fled.

Man said to kick open door in N.O. East

An armed man forced his way into a home in the 7600 block of Alabama Street in New Orleans East on Monday night, police said.

Dwight Mitchell, 34, allegedly knocked on the door about 11 p.m. As a 29-year-old woman opened the door slightly, Mitchell kicked it open, according to police. Mitchell and a 26-year-old man got into a fight, and this man was able to wrest a gun away from Mitchell, who fled, police said.

Man arrested over filing false police report

New Orleans police arrested a man for filing a false police report related to an alleged armed robbery on Feb. 22.

Kyle Thomas, 20, initially told police that he was involved in a car crash at South Broad and South White streets, and that the driver of a red Porsche Panamera stole his shoes and money.

After interviewing witnesses, detectives determined the incident didn’t occur, and Thomas ultimately admitted that he invented the collision and robbery, police said.

Thomas was booked on one count of false swearing for the purpose of violating public health or safety.

Kenner man arrested in two robberies

A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Kenner for allegedly robbing a gas station and convenience store.

Elvin Ordonez-Ordon walked into the Kwik Saver in the 2500 block of West Metairie Avenue on Saturday and grabbed a drink, Kenner police said. When the attendant took his money, Ordonez-Ordon allegedly jumped on the counter and, after a brief struggle, stole the money from the register before fleeing, police said.

On Sunday, Ordonez-Ordon allegedly robbed a Shell gas station in a similar fashion but was arrested while fleeing. The station is in the 3500 block of Williams Boulevard.

He was booked on two counts of simple robbery.