Unconscious driver crashes into drugstore
A motorist apparently lost consciousness and crashed into a drug store on St. Charles Avenue about noon Monday, New Orleans police said.
The 58-year-old woman drove her Ford Ranger into the Rite Aid store at 3401 St. Charles Ave. The woman was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, but authorities said no bystanders were seriously injured.
The driver told police she temporarily lost consciousness and “cannot recall the events prior to the crash,” said Officer Frank Robertson, a police spokesman.
Carjacking reported Saturday in Gentilly
A 54-year-old woman’s car was stolen Saturday night in the 2700 block of Jasmine Street, New Orleans police said.
The woman was sitting in her car about 10:45 p.m. when a man with a gun demanded she get out. She did, and he fled in the vehicle.
Driver booked after allegedly hitting child
A Slidell man was arrested on a count of felony hit-and-run Saturday after deputies say he hit his 21-month-old cousin Friday evening, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Derrick Populus, 44, told family members about 5:30 p.m. Friday that the child was injured and lying in the driveway of the Malter Lane home, Capt. George Bonnett said. Populus did not tell them he had hit the child with his car, Bonnett said.
The child was taken to Slidell Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where he was placed in intensive care, Bonnett said. He was moved to a regular room Sunday.
When first questioned, Populus told a deputy that the child was already lying in the driveway when he arrived at the residence, Bonnett said. He was questioned again Saturday and admitted he was the one who hit the child, Bonnett said.
Populus was booked on a count of felony hit-and-run and remains in the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Bail has not been set, Bonnett said.
Two robbed Sunday in New Orleans
A 51-year-old man was robbed about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in New Orleans East, and a 23-year-old woman was robbed in the 7th Ward about 9 p.m., according to police.
The first victim was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money, and the victim complied. The incident occurred in the 7700 block of West Laverne Street.
Hours later in the 1900 block of Hope Street, a woman was talking to a friend when a man with a gun pulled up in a car and demanded her purse. She gave it to him, and he drove away.
3 stabbings happen Sunday and Monday
New Orleans police are investigating three stabbings that happened Sunday and early Monday.
The first occurred about 7:45 p.m. Sunday when a 39-year-old woman was walking to her car and saw her granddaughter arguing with several other females, according to police. The females started fighting with the woman, who was stabbed and then bitten by one of their dogs. She was taken to the hospital.
The second incident happened shortly after midnight in the 14000 block of Dwyer Boulevard. Police said a 21-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times by Jose Allen, age unknown, after a fight.
The final incident occurred about 5:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Iberville Street. A woman broke a bottle during a fight inside a bar and stabbed a 42-year-old man and a 37-year-old man, police said.
Robbery reported Monday in Gentilly
New Orleans police Monday were investigating an armed robbery that happened in the 2000 block of Gentilly Boulevard.
A man with a gun entered Jimmy’s Discount business about 4 a.m. and demanded cash from the clerk before fleeing.
Man wanted in theft of vehicle on Sunday
A man who stole a car while it was parked with the engine running outside a store is wanted by police for auto theft.
The incident occurred about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of Canal Street, according to police. The thief looked inside the 2007 Chevy Aveo, with a Mississippi license plate, and then drove off, according to police.
Juvenile arrested after burglary in N.O. East
New Orleans police arrested one juvenile and were looking for two others in a business burglary that happened Sunday in New Orleans East.
The burglary happened about 4:30 a.m. at the iStar’s Wireless store on Downman Road. Police said surveillance footage from the business showed three youths chiseling through the store’s wall. They stuffed iPhones in their pants and a backpack and fled the store, police said.
The victim of the burglary caught up with one of the youths and called police to alert them he had stolen phones in his backpack. The 14-year-old was booked on unauthorized entry, illegal possession of stolen things and simple criminal damage to property. Two others remained at large.