Woman and dog treated after pit bull attack, and other area police news _lowres

New Orleans police are trying to identify this man wanted in connection with the burglary of a home in the 2600 block of Soniat Street on Wednesday.

Woman, dog treated after pit bull attack

A Slidell-area woman who was walking her miniature collie in the Belair subdivision was attacked by two pit bulls Wednesday morning, and both she and her dog were treated for bite wounds suffered in the attack.

The victim was on a walking trail near Hunters Point Road when two pit bulls approached and began attacking her dog, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The dogs turned on her when she tried to stop them, and a neighbor who heard her screaming came to her aid. He shot at the pit bulls with a 9 mm pistol, killing one and wounding the other.

Sheriff’s deputies found the owner of the pit bulls, 22-year-old Leonard Harvey, 3031 Golden Drive, and issued him a misdemeanor summons for violating the parish leash law. St. Tammany Parish Animal Services took the wounded pit bull, which Harvey decided to have euthanized.

The woman was taken to Slidell Memorial Hospital to be treated for bite wounds to her left arm and left leg. The collie was taken to a local veterinary clinic.

Man arrives at hospital with gunshot wound

A man arrived at an area hospital Friday evening and said he had been shot in New Orleans, police said.

Police did not say which hospital the man went to, only that it was not in Orleans Parish.

Police said they did not immediately know the exact location of the shooting but believe it took place somewhere in the NOPD’s 5th District, which includes parts of Gentilly, Bywater, St. Claude, St. Roch, Desire and the Lower 9th Ward.

Police seek to identify man in Uptown burglary

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted in connection with the burglary of a home in Uptown.

The burglary happened Wednesday in the 2600 block of Soniat Street, police said.

In surveillance video obtained by detectives, the man can be seen trying to kick open the front door before climbing into the home through a back window. Once inside, he ransacked the home.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to contact 2nd District Detective Michael DiMarco at (504) 658-6020 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Autopsy finds no trauma to man dead in park

An autopsy found no trauma to the body of a man found dead Thursday in Torres Park in Chalmette, but no specific cause of death was determined either, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Investigators hope toxicology tests will reveal what killed Gary Casey, but results from those tests could take weeks.

The 53-year old Chalmette man was found on steps next to a rock structure in Torres Park.

There was no indication of foul play at the scene and no sign that anyone else was involved, the sheriff said, adding that investigators suspect Casey’s death might have been caused by something he ingested.