81 kilos of cocaine seized in Plaquemines
Agents in Plaquemines Parish seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.
With an estimated wholesale value of $4.5 million and street value of $18 million, it’s the largest such seizure in parish history, Sheriff Lonnie Greco said.
Greco said his office’s narcotics agents, working from an anonymous tip, made the seizure at an undisclosed location in the parish.
A photo released by the Sheriff’s Office showed more than 80 individual packages.
28-year-old sought in fatal double shooting
The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Delvin “Boom” Wilson, 28, in connection with the double shooting that claimed the life of 39-year-old Lenard Reese and injured a 2-year-old boy Tuesday in the 1700 block of Laharpe Street.
Officers found the man and toddler shot on the porch of a residence about 5 p.m. Reese died at a hospital; the boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to the thigh.
Homicide Detective Barret Morton is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300. Or anyone with information may call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man arrested minutes after Broadway robbery
New Orleans police arrested 26-year-old Jose Orellana early Friday just minutes after they said he robbed a couple in the 1300 block of Broadway.
Just before 3 a.m., a man and a woman were walking when Orellana approached them. He placed an object in the man’s back and demanded his property, police said. He then grabbed the woman’s purse and tried to flee.
However, the couple tackled Orellana and grabbed the object from his hand, which turned out to be a rivet punching tool. They held Orellana on the ground until the police arrived and placed him under arrest.
He was booked on two counts of armed robbery and second-degree battery.
Man’s body found in Lake Pontchartrain
The body of a man was recovered from Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans East about 4 p.m. Thursday, New Orleans police said.
The body was recovered by members of the NOPD Dive Team near the shoreline at Crowder and Hayne boulevards.
The unidentified man’s death remains unclassified.
Cops: Teenage girl stabs girl in Algiers
One teenage girl stabbed another a block from Landry-Walker High School on Thursday afternoon.
Police said the victim, 17, was walking near Hendee and Socrates streets when she noticed that she was being followed by three other girls.
One of them, 16, approached and stabbed her. The 16-year-old was arrested, police said.
Slidell man arrested in child porn case
A Slidell man was arrested on 100 counts of possession of child pornography, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office said.
Timothy Kooney, 50, was booked into the Slidell City Jail. He faces 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.
The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit, Slidell Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations.
Police seek persuasive talker in car theft
The NOPD has issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Deshawn Breaux, who is accused of stealing a Dodge Charger from a French Quarter hotel parking garage in the 400 block of Dauphine Street on Aug. 16.
Breaux walked into the garage about 2:45 a.m. and tried to convince the employees that the Charger was his car. After nearly an hour of talking, he was handed the keys and drove away in a 2015 silver Dodge Charger with Tennessee license plate number U1917C.
Breaux was identified from surveillance video. Once apprehended, he will be booked with auto theft, police said.
Two armed robberies reported Thursday
Armed robbers struck victims in two separate incidents Thursday, the NOPD reported.
First, a 38-year-old man was approached by someone with a revolver at Mandeville and North Rampart streets about 11 a.m. The robber punched the victim in the head, knocking him down, and fled with his cash, cellphone and keys.
Police described the robber as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches and 175 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants.
About 10:30 p.m., two women, both 24, were approached in the 3300 block of St. Charles Avenue by an armed man who demanded their property. They complied, and he fled.
Coroner identifies badly burned body
A man found dead in a burned car near Sun on Thursday has been identified as Travis Adair, 33, of Bogalusa.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Adair died of asphyxia due to smoke inhalation. He was identified via a comparison of dental records.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.