A 23-year-old woman claiming she was a Secret Service agent tried to force a teenage boy and his mother into a car as they left a medical appointment in the 700 block of Elysian Fields Avenue shortly after noon on Thursday, New Orleans police said.
After the 15-year-old boy and his mother got into an acquaintance’s car and left, the other woman followed them, rear-ended them multiple times and struck a parked car, police said. The woman then left her car in the street while “acting irrationally” and was arrested nearby, according to police.
Police identified her as Harley Himber.
In other matters recently handled by local authorities:
• A 31-year-old man was forced into his home at gunpoint, pistol-whipped and robbed of drugs about 7:10 p.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of Spain Street in St. Roch, New Orleans police said. The victim was taken to the hospital.
• The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said it arrested Rupert Morgan early Wednesday in connection with the burglary of a LaPlace business.
Deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person near the 3300 block of U.S. 51 about 1:30 a.m. and found Morgan in the back of a company truck holding a drill in one hand and boxes of drill bits in his other hand, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Morgan claimed he was getting tools for a job the next day but was unable to say what company he worked for, and deputies who called a representative of the business were told Morgan was unknown to the business, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said they later found a mountain bike and backpack with what appeared to be burglary tools. Morgan also allegedly had syringes and drug paraphernalia in an eyeglass case.
The Sheriff’s Office said it booked Morgan with possessing tools for a crime, simple burglary of a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in lieu of a $21,500 bond.
• Kenneth Martin, 45, of Slidell, received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday on charges of dealing fentanyl and heroin as well as illegal firearm possession, U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office in New Orleans said.
Martin pleaded guilty to acts that occurred between May 23, 2016, and Aug. 2, 2017, Strasser's office said. He received his sentence from U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown.
• New Orleans police on Friday released surveillance camera images of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery about 2 a.m. May 4 at Baronne and Common streets, in the Central Business District. Anyone with information was asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.