New Orleans Police and Fire briefs for Dec. 6, 2012

Motorcyclist killed in downtown crash

A 27-year-old man was killed after colliding with a car late Tuesday night in downtown New Orleans.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, died at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Claiborne shortly before 11 p.m. Police say the man was northbound on a motorcycle on Tulane Avenue when he came to the intersection and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound on South Claiborne Avenue.

No citations have been issued in the incident.

Two booked in bar robbery, third sought

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has two men in custody who authorities say robbed a Metairie bar Monday, and they are searching for one more suspect in the case.

Investigators say Daniel Shaw, 18, and Henry Chairs, 21, were involved in a robbery at the Turtle Bar on Karen Street at about 7 p.m., said Glen Boyd, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Chairs is accused of being one of two gunmen who entered the establishment and stole money and property from patrons and bar employees.

Lance McIntyre, 21, is accused of being the other gunman, and police are still searching for him.

Rape of mentally ill woman reported

New Orleans police are investigating the rape of a mentally ill woman at an Algiers home.

The woman told police she was detained inside of a home in the 1200 block of L.B. Landry Avenue on Tuesday morning, then sexually assaulted. No other details were released on the incident.

Police: Man offers ride, robs women

Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who apparently offered to help two intoxicated residents get home and then robbed them.

The incident was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of St. Ann Street, according to police records. A woman told police that she and a friend were intoxicated and were trying to get home. A man offered to help them, and the victim accepted.

She said she offered the man money for his kindness, and he then pulled out a gun and robbed her.

Burglary suspect finally captured

A Kenner man who has given police more than a dozen aliases, and once engaged in a three-hour standoff, was arrested Monday.

Victor Luis Pabellon Roque was booked with two counts of simple burglary and illegal possession of stolen property in connection with several burglaries in the city.

Kenner police say Roque, who is in the country illegally, has used 19 aliases during multiple contacts with police for narcotics, weapons and theft violations.

According to an arrest report, Roque once engaged in a three-hour standoff with police when he locked himself in the bedroom of a home and tried to hide behind a bed.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau