New Orleans area police briefs for March 7, 2013

Hit-and-run victim ID’d as Gretna man

A man who was struck and killed Tuesday afternoon during a hit-and run accident on Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans has been identified as a 21-year-old Gretna man.

Shawn Dabenport was riding his motorcycle in the left lane of the eastbound upslope of the highrise about 2:30 p.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a tractor-trailer in the middle lane, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.

Dabenport was ejected, and the tractor-trailer did not stop. Paramedics pronounced Dabenport dead on the scene.

An autopsy and toxicology tests are pending.

Fatality Investigator Richard Blackmon is leading the investigation.

Man hit officer,
ran away, police say

Police are searching for a man they say punched an officer in the face while the officer was trying to handcuff him.

The man, identified in a daily police log as Kevin Brumfield, 24, was in a Pontiac Grand Prix that officers pulled over about 7:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Broad Street for not having a license plate.

After the officers pulled Brumfield over, he got out of the car and began to walk away, according to police. The officers told Brumfield to walk back toward them, which he did. As they tried to put handcuffs on him, a woman got out of the car and tried to stop the arrest, at which point Brumfield allegedly punched one of the officers in the face, according to the log.

The officers arrested the woman, whom they did not identify. Brumfield got away, according to the log.

The officer who was hit was treated at Tulane University Medical Center and later released.

A warrant has been issued for Brumfield’s arrest.

18-year-old arrested
in stabbing incident

An 18-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly cutting a man during an argument.

Police said that Sidney Tyler got into an argument with another man inside a home in the 5100 block of Wentworth Drive about 3:50 a.m., according to police. During the argument Tyler grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim in his left shoulder, according to the log.

The victim was brought to a local hospital in stable condition. Police arrested Tyler in the home.

East N.O. raid nets
2 suspects, drugs

Police seized hundreds of grams of heroin with a street value of about $100,000 and arrested two people during an early Wednesday raid of an eastern New Orleans apartment.

Roland Mason, 26, and his girlfriend, Liza Glover, 32, were booked with possession with the intent to distribute 200 to 400 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to Officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman.

Flot said a search warrant was executed about 5:30 a.m. at the apartment in a complex in the 5100 block of Bundy Road.

In addition to the drugs, officers also found drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, plastic sandwich bags and cash, Flot said.

The raid happened after Seventh District detectives received information from a person about drug activity inside an apartment, Flot said.

Compiled by

the New Orleans bureau