New Orleans-area police briefs for April 24, 2013

David Joseph Murray
David Joseph Murray

Two N.O. homicide victims identified

Authorities have identified two men who were shot and killed during separate incidents Monday.

Lionel Hackett died during a triple shooting in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Police said Hackett and two other men were near the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Tupelo Street about 1:30 p.m. when a car pulled up and the driver opened fire.

Hackett died at a local hospital. The other two victims, a 50-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, did not have serious injuries, police said.

Monday’s second homicide victim has been identified as Tyrone Daniels, 36.

Police said Daniels was found about 3:50 p.m. lying in an alley alongside a home in the 600 block of Tupelo Street.

He died from a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111 or (877) 903-7867.

Police nab 2 armed robbery suspects

Police arrested two men early Tuesday for their alleged role as armed robbers.

About 3:50 a.m., the victims, a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, were near the intersection of St. Ann and Bourbon streets when two other men robbed them at gunpoint, police said.

The victims flagged down an officer and gave him a description of the robbers.

Police spotted men who matched the description and arrested them after they were found to have the victims’ property.

Police did not identify the 21- and 19-year-old suspects.

Man accused of 5 robberies in 4 days

Police arrested a 20-year-old man they claim robbed eight different people in four days in the French Quarter.

Terrell Tucker was booked with five counts of armed robbery in connection with a spree of thievery from April 17 to April 20, according to a news release from police. That release accuses Tucker of robbing people on Dumaine, St. Ann, Burgundy and Gov. Nicholls streets. Police were able to develop a composite sketch that led them to Tucker, who was spotted by detectives in an area near the robberies. The release states that Tucker was arrested on unrelated charges and then picked out of a lineup by victims.

Man accused of rape
of girl under 13

A Denham Springs man is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a girl younger than 13 that lasted for at least a year.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office announced it arrested David Joseph Murray, 45, and booked him with two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of molestation of a juvenile and three counts of sexual battery. Authorities were notified of the crime by a relative of the victim and confirmed Murray’s involvement through DNA testing, according to a news release. He’s being held at the St. Tammany Parish Jail on $600,000 bond.

Tip leads to seizure of drugs, 1 arrest

A tip from the public led New Orleans police to a drug cache at a Carrollton home that contained marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills, according to a news release Tuesday.

Police reported that they seized 773 grams of marijuana, less than a gram of cocaine and 22 prescription pills from a home in the 1100 block of Cambronne Street. In connection with the seizure, police arrested Richie Ford, 34, and are searching for Jacob Miller, 34, and Thomas King, 39.

Man accused of torching exes’ things

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man was booked with simple and aggravated arson by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after authorities say he set fire to two vehicles and a home after bad break-ups.

Glenn Mayne was arrested on Monday after authorities collected him from jail in East Baton Rouge Parish. According to an arrest report, Mayne set fires near Gretna on May 18 and June 17 after breaking up with a 17-year-old boy and 21-year-old man he was dating. In the incident in May, the fire to a luxury SUV eventually spread to a home where the teenager lived with his mother and 5-year-old sibling.

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the New Orleans bureau

Man held on count
of molesting girl, 5

A 5-year-old girl told authorities that a Lafitte man molested her after using his wireless phone to lure the girl to his lap, according to an arrest report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Clint Brenckle, 51, was booked with sexual battery Monday. The girl told investigators that after Brenckle used a game on his phone to get her to sit in his lap, he rubbed her bare genitals, the report stated. Brenckle later admitted to the incident while being questioned by detectives, the report stated.

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the New Orleans bureau