Robbery suspect sought; Wrong way driver hits school bus, and other New Orleans police news for Sept. 5

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New Orleans police are searching for a man accused of robbing a man at gunpoint about 9 a.m. Thursday at Dumaine Street and North Claiborne Avenue.

The victim was walking north on Dumaine when the robber approached from the opposite direction, pointed a gun at him and demanded cash.

The robber walked away, headed west on North Claiborne, and was last seen under the elevated Interstate 10 at St. Ann Street, police said.

He is described as a black man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall with a medium build and with a short, twist hairstyle. He has a teardrop tattoo under his left eye and two money bag tattoos on the left front side of his neck.

He wore a blue T-shirt with blue jeans and had a blue mountain bike-type of bicycle, police said.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to contact 1st District Detective Leonard Marlborough at (504) 658-6010 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Car going wrong way on street collides with bus

A driver going the wrong way on Louisa Street collided with a school bus on Thursday morning in St. Claude, sending all the students and driver to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The bus carried eight students between 16 and 18 years old, said Officer Hilal Williams, a New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman.

The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. when a Nissan Altima going the wrong way on Louisa Street hit the bus at North Robertson Street, Williams said.

The bus driver and students were treated at the hospital for neck and back injuries.

The driver of the car also was brought to the hospital and was later cited for careless operation and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street.

St. John deputies bust alleged meth cooker

A report of illegal drug activity at a St. John the Baptist Parish home landed one man in jail on narcotics drug charges.

About 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, St. John sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Millet Drive for a report of illegal drug activity, according to a news release.

Kerry Trosclair, 29, opened the door to deputies to reveal an active methamphetamine lab and several items used to make meth, the release states.

Trosclair was booked with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution and manufacture of Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, drug-free zone violation, and creation and operation of a clandestine laboratory.

A hazardous-waste disposal company was called to disassemble the lab.

Trosclair has been arrested 22 times in St. John the Baptist Parish since August 2001.

Tires, rims stolen from car in Lakeview

Someone smashed the window of a car in Lakeview early Wednesday, removed the key for the wheel’s lug nuts and stole the tires and rims, police said.

The burglary happened sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. in the 6100 block of Bellaire Drive, police said. Detectives were working Thursday to find video of the burglary.

Compiled by the New Orleans bureau