Motorcycle crash kills one, police say
A 66-year-old man died Sunday in a motorcycle crash on South Choctaw Drive, a police spokesman said.
Nicholas Albano, 11062 Chalice Drive, was thrown from his 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster at about 11:30 p.m. after he failed to negotiate a curve in the 13700 block of South Choctaw and hit a concrete barrier, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.
Albano hit another concrete barrier before landing in a parking lot, Stubbs said. Albano was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Stubbs said Albano was wearing a helmet, and alcohol
and speed do not appear to have been a factors in the crash.
in man’s shooting
Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man accused of shooting another man Sunday evening after trying to rob him of his cellphone, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Leo Terrell Paul, 17, is wanted for attempted first-degree murder, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Paul went to a friend’s home on Glen Echo Drive and demanded the friend’s cellphone, Hicks said.
Paul shot the man after he refused to give up the phone, she said.
The victim was hit in the leg and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Hicks said.
Detectives believe Paul fled the scene in a white sport utility vehicle, possibly with commercial tags, she said.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Deputies investigate vehicle burglaries
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several vehicle burglaries in the Greenwell Springs Road area and have a photograph of a suspect from one of the crimes, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
The suspect in the photograph is described as a black man wearing a white tank top and shorts.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Authorities book 4 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Sharon Frank, 57, 11902 Rose Brier Park Drive, Houston, Texas, first-offense DWI, driving too slow, driver’s license required, drinking in a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Kevin Hendricks, 30, 22258 J.L. Parson Road, Springfield, first-offense DWI and disobeying police officer.
- James McMahon, 31, Spring, Texas, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
- Eric Jackson, 35, 1574 Louisiana Ave., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and disobey red light.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225)388-0369.