October 17, 2012
Gretna man booked on terrorizing counts
Gretna — A 48-year-old Gretna man has been arrested after, the FBI says, he threatened to blow up the Waterford 3 nuclear plant because he was upset about his electric bill.
William Dugas was booked with two counts of terrorizing and resisting police by force on Thursday and remains in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in lieu of $25,000 bond. Dugas was investigated by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mandeville Police Department and FBI.
According to a complaint in filed in federal court, Dugas called the Louisiana Public Services Commission on Wednesday to complain because he didn’t like the hurricane-related surcharges that were added to his bill. He left voice messages informing the commission that because he was a new customer and because Entergy received insurance payments, he shouldn’t be charged extra.
Dugas also said that if the situation wasn’t corrected he would blow up the Waterford plant and everything else in the United States. When Dugas didn’t get a return call despite leaving his name and telephone number, he called again to say that he was going to start killing people if he didn’t get a call back, the complaint said. He called a third time while the FBI was at the Public Service Commission investigating the case, and again made threats against the reactor and said he would slam the president of Entergy’s head into his desk.
But according to an arrest report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived at his home on Azalea Street in Gretna, he actually begged them to kill him. He then rushed an officer who had his weapon drawn but was subdued without injuries. He later told officials that he never planned to carry out his threats, but he just wanted some attention.
Kenner man accused of brandishing gun
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Kenner man on Friday after authorities say he waved around a gun because he was tired of people running on his street.
Angel Velazquez, 42, was booked with aggravated assault, theft between $500 and $1,500 and simple burglary on Friday. Velazquez was arrested in the 6500 block of Park Manor Drive in Metairie and has since been released from custody.
According to an arrest report, deputies were called out to the area by residents who said that Velazquez kept yelling at them as they ran around in the street. He wanted them to stop their play, and when they refused, he retrieved a handgun and began waving it at them, the report stated. Velazquez was arrested without incident.
Police ID, cite man toting deer carcass
Mandeville — A Mandeville man caught on camera lugging a deer carcass away from someone else’s property has been identified by the Mandeville police and cited for trespassing.
Guy Babin, 48, was brought in for questioning after police received an anonymous tip that he was the hunter seen pulling a deer through woods in the Sanctuary subdivision in Mandeville on Oct. 8, said Lt. Gerald Sticker, a police spokesman. Police caught Babin’s activities on a motion-activated game camera and also found a bow and digital camera in the woods.
Sticker said Babin has a valid hunting license but was still cited because he did not have permission to be on the property.
N.O. police identify victim of shooting
New Orleans — A man who was killed during a quadruple shooting while he celebrated his birthday was identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Monday.
Gregory Foley, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the body in a shooting that also left three women wounded on Saturday night. Foley was celebrating his 34th birthday that night. New Orleans police say they found Foley lying in the 1500 block of Lafreniere Street at about 11 p.m. They were searching for a silver vehicle seen fleeing the scene after the incident, but no motive or suspects have been released.
Anyone with information can contact Homicide Detective Jacob Lundy at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Unidentified man sought in battery
New Orleans — Police are looking for a man who broke another man’s jaw and eye socket during a fight at a Bourbon Street strip club last month. They are also looking for a woman who accompanied him.
The incident was reported Sept. 7 in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, according to police. They say that shortly before 5 a.m., the victim was involved in an argument with another man that ended with the victim being beaten so badly he was left unconscious. Police described the wanted man as a white man about 6 feet tall, with a thin build and tattoos on his neck, arms and legs. He was seen with an unidentified white woman with long dark hair leaving the scene.
Anyone with informaton can contact Detective Michael Flores at (605) 658-6707 or at email@example.com. A video of the incident can be viewed at http://youtube/ftKwTrAg_ZE.
the New Orleans bureau