Norco man booked on sex battery counts
Kenner — A Norco man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend’s daughter told Kenner police he touched her inappropriately multiple times several years ago.
Juan Carlos Canales, 31, was booked with two counts of sexual battery this weekend. Canales was arrested after a 13-year-old girl contacted police and told them that five or six years ago Canales used to come into her room at night when he and her mother lived together in Kenner. She said Canales touched her multiple times and also made her touch him.
Drug buy leaves one N.O. man shot in leg
New Orleans — A 30-year-old man told police that he was shot once during a robbery attempt while trying to purchase drugs on Sunday.
The victim told police the incident happened in the 4900 block of Downman Road shortly before noon. The victim was in the area trying to buy narcotics, when the perpetrator pulled out a gun and tried to rob him.
According to a report, the victim tried to fight for the gun, and the weapon went off. The man was shot in the leg, the gunman dropped his weapon and the victim fled to a nearby business to call police.
Dog alerts owner of burglary in progress
Kenner — The early morning hassle of letting her dogs out proved especially fortuitous for a Kenner woman after the canines sniffed out a possible thief.
Kenner police say that the incident happened on Sunday near the 2700 block of Idaho Street. A woman told officers that she let her dogs out in the morning, when one of them became extremely excited about a smell he noticed near her vehicle and took off running, according to an arrest report.
The woman chased the dog down an alley, where she saw that he had cornered Keithen Banks, 18, of Kenner. According to the report, the woman captured her dog and returned to her home, where she said that her vehicle had been burglarized and some cigarettes stolen. The woman called police and also told them about her dog’s strange behavior. When officer stopped Banks, they found the missing cigarettes, the report said. Banks was booked with simple burglary.
Robbery escalates to shooting, police say
New Orleans — Police are investigating an armed robbery that turned into a shooting on Friday night.
The incident was reported in the 6300 block of Chef Menteur Highway in eastern New Orleans. According to the NOPD’s major offense log, the victim was leaving his vehicle at about 7:44 p.m. when he saw an unknown man jumping over a nearby fence.
The victim said the man approached him, pulled a gun and demanded money. Police say the victim pulled out his own gun and fired four times, but the suspect fired three times and struck the victim in the stomach, arm and side.
Police arrest man
on marijuana count
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Metairie man with a long history of narcotics violations after deputies said they found marijuana in an unusual location during a traffic stop.
Granville Richardson, 21, was booked with marijuana possession on Saturday, but those charges were bumped up because it was his third marijuana-related arrest and he was already convicted of marijuana possession in 2007, according to an arrest report. Richardson was arrested after he was pulled over for an unspecified traffic violation near the intersection of Danny Park and the South Interstate-10 Service Road.
Deputies say that during the stop, Richardson voluntarily admitted that he was carrying narcotics and told them it was hidden in his gas tank. When deputies searched the car, they found a bag of marijuana in the gas cap. Richardson was arrested without incident.
the New Orleans bureau