October 27, 2012
Man shot in arm, leg in Woodmere area
Harvey — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of an unidentified man in Woodmere on Thursday afternoon.
The shooting was reported shortly before 4 p.m. on Paige Janette Street, according to notice from the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was shot in the arm and leg.
Woman accused of
trying to kill cellmate
Gretna — A Denham Springs woman is accused of beating her cellmate after she failed at her initial attempt to smother the woman Wednesday.
Chasity Griffin, 23, was re-booked with simple battery by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after the incident in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. According to an arrest report, Griffin’s roommate awoke to find a blanket wrapped around her face, and Griffin trying to smother her.
The woman said when she began to fight back, Griffin started punching and kicking her. Correctional officers managed to separate the two women without incident. No information was included on the cause of the fight.
to check sobriety
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will establish a sobriety checkpoint on Friday somewhere on the east bank.
The Sheriff’s Office only releases general information about the periodic checkpoints and does not include information on actual neighborhoods. The checkpoint will last from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and drivers found to be intoxicated will be arrested.
Police: Carjacker gets ride, steals vehicle
Algiers — New Orleans police are searching for a carjacker who got a ride from an acquaintance and then stole the woman’s car.
The incident was reported near Sumner and Lawrence streets in Algiers at about 6:46 p.m. Wednesday. According to an incident log, the woman was approached by a man she knows who got into the backseat of her vehicle.
Once the man was in the car, he pulled out a gun and took the woman’s purse, money and wireless phone, according to the log. The man had the woman drive him to another location. Once they arrived, the suspect made the woman get out of the vehicle before driving away.
Man accused of lying about attack details
Metairie — A LaPlace man was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after deputies say he lied about being kidnapped after being stabbed by a transvestite prostitute.
According to an arrest report, the police were called out to a hotel in the 4400 block of Hearst Avenue after Jorge Montoya, 56, reported being stabbed during a kidnapping involving two suspects. The man initially told deputies that a woman forced him to drive her to the hotel at knifepoint, and then she and a male accomplice stabbed him when he had no money. He said the duo fled on foot.
However, police began questioning the man and found inconsistencies in story. Montoya later admitted to picking up a transvestite near his job on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans and providing that suspect a ride to Metairie. Montoya said the prostitute offered him oral sex in the car, but he refused. He claims they argued during the ride, and the prostitute stabbed him later because he didn’t have any money.
Police: Brothers tried to provoke shooting
Gretna — Gretna police have arrested two men after a bizarre incident where authorities say the two men called police out to arrest them and tried to provoke a shooting.
Obadiah Francois, 33, and Matthias Francois, 30, were booked with intimidation of a police officer and criminal mischief on Wednesday by Gretna police. Matthias also was booked with harassing telephone calls.
Gretna police were called out to the 300 block of Fifth Street because of a report that two men were selling drugs. When police arrived they found the Francois brothers and officers said Obadiah made a move as if he was going to flee.
Matthias then began reaching into his pants as if he had a weapon and then mimed shooting the officers with his fingers. Officers drew their weapons, but did not fire on the brothers.
Both men later told police that they were the ones who called officers out in order to have a confrontation.
Gretna police have had several previous encounters with the brothers, and an official said the men told officers at the scene they wanted to be shot.
Woman accused of robbery during sex
New Orleans - An Arabi woman has been arrested after New Orleans police say she tried to rob a man during sex and then called accomplices to beat him and throw him outside in his underwear.
Cheryl Vicknair, 32, was booked with armed robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and heroin possession in connection with separate incidents at a home police say she was squatting in at 1031 Egania Street. Police say they were called to a local hospital on Wednesday after man reported being beaten and robbed by three subjects.
The victim told police he was having sex with Vicknair in an abandoned home when he noticed her trying to remove money from his pants.
When he struggled with her, she called out for assistance and another man and woman came into the room and began beating the victim.
The man was thrown out into the street in his underwear and left behind $115 in his pants, according to court records.
When police went to the home, they say they found Vicknair having intercourse with another man, while drug paraphernalia and heroin were strewn about the room. Vicknair was taken into custody without incident and admitted to her role in the robbery, police said.
The victim’s clothes were also found at the home.
the New Orleans bureau