New Orleans area police briefs for Dec. 18, 2012

N.O. man killed
Monday afternoon

Police are investigating a homicide at the intersection of Delachaise Street and Lasalle Street on Monday afternoon.

The shooting was reported at 3:45 p.m. The victim died after being transported from the scene for treatment. No information was immediately released about the victim.

Playground shooting wounds one man

Police are investigating a shooting at an eastern New Orleans playground on Sunday night that left an unidentified man wounded.

New Orleans police were called out to Digby Playground in the 6600 block of Virgilian Street around 8 p.m. Sunday. A man told police he was at the park when he heard several gunshots.

The victim began running to his vehicle but realized he’d been shot in the knee. No other information was released on the incident.

Argument blamed
for shooting Sunday

An unidentified man told police he was shot in the face after an argument late Sunday night.

The incident was reported around 11:19 p.m. near the intersection of Bienville Street and Marais Street. According to police, the victim was walking to a store in the neighborhood when he saw three men he’d argued with earlier that night.

The man said he heard several gunshots and realized he’d been shot in the face. However, the wound was only a graze wound, and the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Metairie men booked
in burglary attempt

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men after authorities say they tried to kick in the door of a home and then began shooting.

Lawrence Johnson Jr., 42, and John Carr, 47, were booked Saturday with attempted aggravated burglary, aggravated criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm and controlled dangerous substance. Both men remain in custody.

According to an arrest report, Johnson and Carr tried to force their way into the home of Carr’s neighbor in the 1300 block of South Dilton Street in Metairie.

Residents there told authorities that the men tried to kick in the front door, but it had been barricaded closed. The two men then moved to a rear door, where they eventually opened fire with two weapons, the report said.

No one was injured, and Johnson and Carr were arrested shortly after the incident was reported. Authorities recovered two weapons.

Gretna man accused
of beating girlfriend

A violent argument between a Gretna couple earlier this month resulted in the arrest of a Gretna man on Sunday.

Gretna police arrested David Whipple, 31, and booked him with domestic abuse battery after authorities say he terrorized his girlfriend and urinated on her Dec. 10.

According to an arrest report, Whipple and the victim where arguing when Whipple became enraged and started breaking furniture at the victim’s home.

He then started beating her with a belt before punching her in the back and ribs, the report said.

Finally, the report said Whipple began spitting on the woman and then urinated on her. Whipple fled the home but was arrested a week later without incident.

Road rage incident alleged in arrest

A Kenner woman was arrested this weekend after authorities say she chased down another vehicle and broke the windows with a crowbar because the driver spilled a drink on her car.

Ranisha Batiste, 31, was booked with two counts of aggravated battery, simple criminal damage, driving on a suspended license and several other misdemeanor charges. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Batiste chased down another vehicle, squirted lotion on the windshield and then broke the windows with a crowbar because the other driver mistakenly poured liquid on her car.

No serious injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred in the 6600 block of Veterans Boulevard.

Siblings accused
of running meth lab

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff has arrested a Boothville brother and sister because, authorities say, they were cooking methamphetamine at their Boothville trailer.

Deputies and firefighters were called out to the trailer of Jennifer Cone, 28, and Jeremy Cone, 27, Saturday after receiving reports of smoke and a strong chemical odor.

Authorities say Jennifer Cone tried to convince investigators that everything was fine but was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Jeremy Cone was arrested for the same reason, and then authorities searched their trailer and found materials needed to cook methamphetamine.

Investigators believe the Cones were using the “shake and bake” method, which allows the quick manufacturing of methamphetamine in plastic bottles using common items.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau