New Orleans area police reports for Dec. 12, 2012

Gretna man accused of burglary, damage

A Gretna man was booked with aggravated burglary and simple criminal damage to property after authorities say he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home, beat her and flattened her tires.

Terry Havies, 34, remains in custody in lieu of $260,000 bond. Havies was arrested in the 1900 block of Lafayette Street after authorities say he forced his way inside the victim’s home and beat her.

Woman arrested
after restaurant flap

A New Orleans woman was arrested Friday after authorities say she spent hours drinking at a Metairie restaurant and then became belligerent when the wait staff told her she’d had enough.

The incident was reported in the 4400 block of Veterans Boulevard at Serrano’s Restaurant, according to an arrest report. The wait staff told deputies that Dwan Boutan, 23, drank for roughly eight hours at the restaurant and became angry when she was told she could no longer be served alcohol.

The report says Boutan struck a restaurant employee, resisted police when they were called and began kicking the patrol car window when arrested. She was booked with disturbing the peace, two counts of battery of a police officer, aggravated battery, simple battery, taking possession of a business and attempted criminal damage to property.

2 suspects arrested, third sought in killing

A day after police sought the public’s help in locating three suspects connected to an Algiers homicide, officers were able to arrest two of the suspects, although the third remains at large.

On Sunday, police announced the arrests of Desmonique Reed, 18, and Erin Joseph Doucet, 17, in connection with the fatal shooting of Fernando Eyzaguirre on Nov. 25 in an Algiers parking lot. Police believe the victim was killed for his car, which was later recovered in Mississippi.

Reed was booked with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and carjacking, while Doucet is accused of being a principle to first-degree murder and carjacking. Police are still looking for Milton Wilson, who is wanted for carjacking and first-degree murder. Several other arrests had already been made in the case.

Police say man cut; suspect arrested

Police officers responded to an aggravated battery by cutting call at 1:18 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Bell Street, arresting the alleged cutter on the scene.

Police said that the victim and perpetrator were involved in a verbal altercation that ended with the perpetrator grabbing a knife and cutting the victim on the right wrist and ring finger.

Women held hostage; Harvey man booked

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a Harvey man held his girlfriend hostage for roughly eight hours after breaking into her home early Sunday morning.

Bert Turner, 33, was booked with home invasion, domestic abuse battery involving strangulation, false imprisonment, resisting a police officer and two counts of battery of a police officer. According to an arrest report, Turner broke into the victim’s home around 3 a.m., choked her and then forced her to lie in bed with him.

The victim tried to escape, but Turner captured her and forced her back inside, the report said. She finally left the home around 11 a.m., when Turner left to visit a friend and she was able to contact police. When deputies tried to arrest Turner, they say he became violent and had to be subdued.

Police report man robbed at gunpoint

A man was robbed Saturday at 12:44 a.m. as he was walking near Bienville and North Tonti Street, police said.

A stranger walked up to the victim, brandished a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, between the ages of 28 and 33 with a dark complexion, short hair, a chubby face and a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans, police said.

State trooper injured during stop on I-10

KENNER — A Louisiana State Police lieutenant was injured while getting out of his marked SUV on Interstate 10.

Trooper Melissa Matey said Lt. Robert Hodges was struck Saturday when a driver swerved onto the right shoulder in an apparent effort to avoid upcoming slowed traffic.

Hodges is being treated at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Matey said Kirby McCaskill, 20, of Donaldsonville, was driving a car in the left lane of the highway. Troopers say traffic in front of McCaskill began to slow down, and he swerved into the right lane and right shoulder.

As Hodges was leaving his vehicle, standing between the door and the SUV frame, troopers say, McCaskill’s car struck Hodges and the driver’s door of the SUV.

Charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

Gretna woman injured in break-in

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion early Sunday morning that left a woman bruised.

The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Bellemeade Boulevard in unincorporated Gretna. The woman reported that someone broke into her home and beat her, leaving bruises on her head and eye. Authorities did not release an additional details on the incident.

Compiled by the New Orleans bureau from staff and wire reports.