New Orleans area police reports for March 23, 2013

1 man killed, another shot, near Treme

Police are looking for clues in the killing of an unidentified man in Treme on Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street shortly after 4 p.m., according to Officer Frank Robertson.

Police found an unidentified man lying facedown in a lot, and a 39-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the foot.

No other information was released in the incident.

Homicide victim ID’d as local teenager

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified a 16-year-old boy as the homicide victim found fatally shot in Pontchartrain Park on Thursday afternoon.

Keshawn Dell was discovered shortly after 6 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds to the body near railroad tracks at the intersection of Prentiss Street and Providence Place.

Dell was found by a resident who heard what sounded like fireworks in the area and went out to investigate. The resident contacted an off-duty officer who lives in the area and was the first on the scene.

Woman, 25, accused
of attempted murder

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman Friday after authorities say she stabbed one woman and tried to stab another.

Anissa Daggs was booked with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault after an incident reported Friday morning in the 6700 block of Tara Lane in eastern New Orleans.

Officer Hilal Williams said Daggs had a fight with a woman in the area and then armed herself with a knife and began chasing a 22-year-old female victim. That woman managed to escape without injury, but Daggs then returned to the area and stabbed a 24-year-old woman several times, Williams said.

That victim is in stable condition.

Daggs was arrested on the scene.

Ex-deputy booked
on new charges

A former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing electronic equipment while on the job is now accused of stealing weapons that had been reported stolen.

George Hernandez, 54, was initially arrested in February after investigators followed up on a tip that he’d been stealing equipment while working in the department’s Property and Evidence division.

During a search of Hernandez’s Slidell home, officials recovered some of that equipment.

Hernandez was rebooked Thursday with three counts of theft of a firearm because authorities found three guns they say he also stole.

According to an arrest report, Hernandez was pocketing stolen weapons that had been recovered by investigators. He was then falsifying department records to show that the weapons had been returned to their owners. However, investigators found that one of the owners was dead when Hernandez claimed to have returned the gun, and security video showed a lie in another case.

Hernandez had been with the JPSO since 1997.

Man, 23, admits
to meth distribution

A 23-year-old Thibodaux man admitted to burying more than two kilograms of methamphetamine in a sugarcane field to hide it from authorities.

Chase Robichaux pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine in federal court Friday. Robichaux could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, although that is unlikely.

According to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente’s office, Robichaux received 2,000 grams of the narcotic from a California source. He collected the drugs from a hotel in Thibodaux, but later buried them when he learned he was being investigated.

Robichaux eventually took police to the sugarcane field after being taken into custody.

Man, 66, accused of waving gun at driver

A Harvey man was arrested Thursday after he told authorities he flashed a 9-millimeter handgun at a fellow driver to “defend his car against speeders.”

Robert Miguez, 66, was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm, according to an arrest report.

A driver contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after he said Miguez flashed the weapon at him in the 2200 block of Lapalco Boulevard after the victim admitting to tailgating Miguez.

When a deputy stopped Miguez on Peters Road, he admitted to waving the gun and said he felt threatened by the man’s speeding.

The deputy recovered the loaded weapon on the dashboard.

Postal worker, 28, accused of theft

A 28-year-old postal worker was charged with embezzlement Friday after authorities say she stole $450 from an envelope.

Chanel McGinnis of New Orleans is accused stealing the cash from a letter addressed to a Metairie resident. The theft allegedly happened in February 2011.

Compiled by Allen Powell II, New Orleans bureau