Police officer fires gun at man in Algiers
A New Orleans police officer fired his weapon at an armed man in Algiers on Wednesday afternoon when he feared his life was in danger, the department said.
The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Horace Street.
The officer believed his life was in danger and fired at the man, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.
Police did not provide any information about why the officer thought he was in danger.
No one was injured, but the man at whom the officer fired was brought to the hospital since police believe he swallowed drugs, Robertson said.
Police Department regulations require the officer’s discharge of his weapon be investigated.
Teen suspects arrested in Uptown carjackings
A 16-year-old and an 18-year-old are in police custody, accused of committing two armed carjackings in the Uptown area.
Police allege Joshua Womack, 18, and a 16-year-old boy held up a woman Sept. 2 while she sat in her car in the 5000 block of South Saratoga Street.
One of the suspects held a gun to the woman’s head and demanded she get out of the car while the other suspect grabbed her purse and ran away. The suspect who held the gun drove off in the car, police say.
Police did not say what roles Womack or the teen are suspected of playing.
On Saturday, officers pulled over a car in the 2100 block of Caton Street in Gentilly for traffic violations.
Womack was in the driver’s seat but ran away when the officer who stopped him went to run Womack’s license, police said.
The car was determined to be the one stolen from the woman on South Saratoga Street.
Police found Womack on Monday at a home in the 3400 block of Eagle Street.
He was booked on a warrant for possession of stolen property.
During questioning, Womack allegedly confessed and he was booked with armed robbery.
The 16-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday. He also allegedly confessed to investigators he took part in the South Saratoga carjacking and had taken part in another on Aug. 30 in the 8100 block of Spruce Street.
The teen was booked with two counts of armed robbery.
Deputies book woman for alleged false report
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman for allegedly making up a story about being robbed of her food stamp card in the parking lot of a Marrero grocery.
April Terrebonne, 32, of Lafitte, called deputies to the parking lot of the Sav-A-Lot in the 5300 block of LaPalco Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and said a man named “Fuzzy” robbed her of the card, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Terrebonne told deputies that Fuzzy took the card, then drove away.
During the investigation, detectives noticed inconsistencies in Terrebonne’s story about what happened, Boyd said.
She agreed to an interview at the Sheriff’s Office’s Investigations Bureau and admitted on the way there she had not been honest with investigators about what happened.
Terrebonne told investigators she previously gave the card to Fuzzy to pay a debt and he had not given it back.
Terrebonne was booked with false swearing and on an outstanding attachment.
Victim named suspect in LaPlace shooting
St. John the Baptist Parish authorities arrested the third suspect Tuesday in a shooting two months ago in LaPlace.
Carlshane Dennis, 24, of Reserve, was booked with attempted second-degree murder and possession of stolen things over $1,500. His remains jailed on a $275,000 bond, Sheriff Mike Tregre said in a news release.
Police allege he was involved with a shooting July 24 in LaPlace.
About 10:13 p.m., deputies responded to the 1700 block of Creole Street to investigate a report of gunshots in the area.
They found a 24-year-old man had arrived at the River Parishes Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his chest. That man was later identified as Dennis.
Authorities said a fight happened between Dennis and Deshennen Alexander about a stolen vehicle in which Dennis rode. The two exchanged gunfire with each other during the fight.
Oliver Young, 19, and Alexander, 22, both of Gretna, were previously arrested in the case.
Young was booked with accessory after the fact to attempted murder. He was out of jail on $500,000 bail, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Alexander was booked with attempted second-degree murder. He remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.
Two suspects arrested in N.O. East burglary
Two men are in custody after they broke into a New Orleans East home on Tuesday night and hit a woman in the face.
According to police, Corey Galle, 36, and Michael Galle, 39, forced their way into a home in the 7000 block of Bundy Road about 7:55 p.m. in which three women and two men were staying.
The Galles were searching for a man named Dave, according to police.
Michael Galle hit one of the women in the face before she and the other people were able to escape the home.
Police arrested the Galles a short time later.
Corey Galle was booked with aggravated assault, six counts of aggravated burglary and simple battery.
Michael Galle was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm and six counts of aggravated burglary.
Both men remained jailed Wednesday night, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office records.
Two teens accused of Chalmette store fire
Two St. Bernard Parish teens were arrested in an arson and burglary earlier this week at a Chalmette remote-control car-racing business.
Michael Riedel, 18, of Violet, and Brandon Ricouard, 17, of Chalmette, allegedly broke into the Victory Lane Hobby Shop early Monday while looking for money, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Pohlmann said the robbers took $30 and a memory card for a digital camera before they set the business on fire to hide the break-in.
Deputies found the memory card, which had photos of the race track, in the suspects’ possession after someone tipped deputies off about suspicious people behind a Chalmette business on Tuesday evening.
The suspects told deputies they were selling cell phones to a business that buys the phones, Pohlmann said.
The phones they sold were identified as having come from a car burglarized Tuesday morning.
An effort to torch the car failed when the fire went out, Pohlmann said.
Detectives found the memory card in a motel room where the suspects had been staying.
One of the owners of the race track identified the photos of the business as those he had taken, Pohlmann said.
“It was good police work and everything fell into place,’’ Pohlmann said of the investigation.
Riedel allegedly admitted to both burglaries, the arson fire and the attempted arson of the car. Riedel said
Ricouard was also present, Pohlmann said.
Riedel and Ricouard are being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison with bonds set at $76,000 each. They are each booked with two counts of burglary, arson, attempted arson and possession of stolen property.
the New Orleans bureau