Arrest made in Port Sulphur looting cases
Port Sulphur — Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office has booked a former Port Sulphur resident with looting in connection with thefts following Hurricane Isaac.
Kaci Rene Proute, 22, of Algiers, was arrested earlier this month in connection with reports of looting from homes and sheds in Port Sulphur that were damaged during the storm, according to Commander Eric Becnel, a sheriff’s spokesman.
The incidents happened on Milan Drive and Caroline Drive and included the theft of a generator.
Last month, the Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Billy Saunier, who lives on Caroline Drive, as a suspect in several lootings in the area.
Investigators also are searching for Derek Fruge, 27, and Holden Sylve, 19, in connection with lootings in the area. Fruge also lives on Caroline Drive.
Becnel said authorities recovered a television, handgun, tools, jewelry and fishing rods during a search of Saunier’s residence last month.
He said investigators believe Fruge fled to Livingston Parish. Anyone with information on Sylve or Fruge can contact Detective Sharon Cross at (504) 564-2525 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Two men wounded in Central City N.O.
New Orleans — New Orleans police are investigating two unrelated shooting in Central City on Wednesday that left two men hospitalized.
Both incidents were reported in the department’s Sixth District, which is a hot spot for violent crime.
The most recent happened shortly before 7:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of South Liberty Street.
Police were called out to the scene and found a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the chest and face.
The victim was able to walk around shortly after the shooting and was listed in stable condition.
About four hours earlier, police were called out to the 2400 block of South Claiborne where a 46-year-old man was found lying on the median with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and legs.
That victim was taken to a local hospital, where he also was in stable condition.
Police are still investigating both incidents.
Anyone with information on the incidents can contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Compiled by the New Orleans bureau