New Orleans area police briefs for Jan. 4, 2013

Arrest made in parking lot shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marrero man accused of shooting up a car containing a young child after arguing with the girl’s father.

Paul Delagueronniere, 26, was booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon on Wednesday. According to an arrest report, Delagueronniere is accused of opening fire on a man and his 9-year-old daughter outside of a Marrero business after he and the man argued.

The report said that Delagueronniere and the victim argued in the business’s parking lot before Delagueronniere left the scene. The victim told authorities that when Delagueronniere returned, he walked up to the victim’s vehicle and shot at least seven times, shattering two windows.

Delagueronniere left the scene but was later captured by police in a nearby neighborhood.

No one was injured in the incident. Investigators did not recover a weapon but did find .45-caliber bullets in the suspect’s vehicle.

Stabbing victim had been dead for hours

An elderly man found stabbed to death inside his Mid-City apartment on New Year’s Day had been dead at least 12 hours, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

Edward Richardson, 83, was the city’s second homicide victim of 2013 and was found inside his apartment at a senior living facility on Tulane Avenue around 7 p.m. Chief Investigator John Gagliano said it appeared that Richardson had been dead between 12 and 20 hours before his body was discovered.

Police have not released a motive or suspects in the stabbing.

Reward increased in 2013’s first homicide

Crimestoppers announced a $5,000 increase in the reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the fatal shooting of Antonio Llovet, 28, on New Year’s Day.

Llovet was found shot to death in the 2300 block of Dreux Avenue inside of his home. Crimestoppers Executive Director Darlene Cusanza said that an anonymous donor added $5,000 to the standard $2,500 reward offered by Crimestoppers to push the total reward to $7,500.

Man accused
of molesting child

A Kenner man was arrested Wednesday after a 4-year-old boy told police that the man fondled him.

Michael Letto, 35, was booked with sexual battery and an aggravated sex crime. In several interviews, the child said that Letto improperly touched him and had the victim touch Letto.

The incidents occurred from June 2012 to October 2012, according to an arrest report.

4 teenagers arrested after target practice

Four Marrero teenagers were arrested Wednesday after authorities said a witness saw them firing weapons near a major street and local business.

Jordan Craddock, 17, Jared Schaub, 17, Skye Daigle, 17, and an unidentified minor were arrested in the 8000 block of Barataria Boulevard. They were booked with illegal use of a weapon and illegal possession of stolen firearms.

Craddock was booked with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, while Schaub and Daigle were booked with selling a weapon to a minor.

Police said they received a report of four men standing outside of a silver Honda Civic and shooting weapons near a gas station in Barataria.

The witness said the men were about 100 yards from the business and were shooting back toward Barataria Boulevard, according to an arrest report.

By the time deputies arrived, the suspects were gone, but they were stopped nearby by a state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officer.

When that officer questioned the men, they told him they had been shooting guns and showed him the weapons in the rear of the car.

The men were using rifles and a shotgun.

Police identify robbery suspect

Police are searching for a 26-year-old man they say is responsible for a robbery of a local convenience store on Monday.

Detectives need the public’s help in locating Anthony Fields, 26, who is wanted for armed robbery, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. Police said Fields robbed a business in the 3000 block of Bienville Street on Dec. 29.

The store’s owner said that a man came into the business around 9:15 a.m., jumped over a counter and demanded money while waving a gun. When the victim refused, he said, the man began striking him on the head with the gun.

Police said the robber got away with $500 in cash. Fields already was on parole for simple burglary.

Mother seeks help finding teenager

The mother of a 16-year-old girl missing since Dec. 27 is asking anyone with information on her daughter’s location to please come forward.

Mickell Brieana Montgomery was last seen in the 1600 block of Caton Street at her father’s home. Her mother has not had any contact with her since then and has become concerned about her safety. Montgomery is a black girl who stands 5-feet 1-inch tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

She has stars tattooed on her wrist and was last seen wearing a blue jacket, grey jogging pants and brown boots.

Mother names son in purse snatching

A Marrero man accused of purse snatching was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after his mother pointed to him as the culprit.

Sheriff’s spokesman Glen Boyd announced the arrest of Louis Noel, 43, on Thursday. Noel is accused of snatching a woman’s purse as she left a Harvey business on Dec. 28. Authorities were able to capture Noel on camera following the victim shortly before the purse snatching.

Boyd said Noel is a frequent patron of the business and was recognized by someone there. When detectives went to Noel’s home, his mother identified him from a surveillance photo, and authorities found some clothing that was also seen in the video.

Compiled by the
New Orleans bureau