A 33-year-old Jefferson Parish woman stated that a white male entered her vehicle in Metairie, punching her in the back of the head and forcing her to drive to the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The man then allegedly raped the woman twice before driving away in her vehicle. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone having any information is asked to contact Detective Pertuis at 985-783-1135.
Mysterious van reported near pair of schools
Last Friday, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls from teachers at both Norco Elementary and Sacred Heart School about a white male video-taping children at recess from a gold colored mini-van.
“From time to time, we get reports like this,” Champagne said. “There is no proof that these people were up to no good. We are watching the area close just in case to see if we can find the vehicle.”
Upon receiving the calls on Friday, Champagne said deputies responded quickly to the area but were unable to locate a vehicle fitting this description. Authorities then alerted other schools and school officials in the area.
At no time did the man get out of the van, nor did he approach anyone.
•Audrey Mitchell, 21, of 250 Schoolhouse Road in Killona was arrested on April 17 and charged with aggravated battery.
•Tira Jones, 28, of Westwego was arrested on April 17 on warrants for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
•Melissa Tamporello, 18, of 834 Barreca St. in Norco was arrested on April 19 and charged with simple burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Ross Graft, 19, of 2140 Fairview Dr. in Port Allen was arrested on April 19 and charged with simple burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Sierra Matthews, 18, of 229 West Hoover in New Sarpy was arrested on April 19 and charged with simple burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Colton O’Connor, 19, of 406 River Oaks Dr. in Luling was arrested on April 19 and charged with simple burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Leonard Dooley, 18, of 125 Gail Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on April 19 and charged with armed robbery.
•Terry Landry, 17, of 323 C Ormond Meadows Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on April 19 and charged with armed robbery.
•Rocky M. Stephens, 35, of 404 Kellogg Dr. in Luling was arrested on April 17 and charged with DWI, two tail lights, improper lane use and open container.
•Nelson J. Mendoza, 32, of 32 Bonura Dr. in St. Rose was arrested on April 18 and charged with DWI, careless operation (2 counts), hit and run (2 counts), operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the U.S., no driver’s license and open container.
•Charlie E. Wade, 46, of 3912 South I-10 Service Rd. W. Apt. 167 in Metairie was arrested on April 19 and charged with DWI and improper lane use.
•Gerry R. Tinney, 45, of 430 Monsanto Ave. in Luling was arrested on April 23 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.
•Mary E. Boyd, 64, of 205 Vidal St. in Ama was arrested on April 22 and charged with DWI, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and on a St. Charles Parish attachment.
•A CD player and iPod, with a total value of $750, was stolen from 229 Easy St. in Luling on April 21.
•A 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, valued at $7,000, was stolen from 131 Ann Lane in St. Rose on April 21.
•A 32-inch television, valued at $427, was stolen from 827 Milling Ave. in Luling on April 22.
•A 19-inch television, valued at $450, was stolen from 187 Longview Dr. in Destrehan on April 22.
•Two televisions, three watches, a laptop computer, a DVD player, total value of $2,203, were stolen from 831 East Hoover in New Sarpy on April 22.
•A television, a computer, two Playstation 2s, and a radio system, total value of $4,000, were stolen from 314 Talbot Dr. in Luling on April 22.
•A Bobcat, valued at $2,900, was stolen from 499 Davis Dr. in Luling on April 22.
•A .380 caliber handgun, total value $142, was stolen from 304 River Ridge Drive in Boutte on April 24.
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