N.O. man booked in robbery where a motorcycle was taken at gunpoint in St. Bernard and S.O. seeks identity of 2nd man with him; Miss teen-ager caught in Chalmette with stolen car and two loaded guns

Posted: July 19th, 2012 | Filed under: News Releases

Timothy Peters, 27, of New Orleans booked in armed robbery in Chalmette.

Timothy Peters, 27, of New Orleans booked in armed robbery in Chalmette.

A New Orleans man was arrested in St. Bernard Parish for a robbery early Tuesday, July 17, in which a motorcycle was stolen from its owner at gunpoint while stopped at a red light in Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the name of a second man involved in the robbery who actually pulled the gun on the motorcycle owner. Anyone with information on his identity should call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office at 271-2501 and they could be eligible for a reward if an arrest is made.

Also, in a separate incident, a 16-year-old Bay St. St. Louis male on probation for three burglaries was caught in Chalmette on Thursday with two loaded handguns while driving a car stolen recently in Gulfport, Pohlmann said. The teen also had a small amount of marijuana.

Timothy Peters, 27, is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of $200,000 bond set after he was booked with armed robbery in the motorcycle incident, Pohlmann said.

The sheriff said Peters admitted driving a Chevrolet Chamaro which was pulled up next to the motorcycle owner about 1 a.m. at a stop light on Claude Avenue at a side street in Arabi. A male passenger jumped out of the car with a gun and took the cycle after threatening its owner, Pohlmann said.

Peters, who denied he was part of the robbery although the man with the gun got out of his vehicle, said he didn’t know the man’s name and didn’t know he was going to rob the motorcyclist.

Pohlmann said Peters and his vehicle were sought after his license plate number was seen as he drove away and headed toward the New Orleans line after the robbery.

The vehicle was registered to someone else but Peters was eventually traced as driving it that night and he was arrested in New Orleans with the cooperation of NOPD, Pohlmann said.

In the arrest of the juvenile, the teen-ager, whose name wasn’t released because he is a minor, was stopped in Chalmette after the vehicle he drove was discovered to be reported stolen, the sheriff said.

Deputy Brian Canepa spotted him driving in a parking lot and tried to stop the teen, who fled toward Paris Road where he ran a stop light and headed north toward New Orleans. He soon lost control and went off the road and was arrested, Pohlmann said.

The boy had two loaded handguns, including one on the driver’s seat, when he was stopped. He was booked into the St. Bernard juvenile detention center on charges of possession of stolen property, aggravated flight from an officer, with being a juvenile in possession of firearms, possession of marijuana and possession of firearms in combination with a controlled dangerous substance.

Mississippi authorities were coming to St. Bernard to investigate.