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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor

Email: bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

Office: (504) 712-2252

Date: 11/1/2013

River Ridge man with pending drugs charges arrested again after chase

 

Kenner- A River Ridge man with pending narcotics charges has been arrested a third time in many months after leading officers on a short vehicle chase. 

 On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Broderick Obiekwe, 25, of 319 Providence Lane, River Ridge, was arrested and charged with flight from an officer, illegal possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine 14.2 grams, and resisting an officer. 

 At approximately 10 p.m., Thursday, Kenner Police Officers attempted to stop a 2004 Mercedes S430, in the 600 block of Filmore Street due to a traffic violation (illegal tint 30% front windows), at which time the driver, Broderick Obiekwe refused to stop for the marked police units and continued into the 300 block of Providence Lane.  On Providence Lane, Obiekwe abandoned the vehicle he was driving and attempted to flee on foot.   Officers chased Obiekwe on foot into the 9000 block of Corwin Street, where he was captured and resisted arrest.  Once in custody Obiekwe was found to be in possession of 14.2 grams of crack cocaine. 

 Obiekwe is known to the Kenner Police Department.  On August 15, 2013, Obiekwe was arrested by the Kenner Police Narcotics Investigations Division, after he lead detectives on a short chase into the 2100 block of Maine Avenue.  At the time; Obiekwe was charged with possession of crack cocaine, violation of the CDS law (school zone) and a traffic violation (stop sign).  

 Obiekwe again was arrested on September 14, 2013, and charged with possession of marijuana .4 grams, possession of heroin (residual amounts), and traffic violations (proper equipment on vehicle and proper signaling). 

 At the time of this press release, Obiekwe remains in custody, no bond has been set. 

 Chief Steve Caraway encourages anyone with information concerning this incident, or anyone possessing or distributing illegal narcotics/ synthetic drugs to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, Kenner Police Drug Hotline (504) 466-3073, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.  Officers Paul Carmouche and Andrew Scott are in charge of the investigation involving Obiekwe.  Kenner Police Department website:  http://www.kennerpd.com

 

 

 
 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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