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  • Man held at gunpoint bails out of car in front of police officer: NOPD

    05/23/2018 4:31:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies ^ | 5/22/18 | Hanna Krueger
    A man who held a 39-year-old man at gunpoint in New Orleans and told him to drive to a location was arrested after the driver bailed out the vehicle in front of a Westwego police officer, according to court records. On Wednesday (May 16) around 3 p.m., Elvis Jackson, 31, met the 39-year-old in the parking lot of a Walmart at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway, police said. Once inside the vehicle, Jackson allegedly pulled out a gun, stole $100 from the driver and instructed him to drive to the home of a man named "Bo." The driver began to drive...
  • Waffle House armed robbery suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds: NOPD

    04/20/2018 4:07:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 4/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police have arrested one suspect in connection with the armed robbery at the Waffle House on Elysian Fields Avenue on Thursday night (April 19). Ernest Thomas was arrested on one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, but remains in the hospital as he recovers from gunshot wounds, NOPD said. Around 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Thomas and another man with semiautomatic handguns entered the Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, police said. The other man jumped the counter and demanded money from the cashier, while also taking $8 from a costumer,...
  • Waffle House customer shot at fleeing robbers on Elysian Fields: NOPD

    04/20/2018 10:42:57 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 4/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    Two men with handguns entered a Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue around 10:13 p.m. Thursday. One of the men jumped the counter and demanded money and cellphones. As the two men were fleeing, a customer pulled out a gun and shot at the robbers, according to the New Orleans Police Department's major offense log sent Friday morning.
  • Man wanted after 2 Rolex, Louis Vuitton bag stolen from CBD store: NOPD(photo)

    04/08/2018 10:03:33 AM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 4/7/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    New Orleans police are searching for a man accused of stealing a Louis Vuitton bag stuffed with $25,000 worth of merchandise, including 2 Rolex watches, from a Central Business District store Friday (April 6), NOPD said. Shortly after 2 p.m., the man went into the store in the 100 block of Roosevelt Way, took a Louis Vuitton tote bag, and left the business, police said
  • Woman forced to choose between dog and purse in Hollygrove robbery: NOPD

    03/05/2018 2:50:14 AM PST · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 4/4/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police said a 54-year-old woman was given an ultimatum by two men who robbed her while she was walking in Hollygrove early Saturday afternoon (March 3) -- hand over her dog or her purse. The woman was walking her dog near the intersection of Live Oak and Fig streets around 1:06 p.m. when she was approached by the men, according to a preliminary police report. One of the men wore a black hoodie and the other had a black bandana on his face, the report said.
  • 8-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans East: NOPD

    02/25/2018 3:03:57 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 2/25/18 | Hanna Krueger
    An 8-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint in the Little Woods area of New Orleans East on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 24), the New Orleans Police Department said. The boy was approached by a man who demanded the boy give him his keys, according to a preliminary NOPD report. When the boy refused, the man pulled out a gun and said, "Give me the keys or I will kill you." -snip-A10-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint by three unknown people at 4:19 p.m. on Saturday in the 3000 block of Bruxelles Street near the intersection of Paris Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard,...
  • Black Lives Matter activist killed in N.O. may have been shot in robbery attempt: NOPD

    02/22/2018 6:48:35 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 2/21/18 | Laura McKnight
    A Black Lives Matter activist who was fatally shot in New Orleans earlier this month may have been the victim of an attempted robbery, New Orleans police said Wednesday (Feb. 21). Investigators revealed the new information, that 32-year-old Muhiyidin d'Baha of Charleston, S.C., may have been shot during a robbery attempt, as part of a public plea for tips in the homicide case. The well-known activist, whose legal surname was Moye, was shot in the right thigh about 1:24 a.m. Feb. 6, while bicycling in the 1900 block of Bienville Street. Responding officers found d'Baha lying on the ground, according...
  • Tow truck driver shoots attacker in Central City: NOPD

    02/03/2018 10:19:18 AM PST · by BBell · 9 replies ^ | 2/3/18 | Laura McKnight
    A tow truck driver shot a man in Central City Friday evening (Feb. 2), firing as the man attacked him along Felicity Street, according to an initial report by New Orleans police. The tow truck driver will not be charged in the shooting, which remains under active investigation, police said. The shooting, which occurred in the 1800 block of Felicity, was reported to police shortly after 6 p.m. The NOPD described the man's gunshot wound as "non-fatal."
  • Fans boo kneeling New Orleans Saints players during tribute to fallen NOPD officer

    10/15/2017 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies ^ | 10/15/17 | Amos Morale III
    Fans booed New Orleans Saints players who knelt before the presentation of the American flag and the singing of the national anthem Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boos rang down during a moment of silence for fallen NOPD officer Marcus McNeil, who was killed in the line of duty Friday. The fans cheered when the players stood before the anthem, which was performed by former Saintsation Deri Tucker. Sunday's game vs. the Lions was the Saints' first at the Dome since President Trump weighed in on protesting NFL players during a campaign rally in Alabama last month. Officer Marcus...
  • Slain NOPD officer used stun gun on suspect but weapon didn't stop his killer, warrant says

    10/15/2017 2:45:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies ^ | 10/15/17 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    The man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans policeman early Friday managed to recover from being shocked with a stun gun to kill the officer moments later, according to documents released Saturday. An arrest warrant for Darren Bridges, 30, on counts of first-degree murder and other offenses gives the most complete account yet made public about how authorities believe he gunned down 29-year-old Officer Marcus McNeil in the vicinity of the 6800 block of Cindy Place, in New Orleans East. Bridges was later shot by one of McNeil's colleagues, and he surrendered to authorities rather than bleed to death...
  • Slain NOPD officer 'wanted to go out and save the city,' uncle says

    10/13/2017 2:41:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies ^ | 10/13/17 | Emily Lane
    Marcus McNeil's work with the New Orleans Police Department made him feel "like a superhero," his uncle Joseph Gilyot said. "He wanted to go out and save the city," Gilyot said. "He truly loved his job." Gilyot, 53, and others who knew McNeil said it was his dream to become a police officer. Just three years after joining the NOPD, McNeil -- a 29-year-old father of two -- was gunned down early Friday morning (Oct. 13) while patrolling in New Orleans East. Barbara May, a longtime friend of McNeil's family, said she got a call from McNeil's grandmother, Alvena McNeil,...
  • Mother, 2 children, dragged out of vehicle in Hollygrove carjacking: NOPD

    08/12/2017 9:51:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 8/12/17 | Richard A. Webster
    A man is accused of pulling a 23-year-old woman and her two children out of their car in Hollygrove and driving off in the vehicle Friday (Aug. 12), according to the New Orleans Police Department. The woman told investigators she pulled her car to a stop sign at Hollygrove and Oleander streets when a man she knew, identified in a preliminary NOPD report as Kendrick Burbank, asked her for a ride. She refused, police said, and he dragged her and her two children out of the car
  • Watch brutal French Quarter robbery, attack: Graphic video

    06/26/2017 1:39:00 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    The New Orleans Police Department has released video showing an attack that left a man critically wounded during a robbery Saturday night (June 24) in the French Quarter. The vicious robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Bienville Street. Captured from surveillance footage, the video shows two men walking on Bienville Street at 8:52 p.m. At the video's 1:30 mark, a pair of males run up behind the two victims and begin to assault them. WARNING: This video contains graphic content. NOPD Incident F-30418-17 (65 208 Bienville Street) One of the assailants appears to...
  • NOPD officers spent 8,600 hours on three Confederate monuments

    06/05/2017 5:39:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    The New Orleans Police Department dedicated more than 200 officers and 8,600 man-hours to keep the peace at three Confederate monuments as the city removed them last month, city records show. The cash-strapped city spent more than $173,000 on paying officers deployed to protests and removal operations at the Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee monuments, including $112,000 in time-and-a-half overtime pay that went to 178 officers. The city overtime data and expenses were provided to WWL-TV in response to the station’s public records request for police overtime dedicated to the removal of four monuments starting with the...
  • Good Samaritan robbed while helping jump-start vehicle: NOPD

    04/09/2017 5:21:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/9/17 | Kevin Litten, | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans Police said a man who was apparently acting as a good Samaritan on Saturday afternoon (April 8) was robbed at gunpoint in Algiers after he responded to someone who asked for help jump-starting their vehicle. Police said the 38-year-old male victim was flagged down by someone in the 3700 block of Gen. De Gaulle Drive who was asking for help jump-starting their car.
  • Boy, 13, arrested in armed robbery of Marigny woman: NOPD

    03/04/2017 3:48:12 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/17 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    A 13-year-old boy is in custody after New Orleans police say he robbed a 75-year-old woman at gunpoint Wednesday (March 1) in the Marigny neighborhood. Officers were called shortly before 4:30 p.m. to the 800 block of Marigny Street, where the victim said she was walking to her home when approached by a juvenile demanding her wallet, police said in a preliminary report. The woman refused, police said, and the boy pulled out a gun. She gave him her property and he fled, but was later arrested, police said. Earlier Wednesday, police said a 76-year-old man was shot in the...
  • Endymion crash driver had .232 BAC, nearly 3 times legal limit, NOPD says

    02/26/2017 5:10:22 PM PST · by BBell · 27 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/26/17 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    Neilson Rizzuto's blood-alcohol content was measured at .232 after he plowed into 32 spectators at Saturday night's Krewe of Endymion parade, according to a New Orleans police arrest report obtained Sunday (Feb. 26) by The Times-Picayune. The report said Rizzuto's breathalyzer results -- showing impairment nearly three times the state's legal limit of .08 to operate a motor vehicle -- were obtained Saturday at 8:36 p.m., one hour and 54 minutes after the crash that sent 23 injured people to local hospitals after they were strewn about the intersection of Orleans and North Carrollton avenues. Rizzuto, a 25-year-old from Paradis,...
  • NOPD: 12 critical after car plows into Endymion parade crowd (Mardi Gras)

    02/25/2017 5:42:22 PM PST · by abb · 59 replies
    WVUE-TV8 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A driver plowed into a crowd of Endymion revelers Saturday, injuring several people. The crash happened at about 6:45 p.m. at the corner of Orleans and N. Carrollton avenues. Police said initial reports show so far about a dozen people are in critical condition. That number could rise, police said. One person was arrested,according to FOX 8 reporter Rob Krieger. will update this story as details become available.
  • Trump protest: 15 arrested, 2 officers injured, NOPD warns no masks

    02/04/2017 12:40:09 PM PST · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/21/17 | Beau Evans, | The Times-Picayune
    A protest against President Donald Trump Friday night (Jan. 20) left two New Orleans police officers injured and resulted in 15 people arrested on charges ranging from inciting a riot to felony battery in the French Quarter and Central Business District, according to authorities. The New Orleans Police Department later issued a stern warning: anyone wearing a mask during upcoming protests Saturday night will be immediately arrested. In a day fraught with protest across the country due to Trump's inauguration, two protests in New Orleans appeared to go off without a hitch Friday until dusk descended. Then, a group of...
  • Duo uses dating website to reel in robbery victim: NOPD

    02/04/2017 12:23:46 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/4/17 | Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune
    A 21-year-old man and 17-year-old woman are accused of using the dating website Plenty Of Fish to lure a man to a St. Roch park and then rob him at gunpoint, according to New Orleans police. Jarius Smith and Oliska McNeil were arrested and booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Wednesday (Feb. 1) with armed robbery. Detectives continue investigating to see if the duo has been involved in similar cases reported in the NOPD's 7th District, which includes a large swath of New Orleans East. The pair is charged in a robbery that occurred nearly two weeks ago, according...