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Feb 272017
 

On the parade route on Saturday, a driver crashed into a crowd, hitting 21 people. The event is still under investigation. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Neilson Rizzuto (via NOPD)

The 25-year-old man who allegedly drove a pickup into the crowd watching the Endymion parade on Saturday evening and injured 28 people has a blood-alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit, and he has been arrested on drunk-driving and other charges, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Feb 212017
 

The newborn association revised its action plan meant to reduce crime and engage the community.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The Mid-City Tulane Banks Neighborhood Association revised its action plan meant to eliminate blight and reduce crime within its boundaries at their monthly meeting.

The newborn organization drew more than 20 people to its second meeting earlier this month where the group discussed setting up a neighborhood watch and working with “trouble” businesses to reduce crime in the area. Continue reading »

Feb 192017
 

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries, while the other victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal double shooting from early Sunday morning.

First District officers responded to the 1500 block of Canal St. around 3:37 a.m. Sunday to a report of two black males laying in a parking lot, police said. Both male victims suffered gunshot wounds and one was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries, according to NOPD. Continue reading »

Feb 172017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Mid-City crime totals for January stayed the same from last year, though auto burglaries and rapes increased.

Eight auto burglaries were reported last month compared to five in January 2015, according to New Orleans Police Department records. There were two more auto thefts than the prior year as well, though the total number of crimes reported remained stable. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

At around 12:15 p.m., the subject was seen on surveillance video removed a box of Luvs brand diapers and several hair bows.

The New Orleans Police Department First District is searching for a woman who was seen stealing diapers and hair bows from the Dollar General

At around 12:15 p.m. Friday, the suspect was seen on surveillance video removing a box of Luvs brand diapers and several hair bows from the Dollar General on the 200 block of North Broad Street. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

First District officials said property crimes decreased over the last week.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Property crimes decreased last week compared to last year, which is good news leading up to one of the most crime-heavy weeks of the year.

New Orleans Police Department’s First District is readying itself for the barrage of parades and parties leading up to Fat Tuesday. Many of those crimes are property crimes involving auto burglaries and thefts, so Commander Hans Ganthier warned his troops to be ready for the Mardi Gras crowd. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

Surveillance video captured an unknown male stealing an iPhone 6 Plus from a man who had fallen asleep inside a hospital waiting room.

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who stole a cellphone from University Medical Center.

Surveillance video captured an unknown man stealing an iPhone 6 Plus from a man who had fallen asleep inside a hospital waiting room on Saturday around 4:42 a.m. Continue reading »