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Feb 032017
 

NOPD is looking for a suspect wanted for theft.

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a man who stole two packages from a North Bernadotte Street front porch.

An unknown male was captured on surveillance video taking packages from the front porch of a residence in the 200 block of North Bernadotte Street on Tuesday around 1:12 p.m., police said. To see the full video of the theft, click here.

If you have any information about this suspect’s identity please contact any Third District detective at 504-658-6030. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

NOPD also offers tips to protect package deliveries from theft, which can be read here.

Feb 012017
 

(map via NOPD)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Just a few days after the popular Mid-City bar Twelve Mile Limit was robbed by two men with an “assault-style rifle,” the bar and staff are carrying on.

Cole Newton, owner of Twelve Mile Limit, said his staff is a little shaken up but the community response to the incident has only reinforced his love for the people of New Orleans. Continue reading »

Feb 012017
 

Photo of vehicle similar to vehicle stolen in incident – not actual vehicle stolen (via NOPD).

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a stolen 2004 green GMC Yukon that was taken in the the 3300 block of Hamburg Street.

The theft happened on Monday when the victim told police he parked his vehicle in the area around 6:00 p.m. At approximately 7:15, the victim discovered his vehicle missing from where he parked it.

The vehicle has a Louisiana license plate number of 801AHT.

If you have any information on this incident or vehicle, please contact any Third District detective at 658-6030. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

Jan 312017
 

The suspect was wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants and white gloves (via NOPD).

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught taking rolled wire from the yard of a North Dorgenois business.

An unknown black male was caught on video surveillance cameras Sunday around 11:30 p.m. as he jumped an iron fence and entered the yard of a business in the 1400 block of North Dorgenois. The suspect is seen taking several rolls of electrical wire and tossing them back over the fence, then exits the yard, takes the wire and flees the scene, according to a police release.

The suspect was wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants and white gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Elif B. Kreider or any First District detective at 504-658-6010. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

Jan 302017
 

Former Gretna mayoral candidate William Boartfield and Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein working for flood relief in Denham Springs. (photo by Miranda Murray)

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Can we talk about Gretna for a moment? I rarely get over there, as crossing the Mississippi River on a bike presents challenges, but there’s clearly some cool things going on. Two musical heroes from my youth rocked Gretna Fest in recent years: Joan Jett and Blue Öyster Cult. Plus, as I recall, there’s a store that still sells unfinished furniture made from solid wood, much appreciated in these days of particle board and plastic.

However, there are also some things that are decidedly uncool. Gretna has a policing problem. The online publication Fusion recently reported that it is the “most arresting” city in the country. That is, Gretna arrests more people per capita than any other city. In one year, they may arrest over 6,000 adults — this in a town of only 18,000 residents. Kind of astonishing. Continue reading »