By Claire Byun
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.
The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a man involved in the armed robbery of a Shell gas station on Saturday.
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man who was seen breaking into a vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
By Claire Byun
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.
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.
A woman was robbed of her belongings on South Carrollton Avenue overnight by a man she had accepted a ride from thinking he was an Uber driver, New Orleans police said Wednesday morning.