A snapshot of auto burglaries around Mid-City over the past four weeks (via CrimeMapping.com)
By Claire Byun
Cheap technology used by criminals to unlock car doors – without a key – is contributing to the rash of auto burglaries around Mid-City, and several residents addressed city leaders to help stem the crimes.
City Councilmember Susan Guidry, who represents District A, held a town hall Thursday afternoon to discuss public safety and crime. Commanders from three New Orleans Police Department districts made brief presentations on crime statistics and prevention tips. About 50 people attended the meeting – held at St. Central Matthew United Church of Christ in Uptown – and could ask questions of Guidry, the police or even local court officials. Continue reading »