Aug 292012
 

Six more people were arrested in separate looting cases Wednesday in Central City, and police credit the vigilance of neighborhood residents in helping officers stop the crimes while they were still in progress.

One looting call was at a club on Martin Luther King Boulevard near South Robertson, where a man and a woman were seen breaking in by a citizen, said Lt. Frank Young of the NOPD Sixth District Investigative Unit. When police arrived, they found the couple inside, trying to steal liquor and loose change from the bar, and both were booked on looting charges, Young said.

In a separate case, a corner store was at Jackson and Magnolia was broken into by five people, and four of the suspects were arrested on looting charges when a resident called it in, Young said. Both cases happened during the day, before the curfew was instituted, and follow the looting of a business at Seventh and Danneel that police stopped in progress on Tuesday night, Young said.

“In all three looting cases, citizens called 911 as they saw people breaking in,” Young said. “They’re not going to tolerate it, and we caught them in the act as they were inside.”

A few scattered residence burglaries have been reported as well, Young said, but no more than occur during a normal week. Young said he was only aware of one curfew arrest as of 10:30 p.m.: a resident in one of the riverside neighborhoods saw a man near a house with the window partially open and the air-conditioning unit pushed aside, and while there was not enough evidence to book the man with attempted burglary, he was taken to jail on outstanding warrants and a curfew charge, Young said.

The Sixth District is operating under a looting plan that calls for fixed patrols around known targets for looting, such as Walmart, Magazine Street and other areas with concentrations of businesses, Young said. The key to the success of the anti-looting effort, however, is continued vigilance by citizens, Young said.

“If you hear a loud noise and look out the window, and see someone beating on doors and trying to force their way in, call 911,” Young said. “We have people strategically placed and they’ll be there. That’s what we’re out here for.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Ziegler/1588792466 William Ziegler

    Will they be out of jail in time to vote for Obama ?

    • Sharon Kay

      Hopefully not.!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Green/622514357 Stephen Green

    hang them from a tree if there are any left looter should be shot on site

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Green/622514357 Stephen Green

    hang them from a tree if there are any left looter should be shot on site

  • taxed_n_spent

    What exactly is the difference between “looting” and “burglary”? If they broke into a club and attempted to take things that didn’t belong to them why isn’t that considered burglary?

    • Tiger

      Burglary during a natural disaster is considered looting.

    • Shizuppy

      Same thing, but “looting” is punished more harshly because it would be more widespread than burglary if it weren’t.

  • verbusen

    One looting call was at a club on Martin Luther King Boulevard. That street name part totally cracks me up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.dihes Alex Dihes

    I have not seen the looters; however I have already known the color of their skin. What about you?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ROXVEA4EXIHE3ZHNZXCTRS6AEY Brit50

      Agree.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5JS3Q2B6Z7VXGX2ZT4QBLA3PHM Bunny vee

    Looting in NOLA? Naaaaahhhhh, I refuse to believe it. Must of been those no good amish kids taking their gangbanging on the road.

  • Mainlander

    MLK Boul? Who woulda thunk?

    • wfwilson6

      and in the Chocolate City.

  • Billy Jack

    You loot, I shoot.

  • wfwilson6

    I’m sure Nawlins PD got a looting APB out for white, Christian, male veteran, tax-payers

  • Gas_Passer

    Storms means looting for the welfare leeches.

  • mike

    Of course, what else do Africans do.

  • http://twitter.com/Scott9811 Scott Trent

    Animals will be animals…

  • Anoun Amouse

    Shoot to kill.

  • gramps_n_kc

    Maybe not tolerating LOOTING has an impact… Not like Katrina where the Mayor ran and hid…. Woops that may be racist or political….

    • Harley_Charley

      If Barry gets re-elected, it WILL be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.gomez.7982 Janet Gomez

    Hang ‘em. I’m sick of low-lifes. I live in California.

  • JP

    Burglary is like training for Looting which is done during a power outage, then the ‘Sons of ObaMao’ are taught to re-distribute the wealth of the Makers to the Takers when they become dimmoKKKRATS, then when elected to Congress they Loot The Treasury, and ultimately as President you can LOOT MEDICARE for $716 BILLION DOLLARS, STEAL $750 BILLION and give it to the Unions and call it a ‘Stimulus’, etc etc etc…got it now???

  • surfer1104

    During a curfew they should shoot first ask questions later.. Good way to thin the herd..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guglielmo-Boogliodemus/100003965025566 Guglielmo Boogliodemus

      You mean ‘thin the troupe’, don’t you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/whiskerrss.page Whiskerrss Page

    The leeches don’t stock up for the storm, they ride it out and loot afterwards.

  • Buford ButtFish

    Public execution for looters would do a world of wonder.

  • Out_Fang_Thief

    What a tragedy that this story has to be carried on Drudge, and not the major news mills. This is an inspiring story. No, not the looting, the part about people looking out for one another, people they don’t even know. Citizens calling 911 instead of following the advice of the aiding and abetting criminal behavior, don’t snitch song. We should be pointing out what being a good citizen to your neighbors and your community looks like. Better still, the bad guys were caught and arrested. Win-Win!

  • http://twitter.com/Alvin691 Alvin691

    Different from the last time where it was a free for all. Good job for the quick response, even with the weather.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Inmanz/100003220747012 Jack Inmanz

    A club on MLK Blvd. Why am I not surprised? How about some pics of the perps to further prove my point.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_72OKX52R53RXZASDEE3M4BI6AQ Jeff

      Use your imagination. lol

  • meesterbig

    I remember watching media coverage of Wal*Mart being looted during Katrina while the talking heads on the tube cheered…. is that no longer considered acceptable?

    And, shouldn’t a hate crime be tacked on to the looting charges if they occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard?

  • Raj13

    MLK BLVD…Too damn funny, ’nuff said.

  • gardengnome132

    It’s Bush’s fault!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Cole/1781461369 Ed Cole

    The number of incidents is lower than during Katrina because “Lootie” is in the Oval Office this time around.

  • LLeone

    Aw, c’mon, let’s not be uncivil about it…Police should fire three warning shots into their legs. You don’t want them copping a plea and getting off light, do you?

  • rbolles

    Da just trin’ git sum dat Obama money.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTY6SACM6FHGHJEZKV2MUQXIFU Stephen

    Call 911 and arm yourself. You could be next.

  • rbolles

    A Conservative Govenor 2012
    Less Crime – Good Safty Proceedures
    Lib/Communist Govenor 2005.
    High Crime – NO saftey Proceedures
    Cause and Effect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Bowers/100003128575052 John Bowers

    The need a citizens patrol, armed, shoot their butts and let them float away.