Feb 122020

Suspect in the Bike and Board Shop on Oak Street. (via NOPD)

The NOPD is seeking a subject involved in a theft incident that occurred on Jan. 30.

The man pictured above entered the New Orleans Bike and Board Shop, 8136 Oak St., to test ride a bicycle. He never returned to the store. The bicycle is valued at $1,400. Continue reading »

Feb 032020

The suspect is seen on video entering the Dollar General on Earhart on Jan. 31. (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect in connection Carrollton-area two armed robberies that occurred a half hour apart on Jan. 31. Continue reading »

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Jan 312020

New Orleans Police Department Second District Commander Jeff Walls speaks Thursday to a capacity crowd at the NOLA VFW hall about vehicle break-ins. (Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Mesenger)

By Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger

When it comes to stopping the surge of vehicle break-ins plaguing New Orleans, there is little that police can do, NOPD Second District Commander Jeff Walls told a packed crowd at a community meeting Thursday at the NOLA VFW hall on Lyons Street. “Your frustration is our frustration,” he said. Continue reading »

Jan 302020

Alec Billiot, 21

The New Orleans Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old man in the shooting death of a college student earlier this month outside some popular Maple Street bars.

Alec Billiot, 21, was booked on one count of second-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old Lee Long Jr. and on five counts of attempted second-degree murder. He faces a life prison term if convicted on the murder charge. Continue reading »

Jan 292020

Tiara Peters, 26.

The New Orleans Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Tiara Peters, 26, and arrested another woman in two shoplifting incidents that occurred Uptown on Jan. 17.

At around 4 p.m., five people entered the Jean Therapy in the 5500 block of Magazine Street. They stole approximately $600 worth of merchandise from the store, police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 232020

South Carrollton Avenue and Willow Street on Jan. 21. (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department released photos from vehicle burglaries and package thefts in Uptown neighborhoods during the past month.

On Jan. 21, drivers parked in a lot near Willow Street and South Carrollton Avenue returned to their cars to find their windows had been smashed during the commission of vehicle burglaries. Continue reading »

Jan 222020

Management at The Boot supports the new police substation.

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Tulane University has won city approval to build a Tulane University Police Department substation on the previous site of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity building across from The Boot Bar and Grill.

The now vacant lot at 1036 Broadway is zoned as residential and required a conditional use approval to be used in a public works and safety capacity.

As Uptown Messenger previously reported, the station will be a single story, 3,600-square-foot building to serve as a 24/7 command center for TUPD’s off-campus patrols. Continue reading »

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Jan 212020

Lee Long Jr., 20

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

The visitation and burial service for Lee Long Jr., a 20-year-old junior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was held this past Saturday at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.

On a GoFundMe page for Long’s funeral expenses, donor Camren Boudousquie describes Long, an architecture student, as “one of the most humble and and honest persons I have ever met.” Another donor, Chyna Chauvin, says simply: “Thank you for the tequila shots.” Continue reading »

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