A woman believed to be an exotic dancer known as “Money Mantanna” is wanted by police in connection with a shooting Saturday evening on General Ogden Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Did you know it’s actually illegal to sell, purchase or possess a stun gun in New Orleans?
The day after their indictments on a slew of armed robbery charges around Uptown and the rest of New Orleans, two teens escaped from custody at the Youth Study Center in Gentilly and then were recaptured the following day, police said.
Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras.
Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents would be interested in one or both measures, in order to beef up security in the area.
About a dozen people — the majority of those in attendance at the meeting — indicated they’d like to have crime cameras installed around the neighborhood. Nine raised their hands when asked if they wanted private patrol, too.
The victim in a fatal shooting Monday evening on Delachaise Street has been identified as a 21-year-old man, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office announced.
A construction worker digging under a newly built home on Zimpel Street discovered a sealed box with a velvet bag inside containing what appeared to be a human jaw bone Tuesday evening, prompting an investigation by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office.
An unidentified man was shot to death Monday afternoon inside a vehicle on Delachaise Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video from last week’s armed robbery of the Noodle & Pie restaurant on State Street.
A 20-year-old man left his Fontainebleau-area home on Saturday evening to drive to the store, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, New Orleans police said.
The Noodle & Pie restaurant at the corner of State and Magazine streets was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night by two masked men, New Orleans police said.
Detectives have identified suspects in two shootings from the Carrollton corridor after a weekend full of violent incidents that investigators now believe were all unrelated, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
The Family Dollar store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said.
Louisiana became a flashpoint this week for the seemingly never-ending debate over police shootings. Alas, the general reaction has been to draw the wrong conclusions and debate the wrong issue.
Three people were killed and four other people were injured in seven separate acts of violence around Uptown New Orleans since Friday evening, with the most recent shooting just after midnight Monday, police said Tuesday morning.
Exactly five months ago, while Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few blocks away, the street outside Thaunta Kirk’s front door rapidly devolved into bloody chaos after 22-year-old Eric Harris crashed into a utility pole and Jefferson Parish deputies shot him to death while he sat in his front seat.
On Friday, Kirk watched a very different scene unfold from her Phillip Street porch — a large group of people from all walks of life gathered not only to remember Harris, but to demand accountability from the police system that killed him.
At any community meeting involving New Orleans Police officers, their pleas to citizens to take the simplest steps to prevent crime are repeated as consistently as a mantra: Don’t leave your car doors unlocked. Don’t leave valuables inside your car.
Now, a video from an auto burglary on Coliseum Street in the Lower Garden District shows in crystal-clear quality how quickly an opportunistic thief can get in and of your unlocked vehicle with the belongings you left inside: less than 20 seconds.