The call turned out to be a hoax: the resident of the house emerged to tell officers she was fine and unharmed, and mystified who would make such a call or why. But her daughter, who studies Internet harassment across the country, believes the prank was directed at her as part of a new but quickly growing form of of online abuse spreading dangerously into real life.
An 11-year-old boy armed with a BB gun was arrested shortly after a robbery Wednesday morning just off Carrollton Avenue, but investigators believe he was not involved in the ongoing rash of armed robberies nearby, New Orleans police said.
A man and woman walking a dog near Audubon Park were confronted at gunpoint Tuesday night by armed assailants on a spree of what is now four robberies in the neighborhoods near the Carrollton corridor, police say.
New Orleans police are investigating a homicide on General Ogden Street in west Carrollton, authorities said.
Two months after the Uptown Learning Center announced its possible imminent closure, its former director has been arrested on charges that she stole well over tens of thousands of dollars by taking cash payments from parents, then under-reporting the total number of students at the school, according to New Orleans police.
An late-night armed robbery followed immediately by a carjacking in Central City last week — both involving an assailant wielding a shotgun — were the work of two teens, ages 13 and 14, who have since been arrested, New Orleans police said.