Jun 042019

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Armed robbery on St. Charles

A woman was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The victim, a 32-year-old woman, went to 2200 block of St. Charles Ave. at 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, to drop off cash when a man approached her car pointing a gun and demanding money. She handed over the cash and drove away. Continue reading »

May 312019

Norman Lee, 24

A grand jury indicted a convicted felon on second-degree murder and other charges Thursday in the fatal shooting three months ago near the end of second-line parade in Central City, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced.

Norman Lee was charged with the murder of 34-year-old Clarence Mitchell in a three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Lee faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if found guilty of the murder.

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May 272019

Alphonse Young, 66

A woman was shot in the arm on Memorial Day in the Leonidas neighborhood, New Orleans police reported. It was the second shooting in the neighborhood during an especially violent weekend across New Orleans.

Arrested in this incident was Alphonse Young, 66. Young was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, negligent injuring and illegal use of weapons.

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May 232019

A package containing children’s toys was taken from a front porch on Robert Street. (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department released photos from surveillance video related to two thefts outside Uptown homes, one involving a package of toys taken from a front porch and another involving a lawnmower and other tools taken from a backyard.

In the Freret neighborhood, police are seeking to locate and identify a suspect in a package theft seen on video surveillance on May 10.

At 2:35 a.m., an intruder in a hooded sweatshirt, with the hood tightly pulled over the head, entered the front yard of a home in 2300 block of Robert Street. The intruder walked onto the front porch and removed a boxed package that contained children’s toys. Continue reading »

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May 222019

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An attempted armed carjacking near Ursuline Academy was thwarted Tuesday when the victims sped away from the scene, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Two women, ages 67 and 41, were driving down Willow Street just before noon when they were blocked at State Street by a black truck with an extended cab, the police report states. Continue reading »

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May 202019

Joseph Mathis, 53

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in finding suspects in a business burglary and a home burglary. In both cases, the suspect returned to the scene.

Joseph Mathis, 53, is sought in a business burglary in the 2400 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway, near Claiborne Avenue, on May 4 and May 5.

A man and woman were observed on both days exiting a business from the basement with property from the business.

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