A group of four people were robbed at gunpoint on Octavia Street overnight by a trio of assailants in a light-colored pickup truck, New Orleans police said Friday morning, in a case that shows overt similarities to a nearby robbery the night before.
New Orleans police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a number of men caught on surveillance video stealing from Uptown pharmacies — including one who fended off security with a syringe, and another who targeted the deoderant aisle, authorities said.
Today (Aug. 24), Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials and community members to celebrate the ground-breaking of the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Streetscape Project in Central City. In total, $1.85 million is being allocated to improve Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. from Calliope St. to Saint Andrew St. to make it more pedestrian and bike-friendly. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2017.
A home on Loyola Avenue was ransacked and two people inside robbed of their cell phones at gunpoint in a home invasion Monday night, New Orleans police say.
A man accused of robbing one girl at gunpoint and committing sexual attacks on two other girls in the Central City area late last week was identified and arrested today, New Orleans police said.
One man was shot Friday evening on General Taylor Street and another man was shot early Monday on Washington Avenue, and a man in his 60s was robbed Saturday evening of his medication on Jackson Avenue, New Orleans police said in weekend crime reports.
City of New Orleans officials alongside NOLA FOR LIFE and CeaseFire partners, and other community organizations and institutions will host the third annual CeaseFire Peace Festival in Central City on Saturday, August 20. Hosted by DJ Wild Wayne, the festival will be a celebration of the communities and organizations that are working collaboratively to create peace and safety in New Orleans.
The same vandal captured on video spray-painting offensive graffiti that led to the two-day closure of the Isidore Newman School is also suspected in several other incidents around the Uptown area, New Orleans police said.
A woman was shot to death Monday evening on St. Mary Street, New Orleans police said.
Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding, which has so far killed six, according to the Weather Channel, and forced rescues of 20,000 more. Here are local and national places to give monetary donations and goods.
Church Alley Coffee & The Good Shop, located at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., is collecting toiletries, shoes, socks, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, formulas, car seats, fans, contractor garbage bags, gloves, and utility knives.
Two carjackings were reported Friday night on Constance Street and on Vincennes Place, and a woman was able to fend off a would-be robber on Willow Street in the university area on Sunday evening, New Orleans police said.
The NOPD and McDonald’s restaurant owners will host “Coffee with Cops” event across all eight police districts on Saturday, August 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. At each location, community members will get the chance to meet the officers who serve their neighborhood with a free cup of coffee.
A fatal shooting is under investigation Wednesday evening on Upperline Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said.