Sep 232015
 
Two NOPD patrol units confer on Milan Street after speaking to witnesses near the Milan Lounge. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two NOPD patrol units confer on Milan Street after speaking to witnesses near the Milan Lounge. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

The two robberies on Milan Street on Tuesday night bring the total number of cases to five associated with a suspect wielding a double-barreled shotgun in the blocks around Napoleon Avenue and Prytania Street, New Orleans police said Wednesday. Continue reading »

Sep 222015
 
Police investigate an armed robbery in the 900 block of Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate an armed robbery in the 900 block of Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two people were robbed within moments of one another Tuesday night in nearby blocks of Milan Street, in what appears to be the third night in a week’s time in which the suspect was armed with a shotgun, witnesses and New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Sep 212015
 

A man sitting on his porch on in the River Garden area was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening, and another man had his motorcycle taken from him by an armed assailant on Pine Street, New Orleans police said.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, a man in his 50s was sitting on a porch in the 500 block of Adele Street (near St. Thomas Street) when a vehicle drove up, and a man with a gun jumped out, according to the initial NOPD report. The gunman went through the victim’s pockets, took $300 in cash, then left, the report states.

At nearly the same time, a man in his 20s parked a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle in his driveway in the 2900 block of Pine Street (near Fig Street) when a man with a gun emerged from the side of the house, according to the NOPD reprot in that case. The gunman ordered the victim to unlock the motorcycle and roll it into the street, then “threatened to come back and kill victim if he called the police,” the report states. The gunman then left on Pine Street toward Earhart, the report states.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

Sep 202015
 
A NOPD vehicle sits outside the Circle K on Magazine Street on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD vehicle sits outside the Circle K on Magazine Street on Aug. 31. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Calvin Thomas (via NOPD)

Calvin Thomas (via NOPD)

Detectives have identified the man who robbed the Circle K convenience store on Magazine Street late last month, and are hoping the public can help locate him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 172015
 
(image via LouisianaAveAssoc70115 on Facebook)

(image via LouisianaAveAssoc70115 on Facebook)

With construction of a major new drainage canal on Louisiana Avenue slated to last at least until 2018, neighbors are rallying with a new online association dedicated to monitoring and reporting safety problems up and down the corridor. Continue reading »

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Sep 172015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

The suspect whose home investigators searched Tuesday night following an armed robbery involving a shotgun-wielding assailant at Laurence Square park has been cleared in that case, but he was booked on other warrants, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 162015
 
A woman and child walk through Laurence Square park on Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after a robbery was reported there Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A woman and child walk through Laurence Square park on Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after a robbery was reported there Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel and NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble discuss the investigation into the latest Uptown armed robbery on Wednesday morning in front of the district station. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel and NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble discuss the investigation into the latest Uptown armed robbery on Wednesday morning in front of the district station. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Barely an hour after the conclusion of a meeting Tuesday night about armed robberies in the Uptown area, three teens were robbed by a man with a shotgun in a park on Napoleon Avenue — and investigators have already identified a suspect and seized a gun during a search of his home, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 152015
 
NOPD Commander Paul Noel gestures toward City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison during an anti-crime meeting Tuesday night at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Commander Paul Noel gestures toward City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison during an anti-crime meeting Tuesday night at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After an August that brought a number of armed robberies virtually unprecedented in recent years to the Uptown area, New Orleans police officials discussed a number of common-sense reforms they say will help prevent violent crime — but forcefully rejected recent calls for a return to a more aggressive “stop and frisk” style of policing. Continue reading »