Feb 022018

Isaac Fields (via Orleans Parish District Attorney)

A man nicknamed the “Ring Robber” by police during a spree of attacks on women in the Uptown, Irish Channel and Lakeview areas in the late 1990s and early 2000s was indicted this week on rape and kidnapping charges in connection with two incidents more than 17 years ago, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. Continue reading »

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Jan 302018

Police investigate a homicide at an apartment complex on Palmetto Street on Monday, Jan. 29. (Claire Byun, MidCityMessenger.com)

The two people found shot to death inside a Palmetto Street apartment and the man gunned down last week on Willow Street have all been identified, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner. Continue reading »

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Jan 292018

Ronnie Jackson (via Orleans Parish jail)

Two men were arrested this weekend in separate robbery incidents on St. Charles Avenue and Loyola Avenue, and two people were injured Sunday evening in a shooting on Toledano Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 262018

Johntrell Washington (via opcso.org upon arrest in 2014)

A 21-year-old man was found guilty by a New Orleans jury on Thursday of killing one woman in Central City in 2014, then plotting to kill another woman he erroneously thought was a witness a year later, according to Orleans Parish prosecutors. Continue reading »

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Jan 242018

Garrett James Ward (via Orleans Parish Jail)

The 25-year-old man accused of beating a 60-year-old on St. Charles Avenue earlier this month in a “highly intoxicated” state surrendered to authorities Wednesday morning on a murder charge following the victim’s death over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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