A 27-year-old man poured gasoline over himself and threatened to set himself ablaze if a woman in her 80s would not have sex with him, and then forced himself upon her anyway, police said Wednesday.
A man was fatally shot on Louisiana Avenue Parkway early Sunday morning, police said.
The man was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest about 3:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway, the first block on the lake side of Claiborne Avenue, police said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to a news release from the NOPD Second District.
An aspiring chef was stabbed just off Prytania and a bank manager was robbed in his car while driving through Fontainebleau in a wave of seemingly unconnected muggings around Uptown New Orleans over the last week, police said Wednesday.
Investigators have made arrests in several cases and have developed suspects in several others, but with no single underlying cause or pattern, the holdups are difficult to prevent, authorities said. Meanwhile, a rash of car break-ins have been reported all around Uptown, investigators said.
An armed robbery in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day was reported on Freret Street near Jefferson Avenue and a man was grazed by a bullet in Carrollton over the weekend, police said Tuesday.
Undercover police officers trying to bring an end to a string of gunpoint robberies in the Broadmoor area were ambushed and fired upon Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.
In the past week or so, at least four armed robberies in various locations have been reported, including that of an elderly woman lured out of her home late at night by robbers who shut off her electricity, police said.
The wave of burglaries across Uptown neighborhoods has hit a welcome lull of late after the arrest of a handful of repeat offenders, police said Wednesday.
What had been more than a dozen burglaries a week in September has quieted down to just two or three this week and last, statistics for NOPD’s Uptown-based Second District show. Two suspects in particular, Nathan McDaniel and Keith Warner, are each believed to have been involved in a number of break-ins, investigators said at the district’s weekly meeting Wednesday.
Uptown needs better parking enforcement in its residential areas and possibly more parking meters on several blocks of Magazine, the area’s city councilwoman told administrators in a Tuesday morning meeting that dealt with parking issues across the city.
District B Councilwoman Stacy Head, who chairs the city’s public-works committee, described a litany of parking-related complaints she’s received from some Uptown neighborhoods, including Delachaise, Broadmoor, Climana and several others. People park on the street too close to driveways, making it difficult for residents to pull out. They park over the sidewalks, making them difficult for pedestrians with baby strollers or in wheelchairs to pass. On one-way streets, they park the wrong way, making it difficult for others to pass.