Sep 232019

Attack and robbery in front yard on Eighth Street (via

During a violent weekend across Uptown neighborhoods, a shooting, robbery, burglary and carjacking were reported in the NOPD’s Sixth District.

Attack and robbery in Irish Channel

An Irish Channel resident was struck from behind by three robbers while working in her yard Saturday afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Continue reading »

Jul 082019

An armed carjacking was reported in Hollygrove on Saturday morning.

The victim, a 50-year-old man, had pulled over on Colapissa and Live Oak streets to get directions to his mother’s home at about 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, the police report states. Two men approached his car on both sides armed with semi-automatic weapons. Continue reading »

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Jun 062019

Cornell Sparkman, 18

Five suspects linked to a wave of armed carjackings and other violent crimes have been taken into custody by New Orleans police, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Wednesday.

Cornell Sparkman, 18, and a juvenile, 16, face charges in multiple armed carjackings and shootings. Sparkman, the 16-year-old and a 15-year-old are also linked to a triple shooting in Hollygrove.  A third juvenile, 17, faces a single charge in one of the carjackings. 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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Feb 212019

New Orleans police are investigating an armed carjacking reported Saturday at about 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of Josephine Street.

A 61-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman were in a 2007 Silver Acura MDX on Josephine near Carondelet Street when a man pointed a gun at them. He then demanded their purses and ordered them out of the car.

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