Jun 022011

Police officers interview a man at the scene of an alleged robbery on Clara Street near Valence. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After a recent rash of violent armed robberies in Uptown New Orleans, report of another on Clara Street on Wednesday afternoon drew the rapid response of nearly a dozen officers, but the alleged victim then withdrew his account, raising investigators’ suspicions as to what actually happened in the first place. Continue reading »

May 102011

Robberies have been reported all over Uptown New Orleans over the weekend. Numbers on the markers indicate the date of the robbery.

Robberies were reported at eight different addresses around Uptown New Orleans neighborhoods over the weekend — four in the Riverbend area, two in the Hurstville neighborhoods near Audubon Park, and one each in the Freret and Touro neighborhoods. Police deemed the spree “very unusual” and encouraged anyone with information about any of the incidents to call either the Second District at 658-6020, or, to leave an anonymous tip that is eligible for a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

See below for a full list of the robberies. Continue reading »

Mar 022011

Construction has begun on a minor road project in the Freret neighborhood intended to improve access to Ochsner Baptist Medical Center prior to the major traffic disruptions that will accompany an upcoming drainage project on Napoleon Avenue. Continue reading »

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Dec 082010

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. Continue reading »