Person of interest sought in homicide on Loyola near Delachaise

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to speak with a person of interest in the investigation of the shooting death of Brad Martin, 42, on April 21 in the 3600 block of Loyola Avenue. Lionel “Eric” Lotts, 36, is not wanted for arrested in this investigation. However, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives believe Lotts has knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to question him. Sixth District officers responding to a call of reporting shots fired on Loyola near Delachaise Street discovered Martin suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

NOPD releases video of ATM being ripped from front of Camellia Grill

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying suspects in the theft of an ATM that occurred on April 23 in the Camellia Grill on South Carrollton Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., three men were seen via video surveillance breaking the front door of the Riverbend diner, wrapping an ATM with a chain and pulling it from its floor mounting with a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. Surveillance video in this investigation can be seen at this link. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Man shot in the wrist early Monday in the Irish Channel

A man was shot in the wrist early Monday in the Irish Channel neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 26-year-old victim was in the 2300 block of Annunciation just before 4 a.m. when he heard gunshots, the police report says. He then saw he was hit in the wrist by a bullet. The Emergency Medical Service took him to a local hospital for treatment. The shooting was first reported by the NOPD in an email sent at 4:45 a.m. as occurring in the 600 block of Second Street.

Suspect sought in burglary of gun from car in Hollygrove

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Earl Parker, 26, in the investigation of a a vehicle burglary that occurred in May 4 in Hollygrove

A Glock 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a car in the 2900 block of Joliet Street. NOPD Second District detectives have named Parker as a suspect in the burglary. Parker has a previous arrest and conviction for negligent injuring in 2011. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Deceased man’s credit card used at Uptown corner store

 

The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted for a theft by fraud incident that occurred on April 22. At around 6:30 a.m., the pictured man was photographed making a fraudulent charge at a corner store located on Louisiana Avenue. He used the credit card of a 39-year-old man who died April 19 of an undisclosed cause at his home in the 1100 block of Terpischore Street. The man’s mother was notified that her deceased son’s credit card on their shared account had been used. The fraud suspect is described as a white man with dark-colored hair and an unknown tattoo on his right wrist.

Class of 2020 Part 2: Colleges postpone commencement ceremonies and turn to virtual recognition

 

With spring graduation ceremonies canceled or postponed, many class of 2020 graduates are disappointed that their official graduation day won’t be recognized the way they had anticipated. “That walk across a stage was earned through four (in my case, five) years of hard work and panic attacks — just to be taken away within a blink of an eye,”  said Loyola University senior Christian Willbern in an Uptown Messenger column. While few deny the public health necessity of closing colleges, it was heart-rendering for many seniors to be abruptly banished from their campuses in the final months of their final year. Universities are finding ways to commemorate the day, often through virtual ceremonies to be followed by a delayed ceremony. Tulane University’s virtual ceremony marking the conferment of degrees to the class of 2020 will take place May 16.

Vehicle of interest sought in NOPD homicide investigation

The NOPD is seeking to locate a vehicle of interest and its occupants in the investigation of a homicide that occurred Monday (May 5) in Central City. At about 8:45 p.m., the pictured vehicle approached Arthur Netter, 28 – who was standing near a building in the 2100 block of Fourth Street. Multiple shots were fired from the vehicle, one of which struck Netter. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The vehicle is described as a light-colored – possibly gray or silver – extended cab four-door pickup truck, with flared fenders and wide tires extending past the fenders.

NOPD seeks information on car linked to rash of Uptown vehicle burglaries

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred Uptown on May 4. In the early morning hours, the pictured vehicle was observed as the in video footage taken from vehicle burglaries in the 1700 block of Amelia Street in Faubourg Delachaise and the 700 block of Seventh Street in the Irish Channel. There were an additional six vehicle burglaries within the Sixth District in which the vehicle and its occupants are believed to be involved. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.