Police seeking suspect in theft of Shih Tzu named Nola (with video)

A white Shih Tzu named Nola was stolen Sunday (March 5) outside of her home in the Dixon neighborhood. Police are now asking the public’s assistance in locating the dog and identifying the suspect. Nola’s owner let her outside her home in the 9200 block of Palmetto Street. After finding the dog was gone, the owner checked surveillance video, shown below, and observed a man taking Nola at 12:22 p.m.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the dog is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Pa5S0lB5I

NOPD seeking suspect in theft of catalytic converter

The New Orleans Police Department is reaching out for public assistance in an investigation of a catalytic converter stolen in the Audubon-Riverside area. On Feb. 10 at about 1:15 a.m., a man arrived in the 200 block of Eleonore Street driving the sport utility vehicle pictured above.  He then climbed under a Toyota Tundra and removed the catalytic converter before fleeing in the SUV. Anyone with information about this incident or this vehicle is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.

Man shot to death in Washington Avenue driveway

A shooting in Central City on Tuesday (Feb 28) left a man dead, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Sixth District officers responded to a call reporting a shooting in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue around 3:25 p.m. When at the scene, officers found the victim in a driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Timothy Wells, 29. Wells died of gunshot wounds.

Man killed in Hoffman Triangle double shooting

A man was killed in a double shooting Sunday night (Feb. 26) in the Hoffman Triangle, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 2500 block of South Derbigny, near Third Street, at 9:08 p.m. discovered two men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services medics pronounced one victim dead at the scene. The other victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Man fatally shot in Riverbend area

A man was shot to death Friday evening (Feb. 24) in the Riverbend, the New Orleans Police Department reported
Just before 6 p.m., Second District officers responded to a call reporting shots fired in the 800 block of Cambronne Street, near the river. They found a unresponsive man with an  undetermined number of gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Darron Washington, 31.

Police seeking persons of interest in fatal shooting on parade route

The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating three persons of interest for questioning in the ongoing investigation of a homicide and mass shooting that occurred Feb. 19 as the Krewe of Bacchus parade passed on St. Charles Avenue near Terpsichore Street. A 15-year-old boy was killed in the parade route shooting. Four others were injured, including a 4-year-old girl.

Police blotter: Three robberies, a home invasion, a stabbing

Three robberies, a home invasion, and an assault were reported in Uptown neighborhoods this week, according to information released by the New Orleans Police Department. A 25-year old man was robbed early Wednesday (Feb 22) at St. Charles Avenue and Jackson, according to police. At about 1:30 a.m., the victim was approached by three men who pushed him to the ground before taking his property and fleeing. Two women and a man were victims in a home invasion on Tuesday (Feb 21) around 3 p.m. in Central City.

One killed, four injured in shooting along parade route

One person was killed and four injured as the Krewe of Bacchus parade passed on St. Charles Avenue on Sunday night (Feb. 19), the New Orleans Police Department reported. The crowd gathered to watch Bacchus in the 1600 block of Terpsichore Street scattered, as people took cover to avoid the bullets. The parade continued to roll.

Police blotter: Two shootings, two armed robberies reported Uptown during the weekend

Two shootings, including one injuring a juvenile, and two armed robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods by the New Orleans Police Department during the weekend. A store manager was injured during an early morning robbery in the 3200 block of South Carrollton Avenue. An employee was held at gunpoint while leaving the business Monday (Feb. 13) at about 3:40 a.m. A second assailant entered the store and demanded cash from the manager. The manager complied but was struck in the head with a firearm before the two robbers fled.

Early morning shooting in Irish Channel leaves a man dead and woman injured

The NOPD is investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday (Feb. 4) in the 2500 block of Tchoupitoulas Street that left a man dead and a woman injured. At about 3:25 a.m, NOPD Second District officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area. Upon their arrival, officers found a male and a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services transported the the victims to a local hospital.