Five teens arrested in Broadmoor vehicle theft

The New Orleans Police Department arrested five teenagers in an April 30 vehicle theft in the 4600 block of South Johnston Street. Alkia Edwards, 18, and four unnamed juvenile males were taken in on the same day. Edwards was released two days later; records are not available on the other arrestees because of their status as juveniles. Edwards was released Saturday, Sheriff’s Office records show, after being arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for simple burglary, unauthorized use of a moveable, resisting arrests, illegal possession of a firearm, delinquency of a juvenile and for illegal drug possession. On Friday (May 1), Edwards appeared at Magistrate Court held by video conferencing.

Man fatally shot in Central City

A man was fatally shot Monday night in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Officers responding to a report of shots fired at 8:43 p.m. arrived at 2100 block of Fourth Street, where they found Arthur Netter suffering from a gunshot wound. The Emergency Medical Service took Netter to the hospital, where he later died from the gunshot wounds. He was 28 years old. No further information is currently available.

NOPD looking for suspects in car burglaries, porch piracy

The New Orleans Police Department has released photos of suspects in vehicle burglaries and package thefts in Uptown neighborhoods.  
The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in finding Zachariah Woodruff, a suspect in two vehicle burglaries in the Broadmoor area on April 6 and April 28. Woodruff has identified himself as homeless; however, he is believed to be residing near Louisiana Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue. Police have referred to him as a habitual shoplifter, and he is accused of recently stealing items from the Rouses stores on Tchoupitoulas Street and on North Carrollton Avenue. Anyone with information regarding Woodruff’s location is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or Crimestoppers at at 504-822-1111.

Police seeking Coco, a miniature poodle who was stolen from her yard

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in located a dog stolen on April 20. At around 10:30 a.m., Coco, the pictured 9-year-old miniature poodle, was secured by her owner on a leash in the front yard of their home located in the 2200 block of Brainard Street, near Jackson Avenue. Moments later, the owner’s neighbor informed her that a woman had taken the dog and ran off. The owner spent several days looking for Coco before informing police of the theft. Coco is described as black with gray patches, weighs 6 pounds, and is missing her right canine tooth.

Victim in shooting at Broad and Washington dies from his wounds

Shooting victim Troy Green, 51, has died from his wounds, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office reports. Green was shot in the neck on April 15, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Sixth District police officers called to Washington Avenue and South Broad Street at about 3:40 p.m. found him lying unresponsive on the ground. He was transported to the hospital via the Emergency Medical Service. Four days later, he died, according to the Coroner’s Office.

Man killed in shooting on Milan area street

A shooting claimed the life of a man Tuesday night in the Milan neighborhood. Sixth District officers responded to a call of reporting shots fired at around 9:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Loyola Avenue, near Delachaise Street. They discovered Brad Martin, 42, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence.

12-year-old injured in Hollygrove drive-by shooting

Gunfire from a car traveling down a Hollygrove street injured a 12-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The boy was standing on the corner of Eagle and Apple streets at about 4 p.m. on Sunday (April 19) when a vehicle approached. Police say two or three males inside the vehicle began shooting in the boy’s direction, striking him in the foot. The gunmen sped off, and the victim was taken to the hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

Suspect identified in burglary of electric bike from GNO Cyclery

Second District detectives have identified as a suspect in the overnight burglary of GNO Cyclery on South Carrollton on April 2. The incident occurred at 1:53 a.m., when a man was caught on surveillance video in the closed store. A Trek Verve+ electric bicycle, valued at approximately $2,400, was stolen from the business at 1426 S. Carrollton Ave. The bike is a men’s black large-frame with blue writing and a black battery back; the serial number is WTU258E0049N. Detectives have identified Tyler Delaughter, 22, as a suspect in the incident.