Two carjackings and three robberies, including an armed vehicle theft, were reported in Uptown neighborhoods during the past weekend. One of the carjackings was foiled in the Freret area. The victims in that incident were two 55-year-old women and a 22-year-old man. They were in a car in the 2200 block of Valmont Street, between LaSalle and Freret streets, at about 4 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 12) when a black sedan drove up.
A shooting, carjacking, aggravated burglary and armed robbery were among the crimes reported in Uptown neighborhoods this week. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon (July 27) on Second Street at South Tonti Street. The victim, an 18-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital in a private vehicle. The carjacking occurred overnight on Wednesday (July 28), and police were informed at about midnight on Thursday. The victim, a 37-year-old male, was giving a ride to a man who, in the 3000 block of Thalia Street, took out a gun and demanded his vehicle.
The New Orleans Police Department has arrest warrants for suspects in two shootings and an armed robbery in Uptown neighborhoods.
Sixth District NOPD officers have an arrest warrant out for Dominique Hines, 31, who may be connected to a shooting at Toledano Street and South Claiborne Avenue, near the shopping center.
The incident occurred Wednesday (July 14), when a 31-year-old woman was shot in the leg during an argument with a man in the 2900 block of Toledano Street. After she was shot, the gunman hit her in the head before fleeing, police said.
Second District police officers put out an arrest warrant for Donald Oliver, 47, in a Gert Town shooting that occurred on Friday evening (July 16). Police report that a 46-year-old man was found in a front yard in the 1300 block of Genois Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. He was transported to the hospital by the Emergency Medical Service. Oliver was identified as a suspect in this shooting.
Five robberies, an attempted carjacking and a stabbing were reported to the New Orleans Police Department over the weekend.Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (June 10), a man and a 54-year-old woman were in an argument in the 8600 block of Oleander Street when the man hit the woman in the face repeatedly. He then grabbed her phone out of her pocket and ran away. On Saturday (June 12) a 28-year-old man was working in the 4000 block of South Robertson Street. He went back to his car around 5 p.m. and was approached by two other men. One of them pulled a gun and demanded he hand over his car keys and other property, so he did so.
A carjacking, stabbing, shooting and armed robbery were reported in Uptown neighborhoods during the past week. The carjacking occurred Thursday (June 10) in the 4400 block of Washington Avenue. The victim, a 28-year-old man, had started his vehicle at about 11:30 p.m. and decided to run back into his residence. As he was getting out of the car, a man walked up and pushed him to the ground, according to a report from the New Orleans Police Department. The assailant grabbed the victim’s keys and drove off in his white 2014 Hyundai Elantra with Louisiana license plate 338 ENK.
NOPD Seventh District officers arrested a 15-year-old male on June 6 linked to a weekend 10-hour crime spree that included incidents that occurred Uptown on South Claiborne Avenue. He was arrested in New Orleans East in connection to an armed robbery in the 5800 block of Read Boulevard. The Seventh District detectives determined the juvenile is a suspect in a crime spree that stretched from Saturday (June 5) to Sunday (June 6).
Two incidents connected to the juvenile occurred near South Claiborne and Jackson avenues.
Two 21-year-old women were kidnapped in the 2100 block of South Claiborne over the weekend in one of the crimes linked to the juvenile. NOPD reports that the kidnapper demanded the victims drive him to a location in New Orleans East. Once they arrived, he reportedly robbed the victims of their cash and fled.
A hit-and-run vehicle crash at the intersection of South Claiborne and Jackson avenues is also connected to the juvenile.
Police also accused the juvenile of multiple incidents in New Orleans East, including an armed robbery in the 4500 block of Michoud Boulevard and an attempted armed carjacking in the 5800 block of Read Boulevard.
The New Orleans Police Department has reported an armed robbery in the Lower Garden District and a shooting in the Irish Channel. A woman was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday (May 19) night. The 22-year-old victim was in the 900 block of Race Street at 9:30 p.m. when she was approached by a man carrying a rifle. He demanded her money, and she complied. A 44-year-old woman was injured in a shooting early Tuesday (May 18) in the 3300 block of Chippewa Street.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking two suspects in unrelated armed robbery investigations in the Second District, including one dating back to November 2020. On May 10 at about 1 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call in the 8100 block of Oak Street. During the incident, a man armed with a handgun stole a rifle from the victim while holding him at gunpoint. Detectives have identified Randy Lewis, 30, as a suspect in the Oak Street robbery. An arrest warrant was obtained for Lewis’ arrest on a charge of armed robbery.
Two men were held up on St. Charles Avenue in the past week, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Monday (April 19) afternoon, a 39-year-old man was on an Audubon Park bench across from the universities at about 2:10 p.m. when a man approached. He pulled out a knife and demanded his cellphone. The victim turned over his phone, and the robber fled the scene.
The New Orleans Police Department reported that two people were injured in shootings, two cars were stolen and three people were robbed on Uptown streets during the holiday weekend from Thursday through Sunday. On Easter (April 4), a teenager was injured in a shooting in the St. Thomas area. At about 10 p.m., he was shot in the foot in the 700 block of St. Mary Street, near Boettner Park, police said.