Two teens arrested in Jason Williams carjacking

Police arrested an 18-year-old and 16-year-old in two armed carjackings that occurred Oct. 16, including the carjacking of District Attorney Jason Williams and his mother. See photos from NOLA Project below showing the SWAT team’s capture of the suspects. Ahmad Seals, 18, and a male juvenile are suspects in the ongoing investigation of the carjackings committed within a 20-minute period in the Lower Garden District and Central City. Williams was helping his mother, 78, into his Lincoln Navigator in the 1000 block of Race Street when two men approached and demanded the vehicle at gunpoint.

Carjackings in Lower Garden District, Central City were related, NOPD says; DA Jason Williams, his mother were victims

District Attorney Jason Williams and his mother were carjacked in the Lower Garden District on Monday night (Oct. 16), media reports state. The New Orleans Police Department have linked that carjacking to another that occurred about half-hour later, stating they were likely committed by the same two men. Williams was helping his 78-year-old mother into his car at about 10 p.m. when they were approached by two armed men demanding his vehicle. He complied, and one of the gunmen fled in his black Lincoln Navigator.

Police blotter: Armed robbery, stabbing, attempted carjacking

An armed robbery, an attempted carjacking, a home invasion and stabbing, and an attempted armed robbery were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the past two days. The armed robbery occurred early Wednesday (Sept. 6), when five people were held up in the Lower Garden District. The victims — three women and two men, all in their early- to mid-20s — were on St. Mary and Coliseum streets at about 12:30 a.m. when a sport utility vehicle pulled up.

Armed robbery victim dies; teenage suspect faces murder charge

A Hoffman Triangle shooting victim died of his wounds Saturday (July 22), and a teenager jailed in that shooting now faces a murder charge in his death. Police found Kenneth Allen with a gunshot wound in the 3100 block of Second Street at about 12:45 a.m. on July 11. He was unresponsive, and Emergency Medical Services brought him to a hospital. He died 11 days later at 57. On July 18, the NOPD arrested 19-year-old Cody McClairen in connection with two shootings committed just days apart in the Hoffman Triangle, including Allen’s shooting.

Three teenagers arrested in recent carjacking, attempted robbery

Three juveniles were arrested Thursday (July 6) in connection with an attempted armed robbery and a carjacking reported a day earlier in the East Riverside and Irish Channel neighborhoods. The victims in both incidents were women. Two of the suspects are 14 years of old; the other is 15.  Two handguns were recovered by New Orleans police and federal ATF officers during the arrest. The three boys have been charged with the attempted armed robbery and armed carjacking, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The crimes occurred within 20 minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon (July 5), according to police reports.

Brutal carjacking of Stein’s Deli owner one of many in river area

Among the victims in a recent rash of carjackings and robberies in the Lower Garden District, Irish Channel and East Riverside was the owner of the beloved Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine Street. Dan Stein left his Lower Garden District shop, carrying a bag with a sandwich inside, and got in his Toyota SUV on Thursday (July 6) at about 12:45 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department stated. At first, he didn’t think much of it when four men drove up in a dark-colored vehicle

The gunmen ordered him out of the SUV, and he complied. Before fleeing in Stein’s car, one of the carjackers struck him in the head with a handgun. Stein collapsed on the sidewalk and stayed there for a while, surveillance video obtained by WWL-TV shows.

Police blotter: Two carjackings in Lower Garden District, shooting in Hoffman Triangle

Two carjackings and a shooting were reported in Uptown neighborhoods during the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. A 47-year-old man was carjacked early Monday (Jan. 9) near the Pontchartrain Expressway exit on Tchoupitoulas Street. Soon after the carjacker took possession of the car at about 12:45 a.m., it got stuck and was abandoned, police said. A woman was carjacked Saturday (Jan.

Police blotter: Shootings, carjackings, robberies reported Uptown over the weekend

In Uptown neighborhoods this weekend, two shootings, two carjackings and three robberies were reported to the New Orleans Police Department. Shooting: A man arrived in a local emergency room Sunday night (Dec. 18) with a gunshot wound. Police were notified just before 11 p.m.
By 2 a.m. on Monday, officers confirmed that a shooting occurred late Sunday at Felicity and Simon Bolivar Avenue. The victim, 33, told police he was standing at the corner waiting for a female friend to call when he was shot in the arm.

Police seeking teenage suspect in Garden District carjacking

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying and locating a juvenile suspect in an armed carjacking. The offense occurred midday on Aug. 24 in the Garden District. At about 1:15 p.m., a teenager knocked on the window of a 2022 Honda Civic in the 1100 block of Jackson Avenue. He brandished a weapon and ordered the woman inside to get out of the car.