NOPD announces arrests in Uptown carjackings

The New Orleans Police Department announced the arrests of three suspects, including one juvenile, in recent Uptown carjackings and vehicle thefts. Police have also obtained arrest warrants in a carjacking near St. Charles and Louisiana avenues and arrested a suspect in a Hoffman Triangle shooting. NOPD Second District officers have arrested Quinton Skipper, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile male on one count each of armed robbery in a carjacking. Police added more charges after their Jan.

Carjackers target women in Uptown neighborhoods near universities

Five carjackings and armed robberies occurred in quick succession Saturday afternoon (Jan. 15) in neighborhoods surrounding the universities, according to the New Orleans Police Department. All the victims in these crimes were female, police reports indicate. On Sunday, police said that four suspects arrested in unrelated incidents late Saturday may be connected to crimes in the Second District. All of Saturday’s incidents occurred in the Second District.

Rash of carjackings continues across Uptown neighborhoods

Carjackings and other robberies are becoming commonplace in Uptown neighborhoods, according to New Orleans Police Department reports from the past week. Early Wednesday morning (Jan. 12), a 48-year-old man was robbed by a group of men at Earhart and South Lopez streets. At about 1:25 a.m. the men grabbed the victim and forced him to the ground. They held him down, took his wallet from his pocket and ran off.

Four teenagers booked in string of carjackings and armed robberies

The New Orleans Police Department arrested four teenagers Tuesday (Dec. 21) in connection with a rash of carjackings, armed robberies and auto thefts that occurred in several Uptown neighborhoods beginning on Sunday (Dec. 19) around 4 p.m.

Three of the suspects are juveniles, including a 13-year-old boy who was linked to all eight crimes listed by the NOPD. The other juvenile suspects are a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old male. One adult, 19-year-old DeQuantis Ford, remained jailed Friday (Dec.

Uptown neighborhoods plagued by carjackings, armed robberies

Multiple carjackings have been reported by the New Orleans Police Department this week across Uptown neighborhoods. A 21-year-old woman was carjacked early Wednesday (Dec. 22) in the Irish Channel. She was parking her car in the 3300 block of Constance Street just before 1 a.m. when three men approached. They demanded her keys and other property before fleeing in her 2013 gray Mercedes-Benz with Louisiana license plate 685 DBK. On Tuesday morning, two carjacking incidents and an armed robbery were reported in Uptown neighborhoods.

Police blotter: Three vehicle thefts reported in Uptown area

Three vehicle thefts were reported in Uptown neighborhoods this week. The first, with four victims, took place in broad daylight in Central City. Three men, ages 48, 43 and 37, and a woman, 32, were in a car in the 2200 block of Terpsichore Street at about 12:30 p.m. when a man opened the driver’s door and demanded everyone get out, implying that he had a gun. The victims complied, and the carjacker fled in the victims’ gray 2021 Toyota Corolla, with Oklahoma license plate NPP 9069. The other carjacking reported on Wednesday was in the University area.

Police blotter: Three carjackings, four purse snatchings, an armed robbery

Uptown neighborhoods saw a rash of carjackings and purse snatchings in the past week. Four of the eight robberies and carjackings reported took place in the Irish Channel, and five of the eight victims were 60 or older. Carjackings in Lower Garden District, Irish Channel

A carjacker got into a pickup truck that was left running in the Irish Channel early Wednesday (Dec. 1). The owner, a 63-year-old man, stepped away from his pickup in the 400 block of Philip Street at about 4:15 a.m. When he returned, he found the man inside.

Three teens are arrested in armed carjackings after police chase

The New Orleans Police Department on Monday (Nov. 22) arrested three juveniles in the investigation of an armed carjacking in the Freret neighborhood. At 12:55 p.m., NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of an armed carjacking at Freret and Soniat streets. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, was robbed of her black Mazda vehicle at gunpoint by three male teenagers. The carjackers reportedly fled in the victim’s vehicle, followed by a white Volvo SUV that had been reported stolen in an Uptown armed carjacking incident the previous day.

Police blotter: Carjacking and three robberies reported

Two cars and a motorcycle were stolen in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, and a group of juveniles was arrested in purse snatching. Carjacking: A teenage girl was carjacked on Sunday (Nov. 21) in the Garden District. Three men approached the 17-year-old at about 4:30 p.m. as she was getting out of her car in the 1200 block of Harmony Street. One of the men pulled on her door handle, then pulled out a gun and demanded her keys.

Police blotter: Two shootings, one injuring a child bystander; two vehicle thefts; and the theft of a pet dog

 

A child was injured in one of two shootings in Uptown neighborhoods this week, according to reports from the New Orleans Police Department. The reports also show the rash of vehicle thefts and carjackings continues, despite several recent arrests. And a man is missing his dog after it was stolen from him in Central City. Armed robbery: A woman’s car was stolen in the Freret neighborhood on Wednesday (Nov. 17).