As friends of an injured carjacking victim set up an online fundraiser to help with her medical bills on Monday, the New Orleans Police Department identified a suspect in the crime that put her in the hospital. Diane Rogers, known for her work with the city’s feral cat population, was carjacked on Nov. 15 at 2:26 p.m in the 1700 block of Monroe Street. During the incident, the NOPD said, Rogers reportedly grabbed hold of her vehicle’s steering wheel and, while doing so, the carjacker began to drive off at a high rate of speed. During that time, she fell to the ground and was rolled over by one of the vehicle’s tires — causing her to be hospitalized with multiple serious injuries.
Uptown neighborhoods saw their share of violence during the past week. In addition to a homicide in the Lower Garden District, at least three shootings, four armed robberies, four carjackings and two stabbings were reported in the Second and Sixth districts of the New Orleans Police Department. Armed robbery: At about 1:45 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 23), two men entered Danny’s Food Store at 2000 Earhart Boulevard, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register. The clerk handed over cash from the register, and the gunmen fled.
The New Orleans Police Department is requesting assistance in locating and identifying a suspect in the investigation of an armed carjacking on Sunday (Oct. 26) in the Hollygrove neighborhood. A 70-year-old man was inside his vehicle in the 8400 block of Colapissa Street at about 3:25 p.m. when a man walked up to the car brandishing a firearm. The gunman ordered the victim out of his car, and he complied. The gunman fled in the victim’s vehicle — described as a white 2016 Toyota Camry bearing Louisiana license plate 537AAH.
Four men approached a a driver on a Hollygrove street early Thursday, took his car and then shot at him, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 12:30 a.m., a 34-year-old man was driving in the 9000 block of Palm Street when he was stopped by four armed men. They forced him out of the vehicle and demanded his property. As the victim fled the scene, the gunmen fired at him. He was not injured in the shooting, police said.
A carjacking and two robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. A woman was carjacked Sunday afternoon in Central City, the NOPD reported. A man shoved the 28-year-old victim to the ground at South Tonti Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., the report states. He then took her keys and fled in her car. The police report states the NOPD knows the identity of the assailant, but his name was not provided.
The New Orleans Police Department’s Second District has released photos and videos of suspects in recent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods. They include a shooting during a car burglary in Broadmoor early on Mardi Gras Day, an armed carjacking in the Freret neighborhood and a rash of overnight car burglaries at Notre Dame Seminary. Shooting during car burglary
The NOPD is searching for a subject wanted for an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred in the Broadmoor area. The incident occurred on early Tuesday (Feb. 25)in the 4000 block of South Derbigny Street.
Two carjackings occurred as Mardi Gras festivities wound down on Tuesday, one in Broadmoor and another in Central City. The first was reported at about 8 p.m. in 3300 block of South Broad Street. A 21-year-old man was approached by three men as he was getting into his car. One of them grabbed the victim’s shoulder, and he turned around. He faced a gun pointed at him.
During a weekend that included a homicide in Central City, another shooting, a carjacking in the and a robbery were also reported in Uptown neighborhoods. The shooting took place about eight blocks from a fatal shooting that occurred on the same evening, Sunday, Jan. 26. At 8:52 p.m., about four-and-a-half hours after a man died from gunshot wounds at Washington Avenue and Dryades Street, a man walked into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his foot. The New Orleans Police Department placed the shooting in the 3300 block of South Robertson Street.
An armed carjacking was reported Saturday night in the Hollygrove neighborhood. At about 7:55 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 18), a 54-year-old man was parked in the 3400 block of Gen. Ogden Street, near Olive Street. He was approached by four men, one of them armed with a gun, the police report states. They demanded that he get out of the vehicle, and he complied.
An armed purse snatching, a stabbing during a domestic argument and an armed carjacking were reported to the New Orleans Police Department in Uptown neighborhoods over 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday morning, a 66-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on Magazine Street in the Garden District. A woman armed with a gun forcefully removed a purse from the 66-year-old’s shoulder at about 7 a.m. in the 2800 block of Magazine, according to a police report. The purse snatcher then fled on foot. Aggravated battery
The stabbing took place Monday afternoon on Earhart Drive in Central City.