Police blotter: Two carjackings, three robberies reported in Uptown neighborhoods

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.

Carjackings reported in Irish Channel, Fontainebleau neighborhoods

Two carjackings were reported this week in Uptown neighborhoods. On Monday (Aug. 23), a 30-year-old woman was carjacked in the 600 block of Toledano Street. She was inside her sport utility vehicle at about 10:40 p.m. when a group of male and female juveniles pulled up in a sedan, the New Orleans Police Department reported. One of them got out and demanded the victim turn over her vehicle.

Police blotter: Shooting in Hoffman Triangle, carjacking in B.W. Cooper area, battery in Broadmoor, armed robbery in the Lower Garden District

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.

Police blotter: Two shootings, home invasion, carjacking

Among the crimes reported in Uptown neighborhoods early this week, including a carjacking, two home invasions and two shootings. A man carjacked a 49-year-old woman around 2 a.m. Monday (July 19) at St. Charles Avenue and Pine Street. When the woman stopped at the intersection, he pushed her out of the car, grabbed the wheel and drove away. Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday (July 19), a woman broke into a home in the 3500 block of Second Street.

Police blotter: Four robberies, burglary, attempted carjacking, stabbing

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.

Police blotter: Carjacking, shooting, stabbing, armed robbery

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 arrests 15-year-old linked to 10-hour crime spree

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.

Police blotter: Two cars and a backpack stolen on Uptown streets

A man and woman were carjacked Monday night on Magazine Street and two men were robbed in separate incidents Sunday night on South Claiborne Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The carjacking occurred Monday (May 24) in the 2200 block of Magazine Street, near Jackson Avenue. The victims were a man, 53, and a woman, 23. The 53-year-old was in a Toyota Camry at about 9:30 p.m. when a man entered the car through driver’s door while another man punched him in face. The man was thrown out of the driver’s seat, and the two carjackers drove away in the victims’ white 2014 Toyota Camry with Louisiana license plate YMB 725.

Police arrest one suspect, seek another in string of armed carjackings

The NOPD has arrested Joshua Dean, 18, and has obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Garrett, 23, in the ongoing investigation of multiple armed carjacking incidents in Uptown neighborhoods and in the Navarre neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. NOPD Second District detectives determined that four recent armed carjacking incidents were related, three in the Uptown area. Two occurred in Carrollton on Feb. 9, one in the 8100 block of Green Street, targeting two women delivering food. It was quickly followed by another on Cohn and Pine streets.