Teen girl taken from Loyola Avenue to Baton Rouge for sexual assault, police say

A 14-year-old girl was picked up from Loyola Avenue by an unknown man and taken to Baton Rouge for a sexual assault, New Orleans police said. No other details are included in the initial NOPD report, which has a reporting location of the 3300 block of Loyola Avenue and a reporting time of 2 a.m. Friday, May 11. More information has been requested, and this article will be updated if it becomes available. Anyone who can possibly assist with the investigation is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

72 hours Uptown: Fight, Shop, and Sing Your Heart Out

Attend a Christmas bash, catch up on shopping at the market, or belt out Handel’s Messiah — there’s no shortage of options to get into the holiday spirit this weekend. See below for a snapshot of what’s going on Uptown. Friday

Friday Night Fights, 7-10pm, Freret Street Boxing Gym, Freret and Napoleon. Monthly outdoor boxing match. $15.

Sci High student robbed outside campus as Halloween weekend violence reaches Uptown

Two teens have been arrested in an armed robbery outside an Uptown charter high school that served as a prelude to a violent Halloween weekend around the city, police said Thursday. In separate incidents, a man was shot in the Garden District, a woman was robbed of her luxury car in the Milan area, police found a major stash of drug money in Freret, and thefts deemed “crimes of opportunity” saw a surge around Uptown, ranking NOPD officers reported at their weekly meetings Thursday morning. Sci High robbery | The robbery was reported at 4:40 p.m. Friday in the 5600 block of Loyola Avenue, just outside the New Orleans Charter Math and Science High School, police said. Two 17-year-old students, the victim and 17-year-old Ciontray Campbell, were standing on a corner when a third person walked up, said Sgt. Shaun Ferguson of the Second District persons-crimes division.

Milan-area shooting under investigation

A volley of bullets fired Thursday evening near an intersection in the Milan neighborhood left a man with a gunshot wound to the ankle, and police are investigating the case despite his lack of cooperation, authorities said Friday. The victim told police he was standing near the intersection of General Taylor and Loyola streets when he was approached by a mask-wearing stranger who began shooting at him, said New Orleans Police Department Lt. Mike Montalbano of the Second District’s investigative unit. At least 11 rounds were fired, but the victim was only hit once in the right ankle, Montalbano said. The victim is recovering but being “totally uncooperative” with investigators, who believe he may have known his assailant, Montalbano said. Anyone with information should call the Second District at 658-6020.

New Orleans police seek information on Uptown carjacking

A woman had her car stolen at gunpoint in an early-morning carjacking at the intersection of Loyola and Louisiana avenues, and police are requesting the public’s help in the case. The victim was driving a white 2010 Toyota Camry at the intersection about 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, when she was approached by a gun-wielding man who demanded she get out of the car, according to a news release from Officer Shereese Harper. When she got out, he drove away in the car, a Hertz rental with unknown Florida plates, Harper wrote. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or 877-903-STOP (7867).

Nola.com: Murder conviction in 2009 Uptown shooting

Despite his pleas of self-defense, Burtell Thomas, 27, will be sentenced Oct. 5 to a mandatory life term in prison on a second-degree murder conviction for shooting 31-year-old Lashawn Butler six times on June 25, 2009, at Butler’s Cadiz Street home near Loyola Avenue, according to Gwen Filosa of the Times-Picayune.