NOPD seeks suspect in burglary of Freret Street business

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in an aggravated burglary that occurred on Sept. 2, in the 4900 block of Freret Street. At about 9:15 p.m., the man pictured above entered a business and attempted to grab a cash register. An employee tried to stop him, and the two fought. The burglar then took cartoons of cigarettes, tossed them in a nearby garbage bag and left the store.

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.

Sobriety checkpoints planned for Thursday night

The NOPD Traffic Division will conduct sobriety checkpoints in New Orleans on Thursday and Friday (June 9-10) and again on June 23 to 24. The checkpoints will operate at undisclosed locations from 9 p.m. on Thursday to 5 a.m. on Friday and from 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, to 5 a.m. on Friday, June 24. Motorists will experience minimal delays during these checkpoint operations, the NOPD said, and should have the proper documentation available if requested (i.e., proof of insurance, driver’s license, etc.).

NOPD announces arrests in Uptown homicide, shooting and armed robbery

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested Armand J. Labranch, 57, on one count of second-degree murder in a Hollygrove shooting death. The arrest came in the investigation of a homicide on March 25 in the 3000 block of Eagle Street. Derwin Bernard, 32, died at University Medical Center from a single gunshot wound. Labranch remained jailed on Tuesday (May 10) on $300,000 bond, Sheriff’s Office records show. On May 1, Sixth District detectives arrested Tommie Allen, 51, on one count of principle to aggravated second-degree battery.

One woman arrested, another sought in disturbance at Half Moon Bar

The New Orleans Police Department obtained arrest warrants for two women — Johnquil Kelley, 25, and Alexis Linor, 24 — in an incident that occurred Saturday (April 23) at a bar in the Lower Garden District just off Magazine Street. Kelley was arrested on Thursday (April 28). They are accused of assaulting multiple people at the Half Moon Bar & Restaurant, 1125 St. Mary St. On Saturday, police said, two women created a disturbance over being refused service when they could not show identification.

Suspect sought in burglary on Magazine Street

Members of the New Orleans Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a business burglary that occurred on Tuesday (April 26) in the 1800 block of Magazine Street. According to investigators, the suspect arrived in the pictured truck and burglarized a Magazine Street business. The suspect used a four-way lug wrench to break windows before stealing several display items.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a Saints 51 Vilma jersey shirt, black pants, black-and-green Jordan 6 shoes and black-and-gold crown baseball hat. The suspect also has a flame tattoo around his left forearm and a tattoo of a bird on his right hand. If you have any information regarding this suspect or vehicle, please notify Detective Amanda Williams at, Sixth District Detectives at 504-658-6060, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

NOPD announces arrests in violent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods

The New Orleans Police Department announced four recent arrests and a warrant issued in violent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods. Perry Briley Sr., 25, was already in Orleans Parish Justice Center when he was rebooked for murder on April 13. Briley was being held on one count of attempted second-degree murder, eight counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and weapons charges that included taking a firearm into a school. He had been arrested on May 13, 2021, in the shooting of Lamont Fletcher in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, near Simon Bolivar Street. On April 12, 11 months after the shooting, Fletcher, 48, died from his wounds.

Police seek vehicle in Hoffman Triangle double homicide that killed a 13-year-old boy

The NOPD is requesting assistance in locating a vehicle of interest in the ongoing investigation of the double homicide on March 15 at South Roman Street and Washington Avenue. A 13-year-old boy was killed in the shooting. The pictured vehicle, possibly a black Toyota Corolla or Yaris, was seen leaving the scene after the shooting took place. Detectives are seeking the vehicle and the occupants of the vehicle at the time of the incident. Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the whereabouts of the listed vehicle of interest is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Miles Guirreri at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.