Twice, a Freret Street business has raised a rainbow flag in honor of Pride Month. And twice, it was mysteriously removed. The New Orleans Police Department arrested David Klump, 56, on Friday (June 29) on two counts of theft and two counts of a misdemeanor hate crime in connection with the disappearance of the rainbow flag. The pride flag on Freret Street was stolen on June 9 and again on June 25, police said. It was on a statue outside of a business in the 4600 block of Freret Street.
The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three suspects in multiple thefts at Uptown stores. On May 5, three women entered a boutique in the 5500 block of Magazine Street and shoplifted numerous items of clothing. Second District detectives, after viewing surveillance video, identified three women as suspects. The same women were also spotted allegedly shoplifting from another Uptown shop, in the Sixth District, on the same day and have now been linked to a previous theft in the Second District. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of these subjects is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.
A white Shih Tzu named Nola was stolen Sunday (March 5) outside of her home in the Dixon neighborhood. Police are now asking the public’s assistance in locating the dog and identifying the suspect. Nola’s owner let her outside her home in the 9200 block of Palmetto Street. After finding the dog was gone, the owner checked surveillance video, shown below, and observed a man taking Nola at 12:22 p.m.
Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the dog is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Pa5S0lB5I
The New Orleans Police Department is reaching out for public assistance in an investigation of a catalytic converter stolen in the Audubon-Riverside area. On Feb. 10 at about 1:15 a.m., a man arrived in the 200 block of Eleonore Street driving the sport utility vehicle pictured above. He then climbed under a Toyota Tundra and removed the catalytic converter before fleeing in the SUV. Anyone with information about this incident or this vehicle is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with the attempted theft at the Regions Bank on Tchoupitoulas Street. At about 4 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 10), two men in dark hooded jackets were captured on the bank’s surveillance video. They appeared to be trying to break into an ATM in the bank’s drive-thru. They were reportedly not successful in their attempt to gain access to the contents of the ATM.
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).
The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying suspects in the theft of an ATM that occurred on April 23 in the Camellia Grill on South Carrollton Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., three men were seen via video surveillance breaking the front door of the Riverbend diner, wrapping an ATM with a chain and pulling it from its floor mounting with a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. Surveillance video in this investigation can be seen at this link. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted for a theft by fraud incident that occurred on April 22. At around 6:30 a.m., the pictured man was photographed making a fraudulent charge at a corner store located on Louisiana Avenue. He used the credit card of a 39-year-old man who died April 19 of an undisclosed cause at his home in the 1100 block of Terpischore Street. The man’s mother was notified that her deceased son’s credit card on their shared account had been used. The fraud suspect is described as a white man with dark-colored hair and an unknown tattoo on his right wrist.
The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in located a dog stolen on April 20. At around 10:30 a.m., Coco, the pictured 9-year-old miniature poodle, was secured by her owner on a leash in the front yard of their home located in the 2200 block of Brainard Street, near Jackson Avenue. Moments later, the owner’s neighbor informed her that a woman had taken the dog and ran off. The owner spent several days looking for Coco before informing police of the theft. Coco is described as black with gray patches, weighs 6 pounds, and is missing her right canine tooth.
The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating and identifying a suspect in the investigation of the theft of Halloween decorations. The above intruder was seen removing Halloween decorations from the victim’s yard in the 3300 block of Napoleon Avenue on Oct. 13 at 7:55 p.m. and again on Oct. 14 at 1:32 a.m.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP (7867).