The New Orleans Police Department has named a suspect in a shooting early Saturday (May 13) near Joseph and LaSalle streets. At about 6:30 a.m., a man was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital by the Emergency Medical Services. About 10 minutes later, another man arrived at a local emergency room with a gunshot wound and police began investigating a possible connection. The 35-year-old victim had been inside his parked vehicle when he saw two gunmen with their faces covered pulling on the door handles of vehicles parked in the 5500 block of LaSalle St. They were being followed by an accomplice driving a black SUV, the NOPD said.
The New Orleans Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for James Ventress, 45, in the investigation of multiple reported burglary incidents that occurred on Aug. 2 in the 2700 block of Napoleon Avenue. NOPD Second District detectives have identified Ventress as a suspect in two vehicle burglaries in the Ochsner Baptist Medical Center parking garage at the location. Additionally, Ventress has also been identified as a suspect in a business burglary at the same location. Anyone with additional information on James Ventress’ whereabouts is urged to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
A man whose car was burglarized on Nashville Avenue on Friday night (Feb. 27) shot and injured the two alleged burglars, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 30-year-old man reportedly heard a gunshot at about 9 p.m. after seeing two people breaking into his car in the 2700 block of Nashville, near South Claiborne Avenue, according to the police report. He fired his gun, hitting both of them. The shooting victims, a 16-year-old juvenile and 29-year-old man, arrived at a local emergency room on their own with gunshot injuries.
NOPD Second District officers arrested Mckenzie Fair, 18, on Thursday (April 7) in connection with multiple vehicle burglary incidents in Uptown neighborhoods. After developing Fair as a suspect in multiple vehicle burglary incidents, detectives obtained a search warrant for Fair’s home. During the search, detectives discovered a handgun that had been reported stolen. Fair was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for 16 counts of simple burglary, two counts of simple criminal damage to property and one count each of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, attempted simple burglary and illegal carrying of a weapon. Fair remained jailed Monday on a $39,500 bond.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying and locating a subject in the investigation of a vehicle burglary and subsequent access device fraud incident on July 7 in the Second District. The victim returned to his vehicle on July 7 and realized he had left it unlocked. The vehicle’s interior had been ransacked. The victim’s wallet containing several debit and credit cards was missing. The victim later discovered someone had made multiple fraudulent transactions with his credit card at a store in the 8700 block of South Claiborne Avenue.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to locate and identify a suspect sought in the investigation of an aggravated assault with a firearm that occurred on June 12 in the 2600 block of Canal Street, connected to an auto theft a day before in the Sixth District. The NOPD Sixth District covers the Central City, Garden District and Irish Channel neighborhoods. Police did not specify where the theft took place. On June 11, the pictured man pictured above was allegedly involved in the theft of a black Subaru Forester, bearing Louisiana license plate 946 EBU, in an Uptown neighborhood. The next day, at about 7:45 a.m., the individual reportedly used the stolen Subaru in commission of an aggravated assault with a firearm against three female employees of a business in the 2600 block of Canal street.
The NOPD has arrested a 16-year-old male suspected in the investigation of an armed robbery of a vehicle in the Fontainebleau area on Saturday (Jan. 23). He is also wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. The armed robbery occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 4500 block of Eden Street. The victim, a 23-year-old man, exited his white Kia while leaving it running.
The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Earl Parker, 26, in the investigation of a a vehicle burglary that occurred in May 4 in Hollygrove
A Glock 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a car in the 2900 block of Joliet Street. NOPD Second District detectives have named Parker as a suspect in the burglary. Parker has a previous arrest and conviction for negligent injuring in 2011. 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 New Orleans Police Department is investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred Uptown on May 4. In the early morning hours, the pictured vehicle was observed as the in video footage taken from vehicle burglaries in the 1700 block of Amelia Street in Faubourg Delachaise and the 700 block of Seventh Street in the Irish Channel. There were an additional six vehicle burglaries within the Sixth District in which the vehicle and its occupants are believed to be involved. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
The New Orleans Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Talesha Cheramie, 22, in the investigation of a vehicle burglary that occurred last week in the Garden District. NOPD Sixth District detectives say Cheramie and an unidentified male burglarized a vehicle, stealing the victim’s car keys, in 1100 block of First Street on April 6 at about 7:45 p.m.
Court records filed with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office show that Cheramie was arrested days after the vehicle burglary on apparently unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping charges. At a Magistrate Court hearing held via video conference on April 9, her bond was set at $15,000. Anyone with information regarding Cheramie’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.