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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Crescent City Crime Bits
New Orleans Police Blotter: June 27 - July 4, 2012
In this week's debased dossier, a market robber made sure to take some shrimp as lagniappe, a hammer and ice pick were used as weapons in separate assaults and police rounded up a handful of robbers. Every week, NoDef lists all of this week's crime, all in one place:
from NOPD reports:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Threat in Gentilly: 8:50pm, Mandeville St. and Prentiss Ave. An 18-year-old male was arrested for threatening the victim with a handgun during the course of an ongoing dispute.
Armed Robbery of Wedding Ring: 10:22pm, Mirabeau and Wisner. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, and a friend were walking along the bike path when they were approached by an unknown black male. The suspect produced a weapon and demanded the victim’s possessions. The victim complied by giving up her wedding ring. The suspect fled.
Hammer to the Head in Bayou St. John: 11:56pm, Moss and Orleans. The perp, a white male with brown hair, 5’8”, was driving an unknown make and model, gray-colored sedan with Oregon license plates, when he got out of the car, approached the victim and hit the victim twice in the head with a hammer. After a short struggle, the perp got back into his car and drove off.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Fatal Fire on Oak Street: 4:12am, 8300 block of Oak Street. The male victim was found lying face down in a burning house with a piece of furniture on top of him. The victim, Charles Nash, was so badly burned that police could not determine his race initially.
Armed Carjacking near City Park: 8:56am, 4700 block of St. Peter. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was sitting inside her car when an unknown black male approached her window with a gun. He ordered the victim out of the car, to which she complied. The subject fled in the victim’s car.
Burglars Arrested: 10:15am, 2139 Peniston Drive. Officers responded to a call about a suspicious person near a residence in Central City. Upon arrival, officers met 22-year-old Ellis Bursten, who fit the description from the 911 call. Bursten was placing pieces of iron into the rear yard of 2139 Peniston Drive. The subject was detained without incident. Officers saw a second subject, 42-year-old Ian Hunte, inside 2139 Peniston Drive. Officers asked him to come outside and talk, to which Haute complied. Haute said he and Bursten were cleaning up the location for the owner. Officers spoke to the owner of the property, who made the initial 911 call, via telephone. She said she saw the subjects stealing iron from her yard. The owner’s son arrived on the scene and confirmed that the iron was his, and that the rear shed was broken into and items removed. He also said the property is in the process of restoration. Hunte and Bursten were booked with simple burglary.
Armed Robbery: 10:21am, St. Bernard and Sere. The victim, a 46-year-old woman, was sitting inside of her car when an unknown black male knocked on her window with a gun. He demanded all she had. The victim complied. The subject fled.
Gun Battle in Tulane-Gravier: 12:49pm, 200 block of S. Rocheblave. The victim, a 20-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the left lower abdomen during a gun battle with multiple subjects. The victim is in stable condition at the hospital.
Bait Bike Operation Leads to Three Arrests: 6th District police utilized “heat” maps to determine areas high in property crime in Central City, Lower Garden District, Garden District, and parts of Gert Town and Irish Channel. At the first trap set, officers arrested James Jackson, 18, within 45 minutes. At the second location, officers arrested Glen J, Lewis, 36. After a brief foot chase, Lewis committed battery upon the officers. No officers were seriously injured. Lewis has a lengthy record including theft, simple burglary, armed robbery, simple robbery, rape, narcotics and resisting arrest. At the third location, officers arrested Bobby Hookfin, 54. Hookfin was wanted under a municipal attachment and was wanted under a Court Capias for simple burglary. He has a length record of felony arrests including numerous property crimes related arrests.
Choking and Stabbing: 1:39pm, 1100 block of Horace. On the West Bank, the victim, a 26-year-old man, and the arrested subject, Andrewnisha Delmore, 18, were involved in a verbal altercation. The victim tried to choke Delmore. Delmore then retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim in his leg.
Murder in Little Woods: 2:10pm, Crowder and Curran. Officers responded to gunfire in New Orleans East and found the victim, an unknown black male, 25-30 years of age, slumped between two seats in black Nissan Titan, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the head. He was pronounced dead on arrival. Witnesses say they observed a darker, older model Chevy Tahoe with factory rims fleeing the area.
Armed Robbery of Shell Gas Station: 8:46pm, 3000 block of Elysian Fields. The clerk was working alone when an unknown black male wearing a black mask and armed with a handgun came in and demanded money. The clerk complied. The subject took the cash and fled on foot toward I-610.
Juvenile Shot in St. Claude: 11:34pm, 2000 block of Desire. The victim, a 12-year-old boy, and his friends were leaving a residence when a known male opened fired on them. The victim was hit once in the right leg and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Street Robbery in the French Quarter: 2:00am, Bourbon and St. Ann. The victim, a 35-year-old man, was walking in the French Quarter when an unknown black male grabbed the victim’s money from his grasp. The victim tried to stop the suspect, when the suspect struck the victim, and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The Traffic Tranny was not on duty at the time to stop the perp.
Two Arrested After Burglarizing Relative’s Home: 10:00am, 2500 block of Abundance. Two 23-year-old males were arrested for taking coins, doubloons and jewelry from a relative’s home.
Car Burglary: 2:40pm, Chef Menteur Hwy and Louisa Drive. The front driver’s side window of a parked car was forcibly opened; taken was a Glock 27 handgun.
Attempted Purse Snatching on N. Rampart: 10:15pm, N. Rampart and Iberville. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was walking on the edge of the French Quarter when an unknown black male grabbed her purse. The victim resisted and held onto her property. The suspect, wearing a blue cap and white jacket, fled onto a bicycle up Iberville toward N. Claiborne.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Phone Snatching in the CBD: 12:40am, 400 block of Poydras. The victim, a 25-year-old male, was walking in the CBD when he was approached by unknown black male, asking to use the victim’s phone. The victim pulled out his phone and the suspect snatched it. The suspect, described as 20-22 years of age, fled on foot on Poydras toward Loyola, then unknown.
Stabbing by Ice Pick on N. Rampart: 3:40am, 500 block of N. Rampart. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was walking on N. Rampart when he was jumped by two acquaintances. A physical altercation began, during which one of the suspects produced an ice pick and stabbed the victim in the arm. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Home Invasion, Rape in St. Claude: 4:40am, 2600 block of Marais. The victim, a 26-year-old woman, was sleeping in her home when an unknown subject entered the residence through the front window. The subject choked the victim, sexually assaulted her, then fled out the residence in an unknown direction.
Armed Robbery in Bywater: 4:54pm, Gallier and Royal. The male victim was walking when he was approached by an unknown black male, who demanded the vicitm’s money. The victim did not have any money, so instead the perp took the victim’s LG flip phone. The suspect fled on foot.
Face Cutting in CBD: 10:23pm, 829 St. Peters. The male victim was involved in a verbal altercation with a known subject. The subject produced a box cutter and cut the victim’s face. The victim was treated at the hospital and released. Police secured a warrant for the arrest of Roman Figeroa, 43.
Cutting in Treme: 11:02pm, 2322 Gov. Nicholls. The male victim was involved in a verbal altercation, when he received multiples cuts to the arm. The victim was transported to the hospital.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Rape on Canal: 1:27am, Canal and St. Charles. An unknown male put a gun to the female victim’s head and forced her to have sex with him.
Snoball Stand Stripped: 2:52am, 5300 block of Venus. The rear door of a snoball stand in Gentilly Terrace was forced open; taken were a snoball machine, cash register and security monitor.
Armed Robbery of Magnolia Discount: 5:46am, 9201 Airline Hwy. In Hollygrove, a black male – 20-25 years of age, wearing a red Alabama University cap and white cloth covering his face – rode up to the door of Magnolia Discount/Shell Gas Station on a bike. Armed, he demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied. The perp took the cash ($400-$500) and fled the scene by bicycle.
Shrimp Shakedown: 2:49pm, Mardi Gras and Nunez. On the West Bank, below the Crescent City Connection, a woman was selling shrimp when an unknown black male approached her, asking to buy shrimp. The subject struck the victim in the head with a gun, stole 2 pounds of shrimp and $300, and then fled.
Attempted Simple Robbery in French Quarter: 4:30pm, Burgundy and St. Louis. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking in the French Quarter when he was approached by two unknown Hispanic males. One suspect demanded the victim’s chain, and then struck the victim. The victim resisted and the suspects fled on foot. Responding officers apprehended one of the suspects, Kevin Rivas, 20.
Shooting in Central City: 5:02pm, Louisiana and Loyola. The male victim was walking when a vehicle pulled up alongside him. The rear door of the car opened and an unknown subject opened fire on the victim. A bullet went through the victim’s left thigh and lodged into his right thigh.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Murder in Hollygrove: 10:58pm, Mistletoe and Olive. Responding officers arrived on the scene and found the body of the victim, a 27-year-old man, in the grass. The victim was fatally shot multiple times to the head and chest.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Teenager Stabbed in Little Woods: 12:14am, 8900 block of Bunker Hill Road. In New Orleans East, the suspect, a black female, stabbed the victim, a 15-year-old female, in her right shoulder. The victim was treated and released at the hospital.
Domestic Cutting in Pines Village: 6:43am, 4700 block of Francis Drive. In New Orleans East, the victim, a 38-year-old man, and his son were involved in a verbal argument. The wife, Ronna Carter, 39, got in between the two, armed with a knife. Carter swung and cut the victim on the forearm. He was transported to the hospital. Carter was arrested.
Domestic Stabbing: 6:25pm, Leeds and Viola. In New Orleans East, the victim, a 23-year-old man, and his girlfriend were involved in a verbal altercation, when the girlfriend produced an unknown object and started stabbing the victim. The victim sustained stab wounds to the face, head and arm. The wounds were not life threatening. The victim refused to give the police the identity of his girlfriend.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Armed Robbery in West Lake Forest: 12:30am, 6800 block of Parc Brittany Blvd. In New Orleans East, the victim, a 19-year-old female, was approached by five unknown black males in a parking lot. They demanded her phone and money. The perps then made the victim go into her residence and demand money from her two female friends.
Armed Robbery of Rally’s: 2:47am, 2200 block of S. Claiborne. An unknown black male with a towel over his face approached the window of Rally’s and demanded all the money from the register. The employee complied and then ran to the back of the business. The perp fled in an unknown direction.
Shooting in McDonough: 11:46am, 400 block of Lamarque. On the West Bank, the victim, a 24-year-old male, and a female friend were talking when an unknown male exited a blue Jeep, armed with a handgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s money. The victim was shot in the buttocks, and transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Murder in Milneburg: 12:41pm, 2400 block of Pressburg. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, approximately 30 years of age, lying on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hit and Run Fatality: 5:49pm, 4900 block of Alcee Fortier Blvd. The female victim was hit by a car while she was standing by the trunk of her parked car. The subject, who was later arrested, fled after hitting the victim in his car. He was booked with vehicular homicide.
Fatality on I-10W: 11:42pm, I-10 West and West End Exit 231 B. A 23-year-old woman was driving in a black Ford Explorer and attempting to exit the interstate when, for reasons unknown, left the roadway and struck a wall, causing a utility pole to detach from its base. She was ejected from the car and struck by the falling pole. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
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