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My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
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Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
Crescent City Crime Bits
New Orleans Police Blotter April 25 - May 2
Crime was not among crowds soaking up JazzFest, but it did find a way into the cars of people who were parked nearby, as someone spent their Saturday afternoon pulling off a spate of car burglaries in City Park. Elsewhere, a man held up a convenience store with only a wig as a disguise, Bobcat paid boaters a visit with a mysterious threat and a rash of robberies were reported in the French Quarter - during some of which police came up with arrests. Crescent City Crime Bits fills in the details:
From NOPD Reports
Wednesday, April 25
Armed Street Robbery: 2:35am, 400 block of Iberville St. The victims were walking in the French Quarter when an unknown black male got out of the rear driver’s side door of a dark colored sedan. The perp pointed his gun and said, “Drop everything.” The victims did. The perp grabbed their property and fled the scene on foot.
Business Robbery: 3:30am, 4101 South Claiborne Ave. An unknown black male wearing a white jersey, a woman’s wig, and a green baseball cap tried robbing the Discount Corner Food Store in Broadmoor with a revolver. Once the suspect realized he could not break the security glass, he knocked over several display items from the counter and fled the store.
Purse Snatching: 5:30am, 100 block of Baronne St. The victim was walking home from work, near Canal St in the CBD when an unknown white male followed her. The subject tried to grab the victim’s purse, but she resisted. She was knocked to the ground during the struggle. The perp made off with the purse, getting into a white vehicle, which fled westbound on Baronne St. The car is described as a white 2006-2007 Ford Crown Victoria, 4-door with a dark colored bungee cord securing the trunk.
Three Auto Burglaries at UNO Lakefront Arena: 8:10pm, 6801 Franklin Ave. No gist, for the three auto burglaries occurred within the jurisdiction of campus police.
Thursday, April 26
Gun Drawn on the Industrial Canal: 2:18am, 6000 block of France Road. The victims were sitting in their docked boat when they were approached by a white male known to them only as “Bobcat,” who produced a revolver and pointed it at them. The victims fled to a nearby trailer, where they summoned help. Bobcat had fled the scene.
Shooting: 5:05pm, 3100 block of Washington Ave. The 25-year-old victim was walking in Central City when an unknown black male approached her and shot her in the head. The victim survived.
Theft: 10:39am, 1200 block of Robert E. Lee Blvd. A brass goblet was taken from a display case in the lobby of Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Attempted Theft from Exterior of Auto: 11:30pm, 3100 block of New Orleans St. In Gentilly, the victim heard a noise outside his home and went outside to investigate. He saw an unknown black male removing the tires from the victim’s car. The victim tried stopping the subject from fleeing, and a struggle ensued. The subject tried fleeing in a pickup truck, but crashed into a utility pole down the block. The perp then fled on foot. A check of the truck revealed it to be stolen from Jefferson Parish.
Friday, April 27
Armed Street Robbery: 12:40am, 1100 block of Dauphine St. The victim was walking in the French Quarter when two unknown males approached him. One of the subjects stepped in front of the victim armed with a gun. The subject demanded the victim empty his pockets and take off his pants. The victim complied. Both perps fled on foot.
Armed Street Robbery: 1:30am, 100 block of Exchange Alley. Two victims – a male and female – were walking in the French Quarter when they were approached by an unknown black male. The perp, around 20-years-old, lifted his shirt and revealed a firearm in his waistband. The perp ordered the victims to drop their wallets. The male victim refused, but the female victim dropped her purse. The perp took the purse and fled on Iberville towards the river in a silver or light blue sedan, driven by an unknown black female.
Armed Street Robbery: 2:00am, 700 block of Washington Ave. Two victims were walking in the Irish Channel when two unknown black males approached them from behind, bearing guns. One of the perps walked in front of the victims, turned standing before them, and pointed his gun. The other perp stood behind them, pointing his. The victims handed over their property. The perps told the victims to walk down Washington Ave toward the river. The perps entered a red car parked in the 700 block of Washington Ave. They made a u-turn on Washington and drove toward Annunciation St, turning left in an Uptown direction.
Failed Bank Robbery: 11:40am, 4500 block of Chef Menteur Hwy. A muscular, bald white male entered the Chase Bank near Desire and handed the teller a note with two words written: “I” and “gun”. The teller stepped away from the window. The subject then fled, empty-handed.
Hair on Fire: 5:26pm, Iroquois and Pocahontas St. In Desire, a 13-year-old boy was arrested for setting a girl’s hair on fire; singed were the victim’s hair and ear.
Double Shooting, Murder in Desire: 8:30pm, Montegut and Pleasure Streets. A 15-year-old male, Brandon Adams, and his 18-year-old brother were gunned down while walking home from a pickup basketball game at Sampson Park. They tried to run as two masked black males started shooting at them, but both victims were hit. Adams, 15, was shot in the head and died on the scene. The 18-year-old was shot in the back and brought to the hospital in stable condition. Adams’s girlfriend was gunned down three days later. Police believe the shootings were related, but have yet to determine the motive.
Shooting: 10:05pm, 5400 block of Burgundy. In the Lower 9th Ward, the 25-year-old victim was trying to buy drugs from a local drug dealer, and tried to snatch the drugs from the dealer’s hands. The dealer shot him in the right arm and left foot. The victim was treated at the hospital.
Saturday, April 28
Armed Street Robbery: 12:05am, 1000 block of St. Ann. The victims were walking in the French Quarter when they were approached by an unknown black male armed with a gun. The suspect demanded the victims’ purses. The victims complied; the perp fled with the purses on St. Anne toward the River.
Auto Burglary: 12:30pm, 1000 block of Filmore Ave. In City Park, an unsecured vehicle was burglarized; taken were a handgun and an iPhone.
Auto Burglary: 1:00pm, 1000 block of Filmore Ave. In City Park, the rear passenger side window of a parked car was smashed; taken was a backpack.
Auto Burglary: 2:10pm, near Dreyfous Ave and Dueling Oaks Dr. In City Park, an unsecured parked car was burglarized; taken was a wallet.
Auto Burglary: 2:30pm, near Diagonal Dr and Zachary Taylor Dr. In City Park, the front passenger side window of a parked car was smashed; taken was a purse and handgun.
Auto Burglary: 2:30pm, near Diagonal Dr and Zachary Taylor Dr. In City Park, the rear passenger side window of a parked car was smashed; taken was a purse.
Auto Burglary: 2:30pm, near Diagonal Dr and Zachary Taylor Dr. In City Park, the front passenger side window of a parked car was smashed; taken was a purse.
Auto Burglary: 5:00pm, near Henry Thomas Dr and Zachary Taylor Dr. In City Park, the front driver’s side window of a parked car was smashed; taken were a purse and laptop.
Sunday, April 29
Armed Street Robbery: 12:20am, 5800 block of Dreaux. In New Orleans East, the victim was exiting her car when two unknown black males approached her. One of the perps, armed with a gun, demanded her purse. She tossed her purse, which contained cash, ID and keys to her vehicle. The perps fled southbound in the victim’s Dodge Charger.
Shooting: 12:53am, 6700 block of Tara Lane. In New Orleans East, the two victims – a 27-year-old male and a 20-year-old male – were sitting in the kitchen when several gunshots came through the window, striking the victims in the limbs. The victims were taken to the hospital and treated.
iPhone Snatching: 1:15am, 900 block of Dumaine St. The victim was walking in the French Quarter when he was approached by two unknown black males. One suspect grabbed the victim’s iPhone from his hand. Both suspects then fled on foot on Burgundy toward Esplanade, then unknown.
Street Robbery: 4:25am, 1300 block of Canal St. The victim was walking when a man grabbed his wallet and fled. Responding officers apprehended the suspect, James Williams, 26.
Shooting: 5:22am, 3400 block of Franklin Ave. The 18-year-old victim went to a residence in Gentilly to save a female friend, who called the victim, from sexual harassment. When the victim walked outside the residence, he was shot at several times by an unknown black male. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The perp fled the scene.
Street Robbery: 5:25am, 600 block of Decatur St. The victim was walking in the French Quarter when he was approached by two unknown black males, both described as 16-years-old. One of the suspects grabbed money from the vicitm’s hand. Then both suspects fled on bicycles.
Armed Robbery: 5:50am, Dauphine and Dumaine. The victims were walking in the French Quarter when they were approached by an unknown black male wearing a red hoodie. The perp made his demands, and one of the victims, 39-years-old, refused. The suspect pulled out a gun and demanded again. The victims complied this time, handing cash and an iPhone. The suspect fled on foot on Dauphine toward Esplanade, then unknown.
Murder in a Club: 6:26am, 4600 block of Michoud Blvd. Marcos Tulio Montes, 25, shot and killed an unidentified Hispanic male inside the Mimosa Dancing Club in New Orleans East. Patrons who witness the killing immediately detained Montes until police arrived. Police took him in for questioning, where he later confessed to killing the victim, because of an altercation they had a couple of months ago inside the club. Montes initially gave a false name, which cops figured out after searching his residence. He was booked with Second Degree Murder.
Armed Car Jacking: 11:06am, 1400 block of N. Prieur St. The victim was getting out of his car in front of his home when he was approached by an unknown black male wearing a hoodie and armed with a gun. The subject muttered something, and the victim ran inside his garage for safety. The perp fled the scene in the victim’s car – a black 1993 Jeep Cherokee.
Auto Burglar Nabbed: Garden District. A resident in the area called Garden District Private Patrol about a suspicious man riding around on bicycle checking car door handles. The Private Patrol detained the man until the NOPD arrived. During a pat down, the subject was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 Special. The gun was stolen from a car on the same block that was burglarized earlier in the evening. The man Philip Webber, 22 was arrested for Simple Burglary of a Vehicle, Illegall Carrying of a Concealed Weapon, Criminal Trespass, and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Armed Car Jacking: 6:45pm, 1400 block of N. Johnson St. The victim was driving her car in the area when two unknown black juveniles approached the car. One of the juveniles produced a handgun and demanded the victim exit her car. The victim complied; the subjects fled in her car.
Shooting: 7:40pm, 11000 block of WIllowbrae. In New Orleans East, a mother and her son got into a confrontation with four males. One of the four males shot the mother in both her legs. Her husband brought her to the hospital for treatment.
Shooting: 9:11pm, 700 block of Slidell. In Algiers, after the 21-year-old victim was shot three times in the right leg, he ran to Homer St for safety.
Monday, April 30
Armed Robber Nabbed by iPhone Tracking: 12:40am, 900 block of Ursulines. The victim was walking in the French Quarter when a man approached him with a gun and the usual demands. The victim complied, handing over his wallet, iPhone, and $50 cash. The victim fled to safety and contacted police, who tracked down the suspect’s location via iPhone tracking. The suspect, Julius Dyson, 31, of Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, was on the 200 block of Claiborne Avenue trying to sell the iPhone when police arrived, stammanynews.com reports. He was with Gary Evans of Folsom, who was charged with municipal drug incapacitation. After the victim positively identified him as the robber, Dyson was arrested for armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of stolen things.
Baby Murdered: 4:30am, 4600 block of Flake Ave. Angela Bernard, 39, was arrested for First Degree Murder and Child Neglect, for beating a 3-month-old to death. In Bernard’s home, Bernard dropped the baby in the sink after bathing her. The baby would not stop crying, so Bernard hit her in the back, head, and leg, she later admitted to police. The baby sustained broken ribs and widespread bruisings. Blood had pooled under her eyes. Bernard called 911 from her home when the baby stopped breathing, and tried resuscitating the baby, but to no avail. The Times-Picayune reports that the baby’s parents are said to be drug addicts, and Bernard had taken in the child. Bernard’s aunt said when Bernard took in the baby, she was “super small.”
Murder: 7:00am, 5000 block of Alcee Fortier Blvd. In a secluded area in New Orleans East, a homeless person stumbled upon 15-year-old Christine Marcelin’s body full of bullet holes. She was a student at KIPP Believe College Prep on Carrollton Ave. Her boyfriend, Brandon Adams, 15, was murdered Friday night in Desire. Cops believe the killings are related.
Bank Robbery: 201 St. Charles. A man wearing a fishing hat, sunglasses and a neon construction vest walked into Chase Bank in the CBD and handed the teller a demand note, implying he had a gun. The perp made off with an undisclosed amount. NOPD and FBI are on the case.
Tuesday, May 1
Street Robber Nabbed: 6:55am, Dauphine and St. Philip. The 58-year-old victim was walking in the French Quarter when a man grabbed his money from his hand and fled on foot. Responding officers apprehended the suspect, Corey Miller, 26.
Home Burglary: 10:00am, 6100 block of Louisville St. The rear door of a residence was forced open; a television was ripped from the wall and a crystal globe was broken.
Murder: 1:37pm, 3600 block of N. Villere St. In the Upper 9th Ward, responding officers found the 29-year-old victim lying dead in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds.
Drive-by Killing: 3:45pm, Westbend Parkway and Herschel Street. In Algiers, a 20-year-old man was found lying in the street shot multiple times. He died on the scene. Police are looking for a silver 4-door vehicle with light-tinted windows that fled the scene.
Stabbing: 4:15pm, 2500 block of Conti St. The 58-year-old male victim was arguing with his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lazard, 33, who took his cell phone. Lazard picked up a steak knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, arm, and back. The wounds were non-life threatening.
Drive-by: 7:15pm, 2300 block of St. Andrew Street. In Central City, a 14-year-old boy was getting inside of a car, when another car came barreling down the block, firing at a subject who was running down the street. The 14-year-old boy was shot in the fray. One police report says the boy was shot in the neck; another says he was shot in the lower back. He was brought to the hospital in serious condition.
Murder: 8:15pm, Clara and Second Streets. In Central City, a second shooting within an hour left a man dead. He was standing with a group of people when the suspect approached them and began firing. The suspect ran on foot. Responding officers found the victim lying dead on the street, having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Shooting: 8:32pm, Law and George Nick Connor. The 33-year-old victim was driving in the area when shots rang out. A stray bullet hit him in the hand.
Shooting: 11:38pm, 2500 block of De Soto. The 27-year-old victim was riding his bike when an unknown male began chasing him and opened fire. The victim received multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Wednesday, May 2
Fatal Motorcycle Accident: 8:20am, Gen. Meyer and Easter Lane. In Algiers, a 28-year old was driving his Suzuki motorcycle high speed, heading eastbound on Gen. Meyer. An 82-year-old male driver of a Ford Ranger truck was stopped on Gen. Meyer, westbound, waiting to make a turn on Easter Lane. The 82-year-old turned, and the motorcyclist drove into the truck. The motorcyclist died. The 82-year-old man was not injured.
Shooting: 4:46pm, Forshey and Eagle. A 13-year-old student of Bengamin Banneker Elementary got off the school bus in Hollygrove to walk home with two friends when shots rang out. The 13-year-old was struck in the back. The bullet exited through his chest, collapsing one of his lungs. He walked home, and was brought to the hospital in stable condition. Police believed the kid was not the intended target: shots were fired in the area, and the teen was caught in the fray. 17-year-old Georval Lewis was arrested later in the evening at his home on the 9100 block of Forshey St. for Aggravated Battery (Shooting), Illegal Carrying of a Weapon and Illegal Use of a Weapon. Members of the community contacted police and told them of Lewis’ possible involvement. After a search warrant of Lewis’ house, cops found the handgun and marijuana. Lewis admitted to firing the weapon earlier at two unknown subjects, because, he said, one of them started shooting at Lewis’ friends first.
Shooting: 5:53pm, S. Claiborne and Earhart. An unknown black male approached the 21-year-old victim asking for directions. As the victim walked away, the perp opened fire at him, hitting the victim in the hand. The victim is in stable condition at the hospital.
Drive-by shooting: 7:58pm, Hasting and St. Mary. The 17-year-old victim was walking in the Garden District when a car pulled on alongside the victim and opened fire. The victim was shot in the leg.
Shooting: 8:16pm, 600 block of Washington Ave. The 52-year-old victim was sitting on his porch in the Irish Channel when shots rang out. He tried to run inside, but got shot in the foot.
Armed Street Robbery: 10:40pm, 1100 block of Euterpe Street. The 27-year-old victim was walking in the Lower Garden District when he was approached by an unknown male, who produced a weapon and demanded the victim’s money. The victim complied; the suspect fled on foot.
Armed Street Robbery: 11:45pm, 2000 block of Dauphine. Four victims – two women and two men – were walking in the Marigny Triangle when an unknown black male approached them with a gun and the usual demands. The victims complied; the suspect fled in a silver, grey or tan 4-door vehicle. The vehicle then fled on Dauphine, turning on Elysian Fields, then unknown.
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