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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 13-20
On this week's smorgasboard of scandal, a City Park car burglar returned for another weekend outing, the tourists got to see a real life drug bust on Jackson Square and a rash of gas station robberies are linked to one suspect. Get your weekly rundown of the lowdown in Crescent City Crime Bits:
From NOPD reports:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Murder in Gentilly: 12.54am, 5900 block of Lafaye Street. Units responded to a call of unknown trouble where, upon arrival, officers found a 74-year-old woman unresponsive. She expired on the scene. Ricky Russel, 26, was arrested.
Armed Robbery at Brother’s Service Station: 3:35am, 6100 block of St. Claude Ave. An unknown black male entered the business with a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier complied. The suspect fled on foot with the cash.
Boutique Burglary in Riverbend: 4:00am, 600 block of South Carrollton Ave. A man smashed the front window display, entered the business, and fled with women’s clothing.
Aggravated Rape: 5:03am, 1000 block of Loyola. The victim is a 19-year-old female.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Purse Snatching in the French Quarter: 8:00am, 1000 block of Dumaine Street. The victim parked her car, and began walking when she was approached by an unknown black male, who began chatting with the victim. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse from her grasp and then fled into a car parked on the block. The suspect drove on Dumaine toward N. Rampart, then unknown. The car is described as a four-door, white, 1990-1995 Oldsmobile, possibly a Cutlass.
Drug Bust in Jackson Square: 9:00am, Jackson Square. Acting on a Crimestoppers Tip, Eighth District Narcotics Detectives apprehended Brande Duke, 32, and Darryl Oneil, 53, for selling marijuana in Jackson Square. Detectives recovered 5oz. of marijuana in the bust.
Stabbing in New Orleans East: 11:11am, 6900 block of Yorktown Drive. The victims – an 18-year-old male and a 23-year-old woman – were involved in a large fight with two arrested subjects – Brandon Brown, 18, and Ashley Brown, 16 – and two other subjects. The victims sustained stab wounds to the face and head. Others involved received superficial injuries and were treated at the hospital.
Backseat Murder in West Bank : 11:15am, 3400 block of Meadow Park. Three men were driving in a car, when the man in the backseat opened fire on the driver and front passenger. Both victims were shot in the head. One victim was killed, the other survived. The suspect fled the scene and is at large.
Shooting in New Orleans East: 7:22pm, 4200 block of Darby. The victim, a 35-year-old man, was walking when he heard several gunshots. He began to run when he was shot in the shoulder. Responding officers found shell casings and possibly drugs on the ground in the area.
Armed Robbery in New Orleans East: 8:05pm, 7000 block of Crowder Blvd. Two male victims were sitting outside a residence when an unknown black male wearing a hoodie approached them with a gun. The perp took a wallet and two cell phones from the victims, then fled on foot.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Street Stabbing: 1:50am, St. Louis and N. Rampart Streets. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking on North Rampart Street when he was approached by the subject. The suspect began yelling obscenities and brandished a knife. The victim tried to flee, but the suspect cut him in the back. Responding officers arrested the suspect, Alfred Bernard, 20.
Shoplifting: 1:30pm, 4200 block of Chef Menteur Hwy. A woman took two packages of diapers from a drugstore without paying.
Armed Robbery of Shell Gas Station: 9:47pm, 4701 Canal Street. A black male wearing a black hoodie, a black hat, and a black and white bandana over his face entered the gas station with a gun. The perp pointed his gun at the cashier’s head and demanded the victim open the register. The perp provided a black drawstring backpack for the victim to place the cash. The victim complied and gave the perp $107 cash. The perp then fled. The perp is believed to be responsible for a rash of service station armed robberies.
Street Robbery in the CBD: 11:05pm, 500 block of Baronne St. The victim, a 27-year-old man, was with two unknown black males, whom the victim had met earlier in the day. One suspect grabbed the vicitm’s wallet from his waistband. The suspects then fled in a car.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Car Burglary in City Park: 8:00am, Diagonal Dr and Harrison Ave. The driver’s side door lock of a parked car was defeated; a wallet and a case of soda were taken.
Car Burglary in City Park: 8:30am, Diagonal Dr and Harrison Ave. The front driver’s side window of a parked car was smashed; taken was a purse.
Car Burglary in City Park: 8:40am, Diagonal Dr and Harrison Ave. The rear window of a parked car was forced open; taken were two purses.
Car Burglary near City Park: 10:15am, 5200 block of Canal Blvd. A purse was taken from the interior of an unsecured parked car.
Car Burglary in City Park: 12:45pm, Marconi Drive and Victory Drive. A tail light cover was removed from a parked car.
Car Burglary near City Park: 4:15pm, 100 block of City Park Ave. A purse was taken from the interior of an unsecured parked car.
Car Burglary: 5:00pm, Lakeshore Dr and St. Bernard Ave. The front passenger-side window of a parked car was smashed; a purse was taken.
Car Burglary in City Park: 7:30pm, Magnolia Drive in City Park. The driver’s side window was smashed; taken were a purse, iPad and laptop computer.
Armed Robbery in Gentilly: 9:10pm, 4400 block of Kennon Ave. The victim was leaving her residence when she was approached by a black male with a handgun. The subject demanded her wallet, phone and keys, to which she complied. The perp fled.
Fatal Hit and Run in the Seventh Ward: 9:20pm, North Broad and Duels Streets. A 53-year-old local woman was struck by a grey or silver Saturn Vue while crossing the street. She died on the scene.
iPhone Snatching in the French Quarter: 11:50pm, Bourbon and Dumaine. The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was standing on the corner when an unknown black male grabbed the victim’s iPhone from her hand and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, 5’10”, thin build, wearing a dark colored t-shirt.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Theft from Barrow Stadium: 1:00am, near Hayne Blvd and Press Drive. The gate of Wesley Barrow Stadium in Pontchartrain Park was damaged; a cooler containing Gatorade was stolen.
Bottle Over the Head at Lipstixx Gentlemen’s Club: 5:00am, 420 Bourbon Street. The victim, a 28-year-old female, was in the club when she was approached by a black male. The suspect pushed the victim and then struck her over the head with a bottle. Detectives developed a lead and positively identified the suspect, Terry Trevino, 39. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Shoplifting: 12:05pm, 3100 block of Gentilly Blvd. A black male took a pair of tennis shoes from a store in Gentilly without paying.
Shoplifting: 2:45pm, 100 block of Robert E. Lee Blvd. A white male drank a can of coffee at a drugstore in Lakeshore and left without paying for the drink.
Man Charged with Manslaughter After Crash on I-10: 9:10pm, I-10 East near Veterans Blvd. Thirty five year-old Lucretia Hampton of St. Bernard Parish, was hit and killed by two vehicles while trying to flee from the arrested subject, 39-year-old George Washington Cummings IV of New Orleans. Hampton was driving a 2004 Hyundai SUV when she stopped on the right shoulder of I-10 because her passenger, Cummings, was committing a battery on Hampton inside the vehicle. The fight escalated as both Hampton and Cummings exited the vehicle. Hampton attempted to flee from Cummings by running east on the shoulder of I-10, while trying to flag down cars to help her. Hampton ran across the right lane and into the center lane, where she was struck by two vehicles. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Both drivers submitted to chemical tests and no alcohol was detected. Cummings was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center for 2nd Degree Battery and Manslaughter.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Murder in the French Quarter: 3:20am, 300 block of North Peters Street. The victim, a 26-year-old local man, was shot several times after an argument inside of a bar. NOPD officers on paid detail nearby heard the gunshots. When they arrived on the scene, the officers called EMS and questioned witnesses, whom gave a description of the suspect and the vehicle he fled in. Minutes later, officers spotted the vehicle, which led to a brief car chase. The subject abandoned his car in the 2500 block of Dumaine Street and fled on foot. Shortly after, the subject was apprehended in the 800 block of North Dorgenois St. Jamal Claude, 27, was booked with Second Degree Murder.
Man Shoots Himself, Lies: Camp and Pleasant Streets. Sixth District officers received a call of an aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, who claimed he was walking toward the intersection when an unknown black vehicle pulled up and fired one round at him, then fled in a downtown direction. The victim was transported to the hospital. During the investigation, detectives determined the victim lied about the incident due to the fact that the incident occurred in the middle of the day on a busy thoroughfare, and that the victim’s description of the incident was vague. Once confronted with the evidence that contradicted his account of what happened, the victim confessed that he shot himself while trying to remove his handgun from his backpack to his waistband. The victim gave a general location of where he had stashed the weapon. Detectives returned to the scene, recovered the weapon, which they discovered later was stolen in Jefferson Parish. Detectives then booked the self-inflicting victim with possession of stolen property. Because the subject had no prior record, the incident was an accidental discharge of a weapon.
Home Invasion in Lakeview: 1:13pm, 200 block of Tenth Street. An unknown black male wearing a red baseball cap rang the doorbell of a residence. The victim, who was home at the time, did not answer the door and observed the subject return a few minutes later with a duffel bag. While the victim was on the phone with the police, the line disconnected and she heard a loud bang at the front door. Upon investigating the noise, she saw her front door forced open and her purse, which was near the front door, stolen. The home’s telephone lines were cut.
Justifiable Homicide in St. Claude Neighborhood: 10:25pm, 1700 block of France St. A 33-year-old man was inside of a home with his female friend when the female’s acquaintance, a 36-year-old local man, arrived. The 36-year-old man started arguing, threatening and then brandished a handgun. The 33-year-old man got out his own gun and fatally wounded the 36-year-old man. The 36-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and later died at the hospital. The 33-year-old man was interviewed and released.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Murder in Tulane-Gravier Neighborhood: 1:15am, 300 block of North Miro Street. A 45-year-old man was shot several times in a residence, and later died at the hospital.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered, 3 Juveniles Apprehended: 4000 block of S. Saratoga Street. Three juveniles were arrested for the theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. Two of the juveniles were wearing ankle monitoring devices at the time of the arrests. The stolen vehicle was parked, locked and secured by the owner at 8:00pm the night before, and was not discovered missing until Sixth District Commander Bardy knocked on the victim’s door after the apprehension. A handgun was foound in the car, which was later determined to be stolen.
Armed Robbery in Lower Garden District: Camp and Saint Andrew Streets. The victims left Slice restaurant (1513 St. Charles Ave.), and began walking home (900 block of Jackson Ave.). The victims were walking in the 1200 block fo Saint Andrew Street when they heard whistling behind them. They turned to see an unknown black male walking towards them, aiming a handgun. One of the victims dropped her purse to the ground and ran towards Camp Street. The other victim handed her purse to the perp, then ran towards Camp Street. The subject, described as a "lanky", 6'00" male, approximately 18-24 years of age, fled in a lake-bound direction.
Attempted Armed Robbery in Central City: 3200 block of Jackson Ave. The victim returned home from work and parked his car at his residence. The victim walked across the street to talk with two friends. During the conversation, a black male riding a blue and white bicycle rode past them in a lakebound direction. The subject turned around in the middle of the street and rode back toward the victim and his friends. The subject asked the victim and his friends if they had any money or cigarettes. They responded "no." The subject then removed a black handgun from his pocket, pointed it at the victim and his friends and demanded their money. The victim and his friends immediately fled in different directions. The victim ran around the block, returned home and called the police.
Murder in the Seventh Ward: 8:35pm, 1800 block of North Dorgenois Street. An 18-year-old local man was shot several times and died on the scene.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Murder in New Orleans East: 10:40am, 10100 block of Curran Blvd. 21-year-old Ronnie Williams was shot in the head in the Carriage House Apartments in Little Woods. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. During the investigation, homicide detectives were able to identify 27-year-old Kenneth Poole as a person of interest who was present at the time of the shooting.
Shooting on the Pontchartrain Expressway : 6:33pm, Tchoupitoulas and Pontchartrain Expressway. The victim, a 30-year-old man, and an unknown black male in a dark-colored Nissan were involved in a verbal altercation by the tollbooth. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot at the victim’s vehicle. The victim sustained a graze wound to the right rear side.
Murder in New Orleans East: 7:00pm, 12100 block of North I-10 Service Road. 33-year-old Tanyana Elliot was found dead in a white pickup truck from multiple gunshot wounds to her body, located in the Wind Run Apartments complex. The day before, her boyfriend reported to police that Elliot was missing. Detectives conducted a taped interview with the victim's boyfriend, and cannot not name anyone as a person of interest at this stage in the investigation.
Stabbing in Gert Town: 9:21pm, Erato St and S. Telemachus. The female victim was stabbed in the face and arms.
Armed Robbery in Lower Garden District: 10:44pm, Josephine and Camp Streets. The victim, a 26-year-old woman, left Juan's Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St.) and walked toward her car parked at the above intersection. As she was walking northbound on Camp Street, she heard a noise behind her, but saw nothing. She then arrived to her car and got in the driver's seat, when an unknown black male with a bandana covering the bottom of his face approached her. The perp aimed his gun at the victim and demanded her purse. The victim complied. The perp fled on foot.
Armed Robbery in Central City: 10:49pm, Felicity and S. Robertson. The victim, a 15-year-old male, was playing basketball at a small park near the above intersection when his phone began to ring in his pocket. As he went to reach for it, an unknown black male armed with a gun approached him. The perp demanded money from the young vitctim, who complied by handing over his phone. The victim and his friend fled to the friend's house nearby. The perp fled on foot.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online at www.crimestoppersgno.org
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