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Fair Grounds, all day

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Overnight Crime Report: Aggravated Burglary, Carjacking, Homicide, Shooting, Unclassified Death


Updated Tuesday (4.18) 1:00PM

 

The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Sunday (4.16) and five crimes on Monday (4.17). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two robberies, two shootings, a stabbing an unclassified death on Sunday. On Monday, the MOL recorded a simple carjacking, aggravated burglary, a shooting, a homicide, and an unclassified death. 

 

SUNDAY (4.16)

 

On the 1400 block of Chartres, a woman was raped at 5:09AM. First Platoon detectives did not note if a suspect has been identified. 

 

A two-month-old male infant was discovered unresponsive at 8:00AM on the 2000 block of Westbend Pkwy. The child was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

 

A 38-year-old woman reported to police that she had been stalked all week, which culminated in a robbery at her home at 10:23AM. The perp came to her house on the 4600 block of Coronado Dr., and stole her keys and her 2005 Mercury Mountaineer (LA # YTU 348). 

 

At 2:48PM, a Family Dollar cashier was approached by a man asking for four quarters for a dollar while completing a transaction with another customer. The perp then leaned over a grabbed $366 before fleeing the location on the 3600 block of S. Carrollton Ave.

 

On the 11000 block of Roger Dr., a woman was assaulted by a known subject at 2:42PM, according to police. 

 

A 23-year-old man was at a block party on the 2300 block of Allen St. at 8:23PM when he heard several shots fired. The man realized he had been struck by a bullet, and was brought to the hospital by EMS. The NOPD did not note his current condition. 

 

54-year-old Cornell Brown was involved in a fight with a 68-year-old man on the 1200 block of Spain St. Brown left the scene and returned at around 8:24PM with a revolver, pointing it at the other man. The man then shot Brown in the forearm in response. Brown was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment, after which he will be arrested, according to polce. 

 

At the intersection of Lakeshore and Paris Ave., a 19-year-old man was in a verbal fight with another man at around 8:51PM. The man pulled out a machete and struck the teen several times. The victim was brought to the hospital for treatment, but police did not note his current condition. 

 

 

MONDAY (4.17)

 

At 12:07PM, the body of an unknown man was found on the second floor of an abandoned building on the 5300 block of St. Claude Ave. Police did not state the suspected cause of death. 

 

A 28-year-old man was found unresponsive suffering from gunshot wounds on the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Hwy at 12:29PM. He was pronounced dead on scene. 

 

At 1:51PM, a 38-year-old woman was entering her house on the 700 block of Marigny St. carrying several packages. An armed man followed in behind her and ordered her to get down on the floor before patting her down and demanding her car keys. Two other men entered the house, took the victim’s packages, and drove off in her vehicle. 

 

On the 101100 block of Curran Blvd., a 24-year-old overheard shots coming from a nearby playground at around 7:17PM. The man realized he had been shot, and was brought to New Orleans East Hospital for treatment. 

 

A 45-year-old man was the victim of a rather clumsy carjacking on the 700 block of Alix St. At around 7:40PM, the man was letting his motorcycle warm up when a man approached, sitting on the bike. The perp fell over with the motorcycle, before getting up and pushing the bike down the street. 

 

Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.




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Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Alexis Manrodt


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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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