Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Unclassified Death, Simple Robbery, Homicide, Fatality

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Saturday (8.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, unclassified death, simple robbery, homicide, and a fatality. 


At 8:46AM, a known male was sexually assaulted by an unknown subject at the intersection of St. Philip St. and N. Rampart St. 


NOPD units responded to a call reporting a female down at the intersection of S. Robertson St. and Tulane Ave. At 4:23PM, officers found an unknown woman unresponsive with no pulse. EMS transported her to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:53PM. 


At 4:59PM, a known 18-year-old female was sexually assaulted by a known male on the 2600 block of Gentilly Blvd. 


An arrest warrant was filed for 25-year-old Charles Travis following a simple robbery at the intersection of Marigny St. and N. Roman St. At 10:01PM, Travis allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman, grabbing her and reaching into her purse to steal cash. Travis then took hold of the bag and began hitting the woman with it while punching her at the same time. The woman then reportedly warned him that she would call the police, at which time he fled on foot eastbound on N. Roman St. and then northbound on Marigny St. 


NOPD units arrived to the 1800 block of Old Roman St. at 1:22AM to find a gray Acura with the driver's side door left open and music playing. Officers explored further and found a 39-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound on the ground next to the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene by EMS. 


At 5:29AM, a Honda Civic was traveling against traffic on US 90B E and Camp St. exit when it had a collision with a Ford Explorer. The male driver of the Honda Civic was pronounced dead on scene by EMS, while the unknown male driver of the Ford Explorer was brought to University Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in critical condition. 


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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