Saturday’s Bourbon Street brawl – NOPD Arrest Suspect for Illegal Possession of a Concealed Weapon

New Orleans Police Department Public Information Office
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June 22, 2018

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NEW ORLEANS – Eighth District Bourbon Promenade Officers arrested Alejandro Ford (DOB: 11/15/1994) after he produced a handgun during a simple battery incident involving NOPD officers.

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, officers observed a fight in the 500 block of Bourbon Street and responded to the incident. Two NOPD officers sustained minor injuries while trying to apprehend the subjects.

As the officers proceeded to apprehend the subjects, Ford, who is also an acquaintance of the subjects that were being arrested, retrieved a handgun from the rear of his shirt and began pacing in the street, holding the gun with unknown intentions.

Officers arrested Ford and confiscated a 9 millimeter handgun loaded with 12 live rounds of ammunition in the magazine. He was charged with illegal carrying of a concealed weapon and illegal possession of a firearm while in an alcoholic beverage outlet. Ford was transported to Central Lockup where he was booked accordingly.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident, please contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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Two Arrested for Attempted Murder, Principal to Attempted Murder on Knight Drive

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June 19, 2018

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Leroniequa Mitchell (DOB:11/19/94) Lerionte Mitchell (DOB:01/10/97)

NEW ORLEANS – Seventh District officers have arrested Leroniequa Mitchell (DOB:11/19/94) and Lerionte Mitchell (DOB:01/10/97) for attempted second-degree murder and for principal to attempted second-degree murder after a shooting incident that occurred on Monday (June 18).

At about 7:20 p.m., the above-pictured subjects arrived in the 4900 block of Knight Drive to meet with the known victims. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the planned meeting occurred due to an ongoing conflict that started on social media.

Once at the location, Leroniequa Mitchell produced a pistol and fired multiple rounds at the victims, striking one of the victims in the side and arm. Leroniequa Mitchell then approached and placed the pistol against the second victim’s head while making verbal threats.

Lerionte Mitchell threatened to kill the victims and implied that she also had a firearm.

Both suspects fled the scene together and were later apprehended by Seventh District officers.

Leroniequa Mitchell was booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of illegal use of weapons during a crime of violence.

Lerionte Mitchell was booked with two counts of principal to attempted second-degree murder.

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact any Seventh District officer at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Searching for Suspect in Auto Theft on Esplanade Avenue

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June 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is searching for a suspect seen on video surveillance in commission of a vehicle theft in the 1500 block of Esplanade Avenue on June 15, 2018.

At about 4:50 p.m., the victims left their vehicle with the engine idling while parked at a Discount Zone gas station in the 1500 block of Esplanade Avenue. The pictured male subject was seen on video surveillance approaching and entering the vehicle, before fleeing the area. The subject was attired in only a hospital gown and yellow socks.

Surveillance video of this incident can be viewed at https://youtu.be/aoRS0PwRWeY.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention

Vehicle burglaries and thefts are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts.

1. Lock the doors

2. Close windows and sunroofs

3. Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view

4. Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information

5. Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination

6. Don’t leave any keys in the vehicle, including a valet key or a spare key for another vehicle that parks near yours in your garage, driveway, etc.

7. Park in a well-lighted place whenever possible

8. Use the emergency brake when parking to make it more difficult for a thief to tow your vehicle away.

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NOPD Arrests Two for Possession of Stolen Property on Curran Boulevard

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June 15, 2018

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From left, arrested subjects Paris Scott and Kiffany Butler.

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested Paris Scott (DOB: 06-23-1992) and Kiffany Butler (DOB: 02-19-1987) for allegedly possession items reported stolen from various vehicles.

On June 14, 2018, NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call concerning a suspicious person reportedly stripping multiple vehicles in the 10000 block of Curran Blvd. Upon further investigation, it was learned a subject later identified as Butler was allegedly taking vehicle parts into her apartment. Officers relocated to Butler’s apartment, where they met with both Butler and another female later identified as Scott. During the encounter, officers observed vehicle tires in Butler’s living room, at which time a search warrant was secured for her apartment. Investigators determined that due to Scott’s evasiveness during questioning and being present at Butler’s apartment with the stolen tires, she was also involved in the incident. A search warrant was also secured for Scott’s apartment as well. A search of both subjects’ apartments revealed vehicle parts taken from various vehicles found to have been stolen.

Both Butler and Scott were arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal possession of stolen property.

Investigation into the incident remains ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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Pair Wanted for Aggravated Battery & Simple Battery on

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June 15, 2018

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Jaquan Brumfield (DOB:04/05/95) Shaquala Benn (DOB:12/30/94)

Wanted: Aggravated Battery Wanted: Simple Battery

NEW ORLEANS – Officers in the Seventh District are searching for two subjects wanted for aggravated battery and simple battery after an incident on June 9, 2018.

Jaquan Brumfield (DOB:04/05/95) and Shaquala Benn (DOB:12/30/94) were involved in an altercation with a victim at approximately 10:45 p.m. in the 4500 block of Laine Avenue. During the altercation, Benn reportedly sprayed the victim in the face with pepper spray and then tased him.

A short time later, Brumfield reportedly approached the victim from the rear and stabbed him multiple times.

The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Anyone with any information regarding the location of the two suspects should contact any Seventh District Investigative Unit (DIU) detective at 504-658-6070, 504-658-6077 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

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NOPD Searching for Suspect in Property Snatching on Tulane Avenue

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June 16, 2018

NOPD Searching for Suspect in Property Snatching on Tulane Avenue

Property Snatching Suspect

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is seeking assistance in identifying and locating an individual sought as a suspect in a property snatching incident that occurred in the 2000 block of Tulane Avenue on February 25, 2018.

The victim told police that at about 11:45 p.m., he was walking northbound on Tulane Avenue with his nine-week-old pit bull puppy. When the victim was about to reach the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Roman Street, he said, an unknown black male riding a dark colored bicycle stopped and offered to buy the vicitm’s dog. The victim refused and referred the subject to a local breeder. The subject then allegedly lifted his shirt and showed what the victim believed to be an outline of a gun in the subject’s waistband. The subject then reportedly took the dog and fled westbound on the bicycle on South Roman Street to Gravier Street, then in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a black male standing about 6’0” tall with chin-length dreadlocked hair, wearing a black t-shirt and black jeans. The suspect’s bicycle was described as a mountain bike style, either dark blue or black in color with black rims.

As investigation into the incident progressed, detectives searching the area obtained surveillance images of an individual believed to be the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident or the pictured suspect is asked to contact First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Graduated More than 30 Officers from Leadership in Police Organizations Training

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June 14, 2018

NOPD Graduated More than 30 Officers from Leadership in

Police Organizations Training

NEW ORLEANS – Thirty-five NOPD officers throughout the department will graduate from Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) training during a ceremony tomorrow, June 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the NOPD Training Academy.

The LPO program is designed to provide officers with the skills necessary to become successful leaders at every level of the department. Developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) the intensive program centers on the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization and embraces the concept of “every officer a leader.”

"This type of leadership training is crucial for the future of the New Orleans Police Department as we continue to move toward a more transparent and modernized police force," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison.

Under the direction of NOPD Education and Training Commander Christopher Goodly, officers underwent three weeks’ of training. This is the eleventh LPO class completed since the NOPD started providing the training in 2012. To date, NOPD has trained more than 300 officers in the LPO program.

WHO: Commander Christopher Goodly, NOPD Education and Training
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WHAT: NOPD officers graduation from Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) training

WHEN: TOMORROW, June 15, 2018

11 a.m.

WHERE: NOPD Training Academy
4650 Paris Road
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Suspect Wanted for Simple Criminal Damage on S. Claiborne Avenue

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June 14, 2018

Criminal damage

NEW ORLEANS – Officers in the Second District are searching for the pictured subject after he tampered with vacuum equipment at the Pelican Pointe Carwash, located in the 3700 block of South Claiborne Avenue.

On Friday, June 8, 2018, an unknown black male subject reportedly came to the business at or around 2:55 a.m. and improperly removed the trash bins from the vacuum, causing damage to the entire unit.

The suspect was last seen wearing a multicolored tank top and blue denim shorts.

Anyone with information that can help Second District detectives identify the suspect should call 504-658-6020. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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Glock stolen from Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy on Toulouse Street

Firearm, Items Taken in Auto Burglary on Toulouse Street

NEW ORLEANS – Officers in the First District are investigating an auto burglary that occurred in the 3100 block of Toulouse Street on Tuesday (June 12) where a gun was taken from the vehicle.

At about 3 a.m., the victim, who is an Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy, told police he parked his vehicle in the driveway of his residence after leaving a detail. The victim then returned to his vehicle later that morning at about 5:15 a.m. When he opened the passenger-side door, he observed the middle console open and his commission wallet lying on the passenger-side seat.

At that time, he discovered his duty weapon (Glock model 17), uniform, two magazines, and two Michael Kors gold wrist watches missing from his vehicle.

Anyone with any information on this incident should contact any First District detective at (504) 658-6010 or 9-11. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Makes Quick Arrest in French Quarter Armed Robbery

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June 13, 2018

Jaeson Krauss

NEW ORLEANS – Officers in the Eighth District have arrested Jaeson Krauss (DOB: 06-16-1998) for three counts of armed robbery, including two that occurred in the First District.

Krauss was apprehended on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, after he robbed two victims in the French Quarter late Sunday night. The victims were walking onto Dumaine Street when they were approached from behind by the suspect, who raised a weapon and pointed it at the victims’ head and demanded their property. The victims complied and the suspect fled the scene.

During the course of the investigation, officers were able to positively identify Krauss as the perpetrator in two separate armed robbery incidents that occurred in the First District.

Krauss was booked in to the Orleans Parish Justice Center for three counts of armed robbery and illegal possession of stolen things. However, Eighth District officers are still investigating this incident and more charges will follow.

Anyone with any additional information on these incidents should contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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