SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF CHASE IN NEW ORLEANS EAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/31/2014
SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF CHASE IN NEW ORLEANS EAST

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD has arrested 17-year-old Lawrence Simmons in connection with an auto theft. The incident occurred on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in the 6900 block of Bunker Hill Road.

Around 5:30 p.m., a 35-year-old male mechanic told officers he was working on a 2007 orange Hummer in front of his residence when he went into his home for a brief moment leaving the keys in the ignition. Moments later, he walked outside and noticed the Hummer backing out of the driveway. The mechanic followed the hummer in his vehicle, but lost sight of it near the intersection of Morrison Road and Crowder Boulevard.

Around 9:30 p.m., officers were able to locate the Hummer from its LoJack tracking device near Bullard and Interstate 10. When officers activated the lights and sirens, the Hummer sped off westbound on the interstate. After a brief vehicle pursuit, the Hummer stopped in the 6700 block of West Laverne Drive where the driver and passenger fled from the vehicle on foot. Shortly thereafter, the driver, identified as Simmons, was apprehended in the 6700 block of Dorian Street while the passenger remains at large. During the foot pursuit, the front passenger was observed discarding a loaded pistol.

Simmons was booked into Central Lock-up and charged with Auto Theft, Resisting Arrest and several traffic offenses.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

NOPD INVESTIGATING ALGIERS MURDER

NOPD INVESTIGATING ALGIERS MURDER

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man. The victim was shot this evening around 4:15 p.m., in the 3200 block of Ptolemy Street.

Officers were called to investigate a “man down” inside of a blue Kia SUV. When officers arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the driver’s seat. The victim died on the scene.

Investigators are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, as well as a motive.

Homicide Detective Wayne DeLarge is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve this 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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

NOPD INVESTIGATING A MURDER ON KERLEREC STREET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/30/2014
NOPD INVESTIGATING A MURDER ON KERLEREC STREET

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD is investigating the shooting death of an unidentified male. The incident took place December 29, 2014, in the 1400 block of Kerlerec Street.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found the victim fatally shot lying on the sidewalk.

Homicide Detective Clifton Givens is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-5300.

The Coroner will release the identity of the victim after notification of family members and will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Citizens with information about this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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Officer Garry Flot
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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN NORMAN MAYER AVENUE CEMETARY BURGLARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/30/2014
SUSPECT SOUGHT IN NORMAN MAYER AVENUE CEMETARY BURGLARY
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted in connection with a business burglary that occurred on December 24, 2014, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, located at 4000 Norman Mayer Avenue.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m., the suspect gained entry into the business by defeating the locking mechanism on the front door to the office building. Once inside, the suspect ransacked the office and attempted to gain access into the safe, but was unsuccessful. The suspect subsequently fled the business without taking anything.

The incident was captured on surveillance video and can be seen through the link below.

http://youtu.be/z89EalgscB0

Third District Detective Raionda Edgerson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6030.

Citizens with information that can help solve this 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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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Officer Hilal B. Williams

ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING, TWO WANTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/30/2014
ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING, TWO WANTED

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD has arrested 41-year-old Terry Moten for a Shoplifting incident that took place on December 15, 2014, inside of Family Dollar located at 2147 South Claiborne Avenue. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two additional suspects wanted for the Shoplifting.

On December 15, at approximately 9:05 a.m., the suspects entered the store and walked out without paying for merchandise valued at approximately $800.00. The suspects fled east on South Claiborne Avenue, south on Saint Andrew Street, and then in an unknown direction.

This morning, Moten returned to the store when the manager immediately recognized him as one of the suspects who had shoplifted. The manager then called the police and Moten was apprehended. Moten was booked with Theft of Goods and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

The first pictured suspect was described as a black male, medium build, and clean shaven. He was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with a red design over a red shirt, and white shoes.

The second pictured suspect was described as a black male, medium build, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black wool cap, dark pants, a gold and black Saints windbreaker, and white and black tennis shoes.

Below are photographs of the suspects currently wanted for the shoplifting.

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A video of the suspects can be viewed here. http://youtu.be/sJfZSCXo_DE.

Citizens with information about crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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Officer Garry Flot
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MISSING PERSON REPORTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/31/2014
MISSING PERSON REPORTED

NEW ORLEANS LA.- The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Saundrea Fenasci, who was last seen by her mother on December 15, 2014 inside of their home in the 1800 block of Peniston Street.

On December 14, 2014, Fenasci left the house without her mother’s permission. On the following day, she returned and packed a suitcase of clothes and left the house without her mother’s permission again.

Fenasci has not been seen or heard from since.

Fenasci was described as a female 5’0”tall, and about 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing dark pants and a white shirt.

Below is a photograph of Saundrea Fenasci.

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If you should know the whereabouts of Saundrea Fenasci, please contact the New Orleans Police Department at 821-2222 or Sixth District Detectives at 658-6060.

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Officer Garry Flot
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Crime is being reported before it happens on social media

It is amazing how much crime is either reported by the offender before it happens, a crime is committed in the act of posting on social media, or evidence of crimes is posted. The more I look at social media Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram it is just amazing how much breadcrumbs and evidence is left behind.

As an experiment I investigated numerous random postings. In almost all cases law enforcement was already engaged. Any person with some knowhow and a computer can look up so much information.

With this going on in Ferguson and elsewhere it brings this issue to light more so than ever. People who barely know how to function online are committing and documenting their crimes. To make this even more absurd some crimes are being actually videotaped.

In the most recent insane example is that of Joshua Williams who goes by the Twitter name @TheRealJosh95 took a lead role in the protests in Ferguson. He went on to Tweet brags about how they burned it down after the fires occurred.

Then a man was killed by a police officer after he pulled a loaded weapon trying to murder the responding officer. The officer had been dispatched to a theft where the man matched the description. The man did not know his firearm and failed to take the gun off of safe and was killed in a justifiable homicide by the police officer. There was outrage and protest and Joshua Williams committed arson on multiple cameras one of which was taken by a fellow protester and posted on social media.

Joshua Williams was profiled by MSNBC here

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/portrait-protester-ferguson-missouri

As an IT professional I can assure you that your digital footprints are left everywhere. Once you decide to hit send, post, update, or whatever it is there for life. Social media platforms that provide API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) and usable front ends for us to use like facebook.com or twitter.com keep details logs and history. They do cooperate with law enforcement so do not think for a second discussing crime in a private session protects you.

If you get online understand what you are doing.

Please people do not die and become the next hashtag on some social media platform.

Greg Lirette

Greg

Jefferson Parish outstanding warrants go for years -DWI offender brought to justice after 14 years-

How many years can a person go in Louisiana with warrants out for their arrest and what crimes do they commit until they are resolved?

In this blog I point out several examples of people who have committed violent crimes while warrants for their arrest existed in Jefferson Parish. In addition I point out an extreme habitual drunk driver who went free for years. And others to illustrate how common this problem is. I believe that Jefferson Parish has the ability to significantly reduce crime in New Orleans by being more aggressive on cleaning up their minor warrant and attachment backlog. Trung Le one of the shooters in the Bourbon Street shooting from 6/29/14 was not in compliance with his casein Jefferson Parish. That shooting killed at least one and injured at least 9 including his friend. I say at least because we do not know if shooter number one was hit. His case with active warrant was for the following charges. He is currently help in OPP with a hold from Jefferson on these charges. Possession of Marijuana Possession of drug paraphernalia All drivers must secure a license No brake lights Shooting details here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVxYs3CiJH0 ROBERT BENVENUTI is picture on the left, the shooter Trung Le is in the middle. Justin Odom on the right was he person of interest blasted on the news. He also had an active warrant. 5/19/2014 – ROBERT BENVENUTI Cited for possession. This is the month before the shooting. Has warrant for that active today but does not appear to have had warrant on day of shooting. Shawn Gregory http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/12/french_quarter_attack_suspect_tripped_up_by_chicago_bulls_cap_new_orleans_police_say.html#lf_comment=249665211 He was just released from jail in Jefferson on the 11th of December after pleading guilty to a charge of “Possession of Marijuana”. At the time this crime was committed he had a warrant for his arrest for the above charge. In fact he was arrested on the above charge and released 12/11/2014 and when released they must have not checked for Orleans Parish warrants. He is currently on active probation in Jefferson for the Possession of Marijuana, in fact probation just started. Appears he has been arrested 7 times as an adult in Jefferson alone. I would imagine that a new warrant may be issued for him in Jefferson soon if he misses his drug tests and probation appointments. Previous JP arrests include Simple battery at least 2 in JP for this Disturbing peace fight and drug possession

Brian Brignac – In custody

This one has an update he has been convicted now https://neworleanswatch.com/2015/01/29/kenner-man-takes-plea-in-3rd-4th-5th-6th-dwi-case-but-only-counted-as-2nd-dwi/

At the age of 19 a Kenner man received his first DWI in 1991 (at least in JP) an issue he would finally resolve in 1994. In 2001 he faced another DWI plead guilty to it but did not complete the requirements. An issue that would not catch up to him until now some 14 years later! His next DWI (at least in JP) would be in 2005 again an issue he would not deal with until now. This time he failed to appear for arraignment in 2005 and has fully resolved things to date. Although in JP alone he had now pleaded guilty twice to DWI he was again charged with DFW 2nd. In 2007 he would receive a DWI along with a 3rd refusal charge. Again he was charge with DWI 2nd, keep in mind the 2005 DWI had not been dealt with yet. In 2013 he would receive yet another DWI again charged with DWI 2nd. In 2014 he would receive yet another DWI again charged with DWI 2nd. That is a total of 6 DWI arrests in Jefferson Parish alone, which may be the only parish or county he has had them in, I do not know. He appears to have 2 convictions already but maybe there is some reason why he cannot yet be charged with a 3rd. In fact there must be because the arresting officer arrested him on a DWI 5th offense. On 8/30/2014 while working with DWI taskforce deputies were dispatched to a vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Houma Blvd in Metairie, LA. Driver was fleeing the scene. He has caught up to and arrested. He remains in jail as of this writing. He faces three separate cases in the 24th district court division P. The cases were all just transferred there recently from a different court. These cases are set for pre-trial conference on 1/22/2015 where I suspect a plea will take place. If not on 1/26/2005 they may go to trial. He faces: In case 1: DWI 2nd BAC .20% or more 3rd refusal Case 2 DWI 2nd 3rd refusal Driving with suspended license Case 3 DWI 2nd Expired MVI sticker Driving with suspended license Liability insurance required From LA law

http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=78751

“ On a conviction of a third offense, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and regardless of whether the offense occurred before or after an earlier conviction, the offender shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years and shall be fined two thousand dollars. On a conviction of a fourth or subsequent offense, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and regardless of whether the fourth offense occurred before or after an earlier conviction, the offender shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than ten years nor more than thirty years and shall be fined five thousand dollars. Except as provided in Paragraph (5) of this Subsection, two years of the sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. The court, in its discretion, may suspend all or any part of the remainder of the sentence of imprisonment.”

I’m hoping a DWI attorney can comment here on what happens in a person is convicted of several DWI’s on the same day because that appears to be what is going to happen. I’ve included Seth Bloom he has been asking for DWI information and is a New Orleans based attorney. I’m including him and will comment if he gives feedback about this.

Gordon D Tamplain Jr

Gordon Tamplain – at large as of New Year ’s Eve 2014  LA 008967167 2013 Nissan 4d black WU9553 LA In this instance the violations are minor but may represent a much larger issue. Ticket in 2009 for no insurance and seat belt. Not taken care of so attachment issued. 2010 although attachment is issued no arrest made but ticketed for no seat belt 2014 expired brake tag and suspended driver’s license. All of these resulted in warrants and Jefferson Parish makes no attempt to keep suspended drivers off the streets dispute having full information about them.

If Jefferson Parish took warrants and attachments more seriously perhaps accidents like the hit and run described in subject one would be avoided. Remember this next time you drive through Jefferson Parish.

Antonio Martin’s firearm thoughts

I’ve been thinking about this a little since the Antonio Martin shooting. The details around the firearm that Antonio Martin had. No one walks around with a semi-automatic firearm for self-defense without it being fully loaded, that is full magazine and one chambered.

I believe the firearm holds 10 rounds in total but he was carrying it with 6.

The only logical reason for that is that the firearm was stolen and fired and Antonio did not have ammo to reload the firearm and was too afraid to go into a store and buy more.

Further I suspect someone before Antonio stole the firearm and defaced it and Antonio either bought or stole it from them.

I believe he test shot the firearm 4 times and in that practice he did not really practice much with the safety.

Antonio knew a pat down was probably coming and decided to act first. Interestingly enough if the firearm was not used in the theft he probably would at most by charged with some minor firearms violations as I do not believe Antonio died as a convicted felon, he was headed in that direction.

Did he try to fire this with his left hand?