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

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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?