UPDATE: NOPD Eighth District Officers quickly tracked down and arrested two suspects early Wednesday morning after they robbed two men in the 2200 block of Decatur

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05/21/2015
UPDATE: NOPD QUICKLY TRACKS DOWN SUSPECTS AFTER ARMED ROBBERY ON DECATUR STREET

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD Eighth District Officers quickly tracked down and arrested two suspects early Wednesday morning after they robbed two men in the 2200 block of Decatur Street.

The victims told police that they were walking in the block around 3:00 a.m. when they observed a dark-colored SUV traveling up the one-way street. The vehicle stopped and two men exited the vehicle. One of the men shouted, “hey you.” When the victims turned around, they said they saw two armed suspects approach them at a light jog. The victims said one suspect demanded money and the other suspect placed his weapon on the face of one of the victims. The victims complied and the suspects fled the scene.

While one of the victims was canceling his credit cards, he was advised that a purchase was recently made at the McDonalds located on Franklin and Saint Claude Avenues. Police officers relocated to the restaurant and learned that the transaction was made by several black males in a dark colored SUV.

During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a license plate of the vehicle. Officers located the suspected vehicle in the 3700 block of North Tonti Street and conducted a knock and talk check at the location. Detectives located 28-year-old Michael Joseph Toliver Jr. and 23-year-old Terrance Melvin Dandridge, who fit the description of the suspects.

Detectives conducted a show up of the suspects at which time they were identified by the victims as the perpetrators of the armed robbery.

The suspects were transported to Central Lock Up and booked with armed robbery.

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 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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Officer Garry Flot
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NOPD Eighth District Officers quickly tracked down and arrested two suspects early Wednesday morning after they robbed two men in the 2200 block of Decatur Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/21/2015
NOPD QUICKLY TRACKS DOWN SUSPECTS AFTER ARMED ROBBERY ON DECATUR STREET

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD Eighth District Officers quickly tracked down and arrested two suspects early Wednesday morning after they robbed two men in the 2200 block of Decatur Street.

The victims told police that they were walking in the block around 3:00 a.m. when they observed a dark-colored SUV traveling up the one-way street. The vehicle stopped and two men exited the vehicle. One of the men shouted, “hey you.” When the victims turned around, they said they saw two armed suspects approach them at a light jog. The victims said one suspect demanded money and the other suspect placed his weapon on the face of one of the victims. The victims complied and the suspects fled the scene.

While one of the victims was canceling his credit cards, he was advised that a purchase was recently made at the McDonalds located on Franklin and Saint Claude Avenues. Police officers relocated to the restaurant and learned that the transaction was made by several black males in a dark colored SUV.

During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a license plate of the vehicle. Officers located the suspected vehicle in the 3700 block of North Tonti Street and conducted a knock and talk check at the location. Detectives located Toliver and Dandridge, who fit the description of the suspects.

Detectives conducted a show up of the suspects at which time they were identified by the victims as the perpetrators of the armed robbery.

The suspects were transported to Central Lock Up and booked with armed robbery.

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 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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Officer Garry Flot
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NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and ident ifying a suspect who is wanted for Armed Robbery – BROAD STREET

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05/21/2015
SUSPECT WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY ON BROAD STREET

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect who is wanted for Armed Robbery. The incident took place March 20, 2015, at the Subway restaurant located at 1153 North Broad Street.

At approximately 7:35 p.m., the suspect entered the restaurant and approached the register. The suspect implied that he was armed with a gun and demanded cash. Once the cashier complied, the suspects fled the location on foot with and undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a thin build black male with a tear drop tattoo under his left eye and two gold teeth and approximately 5’8” tall. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and a blue and white ball cap with a yellow bill. The yellow bill had a gold sticker on it and the front of the ball cap was inscribed with what appeared to be “Robert”.

Below are photographs of the suspect.

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First Distrct Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6010.

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 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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Officer Garry Flot
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NOPD is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign

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05/21/2015
NOPD LAUNCHES CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK
Officers showing zero tolerance for seatbelt violations
NEW ORLEANS—This week, the NOPD is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, the NOPD is joining law enforcement agencies around the country to step up enforcement May 18 to 31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes nationwide in 2013 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 59 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.

In New Orleans, 14 unbelted vehicle occupants died in 2014.

“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” added Harrison. “The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention, and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

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NOPD asking for public’s assistance locating & identifying 2 su spects who are wanted for carjacking 700 block of Barracks Stree t

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/19/2015
SUSPECTS WANTED FOR CARJACKING ON BARRACKS STREET

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two suspects who are wanted for a Carjacking. The incident took place May 18, 2015, in the 700 block of Barracks Street.

At approximately 3:50 a.m., the victim entered his vehicle, started it, and before he could close the door, an armed gunman approached him. The gunman pointed a black semiautomatic firearm at the victim’s head and demanded his wallet. The victim advised the suspect that his wallet was hooked to his keys.

The gunman pulled the victim from the vehicle and threw him to the ground. The gunman and a second suspect began kicking and punching the victim.

The gunman patted on the victim’s pants and stole his cell phone, wallet, car keys and entered the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle. The second suspect entered the passenger side of the vehicle at which time the suspects drove off in the victim’s vehicle.

The armed suspect was described as a male, approximately 6’1”tall with a thin build and about 25 to 35 years of age. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white writing, dark baggy fit pants, and dark shoes.

The second suspect was described as a black male wearing all dark clothing.

The vehicle stolen in this incident was a 2009 grey Hyundai Sonata with a La. license plate of VJZ428. The vehicle had no side mirrors and the left tail light has red tape on it. The vehicle has not been located.

Eighth District Detectives are investigating this incident and can be contacted at 658-6080.

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 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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Officer Garry Flot
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BICYCLIST KILLED AFTER DISREGARDING RED LIGHT

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05/18/2015
BICYCLIST KILLED AFTER DISREGARDING RED LIGHT
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that claimed the life of a 70-year-old male bicyclist. The incident occurred last night shortly after 11:00 p.m., near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Claiborne Avenue.

According to witnesses, the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard when for reasons unknown, disregarded a red light and collided with a gray Ford F-150 pick-up truck traveling eastbound on South Claiborne Avenue. The truck was being driven by a 35-year-old off-duty New Orleans Police Officer who was on his way home after the end of his shift. The bicyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The off-duty officer was not injured in the crash.

The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Blood and toxicology tests are pending.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Fatality Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6210.

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Officer Hilal Williams

SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN SPAIN STREET ARMED ROBBERY

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05/17/2015
SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN SPAIN STREET ARMED ROBBERY
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two unknown male suspects wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred on May 7, 2015, in the 900 block of Spain Street.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., the 40-year-old male victim was walking when two suspects stopped him and ordered him to the ground. After the victim complied, he felt a gun being placed to the back of his head while the suspects demanded his property. Upon the victim handing over his property, the suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male, medium build, dark complexion, approximately 17 to 25 years of age, and approximately 6’ tall. He was wearing dark clothing with a gray knit cap.

Suspect #2 was described as a black male, thin build, approximately 17 to 25 years of age, and approximately 6’ tall.

One of the suspects was captured on surveillance video and can be seen through the link below:

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The Eighth District Detective Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6080.

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 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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Officer Hilal B. Williams

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN HOTEL ROBBERY

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05/17/2015
SUSPECT SOUGHT IN HOTEL ROBBERY
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred on May 15, 2015, at 1317 Ursulines Avenue at the Empress Hotel.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., the suspect entered the location, armed with a gun, and jumped the front counter at which time he demanded the 44-year-old female employee to empty the register. The employee complied and the suspect subsequently fled eastbound on Marais Street toward Esplanade Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as a black male, thin build, brown complexion, and approximately 5’8” tall. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, black Dickie style pants, and black shoes with white socks. The suspect was also wearing what appeared to be a blue t-shirt wrapped around his head and face.

A photo of the suspect can be seen below.

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The First District Detective Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6010.

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 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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Officer Hilal B. Williams

SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ALGIERS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

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05/17/2015
SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ALGIERS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 20-year-old Keith Anthony Glover and an unknown male wanted in connection with an Aggravated Assault that occurred on May 16, 2015, near the intersection of Elizardi Boulevard and Lawrence Street.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the 29-year-old male victim had a verbal altercation with Glover over a cellular phone. When the victim attempted to leave the area in his vehicle, Glover and the unknown suspect, armed with guns, opened fire striking the victim’s vehicle.

Glover is described as a black male, approximately 5’8” tall, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Glover has dread locks that are shoulder length or slightly above the shoulder.

The unknown suspect is described as a black male.

A photo of Glover can be seen below.

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The Fourth District Detective Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6040.

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 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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Officer Hilal B. Williams