NOPD ARRESTS SUSPECT IN SHOOTING ON DECATUR STREET

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07/13/2015
NOPD ARRESTS SUSPECT IN SHOOTING ON DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS—Tonight, the New Orleans Police Department arrested 27-year-old Jeremiah Knox for his involvement in a shooting incident that injured a 41-year-old female from New Orleans on Sunday, July 12, 2015. The incident happened in the 600 block of Decatur Street.

Around 5:00 a.m., Eighth District officers responded to call of a shooting at the corner of Royal and Bienville Streets. Upon arrival, police found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

According to the victim, she had just left an area restaurant and was driving on Decatur Street toward Canal Street when a subject in a yellow taxi cab pulled on the right side of the victim’s vehicle and signaled for her to roll her window down. After she rolled down her window, the victim told detectives the driver stated, "Who are you? Seems like I need to knock your head off". The victim said the driver then pointed a silver handgun and fired several shots at her vehicle. The victim told police that the driver then sped off and she followed him until she spotted a Louisiana State Police trooper and reported the incident.

EMS transported the victim to the hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the cab driver believed to be involved in the incident was driving a Yellow Cab Companies vehicle. Based on the evidence gathered, detectives were able to identify Knox as the driver. Knox confessed to the offense during questioning by police.

Based on the facts of the case, detectives charged Knox with Aggravated Battery, Illegal discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Criminal Damage and transported him to Central Lock-up and booked accordingly.

A photo of Knox is below.

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Eighth District Detectives are in charge of the investigation 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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SUSPECT WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLARY ON ANNETTE STREET

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07/09/2015
SUSPECT WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLARY ON ANNETTE STREET

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Darnell Bailey, wanted in connection with an Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery and Theft of an Automobile. The incident occurred on May 24, 2015, inside of a house located in the 1300 block of Annette Street.

At approximately 11:47 p.m., a 23-year-old female was asleep in her residence when she was awakened by someone banging on the balcony door. At this time, the subject forced his way into the residence and started ransacking her room and stabbing her repeatedly. She started screaming, which alerted her 25-year-old male roommate who went to her room to check on her. When the roommate observed the suspect in the room and his female roommate stabbed multiple times, he attempted to stop the suspect. While struggling with the suspect the male victim also received multiple stab wounds from the suspect’s attack. The suspect then took money from both of the victims and fled the location in the female victim’s vehicle.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives positively identified Darnell Bailey as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery, and Theft of an Automobile.

Below is a photograph of Darnell Bailey.

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Fifth District Detectives Jeffery Vappie is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6050.

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 Juan D. Barnes, Sr.
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NOPD MAKES THREE GUN ARRESTS ACROSS THE CITY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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07/09/2015
NOPD MAKES THREE GUN ARRESTS ACROSS THE CITY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

NEW ORLEANS – Last night, members of the NOPD Special Operation Division arrested three men in connection with gun and drug charges while on proactive patrol across the city.

The arrest results are below.

Around 10:00 p.m.

Jocobia Johnson, 20, was arrested after a traffic stop in the 1900 block of North Broad Street. During the course of the investigation, officers found Johnson to be in possession of a loaded .9mm pistol, crack cocaine and heroin. Based on the evidence collected on the scene, Johnson was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Possession of a Firearm with Narcotics, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin and outstanding Municipal warrants.

Around 10:45 p.m.

Alvin Sims, 24, was arrested in the 1200 block of Marais Street, after officers observed him placing a weapon into his waistband. Officers approached Sims, at which time a brief foot chase ensued. During the chase, Sims threw a loaded .40 caliber pistol to the ground. Sims was later apprehended without further incident. Through further investigation, officers learned the pistol was reported stolen from Jefferson Parish in 2014. Based on the evidence collected on the scene, Sims was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Illegal Carrying of a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

Around 11:30 p.m.

Joshua Johnson, 35, was arrested in the 8800 block of Downman Road, after a traffic stop. During the traffic investigation, officers found Johnson to be concealing a .40 caliber pistol in his waistband. Johnson, who is a convicted felon, is currently on parole on weapons charges. Based on the facts and evidence surrounding the investigation, Johnson was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

NOPD INVESTIGATING MURDER ON SAINT CLAUDE AVENUE

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07/10/2015
NOPD INVESTIGATING MURDER ON SAINT CLAUDE AVENUE

NEW ORLEANS— The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man. The incident occurred last night in the 5100 block of Saint Claude Avenue.

Around 10:00 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of a man down on the sidewalk. When officers arrived, they found the unresponsive victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Shortly after, EMS arrived and attempted to resuscitate the victim but all attempts were unsuccessful. The victim died on the scene.

The investigation is on-going and detectives are investigating to determine a motive and suspect(s) in the incident.

The Coroner’s office will release the identity of the victim once proper notifications of family members are made.

Homicide Detective Timothy Bender is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 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 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 Frank B. Robertson,III

NOPD INVESTIGATING MURDER ON WASHINGTON AVENUE

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07/09/2015
NOPD INVESTIGATING MURDER ON WASHINGTON AVENUE
NEW ORLEANS—The NOPD is investigating the murder of 27-year-old Cesar Rivera, who died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from injuries he sustained during an aggravated battery incident. The initial incident happened on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Around 4:30 a.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 4300 block of Washington Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Rivera laying in the street unconscious with a wound to the head. Witnesses on the scene told police that five Hispanic males physically attacked Rivera, striking him with a pipe and punching him. Witnesses said, following the attack, Rivera hit his head on a parked vehicle and fell to the ground. Shortly after, EMS transported Rivera to a local hospital.

On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Rivera died from his injuries.

The investigation is on-going and detectives are investigating to determine a motive and suspect(s) in the incident.

Homicide Detective Gregory Johnson is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 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 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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NOPD ARRESTS WOMAN FOR PICKPOCKETING ON BOURBON STREET

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07/08/2015

NOPD ARRESTS WOMAN FOR PICKPOCKETING ON BOURBON STREET

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested 32-year-old Tiffany Bonney in connection with a pickpocketing that occurred yesterday in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Around 7:00 p.m., a 33-year-old man was walking in the area when Bonney approached him asking for a sexual favor. The victim said, after a brief conversation, Bonney walked off. Moments later, the victim realized that his wallet was missing from his back pocket. The victim said he could remember Bonney feeling on his pants.

During the course of the investigation, detectives observed Bonney walking in the area. Detectives immediately detained her for questioning after they realized she matched the description of the pickpocket suspect. The victim arrived at the Eighth District Police Station and positively identified Bonney as the suspect.

Later in the investigation, detectives learned Bonney made a purchase using the victim’s credit card at a local store.

Based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the investigation, Bonney was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Pickpocket and Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card.

Bonney has been arrested multiple times in connection with prostitution incidents in the French Quarter.

Eighth District Officers are in charge of the investigation.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

PERSON OF INTEREST SOUGHT IN AN UNCLASSIFIED DEATH

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07/06/2015
CORRECTION: PERSON OF INTEREST SOUGHT IN AN UNCLASSIFIED DEATH

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 46-year-old Kwan Allen, who is a person of interest. This individual is not a suspect in the incident just a person who may have critical information about the death of 16-year-old Kaylan Ward. The incident took place June 4, 2015, on the Interstate 10 East Bridge at Bullard Avenue.

At around 6:38 a.m., police responded to a call of a body on the bridge. When officers arrived, they observed the body in the right shoulder emergency lane.

Ward was last seen walking river bound on Earhart Boulevard near Magnolia Street, at approximately midnight. At that time, she was attempting to get a ride to North Miro Street.

Ward was last seen wearing a black shirt, black bike shorts, and orange slippers.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to ascertain what happened to the victim.

Below is a photograph of Kwan Allen. Allen is not a suspect in the incident just a person that may have critical information about the incident.

This individual may also use the name Kwan Thomas.

Homicide Detectives Tim Bender is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 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 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 Juan D. Barnes, Sr.
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NOPD MAKES FIVE GUN ARREST DURING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND IN FRENCH QUARTER

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07/06/2015
NOPD MAKES FIVE GUN ARREST DURING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND IN FRENCH QUARTER

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD Eighth District officers arrested five suspects in connection with the illegal carrying of guns in the French Quarter over the Fourth of July weekend. The arrests, which were made by officers in both uniforms and plain clothes, were a result of strong proactive patrol by officers throughout the district.

The arrest results are below.

Friday, July 3, 2015:

Tyler Osborn, 23, was arrested for an Aggravated Assault in the 600 block of Loyola Avenue after officers learned he pointed a .380 caliber pistol at two people in a parking garage after an argument. Osburn was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Aggravated Assault.

George Marfo, 18, was arrested in the 100 block of Bourbon Street after plain clothes detectives observed him selling marijuana in the area. During the course of investigation, detectives learned Marfo was in possession of a .22 caliber pistol. Marfo was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with Illegal Carrying of a Concealed Firearm, Illegal Carrying of a Firearm while in Possession of Narcotics and Possession with the intent to Distribute Marijuana.

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

Resham Norris, 17, and Reanel Jones, 19, were both arrested in the 600 block of Bourbon Street after detectives observed them carrying what appeared to be guns underneath their clothing. When officers approached the pair, they learned both suspects were carrying .9mm pistols in their pants. The pair was apprehended and transported to Central Lock-Up where they were booked with Illegal Carrying of Weapons.

Xavier Miller-Counts, 21, was arrested in the 200 block of Bourbon Street after detectives learned he was concealing a weapon in his waistband. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Miller-Counts would conceal a .22 caliber pistol inside of bar on Bourbon Street. He was later apprehended without incident and booked with Illegal Carrying of a Firearm.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

TWO BROTHERS SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING IN NEW ORLEANS EAST

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07/06/2015
TWO BROTHERS SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING IN EASTERN NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Blake Monroe and 25-year-old Larry Monroe, who are wanted in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on the I-10 West Service Road just before Morrison Road.

Around 3:40 a.m., the victim was travelling in a blue Ford sedan on the Service Road, when the pair drove up and opened fire on the victim’s car. The victim immediately put his vehicle in reverse and fled down nearby Lamb Road. The brothers fled the area in an unknown direction shortly afterwards. The victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. There were four young children inside of the vehicle who were not injured during the shooting.

The brothers were both positively identified as the suspects in this shooting through citizen participation.

The still photographs can be seen below.

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Seventh District Detective Micheleen Scott is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6070.

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 Frank B. Robertson, III