NOPD Searches for Subject in Connection with Seventh District Simple Arson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2018

NOPD Searches for Subject in Connection with Seventh District Simple Arson

Osman Norales

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is search for subject in connection with a Seventh District simple arson and simple criminal damage incident.

Osman Norales B/M (DOB: 8-28-1997) of the 7700 block of Dorsett Street is wanted on charges of simple arson and simple criminal damage.

On February 1, 2018, at 8:28 a.m. in the 7900 block of Dorsett Street, Norales was involved in an argument that escalated.

He left the victim’s residence and returned minutes later with property that belonged to the victim she had left at his residence.

Norales then placed the victim’s property on the ground near the front door. He then set fire to the victim’s property causing a fire large enough to require a call to the New Orleans Fire Department.

During the investigation, the case officers confirmed with arson investigators the victim’s property was deliberately set on fire.

Officers secured an arrest warrant for Norales for simple arson and simple criminal damage.

Anyone with information regarding Osman Norales or this investigation is asked to contact Seventh District officers at 658-6070 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-7867.

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