3 wanted in connection to armed robbery near Canal, North Peters streets

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New Orleans Police have requested public assistance with identifying and locating three people who are wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred near the intersection of North Peters and Canal streets on Sunday.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. when the three suspects reportedly committed an armed robbery near the intersection, according to New Orleans Police.

Eighth District detectives on Tuesday released alleged surveillance camera footage of the suspects, pictured above, who police say were observed fleeing the scene in a white GMC Acadia SUV following the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the alleged suspects is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867. 

3 people sought in connection to Roosevelt Way vehicle break-in

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Three people are wanted in connection to a car burglary incident that occurred inside a parking garage located on Roosevelt Way in the Central Business District on Sunday.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. when three unknown suspects were captured on surveillance camera footage pulling on multiple car door handles inside the parking garage located in the 100 block of Roosevelt Way, according to New Orleans Police.

While inside the garage, they were also allegedly captured shattering a car window before reaching inside in an attempt to open the door, but immediately fled the scene once the car alarm was triggered.

New Orleans Police on Tuesday released surveillance camera footage, pictured above, that shows the alleged suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the three people alleged suspects is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867

Man dies from stabbing near Carondelet, Canal streets

The identity of suspect is sought in a deadly stabbing that occurred near the intersection of Canal and Carondelet streets Tuesday morning following an altercation between two men, according to New Orleans Police.

Eighth District police officers responded to an initial report of an aggravated battery by cutting near the intersection shortly before 1:30 a.m. and upon arrival, located an adult male victim who sustained multiple stab wounds, according to New Orleans Police.

The victim, who wasn’t identified, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Through an investigation, Eighth District officers learned that the victim and the suspect, identified only as an adult Black male, were involved in a physical altercation just before the stabbing, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect fled the scene after the incident.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and release an official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family, according to New Orleans Police.

No additional details were available.

Anyone with information that can aid in this investigation is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Application filed to construct temporary film set at Royal Street building collapse site

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An application filed last week is asking for a permit to construct a temporary building facade that will be used in an upcoming film shoot on Royal Street.

The application requests a general work permit from the Vieux Carre Commission to dig and grade the ground in order to construct a temporary house facade in between the addresses of 808-810 Royal Street, according to a filing by 999 Ghost Productions LLC on July 19.

The temporary structure will not be attached to adjacent buildings. The application was reviewed on July 20 and returned for revision on the same day, records show.

A final inspection from the VCC has not been scheduled.

The film set will be located on an empty lot, where a three-story building constructed in the early 1800s collapsed on Oct. 22, 2014.

French Quarter residents, business owners encouraged to keep lights on at night to deter crime

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Residents and business owners in the French Quarter are asked to keep their lights on a night throughout the neighborhood in an effort to deter or prevent crime.

Officials from the French Quarter Management and Downtown Development districts have partnered to launch a campaign to keep lights on a night between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to deter or prevent violent crimes, according to an announcement on Friday.

The campaign was launched amid what officials said is a recent uptick shootings, assaults and robberies in the French Quarter and the downtown area, and can be reduced by keeping lights on at night.

Business owners and residents are asked to use LED bulbs, timers and solar-powered lights to reduce costs.

Non-emergency crime incidents in the French Quarter can be reported via the French Quarter Task Force app. Non-emergency crime incidents in downtown can be reported by calling the DDD Safety Team at 504-415-1730.

For more information, visit the French Quarter Management District at fqmd.org.