Reports: Two separate stabbings happen in the French Quarter and one suspect is taken down by Kansas City police officers

Dwayne Walker via Orleans Parish Justice Center.

Two separate alleged stabbing incidents occurred in or near the French Quarter from August 15 to 19, one in which the suspect got taken down by out-of-town police officers, according to various local news reports.

The first incident occurred on August 15 at about 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Canal and Bourbon Streets, according to WGNO, when 54-year-old Dwayne Walker stabbed a 57-year-old man in the chest with a kitchen knife.

The incident happened while thousands of cops were in town for the National Fraternal Order of Police convention from August 11-15, and two Kansas City cops who witnessed the altercation in front of their hotel Thursday morning immediately took Walker down.

According to WGNO, Kansas City police officer Justin Pinkerton stopped the bleeding while his colleague Todd Templeton spoke to the victim.

Walker was arrested by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), who booked Walker into the Orleans Parish Justice Center a short time later on suspicion of one count of aggravated battery. He’s currently being held on a $5,000 bond, according to records.

WDAF in Kanas City reported that the victim is expected to recover.

Then on August 18, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, a 30-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the chest during an armed robbery near the corner of Decatur and St. Louis streets. The incident was reported to the police at 9:09 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to the newspaper

An unknown man approached the 30-year-old and demanded his property, according to the newspaper. The reported victim refused and “tried to fight off” the alleged attacker, who stabbed the 30-year-old man in the chest and in the finger.

The NOPD told the newspaper that the man was taken to a local hospital where he was treated.

The NOPD didn’t release a description of the suspect, according to the newspaper.

Reports: Man who tried to rob tourists with butter knives arrested on Bourbon Street

Emile Ewell booking photo via the Orleans Parish Justice Center.

Police on August 14 arrested a man allegedly tried to rob tourists on Bourbon Street as he wielded two butter knives, according to various news reports.

The incident happened in the 200 block of Bourbon Street at about 7 p.m., according to news reports. The 58-year-old Emile Ewell allegedly asked two men for money, asking one man for a dollar and the other for fifty cents. When they wouldn’t give the money to Ewell, he reportedly pulled out two butter knives and tried to attack the men before they wrestled him to the ground.

Before he was arrested, witnesses say the shirtless Ewell caused a scene Wednesday evening in front of dozens of onlookers, allegedly attempting to pick pockets and snatch young children.

This happened on a day when thousands of police officers were in town for the annual National Fraternal Order of Police conference from August 11-15.

Records show Ewell was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on August 15 with two counts of attempted armed robbery.

‘Don’t follow me or I will shoot you’: NOPD searches for Burgundy Street armed robbery suspect

Courtesy of the NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for a man suspected of committing an armed robbery with a gun in the 100 block of Burgundy St. on August 15.

According to the NOPD, the alleged incident occurred at about 7:04 a.m. when an the suspect approached a female victim from behind as she tried to enter a building, and yanked the purse from her hand.

When the victim tried to pick her purse off the ground, the suspected pointed a black firearm at her.

“Don’t follow me or I will shoot you,” the suspect allegedly told the victim, before leaving the scene down Burgundy towards Iberville Street.

NOPD described the suspect as a black male standing approximately five feet 11 inches tall with a slim build and salt and pepper hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap, black shirt, and blue jeans. NOPD released surveillance camera footage of the alleged suspect, which is shown above.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Paul Johnson or the Eighth District at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867.

NOPD: Armed robbery suspected demanded money, kiss from French Quarter cashier

Courtesy of the NOPD.

A person suspected of robbing a French Quarter business at knife point on August 15 in the 1000 block of Royal St. demanded a kiss from the cashier, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

The NOPD said the incident occurred at about 3:05 a.m. when the suspect approached the victim with a knife in hand and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect took cash and then demanded a kiss, according to the NOPD. The suspect then fled the scene with an unspecified amount of cash. It’s not clear if the victim complied with the suspect’s demand for a smooch.

Police released a surveillance camera photo of the alleged suspect, which is pictured above.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District or Detective Miles Guirreri at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Approximate location of the August 15 alleged armed robbery in the French Quarter, according to the NOPD.

Police arrested man suspected of punching comedian Andy Dick

David Hale. Booking photo courtesy of Orleans Parish Justice Center.

Police arrested a New Orleans man who is suspected of punching comedian Andy Dick outside a French Quarter nightclub on Saturday, according to records.

David Hale, 46, was arrested on Tuesday evening and booked into the Orleans Justice Center hours later, records show.

Dick had finished performing a show at One Eyed Jacks at 615 Toulouse St. on Saturday when Hale allegedly walked up to Dick and blindsided him with a punch that knocked the comedian out cold. The incident happened at approximately 2:20 a.m. and was allegedly captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

The alleged attack knocked Dick unconscious for 15 minutes, sending him to the hospital.

According to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, Hale told investigators that he punched Dick because he was angry at the comedian for allegedly grabbing Hale by the genitals.

“I had a reason,” Hale reportedly told police.

Records show that Hale was booked on suspicion of 2nd degree battery and simple battery. As of Wednesday evening, a bond amount hasn’t been posted and Hale remained in jail.

Police search for three men suspected in a purse-snatching incident on Royal Street

Courtesy of the NOPD.

Three men are sought by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) for their alleged involvement in an attempted purse-snatching incident in the 700 block of Royal St. on August 11.

According to the NOPD, the alleged incident occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 700 block of Royal St. when the victim crossed paths with three unknown black males. One suspect asked the victim for a cigarette, according to the NOPD, then grabbed her purse.

The victim immediately grabbed her purse with both hands and tried to prevent it from being taken, according to the NOPD, at which point a struggle ensued. The victim fell to the ground and the man allegedly dragged the victim to the 600 block of St. Peter St., according to the NOPD.

The victim eventually let go of her purse and the suspect ran off, but dropped the purse along the way, according to the NOPD. A witness returned the purse to the victim, according to NOPD, and was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

NOPD Eighth District Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call them directly at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111, or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Comedian Andy Dick reportedly sucker punched outside One Eyed Jacks

Andy Dick | CC

Actor and comedian Andy Dick was sucker punched outside One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse Street Saturday morning, according to a report by The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.

Dick and guitarist-singer Paris Dylan stepped outside to pose for photos with fans following the show. As Dick stepped into an Uber, he was blindsided with a punch, the newspaper reported. Dick hit his head on a parked motorcycle then struck his head on the pavement and lost consciousness for about 15 minutes, according to the newspaper. The incident reportedly happened at about 2:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Toulouse St.

The 53-year-old Dick was transported to the hospital where the was monitored for what the artist described to the newspaper as a “possible brain bleed.”

According to the newspaper, the attacker got away and hasn’t been identified. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the NOPD at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

NOPD searches for burglary suspects in separate French Quarter incidents

Courtesy of the NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for suspects who allegedly burglarized several hotels and a vehicle stemming from two separate cases that occurred in the French Quarter in late July and early August.

In the first case, according to the NOPD, a man allegedly burglarized three hotels from July 20 to August 2, two of which are located in the French Quarter or along its edge.

UPDATE: Police arrested Tramaine Williams, 33, on August 3 in connection with the alleged hotel burglaries. Williams was located by NOPD officers at a local hotel in possession with several of the stolen items, including several reportedly stolen tablet computers and smartphones, police said. Williams was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of four counts of unauthorized entry of a business, four counts of illegal possession of stolen things and on drug possession charges.

Tramaine Williams. Courtesy of NOPD.

The first occurred on July 20 in the 900 block of Canal Street at approximately 4:59 a.m. and the second occurred in the 1300 block of Canal Street at approximately 10:03 p.m. on August 1. Then on August 2, a business located in the 100 block of Iberville Street was allegedly burglarized at approximately 2:24 a.m.

In all three incidents, according to the NOPD, the man entered through the hotel lobbies and forced his way into the office areas, where he took iPads, cell phones, and other items.

The NOPD released alleged surveillance camera footage of the incidents on August 2, which are pictured above.

Then on August 1, according to the NOPD, two suspects were captured on surveillance camera footage allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in the 900 block St. Louis Street at approximately 5:33 a.m.

According to the NOPD, the vehicle’s passenger side window was smashed.

NOPD described the two suspects as black males, one being approximately six foot, one inches tall, bald with a thin build, and was seen wearing a white shirt with horizontal stripes and dark colored pants.

The NOPD described the second suspect as five foot 10 inches tall wearing a tan bucket hat, white t-shirt, tan shorts, and a red drawstring backpack.

Surveillance camera footage, which is pictured above, was released by the NOPD on August 5.

The NOPD requests that anyone with information regarding the incidents or identities of the suspects to call Eight District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Woman reportedly upset with food order points handgun at cook, fires shot into wall inside Bourbon Street restaurant, NOPD says

The NOPD says a woman is wanted after punching a cook, then firing a gun inside a Bourbon Street restaurant after becoming upset with her food order on July 28.

A woman reportedly upset by the quality of her food fired a handgun inside a Bourbon Street restaurant on July 28, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

After becoming irate, according to the NOPD, the unknown black female punched a cook several times inside a restaurant in the 400 block of Bourbon Street, according to the NOPD. The incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m.

The cook stopped the fight and escorted the female out of the restaurant. The woman returned to the restaurant and pulled a handgun out of her purse, according to the NOPD, pointing it at the cook while demanding a refund.

After the woman was told to leave, according to the NOPD, she allegedly fired a shot into the back wall of the restaurant and disappeared into the crowd on Bourbon Street.

Police released a surveillance camera still to the public on July 30, which is shown above.

Surveillance camera footage of a suspected July 19 simple robbery suspect in the 900 block of St. Ann Street. Courtesy of the NOPD.

Several more alleged crimes were reported in the French Quarter between July 19 and July 27, according to local news media and the NOPD.

On July 19, the NOPD reported an alleged simple robbery that occurred at approximately 4:07 a.m. in the 900 block of St. Ann Street.

The NOPD released surveillance camera footage (pictured above) showing the alleged suspect on July 29.

Courtesy of the NOPD.

Then on July 26, the NOPD reported an alleged shoplifting incident in the 400 block of North Peters Street. A picture of the suspect (shown above) was released by the NOPD on July 30.

On morning of July 27, according to nola.com, a 43-year-old man was stabbed by an unknown man following an argument near the intersection of St. Peter and Decatur streets by Jackson Square.

The verbal altercation happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. then a man pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim several times, nola.com reported. According to the newspaper, the man was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries weren’t immediately known.

The NOPD requests that anyone regarding information on these incidents or the suspects to call NOPD Eighth District Detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.



NOPD searches for man suspected of stealing Crown Royal liquor from North Rampart store

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for a man who is suspected of stealing a liter bottle of Crown Royal whiskey from a store on the edge of the French Quarter on July 14.

According to the NOPD, the incident occurred at approximately 4:05 p.m. in the 300 block of North Rampart Street.

The NOPD described the suspect as a white male. Video surveillance footage released by the NOPD is shown above.

The NOPD requests anyone with information about this incident and identity of the suspect, and his whereabouts, to contact First District Detective Mark Miranda at 504-658-6010. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.