4 arrested, 4 handguns seized in separate Bourbon Street incidents

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New Orleans Police arrested four people on suspicion of guns and drugs charges in separate incidents along Bourbon Street last month.

In addition to the arrests, New Orleans Police seized handguns in connection to four incidents between July 21 and July 28.

The first incident occurred on July 21, when New Orleans Police officers arrested Joe L. Jones on suspicion of aggravated assault in the 700 block Bourbon Street.

The assault allegedly occurred at at earlier data near the intersection of St. Ann and Decatur streets. When Jones was arrested, he was in possession of marijuana and a .38 caliber handgun, according to New Orleans Police.

The second incident occurred in the 200 block of Bourbon Street on July 24, when Andrew Wilson, of Alabama, was allegedly in possession of a 9-millimeter handgun and powdered cocaine.

The third incident occurred on July 25 in the 200 block of Bourbon Street, where Calvin Ingram, of Alabama, was arrested after he entered an alcoholic beverage operator-licensed establishment with a loaded Glock 43, or a 9-millieter handgun, according to New Orleans Police. Ingram was allegedly in possession of marijuana when was arrested.

Then on July 28, in the 500 block of Bourbon St., officers arrested Jody Allemand, of Marrero, after he entered an alcoholic-beverage licensed establishment and dropped a loaded Glock 9-millimeter handgun on the floor, according to New Orleans Police.

Female person of interest sought in shooting, robbery investigations

A female person of interest is wanted by New Orleans Police in connection to an alleged shooting near the French Quarter last month and an armed robbery in the Central Business District in 2020

Danielle Perkins, 41, is sought for questioning in an investigation into an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred July 22 near the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Dauphine Street and a Oct. 9, 2020 armed robbery with a gun in the 300 block of Baronne Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Perkins | NOPD

Perkins, who also goes by the last name of Reed, is not wanted for criminal charges related to these incidents at this time, NOPD added.

Anyone with additional information on these incidents or on the whereabouts of Danielle Perkins is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

2 men arrested after 5 injured in Aug. 1 shooting near Bourbon Street, Orleans Avenue

Two men were arrested last week in connection to a shooting that injured five people near Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3 a.m. on Aug. 1, according to New Orleans Police.

Through an investigation, which included surveillance video captured by the Real Time Crime Center, New Orleans Police identified and arrested 22-year-old Markez Jefferson (pictured above, right) and 20-year-old Nathan Saavedra (pictured left) on suspicion of aggravated battery Aug 3.

Jefferson was positively identified as the shooter in this incident, according to New Orleans Police.

20-year-old Nathan Saavedra, left, and 22-year-old Markez Jefferson, right. Courtesy of NOPD.

Both Jefferson and Saavedra were booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail before they were transferred Aug. 3 to Orleans Parish, according to New Orleans Police.

Jefferson was booked on five counts of attempted second-degree murder, while Saavedra was booked on one county of obstruction of justice.

A third person, Kareem Carter, is sought in the investigation and wanted on charges of illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction of justice, according to New Orleans Police.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Carter, police added.

Carter | NOPD

“I want to commend the officers who worked diligently to make an arrest related to the shooting that wounded five people in the Eighth District,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. “This thoughtless act could have been a much larger tragedy had anyone been killed by the reckless actions of the accused individuals.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

2 people wanted for questioning sought in Dauphine Street simple robbery investigation

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Two people are wanted by New Orleans Police for questioning in connection to a July 3 simple robbery on Dauphine Street.

Through an investigation, officers learned the incident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. when the first person (bottom of the picture) was with the victim in the 400 block of Dauphine Street and the second person (top of the picture) approached them a short time later, according to New Orleans Police.

The incident was initially reported on Bourbon Street, although New Orleans Police updated the location on July 29.

An argument occurred and the male victim was thrown to the ground before his wallet, cellphone and Apple Watch were stolen, according to New Orleans Police.

The two people pictured above fled down Dauphine Street towards Conti Street. They are only needed for questioning at this time, police said.

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

Person of interest sought in July 27 Canal Street stabbing death

New Orleans Police have released surveillance footage of a person of interest wanted in connection to a deadly stabbing incident on Canal Street July 27.

The stabbing occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police. A male victim died in the incident, police added.

Police believe that the person pictured above may have information pertinent to the investigation.

The person of interest wanted in connection to a July 27 deadly stabbing incident on Canal Street, according to NOPD.

The person was described as dressed in all black clothing, a stocking cap, wearing brown shoes and seen possessing a distinguishable dark-colored draw-string bag with a white/silver stipe across its back, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of person is asked to contact the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-6300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867.