Person of interest wanted in connection to battery incident near Molly’s on Decatur Street

(Graphic: Eric T. Styles | Picture: NOPD)
New Orleans Police on Wednesday released a picture of a female who is wanted as a person of interest in connection to an aggravated battery incident that occurred near Molly’s at the Market on Lower Decatur Street last week.

The incident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. on May 12 and involved two males and a female, who were not identified, who were involved in a verbal altercation that began at Molly’s and turned physical a block away at the intersection of Dumaine and Decatur streets, according to New Orleans Police.

The males fled in a blue Toyota RAV4 down Dumaine Street and toward North Rampart Street after the incident.

The Toyota RAV4 allegedly seen fleeing the May 12 incident in front of Molly’s on Decatur Street. Courtesy NOPD.

Detectives say the pictured female is not wanted on criminal charges, although they believe she knows the identity of the female suspect involved in the incident, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the pictured person of interest is asked to contact Eighth District detectives. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or Crimestoppers at 877-903-7867. 

Rare Finds on Decatur Street has stopped selling Nazi, KKK novelties at request of the Anti-Defamation League

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The Rare Finds antique store on Decatur Street has stopped selling Ku Klux Klan, Nazi and other memorabilia deemed racist following a request by the New Orleans chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.

Owner Susan Saucier agreed to remove the items — which also reportedly included Jim Crow-era merchandise with caricatures of black people — at the request of the Anti-Defamation League South Central, nola.com reported.

Some of the items included at Nazi flag and a statuette of a Ku Klux Klansman with reported price tags of $1,695 and $1,295, respectively, according to the newspaper.

The business, which is located at 1231 Decatur Street, opened in 1997 and also sells Saints and Mardi Gras-themed items.