Bourbon Street memorial held for Ace, NOPD’s dancing horse (PHOTOS)

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The New Orleans Police Department on Thursday held a memorial service for it’s dancing horse, Ace, who recently died after a bout with colic, officials said.

City officials and several people gathered in the 100 block of Bourbon Street Thursday evening for an NOPD service honoring their four-legged colleague.

Ace joined the NOPD in 2006 and partnered with Officer Joseph Jones in 2012, and the two began their dancing routine shortly after that, according to the NOPD.

He was known for interacting with brass bands along Bourbon Street and would occasionally briefly pop into a club when he heard his favorite music playing before continuing his patrol duties.

NOPD investigates stabbing that injured man on Decatur Street

A man sustained a stabbing injury following a Wednesday morning altercation with an unknown female on Decatur Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Officers were dispatched at about 1:02 a.m. to the 300 block of Decatur Street, where they located an adult male with a stab wound, according to the NOPD.

Through an investigation, NOPD officials said they determined the male victim was involved with an unknown Black female, who stabbed the male and fled the location.

The male victim, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital via EMS. Information on his condition as of Wednesday afternoon was not provided.

No arrests were made and no suspects were identified, and the investigation remains active and ongoing, according to the NOPD.

Officials urge anyone with information on the incident to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

NOPD: man holding knife sought after French Market cutting incident

NOPD officials are seeking an unidentified man as a person of interesting a cutting incident Sunday at the French market.

New Orleans Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who they say is a person of interest in a cutting incident that occurred Sunday at French and was seen running away from the scene

The incident reported at 11:45 p.m., after an aggravated battery by cutting occurred at the French Market, according to NOPD logs.

An initial investigation revealed that a man (pictured above) was observed with a knife in his hand and fleeing the scene, according to the NOPD, adding that the individual is not wanted on suspicion of the alleged crime.

Officials said that detectives believe he may have been involved in the incident or have information pertaining to the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the person of interest is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

New Orleans Police increase neutral ground parking enforcement near French Quarter

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Parking enforcement has increased along several neutral ground areas near the French Quarter, where New Orleans Police said drivers are parking illegally after heavy rains.

Eighth District police officers are working with city officials from the Department of Public Works’ Parking Division to enforce parking along neutral areas that also include the Central Business and Warehouse district areas.

During heavy rains, the city approves drivers parking on the neutral grounds to avoid low-lying areas that are prone to flooding, although vehicles must be removed to a legal parking location after the approval is lifted.

But drivers have been leaving their vehicles on the neutral grounds and in some residential areas after parking restriction is reinstated, leading to complaints and prompting enforcement, according to New Orleans Police.

Hundreds of citations were issued from July 2 to July 10.

The official breakdown from the New Orleans Police, which also includes 23 vehicles immobilized with boots due to unpaid fines: 90 citations on July 2, 136 on July 3, 125 on July 9 and 143 on July 10.

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UPDATE: Female injured in shooting near Toulouse and Bourbon streets

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A female was injured in a shooting near the intersection of Toulouse and Bourbon streets on Sunday morning.

The shooting occurred at about 4:30 a.m., according to New Orleans Police. Several gunshots were heard near the intersection.

The injured female was transported to a nearby hospital via private conveyance, according to New Orleans Police.

Police are investigating the shooting. No suspects were identified or arrested.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Eighth District station at 504-658-6080.

July 18, 2021, 7:54 p.m.: This story was updated to correct a previous version, which stated no one was injured.

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