Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded handgun on Bourbon Street

James Thompson. Photo courtesy of NOPD.

New Orleans police on September 18 arrested a man on Bourbon Street after he was allegedly found carrying a loaded handgun.

At about 10:37 p.m., New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Eighth District detectives stopped 34-year-old James Thompson in the 400 block of Bourbon St. after suspecting him of carrying a concealed firearm.

Thompson was searched and police allegedly discovered a loaded handgun in the waistband of his pants.

The NOPD said Thompason wasn’t in possession of a concealed carry permit and subsequently arrested.

Thompson was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed firearm.

NOPD searches for Sept. 5 Canal Stret robbery suspect

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking to locate and identify a man accused of striking and robbing a victim in the 1000 block of Canal St. on September 5.

According to the NOPD, the victim told police that he was walking down Canal Street at about 3:15 a.m. when the suspect approached from behind and struck the victim in the back of the head.

While the victim was reportedly on the ground, according to the NOPD, the suspect allegedly removed the victim’s cell phone from his wallet and fled the scene.

A surveillance camera photo released by the NOPD pictured above allegedly shows the suspect.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded gun, weed arrested on Canal Street

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested a man on Canal Street on September 16 after he was caught carrying a loaded handgun.

According to the NOPD, detectives with the Eighth District Task Force who were on foot patrol in the 500 bock of Canal St. near Exchange Alley approached 31-year-old Kevin Ford as he smoked a hand-rolled cigar. The smoke smelled like marijuana, according to the NOPD,.

Police searched Ford’s backpack, according to the NOPD, discovering additional marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Police didn’t identify the type of gun or amount of marijuana discovered on Ford.

Ford was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal carrying of a firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

Identity of suspect sought after alleged theft of Jeep on Iberville Street

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking assistance from the public identifying and locating a suspect allegedly involved in the theft of Jeep on Iberville St. on September 12.

According to the NOPD, the alleged theft occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. when the suspect reportedly approached the unoccupied valet booth in the 800 block of Iberville St. and removed a set of keys belonging to a silver Jeep Rubicon parked in front of the location. The suspect drove off with the vehicle heading south on Iberville, according to the NOPD.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., the pictured subject reportedly approached the unoccupied valet booth in the 800 block of Iberville Street. The subject then allegedly opened the door to the podium and pulled out a set of keys, and found the keys were for a Jeep Rubicon parked in front of the location. The subject then entered the vehicle and fled south on Iberville, then unknown.

The vehicle is registered out of Texas with the license plate LRX0631.

The NOPD released a surveillance camera still of the alleged suspect, pictured above.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6090, or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

NOPD: Man arrested for having drugs, loaded handgun with extended magazine on Bourbon Street

Dominick Raymond. Courtesy of the NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) on September 9 arrested man on Bourbon Street after he was caught with a loaded handgun and marijuana in the 500 block of Bourbon St.

According to the NOPD, Dominick Raymond, 29, was approached by NOPD Eighth District Task Force detectives at about 12:04 am. and arrested after he was allegedly found with marijuana and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine. Raymond also allegedly possessed cocaine and ecstasy.

Raymond was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of marijuana, illegal possession of the aforementioned drugs.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

Man carrying a loaded firearm and a blunt was arrested on Bourbon Street, NOPD says

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A man who was illegally carrying a loaded handgun and a blunt was arrested in the 400 block of Bourbon St. on September 9, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Demarkius Williams, 27, was apparently celebrating his birthday with a loaded Smith and Wesson .40-caliber handgun and marijuana in the French Quarter when he was arrested by NOPD Eighth District Task Force officers in the 400 block of Bourbon St. at approximately 10:51 p.m.

In addition to the handgun and the weed, the NOPD said it found a magazine filled with 14 rounds of live ammunition.

Williams was transported to the Eighth District station then booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center where he is accused of allegedly carrying a concealed firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.

Suspect in alleged simple robbery in French Quarter wanted by NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for a suspect in an alleged simple robbery that occurred in the block of 10 Canal St. near Harrah’s casino on September 7.

According to NOPD Eighth District detectives, the victim was approached by an unknown black male suspect (pictured above) at approximately 5:30 a.m. and the two relocated to an unknown street in the French Quarter, where the victim was assaulted by the suspect and several more unknown males.

The victim was knocked tot he ground and the suspects fled the scene with the victim’s belongings, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District at 504-658-6090. They can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867

New Orleans DA: Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of waitress at Clover Grill

Alexander Kirby. Courtesy of OPSO.

The New Orleans District Attorney indicted Alexander Kirby, 33, for the May 15 fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend, who was a waitress at the Clover Grill on Bourbon Street.

Kirby is charged with second the second-degree murder of 33-year-old Shay de St. Germain, attempted second-degree murder of her new boyfriend, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, and one count of illegally carrying a concealed weapon. An Orleans Parish grand jury handed down the five-count indictment on August 29.

Assistant District Attorney Inga Petrovich presented the case to the grand jury.

If convicted, Kirby faces a mandatory term of life in prison. The attempted murder charge is punishable by 10 to 50 years, while each kidnapping charge carries a penalty of five to 40 years in prison.

The weapons charge is the only misdemeanor and comes with a six month jail sentence if convicted.

After the indictment was read, criminal District Judge Benedict Willard increased Kirby’s $600,000 bond to $1.26 million.

According to the district attorney’s (DA) office, surveillance video recordings backed up witness accounts that Kirby confronted the victim and her new boyfriend with a gun in the back of the Glover Grill located at 900 Bourbon St. shortly after midnight.

Kirby pointed the the gun at the other man, according to the DA, but de St. Germain stepped between them and a struggle ensued. The girl was shot once in the face at approximately 12:19 a.m. and pronounced dead shortly after being transported to University Medical Center’s emergency trauma center, according to the DA.

Louisiana State Troopers later found find Kirby with bloody hands and pointing the gun at his own head, threatening suicide, according to the DA. Kirby complied when ordered to drop the weapon and was arrested at the scene.

Two alleged Esplanade Ave. auto burglary suspects arrested by NOPD

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested two men in connection to an August 28 auto burglary on Esplanade Street.

According to the NOPD, officers were called to the 1000 block of Esplanade Ave. at 10:41 p.m. when they observed two men, identified as 55-year-old Eric Youngblood and 40-year-old Damien Brown, leaning inside a car and taking items from the inside.

Both Youngblood and Brown were arrested at the scene without incident, according to the NOPD, and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on charges of simple burglary of an automobile.

Anyone with information on this incident or the individuals arrested in this incident is asked to contact Detective Ryan St. Martin at 504-658-6080 and or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 877-903-7867.

NOPD: Suspect in August 20 Bourbon Street theft sought

Courtesy of NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking a suspect involved in an alleged August 20 theft on Bourbon Street.

According to the NOPD, an unknown black male was seen entering a location in the 300 block of Bourbon St. at about 11:56 a.m., walking behind a desk, and took a victim’s black bag containing personal items.

The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.