New Orleans Police are seeking a man who allegedly stepped on a wallet dropped by a victim, then stealing it before pushing the victim to the ground in a Feb. 19 simple robbery incident on Dauphine Street.
The incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. when the suspect followed the victim into the 500 block of Dauphine Street, according to New Orleans Police.
The victim dropped his wallet on the ground and before he could pick it up, the suspect stepped on it and pushed the victim to the ground before fleeing the scene, New Orleans Police said.
Anyone who can help New Orleans Police Eighth District detectives identify and locate the pictured subject is asked to call 504-658-6080. Citizens with information are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
We know that our sewer mains are intact. There was no combustible gas detected in our sewer lines. We found high water in the Entergy vault, which was above our sewage level, preventing liquid waste we collect from flowing into the vault.
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board on Feb. 19 concluded its end of the investigation into the cause of a sudden explosion on Dauphine Street last December, launching several manhole covers into the air and igniting a nearby car.
The explosion occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 16 in the 500 block of Dauphine Street, near the intersection of Toulouse and Dauphine, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
A video taken by an eyewitness was published by WWL-TV on Dec. 16 and shows the front end of a car on fire.
Causes of the explosion include a sewer methane explosion to a faulty Entergy electrical line, according to city officials.
In coordination with Entergy, the SWB launched a process-of-elimination investigation into the explosion’s cause days later, said Executive Director Ghassan Korban.
During the investigation, the SWB learned that the sewer main lines were intact and contained no detectable amount of combustible gas, Korban said.
There was high water in the Entergy Vault, which was above the SWB’s sewage level, which prevented liquid waste collected by the SWB from flowing into the vault, Korban added.
Additionally, Korban said, the sewer line on St. Louis Street was cleaned and inspected, which found no breaks or intrusions.
“It is logical for the agency that owns the vault where the explosion occurred to be responsible for determining the root cause of the explosion,” Korban said. “In the interest of public safety, we stand ready to assist our partners as they continue to search for the cause.”
New Orleans Police is asking the public to help locate and identify a man wanted in connection to an alleged Feb. 16 criminal damage incident that occurred on Dauphine Street.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. at a bar in the 400 block of Dauphine Street when an unidentified male reportedly threw food at patrons and staff, then punched a sign at the business, New Orleans Police said.
The man caused approximately $750 in damages, according to New Orleans Police.
Anyone who may know the identity or location of the pictured subject is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
An attempted wallet snatching on Dec. 6 turned into a simple robbery on Dauphine Street, the New Orleans Police Department said, with the suspects leaving the scene in a Chevrolet pickup truck with front end damage.
The NOPD said the incident occurred at approximately 6:55 a.m. in the 600 block of Dauphine St. when a female suspect approached the male victim and attempted to take the victim’s wallet.
The man pushed the suspect away, the NOPD said, at which time a male suspect approached and pinned the victim near the truck so the female suspect could take the victim’s wallet.
The female suspect took the victim’s wallet and then drove away, along with her partner, in the pickup truck down Dauphine Street, the NOPD said.
The female suspect is described as white, standing about five foot eight inches tall with long black hair, approximately 40 years old and wearing black and white tights.
The NOPD described the male suspect as “brown-skinned” with medium build and a bald head, clad in a dark green jacket and wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.
The NOPD released a surveillance photo of the alleged suspects and their truck on Dec. 12.
The photo shows a tan-colored truck with driver’s side front end damage.
The NOPD asks anyone with information on this incident to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers GNO at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
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