NOPD seeks help identifying Saenger Theater graffiti suspects

(Images courtesy of NOPD)
New Orleans Police are searching for an unidentified male and female suspects wanted in an alleged criminal damage incident in which the Saenger Theater was graffitied on June 11.

The incident occurred at about 10:40 p.m. when the male and female spray-painted the Basin Street side wall of the Saenger Theater located at 1111 Canal St., according the New Orleans Police.

Before the incident, New Orleans Police believe the male and female arrived in a red Nissan Pathfinder or Armada.

Graffiti spray-painted on the Basin Street side of the Saenger Theater on June 11, according to the NOPD

The graffiti depicts the phrase “Fuck 12,” which references a derogatory term for police.

Built in 1927, the Saenger Theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which designates buildings and other objects with historical significance.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. 

New Orleans Police search for Bourbon Street graffiti vandalism suspects

Surveillance camera footage that allegedly shows two suspects who vandalized the Cat’s Meow with graffiti on Saturday. NOPD contributed photo.

Two suspects are wanted by New Orleans Police for allegedly vandalizing several Bourbon Street businesses with graffiti on Saturday.

The two are wanted for criminal damage to property, according to NOPD Eighth District officials, whose area of responsibility includes the French Quarter protected historic district.

The suspects were seen on surveillance camera footage tagging several Bourbon Street businesses at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to New Orleans Police.

Several tags included the letters “BJF” and “Fos,” New Orleans Police said, adding that a female suspect wrote “Julia” on one of the buildings.

New Orleans Police on Monday released alleged surveillance camera footage of the suspects, who are pictured above.

The Cat’s Meow on Saturday. David Punch via Facebook.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced elected officials to shutter “nonessential” businesses, including the vast majority of bars and shops in the French Quarter, which would normally crawling with tourists — and cops — on a Saturday morning.

The vandalism appeared around the same time graffiti art from artist Josh Wingerter popped up along plywood window coverings in other parts of the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street, but aren’t included in the vandalism investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the identities and the location of the two Bourbon Street vandalism suspects are 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 call toll-free at 877-903-7867.