NOPD seeks help locating .40-cal pistol allegedly stolen in French Market auto burglary

New Orleans Police are seeking help in locating a .40-caliber pistol allegedly stolen in a Feb. 25 car burglary near the French Market.

The burglary occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the intersection of Barracks Street and French Market Place when the passenger side window of a car was shattered and a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber handgun was stolen from the vehicle’s center console, according to New Orleans Police.

The gun’s serial number is FXB5976.

The NOPD provided a photo (pictured above) similar to the one that was taken.

Anyone with information on 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 877-903-7867.

NOPD reports stolen Ruger handgun in North Peters Street vehicle burglary

New Orleans Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a handgun that was reported stolen on Feb. 11 following an alleged vehicle burglary on North Peters Street.

The victim’s vehicle was parked in an open parking lot in the 300 block of North Peters Street when an unknown suspect reportedly shattered the rear passenger window and removed a Ruger Highpoint handgun from the center console, according to police.

The handgun’s serial number is P1847281.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Callers can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Two men allegedly found in possession of handguns after plainclothes detectives watch them roll blunts on Bourbon Street

Jeffrey Whitson, left, and Dominique Breaux, right. Courtesy of the NOPD.

Two men on Feb. 8 were arrested on marijuana and gun charges in separate Bourbon Street incidents after plainclothes detectives allegedly witnessed them rolling blunts, according to New Orleans Police.

The first incident occurred at about 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 8 when Eighth District Task Force plainclothes detectives were patrolling in the 800 block of Bourbon Street and allegedly observed Dominique Breaux, 21, placing green marijuana into an opened cigar, New Orleans Police said.

As detectives attempted to detain Breaux, he fled the scene and was later apprehended three-quarters of a mile away in the 700 block of Common Street in the Central Business District, police officials said.

Detectives allegedly confiscated marijuana from Breaux’s hand and concealed handgun inside his shirt, New Orleans Police said.

Further investigation revealed that Breaux is a convicted felon, according to police.

Breaux was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on charges of illegal carrying of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm or concealed weapon and illegal possession of marijuana.

The second incident occurred at 11:02 p.m. in 400 block of Bourbon Street where Eighth District Task Force detectives allegedly observed Jeffry Whitson, 21, placing green marijuana into an opened cigar, New Orleans Police said.

Detectives approached Whitson and smelled marijuana, prompting a search, New Orleans Police said.

A handgun was allegedly found tucked into Whitson’s waistband and concealed with his shirt, according to New Orleans Police.

An additional clear plastic bag containing marijuana was allegedly found in Whitson’s possession, New Orleans Police said.

Whitson was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on charges of illegal carrying of a firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.