New Orleans Police ask public to help ID suspect in Esplanade hotel burglary

New Orleans Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly burglarized an Esplanade Avenue hotel on Friday.

The suspect reportedly entered the hotel in the 600 block of Esplanade Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 8, according to New Orleans Police, who didn’t identify the name of the hotel.

After rummaging through the rooms and office, the suspect left the location through the front door with cash and several items in his possession.

New Orleans Police on Tuesday released a surveillance camera photo of the suspect, who is pictured above.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity and location is asked to call Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Second gutter theft suspect strikes French Quarter in 2 weeks

Second gutter theft suspect strikes French Quarter in 2 weeks

A man is suspected of stealing a copper gutter from a French Quarter building May 4, the second such incident in a matter of weeks, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect was allegedly captured on surveillance camera prying a copper gutter from the side of a business in the 900 block of St. Louis Street shortly after 2:30 a.m.

New Orleans Police haven’t identified the suspect, but is described by a white male with a square tattoo on the back of his left calf. Surveillance camera footage allegedly depicting the thief (shown above) was released by police on Friday.

It’s the second theft of copper gutters in the 900 block of St. Louis Street since April 24, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information on this incident is 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 toll-free at 877-903-7867.

NOPD searching for suspected thief who stole copper gutters from buildings on St. Louis, St. Phillip streets

NOPD searching for suspected thief who stole copper gutters from buildings on St. Louis, St. Phillip streets

A suspected thief was captured on camera ripping pieces of copper gutters from buildings in the French Quarter early Friday morning, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect allegedly struck two different locations in a matter of minutes, stealing copper gutters from the sides of buildings on St. Louis and St. Phillip streets, incidents that were captured on surveillance camera footage released by the NOPD on Tuesday.

The first incident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday when the suspect was seen removing a copper gutter from a business in the 900 block of St. Louis Street.

Fifteen minutes later, the same person was seen again removing another copper gutter from the side of a building in the 600 block of St. Phillip Street.

Light scrap copper—which includes sheet copper, gutters and other unalloyed solids with at least 88% copper—fetches around $2 per pound in Louisiana, according to various indices.

Anyone with information on the incidents is 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 toll-free at 877-903-7867.

New Orleans Police search for suspect who allegedly broke into car on Governor Nicholls Street, took Amazon tablet

A surveillance camera image of an alleged suspect wanted in connection to a Jan. 8 auto burglary on Governor Nicholls Street. Courtesy of the NOPD.

New Orleans Police officers are searching for an alleged suspect wanted in connection to an auto burglary that occurred Jan. 8 in the 500 block of Governor Nicholls Street.

The incident occurred at about 4:36 p.m. when the suspect reportedly shattered the victim’s front passenger side window and took an Amazon tablet from the interior portion of the vehicle, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect then fled on foot to an unknown location, New Orleans Police said.

New Orleans Police on Feb. 4 released surveillance camera footage of the alleged suspect, who is pictured above.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, and the location and identity of the suspect, to call Eighth District NOPD detectives at 504-658-6080.

Man ‘struck multiple times’ in police-involved shooting at Bourbon and St. Louis streets; NOPD’s use of force team investigating

New Orleans Police Department

One man is injured after he was shot by officers Saturday morning while responding a report of a person pointing a firearm at bystanders near the corner of Bourbon and St. Louis streets, according to the New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.

New Orleans Eighth District Police officers responded to the call at 7:26 a.m. when they encountered the man armed with a gun, Ferguson said.

There was an exchange of gun fire between the police and the man, who was “struck multiple times,” New Orleans Police said.

Ferguson said four officers responded and three fired their service weapons at the man, who was struck in the chest.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the chest, Ferguson said.

No officers were injured in the incident, he said.

New Orleans Police’s Force Investigation Team, which investigates police use of force is investigating the incident, Ferguson said, adding that the crime scene stretches from the 400 to 500 blocks of St. Louis Street.

The four officers who responded were re-assigned as part of the New Orleans Police Department’s standard protocol pending the investigation, Ferguson said.

The New Orleans Independent Police Monitor was on scene following the shooting and federal monitoring agencies were also notified, including the FBI, Ferguson added.

“[It’s an] unfortunate incident whenever our officers have to resort to using their weapons during their course of duties,” Ferguson said. “We are praying for the family of this individual as well as our officers.”

It wasn’t immediately clear in front of which bar the gun fight occurred, Ferguson said, but added that it happened outside.

City-owned public safety surveillance cameras reportedly captured the footage of the shooting, according to New Orleans Police, which is being shared with the department’s Real Time Crime Center. Ferguson said the department will enact its video release policy.

The incident is under investigation, Ferguson said.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-6800.

Read New Orleans Police Department’s use of force policy here.