The man grabbed his cellphone and told them he was calling 911, and they fled. The couple was surprised when "we actually had a cop car come," though they were less than thrilled when the officers "seemed less than concerned." (If you encounter officers like this, get their badge numbers or, at least, car number, and let Capt. Hosli know at 658-6080.)
Capt. Edwin Hosli, commander of the 8th District, is going to sic his undercover cops on this gang which is giving a bad name to those who wear McDonogh 35's white and khaki.
"The problem is that since they are juveniles they can't locate any photos to do a line up," he says. "We are well aware of the problem--it's not fallen on deaf ears."
A rape on 10.7.07 was reported at 9 p.m. at 135 St. Charles St., location of the Royal St. Charles Hotel. Two rapes were reported at 8:50 a.m. and 9:53 a.m. on 10.16.07 at 1630 Canal St., the Day's Inn, and at 400 Bourbon St., the Old Absinthe House Bar.
Maybe crime pays: No more had Capt. Hosli announced that the 8th District has been plagued with 300 car thefts (not to mention nearly as many break-ins) so far this year, than DA Eddie Jordan's office bargained away charges against a multiple offender and a judge set the perp free.
GO VOTE: There's still time today to go vote--the polls are open until 8 p.m. Remember, who we voted for--or failed to vote for--is why Eddie Jordan is DA today...and why Warren Riley is running the NOPD instead of sheriff running OPP.