How you goin' keep 'em?
Another one gets away: Remember when those young punks were terrorizing the Marigny Triangle and what a celebration when one was finally arrested? Well, don't count your convictions before the DA gets done thinning the caseload flock.
She's turned loose Marshan Bowden, 17, who was arrested just a month after he was no longer a juvenile and charged with first-degree robbery and simple robbery. We just learned the DA refused on 12.27.07 to prosecute him on those charges, despite the victim positively identifying him in a photographic line-up as one of 3 perpetrators who robbed him 11.3.07 at Royal and Ursulines streets.
On Monday, the DA refused to prosecute him on another offense he was charged with on 11.23.07 for possession of stolen property over $500. (We've not been able to obtain the police report to know what that's about.)
Bowden, whose last known address is 1409 Frenchmen St., will be roaming your neighborhood again soon, if he's not already. Look at his picture and beware.
Tourists don't fare so well: Two tourists, one in the 900 block of Dumaine Street and the other in the 900 block of Orleans Street, met up with a couple of our scumbags in the last 2 days:
- At 7 p.m. Tuesday, a 20-year-old woman on Dumaine was accosted while on her way to her hotel by a black guy wielding a big black-handled knife and demanding her purse.
The bandit was described as 18-20 years old, 6'2" tall, weighing 180 pounds, and wearing dark clothing.
- At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 56-year-old man was walking on Orleans when 2 black dudes came up from behind and muscled him into the wall and demanded money. He surrendered $230 and they fled.
Locals didn't fare much better : Robbers knocked over the Price Busters grocery store at 865 St. Charles St. at 10:23 a.m. on Tuesday.
False rumors: "Don't believe any false rumors, unless you hear them from me." I had to steal that line from former mayor, Victor Schiro, in light of the wild stories floating around this week.