Burglar breaks down front door: A 26-year-old woman living at 830 St. Ann St. awoke to a loud noise of her door being kicked in early Wednesday morning (12.3.08) and then found a hulking black man looming over her.
Burglaries the thing: A burglar who may have visited the same business twice found that 2 is too much (well, actually one is).
A charge of aggravated burglary against Petrie from last year, was thrown out of court this spring because the DA's office dilly-dallied too long in pressing the case.
It is not believed these burglaries are related to the 4 that occurred next door at Tomatillo's, a Mexican restaurant at 437 Esplanade (corner of Decatur Street), in the latter part of September and early October.
So where's the crime?: We kept waiting for the reports to roll in after this past weekend's big Bayou Classic bash, but it was relatively quiet. Like last year, there were only a couple of relatively minor incidents--but lots of auto thefts. The flashy rides driven by college kids and alumni from elsewhere in the South were apparently too much for local thug element to resist. Bring the bling, and they will find you.
You can stop looking: Police finally arrested the woman with the exotic name but not the figure to match--Chiquita Blaise--about 10 days after putting a warrant on her after identifying her as one of 2 women wanted for attempting to rob a white woman 11.13.08 in the 200 block of N. Rampart Street.