Welcome to the inner sanctum: In a move ordained by new NOPD Superintendant Ronal Serpas, the weekly Comsat meeting of each NOPD district now welcomes citizens to see what the police are doing to catch the crooks.
Draining Bourbon Street: 8th District cops apprehended a suspect early this morning (5.17.10) after he allegedly swiped money from the hand of a patron of the Bourbon Pub, 801 Bourbon St. (corner of St. Ann Street), around 6 a.m.
- Sunday (5.16.10) 10:58 p.m.: A white woman walking in the 600 block of Bourbon Street (between St. Peter and Toulouse streets) had her cellphone snatched from her hand by a black guy who fled on foot on Toulouse toward N. Rampart Street.
- Friday (5.14.10) 9:35 p.m.: A white guy walking in the 1100 block of Bourbon Street (between Ursulines and Gov. Nicholls streets) had his wallet lifted from his pocket by a black punk who fled on foot down Bourbon toward Esplanade Avenue.
They came armed: Armed robbers took advantage of 2 more pedestrians in the past week:
- Sunday (5.16.10) 2:30 a.m.: A white man walking near Burgundy and St. Louis streets was robbed by 2 black dudes, one of whom was armed and demanded his money. The duo fled on foot on St. Louis toward N. Rampart Street.
- Sunday (5.9.10) 4:30 a.m.: A white woman was held up by a knife-wielding black hoodlum in the 1700 block of Pauger Street (between N. Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny Triangle). Though he made off with all her dough, she apparently wasn't too traumatized by the incident since she didn't report it to police until 2 days later.