Sharpshooter needed: Back in the summer of 2007 when a rash of robberies plagued the Lower French Quarter and Marigny Triangle, Lt. Eddie Selby, chief of the 8th District's detectives, mounted a squad of undercover cops to hunt down the bad guys. On the second night out, they cornered a suspect at Chartres and Gov. Nicholls streets. The miscreant went for the .40-caliber Glock in his waistband. One of the cops was quicker and plugged the guy in the side with one shot.
Not to worry, Eddie. The judge set the punk free, he recovered from his wound, and has resumed his life of crime.
Bike bandit out and about: 8th District cops were pretty sure they had finally caught the "Bike Bandit" who had been targeting women in the French Quarter and CBD when they arrested Craig Hayes, 18, last month.
How'd he get out?: Hard to figure how Darrell Jenkins Jr. got back out on the street. In January, Judge Julian Parker sentenced him to 10 years "at hard labor"..."without benefit of probation, parole or suspension" after Jenkins pled guilty to armed robbery. But on 5.4.10 comes notice that Jenkins has been released from Orleans Parish Jail.
One robber caught, others on the loose: On Monday (5.24.10) 8th District detectives put the pieces together and charged Curtis Andrews, 19, for a robbery almost a week earlier.
- Sunday (5.23.10) 3:50 a.m.: Another Chatty Cathy (or a Texting Tammy) had her iPhone grabbed from her hand by a black guy while she was standing in the 600 block of Dauphine Street (between St. Peter and Toulouse streets).
- Friday (5.14.10) 3:30 a.m.: Two black thugs tried to rob a black man and a Hispanic man walking in the 900 block of Chartres Street (by Jackson Square). One of the would-be robbers pulled a gun and demanded the victims money. The victims initially complied, but then struggled with their assailants and ran them off.
Young punks attack: A white woman walking near Cleveland Avenue and S. Liberty Street in the CBD around 5:25 p.m. on 5.18.10 was approached by 3 young black boys who asked for change. She refused and an argument ensued as the victim walked away from the boys. She then felt a small object hit her in the back of the head and she turned around to see one of the boys holding a pellet gun in his hand.