Back to "normal": Once the Labor Day/Decadence weekend was over, crime dropped dramatically. Even with the Saints' season opener hoopla around Jackson Square, things were relatively tame. But we're still scratching our head over the inconsistencies between the crime map and the reports the 8th District sends out. May have had something to do with hosting several hundred of thousands of fans in the French Quarter.
- Thursday (9.9.10) 3:40 a.m.: The report said this robbery happened on Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m., but the map showed the date as 9.9.10--which Thursday was--at 3:40 a.m, which turned out to be correct.
- Wednesday (9.8.10) or Tuesday (9.7.10) at 10:30 a.m.?: The report said "Wednesday", but the map said "Tuesday".
- Tuesday (9.7.10) 2:00 a.m.: The only thing troubling here is the victim didn't bother to report it until Friday (9.10.10).
- Tuesday (9.7.10) 12:43 a.m.: A 71-year-old white lady walking in the 1900 block of N. Rampart Street (between Pauger and Touro streets) was mugged by a big black thug who grabbed her purse from her shoulder and fled on foot.
- Sunday (9.5.10) 1:45 a.m.: A 21-year-old white guy walking in the 800 block of St. Louis Street (between Bourbon and Dauphine streets) had his iPhone snatched from his hand by a black punk who fled on foot toward N. Rampart Street.
- Sunday (9.5.10) 1:00 a.m.: A white woman was sitting in the Cat's Meow, 701 Bourbon St., when 2 white guys came up and one grabbed her wallet from her purse. She demanded it back but they refused and fled on foot.
Crimes last week in the 8th District
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Simple Robbery, 701 Bourbon, 1:17 a.m.
Theft, 435 Esplanade, 1:35 a.m.
Simple Robbery, 800 St Louis, 2:00 a.m.
Business Burglary, 109 Royal, 2:26 a.m.
Theft, 344 Camp, 3:11 a.m.
Auto Burglary, Decatur & Wilkinson, 8:56 a.m.
Auto Theft, 900 Bienville, 9:33 a.m.
Auto Theft, 925 Common, 11:00 a.m.
Theft, 300 Chartres, 10:20 p.m.
Simple Robbery, 500 St Louis, 10:25 p.m.
Aggravated Battery, 500 Bourbon, 3:31 a.m.
Theft, 522 Bourbon, 4:30 a.m.
Theft, 800 Decatur, 8:19 a.m.
Theft, 601 Poydras, 12:08 p.m.
Theft, 221 Carondelet, 1:48 p.m.
Pursesnatching, Chartres & Madison, 10:30 a.m.
Bicycle Theft, 8 Canal, 6:32 p.m.
Auto Theft, Dauphine & Iberville, 9:13 p.m.
Auto Theft, Girod & Magnolia, 9:46 p.m.
Theft, 131 Decatur, 10:51 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 500 Baronne, 11:08 a.m.
Theft, 225 Decatur, 5:54 p.m.
Residence Burglary, 900 block of Lafayette, 10:46 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 1100 Burgundy, 12:05 p.m.
Simple Robbery, 300 Burgundy, 12:47 p.m.
Auto Theft, 731 Royal, 4:20 p.m.
Shoplifting, 232 Bourbon, 10:44 p.m.
Shoplifting, 1007 Decatur, 10:02 a.m.
Theft, 329 Bourbon, 5:59 p.m.
Auto Theft, 400 La Salle, 11:30 p.m.