Been waiting to say that: Don't know when we've seen such a quiet week in the French Quarter. Only one armed robbery (previously reported here) and 3 simple robberies marred the week; even auto thefts (4) and auto burglaries (1) were down significantly. The 2 robberies not previously reported were both last Saturday (11.13.10):
- 3:40 a.m.: A 44-year-old white man standing near Orleans Avenue and N. Rampart Street had his wallet snatched from his hand by a white guy who fled on foot on Orleans toward Bourbon Street.
- 4:00 p.m.: Maybe not as vicious as "Dancing With The Stars", but 4 black boys who tap dance on Bourbon Street ganged up on 2 other dancers, a 14-year-old black boy and 13-year-old black girl, and robbed them near Audubon Aquarium, taking money from their pockets.
Got another one: 8th District detectives took down Joseph Ceasar, 32, last week (11.9.10) for a robbery 4 days earlier in the 900 block of Gov. Nicholls Street.
In that case, Ceasar was sentenced to 10 years in prison "without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence." If my calculations are correct, he just got out of Angola earlier this year.
- proceed down St. Peter Street (3 blocks),
- turn left on Dauphine Street (4 blocks),
- turn right on Bienville Street (one block),
- turn right on Burgundy Street (3 blocks),
- turn right on Toulouse Street (4 blocks),
- end at Chartres and Toulouse.
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Crimes last week in the 8th District
(Click on the crime map to enlarge it)
Aggravated Battery, 700 Chartres, 3:03 p.m.
Armed Robbery, St Ann & the River, 10:42 p.m.
Simple Robbery, 300 Bourbon, 12:54 p.m.
Shoplifting, 812 Royal, 2:04 p.m.
Theft, 200 S Villere, 4:25 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, 400 Dauphine, 12:27 p.m.
Theft, 123 Baronne, 12:56 p.m.
Pickpocketing, 800 Decatur, 5:17 p.m.
Shoplifting, 134 Royal, 6:31 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 1001 N Peters, 4:30 p.m.
Auto Theft, 535 Barracks, 10:39 a.m.
Theft, 618 Julia, 11:19 a.m.
Theft, 444 St Charles, 11:48 a.m.
Auto Theft, 617 Barracks, 12:09 p.m.
Auto Theft, Convention Center & Poydras, 2:02 p.m.
Theft, 555 Canal, 2:17 p.m.
Aggravated Assault, S Peters & Poydras, 7:29 p.m.
Theft, 535 Julia, 10:02 p.m.
Theft, 700 Baronne, 11:40 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, 1440 Canal, 8:43 a.m.
Theft, 813 Decatur, 8:46 a.m.
Simple Robbery, 1 Canal, 3:58 p.m.