The lesson to be learned: If you see creeps like these hanging around on your street, call 911. Let them sort out the good from the bad and ugly.
Something peculiar here: So here's this 26-year-old white dude on the can in his bathroom and someone fires a bullet into his chest--and he tells the cops no one was in the apartment with him and that he has no idea who shot him.
Second killer guilty: After nearly 6 years, a second thug who killed a French Quarter waitress on her way home from her job at Crescent City Brewhouse has been convicted of murder.
In good company: It's interesting to note that 5 of the 16 new NOPD commanders Chief Ronal Serpas appointed last week are current or recent alumni of the 8th District:
- Capt. Edwin Hosli, commander of the 8th District since the Spring of 2007, now carries the rank of commander;
- Capt. Darryl Albert, once the public integrity officer of the 8th when he was a lieutenant, is now commander of the 2nd District in Uptown where Hosli was commander before being assigned to the 8th;
- Lt. Eddie Selby, who's been Hosli's sidekick for 9 years and led the 8th's detective bureau, is now commander of Special Operations, including the SWAT team;
- Lt. Paul Noel, who preceded Selby as head of the 8th's detectives and most recently was in command of the NOPD's Sex Crimes Section, is now commander of the department's Criminal Investigations Division;
- Capt. Bernadine Kelly, who was once public integrity officer of the 8th as a lieutenant and was most recently commander of the 5th District, is now commander of the Records and Identification Division.
Crimes last week in the 8th District
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Bicycle Theft, 500 Frenchmen, 3:33 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, 500 Frenchmen, 4:52 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 1000 Conti, 9:55 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 843 Carondelet, 10:23 p.m.
Theft, 1010 Common, 1:23 p.m.
Theft, 400 Burgundy, 2:51 p.m.
Auto Theft, 444 St Charles, 4:43 p.m.
Aggravated Battery, Canal & Elk, 6:40 p.m.
Auto Theft, Burgundy & Esplanade, 11:47 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 727 Ursulines, 1:49 p.m.
Shoplifting, 500 Port of New Orleans, 2:23 p.m.
Theft, 727 Bourbon, 10:33 a.m.
Theft, 437 Esplanade, 10:56 a.m.
Auto Burglary, 800 N Rampart, 4:09 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 1001 Iberville, 4:19 p.m.
Auto Theft, Decatur & Iberville, 1:07 p.m.
Theft, 730 St Peter, 11:14 p.m.
Auto Burglary, Iberville & N Rampart, 11:53 p.m.
Shoplifting, 134 Royal, 8:04 a.m.
Auto Theft, 1041 Constance, 9:24 a.m.
Theft, 936 St Charles, 1:50 p.m.
Theft, 344 Camp, 2:16 p.m.
Residence Burglary, 1023 Gov Nicholls, 3:33 p.m.
Theft, 50 French Market , 5:03 p.m.
Theft, Bourbon & St Louis, 4:41 a.m.
Theft, 701 Dauphine, 1:33 p.m.
Theft, 501 Bourbon, 1:33 p.m.
Theft, 1113 Bourbon, 3:18 p.m.
Auto Burglary, Barracks & N Peters, 5:16 p.m.
Pickpocketing, 441 Bourbon, 5:22 p.m.
Theft, 1005 Esplanade, 6:14 p.m.
Theft, 817 Common, 9:13 p.m.,