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NOPD VOWS Unit Arrests Suspects in Homicide, Aggravated Assault Incidents

by Aaron E. Looney

September 20, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Eighth District, Good Police Work, Homicide, Third District

NOPD VOWS Unit Arrests Suspects in Homicide, Aggravated Assault Incidents

Members of the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad, or VOWS, arrested two suspects today (September 20, 2017) in connection with respective homicide and aggravated assault incidents.

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Suspect Wanted for Theft on Baccich Street

September 20, 2017

Suspect Wanted for Theft on Baccich Street

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying an unknown black male wanted for a simple burglary incident that occurred on September 13, 2017.

NOPD VOWS Unit Arrests Suspects in Homicide, Aggravated Assault Incidents

September 20, 2017

NOPD VOWS Unit Arrests Suspects in Homicide, Aggravated Assault Incidents

Members of the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad, or VOWS, arrested two suspects today (September 20, 2017) in connection with respective homicide and aggravated assault incidents.

Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery on Michoud Boulevard

September 20, 2017

Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery on Michoud Boulevard

The NOPD Seventh District is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying three suspects after they reportedly robbed a Family Dollar store today (Sept. 20) in the 4500 block of Michoud Boulevard.  

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NOPD Makes Four Arrests for Illegal Gun Possession in Eighth District

September 18, 2017

NOPD Makes Four Arrests for Illegal Gun Possession in Eighth District

Officers in the NOPD Eighth District Bourbon Street Promenade Unit arrested four individuals between September 16 and September 17, 2017 on illegal gun possession charges for incidents on Bourbon Street. 

Suspect Arrested in Homicide on Airline Highway

September 15, 2017

Suspect Arrested in Homicide on Airline Highway

The NOPD Homicide Unit has arrested Junior Verney (DOB:1- 24- 1995) in connection to a homicide that occurred earlier today (Sept. 15) in the 9200 block of Airline Highway.

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Aggravated Assault with a Firearm on Chef Menteur Highway

September 15, 2017

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Aggravated Assault with a Firearm on Chef Menteur Highway

The NOPD today (September 15, 2017) arrested Dwayne Russell (DOB: 09-07-1967) in connection with an aggravated assault with a firearm that took place on September 1 in the 9600 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

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NOPD Thanks Community for Support on Geaux Blue Day

September 14, 2017

NOPD Thanks Community for Support on Geaux Blue Day

The New Orleans Police Department would like to thank everyone who showed support to officers during the second annual Geaux Blue Day.

NOPD Officers Take Part in New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 10, 2017

NOPD Officers Take Part in New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Members of the NOPD joined other First Responders in participating in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event at 400 Poydras Tower on Sept. 9, 2017

Looking for Ways to get involved with NOPD? The NOPD’s Mobile Crisis Unit is Seeking Volunteers

September 7, 2017

Looking for Ways to get involved with NOPD? The NOPD’s Mobile Crisis Unit is Seeking Volunteers

The NOPD Mobile Crisis Unit is in need of mental health technicians to volunteer their time to help individuals suffering from mental health illnesses in our community. 

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August 16, 2017

WATCH: After Spike in Homicides, NOPD Solve Rate Rising

After a challenging start to the year for the NOPD Homicide Unit, the rate of homicides being solved is now on the increase.  The solve rate — which includes cases cleared by arrests, warrants and exceptions —is at 57 percent, compared to five months ago when the solve rate sat at 27 percent.

July 31, 2017

WATCH: Violent Crime Trends Downward in the Eighth District as Officers Confiscate More Illegal Guns

The NOPD Eighth District has seen a 33 percent decrease in overall violent crime in the area which covers the French Quarter and Central Business District, including Harrah's Casino, Canal Place and Bourbon Street.

NOPD Provides EPIC Training Opportunity to Police and City Government Representatives

May 17, 2017

NOPD Provides EPIC Training Opportunity to Police and City Government Representatives

Representatives from various city governments and police departments are in New Orleans today (May 17) to get training in a new program offered by the NOPD.

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September 2, 2017

NOPD Prepares for Southern Decadence 2017, Labor Day Weekend Events

As thousands make their way to the French Quarter and Downtown area, the NOPD will have an enhanced presence during the Labor Day weekend events to ensure everyone has a safe and festive holiday weekend.

OFFICER PROFILE: Rodney Vicknair, First District

August 15, 2017

OFFICER PROFILE: Rodney Vicknair, First District

Officer Rodney Vicknair, 50, joined NOPD 12 years ago after spending 19 years working EMS on the West Bank. He was assigned to the First District after graduating from the Academy and he’s been there ever since. 

OFFICER PROFILE: Detective William Torres, Third District

August 10, 2017

OFFICER PROFILE: Detective William Torres, Third District

Originally from New Mexico, William Torres, 40, moved to New Orleans more than 20 years ago and began pursuing his dream of having a career in law enforcement. 

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Join NOPD for Coffee with Cops this Saturday

September 15, 2017

Join NOPD for Coffee with Cops this Saturday

This Saturday, residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with NOPD officers at seven McDonald’s restaurant locations.

Looking for Ways to get involved with NOPD? The NOPD’s Mobile Crisis Unit is Seeking Volunteers

September 7, 2017

Looking for Ways to get involved with NOPD? The NOPD’s Mobile Crisis Unit is Seeking Volunteers

The NOPD Mobile Crisis Unit is in need of mental health technicians to volunteer their time to help individuals suffering from mental health illnesses in our community. 

NOPD Seeks Input for Community Policing Plans

August 31, 2017

NOPD Seeks Input for Community Policing Plans

During the month of September, the NOPD will be collecting input from citizens regarding updates to district Community Policing Plans.