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NOPD Officers on Proactive Patrol Bust Drug Deal, Shoplifter on Decatur Street

by Aaron Looney

December 1, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Eighth District, Good Police Work

NOPD Officers on Proactive Patrol Bust Drug Deal, Shoplifter on Decatur Street

NOPD Eight District officers working on proactive foot patrol Wednesday evening (Nov. 30) arrested three people minutes apart for two separate incidents that occurred within a two-block area along Decatur Street.

As officers were patrolling in the 700 block of Decatur Street, they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction taking place between two black male subjects. The officers approached and apprehended the subjects. During a search, officers discovered 29 bags of marijuana and cash located in the possession of one of the subjects, identified as Robert Bain (DOB: 06-11-1987), and a bag of marijuana in the possession of the second subject, identified as Tevin White (DOB: 09-25-1995). Bain was booked into Central Lockup on marijuana possession and distribution charges, while White was issued a citation for first-offense marijuana possession.

While handling the aforementioned arrest, officers observed an unknown white male running in the area carrying a stack of baseball caps into nearby Jackson Square. Officers attempted to stop the subject, who resisted and broke free. Additional officers assisted, taking the subject to the ground and securing him with handcuffs. The subject, identified as Brandon Wall (DOB: 03-29-1989) was found to have allegedly shoplifted the merchandise from a store in the 800 block of Decatur Street and was fleeing the scene. Upon further investigation, officers learned that Wall had also allegedly attempted to steal numerous football jerseys from the location, but the store owner was able to recover the jerseys. Wall was arrested and booked into Central Lockup on a theft charge. 

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.