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NOPD Update: No Police Insignia Items or Badges Taken in A.P.E. Burglary

by Kaitlin Rust Landry

January 16, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout, Videos

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Third District

A full inventory has been completed at the American Police Equipment Company and the NOPD has determined that no police insignia items or badges were taken in this past weekend's burglary.

Investigators also say that no ballistic vests or other police 'specialty' items were taken in the burglary by the pictured subject.

As previously reported, the only items taken were a blue jacket, sweaters, a pair of boots, gloves and flashlights. Again, these items had no police insignias on them and are items that can be found for sale in other retail outlets.

However, in an effort to alleviate any public concerns, the NOPD will continue its temporary suspension of traffic stops conducted by plain clothes detectives citywide.

Only marked units with uniformed officers are authorized to conduct a traffic stop until further notice.  

Meantime, the NOPD Is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in this burglary.

Surveillance video of the incident can by viewed by clicking this YouTube link:

If anyone has any information on the above subject, please notify Detective Paul Johnson at 504-658-6166, any Third District Detective at 504-658-6030 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Crimestoppers President and C.E.O Darlene Costanza has increased the reward from $2,500 to $4,000 for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in this case. 



Have a question or correction? Please email NOPD’s Public Affairs Division at