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NOPD Arrests Woman Wanted For Auto Theft, Battery

by Dawne Massey

October 19, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Fourth District

NOPD Arrests Woman Wanted For Auto Theft, Battery

The NOPD has arrested a woman wanted for a number of offenses including auto theft.


On October 17, 2016, NOPD Fourth District units apprehended Amanda Salvant (DOB:. 12/10/1981), a suspect in a number of thefts. Shortly after 3 p.m., police received a call of a suspicious person in the 2400 block of Farragut Street.  Salvant was located in a backyard of a residence and arrested without incident.


Salvant was wanted for multiple outstanding warrants including auto theft, shoplifting, simple battery, theft, and resisting arrest. She also had several outstanding warrants from Jefferson Parish. 


Salvant’s booking photo is included below.


Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 


Auto Burglary and Theft

Vehicle burglaries are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts:

1. Lock the doors

2. Close windows and sunroofs

3. Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view

4. Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information

5. Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination

6. Don’t leave keys in the vehicle