Crimetracker

  Metairie Rd. the latest victims in vehicle smash and grabs

  Mother, daughter recount kidnapping during carjacking

  Shocking cell phone video catches the moment a burglar shoots man who confronts him

  Gentilly family returns to find home riddled with bullets

  Dong Phuong Bakery, City Park targeted in latest vehicle burglaries

  Judge sentences 3 girls to “juvenile life” for carjacking

Continued Coverage

  ’I’ve already gotten my car stolen here, so it’s not very shocking to me:’ Students at two campuses find cars broken into

  Frustration grows over Smash and Grab incidents across city

  District Attorney says “the devil is in the details,” in response to two city programs to address juvenile crime

  Victim: “I absolutely expected it to happen to me at some point,” at vehicle broken into

  Thieves strike again in frustrating Lakeview car burglaries

NOPD sees drop in number of murders for third straight year

Three boys arrested in connection with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day robberies

NOPD says the three boys are ages 10, 11 and 12.

  DEA warns of highly potent drug dubbed ‘Super Meth’

Meth, an extremely dangerous and addictive drug, is something the Drug Enforcement Agency has dealt with for years.

  Porch Pirates are out this holiday season

It’s a crime that can happen within seconds.

Crime Tracker Cold Case: The search for the killer of a New Orleans mother of three children

A plea for help to find the killer of a New Orleans mother of three kids insider her home in 1982

  Man knocked unconscious in random paintball attack

  ‘She didn’t deserve this:’ Mother seeks justice after daughter found fatally shot in car

  Crime Tracker Cold Case: Who killed 19-year-old Vanessa Bodden?

Public warned about counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl coming from Mexico

  Uptown carjacking unfolds just after dark

  ‘This is crazy. We’re living in fear:' Lakeview residents say vehicle break-ins are worsening

  Suspect shot by detail officer at Saks Fifth Avenue appears in court

Police say the detail officers were escorting the accused shoplifters, two women, out of the store Friday afternoon, when they jumped into a vehicle with 38-year-old Kenneth Thompson.

  Police say man shoots teen after finding the juvenile inside his stolen vehicle

Monday night around 10:30 p.m., police say 45-year-old Terrance Johnson noticed his stolen car in the parking lot of a Waffle House in the 4600 block of Old Gentilly Road.

  Juveniles arrested for beating and robbing several people across New Orleans

Saturday evening, police arrested three teens, a 13, 14 and 16 year old for the crimes.

  Armed robber steals cell phone and woman’s car in Gentilly

The husband of an armed robbery victim became choked up, when he told FOX 8 what happened Tuesday night just outside his home.

  St. John Sheriff asks second suspect in Reserve double homicide to turn himself in

Murder suspect Theron Williams is currently booked on two counts of second degree murder after Kyron Perriloux and his cousin Kerell Sanders were found dead inside a car after being shot.

Orleans DA indicts four ‘T-Blocc’ gang members on racketeering charges

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro announced the indictment of four individuals Thursday on racketeering charges.

  CrimeTracker Cold Case: Who killed prominent Tulane surgeon inside French Quarter home?

In 2009, a prominent Tulane University plastic surgeon was fatally stabbed inside of his French Quarter home that was then set aflame. Now, Dr. Edward Newsome's family and the NOPD plead for help to find the killer.

  Proposed plan would eliminate money bail at Criminal District Court

Advocates say the cash bond system primarily allows wealthier people to buy their freedom while others are forced to stay in jail because they are poor.

  NOPD: Car burglars targeting tint windows

Crime prevention district commander says the window tint "film" acts as noise reduction.

  Crimetracker Cold Case: Who killed Bianca Forman?

Nearly 27 years after someone shot a pregnant New Orleans mother on the Westbank, killing her and her unborn baby, detectives and the victims grown daughter plead for help.

  Racketeering indictment charges teens with crimes from car burglaries to murder

Four young men, one of them 16-years-old, are charged in a superseding indictment with racketeering.

  City Council looks for new approach to juvenile crime

City Council members are looking at crime numbers to figure out a new approach to juvenile crime.

  Ballistic evidence crucial in accused shooter case

Ballistic evidence from the June 18 scene of a double murder in Metairie became crucial in the investigation against accused shooter Sean Barrette.

Suspect in Metairie murders named person of interest in two New Orleans shootings

The New Orleans Police Department says a man who has been arrested in connection with three murders in Metaire is now considered a person of interest in two shootings in New Orleans East.

  Jefferson Parish Sheriff announces three more shootings linked to man accused of randomly shooting and killing four

Lopinto said projectiles from two other shooting incidents in Jefferson Parish and one in New Orleans match with weapon used by Sean Barrette.

  NOPD data shows decrease in crime as new juvenile crime initiatives go into effect

Over a one week period, NOPD data shows overall crime across New Orleans went down 17 percent.

  Alleged victim says ex-sheriff started abusing him when he was 6

One of the alleged victims is Mark Finn, who said he was just 6-years-old when he was first molested by a then 12-year-old Strain. The abuse continued for years, Finn said.

  Thieves smash several car windows in New Orleans East

Windows were busted out of vehicle after vehicle in the 7200 block of Queensway Drive.

  Metairie mother goes after alleged car burglars after break-in

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say masked suspects burglarized four cars off of West Esplanade Avenue overnight. One of the, belonged to a woman who says she got into her car and drove off after the teens after finding one in her driveway.

  Youth Empowerment Project no longer involved in city’s Evening Reporting Center

With a juvenile crime problem escalating across New Orleans, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said one way to effectively stop it would be to create Evening Reporting Centers.

  CrimeTracker Report: The state of juvenile crime in New Orleans

Multiple city leaders have called the raise in juvenile crime in New Orleans "dire," sparking new outreach and rehabilitation efforts.

  CrimeTracker Cold Case : Who killed Russell Teal?

A man's hope to start a new life in New Orleans takes a tragic turn when he is killed during Carnival Season

  Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

A grandmother is recovering after she was carjacked Tuesday afternoon, in broad daylight. Police reports indicate the suspects demanded her keys and threatened to kill her before one of them attacked.

  Irish Channel residents concerned for safety amidst rise in car break-ins

Some residents in the Irish Channel say they’re afraid to walk the streets at night due to an uptick in juvenile crime. Fox 8 spoke to NOPD’s Sixth District Commander who says they’re battling the issue just like the rest of the city, but there is an upside to recent crime numbers.

  Seventh District Commander aims to combat juvenile crime with community policing

Residents in New Orleans East say they want to do their part to tackle juvenile crime in the city.

  CrimeTracker Cold Case: Who killed Tulane graduate Thomas Rolfes?

Three years after his murder in 2016, loved ones recall 25-year-old Tulane University Graduate Thomas Rolfes as a kind, wonderful young man.

  Police say juveniles strike again Uptown

In the 5400 block of Laurel Street Uptown, it’s happened again.

  CrimeTracker: New Orleans gun violence by the numbers

By Dec. 31, 2018, police had investigated 145 murders across New Orleans. It’s the city’s lowest murder count since the 1970s.

NOPD: Man shot in Hollygrove neighborhood

A man shot multiple times on 8800 block of Nelson Street in Hollygrove.

NOPD: Suspect sought for armed robbery on Bourbon Street

The victim told police that around 3:30 a.m., an unknown man approached him from behind, bear hugged him, and stated that he had a weapon, according to the report.

JPSO: Suspect sought for Marrero murder

According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, Christopher Davis Jr., 19, is wanted in connection with a murder that happened on November 27.

  Sheriff identifies JPSO deputy injured in shooting

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto has identified the deputy injured last night

  NOPD: Man shot on Read Boulevard

NOPD said a man is in the hospital after being shot in the leg in the 5600 block of Read Bouelvard.

NOPD identifies person of interest in fatal Gentilly carjacking

The New Orleans Police Department has identified a person of interest in connection with a fatal carjacking in Gentilly Tuesday.

New Orleans man pleads guilty to child rape

According to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, Donald Steele, 27, opted out of his scheduled trial for first-degree rape. He faced a lifetime prison sentence.

NOPD: Man suspected of killing his mother in N.O. East house fire in custody

NOPD said Erik Beasley was taken into custody and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on one count of second degree murder and one count of aggravated arson.

Coroner identifies man killed in Lower Garden District

The victim, Glen Curtis, died of a gun shot wound in the 1600 block of Tchoupitoulas Street, according to the preliminary report.

Man sentenced to 40 years for kidnapping, rape

Dennis Danell Whitsett, 43, was sentenced to 40 years on second-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping charges.

Teen arrested for attempted murder at Youth Study Center due in court

Mikeise Jefferson was being held at the Youth Study Center in Orleans Parish in connection to a string of armed robberies.

3 accused of Marigny beating turn themselves in

Three men wanted in connection with a beating in the Marigny have turned themselves in, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

Serial killer linked to 90 murders confesses to two Louisiana cold cases

According to the Houma Police Department, Samuel Little admitted to killing Dorothy Richards of Gray, LA, and Daisy McGuire, 40 of Houma.

Second suspect wanted in Hayne Boulevard homicide

NOPD said they are looking for Frank Sams Junior in connection with the shooting that happened on September 18 in the 7200 block of Hayne Boulevard.

  Arrest made in Hammond High threats, school reopens

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old has been booked with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.

NOPD: Man shot multiple times on Chef Menteur Highway

The shooting happened in the 8500 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

NOPD arrests suspect in Chartres Street shooting

According to NOPD, James Charles Morman was arrested in connection with the shooting incident that happened on Oct. 26 in the 1100 block of Chartres Street.

VIDEO: NOPD searching for suspect wanted in Magazine Street burglary

According to an NOPD report, on Oct. 29 around 1 p.m. the victim discovered several hundred dollars missing from her business in the 1500 block of Magazine Street.

NOPD arrests three juveniles for possession of stolen things

On Wednesday NOPD officers responded to a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in the 4700 Block of Lonely Oak Drive.

Person-of-interest sought in double homicide investigation

According to NOPD, investigators want to question 44-year-old Charun Davis about the incident that happened on August 30.

NEW PHOTOS: 3 men sought for beating in Marigny

The victim told police the men shouted racial slurs and beat him with brass knuckles and a beer bottle.

15-year-old shot, killed in apartment burglary

When officers arrived, they found Treshon Jenkins lying on the rear porch of an apartment. According to deputies, he was later pronounced dead on scene.

VIDEO: Suspects sought in Bourbon Street robbery

The three suspects, all female, are accused of approaching the victim in the 300 block of Bourbon Street on Sunday.

JPSO investigating threatening graffiti found on Metairie Park Country Day campus

The head of the the school, Matt Neely, released a statement saying last Friday someone wrote hateful graffiti on a bathroom stall.

Hearing set for teen accused of brutally beating Youth Study Center counselor

Mikeise Jefferson, 16, was serving time at the Youth Study Center at the time of the incident.

New photos released of person-of-interest sought in Young Greatness killing

New photos of a person-of-interest sought in connection with the killing of a New Orleans rapper have been released.

NOPD: Student robbed with knife walking from school bus

NOPD said the student was walking from the school bus when the suspect, a 6′2 black male with short curly hair, pulled out a knife.

Father, son involved in killing of armored truck driver convicted

Armstead and Jerome Kieffer were found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and use of a firearm during a violent crime causing death.

Rapper Young Greatness killed in Gentilly shooting; police release picture of person of interest

NOPD responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting around 1:35 a.m. in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.

JPSO seeking suspect in Shell Station armed robbery

According to JPSO, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery and shooting, at the business of the Shell Gas Station located in the 900 block of Clearview Parkway in Metairie.