Crimetracker

  Vehicle burglary in Treme quickly turns violent

A vehicle burglary unfolded near the intersection of Broad Street and Bienville Street. It quickly escalated and could have been very serious.

  JPSO: Juvenile tries to burglarize a vehicle as a detective sat inside

  UPDATE: Second suspect arrested in string of armed robberies and carjackings in two parishes

  Police investigate two uptown carjackings. One victim is a Tulane student

  CRIMETRACKER: Victims of violent crime living in fear

  NOPD’s 7th District Commander: “We’re solving a lot of cases out here.”

  Armed Robbery victim: “They acted like they were at work with no hesitation”

Continued Coverage

  Criminal Justice stakeholders meet to discuss ways to solve city’s crime problem

  MCC Report: Nearly half of all violent crime over the past 5 years happened in the 7th and 5th Districts

  NOPD faces challenges in the new year

  NOPD arrests 15-year-old in connection with Morrison Rd. homicide

  Shooter may have shot his accomplice during Lakeview ambush

  Lakeview man believes he’s lucky to be alive after he was ambushed in his driveway

Homicide, carjacking and aggravated burglary unfolds within hours in New Orleans East

“We have to live in fear and people work hard for the things that they earn and to be carjacked is really sad. I just think we need more police officers in New Orleans East."

  2020 ends with a dramatic increase in homicides, shootings and carjackings in NOLA

As 2020 comes to an end, the violence that plaques the city continues.

  VIDEO: Thief steals car while owner puts air in tires

A Lakeview man is searching for his car after a thief took off in it while he was still hanging on.

  Parents of a 14-year-old murder victim killed on Christmas want answers

14-year-old Jamere Alfred couldn’t wait for Christmas day.

  Police investigate the city’s 200th homicide victim of 2020

  Crimetracker: Brazen attempted armed robbery in New Orleans East

  CRIMETRACKER: Carjackings spike in New Orleans 106 percent

  Crimetracker: Rise in violence across New Orleans

  Victim encourages awareness after NOPD investigates purse snatching case

  FOX 8 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why does this keep happening?’ A woman and 9-year-old carjacked in front of house twice in a week

  Released inmates supervised on ankle monitors but their type of release could make a big difference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the city’s jail population decreased from more than a thousand in March to just under 800 today.

  NOPD: 14 vehicles broken into on Louisiana Ave.

The NOPD says 14 vehicles were broken into on Louisiana Avenue.

  Metairie Rd. the latest victims in vehicle smash and grabs

Several Old Metairie residents woke up to find broken glass and stolen items and many we spoke to say they were able to actually catch the suspects on their home cameras.

  Mother, daughter recount kidnapping during carjacking

A mother says Sunday was the worst night of her life as she watched a stranger drive away with her young daughter.

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

A terrifying scene unfolds in the 4000 block of South Derbigny as a man and his brother confronted someone breaking into their truck early Mardi Gras morning.

  Gentilly family returns to find home riddled with bullets

A family in Gentilly fears for their safety after they came home to more than a dozen bullet holes in their home.

  Dong Phuong Bakery, City Park targeted in latest vehicle burglaries

Thieves targeted several vehicles at Dong Phuong Bakery. Meanwhile, a woman says burglaries tried to run over her after she busted them in City Park.

  Judge sentences 3 girls to “juvenile life” for carjacking

An Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge sentenced three girls to “juvenile life.”

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

Brother Martin and UNO parking lots targeted by thieves within hours of each other.

  Frustration grows over Smash and Grab incidents across city

Thieves broke into 35 vehicles overnight, breaking windows in Uptown and Irish Channel neighborhoods.

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

A day after fed up neighbors protested outside City Hall calling for action to address juvenile crime. We're learning more about two programs the City says it's rolling out to combat the problem.

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

A row of vehicles were hit during a 'smash and grab' at Pan American Stadium.

  Thieves strike again in frustrating Lakeview car burglaries

Some neighbors are starting the New Year off frustrated after thieves strike again in Lakeview. They hit car after car overnight, smashing windows.

NOPD sees drop in number of murders for third straight year

New Orleans experienced 119 murders in 2019 compared to 146 murder in 2018.

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

An Uptown man is recovering after someone shot him with a paintball gun while he walked home.

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

Family members search for answers after 22-year-old Tyshika Lawrence was found fatally shot in her car Wednesday night.

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

19-year-old Vanessa Bodden vanished in December of 1989. She’d been missing for about three weeks when someone found her mutilated body inside an abandoned New Orleans building.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public about mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, being manufactured by Mexican drug cartels and distributed in North America.

  Uptown carjacking unfolds just after dark

Neighbors say a woman dropping kids off on the corner of Dufossat and Baronne streets, just blocks from Newman School, became a carjacking victim.

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

Some Lakeview residents say their neighborhoods have been targeted multiple times in recent months.

  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.