NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Crimestoppers has increased rewards for information leading to an arrest and conviction in seven recent cases.
The increases, which total $50,000, are meant to help spur tips in cases that date back to the spring.
"We do see more information coming in," said NOPD Chief Michael Harrison. "Crimestoppers has been a good partner. The information comes in through Crimestoppers. Of course they come in from other means of communication through the police communications, but Crimestoppers has been a good partner, and we've had good successes - especially when the rewards increased."
Rewards have been increased in the following cases:
Kenneth Hall Jr. was found shot to death inside a Nissan truck June 21 at the corner of Donner Drive and Marl Avenue in Algiers. The reward has been increased by Hall's family to $15,000 and will expire on Sept. 1, 2017.
Kentrell Jones was killed and three other men were injured in a shooting Aug. 25 near Fern and Olive streets. The reward has been increased to $5,000.
In a murder that occurred Aug. 15 on Poitevent Street in New Orleans East, the reward has been increased to $5,000.
Seventeen-year-old Gerald Morgan was killed and a 4-year-old relative was injured in a July 21 shooting in the 6000 block of Boeing Street. The reward has been increased to $5,000.
Delvin "Boom" Wilson is wanted for allegedly killing 28-year-old Leonard Reese and wounding a 2-year-old relative in the 1700 block of Laharpe Street. The reward has been increased to $5,000 for tips that lead to Wilson's capture.
HANO Officer James Bennett Jr. was shot and killed May 21 while working a details at Erato and Freret streets. The reward has been increased to $10,000.
In the Aug. 21 armed robbery of Patois restaurant and its customers, the reward has been increased to $5,000.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org