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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Suspect Sought for Three French Quarter Burglaries

September 25, 2012

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Dana Lewis wanted in connection with three burglaries that occurred in the French Quarter. 

On September 11, 2012, Lewis burglarized the “Green Eyed Gator” located at 901 Chartres Street. Lewis was captured on video surveillance leaving the business in possession of a laptop computer belonging to the victim. Lewis made entry into the business through a side door.  

On September 18, 2012, Lewis burglarized the “Trashy Diva” located at 831 Chartres Street.  Lewis made entry into the business through the front door and cash was taken from the cash register.  

On September 19, 2012, Lewis burglarized the “Animal Art Antique” located at 824 Chartres Street.  

A photo of Dana Lewis is below.





The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of this investigation and can be reached at 658-6080. 

Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender. 

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. 

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Officer Hilal Williams

hbwilliams@nola.gov

 
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Last updated: 4/15/2013 12:03:48 PM

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