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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Hit And Run Fatality Suspect Arrested Just Hours After The Incident Occurred In The Saint Bernard Neighborhood

February 03, 2014

Arthur Toledano, 6-10-91, was arrested this afternoon at approximately 12:30 P.M., at his home in the 1600 block of Charlton Street.  Toledano cooperated with Detectives and was booked with Manslaughter, Attempted Manslaughter, Hit and Run and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.     

The incident occurred at approximately 7:00 A.M., at the intersection of Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street, where a 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by the driver of a gray Honda Crosstour.  The name of the boy is being withheld pending notification of family members.  

The 6-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister along with two other children were crossing Paris Avenue in the crosswalk when the driver of a gray Honda Crosstour struck both children and fled the scene Northbound on Paris Avenue.  The boy died at the hospital and the girl had non-life threatening injuries.  The other two children were not struck or injured in the incident. 

Through the course of the investigation, Officers located the vehicle and identified Toledano as the driver. 

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of this young life, but I’m extremely happy that our traffic investigators acted very swiftly with the evidence they received in making this arrest”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas. 

Arthur Toledano was previously arrested for Traffic Violations and Warrants.       

The incident remains under investigation.

Fatality Investigator Richard Blackman III is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6208.

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.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit   http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/

 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.

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Officer Garry Flot

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Last updated: 6/25/2014 3:16:28 PM

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