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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD 8th District News and Info

May 07, 2014

 

- Enjoy a Performance of Warhorse at the Saenger and Support the NOPD Mounted Unit at the Same Time

- NONPACC Meeting

- Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony Will Honor Fallen Officers

- City Council, Mayor Landrieu and Municipal Officials Take Official Oath of Office at Inauguration Ceremony

- Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

-Suspect Arrested Again for Selling Nitrous Oxide Balloons

- 8th District Shows Crime Fighting Documentary to Students at Good Shepherd School

- 8th District Extends Gratitude for Donation of New CVSA Equipment and Training

- Zatarain’s World’s Largest Crawfish Boil at Champions Square

- City Offers Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day on Saturday, May 10

- Mayor Landrieu and Superintendent Serpas Announce Join NOPD Recruitment Event

- UNITY and Partners Announce Further Reductions in Homelessness

- VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program Seeks Volunteers for the 8th District

- Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD

- Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD

- Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8

- No Stopping Zones on Royal, Bourbon and Iberville Streets

- 311 Complaint Line

Enjoy a Performance of Warhorse at the Saenger and Support the NOPD Mounted Unit at the Same Time

Please join NOPD for a performance of WarHorse at the Saenger Theatre, May 13-18, 2014. Special discounts are available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evening performances. A portion of these ticket sales will be donated directly to the NOPD Mounted Division.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit; www.eventusher.com   Password: NOPD

NONPACC Meeting

Join Commander Walls for our monthly NONPACC community meeting at the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, room 250 (on the second floor), on Thursday, May 8th at 6pm.

NONPACC meetings provide citizens with the opportunity to learn about crime fighting strategies and upcoming events in the area.

Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony Will Honor Fallen Officers

Tonight's Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will honor the 10 officers killed in the line of duty in 2013, including NOPD Officer Rodney Thomas.

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/fallen-officers-to-be-remembered-wednesday/25851196

City Council, Mayor Landrieu and Municipal Officials Take Official Oath of Office at Inauguration Ceremony

http://nolacitycouncil.com/content/display.asp?id=54&nid={BC92393A-0041-4BC7-918A-51B407BE3503}

Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

--Visit our You Tube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NOPD8DIU

--Property Snatching, #8 Canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILn-TaorDV8&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg&feature=share

--Bicycle Theft, 500 block of Canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=didVcn0NA2M&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg&feature=share&index=1

Suspect Arrested Again for Selling Nitrous Oxide Balloons

On May 5th, at about 4am, Eighth District Narcotics Detectives had the occasion to arrest 50-year-old Dale Fitzpatrick for possession with the intent to distribute nitrous oxide. Detectives observed Fitzpatrick in the 500 block of Mandeville, exiting the same vehicle from his arrest on May 1st, with a tank believed to be filled with nitrous oxide. He entered a residence with the tank and then exited the location with the tank and returned back to the vehicle.  

Fitzpatrick was detained; and during the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant  for the vehicle. Detectives located 14 additional tanks of nitrous oxide and several balloons containing nitrous oxide inside of the vehicle. Fitzpatrick was subsequently booked with the above mentioned charges.

Previous Arrest Case:

On May 1st, at about 1am, detectives responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Frenchman Street in regards to a suspect selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide. Upon arrival, detectives located the suspect, who was accepting cash for balloons that he filled with nitrous oxide from a tank. The suspect, 50-year-old Dale Fitzpatrick, was then arrested and booked accordingly.

Shortly before 4am, detectives located another individual, 31-year-old Grant McDaniel, engaged in the above mentioned behavior, in the 500 block of Frenchman Street.

During the course of the investigations, detectives learned both suspects were working together; they obtained a search warrant for their vehicle and located 11 more tanks containing nitrous oxide.

Fitzpatrick and McDaniel were booked with distribution of a dangerous chemical (nitrous oxide) and possession with the intent to distribute a dangerous chemical (nitrous oxide).

Additionally, on April 25th, Fitzpatrick was issued a summons for the same violation and one tank was confiscated.

8th District Shows Crime Fighting Documentary to Students at Good Shepherd School

http://wgno.com/2014/01/21/nopd-documentary-film-for-teens/#axzz2rAb0VY5V 


8th District Officer Shereese Harper with students.

8th District Extends Gratitude for Donation of New CVSA Equipment and Training

The 8th District has recently received the software and necessary training for a Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) system; a direct result of the generosity of citizens and businesses of the 8th District.

The National World War II Museum hosts a Warehouse District Neighborhood Night Out Against Crime event each year, along with co-sponsors the Downtown Development District and the Warehouse District Business Association.  The event features food and drink sales, a silent auction and raffles, from which all proceeds are used to purchase a crime-fighting item of need for the exclusive use the NOPD’s 8th District, through their non-profit arm, COPS 8.  In recent years, generated funds provided two patrol bicycles and a computerized composite sketch system, all currently in use by the 8th District.

For 2013, a computer voice stress analysis (CVSA) system was targeted as the item of need, along with training in the use of the system - with a price tag of nearly $9,000.  In response to that request, the Warehouse District Neighborhood Night Out Against Crime event produced revenues totaling $4,324.50.  The Downtown Development District donated $1,000 and a Silent Donor wrote a check for $3,200, for a grand total of $8,524.50.

Detectives completed training on the system in April.

This year’s National Night Out Against Crime will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

 

Karen Sepko, Red Bean Realty; Ken Caron, COPS 8 President; DDD Public Safety Ranger; NOPD Deputy Superintendent  Darryl Albert; Richard McCall, DDD Director of Operations; NOPD 8th District Commander Jeffrey Walls; Ryan Haro, Warehouse District Business Association President; Alan Raphael, Marketing Outreach Officer, The National WWII Museum; 8th District Detective Sergeant Bradley Rhodes.

Zatarain’s World’s Largest Crawfish Boil at Champions Square

http://superdome.com/site.php?pageID=11&eID=1605

City Offers Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day on Saturday, May 10

http://www.nola.gov/sanitation/trash/household-hazardous-waste/

Mayor Landrieu and Superintendent Serpas Announce Join NOPD Recruitment Event

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=14283&p=e6c556f64e68e2f35f877a7280f173e2

UNITY and Partners Announce Further Reductions in Homelessness

http://www.nola.gov/mayor/press-releases/2014/20140501-homelessness-reduction-announcement/

VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program Seeks Volunteers for the 8th District

The Volunteers Can Lead (VoCal) Program offers residents the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills to assist the 8th District by providing tourist information for visitors at the Eighth District Station. For more information, visit:  http://www.nola.gov/nopd/volunteer/.   

Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD

SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. By voluntarily registering your contact information with NOPD, detectives will know how to reach you if a crime occurs in the vicinity of your property. 

Registering your information does not provide NOPD with direct access to your camera. NOPD will only contact you if they believe your camera could contain evidence relevant to a criminal investigation. Evidence provided by your camera could mean the difference between bringing a perpetrator to justice versus leaving a crime unsolved.

--To register your surveillance camera(s), visit: http://safecamnola.com/

--Safe Cams 8 Link for Shopping for Security Cameras: http://safecas8cameraquestions.blogspot.com/

--VCC Guidelines:  http://vcccamguide.blogspot.com/

Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD

Registering your bicycle is simple and easy. A money order in the amount of $3.00 is required, to cover the cost of printing the license decals. The receipt from the purchase of the bike or a notarized statement of ownership is necessary. The bicycle must also be available for inspection before receiving the registration decal.

We now offer the following options for you to register your bicycle with the NOPD:

--Register at the 8th District station, located at 334 Royal Street, by appointment (email jrwilliams@nola.gov  or 504-658-6722).

--Register at NOPD Headquarters, located at 715 South Broad Street, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.

Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8

--If you utilize social networking sites, follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-Police-8th-District/123444804371660.

--Sign up for NOLA Ready, the City’s emergency alert system, at: http://new.nola.gov/ready/.

--Sign Up for Filming Notifications at: http://www.filmneworleans.org/.

--Citizens Organization for Police Support of the 8th District (COPS 8), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancement and improvement of the 8th Police District and its officers. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate, visit their website: http://www.cops8.org/.

--If you have a QOL complaint or concern, contact Officer Shereese Harper at srharper@nola.gov  and Officer Dave Liang at dliang@nola.gov or 504-658-6722.

--If you would like more information on safety tips, presentations or would like us to participate in a community meeting or event, contact Sergeant Jonette Williams at jrwilliams@nola.gov or 504-658-6722.

No Stopping Zones

The following blocks are designated as NO STOPPING zones, Sunday through Saturday, from 6pm to 6am:

--100 block of Royal Street

--100 block of Bourbon Street

--700 block of Iberville Street

Illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.

NOLA 311 for Non-Emergency Service Requests

Currently, NOLA 311 handles the following types of requests:

  • City Assisted Evacuation registration
  • Code Enforcement complaints
  • DPW Maintenance: manhole cover maintenance, pothole/roadway surface repair, road shoulder repair, sidewalk repair (public property), and street flooding/drainage issues
  • DPW Parking: abandoned vehicles
  • DPW Traffic: street lights, street signs, traffic signs, traffic signals, and road surface marking
  • Sanitation: dead animal pickup, illegal dumping, large item pickup, trash/garbage pickup, residential recycling

NOLA 311 will continue to integrate additional departments and services. 311 customer service agents can assist callers with contacting city departments such as Finance, Safety and Permits, Mosquito and Termite Control, as well as a number of other departments.

Dial 311 (from any phone based in New Orleans) or Email: 311@nola.gov

 
 
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Last updated: 6/25/2014 3:15:17 PM

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