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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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New Orleans Police S.O.D. Task Force Units Booked 9 Alleged Felons

April 24, 2013

The New Orleans Police Department’s Special Operations Division (S.O.D) Task Force Unit investigated 78 complaints, 14 previous complaints, yielding 34 cases for 10 Felonies, 23 Misdemeanors, 1 Municipal violation and issued 1 Summon.  Officers stopped 27 vehicles and issued 1 Citation.  They made 45 Pedestrian Checks and wrote 33 reports.  They conducted 30 Wanted Checks, executed 1 Search Warrant and confiscated 1 Gun.                     

Since July of 2010, Officers investigated approximately 18,970 complaints, executed approximately 133 Search Warrants, made approximately 2,258 Felony cases, conducted approximately 8,621 Vehicle checks, issued approximately 995 Citations, made approximately 290 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 206 Guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Substances.

These results are from April 7, 2013 thru April 13, 2013

Tactical Platoons I and II Arrested the Following Subjects During Traffic Stops For Warrants or Traffic Violations

Sylvester Jackson, 47, for 7 Fugitive Attachments. 

Angelique Kelson, 22, for 3 Fugitive Attachments.

Tyrian Thomas, 29, for 2 Fugitive Attachments.

Kevin Fabre, 54, for a Fugitive and Municipal Attachment.

Albert Johnson, 48, for a Fugitive Attachment.

Derrick Rodgers, 22, for a Fugitive Attachment. 

Tactical Platoons I and II Arrested the Following Subjects

Durel Langston, 21, for Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm in a Robbery, Illegal Use of a Weapon and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon.

Mario Luna, 49, for Theft.

Violent Offenders Warrant Unit and Fugitive Unit Arrested the Following Subjects on Warrants.

A 16-year-old male for a Capias for Second Degree Murder, Simple Burglary of a Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property.

Melvin Hendrick, 28, for Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse Battery and Criminal Damage to Property.

Pershing Matthews, 50, for Aggravated Battery, False Imprisonment and Violation of Protection Order.

Alicia January, 37, for Residence Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and a Parole Violation.

Demetris Bynum, 35, for Identity Theft, Theft, Theft of the Assets of an Aged Person/Disabled Person, Forgery and a Fugitive Attachment. 

Anthony Scott, 24, for Home Invasion, Domestic Abuse Battery and a Fugitive Attachment.

Edward Carter, 44, for Domestic Abuse Battery. 

Project Safe Neighborhood Knock and Talk

PSN Detective Jason Samuel conducted 5 Knock and Talk Convicted Felon checks the COMSTAT week.  Two arrests were made.

Justin Bonds, 20, for Felon with a Firearm and a Probation Violation. 

2013 Year-To-Date Totals: 101 Checks and 22 Arrests.

2012 Year-To-Date Totals: Checks: 92 Arrests: 25

2012 Year-to-Date Totals:  344 Checks and 124 Arrests.                                                                                                                       

Electronic Monitoring Unit

COMSTAT Week Totals: 76           Juveniles: 24  Adults: 52 

A 14-year-old female was remanded to custody for Failure to Properly Charge the Monitoring Device.  

2013 Year to Date: 184

2012 Year to Date: 147

2012 Total Monitored: 501                                                                                                  

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 and visit us on Facebook at   

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.                                        


Officer Garry Flot   

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