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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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New Orleans Police S.O.D. Task Force Units Booked 11 Alleged Felons

April 29, 2013

The New Orleans Police Department’s Special Operations Division (S.O.D) Task Force Unit investigated 151 complaints, 17 previous complaints, yielding 37 cases for 16 Felonies, 21 Misdemeanors and issued 5 Summons.  Officers stopped 70 vehicles and issued 9 Citations.  They made 99 Pedestrian Checks and wrote 39 reports.  They conducted 43 Wanted Checks, executed 2 Search Warrants, made 3 Narcotics cases and confiscated 2 Guns.                     

Since July of 2010, Officers investigated approximately 19,121 complaints, executed approximately 135 Search Warrants, made approximately 2,274 Felony cases, conducted approximately 8,691 Vehicle checks, issued approximately 1004 Citations, made approximately 293 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 208 Guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Substances.

These results are from April 14, 2013 thru April 20, 2013

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

Antoine Caston, 31, for a Fugitive Attachment, Simple Burglary and Simple Battery.

Ronald Washington, 21, for 3 Capiases.

Paul Hardiman, 48, for 2 Fugitive Attachments and Traffic Violations.

Kevin Edwards, 32, for a Fugitive and Traffic Attachment and Traffic Violations.

Ryan Johnson, 21, for 2 Fugitive Attachments.

Tio Thomas, 25, for 2 Fugitive Attachments and Resisting Arrest.

Ablionica Lindsey, 22, for 2 Fugitive Attachments and Theft.

Quentin Spencer, 28, for a Fugitive Attachment and Traffic Violations.

Bershawn Catchings, 21, for a Fugitive Attachment and Traffic Violations.

Shane Brown, 22, for a Fugitive Attachment.

Justin Taylor, 26, for a Fugitive Attachment.

William Goudy, 56, for a Fugitive Attachment. 

Tactical Platoons I and II Arrested the Following Subjects

Charles Octancel, 41, for Armed Robbery.

Philander Harris, 31, for Possession of Marijuana and Domestic Battery.

Rashad Wheaton, 22, for Possession of Marijuana.

Shirod Miller, 34, for Issuing Worthless Checks.

Cason Syluss, 24, for a Capias.

Jamal Nailor, 23, for a Capias.

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

A 13-year-old male for 3 Counts of Theft.

Lydell Hinton, 27, for Pandering, Human Trafficking, Possession of Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gwendolyn Howard, 43, for Aggravated Battery Domestic.

Lloyd Mercadel, 21, for Attempted Simple Robbery and Simple Battery.

Brad Washington, 35, for Theft.

Jonathan Sims, 36, for Second Degree Battery and Criminal Damage to Property.

Atiba Green, 39, for a Fugitive Attachment.

Joe Gillum, 25, for Domestic Abuse Battery. 

Project Safe Neighborhood Knock and Talk

PSN Detective Jason Samuel conducted 2 Knock and Talk Convicted Felon checks the COMSTAT week.  Two arrests were made.  

Tyreet Journee, 21, for Felon with a Firearm and a Parole Violation.

Eldridge Phillips, 21, for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and a Parole Violation. 

2013 Year-To-Date Totals: 103 Checks and 26 Arrests.

2012 Year-To-Date Totals: Checks: 96 Arrests: 28

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

Electronic Monitoring Unit

COMSTAT Week Totals: 80           Juveniles: 26  Adults: 54 

2013 Year to Date: 184

2012 Year to Date: 158

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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