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Operation Clean Sweep Offers Reward in Sunday’s Broad Street Graffiti

August 23, 2013

New Orleans Police detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying three suspects who spray painted buildings in the 1400 block of North Broad Street.  An additional surveillance video was obtained and can be seen below.  

On the night of August 18th, the suspects spray painted several businesses in the area with the words “Tag” and “Meech.” 

Through video surveillance obtained by detectives, the suspects are described as one white male and two African-American males.  Two of the suspects can be seen carrying skateboards. 

Operation Clean Sweep is offering a $100 reward for the arrest and indictment of these three individuals.  The organization can be reached at 504-486-9694.

The surveillance videos can be viewed at:

Video 1:   

Video 2:   

Video 3:

The First District Property Crimes Unit is in charge of the investigation.   

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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  

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 is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.   To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit  


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Last updated: 8/23/2013 4:11:30 PM

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