October 25, 2010
New Orleans Police Department-Public Information Office
NOPD’S Special Operations Division Task Force Unit Booked
22 Suspects Last Week
New Orleans- In one week’s time the Special Operations Division (S.O.D) Task Force Unit investigated 192 complaints, yielding 22 arrests for 23 Felonies, 59 Misdemeanors and 2 Municipal violations. Officers conducted 77 vehicle stops and made 9 Traffic arrests. The unit made 6 Narcotic cases, conducted 60 wanted checks, and made 165 pedestrian contacts. They wrote 79 reports and confiscated 34.31 grams of Marijuana.
“These results could not have been this successful without the involvement of citizens who want to live in neighborhoods free of crime. We will continue to respond to their calls until everyone gets the message that crime will not be tolerated and criminals will be caught and suffer consequences for their actions” Said Superintendent of Police Ronal Serpas.
These results are from October 17, 2010 thru October 23, 2010.
On 10-14-10 Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 3300 Block of Olive Street. A check of the driver’s name, 22-year-old Anthony Knighten revealed that he was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Officers placed Knighten under arrest. A search incidental to arrest revealed Knighten to be in possession of three (3) bags of marijuana. Knighten was charged with Possession of Marijuana and traffic violations.
On 10-18-10 Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 Block of Esplanade Ave and smelled the burning marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers ordered the driver, 22-year-old Jacquan Davis out of the vehicle. As Davis exited the vehicle, he discarded a plastic bag containing marijuana to the ground. A search incidental to arrest revealed another plastic bag containing marijuana in Davis’ right front pants pocket. The marijuana was purple marijuana. Davis was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and traffic violations.
On 10-20-10 56-year-old Kenneth Jones, was located and arrested. Jones was wanted by the NOPD Child Abuse Unit for Sexual Battery (2 counts victim 1 – 1 count victim 2) the incident occurred on 8-30-10.
On 10-21-10 18-year-old Kamal Watts, was arrested at14612 Beekman Street. Watts was wanted by the 7th District for an Aggravated Battery by Shooting at 13410 N. Nemours Street on 10-16-10.
On 10-21-10 17-year-old Terrell Muse, was arrested at3136 Orleans Street. Muse was wanted by the 7th District for an Aggravated Battery by Shooting at 8800 Bunker Hill Street on 9-8-10.
On 10-21-10 22-year-old Deshonte Felo, was arrested at5301Forest Park Lane. Felo was wanted by the 4th District for an Aggravated Battery by Shooting at 3719 Timber Bluff Lane on 10-16-10
On 10-21-10 a known 16 year old Juvenile was arrested. The known juvenile was wanted for a Simple Burglary and an Aggravated Assault in the 6400 block ofLafaye Street. He broke into a police officers vehicle and pointed a handgun at the officer as the officer exited his home.
On 10-21-10 Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Newton and Vallette Streets. Officers observed 20-year-old Kevin Thomas attempt to conceal a bag containing marijuana behind the front seat in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Thomas and his aunt, 23-year-old Ishacoyah Adeyanju were ordered out from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search incidental to arrest located an additional bag containing marijuana in the center console and a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun near the driver’s seat. A second weapon, a Ruger .9mm handgun, was discovered in the back seat. Adeyanju was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession of a Firearm During Crime (narcotics). Thomas was charged with Possession of Marijuana.
On 10-22-10 an Officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Canal and Elks. A check of the driver’s name, 26-year-old Tyrone Watts revealed that he was wanted by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Watts was placed under arrest. A search incidental to arrest revealed a white piece of paper containing marijuana in Watts’ front pants pocket. Watts was charged with Possession of Marijuana and traffic violations.
On 10-22-10 Officers observed a vehicle bearing a Mississippi license plate, parked in front of7223 Bunker Hill Road. As they approached the vehicle from the rear, officers observed an unknown black male, later identified as 20-year-old Jermaine Mills, exit the front passenger side of the vehicle. As he noticed the officers, Mills’ appeared startled and became nervous and he quickly discarded a clear plastic bag to the ground. Officers detained Mills and retrieved the plastic bag from the ground. Upon closer examination the Officer observed the clear plastic bag to be open. Inside the bag were (5) five individual clear plastic bags each containing marijuana. Mills was placed under arrest. A search incidental to arrest discovered an additional clear plastic bag inside the bottom of Mills’ sock. That bag included six (6) individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana. Mills was charged with Possession of Marijuana.
On 10-22-10 Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection ofHaynes Blvd and Trapier Street. One of the passengers, later identified as 20-year-old Armand Williams, was in possession of a Ruger 44 Magnum revolver. The weapon had an obliterated serial number. Williams was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
On 10-22-10 47-year-old Carl Primas, was located and arrested. Primas was wanted by the Child Abuse Unit for Sexual Battery and indecent Behavior with a Juvenile from 12-15-06.
Since July of 2010, Officers investigated approximately 2,203 complaints, executed approximately 11 Search Warrants, made approximately 279 Felony cases, conducted approximately 934 vehicle checks, issued approximately 91citations, made approximately 62 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 40 guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Substances.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to policing to ensure that New Orleans is a safer place. The entire police force, which currently employs 1,735 officers and support staff, is committed to accountability, transparency, integrity and collaboration to provide professional quality care and service to New Orleanians and New Orleans’ visitors. Anyone who has crime to report should call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, toll-free 1-877-903-STOP (7867) any time. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.cityofno.com/portals/portal50/portal.aspx and visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?
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