October 12, 2010
New Orleans Police Department-Public Information Office
Proactive Districts Narcotics and Task Force Units Weekly Success
The Proactive Narcotics and Tasks Force Units reported that they investigated approximately 1,384 complaints. They conducted 11 Search Warrants, investigated 58 Felony cases, 681 Vehicle Checks resulting in 276 citations, and 52 Narcotics cases. They confiscated 14 guns and numerous amounts of Crack, Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, Powder Cocaine, and Heroin. These results are from October 3, 2010 thru October 9, 2010.
Serpas said, “It’s the hard work and dedication that our officers and detectives do everyday, with the assistance of our citizens giving the information that make these good cases, and as a result, these criminals are off the streets making our community a safer place to live.”
First District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 142 complaints, 3 hot line complaints, made 50 arrests including 2 juveniles for 7 felony, 54 Misdemeanor, 7 Municipal violations and 1 Curfew violator. The units wrote 20 reports, made 300 pedestrian contacts, 7 field interviews, stopped 174 vehicles, wrote 79 citations and made 10 traffic arrests. They made 13 Narcotics cases, and confiscated Marijuana, Crack Cocaine and an illegal pill.
Second District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 330 complaints, 3 hot line complaints, made 48 arrests including 2 juveniles for 7 felony, 54 Misdemeanor, and 7 Municipal violations. They made 333 pedestrian contacts, 58 field interviews, wrote 62 reports, conducted 185 vehicle stops, issued 25 citations and made 12 traffic arrests. The units conducted 3 wanted checks, 2 search warrants, made 7 narcotics cases, and confiscated Marijuana, Crack Cocaine and seized $318.00 in cash.
Third District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 154 complaints, 4 Crimestopper’s Tips, arrested 33 persons including 1 juvenile for 2 Felony, 35 Misdemeanors, 5 Municipal and 3 curfew violators. The units made 36 pedestrian contacts, 129 field interviews, and wrote 39 reports. They made 91 vehicle stops, issued 84 citations and made 21 traffic arrests. The units conducted 4 wanted checks, 1 Search Warrant, and made 2 narcotics cases confiscating Marijuana.
Officers Max Schuler, Michael Voltolina and Christopher Johnson were assigned to the high school football coverage at Pan American Stadium. These officers along with Recovery School District Officers were alerted that a 15 year old student had a handgun in his school bag. The officers approached the subject, detained him and did in fact learn that he had a blue steel .357 revolver inside of his book bag.
Fourth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 115 complaints, 2 hot line complaints, arrested 40 persons for 13 felony, 40 Misdemeanor, and 7 Municipal violations. They conducted 58 vehicle stops, issued 8 citations, made 1 traffic arrest and wrote 38 reports. They conducted 26 field interviews, 102 pedestrian contacts, executed 2 search warrants, made 16 narcotics cases, and confiscated 2 guns, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, illegal pills and seized $592.00 in cash.
Fifth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 96 complaints, 1 hot line complaint, made 6 Felony, 6 Misdemeanor, and 3 Municipal cases resulting in 12 arrests. They conducted 34 vehicle checks, issued 10 citations, made 4 traffic arrests and wrote 19 reports. The units conducted 4 wanted checks, made 81 pedestrian contacts, and 22 field interviews. They made 5 narcotics cases and confiscated 5 guns Marijuana, Heroin, illegal pills and seized $296.00 in cash.
Officers arrested 3 subjects for guns in three separate stops. One subject was a felon with a firearm. He was arrested at Piety and Pleasure Streets and was apprehended with a 357 handgun. Officers arrested a subject at Painters and North Tonti Streets and recovered a 32cal handgun. One subject was arrested for drugs and a gun in the 1100 block of Louisa Street
where they recovered a 9mm handgun.
Sixth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 144 complaints, 1 hot line complaint, made 10 Felony, 15 Misdemeanor, and 3 Municipal cases resulting in 18 arrests. They conducted 28 vehicle checks, issued 14 citations, made 4 traffic arrests and wrote 22 reports. The units conducted 9 wanted checks, made 43 pedestrian contacts, and 23 field interviews. They made 7 narcotics cases and confiscated Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, Crack, Heroin and seized $769.00 in cash. Officers Brandon Coleman and Randolph Daniel where on proactive patrol and observed a subject at St. Andrew and Magnolia Streets that matched the photo of a suspect wanted for a shooting that occurred in the Sixth District. Officers Coleman and Daniel identified and apprehend 24-year-old Michael Lewis wanted for a shooting in the Sixth District last month. Officer Lucretia Gantner conducted a traffic stop at Calliope and Carondelet Streets for traffic violations and found the driver, 23-year-old Justin Ribondo, had a suspended driver’s license and a warrant from Gretna PD.
During a search incidental to arrest Officer Gantner located a bag of marijuana (5g) in Mr. Ribandos right front pants pocket. Mr. Ribando was arrested for possession of marijuana and the traffic violations.
Detectives conducted a controlled purchase from 2226 St. Thomas Street
Detectives conducted a follow up surveillance resulting in the successful arrest of a narcotic purchaser from the residence.
Detectives executed the warrant and successfully apprehended the main target of the investigation 23-year-old David Smith.
Detectives successfully seized 4.2 grms of crack cocaine from the location as well as a Mossberg .20 gauge shotgun, with the barrel shortened, a .38 cal Colt revolver, and $492.00 in currency.
Seventh District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 208 complaints, 2 hot line complaints, and 3 previous complaints. They made 15 arrests including 1 juvenile arrest for 3 Felony, 9 Misdemeanor, 2 Municipal violations and 4 Truant violators. They made 125 pedestrian contacts, 121 field interviews and wrote 11 reports. The units stopped 68 vehicles, wrote 11 citations, and had 3 traffic arrests. They made 1 wanted check, executed 2 search warrants, made 2 narcotics cases confiscating, Marijuana, and seizing $170.00 in cash.
Eighth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 195 complaints, 4 hot line complaints, arrested 26 persons for 2 felony, 7 Misdemeanor, 22 Municipal violations and issued 6 summons. They conducted 129 field interviews, 123 pedestrian contacts, wrote 12 reports, conducted 43 vehicle checks and issued 45 citations. They conducted 14 wanted checks, made 1 narcotics case, confiscating fake narcotics.
The units made 1 buy bust narcotic case confiscating fake narcotics, 5 prostitute cases, 11 municipal arrests with all subjects having violent histories such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and weapons charges. They investigated 4 Crimestopper’s Tips and two complaints of narcotics activity.
The Narcotics and Task Force Units began in July of 2010 and have investigated approximately 18,265 complaints, executed approximately 101 Search Warrants, made approximately 661 Felony cases, conducted approximately 6,655 vehicle checks, issued approximately 2,651 citations, made approximately 572 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 129 guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Narcotics.
Officer Garry Flot
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