Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Couldn't tell ya.
Anyone's guess.

December 29, 2008 at 7:35 pm, the victim was notified by a
witness that three unknown suspects were breaking into his residence.
The victim arrived and confronted the suspects. One of the suspects
was armed and began to fire several shots at the victim, hitting the
victim's vehicle several times but missing him. The suspects then
fled the area.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Two Step

1) On Saturday, December 27, 2008 at about 7:50pm the victim was walking in the 2900 block of Royal St., and was punched in the head from behind. Two [subjects] were standing and the third subject was seated on one of two bicycles. The victim informed the subjects that he did not have any money, at which time; the second subject retrieved a large chunk of cement from the ground. He threatened to strike him if he did not give them his money. The victim relinquished his M3P player to the subjects.

2) On Saturday, December 27, 2008 at about 8:00pm, the victim was walking in the 2700 block of Royal St., when he and saw the wanted subjects approaching him riding bicycles. As they arrived he saw the first subject holding a dark colored handgun. He demanded the victim’s money. The victim saw a vehicle coming towards him on Royal Street. He entered the street and signaled for the vehicle to stop and assist him. The three subjects continued riding their bicycles west on Royal Street then unknown.

Looks like those boys got a head start on their New Year's resolutions. Biking is a great way to get in to shape, and with an mp3 player to keep you in rhythm it doesn't have to be boring!

3) A man was shot in the ankle this morning in Central City. New Orleans police responded about 9:15 a.m. to reports of shots fired on Seventh Street at the corner of Danneel Street.

4) A 22-year-old man who police suspect tried to rob, then tried to rape a woman in a Carrollton alley on Christmas Eve was placed behind bars Saturday. Malcolm C. Perry approached a woman walking near the corner of South Claiborne and South Carrollton avenues from behind. The woman later told police a man pressed a hard object, "possibly a handgun," against her and forced her into a nearby alley.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Late as Usual

1) On Thursday, December 25, 2008 at around 6:05 A.M., the victim and his
girlfriend became involved in an argument at a home in the 6200 block
of Wainwright Street. During this argument, the victim's girlfriend
stabbed the victim in the chest with a kitchen knife.

2) A group of gunmen in the 3700 block of Annunciation Street shot a 3-year-old boy in the arm and chest Christmas evening, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Toddler was riding in a car with his grandmother. About 8:47 p.m., boy's grandmother passed an apartment complex and tried to back the car up. Suddenly, at least one gunman in a group of five to 10 young men in the area shot at the car. Gunfire hit the boy in the arm and grazed his chest.

3) Also, early today, someone shot a 25-year-old man inside his eastern New Orleans apartment [...] about 1:20 a.m. this morning in the 6700 block of Tara Lane in eastern New Orleans. Once he returned to his apartment for the night, the 25-year-old victim noticed it had been broken into. Suddenly, a man ran out, firing a pistol. The victim was shot seven times. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Happy Boxing Day. Pinter died. He said this:

"I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place."

And was probably right.


Friday, December 26, 2008


Just like a middle distance runner saves that last blast for the final lap, the NO works overtime at years end to bring up its violent crime numbers. It's not like us to sit around all day and wait for murder to happen. No, we got to go out and make it happen if we want it.

1)The New Orleans Police Department is seeking a man with a newly acquired tattoo who may have information about a double homicide that occurred at an Algiers tattoo parlor Monday night The man, described as 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, has a tattoo or partial tattoo of the name "Ashley" on the side of his neck, police said, and may know who killed Joshua "O.G. Paco" Simmons, 29, of Kenner, and Terry Plaisance, 25, of Marrer

2)On Monday, December 22, 2008 at about 9:21 pm the victim was sitting
in his vehicle in the 1500 block of Louisa Street when, the wanted
subjects fired several gunshots into him and then fled the scene. The
victim was transported to the hospital.

Not OP:

1) Kalvin Ferrygood, 19, was arrested Thursday after deputies discovered him in Convent holed up in the trailer of his mother's boyfriend. Ferrygood will be charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder. People had gathered outside the The Neighborhood Bar in the 2100 block of West Main Street, during the annual Christmas bonfires when a fight broke out. Shots were fired around 1:45 a.m.

Not LA:

2) From the Los Angeles Times: A distraught man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a Christmas Eve party and then set the house ablaze, killing at least eight people. Several hours later, the shooter killed himself. Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, who had recently been divorced and is believed to have lost his job, knocked on the front door of a home owned by the parents of his ex-wife in Covina around 11:30 Wednesday night.

"Listen, clever is good once every 4 or 5 posts, but there are real issues here."
- 0

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our Boy

Keeping this list ain't good on nobody, following it in your daily blogroll ain't doing your sense of self any better.

"here's the post. didnt really feel comfortable editing any of these out. even for new orleans, holy fuck" - 1

1) Shooting in Algiers Monday night left two people dead and a 27-year-old in critical condition. Shooting took place at Spice Barber Shop in first block of Westbank Expressway at about 9 p.m. EMS pronounced two people dead on scene Monday night and took 27-year-old man to University Hospital.

2) 21-year-old man shot multiple times Monday night in 1400 block of Louisa Street.

3) Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:12pm, First District Police Officers
responded to shooting in 1900 block of Kerlerec Street. Officer observed black female, laying on ground next to rear steps of house in 1400 block of N. Prieur Street suffering from a gun shot wound to the head and other parts of the body. The second victim, black male, was observed to have multiple gun shot wounds to his body.

4) Sunday, December 21, 2008, at about 3:26 pm victim was in his
vehicle at intersection of Forstall and Marais St when an unknown
black male wearing black motorcycle helmet approached his vehicle
from behind and fired one shot into driver's side of vehicle.
Victim suffered from graze wound to left side of his

5) Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at about 8:55pm victim was
walking in 3700 block of Metropolitan St., when two black males
inside Nissan Maxima, black in color began firing gun at him.
Victim gave no further information.

6) 25-year-old woman has slipped into a coma after she was stabbed as many as 10 times during violent domestic incident Friday in the 7th Ward. Anthony Davis stabbed the woman nine or 10 times in the upper torso after a shouting match in the 1700 block of North Roman Street turned physical about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

We got nothin to say. It's bad out there.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008


1) A man is in the Jefferson Parish Jail tonight on attempted murder charges after a convenience store surveillance camera captured him randomly firing at the store clerk Friday afternoon. Danny Ray Tollett, 46, walked into a convenience store at 1200 West Bank Expressway. Wearing a dark blue T-shirt with the words "sick of it all," emblazoned on the front, Tollet waited in line.

2) An argument over a woman in Slidell turned violent early Friday morning as four men scuffled in and around a Waffle House in a brawl that continued even after one of them was shot in the leg. Jose A. Romero, 22, fired one shot, which went through Navarre's right thigh.

3) Metairie resident Harry Smith, 36, was shot in the head and left to die in a Burger King parking lot in Harvey this morning. A deputy on patrol found Smith at about 2:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Lapalco Boulevard. The sheriff's office would not release the name of the restaurant, but early reports indicate it was a Burger King.Counselor.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Before The Jump

We're busy over here. 1's gonna take it home for the new year:

1) Shooting death of a Sarah T. Reed High School student Wedenesday night in eastern New Orleans. Brian Urby, 17, was shot in the chest while standing under a tree in the 7100 block of Bunker Hill Road about 5:30 p.m. Several people were apparently gathered at the home, hanging out.

2) On Sunday December 14, 2008 at about 1:20 a.m., victim was in the
2200 of N. Derbigny attempting to get into his vehicle. Victim
and the arrested began to argue; arrested produced
a handgun and began to shoot at victim. Victim also observed
two other subjects at the intersection of Marginy an
d N. Derbigny
shooting at him.

It is illegal to boil live lobsters in the UK. Here, there are some laws, too. We're at '175' as of 10 o'clock pm Thursday. Which sounds wrong. In fact counting back only from the last time this blog reported an NOPD count it appears, conservatively, that the count should stand somewhere around 184 (Orleans Parrish only). And that's where it stands if you starting counting mid-November. We don't have time to comb through an entire years worth of posts, but it's our suspicion that maybe, possibly, the count might actually be even higher. And then there's the East again.

Also, justice:

Clinton "South" Rodriguez, 30, has pleaded guilty in federal court to dealing heroin in New Orleans, including the dose that killed a 16-year-old Lusher High School student almost one year ago. Maddy Prevost overdosed on heroin in January. Rodriguez was selling heroin for $100 a gram out of a home at 3511 Broadway Street.

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We remember that overdose case, it was all the talk at the crawfish boil last year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Years Resolution

Two things we need to cut back on in the NO. Club shootings, and site specific art installations.

Reported as being in the Warehouse District, we all know this club is in the Quarter. But, shhh...ok? Cuz we don't need that kind of press about the Quarter.
1)A man died and a woman was sent to the hospital during the aftermath of a shooting that occurred around 2:20 a.m. at Club Dream, 309 Decatur St.The man, who New Orleans EMS paramedics pronounced dead inside Warehouse District nightclub, appeared to be 20 years old
2)A young man was shot in the leg midday while standing near the intersection of Kerlerec and North Roman streets.
Time Delay
3) Three found dead in Pauger Street home. Neighbors hear shots Thursday, bodies discovered Saturday.

Other interesting deatils provide:
The victims were all adult males, though one of them was wearing women's clothes. There were no signs of forced entry. Riley called the triple murder an "unfortunate situation" and said that statistics show crime rates have been down lately in the city.
Thanks, T-P.
posted by: Jack Frost

Statistics for site specific art installations not readily available.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hell Doth...

1) Shots rang out shortly after 3 p.m. near Eagle and Plum streets. One man was shot in the leg and another man was shot in the arm.

2) Even though 75 to 80 people were inside a Kenner lounge when a man was shot to death, no one has come forward with a name or description of the shooter.

3) Obvious:
New Orleans Police are trying to figure out who shot a man who showed up Thursday evening at University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Investigators only were able to learn that the man, who appears to be in his 20s, was shot shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of O'Reilly Street in the 7th Ward.

s N.O. w!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

He's Back.

Our boy, cutting his chops. No matter how enigmatic it seems to be.

N.O. Knowledge

1) A man was shot multiple times near the corner of Jackson Avenue and South Prieur Street this [Tuesday] morning. The victim, about 18 years old, was taken to the trauma center at 11:10 a.m. to University Hospital in critical condition.
More rumors... big'uns:

2) From the second district email blast: "I've received several recent emails inquiring about the murdered Tulane Student and her missing roomate. The Second District, Homicide
Division, and Tulane Campus Police have NO knowledge of any such
. No homicide and no report of a missing person. This
appears to be another example of an email that took on a life of its

Fair enough. Don't know nothin, can't do nothin. To Boot, our uptown source has received no such email, nor have her peers. Still, we wonder why anyone would start a rumor like this one... we wonder why anyone would start a fire...

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From us...
3) A 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach Wednesday evening shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Cleveland Avenue. The man was shot in the abdomen and his condition was not available. He was shot inside a two-story walk-up on the crowded street in the residential neighborhood.
For you out there that like a little closure:
Seriously though, who hasn't thought about this one...

A New Orleans jury on Wednesday convicted Gregory Truvia of killing his mother last year just hours after she arrived from Texas at his FEMA trailer, rejecting the defense argument that he was insane at the time of the murder

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Posted By 1:

1) Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a Sunday evening shooting death in Harvey. About 7 p.m. found an unidentified man, believed to be from Harvey, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside 1152 Tallow Tree Lane. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at University Hospital. Witnesses said they saw three unidentified men running from the scene immediately after the shooting.

Grown Folks...
2) Kenner police are investigating the death of a man who was shot early Sunday during a fight inside a bar. At 3:16 a.m. after a fight at Club Grown Folks at 731 1/2 Clay St. found the body of James Matthews, 23. Matthews had been shot once in his torso and was dead at the scene. There were about 75 patrons inside the bar at the time of the fight and police are questioning them to determine if Matthews was involved in the fight and was the intended target.

And then, yesterday it thickens…the plot anyway.

Fire engulfed a Kenner bar early this morning, the day after a man was shot to death there during a fight. A patrol officer saw smoke at Club Grown Folks at 731 1/2 Clay St. and found that the back of the lounge was on fire about 1:48 a.m. When the Fire Department arrived, the building was "fully engulfed in flames." From the street, damage to the lounge appeared minimal. But from the rear, it was clear that fire had destroyed the back of the building's first and second stories. A Jefferson Parish arson investigator was at the scene later. Police Chief Steve Caraway said: "I can tell you that that club has been the constant source of problems for law enforcement," Caraway said. "When they're open for business we're constantly responding to calls about fights."

We shall say nothing, for we know not of fire, nor of patrol officers. We wonder what evidence needed destroying a day later that nobody had thought to look for. Such mysteries cause our neck muscles to tighten.
4) A man was found shot to death Monday night in a parking lot of the Iberville public housing complex near the residences of the 1400 block of Conti Street. The man was found lying face-down near a dumpster. A baseball cap lay on the concrete next to his body.

So many murders in bars outside O.P.... And a baseball cap.


And from us...


1) Rapper Weeby and Lil' Boosie involved in a shooting during the Bayou Classic out front of Rick's Cabaret? We got to ask about that the next time we're in there.
2) Royal and Kerlerec: The scene of a shooting last year, a girl reports being mugged by a gang of ten-year-olds for her bike. When she resists, they shoot her repeatedly, with a BB Gun.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


What is right. Our protege's taking some liberties:


A teenage couple was shot Friday night while the pair was apparently enjoying each other's company in the backyard of what appears to be the home of the boyfriend's parents, police said. The girl, 18, was shot in the head. The boy, 16, was hit by bullets in the right shoulder and left arm, Valencia said. A bullet also grazed his right ear, Valencia said. Both were taken to a New Orleans hospital. She was in surgery late Friday and his condition was described as stable. [...] Police so far have no explanation for the attack.

It might have been a great night. Nah, though.

Chances are strong we'll find out the kid made a beef earlier and then this happened. Chances are his girl knew about it, but she was still there so...

At least until we hear more, we'll think of this as a genuine tragedy. Couple of kids caught up in nothing but the world. We'll think that till someone tells us it really ain't nothin but a shame.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

The Parish

We can't help but guess that there is some blatant ageism related to this story. Why the young man got to always be in the wrong?

1) Two men were fatally shot Thursday evening at a St. Bernard Parish bar.
A 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, 51, was transported in critical condition to a New Orleans hospital, where he later died.
The shooting victims were at the bar when two young men came into the lounge. Ultimately, all four men went outside. Once outside, one of the young men started shooting. The two victims ran back into the bar, where they collapsed

Any way, it's cold. It's Friday. It's a low point in the economy. NOMB is thinking about buying a house. Somewhere with a large fence.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Lots to do so let's get started:

1) Nov 24th, Franklin Ave & Mexico St. Man found in his car slumped over the wheel with single gunshot wound to the head. Listed in critical.
2)5800 block of West Deer Park:Early Wednesday, Osborne "Ronnie" Surtain, 38, shot his longtime girlfriend, Jacquekeia Muse as their 8-year-old child watched, before dashing outside their eastern New Orleans home and shooting himself once in the head. He died in the hospital. She is in critical.


Ok, pop quiz New Orleans. Which one of the following posters is delusional:
a)1900 North tonti is a terrible neighborhood, just like Hollygrove, 9th Ward, Treme, NO East, Central City, Gert Town, St. Roch
b)So what? I live in a "terrible" neighborhood, that doesn't mean I expect some guy to come into my backyard when I'm playing with my dog. Christ. Its like people believe because you have a shitty house you are asking to get knocked out.
c)was gonna ask about that. i guess the point is that he was in his own back yard and not walking around the neighborhood.
d)If I stay in the quarter I'm protected
e)Bienville 900blk. Victim and friend leave club on Bourbon. Forgot what street they parked on, heard a shot, then a burning sensation, realized leg was bleeding.

From 1:

And you took up for me

Early winter is an uncanny time in New Orleans. No rain and embarrassed cold. There is nothing to do but own many garments. Today was aftermath for two mothers, in air we felt unfairly warm and sweet.

1) One day after her 21-year-old son was shot dead in the street in the middle of the afternoon, an angry mother allegedly grabbed a friend with a gun and went to the home of a man she believed knew more than he let on. […] on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., Hills and an associate -- 36-year-old Robert Monroe -- allegedly broke into a home in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue, brandished a gun and demanded: Who killed Julius ?
"It's weird, you know, it seems he is in a better place, at peace, " his cousin said. "But he ain't resting yet."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008



1) 9:47 p.m. Tuesday, NOPD found a man lying face down dead in in the 2900 block of Gen. Taylor Street. The man had been shot several times in the chest. EMS medics pronounced him dead at the scene

For anyone who says this stuff only happens to people out on the streets late at night, or "walking in bad neighborhoods they shouldn't be in in the first place" etc, etc...NOMB presents this little narrative courtesy of the New Orleans Police District 5.

December 1, 2008 at or about 8:30am the victim he was in
his back yard in the 1900 block of N. Tonti St., when his dog started
barking. The victim stated when he looked up he observed an unknown
black male that appear from around the corner behind the rear of his
residence. The unknown subject then raised his shirt to display black handgun. The subject then told the victim “What’s
The victim stated he then backed onto his porch where the subject
rushed him and a physical altercation ensued. The victim stated that
he was knocked unconscious and when he came around it was about
1:00pm. The victim stated that he discovered his residence had been

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Orleans Battery Blog

If you're wondering why we post this stuff, or maybe why we don't post more of it, it's because, more than murder, this is the kinda crap that makes it hard to live in the NO.

1)On Thursday, November 27, 2008, 5:00pm, 1800
block of Marigny, victim was confronted by the wanted subject who
accused him of stealing drugs from him. An argument ensued and the
wanted subject beat the victim about his head and face with a handgun.

2)Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 11:57pm, victim was walking in
the 3000 block of St. Claude St. when a subject known to him as Ruben
stabbed him in the stomach.

3)November 28, 2008 8:50pm, the vicitm was in the
1600 block of Mazant when a late model two toned gray color SUV drove
by with the passenger window rolled down. The passenger began
shooting and the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the foot
4)December 1, 2008 at about 2:45am, the victim was at the
intersection on Elysian Fields and Benefit in his vehicle at the red
light. A silver four(4) door vehicle occupied by several unknown
black males pulled alongside of him. The subjects started shooting
towards his vehicle, then fleeing the scene. The victim sustained a
gunshot wound to the left thigh.

Is it just us or does #2 sound like its leaving something important out.

Monday, December 1, 2008


1) 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Annunciation and Josephine streets.
2) 2300 block of Cambronne Street in Carrollton