Important meetings coming up

Jerry Speir reminds us:

First, we have a place to meet tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 3, to continue our discussion about security/improvement districts. The folks at the Keller-Williams real estate office at Leake and Leonidas have kindly offered their conference room. The actual address is 8601 Leake, I believe, and there is a parking lot in front of the building for a dozen or so cars. We’ll start the meeting at 7:30 (there’s an Oak Street Association board meeting at 6:00, at which I and a few others who want to attend both meetings need to appear).

Don’t forget, we also have a CRNA board meeting scheduled for next Thursday, April 10, at 7:00. Details to follow.

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Monday night, 4/1/08, there was a meeting of the Carrollton Area Network group, at which Jeff Thomas from Dr. Blakeley’s recovery office (ORDA) and John Marshall from NORA appeared. Highlights:

–New “code enforcement” procedures have been passed
–Willow Street will be one of the targets for a “code enforcement sweep.”
–Safety and Permits will be re-organized, with new leadership, based on a study of other cities
–the “311” system for reporting problems to the city is being significantly upgraded
–a new, public GIS mapping system for blighted and abandoned properties is in the works

To read Jerry’s notes from the meeting click on the page to the right titled ORDA and NORA.

Crime alerts, continued

A composite computer-generated sketch of the man wanted for the Walgreens robbery has been released:

Walgreens perp

Also, in the second incident reported yesterday:

Detectives were able to identify a possible suspect in this case. The suspect was positively identified by the victim via a photographic lineup. Detectives subsequently arrested a KNOWN 15 YEAR OLD JUVENILE.
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On March 25th at or about 2:30 pm, the victim was riding his bicycle on S. Carrollton under the Expressway. As he walked his bicycle around some construction equipment, he was approached by two black male subjects. The suspects were armed with a handgun and robbed the victim of approximately $15 in cash and his cell phone. Suspect #1 is described as a 17-19 year old black male, 5’7”, 150 lbs., wearing jeans and a black t-shirt. Suspect #2 is a 17-19 year old black male, 5’5”, 120 lbs., wearing jeans and a white t-shirt.

If you have any further information on this case, please contact Sgt. Shaun Ferguson or Det. Douglas Butler at 658-6024 or 658-6020. You may also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 822-1111.

Remember to report any suspicious persons or activities you see in your neighborhood by calling 821-2222. In an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Major Kirk Bouyelas
Second District Commander
New Orleans Police Department