French Quarter Task Force officers received the description of a subject who had reportedly attempted to rob a victim at gunpoint.
New Orleans Police Department Public Information Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018...
NOPD Arrests Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery on Bienville Street
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested Corey Johnson (DOB: 10-30-1998) in the investigation of an attempted armed robbery in the 1000 block of Bienville Street during early morning hours today (May 18, 2018).
At about 3:30 a.m., Eighth District French Quarter Task Force officers received the description of a subject who had reportedly attempted to rob a victim at gunpoint, also allegedly firing a gunshot in the same vicinity. While investigating the report, officers observed an individual matching the description of the subject and conducted a stop, at which time the subject – later identified as Thomas – was detained and found to be in possession of a fully loaded handgun.
Johnson was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for principle to armed robbery and illegal carrying of a weapon.
Anyone with additional information in this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.
If you have the App Task Force downloaded on your phone in the French quarter it will also work if you live in Saint Tammany to report crimes in your neighborhood or around your community.
Please go to our website to learn about the new version of the app that is also available in the French Quarter. #FQTF
It does have some amazing new features👍🙏
It’s my privilege to announce the Task Force App which has helped keep the French quarter safe over the last 3 years is expanding to St Tammany One of the large...st parishes in the state of Louisiana. Thank you to sheriff Randy Smith for making this a possibility, your residents will see the benefits and your communities will be safer.
Make sure to download the app!
From Pat Meadowcroft a resident on Chartres:
At 3:30 PM today I flagged down this bus from Carolina and told the driver he could not go through the Quarter. I suggested he call the police for an escort out. Meanwhile the FQ security task force was called by Steve Richards as I was busy with the driver. It got a little heated as the people on the bus and the driver wanted me out of the way. Turns out the passengers were coaches traveling to NO from Carolina with some of their... kids. Nice example huh?
Driver did say he didn’t see the signs. When the FQ task force officer arrived he directed the driver through the street and gave him a $500 ticket and a warning. The officer’s name is Richard Chambers. He works full-time as a homicide detective and loved giving the law breaker a ticket. Wonderful job by this task force officer!!!
Hope everyone stands in front of these vehicles, stops them and uses the task force app to get someone there to write ‘em up!
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Message was sent to the French Quarter task force app from a Esplanade resident 👍🙏
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to all of the Police Officers who are taking care of the problem of loitering/panhandling people who were living and sleeping on the Esplanade ave neutral ground. It has been so nice the last few days, being able to walk my dogs and not have people hassle me for money every 20 feet, and not see people sleeping or using the alley, doorways and neutral ground for their toilet.
Whatever is being done seems to be working and helping keep this problem down, the neighborhood feels good again like it use too. Keep up the great work! Thanks again!
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Another example of the FQTF working:
At 10:34pm last night an App call was received from a citizen that said: " I was just verbally and aggressively attacked by a 6ft tall black man wearing a green shirt on the corner of St.Ann and Decatur St across from Cafe du Monde".
Sgt Joseph responded and was on scene in 3 minute and arrested the subject....
Sgt Josephs called for assistance, no NOPD unit responded (shift change time) but LSP, as is often the case, did and assisted with the arrest and transported the prisoner to the Station where Sgt Joseph booked him. Lt Rhodes got on the radio and a NOPD unit showed up and took him to the jail.
While at the Station the arrested subject kicked up quite a fuss and clearly was a threat to public safety.
When we first started the French Quarter task force dropped crime by 45% in the first 90 days.
The reason it had an impact over the last 2 years is because of the GPS data produced by the app but we need to go back to having the more than 1 officer patrolling like when we first started two years ago. It helps to have more consistency within the patrol by having additional officers and doing sweeps with the sheriff's office and the SPCA.
Thanks Mike Tilbury! We appreciate your support.
New App is ready! Thanks to Sidney Torres IV for contributing to the well being of the city, instead of taking down monuments!
Great Job by the French Quarter Task Force