NOPD's eight police districts to hold anti-crime walks
NEW ORLEANS -- Violent crime has plagued the city of New Orleans for years, and unfortunately, 2014 is no exception.
So far in New Orleans, there have been 82 murders, and police are investigating yet another killing early Wednesday morning in the 2000 block of Pauger Street, which claimed the life of a 19-year-old man.
The latest murder in New Orleans on Pauger Street marks the 24th for the 5th District, the district with the highest rate of murders for 2014, and a district which saw a very violent Tuesday, with three murders in one day, one of which involved a woman.
NOPD also investigated a murder in Algiers Monday, bringing the total number of murders in the city of New Orleans to 82, and while that is 6 murders less than the same time last year, the violence in the first three days of the week comes just before each police district is hosting its own Anti-crime Walk.
Members of the New Orleans Police will initiate a citywide crime walk Wednesday night that will include the participation of all eight police districts and members from the Crimestoppers staff.
The idea is that district commanders and their officers will walk throughout the community handing out Crimestoppers flyers and interacting with the people within the community.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and information regarding the routes for the Anti-crime Walk in each district can be found below.
1st District: Starts at D’ Hemecourt and S. Pierce proceeds down D’Hemecourt to S. Cortez (2 blocks), turn right on S. Cortez, down S. Cortez to Ulloa (1 block), turn right on Ulloa, down Ulloa to S. Scott (1 block), turn right on S. Scott, down S. Scott to Banks (3 blocks), turn left on Banks, down Banks to S. Pierce (1 block) turn left on S. Pierce, down S. Pierce to Ulloa (3 blocks).
2nd District: Second District Anti- Crime Walk is starting and Ending at Edinburgh and Eagle St. (St. Peter Methodist Church) On Eagle to Oleander St., Oleander to Gen. Ogden St., Gen. Ogden to Olive St., Olive to Hamilton St., Hamilton to Palm St., Palm to Hollygrove St., Hollygrove to Edinburgh St., Edinburgh to Eagle St.
3rd District: Starts at St Patrick Playground (S. St. Patrick St. @ Baudin St.) Lakebound on Baudin St. to S. Bernadotte St. right on S. Bernadotte St. to Banks St. right on Banks St. to S. Alexander St. right on S. Alexander St. to Baudin St. right on Baudin St. to S. St. Patrick St. End: St Patrick Playground.
4th District: The walk will begin behind the levee in the 200 block of Morgan Street. The walk will take place with the Wednesday On the Point Activities.
5th District: The walk will start at the intersection of Mandeville and North Derbigny between 5:50-5:55 PM and begin the walk at 6:00 PM. They will proceed in an eastbound direction on North Derbigny to St. Roch. Once at St. Roch they will head in a lakebound direction to North Miro, then head in an uptown direction on North Miro to Marigny. They will then head on Marigny back to North Derbigny and then one block over to Mandeville and disband.
6th District: The walk will start at the location of Foucher and South Saratoga. The walks will go up Foucher to Dryades then a left on Dryades to Milan, from Milan and Dryades, to Milan and South Saratoga Street, from South Saratoga and Milan to Foucher and South Saratoga.
7th District: Officers and community members will meet at the corner of Buffalo and Curran at 5:45pm. The walk will proceed from Buffalo to Bass, Bass to Sail, Sail to Sand, Sand to Surf, Surf to Star, Star to Curran, and Curran back to Buffalo.
8th District: The walk will begin at Chartres and Marigny, proceed on Chartres to St. Roch, to Royal, to Mandeville, to Burgundy, ending at Elysian Fields and Burgundy.