"Spooky season has officially kicked off, bringing with it, it’s FULL MOON drama. The first incident of the weekend started with a report of a suspicious male walking around Olde Town area at approximately 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, with a firearm concealed in his waistband. When officers located the male, he told officers there was an altercation with someone, but he did not pull out his firearm. Thankfully, no one was injured and the male was subsequently arrested for Illegal Carrying of a Firearm…no, he does not have a concealed carry permit. In the meantime, his friend tried to help him NOT get arrested…and well, it didn’t work out very well. He and his bestie shared a cell that night.
One hour later, another report of a subject, near Bunny’s Lounge on Pontchartrain, was observed holding a rifle standing near a black jeep. When officers arrived, the male then fled in the Jeep towards Bayou Liberty. The vehicle ended up on Gause Boulevard West where officers were able to stop the vehicle. The officers observed the rifle in the rear seat of the Jeep. Two male subjects were removed from the vehicle. During the stop, one male tried to make his way to the front passenger side of the vehicle, where it was later discovered a loaded 9mm handgun was concealed. During the investigation, officers learned that the rifle was shot one time, and a shell casing was located in a parking lot near Bunny’s Lounge, which matched the same ammunition in the rifle. The male passenger was arrested for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.
Ten minutes after officers responded to Bunny’s Lounge, Sergeant Morris observed a 60’s model Camaro operating recklessly in Olde Town. It was at this moment the driver observed Sergeant Morris and thought it was a good night for a race. A pursuit took place on Fremaux, and with the help of some St. Tammany Parish deputies, they were able to stop the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody and is facing many charges.
While it was a very dangerous and busy weekend for our officers, who handled hundreds of calls for service, we are proud of their diligence and hard work! Our #1 goal is to keep our community safe by continuing to serve and protect the City of Slidell."