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Monday, January 26, 2015 05:05 PM

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, around 6:30 PM, Deputy Blake Hollifield, of our Second District Patrol Division was off-duty traveling across the Crescent City Connection, when his patrol unit, which was equipped with LoJack (vehicle tracking system) received a stolen vehicle alert. Hollifield continued following the signal, and upon contacting NCIC was able to get a full description of the vehicle he was tracking. The vehicle was described as a black, 4-door, 2009 Jeep, registered to Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans. Hollifield further learned the Jeep was entered as stolen into NCIC around 6:39 PM that same date. As Deputy Hollifield exited the CCC onto Tchoupitoulas Street he continued following the signal onto Magazine Street. Upon reaching the area of the Second District, Deputy Hollifield traveled throughout many of the streets in that area hoping to find the vehicle he was tracking. Upon reaching the NOPD Second District Station, Hollifield stopped at the station to make them aware of his actions, all the while hoping to locate the stolen vehicle. Hollifield departed and continued tracking the signal.

Through Deputy Hollifield’s persistence, around 7:30 PM, he located the stolen Jeep near the intersection of General Taylor and Constance Street. The vehicle was unoccupied. Deputy Hollifield notified NOPD, who assisted in the recovery of the vehicle. NOPD confirmed the Jeep was reported stolen around 12:00 noon that same day in New Orleans.

Colonel John N. Fortunato
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