Harahan, La. (WGNO) – Just hours after a 15-year-old suspect was arrested following an armed carjacking incident on Hickory Avenue on Saturday afternoon, Mayor Tim Baudier issued a statement. statement that criminal behavior has no place in Harahan., The.
“Lawlessness and criminal activity in our community will not be tolerated,” Mayor Baudier said in a statement released overnight. “We remain vigilant in our commitment to preventing criminals from spreading their violent behavior in our small town.”
Although he did not give details of the crime, Baudier escaped the fact that the victim of the incident was injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
Baudier applauded the quick and efficient work of his police force and praised the dedication and courage of the “brave men and women who protect our community all day, every day.”
Mayor Baudier’s full statement reads as follows:
Although we do not comment on the details of the wrongful events that took place at the end of this
afternoon on Hickory Avenue, we will remind citizens of the efforts of the Harahan Police and the City
of Harahan to combat the increase in criminal activity in our region.
Harahan has one of the best police forces in the state. In 2021, our police service responded to
more than 9,000 calls. The men and women of HPD put their lives on the line every time they show up for
working, parking a vehicle or answering a call. Today, their courage and professionalism have once again been
full display. Within a very short time, the suspect – a 15-year-old man from New Orleans, was
identified and quickly apprehended. HPD recovered the stolen vehicle and a stolen weapon from the scene.
The victim was transported for medical attention.
Witnessing what has happened over the past year, we have anticipated this type of activity
crawling towards our city. Together with police leaders and our law enforcement officers, we have
Prepare for a moment like this. Harahan City is committed to providing our police force
with all the tools necessary to prevent, deter and put an end to this type of behavior.
Lawlessness and criminal activity in our community will not be tolerated. We remain vigilant in our
commitment to preventing criminals from spreading their violent behavior in our small town.
We are very fortunate and grateful to have dedicated and courageous men and women protecting our
community all day, every day.
Anyone with information or witness to this event is asked to contact Detective David Mitchell or
Detective Drew Deacon at 504-737-9763.
Mayor Tim Baudier
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