NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Thursday morning, the NOPD held a press conference to announce arrests related to several recent carjackings and armed robberies around the city.

NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and Deputy Chief Superintendent Christopher Goodly spoke at the press conference.

The NOPD arrested four subjects (1 adult and 3 juveniles) in connection with a rash of carjackings, armed robberies, and auto thefts that occurred in several districts across the city beginning around 4 p.m. on this past Sunday, December 19, 2021. 

We have arrested the following: 

  • DeQuantis Ford (19) 
  • A 16-year-old juvenile male 
  • A 13-year-old juvenile male 
  • A 15-year-old juvenile female 

Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 information obtained through the investigation revealed these subjects were at a location in the 6300 block of Chef Menteur Highway 

Units quickly arrived at the location and SOD Tactical units executed the warrants and apprehended the four subjects. Multiple items believed stolen in the incidents were recovered at the location. 

“I want to commend investigators from the First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth districts, VCAIT unit, and our Special Operations Division for mobilizing quickly and collaborating across districts to stop this group from preying on the citizens of this city,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. 

Below is a list of incidents the four subjects have been linked to. We do not currently have information related to their involvement in additional incidents.

Armed Carjacking – 500 block of Lowerline St 12/19/2021 4:11 p.m.  

  • 13-year-old juvenile male 

Attempt Armed Robbery 2400 Block of N Johnson 12/19/2021 5:33 p.m. 

  • 13-year-old Juvenile male  

Attempt Armed Robbery N Roman/ Almonaster 12/19/2021 5:39 p.m. 

  • 13-year-old juvenile male 

Armed Carjacking – 4100 block of Annunciation Street – 12/20/2021 10:24 p.m. 

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 
  • 15-year-old juvenile female 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male 
  • 13-year-old juvenile male 

Attempt Carjacking – 4200 South Prieur St -12/20/2021 11:30 p.m. 

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 
  • 15-year-old juvenile female 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male 
  • 13-year-old juvenile male 

 Auto Theft – 7900 block of Freret Street – 12/21/2021 3 a.m. 

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 
  • 15-year-old juvenile female 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male 
  • 13-year-old juvenile male 

Attempt Carjacking – 8300 block of Freret St – 12/21/2021 6:21 a.m.  

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 
  • 15-year-old juvenile female 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male 
  • 13-year-old juvenile male

Armed Carjacking – 1100 block of Lowerline St – 12/21/2021 at 6:34 a.m. 

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 LA RS 14 64.3 
  • 15-year-old juvenile male LA RS 14 64.3 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male LA RS 14 64.3 
  • 13-year-old juvenile male LA RS 14 64.3 

Armed Robbery with a gun – 1500 block of Philip Street – 12/21/2021 at 6:40 a.m. 

  • DeQuantis Ford B/M 9-30-02 
  • 15-year-old juvenile female 
  • 16-year-old juvenile male  
  • 13-year-old juvenile male