Warehouse District Burglary Suspect Identified
(August 17, 2012) New Orleans Police detectives are asking the public’s help in locating 44-year-old Fazel Gresham who burglarized a residence in the 300 block of Julia Street in the Warehouse District. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at approximately 8:30pm.
Detectives were able to link Gresham to this burglary one other in the same residential community through positive witness identification.
Gresham gained entry into the residence by defeating a window. The victim came home and to her surprise she observed Gresham walking out of the bathroom, she screamed and Gresham ran towards the front open door where he made good of his exit. The victim stated Gresham dropped a bag containing her laptop and bottle of vodka.
Detectives were able to link Gresham as the person responsible for stealing a “trek” mountain bike from the parking garage of this particular residential community back in July of this year.
In surveillance video obtained by detectives observed Gresham casually walking in the residential community on the day of the burglary.
A copy of the surveillance video can be viewed at:
Fazel Gresham is known to frequent the area of the New Orleans Mission in the 1100 block of O.C. Haley Blvd.
Fazel Gresham has been previously arrested for Crack Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, Flight from an Officer, Simple Battery, Aggravated Burglary, Simple Burglary, Forgery, Theft of Bicycle.
When apprehended Gresham with be booked with one count of Simple Burglary and One count of Residence Burglary.
Fazel Gresham should be considered Armed and Dangerous.
Eighth District Detective Jason Sloan is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504)658-6010.
Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to callCrimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online toCrimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
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