New Orleans LA November 4 2019 A security guard with Pinnacle Security, which is contracted by the city’s Downtown Development District to provide security patrols in the Central Business District, was patrolling the Warehouse District when he was flagged down by someone claiming to have been the victim of a tire slashing.
The guard got a description of the suspect and spotted a man near Julia Street who resembled the description, said a statement from Pinnacle and the Downtown Development District.
The security guard noticed the man matched the description of one who had previously been caught on video surveillance cameras slashing tires of other cars in the CBD. The man began fleeing as the guard approached, losing him at the corner of St. Charles and Howard avenues, police said.
The guard used his radio to notify law enforcement officers in the area of the fleeing man, and the suspect was captured near Constance and Joseph streets, the statement from Pinnacle and the DDD said.
The man was identified as Mark William Alvarado. Court records show he was booked with seven counts of simple criminal damage to property as well as one count of illegal possession of a weapon by a felon.
Pinnacle said the arrest illustrated the power of the partnership among the firm, the DDD and New Orleans Police Department.
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