Woman booked in attack with box cutter

Police have arrested Eureka Mitchell, 52, in an attack with a box cutter at a Central City home, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, a 45-year-old man, was arguing with Mitchell’s daughter on Jackson Avenue and Freret Street at about 6 p.m. on Thursday when he was cut in the arm with the box cutter, police said. Mitchell was arrested in the attack and faces one count of aggravated battery by cutting. She was booked into Orleans Justice Center, where she remained on Monday. Bond was set at $2,000.

Police blotter: Package theft, battery by cutting

Package theft on Broadway caught on video
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man captured on surveillance video committing a theft in the 2500 block of Broadway. On March 28, at or around 5:26 p.m., a man approached the victim’s residence and removed a package from her front porch. The subject then fled the scene on a bicycle. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts should contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Man cut during fight at A.L. Davis Playground

A 52-year-old man was knifed in the head Tuesday while playing basketball in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. He got into an argument with an unidentified man on a basketball court at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street on March 26 at about 4:40 p.m. while the two were playing. During the fight, he turned his back and was cut in the back of the head, causing a small laceration, the police report said. The alleged assailant fled on Washington toward Freret Street. He is described as a tall black man of medium build wearing a white tank top and gray basketball shorts.