On Friday just before 6 p.m., police reported that Linda Jackson, 64, argued with an unidentified man, 23, and then pulled a machete from her car and swung at him, outside a launderette in the 3300 block of North Galvez Street, in the St. Claude neighborhood. The man sustained a cut to his hand. Jackson was arrested and booked with aggravated battery.
Contractor robbed in St. Claude neighborhood
A workman fixing up a home near the intersection of Desire and North Johnson streets was robbed on Friday just after 12:30 p.m. The victim, 30, first saw the men in his work trailer, but as he approached them, one man pulled out a gun. The two assailants drove off in a light-blue Mercury four-door sedan, with the Mississippi license plate number HGS134.
Woman raped in West Lake Forest neighborhood
At 8:36 p.m., a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a man she knew in the 7800 block of North Coronet Court in eastern New Orleans.
Man robbed by passengers near Elysian Fields and Interstate 610
At 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, a man, 31, gave a ride to two people, who robbed him as his vehicle neared the intersection of Marigny and Agriculture streets. One put a gun to his head and demanded his money. The victim was able to wrest the gun from the gunman but the two assailants still were able to flee with the victim’s cell phone.
Pedestrian robbed Uptown by two men
A man, 29, was robbed Uptown at 4:14 a.m. on Saturday by two men, one with a gun. The assailants fled after making the man empty his pockets and lie on the ground in the 2000 block of Robert Street.