Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Western District -- Police...


October 24, 1990|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Gerald Clifton, 20, of the 900 block of Argyle Ave., was listed today in critical but stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore after he was shot at least four times early today while sitting on the steps of a house in the 2100 block of Division St. Police said Clifton was alone around 12:15 a.m. when two men, both armed with large-caliber semi-automatic handguns, came from around a corner and began firing. Police said Clifton, who was shot in both knees, the upper left arm and stomach, ran to the 500 block of Bloom St., where he was found by police. At the scene of the shooting, police found empty shell casings from a 9mm handgun and from a large-caliber handgun. Investigators said the shooting appeared to be drug-related and that no arrests had been made. Police said two men believed to be the gunmen were seen fleeing the scene.

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress at Jeyn's food market in the 1100 block of W. Baltimore St. arrested two men as they left the building. Police said entry was gained by removing a panel from the front door. Police said the men were being held at the station pending burglary and destruction of property charges.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that a 29-year-old man was listed today in stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after he was shot in the back last night while in the 600 block of Denison St. Police said Kevin Matthews, of the 2400 block of W. Patapsco Ave., was alone around 11 p.m. when he was shot in the back by an unknown assailant. Police said the bullet went through Matthews' chest. After he was shot, police said Matthews ran to a nearby house for help and fell on the front porch. Police said no arrests has been made in the case and that a motive is unknown.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Tamara Willis, 23, of Washington, reported that she was standing in the 2900 block of Harford Road shortly before midnight yesterday waiting for a friend when she was forced to accompany a man into an alley where she was robbed of more than $200. Willis told police the man was armed with a handgun and threatened to shoot her if she resisted.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Ronald Nelson, of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle in Randallstown, reported that he was in the 2900 block of S. Hanover St. shortly after 1 a.m. today when he was accosted by a man armed with a crowbar who demanded his money. Nelson told police he gave the man his wallet, which contained papers but no money.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4700 block of Strathdale Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open the front door and removed more than $300 from the bedroom.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Edward Winston, of the 400 block of Allendale St., reported that he was in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who forced him to give up his gold chain and bracelet. Police said the gunman fled the scene with jewelry valued at $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Janna Murr, of the 2100 block of Lake Ave., reported that while her car was parked in the 1500 block of Arlington Ave. someone broke one of its windows with a rock and stole property valued at nearly $300. Murr told police the thief made off with $30, travelers checks worth $150 and other property.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of Arizona Ave. reported that someone broke into his garage and removed power tools valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 3200 block of Montebello Terrace and removed nearly $250 from a wallet. Police said entry was gained through a front window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Anthony Hodge, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his Mercury was being stored at the city's impounding lot in the 6700 block of Pulaski Highway someone entered the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered an unlocked classroom at Northern High School in the 2200 block of Pinewood Ave. and removed a teacher's briefcase. Police said the briefcase and its contents were valued at more than $400.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road arrested a female who attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at nearly $30. Following her arrest, the woman was taken to the women's detention center at the Central District station where she was being held pending formal charges and a bail hearing.

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