TCBaltimore CityROBBERY/ARRESTS: Southwestern District...


January 29, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.


Baltimore City

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Police last night arrested two men following the armed robbery of a Wendy's restaurant in the 2300 block of Frederick Ave. and were investigating the two in connection with a series of robberies of fast-food outlets during the past several days. Officer William Marcus said that while he and other officers were investigating the Wendy's robbery shortly after 9 p.m. he received information from a witness that two men fitting the description of the robbers were seen entering a house in the 100 block of Willard St. Marcus said he knocked on the front door of the Willard Street house and a man answered. Marcus said he noticed a second man inside the house attempting to hide money in a room. Marcus said an employee of the restaurant was brought to the scene and identified the two men as the robbers. Marcus said both men were arrested without incident and money believed taken in the robbery was recovered. It was not immediately known if weapons used in the restaurant robbery were recovered. Marcus said charges are pending.

ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police reported that three men were arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with a series of attempted robberies. In one robbery, Michael Brown, 21, of the 1600 block of Gleneagle Road, was accosted by three men, one armed with a handgun, at his home around 3 p.m. The men chased him along the street while attempting to rob him but Brown outran them. Police said the assailants then stopped Bernard Tennison, 67, of the 1500 block of Ramblewood Road, and attempted to rob him of his car keys but failed when Anthony Sykes, 27, of the 5200 block of Fenwick Ave., came to his assistance. The assailants then tried to rob Sykes of his truck. Police said two of the assailants ran into 5709 Fenwick to avoid capture. The third man ran into 5711 Fenwick. Police went into both houses and arrested three men. Charged with three counts of attempted robbery and related offenses were Mario Coplan, 21, and Grafton Miller, 25, both of the 2400 block of E. Cold Spring Lane. Also charged was Roger Alleong, 27, of 5709 Fenwick. Police said Coplan, Miller and Alleong were each being held at the Eastern police station pending a bail review hearing before a District Court commissioner.

THEFT: Northern District -- Elizabeth Holden, of the 100 block of W. University Parkway, reported that someone broke into her 1985 Volkswagen parked near her home yesterday and stole stereo radio equipment valued at nearly $400.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 800 block of Benninghaus Road and removed several computer game tapes and cash, all valued at more than $600.

THEFT: Northern District -- Employees of the Gap in the 500 block of E. Belvedere Ave. reported that a man grabbed several jackets from a display rack and fled. The jackets were valued at more than $500.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Lorraine Merlis, of the 2400 block of Everton Road, reported she was near her home about 9:30 last night when a man with a handgun robbed her of her purse containing cash and property, all valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke a front window at Harris jewelers in the 5500 block of Sinclair Lane and stole several gold watches of undetermined value.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- John Lyle, 48, a driver for Yellow Cab, reported that a man he took to the 1400 block of Stonewood Road yesterday asked him to change a $20 bill so he could pay the $5 fare. Lyle picked up his cash bag containing $45, and the passenger grabbed the bag and ran off.

BREAK-IN: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the office of the Dunkin' Donuts shop in the 6300 block of Belair Road yesterday morning and stole an undisclosed sum of cash from a safe. Police are looking for an employee.

SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police said a 16-year-old girl was in the 2600 block of Aisquith St. yesterday afternoon when she was shot in the right leg by a 15-year-old boy armed with a BB pistol. The girl sustained a minor injury. The boy was being sought.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Amelia Renzi, of the 5500 block of Remmell Ave., reported she was in the 4900 block of Harford Road yesterday morning when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse containing cash and other property, all valued at $80.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- William Brown, of the 4500 block of Mainfield Ave., reported that someone broke into his vehicle parked near his home yesterday and stole $400 worth of tools.

BREAK-IN: Northeastern District -- Employees of Maryland Commercial Roofing in the 4600 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into the building through a second-floor window and stole several pieces of property of unknown value.

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