Baltimore CityCAB HOLDUP: Western District -- Police today...


February 18, 1991|By reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

CAB HOLDUP: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men in connection with the armed robbery yesterday evening of a Royal taxi driver. Police said shortly after the unidentified cabbie picked up two men in the 1300 block of W. Saratoga St., he was directed to take them to the 500 block of Baker St. On the way to the destination, police said, one man sat in the front seat while the other sat in the back seat. After arriving at the Baker Street destination about 6:15 p.m., the man in the back pulled out a handgun and ordered the cabbie to give up his money. Police said after the cabbie gave the gunman $7, he was ordered to get out of the vehicle. Police said the gunman and his accomplice drove off without the cabbie. About an hour after the holdup, police investigating the robbery discovered the abandoned cab in the 800 block of George St.

SHOOTING/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with the attempted murder of his daughter's boyfriend during an argument in the victim's home early yesterday. Police said Thomas Hooper, 21, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., was involved in an argument with another man about 5:30 a.m. yesterday when he was shot in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun. Police arrived at the scene a few minutes later and arrested Emanuel Mills, of the 3700 block of Sylvan Drive, and recovered the gun. Police said Hooper was taken by ambulance to Francis Scott Key Medical Center, where was admitted. His condition was not immediately known. Police said Mills was charged with attempted murder, assault by shooting, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a handgun and discharging a handgun within the city. Police said Mills was being held at the Eastern District lockup without bail pending a bail review hearing tomorrow in District Court.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Clara Saunders, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St., reported she was walking in the 1100 block of Hargrove St. yesterday afternoon when she was stopped by a man with a handgun who demanded she give up her money. Police said the gunman fled with $20. Police said that shortly before the robbery, Saunders was in a store and that the gunman may have seen her place the money in her clothing.

THEFT: Central District -- A Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, man reported his 1990 Lincoln was stolen while parked Saturday in the 100 block of W. Mount Royal Ave. and that the car contained $250,000 worth of medical equipment used by heart patients. Joseph T. Murphy, of Bayside Drive, told police he attended a theater performance Saturday night and that when he went to get his car, he discovered it missing. He told police that several implantable pacemakers used by heart patients were in the car.

RAPE: Southeastern District -- A woman told police that she was raped yesterday evening by a man who broke into her home. Police said the victim was alone when a man armed with a knife broke into her home and raped her. After the man fled, the woman reported the incident to police, who took her to Francis Scott Key Medical Center where she was treated and released.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of E. North Ave. by prying a lock from a door and removed a 19-inch TV valued at $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Onie Lesham, a student at Goucher College in Towson, Baltimore County, reported that while she was in Louie's Book Store and Cafe in the 500 block of N. Charles St. Saturday night, someone stole her purse after she left it on a chair. Police said the purse contained $40.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Stephanie Flowers, of the 7200 block of Bayfront Road in the Sparrows Point section of eastern Baltimore County, reported she was in the 200 block of Water St. early yesterday when she was approached by a man who grabbed her purse. Police said Flowers attempted to hold onto her purse but was forced to let go when she was dragged several feet by the man. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $40.

THEFT: Central District -- Christopher Lachwyn, of the 200 block of Park Ave., reported his car was parked in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. over the weekend when someone entered by breaking a window and removed property valued at more than $100.

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