Baltimore CityROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police...


February 27, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with the unarmed robbery of a woman as she walked near her home. Police said Toni Katz, of the 1100 block of St. Paul St., was walking Monday night when she was approached by a man who grabbed the canvas bag she was carrying. Police said Katz attempted to hold on to the bag, but was forced to let go when the man yanked it from her grasp. Police said Officer Al Johns was on foot patrol in the 1100 block of N. Eutaw St. when he saw a man running with a canvas bag. Moments later, Katz told Johns she had just been robbed. Police said Johns chased the man for several blocks and caught him in the 400 block of E. Eager St. near the Jones Falls Expressway. Police said Raymond A. Sparkman, 26, of the 2100 block of E. Federal St., was charged with robbery. Bail information on Sparkman was not immediately available, police said.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 900 block of McKewin Ave. by breaking a pane of glass out of a door. Once inside, the intruder removed three TVs, a VCR and a computer game. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Katie James, of the 4900 block of Gunther Ave., reported that while her 1988 Nissan was parked near her home someone removed all four of the vehicle's wheel covers. Police said the wheel covers were valued at nearly $280.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Erdman Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment and removed a compact disc player. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained by forcing open a basement window.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today continued to seek four men in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery man in the 600 block of W. Franklin St. and the robbery of a pedestrian in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. Police said a deliveryman for Vizzini's Pizza in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. was on Franklin Street about 7:45 p.m. Monday when he was stopped by four men, one armed with an unknown weapon, who demanded his money. Police said the men threatened the delivery man and robbed him of $25. Two hours later, Ronald Predy, of the 1800 block of W. Fayette St., was walking on Lexington Street when he was stopped by four men who demanded he give up his money. Police said when Predy told the men he had no money, he was knocked to the pavement. Then the men rifled his pockets, taking $10. Police said information from the victims indicated that both robberies appeared to have been committed by the same four men.

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with removing money from a Baltimore Sun Co. vending box in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. Police said when an officer received information that a man was stealing money from a vending box, he arrived at the scene in time to see the man move slowly away from the box. Police said the officer noticed two metal rods and a nail lying on the ground next to the box and ordered the man to stop. Police said the box showed signs of being tampered with and that a search of the man led to the recovery of more than $7 in coins allegedly taken from the vending box. Police said the man also had a knife in his possession. Police said Samuel G. Wilkins, of the 1600 block of Rickenbacker Road in the Middle River section of Baltimore County, was charged with theft and destruction of property.

STABBING: Central District -- Police said an altercation between two women outside the 408 Show Bar in the 400 block of W. Baltimore St. resulted in one of them being cut with a knife. Police said Tonya Pugh, 25, of Perryville in Cecil County, was fighting with another woman outside the bar when she was cut on the knee with a knife. Police said the injury was not serious and that a 33-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident. Police said a small knife was found at the scene and that the suspect was being held in the women's detention center pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

THEFT: Central District -- Lisa Stewart, of the 1200 block of E. Madison St., reported she was in the restroom at the Harbor Park Theater at 55 Marketplace when she removed an engagement ring and a wedding band while washing her hands and placed on the metal counter above the wash basin. Stewart told police that when she turned around after removing paper towels from a dispenser, she discovered the rings were gone. Stewart told police that she asked several women in the restroom if they saw who took her jewelry and was told that none did. Police said the rings had a combined value of $2,050.

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