Baltimore CityASSAULT ON OFFICER: Northeastern District...


April 08, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ASSAULT ON OFFICER: Northeastern District -- Police said a man was being held today in lieu of $150,000 bond after he was charged with attempting to murder a police officer during a foot chase over the weekend. Police said Officer Kenneth Lucas, 42, was checking the ownership of a motorcycle in the 2500 block of Sinclair Lane Friday night when a man who was standing next to the vehicle ran off. Police said the vehicle's ignition had been "popped" and that the man told Lucas it was out of gas. During the chase, Lucas pursued the man behind a gas station at Belair Road and North Avenue, where the man attacked the officer. Lucas fought off the man and continued chasing him to the 2300 block of Sinclair Lane, where the man attacked the officer again near the wall of a building. During that scuffle, the man got possession of Lucas' .38-caliber service revolver and pressed the gun to the officer's chest and stomach, cocking the hammer both times. Lucas regained control of his weapon. With the help of Officer Michael Pratt, one of several officers who joined the chase, Lucas subdued the man and arrested him. Police said Lucas was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor lacerations and exhaustion. Charged with attempted murder, assaulting a police officer, robbery, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and theft of a motor vehicle was Lamont Johnson, 21, a furniture mover, of the 300 block of E. 27th St. Police said Johnson also was wanted on a warrant issued in Baltimore County.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported four armed men entered the Downtown Locker Room, a sporting goods store in the 100 block of N. Calvert St., over the weekend and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash after tying up three employees. Police said the men, all with handguns, entered the store about 11 a.m. Saturday and announced a holdup. Police said that before the robbers fled they tied up the manager and two other employees and left them lying on the floor.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A deliveryman for Domino's Pizza in the 6300 block of Sherwood Ave. reported he was in the 5700 block of Loch Raven Blvd. over the weekend when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who robbed him of $50. Police said the deliveryman, whose name was not available, was returning to his car after making a delivery late Saturday night when a gunman approached and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. After taking the money, the gunman fled.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Calvin Jenkins, of the 5800 block of Judith Way, reported that a woman he knows entered the bedroom of his home over the weekend and removed jewelry valued at more than $2,000. Police said Jenkins was expected to seek a warrant for the woman's arrest.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Melody Griffin, of the 1500 block of Kennewick Road, reported that during an incident at her home over the weekend a man she knows struck her with his fists. Police said Griffin sustained injuries to an eye.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a rear window and removed a TV and food from the refrigerator. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Willie Russell, an out-of-town resident, told police that over the weekend he was in the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive, where he was attacked by a woman who struck him with a beer bottle. Police said Russell received a bloody nose and minor head injuries and that the woman was being sought.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Archa Pushia, of the 6100 block of Northwood Drive, told police she was walking in the 400 block of E. 32nd St. yesterday when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash and property valued at more than $300.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Druid Park Lake Drive reported that someone broke into his apartment through a rear window and removed a 19-inch TV, valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Barbara Gardner, of the 4900 block of Old Court Road in Baltimore County, reported she was in the 1700 block of N. Carey St. Saturday evening when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her purse. Police said a struggle ensued and that the man fled with the purse after its strap broke. Police said the purse contained more than $100.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Anthony Brown, of the 3400 block of Woodland Ave., reported he was in the 500 block of Bloom St. late Saturday evening when he was accosted by two men, one with a handgun. Fearing for his life, police said, Brown turned and ran. Police said the gunman fired several shots and that Brown was hit once in the left hand. Police said Brown was taken by ambulance to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated and released.

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