Baltimore CityASSAULT ON OFFICER: Western District...


April 15, 1991|By reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ASSAULT ON OFFICER: Western District -- Police arrested two men last night and charged them each with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. Police said Officer Darren Blackwell was in the 900 block of Harlem Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. when he noticed a parked car with a window broken. Blackwell asked his dispatcher to check for an owner listing and stolen car report and was told the information was not available. He then saw two men walking toward the car and questioned them. One of the men refused to provide his driver's license and the car's registration, and Blackwell told him he was under arrest. Police said both men hit the officer in the face. The men ran but were chased and arrested by Blackwell and other officers who responded to a call for assistance. Charged were Stephen Raheem, 23, of the 3500 block of W. Garrison Ave., and Steven Washington, 20, of the 700 block of George St. Blackwell was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center for face and mouth injuries.

JAIL ESCAPE TRY: Eastern District -- Two City Jail inmates were ordered held without bail after they allegedly conspired to allow one of them to escape last week. Police said Robert Teal, 20, of West Baltimore, was being held in lieu of $7,000 bail on weapons charges and was to have been released on bail Friday when he was escorted instead to the visitor's section. In the meantime, James Ray, 20, of northwest Baltimore, had nearly convinced a staff member at the jail that he was Teal. Police said photographs of each man somehow found their way on the wrong papers. Moments before Ray was to have been released, a security officer recalled escorting Teal to the visitor's section. Police said escape charges and other offenses were expected to be placed against the two inmates. An investigation is under way to determine how the photos of the inmates were placed on the wrong forms. Ray had been held in lieu of $63,000 bail on four robbery charges.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police over the weekend arrested three juveniles and charged them with robbing a man of his car after he stopped to give them a ride. Moses B. Saxon 3rd, 32, of the 3100 block of Wolcott Road, told police he was driving in the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle North Saturday night when he stopped to pick up three male hitchhikers. Moments later, according to Saxon, one of the youths pulled out a handgun and demanded his money. Saxon refused to give up his money and jumped out of the car. The youths drove off with Saxon's 1986 Cougar. A short time later, the car was spotted by police on Reisterstown Road near Druid Hill Park. During a brief chase, the stolen car skidded on the wet pavement and came to a stop in some bushes outside a restaurant. During the chase, three police cars were damaged and Officer Ronny Hege was injured. He was treated at Mercy Medical Center for minor injuries. Police said the youths, two of them age 15 and one 14, were charged as juveniles. One of the older boys also was charged with multiple traffic offenses. Police said a BB gun was found in the car.

ASSAULT: Eastern District -- Carl Smith, of the 800 block of Abbott Court, reported that a male acquaintance stabbed him in the shoulder and abdomen during an altercation in the 900 block of Webb Court Saturday afternoon. Smith was treated at a hospital.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- David Burke, of the 1200 block of McCulloh St., reported he was in the 700 block of E. Preston St. early Saturday when two men with handguns robbed him of $35.

BURGLARY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of N. Collington Ave. reported that someone forced open the front door of his home and stole property valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Eastern District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress in the 900 block of E. Chase St. entered a house and arrested a man who was attempting to steal the refrigerator from the kitchen. The suspect was being held pending charges.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A 15-year-old female resident the 4400 block of Moravia Road reported she was walking near her home around 8 p.m. yesterday when two men attacked her, struck her several times, knocking her to the ground, and stole her purse containing cash and other property, all valued at more than $100. Arrested a short time later and charged with assault and robbery were Tracey Hobbs, 19, of the 2300 block of Edwing Court, and William Hall, 20, of the 7200 block of Sauers Court.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Rosslyn Brown, of the 2000 block of Northbourne Road, reported she was in the 5800 block of Hillen Road when a male acquaintance stole her purse, containing cash and property valued at nearly $50.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5600 block of Frankford Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a bedroom door over the weekend and stole property valued at $800.

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