Baltimore CityTHEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said...


June 05, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said charges of theft were pending against a deliveryman for the Bond Distributing Co. in the 1200 block of Bernard Drive in Eastport when he failed to return to the company yesterday after collecting more than $1,300 from several customers on his route. Police said the driver was last seen leaving Hasslinger's carryout in the 5800 block of Hillen Road. Police said Bond officials were expected to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Steven Washington, of the 1400 block of Edmondson Ave., told police he was in the 600 block of E. Madison St. Monday when he was accosted by a man who demanded his money. Washington told police he resisted the man's efforts and walked away. Police said the would-be robber fled in the opposite direction.

ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Central District -- Police reported Dolorosa Bennett, of the 1600 block of E. 31st St., was in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. late Monday evening when a man attempted to rob her. Police said the man fled when Bennett resisted.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. reported that someone broke into his home between Monday and yesterday and stole four handguns. Police said the intruder made off with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun with 30 rounds of ammunition, a .380-caliber Walther PPK semiautomatic with 14 rounds, a model 36 Smith & Wesson revolver with a 2-inch snub-nose barrel and a Sturm-Ruger semiautomatic with 10 rounds of ammunition. Police said the handguns were valued at $1,500.

THEFT: Central District -- Officials of Trammell Crow Co., in the Signet Tower Building in the first block of St. Paul St., reported that someone stole four of the firm's large cast-iron trash containers, valued at nearly $3,000.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress in the 1800 block of Ruxton Ave. entered the dwelling with a K-9 unit and arrested a man who reportedly had broken in through a cellar door. Police said the break-in was reported by a female resident of the house who encountered the intruder in the basement and detained him there before the arrival of officers and a police dog. Police said Leon Thomas, 53, of the 2000 block of Division St., was charged with burglary and ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bond pending a bail review hearing in District Court.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Mary Boynton, of the 3100 block of Chelsea Terrace, reported she was in the 1000 block of W. North Ave. Sunday when two men approached her from behind and stole her purse. Boynton said the purse contained personal papers and a small amount of money.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A Royal Cab driver reported he was driving in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. early Tuesday when a male passenger he had picked up earlier grabbed him around the neck and forced him to give up his money. Police said the passenger robbed the driver of more than $100, then got out of the car and drove off in a car that apparently had followed the cab.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 17-year-old Thomas Avenue resident and charged him as a juvenile with the armed robbery of a man in the 1600 block of N. Warwick Ave. Police said Curtis Dunham, of the 1700 block of Moreland Ave., was in the 1600 block of N. Warwick Ave. early Tuesday when he was accosted by a teen-ager armed with a handgun who robbed him of his 1977 Datsun. Later, police stopped the car in the 2300 block of Division St. and arrested the occupant, who was later identified by Dunham as the person who had robbed him. Police said Calvin Dorsey, of the 1600 block of Thomas Ave., was charged as an adult with robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, auto theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said Dorsey was being held at the station in lieu of $15,000 bail.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Two women reported to police they were robbed of their jewelry early Tuesday by two men, one with a handgun, as they walked in the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave. Police said Kenya Johnson, of the 3700 block of W. Franklin St., reported she was robbed of her watch, rings and bracelets, all valued at more than $2,000. Her companion, Candace Hobson, of the 700 block of Chestnut Hill Ave., reported she was robbed of four rings, a necklace and a watch. Hobson told police her property was valued at nearly $4,000.

STABBING: Western District -- Sherry Johnson, of the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave., reported she was in the 1600 block of Mosher St. early Monday when she became involved in an argument with an 18-year-old woman who stabbed her in the back with a sharp object. Police said Johnson was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released. Police said the suspect, who is known to the victim, remains at large.

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