Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police...


June 11, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

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SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police reported a man who was trying to sell a camera on a playground behind the 4100 block of Park Heights Ave. was shot when another man tried to steal the camera. Police said Lawrence Coleman, 34, of the 3800 block of W. Cold Spring Lane, and his wife, were attempting to sell a camera to several people on the playground about 6:30 p.m. yesterday when a man walked up to them and tried to wrest the camera from Coleman's grasp. Police said when Coleman resisted, the man pulled out a handgun and shot Coleman in the left arm. Police said the bullet went through Coleman's arm and into the left side of his chest. The gunman fled. Coleman was listed in critical condition today at Sinai Hospital. Police said the shooting victim's wife was not injured. It was not immediately known if the gunman escaped with Coleman's camera.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Mark Moran, 24, of the 500 block of N. Paca St., reported he was near his home early yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a silver-plated revolver, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $10 in cash.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported two people were robbed of cash and property by two men, one armed with a handgun, as they walked in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday. Police said Phillip Wood, of the first block of E. Fort Ave., and his companion, Gwendolyn Barney, of the 3900 block of Springdale Ave., were walking near the Pratt Street pavilion at Harborplace when they were approached from behind by two men. Police said the men robbed Wood of $11 in cash, a pager and a canister of irritant spray used for self-defense. From Barney, the men took a portable radio valued at nearly $130.

SHOOTING: Central District -- Gordon Windell, 27, of the 500 block of Allendale St., reported he was in the 500 block of W. North Ave. about 10 p.m. Sunday when he heard the sound of gunshots and felt a pain in his left forearm. Police said Windell was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released. Police said no arrest has been made and that they have no motive in the shooting.

ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Police arrested a 14-year-old boy and charged him as a juvenile with attempted armed robbery and possession of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Police said a 16-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. was walking in the 200 block of N. Eutaw St. about 3 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by a gunman who demanded his gold jewelry. Police said when the intended victim resisted, the gunman fled. Later, Officers Eric Sharp and Robin Mullins spotted a youth who fit the description of the gunman. After searching the youth and finding a handgun, the officers took him to the scene of the crime, where the intended victim identified him.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Harry Vaughn, 20, of the 800 block of W. Saratoga St., reported he was walking in the 700 block of W. Saratoga St. when he was stopped by man who forced him to give up his jewelry. Police said the man fled after robbing Vaughn of jewelry valued at $1,000.

RAPE TRY: Central District -- Police reported a 32-year-old woman was walking near the Baltimore Streetcar Museum in the 1900 block of Falls Road early yesterday when she was attacked by a man who attempted to rape her. Police said Officer Mark Matzseck was checking the front doors of buildings when the woman broke away from the man and reported the incident. A search of the immediate area was unsuccessful. Police said the woman was not injured.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- John Persinger, of the 2200 block of Cloville Ave., reported that while his car was parked in the 5600 block of Grindon Ave., someone broke into the vehicle and stole several tools. Police said the tools were valued at nearly $100.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael McNeive, of the 2700 block of Louise Ave., told police that someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked near his home and stole two battery chargers. Police said the battery chargers were valued at more than $100.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the back yard of James Bridgeforth, of the 5000 block of Herring Run Drive, and stole property valued at more than $200.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael Pavesich, of the 2100 block of Hamilton Ave., reported someone stole property valued at $400 from his car while the vehicle was parked near his home.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6300 block of Pioneer Drive reported that someone broke into her home through an unlocked door and stole property valued at $500.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Herbert Howard, of the 1700 block of Homestead St., reported he was in the 1600 block of Montpelier St. early yesterday when he was attacked by a man who knocked him to the pavement and removed $12 in cash from his pockets.

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