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


June 17, 1991|By reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ASSAULT/ARREST: Central District -- Police said a 14-year-old male resident of the Fellowship of Lights, a group home and shelter for juveniles in the 1300 block of N. Calvert St., was admitted to the Mercy Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation after he held another resident hostage and threatened him with a knife. Police said when the younger boy refused to run away from the shelter Friday with the older youth, the 14-year-old threatened him with a knife he removed from the center's kitchen. Police said when officers arrived, both boys ran upstairs and climbed onto a fire escape. Police said both boys then ran across the roof and down a fire escape. Later, police spotted them in the 1000 block of N. Charles St. Police said after officers sealed off the area and ordered pedestrians back, the older youth pressed the knife to the throat of the younger boy and threatened to cut him. After a 20-minute stand-off, the older boy released the other youth and surrendered to police. Police said the 12-year-old boy was not injured.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the first block of E. 22nd St. reported that someone broke into her home Saturday by forcing the front door and stole two TVs, a VCR and three dresses, all valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2300 block of Linden Ave. by opening a bedroom window and stole property valued at $800.

BURGLARIES/ARREST: Police arrested a man early yesterday morning in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace and charged him with multiple counts of burglary, theft, possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Police said when security officers at Harborplace responded to a burglar alarm around 6 a.m. yesterday at LaMessa, a jewelry store, they saw a man inside the store carrying a duffel bag. Upon entering the store, the man pulled out a knife and threatened Officer Lawrence Williams. During a scuffle, the man was subdued by Williams and other security officers. After city police arrived, Harborplace security officers found evidence that three other businesses were broken into and property taken. Those places were identified as Phillips Seafood, Greenberg's Seafood and the Utz shop. Police said cash and property, all valued at more than $800, was recovered following the arrest of the man. Police said Stephen Mercer, 29, of the 3900 block of Wabash Ave., was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft, possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Police said Mercer was held overnight pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Central District -- George Bell, an out-of-town resident, told police he and two female friends were seated in his car in the 400 block of Presstman St. early yesterday morning when they were approached by a man with a handgun who demanded their money. Police said the gunman robbed Bell of his wallet and robbed Renee Johnson, of the 2000 block of Winford Road, of her purse and cash. Police said the second woman, Teresa Stafford, of the 2100 block of Braddish Ave., was not robbed. After the robbery, police said, the gunman ordered Bell, Johnson and Stafford out of the car and drove off with it. Police said the car, a 1986 Chevrolet bearing license tags TAS-725, remained missing today.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police said someone broke into a dwelling in the 1200 block of N. Charles St. yesterday morning through an open window and stole property valued at $400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Bolton St. told police that someone broke into his apartment through an open kitchen window and stole a 10-band stereo equalizer valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported a deliveryman for Pizza USA in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane was about to make a delivery at an apartment in the 5000 block of Goodnow Road late yesterday evening when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a knife. Police said the armed man and his accomplice robbed the deliveryman of a 20-inch pizza, valued at more than $16.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A 9-year-old resident of the 5300 block of Wright Ave. told police that someone entered the back yard of his home yesterday and stole his 5-speed bike. Police said the bike was valued at nearly $100 and that two youths in their midteens were seen stealing the bike. No arrests had been made.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 5200 block of York Road over the weekend and stole property valued at more than $300. Massouda Segundina, the owner of the car, told police that someone forced open the vehicle's trunk and stole a pair of eyeglasses, shoes and cleaning equipment.

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