Baltimore CityTHEFT: Central District -- Police said a...


August 01, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

THEFT: Central District -- Police said a member of the local chapter of the Guardian Angels in the 500 block of Park Ave. allegedly stole a radio from the organization shortly after he was dismissed from the group. Police responding to the club's location early Tuesday were told by club officers that when the man was fired and told to clean out his desk, he picked up a radio that belonged to the organization and left. Police said the man was gone when they arrived and that it was not known if the Angels planned to press charges against the former member.

THEFT: Central District -- Archie Wimer, a resident of Dodgeville, Wyo., reported that while his car was parked at Pier 5 yesterday, someone broke into the vehicle and stole more than $2,000 worth of video and still-camera equipment. Police said the property was left on the vehicle's back seat while Wimer was sight-seeing.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Zion beauty salon in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and stole a television set valued at more than $100. Police said the break-in was discovered by a security officer making his rounds late last night.

ROBBERY TRY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with the attempted robbery of another man after stabbing him in the back. Police said Winthrop Pridgett, of the 1900 block of Guilford Ave., was walking near his home shortly before 1 a.m. today when he was attacked from the rear by a man who stabbed him in the back. Police said the man then attempted to rob Pridgett but fled when the injured man told him he had no money. Moments after the incident, Officer Lavon Alston spotted a man fitting the suspect's description and arrested him without incident. Police said James Dixon, 31, of the 1100 block of Park Ave., was charged with assault by stabbing and attempted armed robbery. Police said Dixon was held overnight at the Central District lockup pending a bail hearing today before a court commissioner.

ARSON: Eastern District -- Police said a fire early today at a vacant school in the 900 block of Iris Ave. appeared to be deliberately set. Police said when officers arrived, the entire building was in flames. The first fire alarm was sounded at 2:20 a.m., the second about 10 minutes later. Police said damage to the brick building was extensive and that the fire is under investigation. No arrests had been made.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Joseph Crocker, of the 1000 block of N. Mount St., reported he was in the 2900 block of Harford Road early Monday when he saw a man inside a car who was striking a child with his fist. Crocker told police that when he approached the car to inquire why the man was hitting the child, the man reached out and removed the watch from Crocker's wrist. Police said the man drove off with the watch, valued at nearly $50.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Wanda Price, of the 1600 block of Ralworth Road, reported that someone entered the locked porch and stole a bicycle valued at nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Adler Display in the 1100 block of E. 25th St. reported that someone broke into their building by removing an air conditioner from a window. Police said the intruder entered a second-floor room and stole tools of unknown value.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the 7-Eleven store in the 700 block of E. 25th St. yesterday arrested a man who attempted to leave the store without paying for two quarts of motor oil and five packages of bacon. Police said the 32-year-old man was held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1200 block of Roundhill Road told police someone broke into his garage through a rear door and stole a 10-speed bicycle. Police said the bike was valued at more than $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said a TV set valued at $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2500 block of Robb St. after someone used a key to gain entry.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Jerome Howard, of the 2000 block of Winford Road, told police that someone entered his house between Saturday and Tuesday and stole a purse containing cash and property, all valued at more than $300.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Errette St. Seely, of the 1200 block of Winston Ave., reported that someone entered the bedroom of her home and stole several pieces of jewelry. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $2,600.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Steve Walker, of the 200 block of S. Catherine St., reported he was riding a bicycle in the first block of Willard St. Tuesday evening when he was accosted by a man armed with a knife. Police said the armed man forced Walker off the bike and rode off. Police said the bike was valued at nearly $70.

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