Baltimore CityROBBERY/SHOOTING: Western District -- A man...


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

Baltimore City

ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Western District -- A man was shot and critically wounded Monday night after he allegedly robbed a man in the 2300 block of N. Monroe St. Police said Samuel Bull, of the 600 block of N. Castle St., was robbed of his jewelry and cash by a man with a handgun shortly before 9 p.m. Afterward, Gregory Johnson, 44, of the 2300 block of N. Monroe St., shot a suspect with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. Police said the wounded man, Kevin Hamilton, 44, of the 2600 block of W. Lafayette Ave., was rushed to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was in critical condition today. Police said armed robbery charges were pending against Hamilton on his release from the hospital and Johnson was arrested and charged with shooting Hamilton.

THEFT: Western District -- Dwight Smith, of the 2100 block of W. Lexington St., reported that someone entered his home and stole a movie camera and several pieces of clothing, all valued at nearly $1,000. Later, police arrested McClay Morgan, 27, also of the 2100 block of W. Lexington St., and charged him with theft. Police said Morgan was being held at the station in lieu of $500 bond.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Cecil Ave. reported that someone broke into a house he owns in the 1400 block of N. Monroe St. and stole floor tiles, ceiling tiles, a toilet, copper pipes and other property, all valued at $300. Police said entry to the house, which was being renovated at the time of the break-in, was gained through the front door.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Shirley Rush, of the 500 block of N. Gilmor St., reported she was in the 1600 block of W. Lafayette Ave. yesterday afternoon when a man with a knife robbed her of nearly $170 in food stamps.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Mount Clare Tavern in the 1000 block of W. Baltimore St. reported that someone broke into the business by forcing a rear door and stole $1,000 worth of liquor and beer.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed a grocery store on North Arlington Avenue of more than $100. They said a man with a handgun entered Kim's food market in the 500 block of N. Arlington Ave. around 10 a.m. yesterday and ordered an employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the gunman ran off with about $150.

ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- Louis Bailey, of the 1500 block of N. Fremont Ave., told police he was walking in the 1100 block of N. Stricker St. yesterday afternoon when he was stopped by a man with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said Bailey turned and ran, and the gunman fled in the opposite direction.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of J&L Recycling in the 200 block of N. Calverton Road reported that someone broke into the building yesterday and stole a video camera, parts of a public address system, a battery charger and a telephone, all valued at nearly $1,400.

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Central District -- Vance Byrd, of the 1900 block of Etting St., reported he was at home Monday afternoon when two men entered and demanded $20 they said he owed them. Byrd told police that when he told the men he would pay them later in the week, one displayed what appeared to be the handle of a gun in his waistband and threatened him. Police said Byrd gave the men $20 and they left. Later, police arrested two men near the scene and charged them with armed robbery. Police identified the men as Vivian J. Simms, 19, and Raymond Black, 29, both of New York City. Police said a knife was recovered from one man.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A 38-year-old resident of the 2200 block of Linden Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a third-floor window and stole a VCR, TV set and a gold chain, all valued at nearly $800.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with breaking into a dwelling in the 2100 block of N. Charles St. and stealing property valued at more than $500. Police said someone broke into the house through a basement door and stole two power saws and an electric drill. Later, police received a tip and arrested Jerome Wells, 37, of the 400 block of E. 21st. St. Police said Wells was being held at the station pending a bail review hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Stephen Monte, of the 3200 block of Avon Ave., told police he was in the 2300 block of N. Charles St. around 11 p.m. Monday when he was accosted by two men who struck him with their fists and kicked him. Police said the men robbed Monte of his brown leather coat and fled.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Doran Jameson, 20, of the 1600 block of Druid Hill Ave., told police he was in the 1600 block of Division St. early yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of about $50.

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