Baltimore CityDRUG ARREST: Northwestern District...


September 12, 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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DRUG ARREST: Northwestern District -- Plainclothes narcotic officers arrested 19-year-old Pimlico man yesterday and charged him with possession of cocaine and other drug-related offenses after they came on several people looking inside a bag containing nearly four pounds of cocaine on the street at Woodland and Delaware avenues. Police said the cocaine, worth an estimated $1 million, was being transferred from one stash house to another when the officers happened on the scene. Police said Patrick C. Epps, of the 2900 block of Woodland Ave., was held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner and a warrant was to be issued today for the arrest of a second man. Police said Sgt. James G. Cappuccino, of the district's major crimes unit, and two other officers were looking for a robbery suspect when they noticed several men and youths peering into a large bag. The officers approached the group and went unnoticed before someone yelled, "knocker," street slang for narcotic officers. Police said Epps gave the bag to Cappuccino and attempted to flee but was caught by another officer. When arrested, police said, Epps was carrying a second bag containing an electronic scale and material used to package cocaine.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Park Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through an unlocked window and stole a radio, backpack and two telephones. Police said the property was valued at more than $450.

ASSAULT: Central District -- James Jones, of the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave., reported that at his home yesterday morning he was attacked by a man he knows who struck him with a length of wood. Police said the man was being sought and that Jones was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Michael Epps, of the 900 block of Brooks Lane, reported he was walking in the 400 block of N. Eutaw St. when he was stopped by a man who announced a holdup. Police said Epps was forced to give up his cash and a gold ring. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police are seeking a suspect in the robbery early yesterday morning of James Willey, of the 7100 block of Eastbrook Ave., while he was in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. Willey reported he was seated in his car around 4 a.m. when a man forced himself into the vehicle and ordered him to drive off. Police said when Willey arrived on East Biddle Street, the man robbed him of an undisclosed sum of cash and escaped.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Two men, Gregory Miller and Maurice Scott, both of the 2300 block of Linden Ave., reported they were robbed of money by a man armed with a handgun who forcibly entered their home. The victims told police they were home over the weekend when someone knocked at the door. Opening the door, the victims were confronted by an armed man who forced them to give up their money. Police said Miller was robbed of $50 and that Scott was forced to give up $10.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered the Mayor's Office for Youth in the first block of South St. and stole property and equipment valued at more than $1,900. Police said the theft occurred between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. yesterday and there were no signs of forced entry.

ASSAULT: Central District -- Felicia Cox, of the 1200 block of McCulloh St., reported that at her home yesterday morning she was threatened by a man known to her as "Paul." Cox told police the man pointed a handgun at her and threatened to shoot. Police said Cox was not injured and the man was being sought.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a man armed with a handgun entered two stores in the 100 block of W. Read St. shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday and announced a holdup. Police said the gunman forced employees of Sausage Plus to give up more than $150 from their cash register. Moments later, he entered the Yogurt Place and fled with an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the stores are in the same building.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of the Lane Bryant store in the 100 block of W. Lexington St. reported that someone broke into their business between Tuesday and yesterday and stole eight jogging suits. Police said the clothing was valued at $800 and that entry was gained by using a pry tool to force open a rear door.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that three cases of hosiery were stolen from Major Hosiery in the 400 block of W. Baltimore St. after someone gained entry into the store by climbing a fire escape and entering through a rear window. Police said the burglary occurred between Friday and yesterday and that the hosiery was valued at $200.

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