Baltimore CityARRESTS: Southeastern District -- Police...


September 16, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ARRESTS: Southeastern District -- Police investigating the near-fatal shooting Sept. 14 of 4-year-old Quantae Maurice "Pookie" Johnson have arrested three teen-agers and are seeking more suspects. Two more suspects were arrested Friday and one Wednesday. The two charged Friday and were being held at a district station lockup without bail pending a bail review hearing today in the Eastside District Court. Police said Antoine Lamont Vines, 18, of the 2100 block of Orleans St., and his brother, Richard Vines, 16, of the 200 block of N. Castle St., who was charged as an adult, were arrested Friday and charged with attempted first-degree murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Earlier, police arrested Alfonso Jones, 16, of the first block of Skipjack Court in Essex, and charged him as an adult with the same offenses. Police said Jones is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Police said the shooting grew out of an argument between two groups of teen-agers. Police said when gunfire erupted during the argument, two bullets entered the child's home. One bullet struck Quantae in the head, coming to rest near his brain but not doing any permanent damage. Police said the child remains in Johns Hopkins Hospital and is in stable condition.

BURGLARY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Federal St. reported that someone entered his home through an unlocked door over the weekend and stole a grandfather clock valued at nearly $200.

SHOOTING: Eastern District -- Phillip Ojekwe, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St., reported he was walking in the 400 block of E. 20th St. around 7 p.m. Saturday when he heard at least one gunshot and felt a pain in his lower back. Police said Ojekwe was shot in the left buttock and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said no arrest has been made and that it appeared Ojekwe may have been shot by accident.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Police said a couple walking in the 2300 block of Federal St. was robbed of money and jewelry early yesterday by two men who threatened them with bodily harm if they didn't turn over their property. Police said the men robbed Harry Young, of the 500 block of Main St. in Dundalk, of $35, and Andrea Coleman, of the same address, of jewelry valued at $300. Police said neither man was armed.

STABBING: Eastern District -- Roosevelt Stewart, of the 700 block of E. Preston St., reported that during an argument with a woman at his home early yesterday he was stabbed in the upper arm. Police said Stewart's wound was not serious and he was treated at a hospital and released. Police said the woman was arrested and was being held at the women's detention center at the Central District pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

RAPE: Eastern District -- A 14-year-old girl told police she was in the 400 block of E. Preston St. about 9 p.m. Saturday when she was accosted by a man who forced her into his car and drove off. The girl later told police she was driven to an unknown area, where the man raped her. Police said after the girl returned home and reported the attack, she was treated and released at a hospital.

CUTTING: Eastern District -- Charles Harris, of the 1300 block of Valley St., told police he was in the 900 block of E. Biddle St. around 3 a.m. yesterday when he was attacked by a man who cut him on the left side of the face with a knife. Police said Harris refused medical treatment and that no arrest had been made.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a souvenir stand at Memorial Stadium in the 1000 block of E. 33rd St. and stole several baseball souvenirs. Police said the value of the items was not available. The break-in occurred yesterday between 1 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Police said the souvenirs were the property of ARA Services and that several people had access to the souvenirs.

CHURCH BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Members of the New Unity Baptist Church in the 2600 block of Polk St. reported that someone broke into their building over the weekend by removing a metal grate from a second-floor window. Police said the church office and several rooms were entered and disturbed but that it ** was not known if anything was stolen.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Homestead St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole a 20-inch TV set and cash. Police said the property was valued at more than $300 and that the intruder climbed a fire escape and came in through a window.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Charles Weller, 44, of the 700 block of Argonne Drive, reported he was walking near his home early yesterday when he was attacked by a man who grabbed him by the shoulders and spun him around. Weller reported that when the man demanded his money he began struggling but stopped when the man pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot him. Police said the gunman robbed Weller of $25 and fled.

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