A Baltimore County police blotter item in Tuesday's...


November 05, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

A Baltimore County police blotter item in Tuesday's EveningSun incorrectly stated the location of an armed robbery Mondayin which a man carrying a 3-year-old child was accosted atgunpoint in a parking lot and robbed. County police said therobbery occurred in front of 7117 Security Blvd. at the ChadwickManor Shopping Center and not at nearby Security Square Mall.The Evening Sun regrets the error.

Baltimore City

BURGLARY: Western District -- A man was arrested inside John's bar in the 1500 block of Riggs Ave. and was being held at the station pending charges. Police said he broke into the building by knocking a hole in a wall with a sledge hammer. Once inside, he stole cash but was caught before he could escape, police said.

THEFT: Western District -- Members of the New Shiloh Church in the 700 block of N. Fremont Ave. reported that someone removed 500 pounds of copper tubing from the building between July 28 and yesterday. Police said the tubing was part of the church's air-conditioning system and was valued at $15,000.


SHOOTING: Western District -- Cy Pharrahe, of the 1600 block of W. Franklin St., reported he was in the 900 block of W. Lanvale St. around 9 p.m. yesterday when a man pulled out a small-caliber semiautomatic handgun and shot him in the right hand. Police said the gunman escaped and Pharrahe was treated at a hospital and released.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with breaking into a home in the 1500 block of Baker St. They said he entered the house yesterday through the front door but did not steal anything. The man was recognized by occupants of the house, who told police where he lived. Police said Eric Farrow, a resident of the same block, was arrested a short time later and was being held at the police station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Legal Services Association in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into the office through a second-floor rear window between Thursday and yesterday and stole hand and power tools, all valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Sinclair Plaza mini-mart in the 5500 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone entered the business by opening a front window and stole more than $100 worth of cigarettes and coins.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. reported that someone broke into his apartment and stole a 19-inch TV, VCR, 80 movies tapes and a boom-box radio. Police said the property was valued at $900 and that entry was gained through a ground-level dining room window.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- George Coppage, of the 3300 block of Brendan Ave., told police he was in the 3100 block of Erdman Ave. when he was accosted by two men who threatened to cut him with a broken bottle. Police said Coppage was not injured, and David Clark, 20, and Timothy Vaith, 22, both of the 2800 block of Pelham Ave., were charged with assault.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said someone broke into a vehicle owned by Arc Welder Sales and Rental Co. in the 3400 block of Sinclair Lane while the vehicle was parked on the property and stole a wire feeder machine valued at $2,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Juan Williams, of the 1700 block of E. 30th St., told police that while his 1986 Ford van was parked near his home over the weekend, someone broke into it through a window and stole two tool boxes containing several hundred dollars worth of hand and power tools.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Donna Landers, of the 3300 block of Batavia Road, reported that someone stole three skateboards valued at $300 from her front porch over the weekend.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Randy Holsen, of Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, reported he was carrying a 3-year-old child and walking toward his car on the parking lot of the Security Square Mall around 5:30 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one with a large-caliber handgun, who demanded his money while threatening to harm the child. Holsen told police he gave money to the gunman, who also took his car keys. Police said the gunman and his accomplice got into Holsen's 1991 Dodge Daytona and drove off. Shortly after 9 p.m., the vehicle was used as a get-away car in the armed robbery of a man who was withdrawing money from a 24-hour teller machine at the Drumcastle Shopping Center in the 6300 block of York Road. Anne Arundel County police said the car, bearing license plates YYT-088, was used in the attempted robbery of a 27-year-old Severna Park man shortly after 6:30 p.m. as he was about to withdraw money from a bank teller machine in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway.

Anne Arundel County

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