Baltimore CityTHEFT: Northern District -- Hedy Smith, of...


December 10, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

THEFT: Northern District -- Hedy Smith, of the 4500 block of Lanier Ave., reported that someone entered her home early yesterday morning and stole a wine decanter and a crystal apple. Smith told police the property was valued at nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of B.J.'s Pub in the 3800 block of Falls Road reported that someone broke into the business and removed an undisclosed sum from an office safe. Police said the burglary occurred yesterday between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. and that entry was gained by removing two locks from an exterior door.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of E. Cold Spring Lane reported that someone threw a brick through a window of his home, entered and stole property valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone broke into a dwelling in the 300 block of E. 33rd St. by forcing the first-floor door and stole stereo equipment valued at more than $350.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into a vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of E. 25th St. over a period of several days and stole a two-way radio valued at $1,000 and owned by an out-of-town company.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Two men, one with a handgun and the other armed with a knife, accosted a couple as they sat in a car in the 5000 block of York Road shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday and robbed them of their cash and property. Police said Kelly Thompson, of the 5900 block of Western Run Road, was robbed of her purse containing money and property, all valued at $50. Her companion, James Keltar, of the 2700 block of N. Calvert St., was robbed of his wallet containing $15.

THEFT: Northern District -- Kenneth Urban, of the 200 block of Ridgemeade Road, reported that while his car was parked near his home someone broke a window of the vehicle and stole more than $900 worth of clothing.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1900 block of E. 30th St. was expected to get a warrant charging another man with breaking into his apartment and stealing cash, a TV and a radio, all valued at more than $300. Police said a 52-year-old man known to the victim is suspected of taking the property.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials at the Good Samaritan Hospital in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd. reported that someone broke into an office and stole property valued at more than $200.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- David Nixon, of the 1600 block of E. Belvedere Ave., reported he was walking in the 5800 block of Hillen Road yesterday afternoon when three men robbed him of more than $100 worth of food stamps.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Terry Hasselback, of the 3000 block of Iona Terrace, told police someone stole a dining room set from the front porch of his home yesterday. He said the table, four chairs and a hutch were valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of Hazelwood Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through the basement door and stole cash and jewelry valued at more than $800.

ARSON/ARRESTS: Northwestern District -- Police arrested a couple and were holding them pending charges that they set fire to a house in the 5200 block of Denmore Ave. yesterday evening. Police said damage to the house was slight and no injuries were reported.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 3500 block of Powhatan Ave. and stole hand and power tools, a vanity and a quantity of paint. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Wayne Thomas, of the 5300 block of Cuthbert Ave., told police he was walking in the 3100 block of Spaulding Ave. yesterday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $200.

Baltimore County

BANK ROBBERY: Cockeysville District -- A man carrying a handgun and a Molotov cocktail robbed the Maryland National Bank in the 11300 block of York Road yesterday of an undisclosed sum. Police said a man entered the bank shortly before 10:30 a.m. and told a female employee that he had just placed a Molotov cocktail on the floor next to her desk. Police said the man displayed a handgun and ordered the employee behind the tellers' counter, where she was ordered to remove money from a cash drawer. The man ran out the front door with the money and was seen getting into the passenger side of a blue Toyota, whose driver sped off. Following the robbery, police examined the bottle and found that it contained a flammable liquid.

THEFT: Cockeysville District -- Employees of Watson's Garden Center in the 1600 block of York Road told police that when they arrived at the store around 8 a.m. yesterday they discovered that someone had stolen 70 Christmas wreaths overnight. Police said the wreaths, valued at more than $1,500, were removed from an unsecured patio display after 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

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