Baltimore CityROBBERY/ARREST: Southwestern District...

POLICE BLOTTER

December 17, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ROBBERY/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police last night arrested a man who fired shots at officers who were seeking him in connection with an armed robbery. Police said Harry James Gay, of the 4400 block of Greenspring Ave., was in the 600 block of N. Woodington Road shortly after 6 p.m. when he was robbed of his cash and jewelry by a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Shortly after Gay gave police a description of the gunman, Officers James Fallon and Charles Porter spotted the suspect in the 4800 block of Frederick Ave. When Fallon and Porter approached the man, he pulled out a handgun and fired several times at the officers. None of the bullets hit the officers, who were unable to return fire for fear of hitting innocent people. Following the shooting, the gunman attempted to escape but was caught by Fallon and Porter. From the suspect, police took a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, and body armor that he was wearing. It was not immediately known if Gay's property was found on the suspect. Charged with armed assault and robbery, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm and two counts of attempting to kill Fallon and Porter is Timothy Gray, 23, of the first block of S. Rosedale St. Police said Gray was held overnight in the station lockup in lieu of $100,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Donald Pierson, of the 4800 block of Melbourne Road, reported he was in the 1900 block of W. Pratt St. over the weekend when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said Pierson complied, giving the gunman his cash and a ring. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a man and his female companion were walking in the 1900 block of Bloomingdale Road Sunday night when they were robbed of their money by two men, one armed with a baseball bat. Police said the men robbed Gregory Thomas, of the 2800 block of Allendale Road, of a small sum of money and forced his companion, Priscilla Smith, of the same address, to hand over her cash. Police said both victims were threatened with bodily harm but that neither was injured.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Thorn International in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. reported that someone broke into their building early yesterday morning and stole property valued at $100. Police said entry was gained through a side window.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police said someone broke into the Jesse Lee appliance store in the 1900 block of W. Pratt St. over the weekend and stole property valued at $2,200. Entry was gained, police said, by forcing a door.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 100 block of N. Poppleton St. told police that someone forced their way into her home between Dec. 6 and yesterday and stole property valued at nearly $500. Police said the burglar escaped with a TV and a VCR and that entry was gained by breaking a window.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of Total Health Care in the 1500 block of W. Saratoga St. told police that someone broke into their business over the weekend and stole more than $1,700 worth of computer equipment. Police said entry was gained by forcing a rear door.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Jeffrey Brown, of the 900 block of Harlem Ave., reported that during an argument with another man near his home yesterday evening the other person pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot him. Police said the gunman did not shoot Brown, who was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

THEFT: Northern District -- The manager of an Amoco service station in the 500 block of E. 33rd St. told police that an employee took the day's receipts at the end of his shift Sunday. The manager told police that nearly $2,000 was missing when he and others reported to work.

THEFT: Northern District -- Vicki Thompson, of the 1200 block of Southview Road, reported that while her 1990 Honda was parked in the 400 block of Croydon Road over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and stole 50 cassette tapes and a dress. Thompson said the property was valued at more than $500.

THEFT: Northern District -- Ronnie Edmondson, of the 1900 block of Winford Road, reported that property valued at more than $200 was stolen from his 1985 Nissan while the vehicle was parked in the 400 block of Venable Ave. over the weekend. Edmondson told police an AM-FM radio and a 12-inch bike were stolen and that entry was gained by forcing the passenger side door.

THEFT: Northern District -- An employee of J.C. Ehrlich & Co. in the 3800 block of Falls Road reported that someone broke into one of their vehicles while it was parked on their property over the weekend and stole four 50-foot rolls of electrical cord and other pieces of equipment. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.

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