Baltimore CityASSAULT/ARREST: Southeastern District...

POLICE BLOTTER

January 06, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ASSAULT/ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a 22-year-old North Kenwood Avenue man Saturday morning after he reportedly pointed a loaded handgun at three police officers who were trying to talk him out of killing himself during a stand-off that lasted several hours. Sgt. James Schuck said that when officers arrived at the rowhouse in the 400 block of N. Kenwood Ave. shortly after midnight Saturday they saw the man inside his house armed with a handgun and drinking from a whiskey bottle. Schuck said that when Lt. Ernie Meadows and officers William Murray and Richard Guzman confronted the man and tried to talk him into surrendering, the man pointed a .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun to his head and threatened to shoot. Schuck said the man then lowered the gun and pointed it at the three officers. After backing out of the house, the officers summoned the police Quick Response Team and a hostage negotiator. For the next five hours, the police talked to the man by phone, trying to get him to surrender. In the house was the man's father, who had armed himself with a .38-caliber revolver to protect himself from his son. Schuck said that about 4:40 a.m. Saturday, the QRT entered the house and found the man asleep in a second-floor room. He was arrested without incident and sent to a hospital for treatment of alcohol intoxication. Later, the man was taken to the police station and charged with assaulting the three officers by pointing a handgun at them and handgun counts. Held over the weekend and scheduled to appear at a bail hearing today in District Court is Randy Allen, a resident of the house in which the incident occurred.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Employees of Eugene's men's wear in the 2300 block of E. Monument St. reported that someone broke out the front display window and stole several hundred dollars worth of clothing. Police said the break-in occurred shortly after 5 a.m. yesterday.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 600 block of Macon St. reported that someone broke into her house by kicking in a rear door and stole a VCR and a computer game. Police said the property was valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Leroy Jones, 28, of the 200 block of Aisquith St., reported that upon answering a knock at his door yesterday morning he was confronted by a man who struck him over the head and demanded his money. Police said Jones gave up an undisclosed sum.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Firestone tire company in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into the building and stole a 13-inch TV out of the customer waiting room. Police said the break-in occurred yesterday and that the value of the TV was not known.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone forced his way into an apartment in the 5100 block of Conant Way and stole property valued at $600. Police said entry was gained by forcing the front door and that the intruder escaped with a TV and a VCR.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Wolfgang Spekis, of the 4200 block of Seidel Ave., reported his truck was parked near his home over the weekend when someone broke into the vehicle and stole several hand and power tools. Police said the property was valued at $500.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Auto Body Service in the 6200 block of Belair Road reported that someone broke into their building yesterday and stole several auto body and fender repair tools. Police said the thief stole a grinder, impact gun, welding equipment, a paint gun, body buffer and paint supplies. Police said the burglar also stole a 1976 Chevrolet bearing license plates ZEN-370. Police said the property, not including the car, was valued at nearly $1,200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into Wells discount liquors in the 6300 block of York Road near the Baltimore County line over the weekend and stole several cartons of cigarettes from a glass-front cabinet. Police said entry into the building was by breaking a part of the front glass door. Police said the number of cartons stolen and their value was not available.

THEFT: Northern District -- Odessa Gatling, of the 2700 block of Mathews St., reported that someone forced his way into her 1987 Nissan while it was parked near her home between Saturday night and yesterday morning and stole a leather purse containing cash and credit cards. Also taken was a portable TV. Police said entry was gained by breaking one of the vehicle's rear windows and that the property was valued at more than $400.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of W. Lake Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a side window and stole a radio, camcorder and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.

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