Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Southeastern District -- Police...

Police Blotter

January 31, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Southeastern District -- Police today were seeking a teen-ager between 16 and 18 in connection with the shooting last night of a 16-year-old Pimlico-area resident during an argument over a girl in the 2600 block of Jefferson St. Police said Manu Torbit, of the 4000 block of W. Garrison Ave., was visiting a 16-year-old girl at her home when another youth arrived at the house around 8:30 p.m. Police said an argument broke out between the Torbit youth and the other youth that continued outside in the back yard. There, police said, the other youth shot the Torbit youth in the back, right upper leg and right arm with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. Police said the armed youth fled. Following the shooting, the Torbit youth was taken to the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed today in serious condition. Police said the name of the armed youth is known but he had not been arrested.

ASSAULT: Central District -- Police reported a 24-year-old restaurant employee was listed today in critical condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center following an attack in his home yesterday afternoon during which he was slashed in the face with a knife by a burglar. Police said when Zhao Chong, an employee of the Great Eastern Chinese Restaurant in the 300 block of Park Ave., entered his third-floor apartment shortly before 5 p.m., he was attacked by a man with a knife. During a struggle, police said, Mr. Chong was stabbed at least once in the cheek before the intruder escaped. A family member who found Mr. Chong a few minutes later ran outside and stopped a passing police officer. Police said no arrest had been made and that a VCR was reported missing from the victim's apartment.

ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 300 block of Golf Course Road in Owings Mills reported she was walking in the 900 block of N. Howard St. shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday when she was accosted by two men, one of whom implied he was armed, who ordered her to give up her purse. Police said the woman complied and that the men escaped with $115, a pair of eyeglasses and other personal items.

ROBBERIES: Central District -- Police said a couple removing property from the trunk of their car in the 400 block of George St. around 9 p.m. yesterday were robbed of cash and other items by two men, one with a handgun. Police said the victims, both residents of the 600 block of Jasper St., were standing at the back of their car when two men approached and announced a holdup. Police said the men robbed the woman of her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $160, and took the man's wallet that contained more than $100.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 700 block of W. Lexington St. reported that someone broke into her fourth-floor apartment yesterday and stole a 27-inch TV. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.

ROBBERIES: Southern District -- Police said a man with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun robbed two men and a woman last night as they walked in the 1300 block of Russell St. Police said the victims were stopped by the gunman around 11 p.m. and ordered to give up their money. Police said the gunman took $50 from a resident of the 2800 block of Hillcrest Ave., $12 from a resident of the 1100 block of St. Paul St. and $15 from a resident of the 8300 block of Morven Road in Parkville.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Officials of Sinai Hospital in the 2400 block of W. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone broke into an office in the Rosenbloom Building and stole more than $100 from a desk drawer. Police said the burglary occurred between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a resident of the 300 block of W. Lorraine Ave. was walking in the 2900 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday when she was attacked by two men who robbed her purse. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at several hundred dollars.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone entered the bedroom of a resident of the 800 block of St. Georges Ave. yesterday and stole a gold ring with diamonds and rubies from a dresser drawer. Police said the victim reported the ring was valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3600 block of Parkdale Ave. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday after breaking a rear door window and stole a 27-inch TV valued at $500.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a 1986 Honda while it was parked in the 3000 block of Mathews St. Wednesday evening and stole a jacket and a leather carrying bag containing text books. The owner of the property, also a resident of the 3000 block of Mathews St., told police the items were valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of Miller Hardware in the 4600 block of York Road reported that someone broke into the building yesterday morning and stole an aluminum door.

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