Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Central District -- Police said...

POLICE BLOTTER

February 19, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Central District -- Police said two unidentified men were shot early today in the 800 block of Whitelock St. by at least two gunmen armed with large-caliber handguns. Police said the victims were standing on the southeast corner of Whitelock Street and Linden Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when men armed with what appeared to be 9mm handguns approached and began firing. Nineteen empty shell casings were recovered by police. Both victims were shot in the legs but managed to run more than a block to an apartment building in the 2400 block of Brookfield Ave. Police responding to the shooting found one wounded man lying on the street outside the building. The other man was found hiding in a closet inside the four-story apartment house. Both men were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where they were treated. Their conditions were not immediately known, but each was expected to survive. Detectives investigating the shooting said both men were uncooperative. Police said several residents reported the incident, including a young boy who lives in the apartment building and saw one of the wounded men enter the lobby. Police said the frightened youth ran outside and used a pay phone to report that an injured man was inside an apartment. Police said the shooting appeared to be drug-related.

THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 2700 block of W. Lanvale St. reported that someone entered her home over the weekend and stole a cassette player and $100. Police said the property had a combined worth of more than $300.

THEFT: Western District -- Police said someone broke into a 1989 Ford Mustang Monday night while the vehicle was parked in the 1100 block of McKean Ave. and stole a case of oranges. Police said the value of the fruit was not immediately known and that entry was gained by breaking one of the car's rear windows. Police said the car is owned by a resident of the 3200 block of Ingleside Ave.

THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 1100 block of Wedgewood Road reported that while her 1985 Chevrolet van was parked in the 1800 block of Winchester St. Monday, someone broke into the vehicle and stole a compact disc player and $25. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window and that the value of the property was not immediately known.

THEFT: Western District -- Officer Terry Hendrixson reported that while his marked 1990 Chevrolet radio car was parked in the 2000 block of W. Fayette St. Monday, someone broke into the vehicle and stole a leather briefcase and a calendar. Police said the property was valued at $60 and that entry was gained by someone forcing the window down and then unlocking the door.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 200 block of Edgewood St. told police he was walking in the 2000 block of W. Lanvale St. yesterday evening when he was assaulted by three men who knocked him to the pavement and robbed him of his keys. Police said the men then got into the victim's 1989 Nissan Maxima that was parked nearby and drove off. Police said the car, bearing license plates WPB-622, had not been recovered.

THEFT: Western District -- Police reported that a guitar valued at $400 was stolen from a 1991 Isuzu Trooper while it was parked in the 2300 block of Warwick Ave. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.

THEFT: Western District -- Police said someone broke into a car Monday while it was parked in the 800 block of W. Fayette St. and stole a leather coat, slacks and a pair of shoes. Police said the property was valued at more than $500 and that entry was gained by someone breaking a window.

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police investigating the robbery of a resident of the 2300 block of McCulloh St. yesterday while he walked in the 2100 block of Druid Hill Ave. arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending charges. The victim told police he was accosted by two men around 10 a.m. yesterday who threatened him with bodily harm if he didn't turn over his money. After the victim gave the two men more than $40, they escaped on foot. Later, police arrested the suspects a short distance from the robbery scene.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1600 block of Riggs Ave. told police he was walking in the 1000 block of N. Stricker St. Monday night when he was accosted by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said the victim complied and that the gunman escaped with $80.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a vacant house in the 1500 block of Woodyear St. over a period of several days and stole a water heater from the basement. Police said entry was gained by forcing the front door and that the value of the appliance was not immediately known.

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