Baltimore CityABDUCTION: Central District -- City police...


February 25, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ABDUCTION: Central District -- City police early today arrested a man they believe abducted a woman from the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and then drove her around the city for several hours before his car was seen around 4 a.m. today in the 2700 block of Westwood Ave. in West Baltimore. Before the arrest, police went to several locations, checking out addresses the man was known to frequent. Police said the woman entered the man's car around 2 a.m., believing he was a "hacker," an unlicensed taxi driver. The woman later told police that during the nearly two-hour drive through the city, the man threatened her with a handgun and attempted to rape her. Police said the man's 3-year-old daughter was in the car with him and that they believe the baby was used to convince women that it was safe to accept a ride with him. During the ride, the man took his daughter home. After she was freed, the woman was treated for minor injuries. Police said the suspect was being held at the station pending multiple charges, including attempted rape, abduction, and assault.

DOUBLE STABBING: Western District -- Police said two men were stabbed late Sunday night during an argument with a third man outside a carry-out restaurant in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. Police said that after John T. Byrd and Burley Beckett, both city residents, entered the store around 10 p.m., they became involved in an argument with a man. When the argument continued outside, police said, the man pulled out a sharp object and stabbed Mr. Byrd in the neck and left side and also stabbed Mr. Beckett. Police said the assailant, accompanied by a woman, fled the scene. Police said Mr. Byrd was taken to Liberty Medical Center, where he was treated and released. They said Mr. Beckett was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed today in serious condition.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of Cliftwood Road reported that he hailed an unlicensed taxi cab late Saturday night and was offered transportation even though two male passengers were already in the vehicle. When he reached his destination in the 1200 block of W. North Ave. and was about to get out of the vehicle, known as a "hack," the three men assaulted him and robbed him of money and property.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Members of the Banderlero Motorcycle Club in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into the building over the weekend and stole property and equipment valued at nearly $3,800. Police said a side door had been pried open and that more than $1,000 in damage was done to the interior of the building.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Officials of the R&T Development Corp. in the 2400 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into a dwelling the firm owns in the 200 block of N. Fulton Ave. during the past week and stole property valued at nearly $2,000.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said two men, one armed with a handgun, accosted a man as he walked in the 2400 block of Druid Hill Ave. around noon yesterday and demanded his money. The victim told police the gunman and his accomplice escaped with more than $50 in cash.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Two women walking in the 300 block of E. 31st St. early yesterday were robbed of their purses by two men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun. Police said the women were walking together around 2 a.m. yesterday when they were stopped by the men who ordered them to give up their purses. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with cash and property, all valued at more than $70.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of Cedarcroft Road told police that a roommate moved out a few days ago and took his stereo system. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.

ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police today were seeking two men who attacked a Charles Village man while he walked in the alley behind the 2800 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday morning and demanded his money. Police said when the victim resisted and began to fight back, one of the assailants picked up a piece of wood with nails sticking out of it and struck the victim in the face and head. Police said both men then fled and that the victim was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a woman was walking in the 5400 block of Govane Ave. around 11 a.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man who placed a hard object in her back and demanded her money. Police said the victim turned over more than $100 in cash to the man, who fled.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of Baltimore County reported that while his 1985 Jeep was parked in the 5600 block of Cottonworth Road yesterday afternoon someone broke into the vehicle and stole stereo radio equipment valued at $300.

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