Baltimore CityTHEFT: Western District -- A resident of the...

POLICE BLOTTER

March 04, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of McCulloh St. reported that when he returned home Monday evening he discovered $40 was missing from his bedroom and that two friends who were staying with him were also gone.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police said an argument between two men inside an apartment in the 100 block of N. Fremont Ave. Monday night ended when one of them was burned with grease. Police said one of the men threw a frying pan at Van Summerville, of the first block of Candlewood Court in western Baltimore County. The pan hit a wall, causing hot grease to splash Mr. Summerville in the face. Police said Mr. Summerville was taken to a hospital for treatment and released. The other man fled the apartment.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Braddish Ave. reported that someone broke into her home and stole a TV and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $400.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 2000 block of W. North Ave. was walking in the 1900 block of W. North Ave. early yesterday when he was attacked by three men who struck him over the head with an unknown sharp object and robbed him of his wallet containing $40.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Odell Ave. told police he was leaving a tavern in the 900 block of W. Saratoga St. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when he was attacked from behind by three men who forced him into an alley and robbed him. The victim told police the three men ripped his pants and removed more than $300 from his pockets.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said Leon Benjamin, of the 1800 block of N. Appleton St., was taken to a hospital early yesterday and treated for a bullet wound that he suffered during an argument with another man inside a house in the 1600 block of N. Monroe St. Police said an argument that began inside the house spilled outside. Police said when Mr. Benjamin turned to go back into the house, the other man pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and shot him. Police said the bullet wound was not serious and that Mr. Benjamin was expected to be released.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 2700 block of W. Lanvale St. was walking in the 2000 block of W. Baltimore St. around 4 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who placed a razor to his neck and demanded his money. Police said the armed man robbed the victim of $3 and a portable radio, all valued at nearly $40, before escaping.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men who assaulted a man in the 2300 block of N. Fulton Ave. yesterday afternoon and robbed him of several hundred dollars. Police said the victim, a resident of the first block of W. 20th St., was walking alone around 1:30 p.m. when he was stopped by two men, one of whom asked him for a cigarette. Police said one of the men then grabbed the victim around the arms while his accomplice pointed a gun at the victim and robbed him of more than $600.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Hillsmere Ave. told police that someone broke into a house she owns in the 1900 block of W. Lanvale St. between Monday night and yesterday afternoon and stole a washing machine. Police said the appliance was valued at $300.

THEFT: Western District -- Employees of Cloverland Dairy in the 2300 block of N. Monroe St. reported that someone entered the warehouse over the weekend and stole several gallons of orange juice. Police said the juice was valued at more than $40.

ASSAULT: Central District -- A resident of the 400 block of Robert St. reported he was walking near his home shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday when he was attacked by a man who struck him several times with a length of metal. Police said the victim, Robert Byrd, was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and was released. Police said no arrest had been made and Mr. Byrd was unable to give a reason for the attack.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said two men, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into a home shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday and robbed the occupant of property and cash after handcuffing him. Police said the victim was able to free himself and report the robbery. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $200.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today were seeking two men who accosted a resident of the 200 block of Dolphin St. as she walked near her home around 7:30 p.m. yesterday and robbed her of nearly $100 in property. Police said one of the men was armed with a handgun.

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