Baltimore CityROBBERY: Western District -- Police said...

POLICE BLOTTER

March 11, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said David Horsey, a resident of the 1600 block of N. Gilmor St., was in his wheelchair in the 1500 block of N. Fremont Ave. late Monday night when the woman who was pushing the wheelchair suddenly leaned over and grabbed a bag containing beer and money he was carrying in his lap. Police said the woman escaped with cash and property valued at more than $50.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Spray Court reported he was walking in the 1700 block of Baker St. around 5 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men who demanded his money. Police said the victim complied, giving the men nearly $20 and $40 worth of bus passes.

THEFT: Western District -- Police said a money order made out for more than $300 in the name of a resident of Harlem Ave. was stolen from the home over the past three days.

STABBING/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a 45-year-old maintenance worker at the Baltimore Convention Center and charged him in connection with the stabbing of a fellow employee during an argument inside the building early Monday. Police said the victim, Arthur Jeter, 34, was arguing with another worker inside a second-floor restroom when he was stabbed in the stomach with a knife. Police said that Troy Durham, of the 2800 block of W. Lexington St., was charged with assault and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Bail information on Mr. Durham was not available. Police said Mr. Jeter was in good condition today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to a shoplifting yesterday evening at the Super Fresh food store in the 200 block of McMechen St. arrested a woman who attempted to leave the store without paying for baby food valued at more than $11. Police said the woman, a resident of the area near the store, was being held at the women's detention center at the Central District station pending formal theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a man was walking in the 200 block of N. Paca St. shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the man complied, giving the gunman and his accomplice nearly $100.

SHOOTING: Southeastern District -- Police said a 54-year-old cabinet maker was shot in the back Sunday as he walked toward a dumpster outside a business in the 1000 block of E. Pratt St. Police said Edwin Lee Thrasher was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was in serious condition today. A police department spokesman said Mr. Thrasher heard three shots and then felt a pain in his back. Police said they had no motive for the shooting and that the shots may have come from a nearby high-rise apartment building and were not intentionally fired at Mr. Thrasher.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Laurel Ave. reported that someone broke into her home Monday night and stole a 13-inch TV, VCR tapes and a computer-video game. Police said the property was valued at more than $600.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at more than $3,500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 5200 block of Putney Way after someone broke into the house through a basement window. Police said the intruder escaped with silverware and jewelry.

ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- An out-of-town resident told police he was in Druid Hill Park Sunday night when he was accosted by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun who attempted to steal his car. The victim told police he resisted the man's attempt and drove off. A search of the area failed to locate a suspect.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a resident of the 400 block of E. 28th St. was walking a block from his home Tuesday night when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the victim gave the gunman and his accomplice $50. Police said the men also took the victim's hat.

ASSAULT: Northern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Elm Ave. in Hampden told police she was at the Rotunda shopping center in the 700 block of W. 40th St. Monday night when she was accosted by a former boyfriend who threatened to kill her. Police said the man fled before officers arrived.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling on Wendover Road Monday night and stole jewelry, pewter ware and other items at nearly $1,500.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Bradhurst Ave. reported that during an argument with another man in the 600 block of Radnor Ave. early yesterday, he was struck several times with a baseball bat. Police said the victim sustained minor head injuries and that his assailant was arrested. Police said the suspect was being held at the station pending assault charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

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