Baltimore CityTHEFT: Northern District -- A resident of...

POLICE BLOTTER

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

Baltimore City

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 100 block of E. Lake Ave. reported that while his 1989 Acura was parked near his home over the weekend, someone broke into the car and stole a briefcase containing papers and personal items. Police said the property was valued at more than $400 and that entry into the car was by breaking a window.

THEFT: Northern District -- Property valued at nearly $400 was reported stolen from a 1987 Volvo parked in the 5200 block of St. Albans Way over the weekend. The owner of the car, who lives nearby, told police the thief escaped with a briefcase, a cosmetic bag and other items. Police said entry into the car was by forcing one of its doors.

THEFT: Northern District -- An employee of the city's housing authority reported that someone broke into his city-owned GMC pickup truck while it was parked in the 2800 block of Dupont Ave. over the weekend and stole hand and power tools valued at more than $300.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 14-year-old reported he was standing at a bus stop in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. around 4:30 p.m. when he was accosted by an older teen-ager who displayed what appeared to be the butt of a handgun and stole the victim's jacket, which was valued at $100.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of Finney Ave. reported that someone entered her home Friday and stole video and audio equipment valued at more than $700. The victim told police that she suspects a youth she knows of taking the property.

THEFT: Northern District -- Someone broke into a car yesterday while it was parked in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. and stole property valued at more than $1,000. The victim, a resident of the Owings Mills section of Baltimore County, told police that clothing and other personal items were stolen from the car between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Roland Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a rear kitchen window yesterday and stole property valued at more than $1,600. Police said the burglar escaped with a compact disc player, 25 compact discs and a 35mm camera.

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police arrested three men early Sunday and charged them with the armed robbery of a man who was sitting in his parked car in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. The victim told police he was in his car around 6 a.m. Sunday when he was approached by three men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give them his money. After the victim gave up less than $30 to the men, they ran to a nearby house. Moments later, police arrived and entered 2767 W. North Ave., where they arrested the three suspects. Police said Courtney Cooper, 31, a resident of the house where the arrests were made; Kevin Monroe, 26, of the 1600 block of N. Dukeland St.; and Leslie Hall, 27, of the 2800 block of Westwood Ave., were charged with robbery and armed robbery. Police said all three appeared yesterday at a bail hearing in District Court, where Mr. Cooper and Mr. Monroe were ordered held in lieu of $250,000. Police said Mr. Hall was ordered held in lieu of $100,000. All three were sent to the city detention center.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at more than $500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave. over the weekend after someone got in by forcing a rear door. Police said the intruder escaped with a 13-inch TV, an oak table and four chairs.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A man reported he was walking in the 1200 block of N. Carey St. around 4 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of $20.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone broke into a dwelling in the 1600 block of Edmondson Ave. yesterday by forcing a rear window and stole property valued at nearly $500. Police said the intruder made off with a 19-inch TV, floor lamp and a telephone answering machine.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said a man who gave them an incorrect home address reported he was in the 1600 block of Delano Court around 9 p.m. yesterday when he was approached by a man who shot him in the left leg and right arm. Police said the wounded man, identified as Richard Smith, who gave an address in the 1500 block of Park Heights Ave., was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and held for observation. Police said Mr. Smith refused to answer questions about the incident or identify the gunman.

THEFT: Northern District -- A 100-year-old crock was reported stolen yesterday afternoon from the front porch of a home in the 1100 block of Walker Ave. The victim told police the antique was valued at $200 and that the theft occurred around 2 p.m.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A man who was walking in the 500 block of N. Schroeder St. around 11 p.m. Sunday was stopped by a man with a handgun, who robbed him of $40.

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