Baltimore CitySNAKE ROBBERY: Southeastern District...


June 25, 1993|By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin.

Baltimore City

SNAKE ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Charges of robbing a teen-age resident of the 4600 block of Eastern Ave. of her 6-foot boa constrictor were pending against a southwest city man. Officer James Ryan said the suspect and two other men were injured early Thursday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a vacant building in the 1100 block of E. Lombard St. after the driver assaulted the teen-ager outside her home and stole her pet snake. Admitted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with multiple injuries were Joseph F. Roane Jr., 25, of the 200 block of Mt. Olivet Lane, and Robert W. Bradds, 22, of Stockton, Md. Treated at Church Hospital and released was a 27-year-old man. The snake was found unharmed on the car floor.

SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Western District -- A single-alarm fire Thursday night that may have been set caused serious damage to a three-story vacant rowhouse in the 1300 block of W. Lanvale St. Reported at 10:40 p.m., the fire raced through the third floor before firefighters prevented flames from engulfing adjacent dwellings and the lower floors. No injuries were reported. The fire was declared under control in less than 30 minutes. Police said a trash fire in a vacant house in the 600 block of N. Carey St., near Thursday night's fire, was set, but that it was not known if the two incidents were related.

THEFT: Northern District -- Someone stole a bike, TV, golf clubs and other property, all valued at $3,000, from a trailer parked in the 5900 block of Norwood Ave. Wednesday or Thursday.

STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- When a man got out of his 1987 Chevrolet to retrieve his run-away dog in the 3000 block of Rosalind Ave. Thursday, a man got into the vehicle and drove off. The car, with Maryland license plates VFJ500, has not been recovered.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered a house in the 2600 block of Park Heights Terrace Thursday through a window and stole a compact disc player, TV and VCR, all valued at $1,000.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Police were seeking a man who pointed a handgun at his ex-girlfriend during an argument Thursday inside the woman's home in the 200 block of N. Payson St. The woman was not injured.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man Thursday after he pointed a .22-caliber rifle at a woman in the 1500 block of N. Stricker St. The victim, a resident of the 1000 block of MacAleer Court, was not injured. When police arrested the man, they recovered the rifle and a shotgun.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Someone entered a house in the 3600 block of Cottage Ave. through a kitchen window Wednesday and stole property valued at more than $1,000.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 6300 block of Park Heights Ave. was riding his multispeed bike in the 4000 block of Mortimer Ave. Wednesday when he was pushed to the ground by a man who stole the bike, valued at $129.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Someone who entered the International House of Pancakes in the 6300 block of Reisterstown Road through a second-floor window Wednesday or Thursday stole nearly $200 from a safe.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Cash and several cartons of cigarettes were stolen from J&J Liquors in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. Thursday.

Baltimore County

PURSE SNATCH: Parkville District -- A 36-year-old resident of the 3100 block of Acton Road was getting out of her car in the 7600 block of Harford Road Thursday afternoon when two youths stole her purse and pushed her onto the front seat of the vehicle. The youths escaped with cash and property, all valued at $400.

ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Monday morning, a man entered the Royal Farms store in the 2400 block of E. Joppa Road and showed the female cashier a gun. Frightened, the woman fled into a walk-in freezer, where she stayed for nearly an hour before leaving. The incident was first ruled an assault until Thursday when an inventory disclosed that 63 lottery tickets were missing.

STOLEN CAR: Towson District -- A 1990 Acura Legend with Maryland license plates XNB354 was stolen from the 2800 block of Quarry Heights Way Friday.


CALL IN TIPS: Readers with information on these or other crimes can all Metro Crime Stoppers' confidential 24-hour hot line, 276-8888. Names are not taken, calls are not recorded and rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid for information.

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