Baltimore CitySUSPICIOUS FIRE: Central District -- A...

POLICE BLOTTER

July 26, 1993|By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.

Baltimore City

SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Central District -- A three-alarm fire that appeared to have been deliberately set destroyed a vacant three-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Argyle Ave. and caused damage to three adjoining dwellings Sunday morning. Reported at 9:10 a.m., the fire, which appeared to have been started by someone spreading a flammable liquid throughout the third-floor of the vacant house, went to three alarms in less than 15 minutes. Two women living in a nearby house were forced to evacuate and escaped without injury. Residents said homeless people and drug addicts frequently were seen inside the house where the fire started. The fire was declared under control shortly after 10 a.m.

THEFT: Southeastern District -- Someone entered a 1988 Honda parked in the 1600 block of Bank St. Sunday and stole credit cards, a purse and wallet and other property, all valued at $170.

THEFT: Southeastern District -- Several rented video tapes valued at $140 were stolen from a 1991 Toyota van while it was parked in the first block of N. Lakewood Ave. Sunday.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- More than $160 and a key to the side door were stolen by someone who entered JT's Pub in the 500 block of S. Bouldin St. Sunday.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 500 block of S. Marlyn Ave. in Baltimore County was talking on a telephone in the 800 block of Eastern Ave. Sunday morning when a gunman robbed her of her purse and wallet. The value of the property was not known.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1700 block of N. Monroe St. was in the 1400 block of Presstman St. Sunday afternoon when a man struck her with a metal chair and robbed her of $37 before fleeing.

RAPE: Western District -- Police were seeking a man who raped a resident of the 1700 block of Freedom Way inside a house in the 1000 block of Mosher St. early Sunday morning. The woman was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center and released.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a resident of the 500 block of N. Carrollton Ave. of more than $700 in jewelry in the 500 block of N. Schroeder St. Sunday night.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- A Harford County man was withdrawing money from the drive-through 24-hour teller machine at the Maryland National Bank in the 6200 block of N. Charles St. near Stevenson Lane shortly before 1 a.m. Monday when he was assaulted by three men, one with a handgun, who stole his bank card and the money. Police said the man was pistol-whipped and sustained serious head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

BURGLARY: Woodlawn District -- Someone entered the Giant food market in the 5600 block Baltimore National Pike through the roof early Sunday morning and attempted to break into the ATM after disarming the burglar alarm. No entry was gained and the burglar escaped moments before police arrived.

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- A gunman robbed the High's dairy store in the 1100 block of Rolling Road of an undisclosed sum about 9 p.m. Sunday. After requesting a pack of cigarettes from a clerk, the man pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and ordered him to hand over money from the cash register.

HARFORD COUNTY

THEFT/ARREST: Bel Air -- Police arrested a 14-year-old boy who attempted to leave the K mart store in the 600 block of Bel Air Road Friday without paying for a BB rifle he hid in his pants leg. The rifle was valued at nearly $50. Following charges, the youth was released into the custody of his parents.

METRO CRIME STOPPERS

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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