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September 16, 1993|By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin.


* ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 900 block of N. Howard St. was in the 100 block of Park Ave. early Tuesday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of cash and property, all valued at more than $300.

* BURGLARY: Western District -- Two TVs valued at nearly $800 were stolen from a house in the 1600 block of Thomas Ave. Tuesday by someone who entered through a rear door.

* THEFT: Western District -- A cassette player, radio, VCR, briefcase and jewelry, all valued at nearly $2,200, were stolen from a house in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St. Tuesday. A known suspect is being sought.

* THEFT: Western District -- Someone entered a truck owned by the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. while it was parked in the 2400 block of Francis St. Tuesday and stole a pole-climbing belt and other tools, all valued at $500.

* ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2900 block of N. Calvert St. was walking in the 100 block of E. 29th St. Tuesday night when a man pushed her to the pavement and stole her backpack containing property valued at more than $150.

* ROBBERY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man who assaulted a resident of the 3900 block of Walnut Ave. in the 2800 block of N. Charles St. Tuesday night and robbed him of his property.

* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered an apartment in the 2600 block of St. Paul St. through the front door Tuesday night and stole cash, stereo equipment and a compact disc player, all valued at more than $300.

* THEFT: Northern District -- Nearly five dozen T-shirts, all valued at more than $500, were stolen between Monday and Tuesday from a 1977 Dodge parked in the 1300 block of W. 37th St.

* THEFT: Northern District -- Someone stole several checks from a house in the 800 block of Dumbarton Road on Tuesday and cashed them for at least $900.

* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Two multi-speed bikes valued atmore than $2,000 were stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Overhill Road on Tuesday.


* SHOOTING: Woodlawn District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Cambridge Drive was at home early yesterday morning when a bullet apparently fired from outside the house struck him in the leg. The victim was taken to Sinai Hospital. Police said the bullet may have been fired by an occupant of a passing vehicle or by someone walking down the street. It was not immediately known if the victim was an intentional target or shot accidentally.

* ROBBERY: Towson District -- Two men, one with a semiautomatic handgun, robbed the McDonald's restaurant in the 900 block of York Road of an undisclosed sum of cash late Tuesday night. Police said the men hid inside the bathroom until closing time and then entered the main section and ordered employees cleaning to get down on the floor. The men then stole money from the cash registers and escaped.

* ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Towson District -- Police arrested three men and charged each with robbing two Baltimore men in the 1500 block of E. Joppa Road Tuesday evening. The victims, one from the 700 block of E. 33rd St. in Waverly and the other from the 2500 block of Greenmount Ave. in Harwood, were at a telephone at 8 p.m. when two men, one with a handgun, robbed them of their money, jewelry and beepers before driving away in a blue Subaru occupied by a third man. At York and Windwood roads, Officers Stephen Scherba and Colt Brackin, both of the Towson District, stopped the car and arrested the occupants. Charged with armed robbery were William Howard, 27, and Billy Odell, 19, both of the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave. in Greenspring, and Jimmy Johnson, 37, of the 800 block of Bethune Road, Cherry Hill. Police recovered the victims' property and a handgun believed used in the robbery. All three appeared yesterday before a District Court commissioner who ordered Mr. Johnson held without bail. The other two were ordered held in lieu of $150,000 each. All three were to appear at a bail review hearing today in District Court.

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