Central District -- Two men were...


March 02, 1994|By Richard Irwin


* SHOOTING: Central District -- Two men were wounded during a drug-related shoot-out early today inside an apartment building in the 600 block of W. Franklin St. When the occupant of an apartment answered his door at 12:30 a.m. while armed with a .357 Magnum handgun, three men in the hallway began firing their weapons, an Uzi and two 9mm handguns. One of the men in the hallway was shot in the leg and an innocent victim preparing a meal in his second floor apartment was shot in the upper torso. The intended target of the three gunmen escaped unharmed. Both wounded men were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. Two men suspected of trying to kill the occupant were arrested as they attempted to aid their accomplice. Police recovered 25 shell casings at the scene.

* SHOOTING: Southern District -- Police were seeking a man who shot a resident of the 800 block of Roundview Road with a shotgun during an incident in the 800 block of Bethune Road Tuesday. The victim was treated at an area hospital.

* ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Western District -- A 24-year-old resident of the 5200 block of Goodnow Road was listed in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot Monday night by one of two men during a robbery in the 100 block of N. Monroe St. When the men asked the victim for drugs and were told he had none, the gunman demanded his money. After robbing the man of an undisclosed sum, the gunman shot him in the stomach.

* THEFT: Western District -- Someone entered a car parked in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. Tuesday and stole a telephone and radar detector, all valued at more than $200.

* ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1800 block of W. Lafayette Ave. was in the 1800 block of Winchester St. Tuesday when a gunman robbed him of cash and property, all valued at $150.

* BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone entered a house in the 700 block of N. Carrollton Ave. through the skylight between Monday and Tuesday and stole a leather coat, stereo turntable and a portable TV, all valued at more than $500.

* ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1000 block of N. Stricker St. was in the 900 block of Parrish St. Tuesday when a man he knows robbed him of nearly $50 at gunpoint.

* CARJACKING: Northwestern District -- Police were seeking the occupants of a gray 1983 Nissan with temporary Maryland tags that was taken in a robbery in the 5200 block of Park Heights Ave. Monday night. When the owner of the car, a resident of the 500 block of Yale Ave., was letting a friend out of the vehicle, two men, one with a handgun, got in and ordered the driver to head north on Park Heights Avenue. In the 7200 block of Park Heights Ave., the driver was forced from his car before the men drove off.


* MURDER TRY/ARREST: Towson Precinct -- A resident of the 2600 block of N. Calvert St. was injured Tuesday when a man struck him with a section of auto muffler during an argument at an auto supply firm on York Road. The victim and the accused were arguing over a broken radio inside Action Auto in the 400 block of York Road Tuesday afternoon when the accused reportedly struck the other man with a section of a muffler. The injured man was taken to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment and discharged. Arrested and charged with attempted murder and being held at the county Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 bond is William Maurice Washington, 33, of the first block of Saturn Court.

* BANK ROBBERY: North Point District -- Police were seeking an unarmed couple who robbed the American National Savings Bank at Eastpoint Mall Tuesday and escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.

* ROBBERY: Garrison Precinct -- A woman with a handgun robbed Sam Bucca's restaurant in the 9800 block of Liberty Road Tuesday of an undisclosed sum of money.

* BURGLARY: Cockeysville District -- Someone entered a house under construction in the 600 block of Coachmans Way between Feb. 26 and Tuesday and stole a kerosene heater and a shop vacuum, all valued at nearly $600.


* CALL IN TIPS: Readers with information on these or other crimes can call 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.

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

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