Southwestern District...


August 18, 1994|By Richard Irwin


* STOLEN CAR/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Shortly after a 1987 GMC van was stolen from the 300 block of Nottingham Road Tuesday morning, police spotted the vehicle a short distance away and arrested the driver. Charged with auto theft and being held at the station pending a bail hearing is Joseph Rogers, 20, of the 3200 block of Walbrook Ave.

* ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- While a motorist was stopped in the drive-through line at the Taco Bell in the 2900 block of Harford Road Tuesday evening, a gunman robbed him of a small sum of money.

* ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5700 block of Hazelwood Circle was standing in the hallway of her apartment building Tuesday when a man grabbed her purse, which contained $14 and personal items, and fled.

* ASSAULT: Northern District -- When a man angrily asked a female resident of the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. if dinner was ready Tuesday evening, the woman struck the man with an iron. The man was not seriously injured. No arrest was made.

* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered a garage in the 1000 block of St. George's Road between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16 and stole a lawn mower and other property, all valued at more than $300.

* THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Poplar Grove St. was leaving a store in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Tuesday when a man reached into her pants pocket and stole more than $60.

* ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Etting St. was playing a video game inside a carryout in the 1200 block of W. North Ave. Tuesday night when a man placed a hard object into his back and robbed him of $60.

* THEFT: Western District -- A man was riding his son's mountain bike near the intersection of W. Lafayette Avenue and North Monroe Street Tuesday when he spotted a friend. While the bike rider was talking to the friend inside a nearby bar, someone stole the bike, which was left unattended. It was valued at $800.

* BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A TV valued at more than $200 was stolen from a house in the 4600 block of Belvieu Ave. between Tuesday and Wednesday by someone who entered through the front door.

* ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 3000 block of Woodland Ave. was in the 3300 block of W. Garrison Ave. Wednesday when a gunman robbed him of $5.

* BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- An undisclosed sum of money was stolen from Pizza Bolis in the 3300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. Wednesday by someone who entered through a rear door.


* KIDNAPPING/ROBBERY: North Point Precinct -- A 30-year-old resident of the first block of Thomas Lane was driving on Sollers Point Road Wednesday afternoon when her car went through a deep puddle of water and stalled. While attempting to start the car, a man forced his way into the vehicle, started it and drove to an secluded area off North Point Blvd., where he struck the woman and robbed her of money and jewelry. The woman broke free, left the car and hid in a wooded area for several hours until the man, and another male who followed the pair in a second car, gave up their search for the woman and drove off.

* THEFT: White Marsh Precinct -- A boat trailer valued at $600 and with tags 298145G was stolen from the 6100 block of Shady Springs Road last week. The report was not available until yesterday.


* ROBBERY: Joppa -- A gunman robbed the Lakeside Shell station in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway of an undisclosed sum of money Wednesday night and escaped on foot, running toward Md. Route 152. The robber, a white man, was wearing a green and red sweat shirt with a hood, dark pants and tennis shoes.


* 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 and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.

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