Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Theft: A 300,000-volt transformer was destroyed Monday night at an unoccupied Lexington Terrace high-rise in the 700 block of W. Saratoga St. when copper wiring was stolen from the transformer. The incident left 52 families in the surrounding low-rise buildings without power until the city housing authority rented a temporary mobile replacement transformer from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Carjacking: A Diamond cabdriver was stopped in the 1800 block of Stoddard St. on Monday by a gunman who forced him out of the 1990 Chevrolet taxicab No. 523 and drove off. The cab was recovered a few blocks away.
Theft from auto: A duffel bag containing clothes was stolen Monday from a 1992 Jeep parked in the first block of W. Fayette St. The vehicle is owned by a Pennsylvania resident.
Theft from auto: Compact discs and sunglasses, valued at nearly $200, were stolen Monday from a 1985 Chevrolet parked in the 800 block of Park Ave.
Burglary: A videocassette recorder, telephone and cassette tapes, all valued at nearly $270, were stolen Monday from an apartment in the 800 block of George St.
Robbery: An out-of-town resident was in the 400 block of Key Highway on Monday night when a gunman robbed him of cash and a 35-mm camera, all valued at more than $1,000.
Theft from auto: Property valued at more than $400 was stolen Monday from a 1992 Oldsmobile parked in the first block of W. Lanvale St.
Robbery: A man was in the 2300 block of Callow Ave. on Monday when another man robbed him of a pager, jacket and other property, all valued at nearly $100.
Assault/arrests: Two men beat an 18-year-old man with their fists Sunday in the 4900 block of Schaub Ave. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Shortly after the incident, police arrested two suspects.
Theft: Computer equipment valued at more than $4,000 was stolen Monday from an office in Gilman Hall at the Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St.
Robbery: A resident of the 3400 block of Greenmount Ave. was walking near her home Monday when she was assaulted by a man who stole her purse, containing jewelry and cash, all valued at more than $200.
Burglary: Computer equipment valued at more than $7,000 was stolen Monday from a house in the 3200 block of Elm Ave.
Robbery: Police were seeking a couple who Monday robbed Dot's Inc., a clothing store in the 1000 block of W. 41st St., of clothing valued at $200.
Robbery: A 13-year-old boy was in the 4200 block of Wabash Ave. on Monday when a gunman robbed him of his jacket.
Robbery: A 30-year-old woman was in the 3100 block of Fallstaff Road on Monday afternoon when a female driving a Honda Civic stopped the car, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money. The intended victim walked away and the motorist drove off.
Stalking arrest: A 34-year-old resident of the 500 block of N. Brice St. was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with stalking a 25-year-old female neighbor. The woman complained to police that the man followed her for several days.
Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, assaulted and robbed a 28-year-old man of cash and jewelry, all valued at nearly $800, in the 1000 block of N. Stricker St. on Monday. The victim, a resident of the 3500 block of Woodland Ave., was treated at Bon Secours Hospital for minor head injuries.
North Point Precinct
Theft: A cellular phone valued at more than $300 was stolen Monday from a house in the 6300 block of North Point Road. Later, the thief made calls from the telephone.
Vandalism: A front window of the G. C. Murphy store in the 3400 block of Dundalk Ave. was smashed Monday night. The window was valued at nearly $300.
Theft: More than $400 was stolen Monday from Poor Boys produce in the first block of German Hill Road.
Burglary: Cash, prescription medicine and other items, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Monday from a house in the 6800 block of York Road.
Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a 23-year-old man of more than $300 Monday as the victim was about to enter his residence in the Glenmont Apartments in the 1300 block of Colbury Road.
Pub Date: 4/17/96