Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City...


April 19, 1996|By John Rivera

Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Central District

Theft from vehicle: A cellular phone, electronic television games and a radio, all valued at more than $500, were stolen Tuesday from a 1991 Ford van parked in the 100 block of E. Redwood St.

Robbery: A gunman robbed Central Parking in the 200 block of N. Liberty St. of $200 Tuesday.

Southeastern District

Assault: A 40-year-old man and his 60-year-old mother were in their home in the 1400 block of Broening Highway on Wednesday about 8: 30 p.m. when the man began lighting matches and tossing them at his mother, who was seated on a sofa. At least one of the matches set fire to the front and right side of her jacket and shirt. The woman managed to pull the burning clothes off and was not injured. Her son was arrested and charged with assault.

Northeastern District

Assault and robbery: Two men confronted a 20-year-old woman in the 4400 block of Marble Hall Road about 9: 30 p.m. Wednesday. One man held his hand in his pocket as if he were carrying a handgun, although he never actually displayed it. The men took $4 from the woman.

Northern District

Theft: A Toshiba business phone valued at $60 was taken from the lobby of the Hopkins Inn Hotel in the 3400 block of St. Paul St. about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Robbery: A man entered the Shoe City store in the 5600 block of The Alameda about 3: 10 p.m. Wednesday and inquired about a pair of shoes. He pulled a handgun and demanded money. The gunman escaped with a pair of Reebok shoes and $176 in cash.

Theft: A Mitsubishi cellular phone valued at $40 was taken from Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Theft: A man walked into Charles Village Schnapp Shop in the 2900 block of N. Calvert St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday, reached behind the counter and took 150 lottery tickets.

Assault: A 42-year-old woman was assaulted Tuesday at her home in the 2300 block of N. Calvert St. by a woman she knows. The victim was treated at Union Memorial Hospital for a serious wrist injury. No arrest had been made.

Theft/arrest: Police stopped a 34-year-old man riding a bike the wrong way on Greenway on Tuesday and traced the bike and a gym bag he was carrying to a house in the 3800 block of Juniper Road. The items had been stolen earlier.

Towson Precinct

Robbery try: A 24-year-old man was at a bus stop on York Road at Cross Campus Drive on Tuesday when a gunman demanded his money. The intended victim fled and reported the incident to police, who arrested a Baltimore man who was near the bus stop and matched the gunman's description.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered J & D hunting supplies in the 18800 block of Frederick Road in Parkton on Tuesday morning after removing a metal grate from a door. It was not immediately known if any property was stolen.

Burglary: Computer equipment of unknown value was stolen from Vida Networking in the 200 block of W. Padonia Road during the weekend.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: An intruder broke into a business in the 5700 block of Baltimore National Pike through an unlocked back door between 9: 30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. yesterday and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Burglary: Someone broke a window of a home in the 3400 block of Fairview Road between 8 a.m. and 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday and took a videocassette recorder and a clock radio.

Burglary: An intruder broke into a home in the 1600 block of Ingleside Ave. between 7: 45 a.m. and 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday and took two telephones.

North Point Precinct

Purse snatching: A man who appeared to be in his 20s confronted a 38-year-old woman in the 100 block of North Point Blvd. shortly before midnight Wednesday and stole her purse and a beeper, with a total value of $100.

Metro Crime Stoppers

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 $2,000 may be paid for information.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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