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

Police Blotter

August 29, 1996|By Richard Irwin

Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.

Central District

Robbery: A 23-year-old University of Baltimore student was putting money in a parking meter in the 200 block of W. Read St. yesterday when a man approached and demanded her purse. When the woman refused, the man pulled a handgun from his clothing and again demanded the purse. The woman complied and the gunman escaped with cash and property, all valued at less than $100.

Theft from auto: Power tools valued at nearly $600 were stolen yesterday from a Chevrolet truck parked in the 700 block of W. Lexington St.

Theft from vehicle: An electrocardiograph machine, film storage box and a portable X-ray machine, all valued at $8,000, were stolen yesterday from a 1987 Chevrolet station wagon parked in the 100 block of W. Madison St.

Northern District

Burglary: A television, videocassette recorder and electronic games, all valued at nearly $600, were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 2400 block of Loyola Northway.

Theft from vehicle: A cellular phone valued at more than $200 was stolen Tuesday from a car parked in the 3700 block of N. Charles St.

Burglary: A television and videocassette recorder, all valued at $600, were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 600 block of E. 35th St.

Southwestern District

Officers assaulted: After Officers Robert Snead, Terry Smith and Raymond Cook stopped a car for a traffic violation in the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway Tuesday night, an occupant of the car fired shots at the officers. No one was hit, but at least one bullet struck a police car. The occupants of the car sped off and were being sought.

Carjacking: A 42-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint of her 1992 Toyota Camry with tags DBC 300 in the 3100 block of Westmount Court on Tuesday after giving two men a ride.

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: After entering a house in the 5300 block of King Ave. through a door Tuesday, an intruder fled when the burglar alarm went off. No property was stolen.

North Point Precinct

Theft: A moped valued at more than $500 was stolen Tuesday from the back yard of a house in the 2900 block of Yorkway.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: Jewelry valued at more than $2,000 was stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the 8400 block of Morven Road.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: A Rottweiler valued at more than $300 was stolen Monday or Tuesday from a house in the 200 block of E. Burke Ave.

For the Record

Slaying suspect arrested: Miguel Shawn Harris, 21, of the 2400 block of Barnesley Place in Woodlawn was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with the first-degree murder of Marlo Anthony Mercer, 23, of the 4300 block of Connecticut Ave. during an argument Aug. 20 in the 4500 block of N. Rogers Ave. Harris is being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending a bail review hearing.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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