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


November 11, 1996|By Richard Irwin

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

Southeastern District

Robbery/arrest: A man who robbed a female occupant of a house in the 300 block of S. Baylis St. was arrested yesterday when he returned to the residence. The man entered the house about 9: 30 a.m. with a knife and robbed the woman of money and keys. The man returned about 11 a.m. and threatened the woman, who cried out. He fled, and police, who were watching the house, chased him for six blocks before arresting him. Michael Taylor, 33, of the 1200 block of S. Clinton St. was charged with robbery and assaulting Officer George Grossnickle.

Northeastern District

Burglary: A gas-powered lawn mower valued at more than $200 was stolen yesterday from a house in the 2100 block of Erdman Ave.

Northwestern District

Stolen car: A 1991 Chrysler Fifth Avenue with tags DGL 319 was stolen Saturday from the 6700 block of Reisterstown Road.

Northern District

Stolen car: A blue 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass with tags BHD 576 was stolen Saturday or yesterday from the 3600 block of Elm Ave.

Arson: Someone entered the foyer of an occupied house in the 3900 block of Beech Ave. at least twice Saturday morning and set fire to furniture. No injuries were reported.

Burglary: A videocassette recorder, a 19-inch television and stereo equipment, all valued at $800, were stolen Saturday from a house in the 4900 block of Poe Ave.

Southwestern District

Robbery: A woman was pumping air into a tire of her car in the 300 block of S. Bentalou St. on Saturday when a man shoved her aside and stole the pump, valued at nearly $100.

Assault: A state Division of Correction officer assigned to the House of Correction in Jessup was walking to his car in the 800 block of N. Augusta Ave. yesterday when a man jumped from shrubbery and pointed a handgun at him. The officer shoved the gunman, who fell into the shrubbery, causing his weapon to fire harmlessly. The gunman and two accomplices fled.

Western District

Shooting: A 37-year-old man was walking in the 1300 block of Laurens St. yesterday when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his abdomen. The man was in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Burglary: Someone apparently hid in the Rave store in Mondawmin Mall at closing time Saturday and escaped yesterday with more than $200.

Burglary: A television valued at $300 was stolen Nov. 4 from a house in the 1300 block of N. Calhoun St. Entry may have been gained with a key. The burglary was reported yesterday.

White Marsh Precinct

Robbery/arrest: An 18-year-old man was behind a restaurant in the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway on Friday night when two men, one with a handgun and the other with a knife, took his wallet and $20. Later, a man who fit the description of a suspect was detained by police and identified by the victim. Derek John Biedenkapp, 18, of the 800 block of Olive Branch Court in Edgewood was charged with armed robbery.

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery: Two men were in the 5900 block of Baltimore National Pike on Saturday night when a gunman robbed them of $1,500 in Hong Kong dollars and $100.

Robbery: Two teen-age boys were at Liberty Road and Rosedale Terrace on Saturday when another boy who implied he had a weapon robbed them of their wallets and a small sum of money.


Police were seeking the public's help in identifying a black woman in her 30s whose body was found Saturday in a vacant apartment above a beauty salon in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St. The body was wrapped in plastic, and the hands and ankles were bound. The woman was fully clothed and was wearing a T-shirt that said: "It's amazing how long I stayed so young such a long, long time." Anyone with information should call the homicide squad at 396-2100.

Pub Date: 11/11/96

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