Police arrest 120 in a crackdown

November 19, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

In Tuesday's Maryland section, it was incorrectly reported by the Baltimore City Police Department that the Night Shift at 1725 Ponca St. was raided by police. In fact, the raid was conducted at the Ponca Bird Inn at 1719 Poncabird Pass.

The Sun regrets the error.


A nine-day crackdown on crime in five communities in Southeast Baltimore netted police more than $27,000 from gamblers, nearly 120 arrests and the recovery of 16 stolen cars.

Maj. John E. Gavrilis, commander of Southeastern District, said the operation began Nov. 7 and ended Friday in Fells Point, Upper Fells Point, Patterson Park, Highlandtown and O'Donnell Heights.


He said arrests included 17 for prostitution, six for robbery, five for burglary and about 50 for drugs. Police seized cocaine and heroin, confiscated handguns and served 22 warrants, Gavrilis said.

In a raid of the Night Shift, a nightclub in the 1700 block of Poncabird Pass, police seized more than $27,000 in alleged gambling money, but made no arrests.

Pub Date: 11/19/96

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