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


April 18, 1997|By Richard Irwin

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

Northern District

Bank robbery: A man, who gave a teller a note demanding money, robbed the Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust bank in the 5100 block of Roland Ave. about 1 p.m. yesterday. The bank was robbed March 10, but it was not immediately known if the same man committed the robberies.

Burglary: A videocassette recorder, stereo equipment, 13-inch television, electronic games and two storage containers, all valued at nearly $1,200, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 5200 block of Craig Ave.

Northeastern District

Robbery: A 13-year-old boy was riding his bike in the 3400 block of Woodstock Ave. on Wednesday when an older youth stole it.

Burglary: Wine valued at $300 was stolen Wednesday from a house in the 3200 block of Belair Road.

Southern District

Theft: At least $15,000 worth of copper tubing and roof installation equipment were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 2000 block of W. Pratt St.

Theft from vehicle: Jewelry valued at $3,000 was stolen Wednesday from a 1995 Dodge parked in the 1300 block of Hull St.

Eastern District

Assault: A man was in the 700 block of E. Preston St. on Wednesday when another man struck him in the head with a metal softball bat, causing a 2-inch long cut. The victim was in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital yesterday.

Burglary: A 1993 International flatbed tractor-trailer, valued at $38,000 and containing more than $2,000 worth of wood paneling, was stolen from Southern Pacific Supply in the 800 block of N. Kresson St. Tuesday or Wednesday. The vehicle's tags are 050E21.

Burglary: Five hundred dollars was stolen from a house in the 1800 block of Hope St. Tuesday or Wednesday.

Southwestern District

Assault: Two women who live in the 1300 block of Wildwood Parkway were fighting in their home Wednesday when one was cut with a box-cutter, and the other was struck with a rubber mallet. Both were arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Theft: Twenty feet of aluminum fencing, valued at more than $400, was stolen from a house in the 2200 block of Eagle St. on Wednesday.

Stolen car: A brown 4-door 1987 Mercedes Benz with tags CYW 141 was stolen Wednesday in the 1600 block of N. Ellamont St.

Western District

Shoplifting/arrest: A woman was arrested Wednesday when she attempted to leave McCrory's department store at Mondawmin Mall without paying for clothing valued at $26.

Theft: Copper piping -- valued at nearly $8,000 -- for the heating and air-conditioning system at Greenwood Towing Inc., a garage in the 1300 block of W. North Ave., was stolen between April 8 and April 9. The theft was reported Wednesday.

Burglary: Appliances, electronic equipment, go-carts, movie tapes and jewelry, all valued at more than $6,400, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 100 block of N. Schroeder St.

Burglary: A cellular phone and a wall clock, all valued at more than $150, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway.

North Point Precinct

Theft: Two bikes valued at nearly $600 were stolen Tuesday or Wednesday from the back yard of a house in the 2000 block of Barry Road.

Weapon arrest: A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday while brandishing a butcher knife in the Kmart department store in the 200 block of North Point Blvd. Police said the youth was waving the weapon but that no injuries were reported. The teen was charged as a juvenile with possession of a deadly weapon and released in his parents' custody, pending action by juvenile authorities.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A woman was exiting her car in the 100 block of Brandon Road about 7: 15 p.m. Wednesday when a man stole her purse containing cash and property.

For the Record

Arrest: Syed R. Hussian, 33, of the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested on Interstate 95 near the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Tuesday and charged with illegal transportation and possession of unstamped cigarettes, said Alicia Moran, a spokeswoman for the state comptroller's office. Maryland Transportation Authority Police stopped Hussian for a traffic violation and saw that he was carrying 400 cartons of cigarettes in his Dodge Caravan. The cigarettes had a Virginia tax stamp but not Maryland's. He was being held in lieu of $2,000 bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center yesterday. Moran said Hussian had no documents showing he was a cigarette distributor.

Pub Date: 4/18/97

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