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

Police Blotter

October 23, 1997|By Richard Irwin

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

Southern District

Burglary: A 20-inch bike valued at more than $200 was stolen Tuesday from a house in the 700 block of Pontiac Ave. The thief entered through the front door.

Burglary: Christmas decorations valued at $300 were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 1600 block of S. Hanover St.

Western District

Assault/arrest: A man released from a state prison to attend his mother's funeral Tuesday was arrested after allegedly striking the funeral director with a flower pot at a reception at the family home in the 2800 block of Harlem Ave. after the service. Joshua Smith, 31, was charged with striking Cecil Estep, 31, an owner of Estep Brothers Funeral Service in the 1300 block of Eutaw Place. Police said they did not know of a motive. The term of Smith's sentence and his crime were not immediately known.

Robbery: A woman was approaching her car in a parking lot in the 2300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman robbed her of $25.

Robbery try: A man was in the 1500 block of Kavanaugh St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman demanded his money. When the victim said he had none, the gunman fled.

Robbery: An 18-year-old man was walking in the 1600 block of N. Monroe St. about 9: 30 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman got out of a car and robbed him of $5 and jewelry valued at more than $250.

Southwestern District

Theft from vehicle: A 35 mm camera, cash, $80 worth of tools, 12 videotapes and a cellular phone, all valued at more than $1,100, were stolen Tuesday from a 1997 Chevrolet van parked at Edmondson Village Shopping Center in the 4600 block of Edmondson Ave.

Central District

Theft: Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a man of more than $30 about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of N. Charles St.

Theft: Charges were pending against a man who stole 45 10-ounce cans of soft drinks and four serving trays Tuesday from Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel in the 100 block of S. Eutaw St. The property was recovered when the man was detained by hotel personnel.

Northwestern District

Theft: A utility trailer with tags 303643G that was chained to a metal pole was stolen Tuesday in the 4000 block of Springdale Ave.

Theft from vehicle: A .40-caliber Ruger semiautomatic handgun, clothing and a compact disc player were stolen Tuesday from a 1986 Mazda parked in the 4900 block of Haddon Ave.

White Marsh Precinct

Arson: Someone set fire to a trailer parked at C. J. Langenfelder & Son Inc. contractors in the 8400 block of Pulaski Highway on Tuesday afternoon, causing at least $25,000 damage to the vehicle. Flames spread to a second trailer, causing minor damage.

Theft: A female cashier at the Sears department store in White Marsh Mall was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $1,000. Police said the theft occurred over a two-day period.

Essex Precinct

Carjacking/robbery: A man was about to leave a drive-through automated teller machine at NationsBank in the 1500 block of Country Ridge Lane about 12: 05 a.m. yesterday when a gunman forced his way into the car and ordered the motorist to drive to nearby Reaching Circle. There, the gunman robbed the driver of $200 and robbed his female passenger of jewelry of unknown value.

North Point Precinct

Theft: Nearly $300 was stolen between Oct. 12 and 15 from a house in the 600 block of 46th St. The theft was reported Tuesday.

Parkville Precinct

Robbery: An 11-year-old boy was riding his mountain bike in the 3500 block of Moultree Place about 4 p.m. Tuesday when an older boy shoved him to the ground and stole the bike, valued at more than $200.

For the Record

Suspect sought: Police were seeking Van Irvin Jamison, 31, who is charged in federal warrants with robbing six city banks and six Baltimore County banks between Aug. 8 and Oct. 20. Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jamison, whose last known address was the 4000 block of Belle Ave.

Pub Date: 10/23/97

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