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

Police Blotter

October 24, 1997|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Bank robbery: A man escaped with cash from the NationsBank branch in the 3200 block of Washington Blvd. about noon yesterday after giving a teller a holdup note that implied he had a gun. No weapon was displayed. The robber fit the description of a man who robbed three other banks in the area Oct. 2, 9 and 15.

Northeastern District

Stabbing: A 44-year-old man who was stabbed by his wife about 3: 30 p.m. Wednesday in their home in the 2500 block of Southern Ave. was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday. The wife, whose name was not available, was arrested and charged with assault by stabbing and related offenses.

Southern District

Theft: A man posing as an insurance salesman removed $400 from the pants of an elderly man in the victim's home in the 1200 block of Glyndon Ave. Tuesday. The man told the victim to disrobe and turn his back for a physical examination for insurance purposes.

Western District

Assault/arrest: Police arrested a man after a flammable liquid was thrown onto his girlfriend and she was threatened with a knife in their home in the 1000 block of Edmondson Ave. on Tuesday. Edward M. Smith, 54, was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses, and possession of cocaine.

Central District

Rape: Police were seeking a man who kicked a woman in the face, raped her in her East Read Street apartment Monday and robbed her of 37 cents. The woman, who was treated at Mercy Medical Center, said the man followed her into her apartment after they spoke briefly outside the building.

Eastern District

Robbery: A deliveryman for Utz potato chips was in his truck in the 100 block of N. Luzerne Ave. about 1 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman ordered him to open the safe. The gunman escaped with cash.

Northwestern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed a woman of less than $3 about 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3600 block of Labyrinth Road.

Northern District

Theft: A circular saw valued at $70 was stolen Tuesday from the porch of a house in the 3800 block of Hickory Ave.

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery: After requesting a pack of cigarettes at the Royal Farm store in the 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road about 1: 20 a.m. Tuesday, a man pulled a gun on the clerk and escaped with cash.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary/arrest: A man was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary after residents of the 1700 block of Kurtz Ave. saw him enter a neighbor's house. No property was reported missing. Jesse Raiford, 47, of the 200 block of N. Amity St. in Baltimore was charged with burglary and giving police a false statement.


An inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center was stabbed in the head with an unknown weapon yesterday in a fight with another inmate, said Barbara Cooper, the center's spokeswoman. Todd Hamilton Tynes, 36, awaiting trial for theft and burglary, and another inmate were fighting over cigarettes in the north building about 5: 30 p.m. Cooper said Tynes was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released. Travis Lamar Cook, 26, awaiting trial for narcotics and probation violations, was charged with stabbing Tynes.

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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