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

Police Blotter

January 22, 1998|By Richard Irwin

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

Southern District

Stolen car: A 1988 Plymouth Sundance with tags ESJ 474 was stolen in the 2400 block of Marbourne Road on Tuesday.

Burglary: A 20-inch television and a radio, both valued at more than $600, were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 3900 block of Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay.

Western District

Drug arrests: Police were in the 600 block of N. Fremont Ave. Tuesday when they saw a large crowd of people, among them two men, who appeared to be involved in a drug transaction. After stopping the two men, the officers found several hundred dollars on one of them and arrested and charged both with conspiracy to distribute drugs. No drugs were recovered, police said.

Robbery: A teen-age male was assaulted by several other youths and robbed of $15 about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of W. North Ave.

Wilkens Precinct

Explosive device/arrests: An 18-year-old man and a teen-age male were arrested after an explosive device was placed on the front porch of a house in the 1300 block of Sulphur Spring Road on Tuesday night. Charges were pending. At least two other suspects, also teen-age males, were being sought. Police said the bottle containing drain cleaner and aluminum foil burst because of chemical reaction and burned the paint off the porch. No injuries were reported. Police said the incident was the result of an earlier dispute.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Police were seeking two youths seen leaving a house in the 600 block of Marquette Road on Tuesday after entering jTC through a window and stealing a TV, stereo equipment and a videocassette recorder, all of unknown value.

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: A gunman took $60 from Lucille's Gift Shop at the Holiday Inn in the 2000 block of Greenspring Drive about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Bank burglary: Someone tried to enter First Mariner Bank in the 1700 block of York Road early Tuesday by prying the front door. Police said the rear door also showed signs of tampering.

For the Record

Slaying victim identified: Police identified the man fatally shot in the 900 block of Harlem Ave. about 10: 15 p.m. Tuesday as Akim Asim, 36, of the 2000 block of McCulloh St. Asim, who also used the name Steven Stewart, was walking with friends when a gunman approached and shot him several times in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests had been made.

Escapee apprehended: Members of the Maryland Joint Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force yesterday arrested a man who escaped from the state Central Laundry Facility in Sykesville last month. Ralph Johnson, 41, whose home address is the 900 block of N. Collington Ave., was arrested in the 1400 block of E. Monument St. The FBI said Johnson, who was serving a 30-year-term for second-degree murder, was remanded to the Maryland Reception and Diagnostic Classification Center in Baltimore, pending an investigation of the escape by state police.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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