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

Police Blotter

July 13, 1998|By Richard Irwin

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

Eastern District

Shooting: A 40-year-old man seeking shelter in a vacant house in the 800 block of Bonaparte Ave. was shot inside the house about 4 p.m. yesterday and was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Detective Christopher Smith of the violent crimes task force said the victim was in the living room when three men, one with a .380 semiautomatic handgun, entered and shot him once in the lower back. The men fled. Smith said the victim staggered from the house and walked to a nearby 7-Eleven, where he got the employees' attention by banging on the window. Smith knew of no motive for the shooting.

Suspect identified: Police have identified a man who was shot Friday night by an officer when he reportedly attempted to shoot the officer on an East Baltimore street. Police said Officer John Rynn, 33, and a second officer, both of the Tactical Squad, were in the 2200 block of E. Federal St. about 11 p.m. when two men they were approaching suddenly ran down the 1600 block of N. Bradford St. When one man turned toward Rynn and pulled the trigger of a handgun, which didn't fire, Rynn fired a shot, striking the man in the left thigh. The second man escaped and is being sought. The injured suspect, a 25-year-old Baltimore man, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital and faces attempted murder and handgun violations.

Northwestern District

Burglary: A 13-inch television, compact disc player and 50 compact discs were stolen Saturday from a house in the 3200 block of W. Belvedere Ave. by someone who entered through a rear door.

Arrest: Police were in the 4400 block of Park Heights Ave. on Friday when they arrested an 18-year-old man who possessed a .30-caliber rifle and a .380 semiautomatic handgun.

Burglary/arrest: An air-conditioner and a videocassette recorder, all valued at more than $400, were stolen from a house in the 4000 block of Bateman Ave. by one of two men who entered through the front door. Police investigating the burglary arrested a 39-year-old suspect and were seeking a second man. Police recovered the property.

Southern District

Larceny from auto: Someone entered a 1995 Saab parked in the 1000 block of Covington St. on Saturday and stole a cellular phone and a phone adapter, all valued at $400.

Northern District

Stolen car: A 1987 GMC truck with tags 620934 was stolen Friday night or Saturday morning in the 900 block of E. 32nd St.

Burglary: A TV and telephone, all valued at nearly $200, were stolen from a house in the first block of Hadley Square North by someone who entered through a window.

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 2600 block of Springhill Ave. on Saturday through a rear kitchen door and stole an electronic game valued at nearly $200.

Parkville Precinct

Robbery: A man who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed Blockbuster Video in the 7700 block of Belair Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Arrest: Police arrested a man who threatened to shoot himself with a rifle or blow himself up as he sat in a car at the Oakleigh Shopping Center near Perring Parkway about noon Saturday. After the man was persuaded to leave the Ford Taurus, police recovered a rifle and three one-pound cans of black power that were taped to the man's body. During a brief standoff, the man smoked a cigarette and threatened to light a fuse attached to one of the cans. After his arrest, the man was admitted to an area hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Pub Date: 7/13/98

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