Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Robbery try: A man, 63, was putting groceries into his car in the 1100 block of Hollins St. about 3 p.m. Saturday when another man placed an unknown weapon to his back and demanded money. When the victim told him that he had no money, the man walked away.
Drug arrest: A man, 32, was selling items in the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Ave. without a huckster's license and was arrested Saturday afternoon. Police searched him, found a small quantity of suspected cocaine and charged him with possession of cocaine.
Drug arrest: Three officers of the district's Drug Enforcement Unit were in the 1300 block of Argyle Ave. about 6 p.m. Saturday when they saw what appeared to be a drug transaction between two men. One man fled when the officers approached. Police arrested the second man, 18, and recovered nearly 80 plastic vials of suspected cocaine and more than $100 cash.
Cab holdup: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a Royal Cab driver of $13 in the 1700 block of Darley Ave. at 5: 30 p.m. Saturday.
Gun theft/arrest: A man, 27, was arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday and was charged with theft of a handgun belonging to a city police officer. The officer was riding a motorcycle to work in May when his fanny pack, with his 9 mm Glock pistol inside, fell to the street. Before the officer was able to retrieve it, a man picked it up and fled. Early Saturday, police were in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St., pursuing an armed man who discarded a handgun before he was arrested. The gun was the officer's missing Glock. The man has been charged with theft, resisting arrest and assault by pointing a handgun. His identity had not been verified Saturday night.
Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 3300 block of Putty Hill Ave. through a rear basement door Saturday and stole more than $600.
Armed robbery: After placing a container of gas line anti-freeze on the check-out counter at the Pep Boys store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road about 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, a man pulled a handgun and ordered a clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. The gunman fled on foot with an undisclosed sum.
Robbery: A gunman placed candy on the counter at the Rite-Aid in the first block of E. Padonia Road about 8 p.m. Saturday. When the clerk rang up the sale, he demanded money from the cash register and escaped with $7 worth of candy and more than $400. About 15 minutes later, a gunman robbed the Rite-Aid store in the 1400 block of York Road of nearly $350. The descriptions of the gunmen did not match.
Pub Date: 3/15/99