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

Police Blotter

April 26, 1999|By Greg Garland and Amy Oakes

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

Baltimore City

Central District

Stolen car: A 1985 Toyota was stolen from the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday.

Robbery: A woman, 26, was returning to her apartment Friday evening in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. when a man armed with a small handgun took $3 in cash and a check card from her.

Northern District

Robbery: A man with a handgun robbed a woman, 31, of rings valued at $1,094 about 12: 40 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of W. Cold Spring Lane.

Southwestern District

Robbery: A man with a handgun took $300 in cash and $575 in jewelry from a man, 27, about 10: 15 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Franklintown Road.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Arson: An arsonist pried open the front door to an apartment in the 1800 block of Dalhousie Court, in the Oakleigh Apartment complex, and set fire to carpeting about 12: 15 a.m. Saturday, causing about $2,500 damage.

Armed robbery: A man stole $35 from a sales clerk and an unknown amount from a cash drawer about 4 a.m. Saturday at the 7-Eleven store in the 300 block of E. Joppa Road. The robber walked in, asked the price of a candy bar, then displayed a long-barreled handgun or rifle. He fled on foot toward York Road.

Assault: A man, 35, was cut on his right forearm when he resisted a robber who confronted him as he was walking west on Taylor Avenue near Perring Parkway about 12: 40 a.m. Saturday. The assailant was the passenger in a car that pulled alongside the victim. The assailant demanded money and cut the victim with an unknown object when he resisted. The assailant removed the victim's wallet and threw it to the ground when he found no money in it. The victim was treated for a cut 7 inches long at Good Samaritan Hospital.

For the record

Victim identified: Baltimore City police identified yesterday Calvin McCray, 42, of the 2100 block of Mount Holly St. as the man whose body was found floating about 3: 45 p.m. Saturday at the lake in Druid Hill Park. McCray had told friends he was going swimming and did not return, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. Police pulled McCray, who apparently drowned, from the lake in the 3100 block of Swan Drive.

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