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

Police Blotter

June 11, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Western District

Traffic stops: Conducting what police called a traffic initiative, officers stopped and cited 134 motorists yesterday for not using seat belts in the Monroe and Fayette streets area of West Baltimore, and towed away three cars whose operators were driving on suspended licenses. Officers also issued tickets to 15 motorists for moving violations and arrested two men, charging them with hindering police by tipping off motorists. The purpose of the initiative was to remind citizens to use seat belts, said Sgt. Jim Kelly.

Northeastern District

Robbery: A woman, 83, was walking in the 2800 block of Pelham Ave. about 12: 30 p.m. yesterday when a man knocked her to the ground and stole her purse containing $20. The woman suffered a broken hip and was in fair condition at Union Memorial Hospital.

Northern District

Robbery: Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed Greenmount Discount Books in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. of more than $200 about 11: 30 a.m. Wednesday.

Burglary: Cash, jewelry and a .357-caliber Magnum handgun, all valued at more than $40,000, were stolen from Stereo & Jewelry Exchange in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave. overnight Tuesday.

Burglary: A television and stereo equipment, all valued at more than $1,600, were stolen from a house in the 5200 block of Kenilworth Ave. between April 1 and Wednesday while the owner was moving in.

Baltimore County

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: Computer equipment owned by Lockheed Martin Corp. and valued at $5,000 was stolen overnight Tuesday from a meeting room at Hunt Valley Marriott in the 200 block of Shawan Road.

North Point Precinct

Burglary: Equipment valued at $6,000 and the film from a surveillance camera were stolen Wednesday from Voest Alpine Inc., a manufacturer in the 4200 block of North Point Blvd. Police were seeking the driver of a Nissan pickup truck in the burglary.

Towson Precinct:

Shooting: After a man lost $2,000 to another man during a dice game on Solar Circle near Hillsway Avenue about 3 a.m. Wednesday, the loser pulled a handgun and shot the winner in the left hand. A friend took the wounded man to Union Memorial Hospital for treatment.

For the Record

Suspect sought: Tavon Wright, 19, of the 1800 block of Braddish Ave. in West Baltimore has been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the May 30 shooting of James Nelson, 23, after an argument near the suspect's home. Anyone with information about Wright's whereabouts is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Pub Date: 6/11/99

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