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

Police Blotter

June 22, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Theft/arrest: A driver for an Anne Arundel County-based trucking company, charged in a warrant with stealing $6,500 worth of clothing he was to have delivered to several Baltimore-area stores, was arrested Saturday at his Northeast Baltimore home. Sgt. Terry Caudell, of the district's major case squad, said the clothing, in shipping boxes, was recovered in the apartment of James Lionel Coppage, 31, of the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive. Coppage was being held in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center pending a bail hearing. Caudell said the investigation began two months ago and included Anne Arundel County police.

Robbery: A gunman robbed a man, 30, of cash and jewelry, all valued at nearly $600, about 12: 10 a.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of Belair Road.

Robbery: A gunman robbed a man of cash and property, all valued at more than $1,000, about 11: 30 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of Mayfield Ave.

Robbery: A gunman robbed a man of cash and property, all of unknown value, about 1 a.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of Bowleys Lane.

Central District

Burglary: Four walkie-talkie radios valued at more than $2,000 were stolen during the weekend from a Harkins Builders Inc. construction site in the 900 block of Druid Lake Park Drive.

Eastern District

Assault: Two men were arguing over the cost of repairing a car Sunday night in the 2400 block of Barclay St. when one pulled a handgun and threatened to shoot the other. The gunman fled and was being sought.

Theft: While a woman, 28, was asleep in her home in the 1600 block of Ashland Ave. Thursday, a man she knew who was visiting her stole her mountain bicycle valued at more than $200.

Robbery/assault: A man, 37, was in the 1100 block of E. Monument St. about 4 p.m. Sunday when he was attacked by four men who struck him with their fists and robbed him of a watch valued at $25. As the men fled, one of the them threw the watch to the ground. Police recovered the watch. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for minor lacerations of the face, head and eye and released.

Baltimore County

North Point Precinct

Arson: Someone set fire to the exterior of a portable classroom at Dundalk Elementary School in the 2700 block of Playfield St. about 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said the outside of the building was damaged extensively. A damage estimate was not available.

Theft: A swimming pool pump of unknown value was stolen overnight Saturday from the back yard of a house in the first block of Leeway Road.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Seventy-five 5-gallon containers of ice cream, two cases of ice cream mixes, a large quantity of plastic spoons and a case of napkins, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen last month from a storage area in the Baskins-Robbins Ice Cream store in the 6900 block of Security Blvd. Police said the thief or thieves appeared to have used a key to gain entry. The theft was reported Sunday.

Burglary: Car rims valued at $800 were stolen during the weekend from a storage shed in the 6500 block of Kriel St. The thief gained entry by forcing the door.

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