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

Police Blotter

July 02, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Officer assaulted/arrests: After stopping a stolen van in the 2600 block of Hafer St. about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Darren Belechto was walking toward the vehicle when the driver sped off, striking Belechto and his police cruiser. Several blocks away, the van was stopped and its driver and two passengers arrested. The driver was charged with auto theft and assaulting a police officer, and the two passengers were charged with auto theft. Belechto was treated for an injured left knee at Mercy Medical Center.

Robbery/arrest: A man knocked a woman, 77, to the ground about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd. and stole her purse. Later, the man was arrested and charged with assault and unarmed robbery.

Southern District

Abduction/arrest: A man, 24, was in the 800 block of Stoll St. about 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday when two men, one with a handgun, and the other -- a relative of the victim -- forced him into his 1990 Honda Civic and drove away. Before the men exited the car in the 4000 block of 8th St. in Brooklyn, they robbed the man of a pager, cellular phone and hat. Lamont Travon Foote, 21, was arrested at his home in the 1500 block of Hazel St. and charged with robbery and abduction. The second man was being sought.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Burglary/vandalism: Someone entered a townhouse under construction in the 2000 block of Hackberry Court on Wednesday and destroyed a ceiling and walls and set off the sprinkler system, causing at least $5,000 damage.

Cockeysville Precinct

Theft/burglary: A compact disc player and several compact discs were stolen Tuesday from a 1997 Dodge truck parked in the driveway of a house in the 20000 block of Old York Road in White Hall. Several hand and power tools were stolen from the garage. The total value of the stolen property was nearly $1,400.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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