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

Police Blotter

July 05, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southeastern District

Stolen car/arrests: Three teen-age boys were arrested and charged with stealing a 1990 Dodge Shadow from Tall Paul's used cars in the 3900 block of Fleet St. about midnight Thursday. The vehicle was spotted early Friday in South Baltimore, and the youths were caught by Southern District police when the suspects abandoned the car in the 100 block of Frankfurst Ave. The youths were processed at the Northern District's juvenile detention center.

Southwestern District

Burglary: A handgun, frying pan and a 35 mm camera were stolen Saturday from a house in the 4800 block of Williston Ave. The thief entered through a rear door.

Theft from vehicle: An amp meter and several hand and power tools, all valued at nearly $800, were stolen Saturday from a Ford van parked in the 500 block of Catherine St.

Theft: Officer Stephen Halstead was driving in the 2600 block of Frederick Ave. about 10 a.m. Saturday when he spotted a 1988 Mercury with stolen tags. After stopping the vehicle, Halstead saw a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun tucked between the front seats. He arrested the driver, a male, 17, and charged him with theft and illegal possession of a handgun.

Burglary: Someone entered a shed in the 1000 block of Parksley Ave. Saturday and stole a 21-inch lawn mower, electric saw, drills and hand tools, all valued at more than $2,000.

Theft from vehicle: A purse containing cash and a cellular phone, all valued at more than $130, was stolen Saturday from a car parked in the 400 block of Kensington Road in Ten Hills.

Southern District

Theft: An electric miter box valued at more than $150 was stolen from a vehicle parked Saturday in the 3800 block of 10th St. in Brooklyn.

Robbery/arrest: A man was trying to leave the CVS Pharmacy in the 1000 block of S. Charles St., about 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, with two packs of camera film valued at $20 without paying when he was stopped by Chad Webber, a store security officer. During a struggle, the man struck Webber in the face before he was subdued. Charged with assault and robbery and processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center was Dennis Sharam, of the 1400 block of Race St.

Theft: Cassette tapes valued at $80 were stolen from a 1999 Oldsmobile parked Friday in the 200 block of Conway St.

Eastern District

Assaults: Police were seeking two men, one with a handgun, who attacked two men in separate incidents and locations Friday night. In the 2600 block of E. Hoffman St., a man, 26, was sitting on the front steps of a house when the men struck him with their fists and the gun. The victim was treated at Church Hospital. In the 1300 block of N. Luzerne Ave., the men assaulted a 66-year-old pedestrian. The second victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Carjacking: After a cab driver stopped in the 2700 block of E. Madison St. about 6: 20 p.m. Friday, two men he had picked up earlier in Northwest Baltimore struck him in the face and shoved him out of the vehicle, a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria, and drove away. The cab was recovered a short distance away. The cab driver was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for minor head and facial injuries. No arrests had been made.

Stolen car: A 1996 Buick with tags DLJ 841 was stolen Saturday in the 1800 block of Rutland Ave.

Assault: A man, 26, was riding a bicycle in the 1000 block of Bonaparte Ave. Friday night when he was struck by a gray 1990 Lexus. Police said the victim managed to grab onto a door handle and was dragged several yards before he fell to the pavement nearly a block away. The driver sped off. Police said the victim suffered minor injuries.

Baltimore County

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: Someone broke into York Manor Swim Club in the first block of Margate Road overnight Friday and threw a ping-pong table, chairs and a desk into the pool, causing at least $700 damage to the property.

North Point Precinct

Theft/arrest: A 45-year-old East Baltimore man was arrested Saturday when he tried to leave the Sears store at Eastpoint Mall without paying for 18 wallets and two flashlights, all valued at nearly $450.

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 8000 block of Delhaven Road Saturday and stole video games and a radio, all valued at nearly $200.

Pub Date: 7/05/99

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