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

Police Blotter

July 07, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southeastern District

Drug arrests: Police are investigating a drug-trafficking operation that distributed cocaine and an animal tranquilizer in the Brewer's Hill section of East Baltimore, said Lt. Richard James. He said Jason Metzger, 23, was arrested Monday outside his home in the 800 block of Fagley St. on a search and seizure warrant and charged with multiple drug offenses. Inside the residence, police seized $7,000 worth of cocaine; ketamine, an animal tranquilizer, and nearly $4,000. Also arrested was Tracy Whitcraft, 22, of Hampstead, Carroll County. Police seized a 1993 Acura. James said the arrests came after a three-month investigation that was sparked by complaints from neighbors that people were entering the house at all hours.

Central District

Robbery: A man, 18, was in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. about 3: 15 a.m. Monday when he was attacked by several men who robbed him of $15.

Burglary: A compact disc player and a camera, all valued at nearly $400, were stolen Monday from a house in the first block of S. Eutaw St.

Burglary/arrests: Two men were arrested Monday and charged with breaking into a house in the 700 block of W. Lafayette Ave.

Burglary: A nail gun and motor oil, all valued at nearly $150, were stolen from Joe Joe's auto body shop in the 1500 block of N. Calvert St. over the weekend.

Robbery: A gunman robbed New World Bagels in the first block of E. Preston St. of an undisclosed sum of money about noon Monday.

Northern District

Burglary: Two videocassette recorders and a Caller ID, all valued at nearly $500, were stolen Monday from a house in the 2800 block of Huntingdon Ave.

Theft from vehicle: A rear tire valued at $150 was stolen from a 1988 Nissan Sentra parked Monday in the first block of E. 29th St.

Eastern District

Shooting: An unidentified man was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot in the stomach during an incident inside a vacant house in the 1000 block of N. Broadway. No arrest had been made.

Theft from vehicle: Someone entered the personal car of a Baltimore City Housing Authority Police officer that was parked Monday in the 1000 block of N. Caroline St. and stole a compact disc player, tools and a radio, all valued at nearly $400.

Stolen car: A black 1987 Ford Taurus was stolen Monday in the 1200 block of E. Lafayette Ave.

Cutting: Police were seeking a woman who cut a man on the right forearm and chest during an argument Monday in the bedroom of a house in the 1700 block of E. North Ave. The man, 43, was treated at Church Hospital.

Assault: A man, 32, was in the 1800 block of N. Chester St. on Monday when he was attacked by several men who beat him with their fists, kicked him and struck him with a baseball bat. When the man ran to a service station to seek help, his attackers followed and continued the assault until the victim broke free and flagged down a police officer. No arrests were made. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Southwestern District

Robbery/abduction: A man reported he was walking along the track at Edmondson-Westside Senior High School in the 500 block of N. Athol Ave. on Friday night when three men, one with a shotgun, forced him into a car and drove to an unknown house, where he was tied up and robbed of a compact disc player, school ring and $20. Three days later, the man reported, he was taken from the house, put in a white van and driven to Leakin Park, where he was forced from the vehicle. The man walked home and called police. He was treated at Bon Secours Hospital for minor injuries. Police said the incident is being investigated.

Theft: A man entered Ashby-Stewart, a clothing store in the 4500 block of Edmondson Ave., on Monday and stole $100 worth of shirts.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: A computer, fax machine and cordless telephones were stolen over the weekend from a model home at Summer Woods Road near Reisterstown Road.

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