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

Police Blotter

August 05, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Central District

Gambling raid: Serving a search and seizure warrant, vice squad officers entered a Block nightclub about 9 p.m. last night and seized records that indicated the business illegally paid off on video poker machines, a violation of gambling ordinances. Sgt. Craig Gentile said the receipts showed at least two customers of the Harem, located in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St., played the machines on July 23 and July 30 and an unidentified employee paid them a total of $210. Officers also seized more than $1,400 they suspected was to be used to pay poker machine winnings and a book that allegedly recorded the illegal action. At some bars and nightclubs, poker-machine players can get cash if they accumulate a certain number of points. During the raid, Gentile said officers made no gambling arrests but a male patron was charged with indecent exposure.

Southeastern District

Robbery/arrest: Several hours after a man robbed the Royal Farm store in the 4800 block of O'Donnell St. about 1 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested when he arrived at his girlfriend's house in the Rossville section of Baltimore County. A man took money and cigarettes from the store and drove away in a car that was traced to a woman who lives on Yellow Brick Road near Golden Ring Mall. When the woman told police the man was to return her car, police waited and arrested him when he arrived about 7: 30 a.m. Police said a toy gun was used in the robbery.

Northwestern District

Shooting: A man, 19, in the 5500 block of Park Heights Ave. about 3: 30 a.m. Tuesday was shot in the left leg by a man who escaped. A friend drove the victim to Sinai Hospital for treatment.

Eastern District

Assault/arrest: A man was threatening a woman with a 12-inch-long knife outside his house in the 300 block of E. Lafayette Ave. on Tuesday when Officer Tim Taggart approached and ordered the man to drop the knife. The man did and was arrested by Taggart and charged with aggravated assault.

Burglary: While a man was sitting on the front steps of his house in the 800 block of N. Curley St. Tuesday, someone entered the dwelling through a rear screen door and stole a radio valued at more than $100.

Southern District

Burglary: Gold jewelry and a bag of scrap gold, all valued at $1,000, were stolen from a house in the 3700 block of St. Victor St. between Thursday and Tuesday.

Baltimore County

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery: After two men picked up a man about 1 a.m. Tuesday, they stopped at Woodlawn and Poplar drives and robbed him of a set of keys and $20 and forced him from the vehicle.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered an apartment in the first block of Thurmont Court through a sliding door Monday and stole $25 and a set of keys.

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