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

Police Blotter

August 18, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Burglary: A combination clothes washer and dryer, valued at more than $1,000, was stolen Sunday from a house in the 4400 block of Old Frederick Road.

Theft/arrest: A man, 31, was arrested Monday when he tried to leave the Super Fresh store at Westside Shopping Center in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. without paying for packages of fruit drinks valued at $20.

Southern District

Assault: Police were seeking a man who threw an ashtray at a woman, 36, on Monday in a house in the 3900 block of 8th St. in Brooklyn, striking her in the right elbow. She refused medical treatment.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Kidnapping: A man, 30, told police Monday that he was getting into his car at a gas station at Joppa and Harford roads about 3 a.m. Sunday when two men, one with a handgun, forced their way into the vehicle and ordered him to drive off. He said one of the men called himself "L.A." and the other "Jesse." He drove them to sections of Baltimore City, where they bought drugs. The victim said he was forced into a house and locked in a closet for several hours before the men returned and drove to more areas seeking drugs. He said he was taken from the house Monday, again put in the trunk and driven around the city before the men abandoned the car in an alley around noon. He said he freed himself and drove to the county, where he called police. The incident is being investigated.

North Point Precinct

Vandalism: A sharp metal object was used to scratch the sides of two Chevrolet pickup trucks parked Monday in the 8100 block of Boundary Road, causing nearly $800 in damage.

Vandalism: A 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck was parked Monday in the 1700 block of Stokesley Road when a side of the vehicle was scratched with a sharp metal object, causing $300 worth of damage.

Robbery: A male, 17, was walking in the rear of the 7400 block of German Hill Road about 9: 40 p.m. Monday when two men, one of whom implied he was armed with a handgun, robbed him of a Jesus charm necklace valued at nearly $200.

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: A gunman robbed Meadowcroft's Exxon station in the 300 block of Mount Carmel Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Burglary: A television and several video games, all valued at $200, were stolen Monday from the second floor of a house in the 13000 block of York Road.

Burglary: Someone broke into Azman Contact Lens Specialists in the 1400 block of York Road on Monday and stole 200 contact lenses valued at $3,000.

Burglary: Five chain saws valued at more than $2,000 were stolen from Suburban Sales in the 10000 block of York Road between Friday and Monday. To gain entry, the thief broke a window with a cinder block.

Garrison Precinct

Robbery: A gunman entered Bay Island Seafood in the 6600 block of Liberty Road about 12: 20 p.m. Monday and ordered a cashier into a walk-in freezer. He opened the cash register, removed less than $20 and fled. Moments later, the cashier left the freezer and called police.

Robbery: A gunman robbed Village Market in the 7000 block of Reisterstown Road of more than $200 about 10 a.m. Monday.

Burglary: Checks and a savings account passbook were stolen from an apartment in the 3500 block of Northridge Drive in Pikesville between Saturday and Monday.

Burglary: Vinyl siding of unknown value was stolen between Friday and Monday from the garage of a house being built in the 4700 block of Dark Star Way in Owings Mills.

Pub Date: 8/18/99

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