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

Police Blotter

August 30, 1999|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southeastern District

Robbery arrest: A male motorist, 33, was stopped for a traffic signal in the 5500 block of Boston St. about 7: 30 p.m. Saturday when a man approached and asked for a cigarette. Before the motorist could respond, the man got into the vehicle, implied he was armed and robbed the driver of $35. Shortly afterward, police arrested a man, who was identified by the victim, at Baltimore Travel Plaza in the 5600 block of O'Donnell St., three blocks north of the robbery scene. Robert Jones, 24, of the 900 block of N. Duncan St. was charged with robbery.

Southern District

Burglary: A videocassette recorder, 15 swords and 100 3-inch knives, valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Saturday from Bill's Comics in the 800 block of Washington Blvd.

Eastern District

Cutting: Several men were playing basketball in the 1800 block of N. Chapel St. about 7 p.m. Saturday when an argument broke out between two players who had bets on the game. One of the bettors pulled a knife and cut the other on the right buttock. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his assailant was being sought.

Theft from vehicle: A compact disc player and tools, valued at $2,000, were stolen Saturday from a 1990 Chevrolet sedan parked in the Super Pride supermarket parking lot in the 2300 block of E. Chase St.

Robbery: A man, 41, was walking in the 800 block of N. McDonogh St. about 9 p.m. Saturday when another man robbed him of his wallet and $20 after pressing an unknown sharp weapon in his back and spraying him with a chemical irritant.

Robbery: A woman, 36, was robbed of a gold necklace and four gold bracelets, valued at more than $1,500, about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Ave.

Northern District

Theft from vehicle: Between 60 and 70 compact discs with a value of at least $600 were stolen Saturday from a car parked in the 2100 block of Maryland Ave.

Theft: A hammer drill and other power-tool equipment, valued at nearly $600, were stolen Saturday from a 1997 Ford van parked in the 500 block of Ready Ave.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Robbery/arrests: Police arrested three teen-age males early Saturday and charged them as juveniles with assault and robbery. The victim, a male, 17, was at Punjab Drive and Sandalwood Road about 3 a.m. when he was knocked to the pavement by three young men, who robbed him of his wallet and nearly $200. Later near the robbery scene, Officer John Johns spotted three young men who matched descriptions provided by the victim and arrested them. The young men, 16 and 17, were charged with robbery and released to their parents' custody.

Robbery: A man, 32, was refueling his car at a service station in the 600 block of Compass Road about 5 a.m. Saturday when another man, who implied he was armed with a handgun, said, "Read about it [the robbery] in the paper, or see it on TV." The robber took $25 and fled.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun robbed the Royal Farm store in the 6000 block of Falls Road of less than $200 about 1: 20 a.m. Saturday. The gunman forced an employee into a rear room and fled.

Burglary: Jewelry valued at more than $700 and the keys to a car were stolen Saturday from a house in the first block of Dowling Circle.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: A 15-inch mountain bicycle valued at $300 was stolen Saturday from a garage in the 900 block of Metfield Road.

Pub Date: 8/30/99

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