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

Police Blotter

January 05, 2000|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Central District

Bank robbery/carjacking: A man who gave a teller a hold-up note robbed Liberty Federal Savings & Loan in the 400 block of N. Howard St. of an undisclosed sum of money about 12: 45 p.m. yesterday. Outside, the man forced his way into a parked Toyota Camry and ordered the male motorist to drive off. At Mount Royal Avenue near North Avenue, the man exited the car and fled.

Eastern District

Robbery: Two women were in the 1000 block of N. Bond St. about 9: 30 p.m. Monday when a gunman robbed one of them of $3.

Theft: A cellular telephone, clothing, watches and boots, all valued at nearly $1,000, were stolen from a car parked Monday in the 700 block of Constitution Ave.

Southern District

Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, entered a house in the 900 block of Ramsay St. about 9 p.m. Monday and robbed four victims of cash and property, all valued at nearly $800.

Theft from vehicle: A cellular telephone, radio and 20 compact discs, all valued at more than $700, were stolen between Thursday and Monday from a 1995 Acura in the 1400 block of Covington St.

Northern District

Burglaries: Someone entered three dwellings in an apartment building in the 300 block of E. 33rd St. on Monday and stole videocassette recorders, televisions, compact disc players, compact discs, videotapes, stereo equipment and telephones. The property was valued at more than $3,000.

Burglary: Chinese currency, a compact disc player, stereo equipment, 100 compact discs, checks and other property, all valued at nearly $3,000, were stolen Monday from a dwelling in the 100 block of W. 29th St.

Burglary: A laptop computer and stereo equipment, all valued at nearly $5,000, were stolen Monday from a house in the 1000 block of Woodson Road.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Arrest: When a security officer at Hecht's department store at White Marsh Mall saw a man shoplifting kitchen appliances about 4: 10 p.m. yesterday, the man pulled a silver-colored handgun and fled through the mall. The man ran through Sears department store, left the mall, got into a car and drove away. About 5: 45 p.m., police spotted the car about a mile away at Lincoln Woods Way and Beaconsfield Road in Lincoln Woods Apartments and arrested the man. The appliances, valued at $579, were recovered, but the gun was not.

Burglary: A shotgun, money order, tools, jewelry and a bottle of champagne, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Monday from an apartment in the 7500 block of Eagle Walk Court.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A male, 18, was in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road about 11 p.m. Monday when two men asked him for a cigarette. The victim said he had none and was dragged to the side of nearby Easter's Lock & Key Service and robbed him of his hat, boots and vest.

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery: A man was in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive about 5 a.m. Sunday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of an undisclosed sum of money. The gunman and his accomplice fled into nearby Woodlawn Cemetery.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: Several pieces of jewelry and a 15-inch television, all valued at $650, were stolen Dec. 24 from a house in the first block of Gunfalls Garth. The burglary was reported Monday.

For the record

Arrest: Damon M. Penn, 26, who was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder, was arrested yesterday at home in the 2800 block of Ellicott Drive by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Penn was charged in the March 19 shooting of Anthony Griffin, 30, of the 4700 block of Garrison Blvd. A motive was unknown. Penn is being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center, pending a bail hearing.

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