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

Police Blotter

January 06, 2000|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Shooting: A man shot a boy, 16, in the stomach and chest about 1: 30 p.m. yesterday in the 1900 block of E. Federal St. The victim ran five blocks east to the 1500 block of N. Chapel St., where he was found by police and taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The victim, a resident of the 500 block of N. Bouldin St., was in critical condition last night.

Southwestern District

Shooting: Two men, one armed with a handgun, approached a man, 21, in the 2400 block of Walbrook Ave. about 4 a.m. Tuesday. The victim turned to flee and was shot in the back. A passing motorist drove him to Maryland General Hospital, where he was in stable condition yesterday.

Western District

Robbery try/shooting: A gunman demanded money from a man about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of N. Stockton St. The victim, 20, refused to hand over and tried to run and was shot in the right buttock. He was in stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Northeastern District

Shooting: An unknown male shot a youth three times in the back about 8: 40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Kennedy Ave. The victim, 18, ran two blocks east to the 2700 block of The Alameda, from where he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. A resident of the 600 block of Richwood Ave., he was in stable condition yesterday.

Southern District

Theft: A chrome wind deflector was stolen from a tow truck and a wood planer and work bench were stolen from a 40-foot trailer while the rigs were parked at National Towing in the 1700 block of Wicomico St. between Dec. 20 and Jan. 4. Total value of the property was $1,600.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Arrest: A man was charged with armed robbery after kitchen appliances worth nearly $600 were stolen Tuesday from Hecht's department store in White Marsh Mall. The man is accused of pointing a handgun at a store security officer before he drove off in a car. Police spotted the vehicle at Lincoln Woods Way and Beaconsfield Drive, about a mile from the mall, and made an arrest. Robert Matthews, 33, of the 2700 block of Allendale Road in Baltimore was charged with armed robbery, assault and a handgun violation. He was being held on $50,000 bond at the county Detention Center.

Parkville Precinct

Robbery: A woman, 33, was walking to her car at Parkway Crossing, a shopping center in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive, about 6: 40 p.m. Tuesday when a man placed an unknown object in her back and robbed her of several pieces of jewelry and cash, all valued at more than $1,000.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: A laptop computer valued at more than $1,000 was stolen Tuesday from Baltimore Sound Engineering in the 6300 block of Blair Hill Lane. No sign of forced entry was reported.

For the record

Victims named: Al Brown, 32, of the 1500 block of Moreland Ave. and Clarence Miller, 52, of the 2700 block of Presbury St. were identified yesterday by police as the men fatally shot Dec. 30 in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. Police have made no arrest and knew of no motive for the shootings.

Arrest: Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson said Keith W. "Poochie" Hammonds, 25, who escaped from a North Carolina work-release program Nov. 30, was arrested by deputies Tuesday night at a relative's house in the 100 block of N. Port St. Anderson said Hammonds was convicted in 1991 of armed robbery and aggravated assault and was serving 20 years when he escaped. Also arrested at the house was Daryl D. Oxendine, who was sought by Frederick County authorities on a nonsupport warrant. Anderson said Hammonds was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center pending extradition and Oxendine was returned to Frederick County.

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