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

Police Blotter

January 11, 2000|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Shooting: A boy, 16, was sitting on the front steps of a house in the 1600 block of N. Port St. about 6 p.m. Sunday when two gunmen demanded his money. When the youth tried to run, both men shot at him, wounding him at least once in the lower back. The victim was in stable condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Central District

Bank robbery: An apparently unarmed man robbed Liberty Federal Savings & Loan in the 400 block of N. Howard St. of an undisclosed sum about 1 p.m. yesterday. Police said the robber fits the description of a man who robbed the bank Dec. 4. and escaped by forcing a motorist to drive him to West North Avenue near Mount Royal Avenue, where he got out of the vehicle.

Northeastern District

Bank robbery: A gunman wearing dark clothing, gloves and a dark ski mask robbed the Bank of America in the 3400 block of Belair Road of an undisclosed sum about 9: 30 a.m. yesterday. Passers-by saw the man pull the ski mask over his face before he entered the bank.

Southern District

Vandalism: A chunk of concrete was used to break the windshield, left rear window and driver's side window of a 1989 Chevrolet parked in the 1300 block of Covington St. between Friday and Sunday.

Baltimore County

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery/arrest: Police arrested a man Sunday minutes after three men robbed the Super Fresh food market in the 800 block of Rolling Road. The men entered the store about 7: 30 a.m. and at least two of them forced their way into the office and forced employees there to give up an undisclosed amount from a safe and several cash register drawers. As the trio fled, an employee sounded an alarm. About two blocks away, near an apartment complex, police arrested a man who fit a description of one of the robbers. It was not known whether money taken in the robbery was recovered. Bernard Williams, 28, of the 1900 block of Windys Run Road in Catonsville was charged with armed robbery, at least two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a handgun violation. Williams was being held in lieu of $150,000 bond at the county Detention Center in Towson.

Parkville Precinct

Theft: Two male juveniles were arrested Sunday and accused of trying to leave the Kmart store at North Plaza Mall without paying for two packs of batteries and several movie tapes, all valued at $40. The youths were charged and released in the custody of their parents, pending action by juvenile authorities.

Towson Precinct

Robbery/arrest: A man is accused of forcing his way into his former girlfriend's apartment in the 6600 block of English Oak Way about 8 p.m. Saturday and robbing her of a diamond ring and a mink coat. Later, the man returned to the apartment and argued with the woman and left, police say. He was arrested a short time later near the scene, and the ring was recovered. Gregory Ricardo Johnson, 45, whose address was not available, was charged with robbery.

Burglary/arrest: A man accused of entering the Baltimore Actors Theater in the 300 block of Dumbarton Road through a basement window early Sunday was arrested near the scene by police responding to a burglar alarm. No property was reported missing. Christopher Foster, 37, of the 3500 block of Lyndale Ave. in Baltimore was charged with burglary.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: A 46-inch riding mower valued at nearly $4,000 was stolen from the front yard of a house in the 2100 block of Sheppard Road between Thursday and Sunday.

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