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

Police Blotter

February 25, 2000|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southeastern District

Assault: A motorist who was severely beaten with an ax handle during a road rage incident Tuesday remains hospitalized. Police continued yesterday to seek his assailants. The victim's car allegedly cut off a red pickup truck about 12: 30 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Linwood Ave. Two men in the pickup, one armed with the ax handle, shattered a window on the victim's car, struck him several times on the head and drove off. The victim, 33, a resident of East Pratt Street, underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Central District

Flim-flam: On Feb. 18, a woman posing as a Social Security Administration official told a 71-year-old female resident of the 2000 block of McCulloh St. that she owed the agency $2,800 and her benefits would be cut off if she did not pay. The victim withdrew money from her bank account that day and gave it to a second woman, who said she was a co-worker of the first woman. The victim learned the incident was a ruse when she contacted a local SSA office.

Robbery: A man who implied he was armed with a handgun took a pack of cigarettes and $200 from Charles Towers Convenient Store in the first block of W. Saratoga St. about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Theft: Someone used a heavy tool to break open the cash box at All Right parking in the first block of E. Lanvale St. overnight Wednesday and removed at least $100.

Burglary: A laptop computer valued at $2,000 was stolen from Catholic Relief Services in the 200 block of W. Fayette St. between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28. The burglary was reported Wednesday.

Eastern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed a man, 36, of $16 about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of E. Lanvale St.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Arson: Someone poured a flammable liquid onto a 1990 Honda CRX in the 9200 block of Allenswood Road in Randallstown early Wednesday and lighted it, causing extensive damage.

Carjacking: A man was about to enter his 1994 Ford Astro van in the 200 block of Reisterstown Road about 11: 15 p.m. Wednesday when he noticed one of the vehicle's windows was open. After entering the van, he smelled cigarette smoke and looked into the back of the vehicle, where he saw a man armed with a knife in a back seat. The intruder lunged toward him and the man opened the door and fell to the pavement. The intruder drove off in the van with tags M231965.

Robbery: A boy, 14, was standing outside a food market in the 7000 block of Liberty Road about 7 p.m. Wednesday when two older youths threatened him and robbed him of his jacket, valued at $100.

Burglary: Two televisions valued at $600 were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 18300 block of Marshall Mill Road in Hampstead.

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