Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Theft: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robert William Beach, 30, the former general manager of Hooters of Harbor Place, who is charged with grand larceny of at least $250,000 of the restaurant's money between Oct. 1 and Feb. 7. Beach's last known address was in Atlanta. Police say that money was stolen from cash receipts before they were deposited at a bank and that deposit slips and bookkeeping records had been falsified. Beach was employed at Hooters in the Light Street Pavilion for about two years before leaving last month, a Hooters manager said last night.
Robbery: A man, 39, was walking in the 2100 block of Etting St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday when two men, one known to the victim as "Joe," robbed him of a box of tools and cash, all valued at more than $300. When the victim turned to flee, one of the men struck him in the head with with an empty beer bottle and the other hit him with a piece of wood. No arrests had been made.
Theft/arrest: A patron at the Hilton Hotel in the 200 block of W. Baltimore St. was arrested Tuesday after he tried to pay for a meal with an invalid credit card. The 37-year-old resident of the 700 block of St. Paul St. told the manager he had no cash to pay for the meal, which cost $15.44, and police were called. He was arrested and charged with theft of services.
Theft from vehicle: A laptop computer, briefcase and a day planner, all valued at nearly $7,000, were stolen Tuesday from a 1995 Jeep parked in a garage in the first block of Market Place.
Robbery/arrest: A man, 32, was walking to his apartment in the 6600 block of Bonnie Ridge Drive about 8: 20 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman robbed him of his wallet containing a small sum of money. The gunman fled toward a nearby apartment building. Filon, a police dog handled by Officer Mary Engel-Eyler of the police dog unit, found a man in a foyer, where he was arrested without incident. The man, a Baltimore resident whose name was not available, is a suspect in a carjacking Monday in the city, police said.
Carjacking: A man, 25, was walking to his car in the 1800 block of Rambling Ridge Lane in Pikesville about 9: 15 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman robbed him of his keys and drove off in the teal 1993 Toyota Corolla with tags 859 AZK.
Robbery: A woman, 53, was getting out of her car in the 6900 block of Clearwood Court about 8 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman tried to steal her purse. During a struggle, the man shoved the woman to the ground and fled with the purse containing cash and property, all of unknown value. Police said the woman's right arm was injured but she declined medical treatment.
Robbery: A driver for a restaurant was making a delivery in the first block of Penny Lane in Pikesville about 8: 20 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman robbed him of his wallet containing more than $200, credit cards and other property.
Burglary/arrest: Someone broke into a house in the 2500 block of Edgewood Ave. on Tuesday and stole a jacket, video games, a bicycle and other property, all valued at more than $1,400. Acting on a description of the burglar given to police, officers went to a pawnshop in Baltimore and arrested Robert W. Davis, 19, of the 3700 block of Evergreen Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. Davis was charged with burglary.