Baltimore City Central District Theft from vehicle...

POLICE BLOTTER

July 06, 2000|By Laura Vozzella

Baltimore City

Central District

Theft from vehicle: Someone broke the passenger window of a Toyota Camry parked in the 300 block of N. Howard St. about 4:25 p.m. yesterday and stole several compact discs.

Breaking and entering: Police were called to First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2209 Park Ave., at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday on a report that someone had broken in through a back window. Police chased a suspect on foot, but he escaped. Nothing was reported stolen.

Eastern District

Breaking and entering: Someone broke a window at the Baltimore City Board of Education building at 200 E. North Ave. Tuesday and entered the premises. No other property was reported damaged or stolen.

Shoplifting: A woman tried to steal two bottles of extra-strength Tylenol yesterday from a pharmacy in the 400 block of E. North Ave. The property was recovered, and a suspect was charged with shoplifting.

Southwestern District

Motorcycle theft: Someone stole a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle from a back yard in the 2600 block of Wilkens Ave. about 11:40 a.m. yesterday. A suspect was apprehended at the scene and charged with motorcycle theft.

Attempted auto theft: Someone tried to steal a 1995 Plymouth Voyager van at 20 N. Tremont Road at noon yesterday.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Hate crime/burglary: Someone broke into an apartment in the 1200 block of Reisterstown Road, sprinkled white powder on one of the sleeping occupants and left behind a racist note. The intruder, who broke in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:12 a.m. yesterday, also stole $220 from the occupants, who are black. Police are investigating the incident as a racially motivated crime.

Burglary: Using an employee's access code, someone broke into a video store in the 200 block of Reisterstown Road about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe. The burglar removed the video from the store surveillance camera before leaving.

For the record

Arrest: U.S. marshals in Baltimore reported last night the arrest of Ricardo Ashton in the Forrestville section of Prince George's County. Ashton was charged in a warrant with homicide in the death of Veleka A. Diggs, 21, whose body was found June 27 in a house in the 1600 block of Northgate Road.

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