Baltimore City Southwestern District Drug arrest...


March 02, 2001|By Richard Irwin

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Drug arrest: After district drug enforcement unit officers observed a man allegedly selling marijuana Wednesday from a house in the first block of N. Catherine St., they detained him when he left the house and got his permission to go inside. Police seized cocaine and marijuana - valued at more than $1,000 - a .380-caliber handgun, body armor and bullets. Walter Barnett, 34, a resident of the house, was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute, a handgun violation, possession of a handgun while trafficking in drugs and illegal possession of body armor.

Stabbings: Two 20-year-old men were in the 4600 block of Rokeby Road about 4:50 p.m. yesterday when four men got out of a red Chevrolet and stabbed the victims numerous times and drove off. Both men were taken to St. Agnes HealthCare, where one was treated for eight stab wounds to the back and the other for three stab wounds to the back and a shoulder.

Southeastern District

Drug arrests: District drug enforcement unit officers entered a house Tuesday in the 500 block of N. Montford Ave. and arrested two men and seized cocaine valued at nearly $4,000. James Sheppard, 39, of the Montford Avenue address, and Ronald Damon, 18, of the 4200 block of Berger Ave. were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy. Detective Thomas Wilson said the drugs were destined for sale at McElderry Street and North Montford Avenue.

Northern District

Drug arrests: In separate incidents Wednesday, district drug enforcement unit officers arrested two men accused of selling drugs to police posing as customers. Brodie Haith, 19, of the 500 block of Richwood Ave. was arrested in the 4600 block of York Road and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police seized three vials of cocaine. Darryl Powell, 20, of the 800 block of McCabe Ave. was arrested in the 700 block of Glenwood Ave. and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Western District

Arrests: Police were in the 1500 block of Richland Ave. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday when they observed one of two teen-age boys firing a semiautomatic rifle into the air. During a foot chase, one boy discarded the rifle in the 2000 block of N. Fulton Ave. moments before he was struck by a car. He was treated at Sinai Hospital. The second youth was caught nearby. Police said the rifle appeared to be the weapon used about 30 minutes earlier when three youths robbed a man, 24, of $6, cigarettes and a bank card in the 2300 block of Presstman St. Handgun charges were placed against the two youths in the discharging incident and armed robbery charges were pending. The third youth in the robbery was being sought.

Eastern District

Shooting: A male, 15, was in the 1100 block of E. North Ave. about 10:35 p.m. Wednesday when an unknown assailant shot him in the back and an arm. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Northwestern District

Theft/arrest: A man, 41, tried to leave the Walgreens store in the 4000 block of W. Northern Parkway on Wednesday without paying for headache medicine valued at nearly $42. He was arrested by an off-duty Maryland state trooper, who was working as a security officer.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A gunman robbed Gallo's Clothing in the 900 block of Taylor Ave. of more than $100 about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Burglary: Jewelry valued at between $10,000 and $30,000 was stolen Tuesday from C.S. Pierce Fine Jewelry in the 200 block of E. Joppa Road.

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 3900 block of Winlea Road through a window Wednesday and ate chicken and drank wine. The intruder discharged three fire extinguishers and stole three cameras and video games.

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