Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police...


March 15, 2001|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Northwestern District

Liquor law arrests: District police and state comptroller's office agents raided an unlicensed after-hours tavern Sunday in the 3100 block of W. Belvedere Ave., arrested two women and seized 284 containers of beer and 77 containers of wine - all valued at more than $500. Michael D. Golden, spokesman for the comptroller's office, said the raid culminated an undercover investigation sparked by a tip that the Trinidad and Tobago Panyard tavern did not have a liquor license. June Raphael, 47, of the 3200 block of W. Belvedere Ave. and Helena Serrio, 39, of the 4600 block of Panacea Road in Randallstown were charged with unlawfully possessing alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale.

Central District

Drug arrests: Police were in the 1000 and 1100 blocks of N. Carrollton Ave. on Tuesday and observed several males allegedly selling or purchasing heroin or cocaine, arrested them and seized 38 capsules or vials of cocaine, 17 capsules of heroin and more than $700. Jamel Owens, 18, of the 1100 block of Riggs Ave.; a male, 16, from the 2700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway; Samuel Hayes, 66, of the 1800 block of Riggs Ave; and Edward Johnson, 30, of the 1300 block of Lakeside Drive were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Matthew Dauson, 30, of the 100 block of Glyndon Drive in Reisterstown was charged with simple possession of cocaine.

Southwestern District

Drug arrests: After observing alleged drug activity between two men Tuesday in the 2100 block of Wilhelm St., police arrested the pair and seized from a nearby hiding place a loaded .22-caliber handgun and 51 vials of cocaine valued at $510. Brandon Jones, 16, of the 1200 block of E. Federal St. was charged as an adult with possession of cocaine and illegal possession of a handgun. John Brietschwerdt, 22, of the 2100 block of Eagle St. was charged with possession of cocaine.

Robbery: A male motorist was in the 3900 block of Edmondson Ave. about 2 p.m. Tuesday when a man armed with a box cutter robbed him of his wallet.

Northern District

Theft: Two 8 mm camcorders and a watch - all valued at $2,300 - were stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the 3500 block of N. Charles St.

Southern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed Lombard Food Market in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. of $100 about 8:25 p.m. Monday.

Western District

Robbery: A gunman entered the garage at Mosher Junk & Salvage Yard in the 1400 block of N. Fremont Ave. about 1 p.m. Tuesday and escaped with more than $100 from a cash drawer.

Eastern District

Burglary: Several pieces of jewelry, video games and two videocassette recorders - all valued at $3,200 - were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 200 block of N. Collington Ave.

Stolen car: While the owner of a black 1990 Lexus with tags EXD 713 was in a carryout restaurant Tuesday in the 2000 block of Orleans St., two males drove off with the vehicle.

Theft: Three portable radios - all valued at more than $300 - were stolen between March 6 and Monday from a room at Dunbar High School in the 1400 block of Orleans St.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: Forty packs of cigarettes were stolen Tuesday from Nikki's Liquors in the 7500 block of Belair Road. The thief entered the store after breaking the glass front door, valued at $300.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: A television, food, wine, cigarettes and change - all valued at more than $160 - were stolen from a house in the 200 block of Dawson Drive between March 7 and Tuesday. The thief entered through a rear kitchen window.

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