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

Police Blotter

April 18, 2001|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Animal cruelty: A Police Academy trainee rescued a 4-month-old female pit bull yesterday after three teen-age boys set the animal on fire. James Robinson, 31, was at Edison Highway and East Madison Street about 4 p.m. when he saw the boys setting fire to the dog in a park. Robinson got out of his marked patrol car and the boys fled. He used his jacket to smother the flames and took the dog to the police station. The dog was being treated last night at an animal hospital and is expected to survive.

Central District

Bank robbery: An apparently unarmed man robbed Susquehanna Bank in the first block of Light St. of an undisclosed sum of money about 3 p.m. yesterday and escaped on foot.

Northern District

Robbery: A man, 26, was getting money from an automated teller machine in the 3100 block of Greenmount Ave. about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a man, who implied he was armed with a handgun, ordered him to withdraw the allowed maximum amount. The robber fled with $200.

Southeastern District

Stolen vehicle: A 2000 Toyota 4-Runner with tags M398601 was stolen Monday in the 5800 block of Erdman Ave.

Northwestern District

Burglary: An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen from Kennedy Fried Chicken in the 5200 block of Reisterstown Road on Monday. The thief entered through a rear door.

Stolen vehicle: A 1994 Dodge Caravan with tags 651998M was stolen Sunday in the 2800 block of Santa Fe Ave.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Robbery: A man armed with a knife robbed International House of Pancakes in the 11800 block of Reisterstown Road of more than $300 about 7:30 p.m. Monday. The robber drove off in a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica with tags HAJ 449. The car was stolen Sunday at Owings Court and Franklin Boulevard while the owner, a 19-year-old woman, was buying flowers.

Carjacking: A man who implied he had a handgun forced a woman out of her 1995 Ford Explorer in the 3800 block of Washington Ave. about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and drove off. Moments later, the man lost control of the sport utility vehicle near Milford Academy and struck two cars. He fled on foot.

Woodlawn Precinct

Theft/arrest: A woman, 34, was arrested Monday when she tried to leave Burlington Coat Factory at Security Square Mall without paying for two pairs of pants, a pair of shoes and a shirt -- all valued at nearly $50.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: A mountain bicycle and a bicycle seat were stolen between March 30 and April 10 from a shed in the 8000 block of Rider Ave. The burglary was reported Monday.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Someone forced the door to an apartment in the first block of Mars Road on Monday and stole jewelry, a videocassette recorder and a television, all valued at nearly $1,000.

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