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

Police Blotter

April 20, 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/arrests: Three East Baltimore boys ages 13 to 15 were arrested yesterday and charged as juveniles with animal cruelty in the burning Tuesday of a 4-month-old female pit bull at a park near East Madison Street and Edison Highway. The incident was witnessed by James Robinson, a police trainee, who rescued the dog and aided police in the investigation. The dog, which suffered burns over its entire body, is expected to survive. The boys were being held at the Northern District juvenile detention center.

Southern District

Arrests: Officers William Narango and Edward Creed Jr. received a tip about 3 p.m. yesterday that two men were acting suspiciously at West Lombard and South Schroeder streets. The officers hid in a nearby store and watched the men, who were sitting on the steps of a tavern. According to police, the men -- one armed with a .357 Magnum handgun -- soon tried to rob a man, 79, who was in his car at the intersection. Narango, Creed and Officer Bob Brown, who had arrived moments earlier, made arrests. Edward McCoy, 38, of the 400 block of Montrose Ave., Catonsville, and Ricky Thorne, 18, of the 100 block of N. Schroeder St. were charged with attempted armed robbery, a handgun violation and assault.

Southeastern District

Robbery try: A woman, 57, was in the 200 block of S. Collington Ave. about 6 a.m. Tuesday when a man, who implied he was armed with a gun, grabbed her by the left shoulder and demanded her money. She told him she had none and was on her way to church. He fled.

Northwestern District

Theft try: A man stacked two television sets and a combination compact disc changer/radio -- all valued at more than $400 -- outside a rear door at Kmart in the 5700 block of Wabash Ave. on Wednesday and was about to make off with them when he was spotted by a store employee and fled.

Southern District

Theft: More than $500 was taken Wednesday from a cash register at the Royal Farms store in the 3600 block of Potee St.

Western District

Theft: A cellular phone valued at $90 was stolen Wednesday from a 1994 Toyota Camry at a carwash in the 1800 block of Laurens St.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Robbery/arrest: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a man, 26, of his wallet containing $50 and personal cards and papers about 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Honeygo Blvd. and drove away in a green Honda. A witness recognized the driver and called police. A suspect was arrested a short time later.

Garrison Precinct

Robbery try: A man, 18, was at Brookebury Drive and Tarragon Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday when a gunman got out of a Pontiac Grand Am and demanded his money. The victim ran and the gunman drove off.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: More than $300 was stolen Wednesday from a bedroom dresser in a house in the 6700 block of Maxalea Road.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Two televisions, a videocassette recorder and a bicycle -- all valued at more than $600 -- were stolen from a house in the 200 block of Glider Drive in Middle River overnight Tuesday.

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