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

POLICE BLOTTER

February 01, 2002|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Police-involved shooting: A plainclothes district drug enforcement officer last night exchanged gunfire with a suspected drug dealer in the 2900 block of Brighton St. The unidentified officer was not injured. Sgt. Kevin Daniels, a police spokesman, said the officer was conducting a drug investigation about 8 p.m. when the man fled. During a foot pursuit, the suspect fired a shot at the officer, who returned fire and hit the man in a leg. Nearby, police recovered drugs and a .38-caliber handgun thought to have been discarded by the suspect, who was treated at Bon Secours Hospital for a minor wound.

Southeastern District

Rape: A man picked up a 34-year-old woman in the 2100 block of Eastern Ave. about 2 a.m. Wednesday, drove to a nearby isolated spot and raped her before driving away. The woman was treated at Mercy Medical Center.

Eastern District

Bank robbery: A man robbed First Union Bank in the 2000 block of E. Monument St. of an undisclosed sum of money about 9 a.m. Wednesday after giving a teller a holdup note that also said he was armed. No weapon was displayed.

Baltimore County

Woodlawn Precinct

Stolen car/arrest: Officer Chad Rosay spotted and attempted to stop a stolen Plymouth van at Woodlawn Drive and Windsor Mill Road about 1 p.m. Wednesday, but its driver sped away. The fleeing driver lost control of the vehicle in the 2100 block of Windsor Mill Road and drove onto a lawn. While Rosay was getting out of his patrol car, the driver drove the van into his cruiser, nearly striking Rosay. Arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, auto theft and other charges and held on $25,000 bail was Charles Johnson, 23, of the 4100 block of Twin Circle Way in Lansdowne. The van had been reported stolen Tuesday in Anne Arundel County.

Cockeysville Precinct

Theft: While the occupant of a house in the 14200 block of Quail Creek Way in Sparks was away for a few hours Wednesday, chimney cleaners entered with a key left for them by the occupant. When the occupant returned, he discovered more than $600 was missing from a closet. Left behind on the closet door was a handprint - from ash - and police said an arrest was expected.

Garrison Precinct

Robbery: A man armed with a razor blade entered Randallstown Cleaners in the 3600 block of Offutt Road about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, bound an employee and removed an undisclosed sum of money from a secured area. The employee freed himself and called police.

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