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


March 19, 2002|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Carjacking/arrests: A woman, 36, was stopped at a traffic signal in the 2700 block of The Alameda about 8 p.m. Sunday when she picked up a man and girl who asked for a ride to Lake Clifton. Once there, the man pulled a handgun and the girl a knife and ordered the woman out of her 1993 Mercury Cougar. The victim flagged down a police officer and reported the incident. At Belair Road and Erdman Avenue, the car was spotted and pursued by police to Belair and Chesterfield Avenue, where it ran out of control on the wet street and struck a utility pole. After a brief foot chase, the pair was arrested and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Charged with armed carjacking and armed robbery and processed at Central Booking were Vernell Jeffries, 36, of the 2000 block of Harford Road and Katisha Sutton, 16, of the 3200 block of McElderry St., who was held as an adult.

Southeastern District

Burglary: Sixty cartons of cigarettes worth nearly $2,300 were stolen during the weekend from O Go's Sales in the 6400 block of Erdman Ave.

Burglary: A kitchen set, two telephones, a television, refrigerator, dish washer, clothes washer and microwave oven - all valued at nearly $2,500 - were stolen from an unoccupied house in the 600 block of S. Macon St. between Jan. 27 and March 17.

Southwestern District

Robbery: Police were seeking two men who robbed a deliveryman for Pizza Bravo in the 4600 block of Edmondson Ave. of $17 at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Wildwood Parkway on Saturday night.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Murder try/arrest: A woman, 71, was walking in the 1200 block of Eastern Blvd. about 10 a.m. Sunday when a man shoved her to the pavement and stole her purse. Another woman who witnessed the incident followed the man to nearby Glenwood Manor Apartments. The witness called police and directed them to the apartment the man had entered. Officers recovered the purse and arrested Robert Edward Tappia, 32, who lived in the building in the first block of Glenwood Road. He was held at the county jail on charges of attempted murder, assault and theft. The victim suffered a severe head injury and was admitted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

White Marsh Precinct

Robbery: An employee of Hollywood Video was about to make a night deposit at Bank of America in the 9600 block of Belair Road about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a gunman robbed him of a bank bag containing more than $1,000 in cash and checks. The gunman, along with a male accomplice who hid behind a bush, were being sought.

Garrison Precinct

Robbery try/stabbing: Police were seeking three men who tried to rob a man, 37, of his jacket behind Mr. Tire & Auto Center in the 8700 block of Liberty Road about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. When the man resisted, one of the men stabbed him in the hand and another struck him with a handgun. The men fled without the jacket, and the victim was treated at Northwest Hospital Center for minor cuts.

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