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


April 26, 2002|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Bank robbery: A man robbed Provident Bank in the 2100 block of E. Monument St. about noon Wednesday of an undisclosed sum after giving a teller a holdup note that said he had a bomb. No explosive device was displayed.

Southeastern District

Robbery: A man, 61, was walking in the 100 block of S. Bethel St. about 5 a.m. Wednesday when he was assaulted by another man and robbed of $32.

Southwestern District

Theft from vehicle: A radio, stereo speakers, compact disc changer and an amplifier were stolen Wednesday from a Jeep at the park-and-ride lot at Interstate 70 and Security Boulevard.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Officer assaulted/arrest: Officer Steve McLeroy was questioning the driver of a 2002 Chrysler Tahoe SUV he had stopped at Washington Avenue and Brevort Road for speeding about 1 p.m. Wednesday when the driver sped off, dragging him for several yards, police said. Slightly injured, McLeroy and other officers followed the SUV several blocks to the 3700 block of Wildor Ave., where the driver ran into his home. A police dog sent inside trapped the man in a closet after biting him on the leg and arm. Charged with assault, resisting arrest and traffic violations and held on $250,000 bail was Joseph Chester 3rd, 40. Police said he was being sought in Baltimore for failure to appear at a probation hearing in a theft case.

Cockeysville Precinct

Vandalism: A soft-drink vending machine outside Butler Store & Liquors in the 14900 block of Falls Road was extensively damaged Tuesday night when a pipe bomb filled with roofing nails and placed in the dispensing chute exploded. Anyone with information was urged to call the precinct at 410-887-1820.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 1300 block of Pineburn Court on Tuesday through a kitchen window, covered a motion detector with a jacket, stole keys and drove off in the resident's 2001 Dodge Neon with unknown tags.

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: Someone used a blowtorch to open a fence at Alliance Fire Protection in the 6900 block of Golden Ring Road overnight Tuesday and stole tools of unknown value.

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