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

Police Blotter

May 24, 2002|By Kimberly Wilson and Johnathon E. Briggs

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Larceny: Someone stole a cellular phone off a pew during a meeting at a church in the 600 block of N. Linwood Ave. just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. The phone was valued at $150.

Commercial burglary: A thief forced open a door at Gemini's Bar in the 700 block of S. Broadway and stole a container of crab meat valued at $300, and a container of lamb meat, value unknown. The theft occurred sometime between Sunday and Wednesday afternoon.

Northern District

Burglary: A 24-year-old man reported that someone broke into his apartment in the 300 block of E. 30th St. between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday and stole a camera and a Sony PlayStation.

Southern District

Aggravated assault: A dispute over money in the 1400 block of Washington Blvd. ended Wednesday night with a 35-year-old homeless man at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center -- struck with a bottle and suffering head and shoulder cuts.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: After using a brick to smash a window, thieves entered a Rent-A-Wreck car rental office in the 9000 block of Liberty Road between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday and stole a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and $50 cash.

Armed robbery: About 10 a.m. Tuesday, two men gained entry to a Papa John's pizza shop in the 9000 block of Liberty Road after one of them pressed a silver .45-caliber automatic handgun against the back of an employee at the door. The victim told police that the robbers ordered him to turn off surveillance cameras, then opened a safe and ran out the back door with an unknown amount of money.

Burglary: Police responded to an alarm sounding at Charlie's Service Station in the 11000 block of Liberty Road about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday to discover that thieves had broken through a front door, removed a cash tray from the register and fled.

Armed robbery: After asking to buy cigarettes and cigars, a man flashed a black handgun at a clerk and robbed the 7-Eleven store in the 8000 block of Liberty Road of $45 about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Robbery: A 37-year-old man walking near Route 140 and Hammershire Road was punched in the face and robbed about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday by two people -- a man wearing a brown ski cap and a woman in a brown jacket.

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the first block of Kenmar Road between Monday morning and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and stole a safe containing $75,000 in coins, $25,000 in other cash, 16 guns and various other items. There was no sign of forced entry.

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