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


July 30, 2002|By Rona Kobell and Jonathan D. Rockoff

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

Baltimore City

Western District

Stolen automobile: A West Virginia man inspecting a construction site yesterday morning in the 900 block of N. Fremont Ave. returned to his parking spot to find his 1990 GMC truck gone. William Katzmiller, 52, of Bayard, W.Va., had left the engine of his red and black truck running as he walked around the construction site.

Eastern District

Aggravated assault: A 45-year-old woman was stabbed in the hand with a fork during an argument in the 2300 block of E. Preston St. about 8:45 a.m. yesterday. She was not seriously injured and a 35-year-old woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Southern District

Breaking and entering: A small safe with $300 cash was stolen early yesterday from behind the bar at Turners Tavern in the first block of E. Cross St. No one witnessed the theft, which occurred after a glass pane on the front door was shattered.

Burglary: Laptop computers and compact disc players were stolen from Elderhealth Inc. in the 1000 block of W. Pratt St. during the weekend. The items were taken from three desks, which were found open and ransacked about 9 a.m. yesterday.

Theft from vehicle: A car stereo worth $450 was ripped from the dashboard of a 1993 Mazda MX-3 parked in the 4100 block of Eighth St. The car's owner found a window broken and the Pioneer stereo stolen at 6 a.m. yesterday.

Southwestern District

Theft from vehicle: A city resident loading his Jeep for a trip found a window broken and his baggage stolen in the 800 block of W. Lombard St. about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Missing from the back seat were a laptop computer, video game console, video game cassettes, compact discs and clothes, worth a total of $3,760.

Armed robbery: Four men accosted a 39-year-old man at gunpoint as he walked along the 500 block of Yale Ave. about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and robbed him of $80.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Vandalism: Police photographed a shoe print left on the side of a 1993 GMC Safari parked during the weekend at Owings Mills Mall. The shoe left a dent on a back door, an act of vandalism reported yesterday.

Theft attempt: A 42-year-old Baltimore man was arrested early yesterday afternoon after trying to leave a Home Depot store in the 9800 block of Reisterstown Road with a gas generator that had a 6-month-old receipt taped to it. The generator was valued at nearly $2,000.

White Marsh Precinct

Theft: Four rims and four tires, worth a total of $2,800, were taken from a Volkswagen Jetta during the weekend on the rear lot of the Koons Chevrolet dealership in the 10200 block of Philadelphia Road.

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