Police Blotter


October 03, 2002|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Northern District

Theft: Roofing materials valued at $4,000 were stolen between Saturday and Monday from outside a building in an industrial area in the 1700 block of Union Ave.

Stolen vehicle: A silver 2000 Geo with tags KKM 992 was stolen Tuesday in the 400 block of Whitridge Ave.

Southern District

Officer assaulted/arrest: Officer Lisa Olszewski was in the 300 block of E. Patapsco Ave. about 3 p.m. Tuesday when she observed a man allegedly attempting to steal property from a car. After arresting the man, she was knocked to the ground and suffered minor injuries to her arms and legs but detained the man with the help of Detective Ronald Wilson, who arrived on the scene. Charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, destruction of police property and attempted theft was David T. Leakan, 24, of the 9000 block of Old Scaggsville Road in Laurel, Howard County.

Southwestern District

Robbery: A man was selling glass chess sets, watches and cellular phones in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. on Tuesday when three men, one with a handgun, robbed him of chess sets valued at nearly $300.

Eastern District

Robbery: Two men robbed a man of property valued at $500 in the 1800 block of Guilford Ave. about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Southeastern District

Robbery: A boy, 7, was in the 100 block of S. Linwood Ave. about 4 p.m. Tuesday when two older boys robbed him of his coat and backpack - all valued at $130.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Escape try: Two men are accused of trying to escape from a holding cell at the District Court building in the 100 block of Chesapeake Ave. on Monday moments before their trials. Police say the men used a paper clip and a comb to remove their shackles, then wore down the "teeth" of their restraints by rubbing them on the cell floor. Minus their teeth, the restraints could be worn again but easily removed. After Officer Frank Kaiser observed the shackles fall from the leg of one man, he noticed scratch marks on the cell floor and called for assistance. Charged with attempted escape was Eric Dickerson, 30. Charges were pending against the second man.

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