Police Blotter


January 09, 2003|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southwestern District

Victim identified: Police named yesterday the man fatally shot Tuesday night in the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St. as Valentino Edwards, 23, of the 2500 block of Hollins St. Detective Dennis Raftery said Edwards and a male cousin were walking together about 3:30 p.m. when a man shot Edwards in the back. The cousin escaped injury. No arrest had been made.

Western District

Burglary: Someone broke into Cash USA, a check-cashing company in the 1200 block of W. North Ave., through a rooftop air vent overnight Monday and stole three laptop computers.

Southern District

Robbery: A 25-year-old man was walking in the 1800 block of Russell St. about 2 a.m. Tuesday when three men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $300, a jacket and more than $3,000 worth of jewelry. They fled in a red Subaru station wagon.

Northern District

Robbery try: A gunman stopped a man, 22, on Art Museum Drive about 4 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money. When the victim said he had none and the gunman found none on him, the would-be robber walked away.

Baltimore County

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: Two gunmen entered a Royal Farms store in the 500 block of W. Seminary Ave. about 10 p.m. Tuesday. As one stood lookout, the second jumped over the counter and placed his weapon against the clerk's neck and threatened to shoot. They fled with about $200.

White Marsh Precinct

Church burglary: A cordless telephone and three microphones were stolen from Cowenton United Methodist Church in the 10800 block of Red Lion Road Monday night or Tuesday morning. A clergy chair next to the altar was set on fire.

Burglary: Thirty cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,200 were stolen Tuesday from a Royal Farms store in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Ave.

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