Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

January 14, 2003|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Northwestern District

Victim named: Police identified yesterday Ashton Sullivan, 19, as the man fatally stabbed Jan. 8 during an argument with another man in the 5000 block of Palmer Ave. Sullivan, of the 3400 block of Woodland Ave., was found by police at 12:50 p.m. bleeding from a stab wound to the neck that severed the carotid artery, said homicide Detective Donald Bradshaw. No arrest has been made.

Western District

Arrest: Sgt. Schuyler Denham and Officer Arkel Hubbard were in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave. about 3 a.m. Sunday looking for homeless people to direct to a shelter because of the cold when they spotted a man lying under an exhaust fan at Schmidt Baking Co. A check revealed the man was wanted on a warrant for trial on drug and open-container charges, and violation of probation on a drug charge. Arrested was Phillip Ridgley, 51, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of Tiffany Court.

Southeastern District

Cab holdup: Police were seeking a man who robbed a Jimmy's Cab driver on Brown Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. After picking up the man in the 7600 block of Eastern Ave., the driver was told to take him to Dundalk and Holabird avenues. In the 6500 block of Brown Ave., the man pulled a handgun and ordered the driver to stop. He then robbed the driver, 43, of an undisclosed sum of money.

Baltimore County

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery: An 18-year-old man was walking in the 5500 block of Dolores Ave. in Arbutus about 1 a.m. Sunday when he was stopped by a man who asked him for a cigarette. Two other men attacked him from behind and knocked him to the ground. While on the ground, the victim was pistol-whipped in the face and robbed of a compact disc player and his wallet containing $20. The attackers rode off in a tan car.

Burglary: A man posing as a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee entered a house in the 700 block of Lafayette Ave. After distracting the resident, the impostor removed a watch valued at more than $500 from a table.

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