Police Blotter

Police Blotter

April 02, 2003|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Southern District

Theft: An employee of Maxway at Mount Clare Junction is suspected of stealing money -- entering the store in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. on his day off Sunday and taking $560 from an office safe. A note was left in the safe by the man, saying he was going to Trinidad. At least two store employees witnessed the theft, police said.

Robbery/arrests: The victim of a robbery Monday afternoon in the 1000 block of Shellbanks Road was being escorted to the police station by a district robbery squad detective when he spotted and identified two men as the assailants who took jewelry and a compact disc player from him. Arrested and charged with unarmed robbery were Joshua Deal, 20, of the 100 block of Slater Road and Devin Smith, whose age was not available, of the 1200 block of Cherry Hill Road. The latter also was charged with possession of heroin.

Northern District

Burglary: Tools valued at $1,500 were stolen Monday from Han's body shop in the 3300 block of Keswick Road.

Southeastern District

Theft: Two headrest TVs valued at $4,650 were stolen Monday from a 1997 Infiniti parked in the 4700 block of Foster Ave.

Southwestern District

Burglary: Video games and accessories valued at $660 were stolen from a house in the 100 block of S. Monastery Ave. between Saturday and Monday.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Drug arrests: Three Arizona men heading to New York City were arrested Monday night on Interstate 95 in White Marsh when Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers found marijuana valued at $35,000 hidden in a door panel of their van. Officer Jeffrey Young stopped the vehicle for a minor traffic violation, and he and other officers interviewing the men said they noticed an odor of marijuana. They found 35 1-pound bricks hidden behind a door panel. Each brick was sprinkled with a laundry detergent to mask its odor, said Cpl. Greg Prioleau, a spokesman for authority police. The men were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and held at the county detention center in Towson.

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery try: A man who implied he was armed with a handgun demanded money from a female clerk at Beard's Florists in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike about 4 p.m. Monday, but fled when the clerk took refuge in a rear room.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Stereo equipment, compact discs and video games -- all valued at $600 -- were stolen Monday from a house in the first block of Right Aileron St.

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