Police Blotter


April 21, 2003|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Vandalism: Police were seeking the person or persons who vandalized more than 30 vehicles parked on streets in the Garden Village neighborhood. Between Thursday night and Friday morning, the tires of 21 vehicles were slashed. By Saturday morning, the tires of another 11 vehicles parked in the 5900 blocks of Daywalt Ave. and nearby Darien Court were slashed and one vehicle's side mirror was destroyed. Anyone with information is urged to call the district at 410-396-2444.

Burglary: Three go-carts with a combined value of nearly $1,900 were stolen Saturday from the back yard of a house in the 4800 block of Hazelwood Ave.

Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a man, 21, of $16 in the 3000 block of Chesterfield Ave. about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Southern District

Robbery try/arrest: A 12-year-old boy was arrested Friday night and charged as a juvenile with attempting to rob a Papa John's deliveryman outside the youth's home in the 1300 block of W. Lombard St. The boy allegedly displayed a handgun after being given change for an order of food, and demanded more money. The victim fled and called police. The boy was arrested and held at the juvenile detention center at Northern District. No gun was recovered.

Burglary/vandalism: Someone broke into FTR Motor Sports in the 6300 block of Fort Smallwood Road through a window during the weekend and caused more than $1,000 damage to several dirt bikes.

Southeastern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed Koko Market in the 6000 block of Eastern Ave. of $200 about 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robbery: A gunman robbed Little Tavern in the 3500 block of Eastern Ave. of $40 about 5 p.m. Saturday.

Theft from vehicle: A purse containing a cell phone and other property - all valued at $120 - was stolen Saturday from a 2003 Toyota parked in the 600 block of S. Eden St.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Officer assaulted/arrest: Officer Dana Williams was questioning a suspected drug user about 12:15 a.m. Saturday at East Joppa Road and Raven Drive when the man assaulted Williams, then struck his patrol car while reaching for a switchblade knife. The officer disarmed and arrested the man, who became ill and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center's emergency room. There he assaulted staff members and had to be sedated. Charged with assaulting a police officer was Mark Sandridge, 41, of no fixed address.

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: Three dirt bikes valued at $13,000 were stolen Saturday from a garage in the 400 block of Old Home Road.

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