Police Blotter


December 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

Arrest: Members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force arrested Thomas Cooper, 19, near his home in the 400 block of Oxford Court yesterday on a charge of first-degree murder. He is accused in the slaying Nov. 23 of Damian Kelly, 24, of the 600 block of N. Longwood St. The victim had been arguing with another man in the 2900 block of Mosher Court and was shot after turning away. He died the next day at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Central District

Assault: A woman, 50, was walking in the 800 block of N. Howard St. in Antique Row about 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man knocked her to the ground and pulled her into an alley. A passer-by witnessed the incident, prompting the assailant to flee.

Robbery: Omar Gueye, 31, a deliveryman for Oriole Pizza, knocked on an apartment door with food for a tenant of a building in the 1300 block of Eutaw Place about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and when a male resident opened it, a gunman appeared. The tenant was robbed of $6, and Gueye's cellular phone was taken. The gunman and a male accomplice waiting outside escaped in Gueye's gold 1992 Nissan Maxima with tags A060287 that was parked with its engine running.

Southern District

Robbery: A man, 27, was walking in the 2900 block of Denham Circle about 10 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped by a man who said he wasn't feeling well and needed help. When the victim removed two $20 bills from his wallet, the man grabbed the money, pushed him down a hill and fled.

Eastern District

Shooting: Wayne Thompson, 26, was walking in the 900 block of N. Washington St. about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when another man shot him in the neck and chest. Thompson was in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Western District

Robbery: Police were seeking a gunman who forced owner Youn Yang, 30, back inside his Mama Food Market in the 1700 block of Westwood Ave. at closing time about 8 p.m. Saturday and robbed him of more than $100 and a cell phone.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: A computer, printer, scanner and television - all valued at $2,437 - were stolen Sunday from Coker Florist in the 13500 block of Long Green Pike.

Burglary: Someone broke into Joppa Cleaners & Tailors in the 2300 block of E. Joppa Road on Sunday and stole a combination 13-inch television/videocassette recorder valued at $215.

Essex Precinct

Robbery: A 36-year-old man was walking along Pawnee Road near Gloucester Court about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when two teen-age males, one with an unknown weapon, robbed him of his wallet and a gold necklace.

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