Police Blotter


January 20, 2004|By Richard Irwin and Laurie Willis

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

Baltimore City

Western District

Triple shooting: Police were seeking a man who fired several shots inside Club Paradise in the 1300 block of Laurens St. about 2 a.m. Sunday, hitting Charles Talbert, 30, and Portia Thompson, 23. Both victims were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of wounds described as not life-threatening. A motive for the shootings was unknown and it was not clear if the victims were the intended targets.

Robbery: A gunman entered Modern Junk & Salvage Co. in the 1400 block of N. Fremont Ave. about 12:30 p.m. Saturday and forced an employee to give up an undisclosed sum of money from a cash register. Before fleeing, the gunman robbed two employees of their money.

Northern District

Shooting: Dominic Herbert, 24, was found lying in the 2500 block of Guilford Ave. just before midnight Sunday with gunshot wounds to the face, upper back and left thigh. Witnesses told police they heard four or five gunshots, looked up and saw a heavyset person running east in the 300 block of E. 26th St. Herbert was listed in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police have no suspects.

Northeastern District

Shooting: An unidentified man was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Frankford Ave. He was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Eastern District

Stabbing/robbery: A man, 45, was walking in the 2700 block of E. Monument St. about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when an unknown man stabbed him twice in the back and robbed him of $5. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A female employee was about to enter a Royal Farms store in the 1500 block of E. Joppa Road at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to start her shift when a man who was talking on an outside telephone stole her purse containing credit cards and $25.

Franklin Precinct

Robbery try: A man, 20, was walking in the 6800 block of Brookmill Road about 10 p.m. Sunday when a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun demanded money. When the victim said he had none, the gunman fled.

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery try: A 12-year-old boy was walking along Gateway Terrace near Maiden Choice Lane about 1 p.m. Saturday when an older youth grabbed him around the neck and demanded his money. After finding none in the victim's pockets, the older youth fled.

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