Police Blotter


January 21, 2004|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Victim named: Police identified yesterday Romel Pittman, 30, of the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave. as the man fatally shot about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of E. Eager St. Arrested that night and charged with first-degree murder was Leighton Rose, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Southern District

Arrests: Appearing in Eastern District Court in unrelated cases, Eugene Henry of the 5500 block of Cedonia Ave. and Leon Sharp of the 4800 block of Greencrest Road were arrested Tuesday by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on charges of attempted murder in the shooting Thursday of Lavior Johnson, 25, in the 4100 block of Ninth St. in Brooklyn.

Central District

Carjacking/arrest: John Scharf, 53, a repossessor for Easy Finance in Owings Mills, was preparing to tow a 1997 Oldsmobile Bravo from the 1800 block of N., Charles St. about 2 a.m. Sunday when the driver approached and pointed a handgun at him. The man drove away in the car, but returned moments later and was arrested. Charged with armed carjacking was Aunttwon Johnson, 28, of the 100 block of Cherrydale Road. In the car, police said, were two handguns, two gun clips and two Maryland handgun permits. Police said Johnson was seven months past due on auto loan payments.

Theft/arrest: Officer Anthony Jobst was patrolling the 1000 block of N. Charles St. early Monday when he noticed a man standing next to a cash box at PMI Parking and shoving something into his pocket. Upon searching the man, Jobst seized $12 allegedly taken from the box. Charged with theft was Darryl Spriggs, 45, of Basilica Place Apartments in the 100 block of W. Franklin St.

Baltimore County

North Point Precinct

Robbery: A male, 17, was walking along Liberty Parkway at Dunmanway about 6 p.m. Monday when a youth armed with a knife and carrying a walkie-talkie robbed him of his coat and cell phone. The armed youth then spoke with another person using a walkie-talkie who told him to take the victim's necklace. The assailant fled when the victim told him he had no necklace.

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery/arrests: A man and woman were arrested Sunday night, shortly after the robbery of a 7-Eleven in the 400 block of Frederick Road. Police alleged that the woman robbed the store of two cartons of cigarettes and struck the clerk with a vehicle anti-theft device, and fled in a car driven by a man. The clerk gave the car's tag number to police, who were waiting when the car arrived at the home of the owner - the male suspect - in the 5000 block of Edmondson Ave. Charged with armed robbery were David J. Anderson, 25, and Leah R. French, 21, of the 1700 block of Monterey St.

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