Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

January 26, 2004|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Cutting: A man was hospitalized after he was cut on the back by another man during a fight in the 700 block of Mura St. about 11 a.m. yesterday. The victim was reported in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Western District

Armed carjacking: Edwin James, 56, of Northeast Baltimore was stopped at a traffic signal in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. about 6 a.m. Saturday when a gunman forced his way into his 1998 Ford Taurus. Seconds later, four other men entered the vehicle, and James was ordered to drive. At Baker Avenue and Ellamont Street, James was forced from the car, which had tags LNB 824.

Robbery: Eddie Thomas, 51, was standing in the 2100 block of Edmondson Ave. about 1 a.m. Saturday when a man driving a white Chevrolet with an unknown Virginia tag stopped and asked for directions. Before Thomas could respond, the motorist displayed a handgun, grabbed a $20 bill Thomas was holding and sped away.

Baltimore County

Woodlawn Precinct

Carjacking/arrests: Two men were being held in a carjacking Wednesday in which the motorist was held for several hours before a police officer stopped the car for a traffic violation. The victim, a 37-year-old electronics installer from Crossville, Tenn., was stopped at Fulton Avenue and Presbury Street when two men entered his Dodge Neon and forced him to sit in the back with two male juveniles accompanying them. Hours later, Cpl. Steven Sunderland spotted the car weaving along Gwynn Oak Avenue near Purnell Drive and stopped it. When he realized the driver was being held against his will, Sunderland arrested the four males. Charged with carjacking and kidnapping and held without bail were Tyrone Anthony Rogers, 18, of the 1500 block of McKean Ave., Baltimore, and Tavon McFadden Howard, 18, of the 7400 block of Race Road in Hanover. The juveniles were released when the victim told Sunderland they had nothing to do with the incident.

Burglary: A watch and video games were stolen Thursday from an apartment in the 7400 block of Lesada Drive by someone who entered from a second-floor balcony.

Franklin Precinct

Robbery: The manager of a High's store in the 10500 block of Reisterstown Road told police she was standing by her car about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, preparing to drive to a bank to deposit receipts, when a man pushed her from behind and stole a bank bag containing more than $500.

White Marsh Precinct

Theft/arrest: A man, 20, was arrested Saturday when he tried to leave Wal-Mart in the 6400 block of Petrie Way Road without paying for a scanner valued at nearly $200.

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