Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

February 02, 2004|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Robbery: Courtney Bridgett, 35, was collecting rent from tenants in the 2600 block of E. Chase St. about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a gunman robbed him of more than $500.

Burglary/arrest: Officers Jeffrey A. Converse and Michael J. Valentine were responding to a burglar alarm at Wallpaper Factory Outlet in the 1100 block of N. Chester St. about 11:20 p.m. Saturday when they spotted a man climbing out a rear window of the building. Arrested and charged with burglary was Mario Watts, 41, of the 1600 block of E. Biddle St.

Robbery: A driver for Pizza Plus in the 3000 block of Greenmount Ave. was about to make a delivery to residents of a house in the 1700 block of E. Preston St. about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a man struck him over the head with a bottle and robbed him of more than $100 and the food.

Northeastern District

Bank robbery: Two gunmen entered Wachovia Bank in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway about 10 a.m. Saturday and announced a holdup. After one man disarmed a security guard, the other went behind the teller stations and placed an undisclosed sum of cash into a bag. The robbers escaped on foot.

Western District

Robbery: Romaine Rucks, 56, was walking with her husband in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. about 1 p.m. Saturday when a gunman wearing a ski mask robbed her of a purse containing $20 and personal items.

Southeastern District

Burglary: Tools and an air compressor - all valued at $978 - were stolen over the weekend from a house in the 300 block of S. Collington Ave.

Baltimore County

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery/arrests: Officer Walter Noyes was parked in the first block of Bloomsbury Ave. about 10 p.m. Friday when he saw two boys robbing a woman of her purse. Noyes pursued the pair for a short distance and arrested them. The purse was recovered. The suspects, both 16, were charged as adults with unarmed robbery. The victim, 78, was not injured.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A 42-year-old woman was walking in the 500 block of Castle Drive about 6 p.m. Saturday when two male teens, one with a handgun, robbed her of a cellular phone valued at $120.

Cockeysville Precinct

Burglary: Someone broke into Moxley's Ice Cream Parlor in the 2100 block of York Road Saturday and removed cash from an office cabinet.

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