Police Blotter


March 17, 2004|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Northwestern District

Arrest: James Murphy, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested Monday at his girlfriend's house in the first block of Silerton Road in Lansdowne by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging him with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Murphy is accused of fatally shooting Wade Walker, 22, of the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave. and shooting another man, whose name was not released, about 10 a.m. Friday as the victims stood inside Pimlico Fried Chicken in the 3700 block of W. Belvedere Ave. Murphy was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Eastern District

Arrest: Acting on a tip, members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force entered the state Parole & Probation Office in the 700 block of E. Preston St. on Monday and arrested Shannard Young, 26, on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Young, of the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave., is accused of fatally shooting John Hester of the 300 block of Martingale Ave. on Nov. 26 in the 300 block of E. 22nd St.

Southeastern District

Theft: Someone entered the quarters of Engine Company 50 in the 1600 block of Broening Highway on Friday and stole a firefighter's work jacket valued at $150. The theft was reported Monday.

Burglary: Tools, an 8-foot ladder, a shop vacuum, a radio and other property - all valued at $1,124 - were stolen Monday from a house in the 300 block of S. Chapel St.

Burglary: Tools valued at $500 were stolen from a garage in the 200 block of S. Eaton St. between March 10 and Monday.

Southwestern District

Theft: A red 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle with tags 778D89 was stolen Monday in the 200 block of S. Applegate Lane.

Southern District

Burglary: Video games, 25 DVDs and 50 compact discs - all worth nearly $1,700 - were stolen Monday from an apartment in the 500 block of Baltic Ave.

Robbery: A man, 34, was walking in the 2600 block of Woodview Ave. about 9 p.m. Monday when a man armed with a handgun pointed the weapon at the victim's face and robbed him of a Green Bay Packers hat and a wallet containing $35.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Drug arrest: After Officer Rebecca Reynolds stopped a 1995 Dodge Intrepid for a headlight violation at Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the driver fled when a drug-sniffing dog detected drugs on or near the man. Arrested after a brief foot chase was Kwame Alston, 25, of the 3000 block of Mosher St. in West Baltimore. At least $200 worth of cocaine and heroin was recovered. Reynolds said Alston was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute them, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered the home of a Baltimore police officer in the first block of Monnery Court on Monday and stole his off-duty Glock 9 mm handgun, two clips, video games, a DVD player, five DVDs and several compact discs.

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery: A man shoved aside a cashier at Dollar General Store in the 5200 block of East Drive about 4 p.m. Monday and removed $440 from her open cash register.

Essex Precinct

Arrests: An adult male and two teen-age boys were arrested Sunday and charged with breaking into a vacant house in the 100 block of Akin Circle and setting fire to a second-floor room. There was minor damage.

Franklin Precinct

Burglary: A watch, earrings, a camcorder and a radio - all valued at $550 - were stolen Monday from a house in the first block of Old Milford Mill Road.

Burglary: Medication was stolen from a doctor's office in the first block of Crossroads Drive between Friday and Monday.

Burglary: A computer, DVD player and a computer monitor were stolen Monday from a house in the first block of Main St. by someone who entered through a rear door.

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