Police Blotter


April 12, 2004|By Richard Irwin, Laura Vozzella, Sandy Alexander and Lisa Goldberg

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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Arson: A gasoline firebomb was thrown into a hair salon in the 5100 block of Harford Road about 1 a.m. Friday, causing about $15,000 in damage.

Eastern District

Larceny from auto: An extension ladder and 35 one-gallon cans of paint were taken from a truck in the 2100 block of E. Preston St. on Saturday.

Burglary: A videocassette recorder and video games were taken from a house in the 1700 block of Harford Ave. on Saturday. The thief gained entry by breaking a window.

Robbery: Three men pointed a gun at a driver for Frankford Towing in the 3800 block of Pulaski Highway about 10 p.m. Friday, and unhooked and stole the dirt bike he was towing.

Northwestern District

Burglary: Electronic equipment was stolen from a home in the 3700 block of Springdale Ave. between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday by someone who entered through a kitchen window.

Theft: A Red 2002 Kymco Cobra motor scooter was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday from the 4600 block of Haddon Ave. It had been chained in a back yard.

Shooting: A man was shot in the foot about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of Reisterstown Road. Police said the injury appeared to be self-inflicted.

Southern District

Home invasion: Two men kicked in the basement door of a home in the 3400 block of Seventh St. about 11:45 a.m. yesterday and beat the two occupants. The victims fled, and the intruders ransacked the house but did not appear to take any property. The victims refused medical treatment.

Shooting: A man was shot in the leg about 1:15 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Alaska Court. Police were investigating the incident.

Assault: A 13-year-old boy was walking in the 2700 block of Wegworth Lane about 8 p.m. Friday when he was attacked by three people, ages 16 to 20. He was treated at Harbor Hospital for a broken right forearm.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Armed robbery: Two men wearing masks robbed Northwind Liquors in the 3000 block of Northwind Road at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. Friday. Police did not say what was taken.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: A man entered an unlocked residence in the 2000 block of Wilson Point Road about 5 a.m. Friday and took a compressor, miter saw, air hose and air-powered nail gun belonging to The Wright Flooring. He left in a taxi. Police were looking for a suspect who was an employee of the company.

Robbery: Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were riding their bikes at 1 a.m. Saturday on Henderson Road when a man approached them, held a knife to one boy's throat and grabbed a cellular phone and a baseball hat.

Wilkens Precinct

Burglary: A radio and $650 were stolen from a basement apartment in the 600 block of Plymouth Road between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday by someone who broke the lock on the door.

Franklin Precinct

Burglary: While a woman slept in her apartment, someone entered through a rear window in the 6900 block of Milbrook Park Drive between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Friday and took $22 from her wallet.

Burglary: The keypad on a safe was broken at a Wendy's restaurant in the 11800 block of Reisterstown Road between 1:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday by someone who broke the glass on a door and forced entry into an office. Nothing was taken.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: A purse and its contents, including $20, a cellular phone and a calculator, were stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Hallstead Road between 11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday by someone who entered through an unlocked front door.

Burglaries: Armanda's Beauty Salon in the 1600 block of East Joppa Road was ransacked between 7:15 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday by someone who pried open a rear door, but nothing was reported missing. The neighboring Baynesville Barbershop also was ransacked and $25 taken about the same time.

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: Someone forced open the door of a house trailer in the 8400 block of Pulaski Highway Saturday and stole a compact disc player, VCR, stereo equipment and hair dryer.

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