Police Blotter


July 27, 2004|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore City

Western District

Robbery/arrest: Roger Block, 60, was in the basement of his apartment building in the 1600 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway on Sunday afternoon when another male tenant he knows robbed him of his wallet at knifepoint. A short time later, police entered the other man's third-floor apartment and arrested him. Charged with armed robbery was Howard Williams, 42.

Shooting: Police were seeking two males in the shooting of Wen Tan, 44, during a robbery outside his food store in the 900 block of W. Saratoga St. about 9 a.m. Saturday. Tan, who was shot in the stomach, was reported in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The pair fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Burglary: Three clocks were stolen from New Zion Baptist Church in the 800 block of N. Dukeland St. between July 16 and Saturday.

Southern District

Arrest: Brian Jones, 23, was arrested at his home in the 800 block of Seagull Ave. on Friday by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Jones, 23, is accused of shooting Tarik Walker, 28, in the 900 block of Washington Blvd. on July 12. Walker died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Jones is being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Arrest: Christopher Wade, 25, of the 8300 block of Scotts Level Road in Pikesville was arrested Friday at his place of employment - a Mr. Tire store in Eldersburg - on a warrant charging him with attempted murder. Wade is charged with shooting Glen Greenwood, 35, in the 100 block of W. Patapsco Ave. on July 18.

Theft from vehicle: Power tools valued at $379 were stolen Sunday from a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked in the 1200 block of Nanticoke St.

Central District

Robbery: A 65-year-old male resident of Memorial Apartments in the 300 block of McMechen St. was walking nearby in the 1300 block of Eutaw Place about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when a robber knocked him to the ground and stole his wallet containing $32 and credit cards. The victim was not injured.

Eastern District

Assault/robbery: After Charles Bell, 51, gave a man he knows as Tony a ride to the 2000 block of Llewelyn Ave. about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the man pulled a knife and robbed him of less than $5. Bell, who was cut on a hand and stabbed in the left leg, was treated at Union Memorial Hospital.

Baltimore County

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: A deliveryman for Domino's Pizza was returning to his car on Cranbrook Road near Cinnamon Ridge Circle about 9 p.m. Sunday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $165 and his rented black Mazda Protege.

White Marsh Precinct

Theft/arrest: A woman from Charlotte, N.C., was arrested Sunday when she tried to leave the Hecht Co. store at White Marsh Mall without paying for clothing valued at $81.

Essex Precinct

Shooting: A 23-year-old was entertaining friends at his home in the 800 block of Briar Hill Road about 2 a.m. Sunday when he answered the doorbell and was shot by an unknown assailant armed with a small-caliber handgun. The victim was reported in critical condition at Shock Trauma. No arrest had been made.

Burglary: A 2003 motorized scooter valued at $1,366 was stolen over the weekend from a shed in the 1100 block of Foxwood Lane.

Burglary: A boat trailer valued at $1,200 was stolen Sunday in the 6000 block of Ebenezer Road.

Burglary: Clothing and three motorized scooters - all valued at $3,720 - were stolen over the weekend from vendors at a flea market in the 1500 block of Country Ridge Lane.

North Point Precinct

Burglary/arrest: A woman reported someone had entered her apartment in the 200 block of Baltimore Ave. on Sunday night and stole a 13-inch television that she would recognize because it was infested with roaches. Near the woman's home that night, police arrested a man in connection with the burglary and recovered the TV - which police confirmed had the insects. Charged with the Baltimore Avenue burglary and another in the 2400 block of Keyway later that evening was Edward S. Renick Jr., 22, of no fixed address.

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