Police Blotter


September 14, 2004|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Central District

Robbery try/arrest: Joseph Germershausen, a vendor at the downtown farmers' market under the Jones Falls Expressway near Saratoga Street, was sitting in his car counting money about 1 p.m. Sunday when a man forced his way into the vehicle, struck him in the face with a fist and tried to rob him. Several bystanders alerted Officer Wayne Early, who caught the man after a brief chase on foot. Germershausen had minor injuries. Charged with assault and attempted unarmed robbery was Melvin Green, 48, of the 2200 block of E. Federal St.

Eastern District

Arrests: Homicide Detectives Robert Cherry and Albert Marcus were in the 1900 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. about 1:15 p.m. yesterday investigating the fatal shooting of a man there Sunday night when they saw two men in a Ford Escort allegedly dealing in drugs. When they approached, the driver sped off. Cherry and Marcus took up pursuit in an unmarked car with a flashing blue light, until the Escort was stopped by other officers in the 1600 block of Exeter Hall Ave. Charged with possession of heroin and marijuana and fleeing and eluding police were the driver, Jahnis Pironis, 32, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jonathan Alva Kille, 23, of Womelsdorf, Pa. Pironis also was charged with driving on a suspended Pennsylvania license and traffic offenses.

Southeastern District

Armed robbery: Police were seeking a man with buck teeth and a crewcut hairstyle who robbed Little Tavern in the 3500 block of Eastern Ave. of an undisclosed sum about 4:15 a.m. Sunday while threatening an employee with a box cutter.

Robbery try/stabbing: A 23-year-old Glen Burnie man was stabbed in the side about 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of S. Broadway by a man who tried to rob him. He was treated at an area hospital.

Baltimore County

Parkville Precinct

Theft from vehicle: Early Sunday, someone entered a 1988 Volkswagen Jetta parked in the 4900 block of Sweet Air Road and stole $500, gloves, a flashlight and a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Towson Precinct

Robbery/arrest: One man was arrested and police were seeking a second in the armed robbery Sunday night of Casa Mia, a carryout in the 1700 block of Taylor Ave. After the robbers fled with an undisclosed sum of money, police caught one suspect about 10 minutes later. Charged with armed robbery was Dwayne Edward McDonald, 20, of the 6800 block of Sturbridge Road.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Police were seeking two men and two women who entered a house in the 3400 block of Vargas Circle over the weekend and stole stereo equipment, video games, shoes, clothing and baseball caps -- all valued at $2,720.

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