Police Blotter


September 27, 2004|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Pickpocket: A 49-year-old man was standing in the checkout line at Super Save food market in the 2100 block of E. Monument St. when someone bumped into him from behind. When the man reached into his back pocket to remove his wallet and pay for grocery items, it was missing, along with its contents of $140.

Southern District

Burglary: A television, DVD player and 30 DVDs - all valued at $600 - were stolen Saturday from a house in the 1400 block of Locust St. by someone who entered through a basement door.

Shooting/arrest: A 17-year-old was walking in the 2600 block of Huron St. on Saturday when an older man he knows shot him in the back with a pellet rifle. The victim was treated at University of Maryland Medical Center. Arrested and charged with first-degree assault was John Gilliam, 22, of the Huron Street address.

Southwestern District

Burglary: A combination TV/DVD player and food - all valued at $229 - were stolen during the weekend from a house in the 200 block of S. Monastery Ave.

Northeastern District

Burglary: Someone entered a house in the 3900 block of Kenyon Ave. on Saturday and removed $45 from a wallet while the female occupant was outside.

Baltimore County

Franklin Precinct

Rape: A 19-year-old woman was walking in the first block of Rosewood Lane about 2 a.m. Saturday when a gunman forced her into his car, drove her to a nearby isolated spot and raped her. The victim was treated at an area hospital.

Essex Precinct

Robbery try: A 19-year-old man was walking across a pedestrian bridge over Route 702 about noon Saturday when four other men, one with a knife, demanded his money. Rather than comply, the victim fought off the group and the assailants fled.

Burglaries: During the weekend, gas fireplaces were stolen from three homes under construction in the 300 block of Hopkins Landing Drive. Each fireplace was valued at $1,000.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: Three men, two armed with handguns, forced their way into an apartment in the 6600 block of English Oak Road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and bound a male occupant's hands behind his back and covered him with a blanket. The men then stole a cell phone, video games and the victim's 2001 Cadillac DeVille. Hours later, the car was recovered in Woodlawn. No arrests were made.

Wilkens Precinct

Burglaries: Someone broke into a Pep Boys store in the 6500 block of Baltimore National Pike early Friday and stole two dirt bikes. Early Thursday, a dirt bike and a 15-inch TV were stolen from the same store.

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