Police Blotter


October 20, 2004|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Western District

Shooting/arrest: A 16-year-old boy wearing a home-detention bracelet on his ankle was shot in the right leg yesterday while sitting on the front steps of a house in the 2400 block of Woodbrook Ave., several blocks from his home in the 2400 block of Etting St., said police Lt. Mark Callahan. The victim, whose name was not released, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Callahan said Officer Brian Miller heard several shots about 5 p.m. and pursued a gunman on foot to Retreat Street, where an officer and police dog found a 20-year-old suspect hiding in bushes. The charge that resulted in the boy's home detention was not known yesterday.

Arrest: Linnard Wortham, 20, entered District Court in the 700 block of E. Patapsco St. yesterday for trial on charges of possession of narcotics and a deadly weapon violation, only to be arrested by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging him with two counts of attempted murder. He is charged with shooting two men in the 2700 block of Mosher St. on Oct. 3.

Southwestern District

Arrest: Keith Webb, 23, was arrested Monday night at his home in the 5500 block of Bowleys Lane by the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a charge of first-degree murder. He is charged with beating and choking Terry Leak, 47, in the 2500 block of W. Fairmount Ave. on Sept. 5. Leak died that day at Shock Trauma.

Eastern District

Arrest: Officers Frederick Stewart and Adrian Aikens stopped the driver of a car for a moving violation in the 1500 block of N. Broadway Monday, and noticed a passenger appearing nervous and keeping a hand in his waistband. They searched the passenger and found a loaded .38-caliber revolver. Arrested on weapon charges was Torrance Berman, 19, of the 2600 block of Maryland Ave. The driver got a ticket.

Southern District

Theft: A Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12-gauge pump shotgun valued at $370 was stolen Monday from a 1996 Chevrolet truck parked in the 1100 block of W. Hamburg St.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Robbery: David Miller, 72, was working under his car in the driveway of his home about 5 p.m. Monday when a wallet containing $60 was picked from his pants pocket by a man who had been helping him. After the man left, Miller entered his garage and found his Iver Johnson .357-caliber handgun and a holster also had been stolen.

Cockeysville Precinct

Bank robbery: A man gave a teller at M&T Bank in the 10400 block of York Road a note demanding money about 1:35 p.m. Monday and escaped with an undisclosed sum.

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