Police Blotter


April 26, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Northwestern District

Arrest: Gary Royster, 26, of the 3300 block of Burleith Ave. was arrested Sunday on West Forest Park Avenue by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging him with two counts of first-degree murder in the shootings of two brothers. Vincent Lee Wright, 25, and Landreth Bowser, 20, both of the 3800 block of Bonner Road, were shot about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 3600 block of Lucille Ave. in the central Park Heights section. Royster was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center. A motive for the killings was unknown.

Western District

Shooting: A 22-year-old man was shot in the right hip about 5 a.m. Sunday while arguing with a man in the 2100 block of W. North Ave. The gunman drove away in a burgundy Ford Crown Victoria. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Southern District

Theft: A motorist used her cell phone to call police and report several youths blocking her route in the 3800 block of Fairhaven Ave. about 6 p.m. Sunday, before one of the youths approached her car and snatched the phone. It was valued at $100.

Robbery: A 29-year-old pizza deliveryman was assaulted by three men, one with a handgun, in the 2600 block of Wegworth Lane about 3:45 p.m. Sunday and robbed of a pizza, 15 Buffalo wings and a soda. The victim was treated for a cut on his head.

Central District

Theft: A radar detector and 90 compact discs -- all worth nearly $1,100 -- were stolen yesterday from a 2004 Pontiac parked in the first block of W. Chase St.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Robbery: A gunman robbed Kenwood Shell in the 6300 block of Kenwood Ave. of an undisclosed sum about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Nearly 40 fancy pigeons valued at $500 were stolen over the weekend from a coop behind a house in the 11100 block of Red Lion Road.

Franklin Precinct

Robbery try: Police were seeking two men who attempted to rob a pizza deliveryman in the 100 block of Purvis Place about 11:30 p.m. Saturday but fled when the intended victim ran to his car.

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