Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

April 27, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Southern District

Theft/arrest: Undercover police officers in the 2700 block of Port Covington Drive observed a man carrying what appeared to be unopened boxes of merchandise into a pawn shop about 11 a.m. Monday. While keeping the man in sight, one of the officers learned that a man moments earlier had stolen three smoke detectors and five utility knives from a nearby Wal-Mart. Questioned and then charged with shoplifting the items from the store was Andrew Morgan, 23, of the 200 block of Lower Magothy Beach Road in Anne Arundel County.

Western District

Burglary: A pair of boots, cell phone, jewelry and a coin collection were stolen Monday from a house in the 2300 block of McCulloh St. by someone who entered through a first-floor rear window.

Robbery: A 50-year-old man was walking across the parking lot at Mondawmin Mall about 4 p.m. Monday when he was assaulted by several youths, who robbed him of a cell phone, eyeglasses and a gold chain. The property was valued at $350. The man was not injured.

Central District

Robbery: A 24-year-old woman was about to enter the vestibule of her home in the first block of E. Biddle St. about 10:30 p.m. Monday when two men stole her purse containing personal items, credit cards and two checkbooks.

Southeastern District

Theft from vehicle: A combination compact-disc player/AM-FM radio valued at $300 was stolen Monday from a 1995 Dodge Neon parked in the 1500 block of Lancaster St.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: A laptop computer, iPod, 35 mm camera, $2,000 and a watch were stolen Monday from a house in the 1500 block of Rosewick Ave. by someone who entered through a rear basement door.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: A black leather jacket, a large jar of change and a watch were stolen Monday from a house in the 2500 block of E. Joppa Road, along with a set of keys used by the thief to drive away in the occupant's 1996 Lincoln with tags XKT 577.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A gunman robbed a 25-year-old man of $60, a cell phone and a jacket in the first block of Comet Court about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Wilkens Precinct

Burglary: While a resident of the 300 block of Suter Road was hospitalized, someone broke into his home between Friday and Monday through a door and stole $280.

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