Police Blotter


July 12, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Southern District

Arrest: A barber charged in an arrest warrant with killing a man on a street in South Baltimore more than a year ago was arrested Friday while cutting a customer's hair in a Miami barbershop. Members of Baltimore's Warrant Apprehension Task Force, a U.S. marshal and Miami police entered Frank's Unisex Barber Shop and arrested Tyson Lawrence of Brooklyn, N.Y., without incident. Lawrence, 28, is charged with the shooting of Robert L. Sanders Jr., 27, of the 800 block of Glade Court on March 27, 2004, in the 4100 block of Hyden Court in Baltimore's Brooklyn area.

Armed robbery: Police were seeking two males who robbed a 16-year-old girl of $5, a silver necklace and a cell phone in the 1600 block of Patapsco St. about 6:20 p.m. Saturday while one of them held a gun to her boyfriend's chest.

Stolen vehicle: While a woman attended church Sunday, someone stole her 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass with tags TTS 798 that was parked nearby in the 1300 block of James St.

Burglary: While a woman slept in a second-floor bedroom, someone entered her home in the first block of S. Schroeder St. early Sunday through a kitchen window and stole a purse containing $800.

Western District

Robbery/shooting: Larnell Downes, 39, was walking in the 2800 block of Harlem Ave. about 5 p.m. Sunday when three men, one with a handgun, hit him and robbed him of $200. While Downes was fleeing, the gunman shot him in the left leg. Downes stopped a motorist, who drove him to University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Northwestern District

Shooting: Antonio Brown, 28, was leaving a friend's home about 2 a.m. Sunday and walking in the 4700 block of Park Heights Ave. toward his girlfriend's house when he was stopped by a gunman who demanded money. When Brown pushed the gunman aside and was about to walk away, the gunman shot him in the back and right shoulder. The gunman, along with two other men standing nearby, fled and were being sought. Brown's girlfriend drove him to Sinai Hospital. His condition was not available last night.

Southeastern District

Burglary: Someone entered a house under renovation in the 200 block of S. Chester St. over the weekend and stole power tools and a flashlight - all valued at $535.

Northeastern District

Home-invasion robbery: A male teenager broke into a house in the 6200 block of Fairdel Ave. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, stole a set of keys and drove away in the female occupant's silver 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis with tags 5AL N81. The occupant fled her home unharmed.

Central District

Theft from vehicle: A portable compact disc player and 20 CDs - all valued at $350 - were stolen Sunday from a 1991 Chevrolet Prizm parked in the 1100 block of Maryland Ave.

Theft: A cell phone valued at $110 was stolen yesterday from a 2004 Toyota parked in the 500 block of E. Lexington St.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Robbery: Two men entered the Royal Farms store in the 800 block of S. Marlyn Ave. about 3:25 a.m. Sunday and took an undisclosed sum from a cash register. During the robbery, one of the men threatened a female clerk with a sharp object.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A gunman robbed the 7-Eleven in the 8500 block of York Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 3 a.m. Sunday.

Wilkens Precinct

Burglary: An outboard motor, two bicycles, and hand and power tools were stolen Sunday from a house in the 300 block of Harlem Ave. by someone who entered through a basement window. The property was valued at $2,400.

Parkville Precinct

Robbery try: Police were seeking a gunman who attempted to rob a 21-year-old man walking on the parking lot at Carney Village Shopping Center at Harford and East Joppa roads about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Before the victim could comply with a demand for money, the gunman fled.

White Marsh Precinct

Robbery: A woman, 55, was walking behind a restaurant in the 1000 block of Eastern Ave. on Saturday morning when a man stole her purse containing a small sum of money and personal items.

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