Police Blotter


September 15, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore City

Eastern District

Arrests: Members of the district's drug enforcement unit were in the 1500 block of N. Luzerne Ave. about 8 p.m. Tuesday when they observed two men seated in a parked 1997 Thunderbird, and a handgun in the vehicle. Arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a .357 Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun and possession of a handgun on which the serial number had been removed were Kevin Brideforth, 26, of Bellanca Court in Middle River and Randy Rochester, 21, of the 800 block of Aisquith St. Both were being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Northern District

Arrest: Davon Jackson, 16, of the 5700 block of The Alameda, was arrested Tuesday in the 1200 block of E. North Ave. on a warrant charging him with first-degree assault and a handgun offense. Jackson is accused of firing a handgun Sunday at two people in the 4200 block of St. Georges Ave. Neither was injured.

Northwestern District

Arrest: Monte Fortune, 20, who is charged in a warrant with the Sept. 4 armed robbery of Crown Fried Chicken in the 2900 block of W. North Ave., was arrested yesterday morning in a relative's house in the 3800 block of Bonner Road by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Western District

Shooting: Police were seeking a gunman who confronted several men standing in the 2300 block of Riggs Ave. about 11:25 p.m. Monday and shot one of them in a foot, arm and upper leg. The victim, whose name was not released, was reported in good condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Southeastern District

Pet theft: Police were seeking a man who stole a chinchilla named Yana on Tuesday from a woman's home in the 300 block of Imla St. The animal is valued at $120.

Theft: A radio-CD player valued at $450 was stolen Tuesday from a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am parked in the first block of N. Ann St.

Southern District

Burglary: A 27-inch TV, a DVD player and 600-watt speaker system - all valued at $512 - were stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the 1200 block of Hollins St.

Theft: Seventy compact discs, a leather jacket, a stereo radio and $60 were stolen Tuesday from a 1996 Honda Accord parked in the 100 block of Weber St.

Burglary: A computer keyboard valued at $2,500 was stolen Tuesday from the kitchen counter of a home in the 1300 block of S. Charles St.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Abduction: A 19-year-old woman told police that a man forced her into his car at Sinclair Lane near Brendan Avenue about 1 a.m. Tuesday and drove around for nearly an hour before stopping in the 1300 block of Halstead Road in Hillendale, where he made sexual advances. The woman managed to escape and called police.

North Point Precinct

Arrest: Two teenagers were arguing in the 2500 block of Yorkway about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday when one of them pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the other. Arrested a few minutes later and charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment was a 15-year-old boy. He was released to the custody of his parents. The gun was not found.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: An aluminum ladder, tools and at least two chainsaws - all valued at nearly $900 - were stolen Tuesday from a garage in the 10100 block of Bird River Road.

Burglary: Police were seeking the driver of a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck who stole decking material and bathtubs from a construction site in the 1600 block of Sandy Hollow Circle over the weekend.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: Someone broke into Jo Jo's Carryout in the 8300 block of Harford Road about 1 a.m. Tuesday, forced open an empty cash register and fled when an alarm sounded. Damage was estimated at $1,400.

Theft: A bicycle valued at $100 was stolen Tuesday from the rear yard of a house in the 3000 block of Woodside Ave.

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