Police Blotter


October 12, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Arrests -- Two teenage boys were arrested and charged as juveniles with the armed robbery of a couple in the 200 block of S. Madeira St. about 7 p.m. Sunday. The couple - a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman - were walking when two youths riding bikes forced them into an alley at gunpoint and demanded money. During a struggle, the man disarmed one youth and fired two shots from the seized .38-caliber revolver as the pair fled. Moments later, Officer Angela Carter-Watson spotted and arrested the youths in the 2200 block of E. Fairmount Ave. Property taken from the couple was recovered. The boys, 14 and 17, were being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.


Theft -- Power tools valued at $250 were stolen Monday from a house in the 600 block of Melvin Ave.

Theft -- More than a dozen compact discs were stolen Monday from a 2003 Volkswagen parked in the 400 block of Gittings St.

Theft -- Someone entered a warehouse in the 1600 block of Warner St. on Monday and stole a cell phone valued at $150.


Burglary -- Two large-screen TVs, stereo equipment and a computer printer - all valued at $4,370 - were stolen over the weekend from a house in the 1800 block of Hope St. by someone who entered through a rear door.

Robbery -- A man was escorting a 50-year-old woman to a bank in the 2400 block of E. Monument St. about 3:40 p.m. Monday when he snatched $220 from her grasp and fled.


Robbery -- A man armed with a shotgun robbed Pimlico Food Market in the 4200 block of Pimlico Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 4 p.m. Monday.

Baltimore County

White Marsh

Arrest -- A Florida motorist was stopped Monday for speeding on southbound Interstate 95 in White Marsh by Officer Chris Reiber of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Reiber observed a Sig Sauer .357-caliber handgun in the console of the man's 2000 Chevrolet and learned he had no permit for the loaded weapon. Stephen Farina, 52, of Winter Haven, was arrested and charged with unlawfully transporting a handgun and later released on his own recognizance.

Burglary -- Power tools, an air compressor and a radio - all worth $2,500 - were stolen Monday from a house in the 8500 block of Philadelphia Road.


Burglary -- Between Friday and Monday, someone entered R.G. Plumbing & Heating in the 300 block of Back River Neck Road and stole $5,000 worth of power tools.

Burglary -- Tools and equipment valued at $13,176 were stolen from a storage shed at Urban N. Zink Contractors in the 6900 block of Ebenezer Road between Sept. 16 and Monday.


Robbery -- A man, 22, was walking along Reisterstown Road near Richmar Road about 4:30 p.m. Monday when four males, one armed with a knife, robbed him of an undisclosed sum of money. During the robbery, the victim was cut on the wrist.


Burglary -- An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen Monday from Kent Lounge in the 500 block of York Road by someone who entered through a second-floor window.


Burglary -- A safe containing more than $1,000, jewelry and personal papers was stolen Monday from a bedroom closet in a house in the 11800 block of Falls Road.

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