Police Blotter


November 09, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Armed robbery -- A man arrested Monday by Baltimore County police on a warrant charging him with robbing a High's store in Dundalk on Oct. 24 has also been charged with robbing Little Tavern in the 6400 of Holabird Ave. about nine hours earlier. Fitting descriptions of the "Teardrop Robber," who had two teardrop tattoos under his left eye, Jerome Charles Owens, 26, of no fixed address is a suspect in at least seven other armed robberies in the city and county over a period of several weeks, police said. During the Little Tavern robbery at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, the gunman told a clerk, "I need money because I have a baby to feed."

Robberies -- A man and two women were walking in the 2700 block of O'Donnell St. about 7:20 p.m. Sunday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed them of cash, credit cards, a cigarette lighter and a cellular phone.


Arrest -- Daniel McKay of the 400 block of E. 28th St. was arrested yesterday morning in a house in the 400 block of Whitridge Ave. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with attempted murder. McKay, 22, is accused of shooting Howard Byers, 58, in the 800 block of N. Washington St. on Aug. 27. McKay was held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Robberies -- Police were seeking at least three young men, two armed with handguns, who robbed two men of their money minutes before midnight Monday at separate eastside locations. One robbery occurred at Lanvale and Aisquith streets, the other at Lafayette Avenue and Aisquith.


Theft -- Between Friday and Monday, construction equipment valued at nearly $8,200 was stolen from a 2000 Ford truck parked in the 3500 block of Fairfield Road.

Baltimore County


Robbery -- A taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint of $200 and the keys to his cab in the 3600 block of Valley Terrace about 1 a.m. Monday by a man he had picked up in West Baltimore.

Robbery -- A 23-year-old woman was about to enter an apartment building in the 4600 block of Embassy Circle about 9 p.m. Monday when a man armed with a knife struck her in the face and stole her purse, containing cash and a cell phone.

Burgary -- At least 450 cartons of cigarettes were stolen early Monday from a storage room at the Hess gas station in the 500 block of Main St. Entry into the station was through a hole in the roof.

White Marsh

Burglary -- The rims and tires of a car parked at 40 East Auto Sales in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway were stolen over the weekend by someone who entered through a fence. They were valued at $1,000.


Robbery -- A gunman robbed Royal Farms in the 2700 block of Taylor Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money about 9 p.m. Monday.

Burglary -- Electronics and a Dan Wesson .357 Magnum revolver - all valued at nearly $3,300 - were stolen Monday from a house in the 2600 block of Kings Ridge Road.

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