Police Blotter


November 15, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Victim named -- Police named Michael Bryant, 22, of the 2200 block of E. North Ave. yesterday as the man found shot to death Thursday night in the 3700 block of Tudor Arms Ave. near Wyman Park and the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. Sgt. Richard Petry of the homicide squad said Bryant was shot multiple times in the torso, and that it was not known why the East Baltimore man was in the area. Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.


Victim identified -- Brian Jones, 32, of the 8200 block of Chalet Court in Millersville has been identified as the man found fatally shot about 7:15 a.m. Saturday on the parking lot of Canton Harbor Nursing Center in the 1300 block of S. Ellwood Ave.

Drug arrest -- Two men were driving eastbound on Interstate 895 near Boston Street on Saturday afternoon in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu when they were stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officer for not using seat belts. Police said the men gave deceptive answers to questions, and the officer summoned a drug-sniffing dog. Seized from the car were 23 bags of marijuana, 13 pieces of crack cocaine and a scale. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were Frederick D. Ager, 25, and Tau-Hidah Rashida Ul Salaam, 28, both of Richmond, Va.


Burglary -- Someone broke into Shanahan's Pub in the 1500 block of E. Clement St. early Sunday and stole at least 300 Maryland Lottery scratch-off tickets and a bottle of white wine.

Burglary -- A 17-foot aluminum ladder and tools - all valued at $250 - were stolen over the weekend from a garage in the 1500 block of S. Charles St.


Armed robbery -- A man armed with a rifle fitted with a telescopic sight stepped from a car in the 1300 block of N. Lakewood Ave. about 2 a.m. Sunday, forced a 22-year-old man to the ground and robbed him of more than $500. The car was found abandoned a short time later in the 2700 block of McElderry St.

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Arrest -- Two men were arguing in the 4000 block of Ridgeway Ave. about 4:30 p.m. Sunday about their dogs fighting each other when one of the men entered his home, retrieved a handgun and threatened the other man. Arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon was William Skinner, 66. Police seized the gun.


Armed robbery -- Police were seeking a gunman who robbed the American Legion Hall in the 1600 block of Sulphur Spring Road about 11:45 p.m. Saturday of an undisclosed sum of cash and drove away in a van. A witness followed the gunman for several blocks before the robber lost control of the van at Potomac and Winans avenues and crashed. The gunman fled on foot.


Robbery -- Two men robbed the KFC in the 200 block of York Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 8 p.m. Sunday. Before fleeing, the robbers forced three employees into a stand-up freezer.


Theft/arrest -- Gary Nelson, 45, of the 500 block of N. Robinson St. in East Baltimore was arrested Saturday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and charged with stealing several pieces of jewelry at a crafts show.

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