Police Blotter


November 18, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Victim identified -- The name of the man found shot to death Saturday morning in the backyard of a house in the 4800 block of Homer Ave. was released yesterday by city police. Willie George Capers, 45, of Greensboro, Caroline County, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. Caper's family told homicide detectives they had no idea why the man was in Northwest Baltimore. Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.


Assault/arrest -- A 38-year-old man was sleeping early yesterday in his residence in the 2700 block of Virginia Ave. when another man entered his bedroom, struck him with a metal pipe and then stabbed him in the right hand with a knife during a struggle. Arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault was Aaron Sampson, 47, a neighbor.


Robbery -- A gunman robbed a 22-year-old man of his wallet containing a bus pass as the victim walked in the 3700 block of St. Victor St. about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft -- Someone removed a bank credit card from a house in the 1600 block of S. Charles St. between Saturday and Monday and used it to withdraw about $1,000 from the victim's account.

Burglary -- Tools, a DVD player, DVDs, jewelry and medication - together valued at $1,000 - were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 300 block of E. West St.


Theft -- Twenty CDs, a jacket, a first-aid kit and a flashlight - together valued at $435 - were stolen Wednesday from a 1999 Honda Civic parked in the first block of S. Paca St.


Burglary/arrests -- Police responding Wednesday to a burglary-in-progress report in the 1200 block of Darley Ave. entered a house and arrested two men who had entered through a door. Two men ages 37 and 49, whose names and addresses were not available, were charged with burglary.


Burglary -- Three collectible knives and a stun gun - together valued at nearly $400 - were stolen Wednesday from a closet in a home in the 1900 block of W. Mulberry St.


Theft -- An AM-FM radio and clothing - together valued at nearly $900 - were stolen Wednesday from a 1993 Honda Accord parked in the 1600 block of E. Baltimore St.

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Escapee captured -- A convict who fled Oct. 24 from a highway trash removal detail in Randolph County, N.C., was arrested Tuesday morning when the 1992 Acura in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding on northbound Interstate 95 by Maryland Transportation Authority Police. In the car, police found two semiautomatic handguns. The escapee, Sean M. Wheeler, 38, a convicted kidnapper, was charged with possession of the guns and was being held on $250,000 bail at the county Detention Center pending an extradition hearing. In addition to speeding, the driver, Ridley Harding Jr., 31, of Dorchester, Mass., was charged with the handgun violations and was being held on $10,000 bail. The car was impounded.


Burglary -- A large assortment of military artifacts valued at nearly $2,000 was stolen between July and Nov. 11 from the basement storage locker of an apartment building in the 1700 block of Maiden Choice Lane.


Burglary -- Several firearms and ammunition - together valued at $22,000 - were stolen Wednesday from a house in the first block of Neves Court.

Robbery -- A gunman robbed First Class Paging in the 8100 block of Harford Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 5 p.m. Wednesday before forcing three employees into a bathroom.

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