Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Suspicious death -- Pending the results of an autopsy, police have ruled as suspicious the death of a Pennsylvania man whose body was found at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a building under construction at Lighthouse Point in the 2600 block of Boston St. on Nov. 19. Construction workers found the body of David Ross, 55, of Litiz at the bottom of a four-story elevator shaft about 9 a.m.
Arrest -- Torrey Holloway, 41, of the 2100 block of W. Saratoga St. was arrested yesterday at his home by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with attempted murder in the shooting of a 19-year-old woman.
Robbery -- A man, 36, was walking in the 300 block of S. Beechfield Ave. about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when a teenage male with a sawed-off shotgun robbed him of an undisclosed sum of money.
Theft -- Someone used a cutting torch to remove the transmission from a 1989 Ford F-250 pickup truck parked in the 800 block of E. Patapsco Ave. between Nov. 21 and Tuesday.
Burglary/arrest -- A man was stealing jewelry from a house in the 12500 block of Gracewood Ave. on Tuesday when the occupants came home and called police. Arrested nearby and charged with burglary and theft was Douglas C. Gibson, 44, of the 100 block of Orange Court.
Burglary -- A mink wrap, a mink coat, a 42-inch-screen television, and a cable TV box - all valued at $14,245 - were stolen between Monday night and Tuesday morning from a house in the 9400 block of Harford Road.
Arsons -- Police were seeking whoever set fire to two collection bins containing Christmas toys outside Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in the 200 block of Ware Ave. about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police believe whoever set the bins on fire also set fire that morning to a trash bin in the 100 block of W. Pennsylvania Ave. and a mailbox in the 100 block of W. Chesapeake Ave.
Escape -- Roger Parker, 30, an inmate at the county's work-release center on Courthouse Court, failed to return from a work detail Tuesday and has been charged with escape.