Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Crime Watch

December 13, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore

Northeastern

Victim identified -- Police identified yesterday the man fatally shot Sunday night outside Maple Glen Apartments in the 6000 block of Amberwood Road as Damian Mitchell, 28, of the 5900 block of Daywalt Ave. Police responding to a report of shots fired about 8:15 p.m. found Mitchell bleeding from a bullet wound to the head. The crew of a Fire Department ambulance pronounced him dead at the scene. No arrest has been made. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Northern

Arrest -- Authorities arrested a man in Fairfax, Va., and charged him with the first-degree murder of a man in the city's Remington neighborhood in June. Held without bail in the Fairfax jail pending an extradition hearing is Ameer Taylor, 31, of Springfield, Va. Authorities said Taylor is accused of fatally shooting Samuel Richardson, 31, of the 2600 block of Hampden Ave., outside a bar in the 400 block of W. 24th St. on June 2.

FOR THE RECORD - An item in yesterday's Police Blotter column incorrectly reported the location of the fatal shooting of Samuel Richardson on June 2. According to police, the shooting occurred in the 400 block of W. 26th St. The Sun regrets the error.

Southeastern

Shooting -- An 18-year-old man was in or near a liquor store in the 1700 block of Fleet St. shortly before midnight Sunday when a gunman fired a shot that struck the victim in the right ear. The gunman and an accomplice fled and were being sought. The victim ran to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Fleet St., and he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. Police said the shooting was captured on a surveillance camera.

Assault -- Police were seeking two men who attacked another man, 32, in the 200 block of N. Montford Ave. about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and stabbed him several times with a sharpened piece of metal. The victim was found sitting on the front steps of a house, bleeding from stab wounds to the head, back and face, and was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The man was expected to survive.

Western

Robbery try/shooting -- A man, 27, told police he was standing at Wheeler Avenue and North Carrollton Avenue about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when a gunman demanded his money. The victim said he turned to flee and was shot in both legs and the back. Police said a passing motorist drove the man to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was reported in good condition.

Southern

Burglary -- Police were seeking whoever broke into a house in the 400 block of E. Clement St. over the weekend through a rear door and stole several pieces of jewelry, a digital camera, video games, a DVD player and DVDs - all valued at more than $2,300.

Baltimore County

Towson

Rape unfounded -- After an investigation by police and hospital officials, a report by a female teenage patient at Sheppard-Pratt Hospital that she was raped in a hospital bathroom on Dec. 6 by a male patient has been determined to be false. No charges were filed against the girl.

Robbery -- Police were seeking two gunmen who robbed Murray Cellular in the 1700 block of Taylor Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money about 11 a.m. Saturday. Before fleeing, the men robbed employees and customers of money and cell phones before forcing them into a bathroom.

Wilkens

Robbery -- A man, 26, was arrested Sunday afternoon at his home in Baltimore and was charged with the armed robbery of Wendy's in the 3600 block of Washington Blvd. earlier that day. The man's name was not available.

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