Police Blotter


March 03, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Victim identified -- Yesterday, police identified Joseph Miller, 26, of the 300 block of Marydell Road in Irvington as the man shot in the chest about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday as he stood outside a house in the 3200 block of Oakfield Ave. near Forest Park. Miller, along with a bystander who was shot in the arm, was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died a short time later. No arrest has been made, and police were without a motive. Anyone having information is urged to call Detectives Roscoe Lewis or Gordon Carew at 410-396-2100. Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Arson/fraud arrest -- Walter Smith, 42, of the 3400 block of Dupont Ave. was arrested yesterday in the 1600 block of S. Monroe St. on a warrant charging him with arson and insurance fraud. Smith is accused of setting fire to his car in the 5100 block of Queensberry Ave. on Jan. 9 and defrauding the State Farm Insurance Co. by filing a false damage claim.


False-ID probe -- Authorities are investigating a man's use of his brother's name after being arrested Sunday night with two other people in a drug raid by members of the Organized Crime Division at a house in the 1800 block of W. Lombard St. Police said Anthony Townsend, 34, of no fixed address was initially charged under the name he gave as Ben Townsend. The family complained that it was not the first time, and that it has caused problems for his brother.

Arrest -- Members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force entered a house in the 3600 block of Roberts Place early yesterday and arrested Nathaniel Edwards, 30, of that address on warrants charging him with kidnapping a woman Feb. 27, then raping and robbing her in the 200 block of E. Patapsco Ave. Edwards was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.


Arrest -- Glenard Byrd, 18, of the 4800 block of Greencrest Road was arrested Wednesday at a state parole and probation office in the 2100 block of N. Charles St. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with attempted murder. Byrd is accused of shooting Alphonso Pankey, 41, on Jan. 29 in the 1800 block of Ashland Ave.


Robbery -- Two men, one armed with a handgun and wearing an Army jacket, robbed Little Tavern in the 6400 block of Holabird Ave. of less than $200 about 1 a.m. Wednesday. After the robbery, a clerk left the building and flagged down a police officer. No arrests had been made.

Theft from vehicle -- A compact-disc changer, a radio and both license tags were stolen Wednesday from a 1990 Honda Accord parked in the 3200 block of E. Fayette St. The tags are MEE 410.

Theft -- Someone entered an apartment in the 2800 block of Boston St. on Wednesday, went to a bedroom closet and removed a large sum of money hidden in a shoebox.

Robbery -- An employee of Royal Farms in the 6300 block of Eastern Ave. was removing trash from the store's parking lot about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday when two men, one with a knife and the other a BB gun, robbed him of $25.

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Robbery -- A gunman entered Bay Liquors in the 10100 block of Bird River Road about 3 p.m. Wednesday and ordered a clerk to give him his wallet and the contents of a cash register. The gunman fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Robbery -- A woman, 58, was standing near Middleborough and Back River Neck roads about 8 p.m. Wednesday when a man shoved her to the ground and robbed her of $30.


Burglary -- A digital video disc player, a combination TV/videocassette recorder and several groceries were stolen from a house in the first block of Warren Park Drive while the occupant was away between Jan. 12 and Saturday. The burglary was reported Tuesday.


Robberies -- A gunman forced two women out of a car in the 3100 block of Lord Baltimore Drive and onto the ground about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and robbed them of their purses containing undisclosed amounts of money.

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