Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Stabbing/arrest -- An unlicensed taxi driver was arrested Monday and charged with stabbing a teenage girl during an argument over money for a ride to East Baltimore. Police said the driver picked up three girls at North Avenue and McCulloh Street about 8:30 p.m., but an argument ensued over the fare and the girls got out at North and Eutaw Place. The man stepped out of the car, followed the girls and when the argument continued, he allegedly stabbed one of them in the side with a knife and drove away. The girls alerted a passing police officer, who caught the man in the 100 block of E. North Ave. and seized a bloody knife from the car. Mark B. Walker, 79, of the 400 block of S. Bentalou St. was charged with attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon. The girl was reported in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Arrest -- A man broke into a woman's home in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. about 1:30 p.m. Monday and threatened her with a handgun before fleeing. Moments later, Officer Keith Mobley spotted the man more than a block away and arrested him after a lengthy foot pursuit. Charged with aggravated assault was John Rucker, 37, of the 3100 block of Clifton Ave. The gun was not recovered.
Robbery -- A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 1300 block of Gusryan St. in O'Donnell Heights about 6:30 p.m. Monday while talking on his cell phone when a man armed with a knife robbed him of the phone.
Vandalism/arrest -- A 16-year-old Perry Hall boy was arrested early Sunday and charged as a juvenile with destruction of property for puncturing five tires on five vehicles parked that day in the 4100 block of Loch Lomond Drive. He was caught about 1:30 a.m. by a resident. The boy was released into the custody of his parents. Damage to the tires was estimated at nearly $300.
Robbery -- Police were seeking two apparently unarmed men who entered the Crown service station in the 2400 block of York Road about 11 p.m. Monday, assaulted a male employee and removed an undisclosed sum of money from a cash register.