Police Blotter


March 14, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

Police Blotter

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



Shooting -- A 38-year-old man from the 2600 block of Ridgely St. was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot in the neck about 9 p.m. Sunday while sitting on the front steps of a recreation center in the 2300 block of Norfolk St. Police said the bullet that hit Anthony Canthorne was fired from a nearby park. No arrest had been made, and police knew of no motive.

Assault/weapon arrest -- A 38-year-old man was in the 2800 block of Hinsdale Drive about noon Saturday when another man pointed a rifle at him. When the victim ran into a nearby house, the gunman drove away. Arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon was Charles Speece II, 37, of the 3400 block of English Consul Ave. A loaded Remington rifle was confiscated.

Officer assaulted/arrest -- Walter Barnett Jr., 39, was arrested Friday at his home in the first block of N. Catherine St. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with assaulting a police officer. On March 7, police were attempting to arrest Barnett at his home on drug and weapons charges when he fled, driving his vehicle into a police car, police said. A detective driving the vehicle was not injured.

Stolen vehicle -- A red two-door 1993 Oldsmobile with tags LNE 781 was stolen over the weekend in the 2400 block of Arburton Ave.

Theft/arrest -- A 26-year-old Cherry Hill woman was arrested Saturday night by a security officer when she attempted to leave Food King in the 3400 block of Annapolis Road without paying for crabmeat and shrimp.


Shooting -- A 27-year-old man was standing in the 2300 block of Harford Road about 11 a.m. Sunday when an assailant shot him in a leg and the right shoulder. He was reported in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Shooting -- A 23-year-old man was in the 2300 block of Lauretta Ave. about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when someone fired several shots, one of which struck him in the upper back. The victim, found by officers responding to a shooting report, was reported in critical condition at Shock Trauma.

Robbery -- Police were seeking a man who assaulted a male employee of a BP station in the 2400 block of W. Franklin St. about 11 p.m. Saturday when the employee tried to prevent him from leaving with stolen candy bars.

Cutting -- Several girls were fighting near a carryout in the 2100 block of W. North Ave. about 8 p.m. Saturday when a 16-year-old girl was cut on the left hand with a knife. A man who was not involved in the fight then struck her with his fist and fled. The girl was treated at University of Maryland Medical Center and released.

Baltimore County

White Marsh

Burglary -- Someone broke into White Cap Construction Supplies in the 1200 block of 66th St. on Sunday through a bay door and removed an undisclosed sum of money from a showroom cash register.

Burglary -- Video games, a laptop computer and computer accessories were stolen over the weekend from a house in the 5700 block of Utrecht Road.


Robbery -- Two men, one armed with a semiautomatic handgun, robbed the H&M convenience store in the 7400 block of Belair Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 11 p.m. Saturday.


Burglary -- A cell phone valued at nearly $500 was stolen early Sunday from Wireless Circles in Owings Mills Mall.


Burglary -- A mountain bike was stolen Sunday from the patio of an apartment in the 6900 block of Harrowdale Road.

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