Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

March 16, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore

Southeastern

Suspicious death -- The body of Ernest Miller, 58, of the 6600 block of Holabird Ave., was found about 11 a.m. Tuesday by his nephew, and police have ruled his death suspicious pending the results of an autopsy. The body was found near a living room wall at the base of a window. Homicide Detective Vernon Parker is investigating.

Rape -- A woman, 40, reported early Tuesday that she and a man she knows were walking behind a restaurant in the 2000 block of Eastern Ave. about 11:30 p.m. Monday when he pushed her up against a wall and raped her. The woman refused medical treatment.

FOR THE RECORD - Because of incorrect information provided by the Baltimore County police, an item in yesterday's Police Blotter misstated what was found in a loaf of raisin bread in a grocery store. A store quality-control manager discovered two straight pins -- not hypodermic needles -- that had been pushed into the loaf through the wrapping, according to county police.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Burglary -- Tools of unknown value were stolen Tuesday from a house being renovated in the 400 block of S. High St.

Western

Burglary -- At least two digital video disc players, other electronics items and jewelry were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 2100 block of N. Pulaski St. by someone who entered through a kitchen window.

Southwestern

Theft -- Someone stole a dog cage valued at $150 from the rear yard of a house in the 3700 block of Harlem Ave. between Saturday and Tuesday.

Rape -- A 13-year-old girl told police that a man forced her into a vacant house in the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway about 7 p.m. Tuesday and raped her. The girl was treated at Mercy Medical Center.

Eastern

Assault -- A woman, 51, was walking with a cane in the 1600 block of Barclay St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday when she was stopped by a man who asked if she wanted to purchase drugs. When the woman declined, the man struck her with a metal pole and fled. The woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and admitted in good condition.

Baltimore County

North Point

Food tampering -- A loaf of raisin bread containing five hypodermic needles was found Tuesday morning on a shelf in the baked goods section of the Giant Food store in the 1400 block of Merritt Blvd. The loaf was found by Daniel Goossen, a store quality-control manager, who turned it over to an agent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Theft/arrests -- Two teenage girls were arrested Tuesday when they attempted to leave Sears at Eastpoint Mall without paying for several pieces of clothing valued at $263. Each girl was charged with theft and released into the custody of her parents.

Theft -- A man, 48, was detained Tuesday night by a security officer at Shoppers Food Warehouse in the 8000 block of E. Baltimore St. when he tried to leave the store without paying for meat products valued at $141.

Franklin

Burglary -- Someone stole two electric drills, two circular saws, five batteries and a battery charger from J&J Home Improvements in the first block of Ritters Lane between Saturday and Monday.

Pikesville

Burglary -- Police were seeking a man who entered the stockroom at Rite Aid in the 100 block of Reisterstown Road Friday during business hours and stole medication worth more than $100.

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