Police Blotter


April 13, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Shootings -- Three teenage boys were shot about 9:10 p.m. yesterday in the 3200 block of Piedmont Avenue, near Hilton Street. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. One was shot in the back and was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Two others suffered wounds to their legs and were treated at Sinai Hospital. Details were not available.

Arrest -- Officer Robert Ruggiero was in the 5400 block of Jonquil Ave. about 2 a.m. Tuesday when he observed a man placing a handgun under a nearby parked car. After the man was detained, back-up units arrived and a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered from beneath the car. Arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun was Travis Jackson, 20, of the 5500 block of Elderon Ave.


Arrest -- Members of the SWAT team were patrolling near North Avenue and McCulloh Street about 11 p.m. Tuesday when a man standing with several others fled. The man was caught nearby and a search revealed a .22-caliber handgun and 10 plastic bags of crack cocaine. Charged with illegal possession of a handgun and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute was Anthony Spencer, 19, of the 1500 block of E. Lafayette Ave.


Arrest -- Justin Amis, 20, of the 3900 block of Chesterfield Ave. was arrested at his home Tuesday on warrants charging him with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery. Amis is accused of trying to rob Donnell Amos, 19, in the 4200 block of Parkside Drive and shooting Amos when he tried to flee.


Robberies/arrest -- A gunman robbed a man of his cell phone and a wallet containing $19 about 1 a.m. yesterday in the 3800 block of Ninth St. and drove off in a van. About two hours later, another man was robbed near Cherry Hill and Giles roads by a gunman who drove off in a van matching the description from the earlier robbery. Later, police spotted the van and pursued it. Three occupants fled the vehicle, but one was caught. In the van, police found property taken in the first robbery. Arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery was David Hoff, 22, of the 900 block of Victory Ave. Two others were being sought.

Assault -- A boy, 13, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault in the BB-gun shooting that day of a 13-year-old girl in the 800 block of Bethune Road in Cherry Hill. The girl was shot in the face and was treated at Harbor Hospital and released. The boy was charged as a juvenile and was being held at the city's juvenile detention center on North Gay Street.


Stolen vehicle -- A black 1997 Dodge Intrepid with Virginia vanity tag NO F8 was stolen Monday in the 200 block of Stoneyford Road.


Burglary -- A portable digital video disc player and a bathroom mirror were stolen Monday from a house in the 1500 block of Traction St. while the occupant was moving to another home.

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