Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

August 17, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

BALTIMORE

CENTRAL

Arrest -- Arnold Punter, 39, of New York was arrested July 26 in the Bronx on a traffic violation, and a records check turned up a warrant charging him with a 1999 killing in Baltimore. Punter, who was extradited to Baltimore on Tuesday, is accused of shooting Antoine Warren, 28, during an argument in Deab Alley, off Eager Street in the Mount Vernon area, Feb. 7, 1999. Warren died three days later.

Counterfeit money -- After a Prince George's County man purchased items at Gayety Adult Book Store in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. about 1:30 a.m. Monday, the clerk noticed the $20 bill he received was counterfeit and called police. The customer told police he got it as change from a $50 bill after purchasing items at a liquor store on Pennsylvania Avenue. No arrest was made, and the $20 bill was turned over to the U.S. Secret Service.

Eastern

Shootings -- An 18-year-old woman was shot in the foot and a 23-year-old man in the right leg and left ankle about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of E. North Ave. The man was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said the woman walked into the emergency room at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Western

Robbery -- A 36-year-old woman was walking in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 5 a.m. Monday when a man pulled her into an alley and said, "I just got out of Central Booking, and I want your purse." The man took the purse, which contained $12.

Northern

Robberies -- A man armed with a knife robbed an 18-year-old woman of her cell phone about 10 p.m. Tuesday while she stood at a bus stop in the 2500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. Five minutes later, the man robbed a woman of her purse in the 2700 block of W. Belvedere Ave.

Southeastern

Arrest -- Marcus Jones, 16, of the first block of Morrislea Court was arrested Monday in the 3200 block of E. Lombard St. on a warrant charging him as an adult with attempted murder. Jones is accused of shooting a woman July 20 in the 3000 block of E. Monument St.

Burglary -- Tools, a refrigerator and a stove - valued together at $2,000 - were stolen Monday from a house in the 100 block of N. Milton Ave.

Baltimore County

Franklin

Robbery -- Police were seeking a 35-year-old man who broke into the apartment of his former girlfriend, 50, in the 300 block of High Knob Lane about 6 a.m. Monday, struck her and drove away in her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle was recovered nearby and returned. But about an hour later, the man again broke into the apartment and drove off in the vehicle, with tags 27R 488. It had not been recovered.

White Marsh

Drug arrest -- A Newark, Del., man stopped Tuesday morning for speeding at 80 mph on northbound Interstate 95 in Rosedale was arrested after a Maryland Transportation Authority officer smelled marijuana in the 1995 Honda. A search turned up nearly 3 ounces of marijuana and a digital scale. The car was impounded, and Justin W. White, 20, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Parkville

Burglary -- A 65-inch TV, 17-inch computer monitor, furniture and a mattress - valued together at $3,600 - were stolen from an apartment in the 2200 block of Lowell Ridge Road between Aug. 11 and Tuesday.

Cockeysville

Robbery -- Two men entered Rockaway Bedding in the 2000 block of York Road about 8 p.m. Monday, bound an employee with tape and took his wallet and a cell phone.

Pikesville

Robbery/arrest -- A man, 23, told police he was walking on Cedar Drive near Carol Road about 2 a.m. Tuesday when a man robbed him of $100 at gunpoint. Joshua Debellotte, 19, was arrested at his home in the 3700 block of Lochearn Drive and charged with armed robbery. A gun was seized.

Towson

Robberies -- Two men and two women were on the parking lot of an apartment complex in the first block of Dowling Circle about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when two men, one with a handgun, took three cell phones and other property.

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