Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

August 18, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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

Baltimore

Southern

Body found -- Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found last night in an overgrown vacant lot in the 500 block of S. Vincent St. A man walking near the lot spotted the body about 8 p.m. and called police, said Detective Donny Bradshaw. He said it appeared the body had been there for several days and that there was no obvious sign of foul play. An autopsy was planned.

Burglary -- A window air conditioner valued at $200 was stolen Tuesday from Scott Street Medical Center in the 500 block of Scott St.

Burglary -- Two laptop computers and jewelry - valued together at $6,000 - were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 600 block of E. Clement St.

Burglary -- Someone entered a house in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. through a basement window Tuesday and stole a digital camera and a telephone. The property was valued at $650.

Western

Shooting -- Police were seeking two teenagers in the shooting Tuesday of a 13-year-old boy in the 1600 block of Appleton St. The boy told police he was walking in an alley about 9:30 p.m. with boys he knew when one of them shot him in the head, an arm and the upper right leg. After being shot, the boy fled and jumped onto a passing police car, prompting the officer driving it to stop. The boy was admitted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was not available yesterday.

Robbery -- After placing two packs of disposable diapers on the counter at New Sandtown Market in the 700 block of Baker St. about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a man pulled a gun and ordered the clerk to give him money from the cash register. Instead, the clerk locked himself in a secure enclosure and called police. The man fled with the diapers, valued at $38.

Burglary/arrest -- Officer Kawanda Sears was responding to a burglary-in-progress call in the 1600 block of N. Calhoun St. about 9 a.m. Wednesday when she observed a man leaving a house carrying property. Arrested and charged with burglary was Anthony McNair, 22, of the 1300 block of N. Calhoun St. Recovered were 12 video games, 17 digital video disc movies, and other property - valued together at nearly $1,300.

Burglary -- A .45-caliber Ruger P345 semiautomatic handgun, two televisions, a watch, five pairs of shoes, clothing and video games - valued together at nearly $12,000 - were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 1500 block of N. Bentalou St.

Northeastern

Armed robbery -- A gunman robbed Cigarette Depot in the 6600 block of Belair Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 6 p.m. Wednesday and drove off in an older-model Volkswagen Beetle.

Southeastern

Theft -- A stereo compact disc player valued at $200 was stolen Tuesday from a 1999 Honda parked in the first block of N. Ann St.

Theft -- Cash and a leather bag were stolen Tuesday from a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the 800 block of E. Pratt St. The loss was put at $340.

Northern

Theft -- A stereo receiver was stolen Tuesday from a 1990 Volvo parked in the 400 block of Hickory Ave.

Baltimore County

Essex

Robbery -- An 18-year-old was walking along Fox Chase Lane near Fox Ridge Lane about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday when another man, using a T-shirt to hide his face, threatened him and robbed him of two silver bracelets.

Towson

Burglary -- A desktop computer and a 32-inch television were stolen early Wednesday from a house in the 1700 block of White Oak Ave. by someone who entered through a basement window.

Cockeysville

Robbery -- Two men, one wielding a baseball bat, robbed Price's Groceries & Spirits in the 14800 block of York Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

White Marsh

Burglary -- A 1986 Yamaha all-terrain vehicle valued at $300 was stolen Tuesday from a shed in the 4600 block of Charles Ave.

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