Police Blotter


August 25, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

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



Suspicious death -- Homicide detectives are awaiting an autopsy report on the death of a man whose decomposed body was found Wednesday afternoon entangled in heavy brush in St. Mary's Park in the Seton Hill community. Police said the body was clad in layers of clothing and wearing gloves, indicating he might have died months ago and the body had gone unnoticed.


Shooting -- A 21-year-old woman was standing in the first block of Garrett Ave. about 2 a.m. Wednesday when someone fired a shot that struck her in the left hand. She drove herself to Harbor Hospital and was released after treatment.


Robbery -- A 25-year-old man was about to enter a carryout restaurant in the 1800 block of W. North Ave. at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when an apparently unarmed man robbed him of $12.

Baltimore County


Arrest -- A man and his 22-year-old stepson were arguing in their home in the 400 block of Bigley Ave. about 2 a.m. Wednesday when the older man retrieved a .410-gauge shotgun from an upstairs room and fired an errant shot. Arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder and related offenses was James E. Smith, 42.

Robbery/arrests -- A teenager walking in the 3100 block of Bero Road in Lansdowne about midnight Wednesday was assaulted by three other males, one with a BB pistol, who robbed him of $50. Arrested nearby and charged with armed robbery were Michael Kessler, 23, of the 1000 block of Fredonia Court and James Baumgardner, 19, of the 2900 block of Freeway. A third suspect was being sought.


Burglary -- Someone entered a house in the 100 block of Aiken Ave. on Monday and removed 50 DVDs and 30 CDs from the living room. Six cans of beer were taken as well.

Robbery/arrests -- Four teenage male residents of at least two group homes were arrested Tuesday night and charged as juveniles with robbing Pro Beauty & Discounts in the 1500 block of Country Ridge Lane of a cell phone valued at $300 a short time earlier. The phone was recovered.

North Point

Robbery -- About 12:30 a.m. yesterday, a gunman robbed a Royal Farms store in the 8200 block of Eastern Blvd. of an undisclosed sum of money.

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