Crime Watch


August 30, 2006

Cast-iron grates stolen from school recovered

Two large cast-iron grates that were stolen a week ago from the front doors of the Institute of Notre Dame in East Baltimore have been recovered from an antique shop after a former student spotted them being wheeled in a grocery cart by two men on East Monument Street.

The principal notified police after Friday's sighting of the grates, which bear the IND initials, said Sister Hilda Marie Southerland, a teacher and caretaker at the 158-year-old school in the 900 block of Aisquith St. who reported them missing Aug. 22.

Police said a check of area pawn and antique shops led to the recovery of the grates at Mel's Antiques in the 1600 block of E. Lombard St. It was not known how much the shop paid for them, police said, adding that an arrest warrant was expected to be issued for a suspect in the theft. The owner of Mel's could not be reached for comment yesterday evening.

Richard Irwin

3 arrested in Elkton robbery

Three Baltimore men suspected of robbing an Elkton bank Monday were arrested when an officer stopped their minivan, which also was carrying the 15-month-old daughter of one of the suspects, police said.

After the morning robbery at a People's Bank branch, Elkton police Cpl. William Wadsworth spotted and stopped the minivan. Arrested were Terrance Eugene Edwards, 29, Darthanion Antwon Wallace, 25, and James Abu Bangura, 24.

Police said Edwards was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and being an accessory after the fact; and that Wallace and Bangura were charged with armed robbery, robbery and felony theft.

Police said Bangura is wanted by authorities in Baltimore in other bank robberies.

Associated Press

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