Police Blotter

Police Blotter

November 10, 2006|By Richard Irwin

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



Assault -- Police were seeking a man who attacked a Maryland Institute College of Art student in the vestibule of her Bolton Hill apartment Monday night, leaving her unconscious and bleeding from multiple head injuries. The 21-year-old victim entered the building in the 1700 block of Linden Ave. about 7 p.m. and was immediately attacked from behind by a man who shoved her to the floor and began striking her in the head and face with his fists. A resident of the building heard her cries for help and called police. The man fled without robbing or sexually assaulting the woman, who was treated initially at Mercy Medical Center and transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Anyone having information that may lead to finding the attacker was urged to call the district at 410-396-2411.

Robbery -- A 22-year-old woman was walking in the first block of S. Howard St. about 8:15 a.m. yesterday when she was assaulted by a man who stole her cell phone, valued at $300.


Shooting -- An man was shot in the stomach about 4:30 p.m. yesterday in the 1600 block of Northgate Road in Northwood and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.


Arrest -- Uniformed officers were in the 4100 block of Fairhaven Ave. about 8 p.m. Wednesday when one of several men loitering there fled. During a foot chase, the man discarded a loaded .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun, which was recovered by police. Arrested and charged with possession of a handgun was Darnell Sewell, 18, of the 1100 block of Monroe Circle in Brooklyn.

Arrest -- Members of the district's drug unit observed drug activity between at least two men in the 4100 block of Audrey Ave. about 5 p.m. yesterday, and during a brief chase, one of them threw a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun on the ground and was arrested. Charged with possessing a handgun and five vials of cocaine was Eddie Chisholm, 20, of no fixed address. Police said he is on probation for a handgun offense and first-degree assault.


Robbery/shooting -- A 20-year-old man was approached by two men about 3:30 a.m. yesterday in the 1500 block of N. Calhoun St., and asked if he had any marijuana. Then one of the men displayed a handgun and robbed the victim of his cell phone, boots and jacket. Before they fled, the gunman shot the victim in the left hip. A passing motorist drove him to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated and released.


Burglary -- A laptop computer valued at $2,000 was stolen Thursday from a warehouse at the Maritime Center in the 6600 block of Tributary St.

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Bank robbery/arrest -- A Baltimore man was arrested about noon Wednesday and charged with the gunpoint robbery of BB&T Bank in the first block of Sudbrook Road East that morning. After robbing a teller, the gunman struggled with a male customer but managed to flee. Witnesses gave police a description of the robber's car, and about 30 minutes later it was stopped and the driver was arrested. Money taken in the robbery was recovered. Charged with armed bank robbery and related offenses was John Tolbert, 47, of the 4500 block of Penhurst Ave.


Robbery/arrest -- A 20-year-old man and 17-year-old girl were walking along Ballard Avenue near Holcumb Court about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed them of jewelry, money and cigarettes. A short time later, police arrested the girl's former boyfriend, Christopher Harbeson, 18, of the 100 block of Wiltshire Road, and charged him with armed robbery and assault.

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