Police Blotter

Police Blotter

November 14, 2006|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore

Southwestern

Victim identified -- A man found shot to death about 9:30 p.m. Saturday inside a Walbrook recycling firm has been identified as Brian C. Pope, 36, of the 8200 block of Coatsbridge Court in Severn. Officers checking out a report that an unconscious man was inside the building found Pope dead from a bullet wound to the back of the head. Police knew of no motive for the slaying. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Eastern

Shooting -- A 30-year-old man remained in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after an unknown person shot him about 10:30 p.m. Saturday as he walked in the 2500 block of Ashland Ave. Anyone with information was urged to call the district's detective unit at 410-396-2433.

Arrests -- Two teenage boys were arrested about 5:30 a.m. Sunday and charged with auto theft after police saw them riding in a 2004 Thunderbird, followed the vehicle and stopped it in the 5100 block of Walther Ave. A check revealed the car had been stolen in Williamsport. The boys, ages 14 and 16, were confined at the Baltimore Juvenile Detention Center.

Theft -- A set of golf clubs and clothing - all worth nearly $1,400 - were stolen Sunday from a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder parked in the 500 block of N. Wolfe St.

Southeastern

Robbery -- Two men, one with a handgun, forced their way into a house in the 800 block of N. Chester St. about 3 a.m. Saturday and robbed a man and two women of nearly $100 and a cell phone.

Robbery -- Three men attacked an 18-year-old in the 2600 block of E. Fayette St. about 7 p.m. Sunday and robbed him of a cell phone and cash. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face.

Theft -- Someone broke into a 2006 Toyota parked in the 3400 block of Fait Ave. on Sunday and removed 50 music CDs and computer equipment. The property was valued at $700.

Central

Gun recovered -- Police were seeking a man who discarded a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum handgun about 11 p.m. Sunday while running from police. The man fled from a car on Lennox Avenue in Reservoir Hill after several traffic violations. The gun was being examined to see whether it had been used in a crime.

Theft -- A 40-year-old resident of the 500 block of Robert St. reported that between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, someone entered his home while he was asleep and stole nearly $500.

Western

Shooting -- A 37-year-old man reported that two unknown men broke into his home in the 1000 block of W. Lexington St. about 2 a.m. Sunday, and that one of them shot him in the back. The victim was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Robbery -- A 64-year-old man was walking in the 1200 block of Winchester St. about 1:45 p.m. Sunday after using an automated teller machine when two men, one armed with what might have been a handgun, robbed him of $200.

Southern

Stolen vehicle -- A red-and-black 2006 Baja motorized scooter was stolen Sunday from a parking lot in the 2700 block of Port Covington Drive.

Robbery -- A 58-year-old man was walking in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he was attacked by a man who robbed him of a cell phone.

Northern

Burglary -- A shotgun and coins - all valued at $400 - were stolen Sunday from a house in the 700 block of E. 41st St. by someone who entered after breaking a basement window.

Baltimore County

Essex

Burglary arrests -- Three men and a teenager were arrested early Sunday and charged with breaking into a shed in the 4000 block of Rustico Road a short time earlier. Their names were withheld pending an appearance before a District Court commissioner. Recovered from the suspects were bolt cutters and gloves. No property was reported stolen.

Parkville

Robbery -- A gunman entered Wendy's in the 2000 block of E. Joppa Road about 2:10 a.m. Sunday, forced an employee into a stand-up freezer and ordered the manager to open a safe. After the manager gave the gunman an undisclosed sum of cash, he also was forced into the freezer. Minutes later the victims stepped from the freezer and called police.

Franklin

Robbery -- Police were seeking a gunman who robbed a High's store in the 15300 block of Hanover Pike of an undisclosed sum of money about 9:40 a.m. Sunday.

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