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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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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