Police Blotter

Police Blotter

November 15, 2006|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore

Northern

Burglary/arrests -- Two men were arrested early yesterday and charged with breaking into a garage behind a century-old house in the 4600 block of Roland Ave. in Roland Park moments earlier and stealing property valued at $600. Two officers had arrived at the scene shortly after 4 a.m., and saw a tan 1988 Buick Park Avenue occupied by two men being driven away at high speed. The car was stopped nearby, and police observed several large wall pictures and large rugs hanging out of its trunk and several glass plant vases on the back seat. The owner of the house identified the property. Charged with burglary were Thomas Gavins, 42, of Chestertown, and Brandon Powell, 25, of the 2700 block of Atkinson St., Baltimore.

Central

Escape/arrest -- A 14-year-old boy who escaped from the city's Juvenile Detention Center on North Gay Street in April was captured early yesterday in a house in the 1300 block of Woodbourne Ave. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force. The reason for the boy's confinement and how he escaped from the center were not disclosed.

Theft -- A laptop computer and two pairs of glasses were stolen Monday from a 2000 Acura parked in the first block of E. Mulberry St. by someone who broke a window to gain access.

Northeastern

Shooting -- A 24-year-old man was walking between two rowhouses in the 1500 block of Homestead St. shortly before midnight Monday when a gunman fired several shots, hitting him in the groin, left knee and right leg. Police found the victim lying in the rear yard of a nearby house. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital; his condition was not available yesterday.

Southeastern

Robbery -- Three men, apparently unarmed, robbed Little Tavern in the 6400 block of Holabird Ave. of less than $100 about 10 p.m. Sunday. After the men entered the eating place, one of them jumped over the counter and removed money from the cash register.

Robbery -- A man with a semiautomatic handgun entered Shop Express in the 2200 block of Orleans St. about 2:30 p.m. Monday and ordered an employee to give him the contents of a cash register. The gunman escaped with an undisclosed sum and several phone cards.

Assault/robbery -- A 38-year-old motorist was stopped at a traffic signal in the 3600 block of E. Pratt St. about 6 a.m. Monday when a man asked him for a ride. When the motorist declined, the man struck him in the mouth, reached into the vehicle, removed the ignition key and fled.

Baltimore County

Franklin

Robbery -- A 23-year-old man reported Monday that he was refueling his car at a gas station at Reisterstown and Straw Hat roads about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he was attacked by three men who knocked him to the ground, kicked him in the head and robbed him of his wallet containing credit cards.

Essex

Arson -- Police were seeking a 30-year-old woman charged in a warrant with arson. She was alleged to have set fire to a couch in her apartment in the 300 block of Shagbark Road early Monday, causing minor damage to the dwelling. Police said the woman fled before firefighters arrived.

Burglary -- Someone broke into Surety Recovery Management in the 11600 block of Crosswind Place through a rear door over the weekend, causing $500 damage. It was not known if any property was removed.

Wilkens

Burglary -- Someone broke into Weatherseal Construction at the Arbutus Business Center in the 1500 block of Sulphur Spring Road between Friday and Monday and stole a cell phone valued at $270. The intruder also stole the keys to a 2003 Mercedes Benz parked outside and drove away.

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