Police Blotter

Police Blotter

February 06, 2007|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore

Western

Victim identified -- Police yesterday identified the man fatally shot Friday afternoon in the Sugar Hill Tavern in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Ave. as Desmond G. Tucker of the 2300 block of Eutaw St. Tucker, 52, was shot in the head about 4:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. Tucker was not robbed, leading police to believe he was the gunman's intended target. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for an arrest and indictment in the slaying.

Burglary -- Police were seeking the person who broke into a house in the 1300 block of W. Lafayette Ave. on Jan. 29 and stole hand and power tools - all worth $400.

Burglary -- Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 25-year-old man who broke into a house in the 1700 block of Appleton St. last week and caused extensive damage to various pieces of property.

Central

Shooting -- Two men and a woman were waiting for a cab in the first block of South St. about 2 a.m. Sunday when another man began yelling insults at the woman. Seconds later, the same man pulled out a handgun and shot the woman's brother, Troy Jackson, 30, in the chest and back. Police said the gunman fled and that Jackson was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was reported in critical condition.

Burglary -- An undisclosed sum of money was stolen between Friday and Sunday from a cash register at Au Bon Pain in the first block of N. Calvert St.

Theft -- Someone entered the valet booth at Central Parking in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. on Saturday and stole a money bag containing $781.

Southern

Theft -- A jacket and computer equipment - all worth $2,400 - were stolen Saturday from a 2005 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 100 block of W. Ostend St.

Stolen vehicle -- A gray 1994 Dodge Caravan with tags 780M522 was stolen over the weekend in the 3000 block of Neiman Ave.

Burglary -- Someone broke into China Garden Restaurant in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. Saturday and stole $100.

Baltimore County

White Marsh

Drug arrest -- After a Virginia motorist was stopped for speeding on southbound Interstate 95 on Saturday afternoon in Rosedale by a member of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police K-9 unit, the officer's dog alerted his handler to something in the trunk of the man's 2006 Chevrolet. In the trunk, the officer found an ice chest containing 8 pounds of marijuana worth about $1,000 per pound on the street. David A. Brown, 30, of Ashburn was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the county detention center.

Vandalism -- Police were seeking whoever used a sharp object to puncture eight tires on five vehicles parked at the White Marsh Park & Ride lot on Honeygo Boulevard between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. Damage was estimated at more than $800.

Essex

Arson -- Someone set fire to debris in a trash can in the laundry room of an apartment building in the first block of Cedar Drive at the Oak Grove Apartments on Sunday afternoon. The fire was confined to the trash can.

Burglary -- Jewelry, a camera, an iPod, video games and computer equipment were stolen between Saturday and Sunday from a house in the 100 block of Wiltshire Ave. by someone who entered after breaking a window. The property was valued at $3,000.

Burglary -- Two doors on a shed on display at Twin Locust Barns in the 11000 block of Pulaski Highway were stolen between Thursday and Friday. The loss was estimated at $100.

Burglary -- Four tires of unknown value were stolen from a county school bus parking lot in the 100 block of Weber Ave. between Friday and Sunday.

North Point

Shoplifting -- Theft charges where pending against a 55-year-old Northeast Baltimore woman who attempted to leave Steve & Barry's Clothing in the Eastpoint Mall on Sunday evening without paying for clothing valued at nearly $100. The woman was released after providing identification.

Pikesville

Robberies -- Police were seeking four men, including one who might have been armed with a handgun, who assaulted a man, 36, as he walked along Old Court Road near Scotts Level Road about 9:40 p.m. Sunday. He was robbed of a cell phone valued at more than $100. Ten minutes later, a man was walking a few blocks away on Old Court Road near Scotts Hill Drive and was robbed of $10 by a man who implied he had a handgun. Police were trying to determine whether the robberies were related.

Burglary -- A U.S. passport, silverware and $150 cash were stolen over the weekend from a house in the 4200 block of Colonial Road by someone who entered after breaking a window.

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