Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Robbery -- A man, 39, was walking in the 800 block of Beaumont Ave. about 7:45 p.m. Thursday when he was stopped by a teenage male who asked him for the time. When the victim looked at his watch, the teen pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and robbed the victim of a cell phone and his wallet containing $1.
Robbery try/arrests -- A man, 23, was walking in the 400 block of S. Clinton St. about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was attacked by five males, including one adult, who knocked him to the pavement and tried to remove his wallet. During the attack the victim sustained injuries to left arm and right knee. Failing to rob the man, the five fled and were caught by police minutes later in a nearby alley. Arrested and charged with attempted robbery was the adult, Maxell Taylor, 22, of Edgewood in Harford County. Four teenage males were charged as juveniles and were being held at the Juvenile Dention Center on North Gay Street.
Robbery/arrests -- About 2 a.m. Thursday, a male resident of the 3100 block of E. Baltimore St. answered his door and was attacked by two men, one armed with a handgun and the other with a plastic shovel, who robbed him of a set of keys and a wallet containing $20. Arrested a short time later in the first block of N. Highland Avenue and charged with armed robbery were Victor Deloatch, 25, of the 6200 block of Catalpha Road and Ryan Baker, 18, of the 3300 block of E. Baltimore St.
Vandalism -- Police were seeking the persons who broke into a storage shed at Reisterstown Regional Park in the 400 block of Mitchell Drive between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday and hot-wired a golf cart. The cart was driven around the property before it was abandoned in nearby woods. The intruders also stole a shovel, spray painted the building and set fire to several softball bases. Anyone having information is asked to call the precinct at 410-887-6975.