Police Blotter

Police Blotter

April 02, 2007|By Richard Irwin

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



Victim named -- Police identified yesterday David Johns, 23, of the 1000 block of Brantley Ave. as the man who was shot early Friday in the 3400 block of Noble St. and died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital. No arrest had been made and police did not know of a motive.


Shootings -- Two teenage boys were shot shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday in the 2600 block of Loyola Northway in the Park Heights section of Northwest Baltimore and were taken to Sinai Hospital. One victim, 17, was shot in the abdomen and the other, 16, was shot in the neck. Their names and conditions were not available.


Arrests -- Sherman Thomas, 18, and Victor Couther, 18, both of the 1200 block of E. Lafayette Ave., were arrested Friday near their homes by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on warrants charging them with attempted murder and a handgun violation. Thomas and Couther are each charged with shooting Joseph Brown, 24, in the 1800 block of N. Spring St. on March 4. Both were being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.


Arrest -- Phillip Lee, 25, of the 10600 block of Duchess Way in Woodstock in Howard County, who was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center on an unrelated charge, was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with the attempted murder of Lawrence Eaton in the 2600 block of Northshire Drive on March 23. Lee, a karate student, is accused of seriously injuring Eaton by kicking him in the head. Police described Lee's feet as deadly weapons.


Stabbings -- Police were seeking four men in the stabbings early Saturday of two men at the McDonald's in the first block of Market Place. The victims were talking to the other men about 3 a.m. when the conversation turned into an argument. The manager asked all six to leave. During a further exchange of words, at least one of the four males stabbed both victims multiple times before the four fled. The victims, both from Baltimore County and in their 30s, sustained multiple stab wounds and were treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Anyone knowing the identities of the four men is asked to call the district's detective unit at 410-396-2411.

Stolen vehicle -- A gray 1989 Ford Taurus with handicap tags 70321 was stolen Saturday in the first block of Hopkins Place.


Shooting -- A man, 38, was walking toward a relative's house in the 1900 block of W. Fayette St. about 11 p.m. Friday when he was stopped by another man who asked him what he was looking at. When the first man said he wasn't looking at anyone, the second man entered a nearby house. Moments later, the second man exited the house armed with a .38-caliber revolver and shot the victim in the left shoulder. The victim walked into the emergency room of Bon Secours Hospital, a block away in the 2000 block of W. Baltimore St., where he was treated. No arrest had been made.

Burglary -- Someone broke into Jelly's, a convenience store in the 1900 block of N. Smallwood St., over the weekend through a door. It was not immediately known whether any property or money was stolen.

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Robbery -- A male employee of the Sunoco station in the 5900 block of Johnnycake Road was emptying trash about 7 a.m. Saturday when a man asked him for a cigarette. Before the employee could reply, the other man struck him with an unknown weapon and forced him into the building. There, the employee and the intruder became involved in a struggle behind the counter, during which the employee was robbed of his cell phone, valued at $225. There was no arrest.


Church burglary -- Between Wednesday and Saturday, someone broke into Faith Lutheran Church in the 2200 block of Old Eastern Ave. through a window and stole a quantity of ceremonial wine and food - valued at $60. The intruder caused nearly $400 damage entering the church. Anyone with information is asked to call the precinct at 410-887-0220.


Burglary -- Stereo speakers and an amplifier were stolen over the weekend from a 2001 Jeep parked in the driveway of a house in the 10800 block of York Road.

Burglary -- A plaque honoring the Babcock Service Center's service to the public was stolen from the center in the 200 block of Cockeysville Road between Friday evening and Saturday. The intruder entered the building through a front window.


Robbery -- A deliveryman for Domino's Pizza was about to deliver food to the residents of a house in the 400 block of Valley Meadow Circle about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when he was assaulted by three apparently unarmed men who robbed him of three pizzas and a cell phone.

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