Police Blotter

Police Blotter

April 27, 2007|By Richard Irwin

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



Arson -- Three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the front of a house in the 2000 block of Ellsworth Ave. about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. At least one device burst into flames and set fire to the front door and a window, but damage was slight. There were no injuries, and police believe the incident was related to an argument the female occupant had earlier with another person.


Shooting/arrest -- Gregory Logan, 39, of the 5300 block of Maple Ave., was shot in the right leg at his home early Tuesday and was treated at Sinai Hospital. Shortly before Logan was found by police, his roommate, Murriel Johnson, 58, was arrested at Park Heights and West Belvedere avenues while brandishing a handgun believed used in the shooting. Johnson was charged with attempted murder and was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.


Body identified -- The body of a man found floating in a marshy area off the 2100 block of Annapolis Road near Clare Street in Westport on April 18, has been identified as that of Duane Allen, 42, of the first block of Talister Court in Rossville. Police said the body was spotted by two CSX Railroad employees. The cause of death had not been determined. Anyone having information about Allen is asked to call the city homicide squad at 410-396-2100.


Armed robbery -- A 22-year-old security officer was walking in the 3000 block of McElderry St. about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when he was forced onto the ground by three men, one with a handgun, and robbed of a cell phone and $200.

Baltimore County


Shootings/arrest -- Anthony Crowder Jr., 30, whose address was not available, is at the county Detention Center without bail on multiple charges of attempted murder. Crowder is charged with shooting four men during an altercation outside Cheers Bar & Grill in the 1900 block of E. Joppa Road about 2 a.m. Saturday. All the victims survived.

White Marsh

Burglary -- A high-definition television and a safe containing diamond jewelry and a watch were stolen from a house in the 6500 block of Hazelwood Court on Tuesday by someone who entered through a door.


Burglary -- A laptop computer, an iPod, two televisions and jewelry were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 900 block of Quaker Bottom Road by someone who entered through a window.


Robberies -- A 22-year-old man was about to enter an apartment building in the 12000 block of Reisterstown Road about 12:10 a.m. Monday when three younger males, one with a handgun, robbed him of a laptop computer, cash and two cell phones. About 15 minutes later, three males, including a gunman, robbed a 21-year-old man of a cell phone, cash and cigarettes at Highfalcon Road and Maybin Circle. Police believe the robberies are related.

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