Police Blotter

Police Blotter

May 23, 2007|By Richard Irwin

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



Shooting -- A 6-year-old boy was shot in the foot while playing the street about 8:45 p.m. yesterday by one of two men shooting at each other in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. The child was treated at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. No arrests had been made.


Robbery -- A 61-year-old man in a wheelchair was about to enter his home in the 800 block of N. Arlington Ave. about 1:30 p.m. Monday when he was assaulted by a man who stole $63 from his pants pockets.

Assault -- A 16-year-old boy said he was walking in the 1300 block of N. Mount St. about 3:30 p.m. Monday when the driver of car stopped there asked him, "Why did you spray my nephew with Mace?" Before the youth could respond, the motorist pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot before driving away. The youth fled and reported the incident to his parents.


Arrest -- Johnny Smith, 21, was arrested Friday at his home in the 900 block of Montpelier St. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Smith is charged with fatally shooting Darrell Maurice Smith, 21, of the 4000 block of 8th St. in Brooklyn on April 2. Darrell Smith was shot in the 3600 block of St. Margaret St. The two men are not related.

Arrest -- Tavion Johnson, 18, of the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. was arrested Friday by a police officer at the District Court on East Patapsco Avenue on a warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree assault. Johnson, who appeared in court on an unrelated offense, is charged with stabbing two men in the 1200 block of Slater Ave. on May 13.

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Carjacking -- A couple in their 50s were standing outside their car while refueling at a gas station in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike about 10 p.m. Sunday when they were approached by a man selling watches. During a conversation, the man jumped into the couple's silver 2005 Hyundai and sped off. In the car was the woman's purse. A short time later, the car was recovered in the 5100 block of Edmondson Ave. The purse was missing.

Burglary -- Someone broke into Frosty Refrigeration in the 1000 block of Leslie Ave. between Friday and Monday and stole tools and equipment valued at $4,300.

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Burglary -- All four tires and wheels were stolen over the weekend from a BMW parked at Majestic Motors in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway.

Assault -- A 43-year-old man was threatened with a knife outside his home in the 700 block of Dale Ave. by a man who had just broken into his shed about 11 p.m. Sunday. Moments later, police arrested Robert Tyndale, 28, of no fixed address, and charged him with first-degree assault and attempted burglary.

Robbery -- Police were seeking two men, one with a handgun, who robbed Subway in the 8700 block of Philadelphia Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Robbery -- A deliveryman for a pizza shop was walking toward a house in the 4400 block of Fullerton Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Sunday when he was robbed of three pizzas by four men and a woman. The food was valued at $45.

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