Police Blotter

December 20, 2007|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore

Western

Robbery -- Police were seeking two men who took a cell phone, $6 and other property from two other men as they stood in the 1400 block of N. Fulton Ave. on Monday night. The victims reported that two men got out of a Dodge Stratus shortly before midnight, and that one man asked if they had any marijuana. They said that one of the men then implied he was armed with a handgun and ordered them to give up their money and property. The robbers sped away in the car.

Burglary -- Someone broke into a house under construction in the 3400 block of Walbrook Ave. on Monday or Tuesday and stole the front door, windows and a skylight -- all valued at nearly $900.

Assault -- A man was reported in good condition at Maryland General Hospital yesterday after he was attacked about 5 p.m. Tuesday by a man in the 1400 block of Fremont Ave. and cut on the left arm with a sharp weapon.

Northeastern

Robbery -- A 16-year-old boy, a student at Lake Clifton High School, was in the 2800 block of Harford Road about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man, armed with a handgun and his face covered with a mask, robbed the teenager of a cell phone, his tennis shoes and jacket. During the robbery, the gunman struck the victim in the face, causing a minor injury.

Northern

Standoff -- A man who refused to surrender to police for several hours after a domestic situation yesterday afternoon in an apartment in the 2700 block of Greenmount Ave. in the Barclay community was taken into custody and faces domestic assault charges. No injuries were reported. About 4 p.m., police received a 911 call that the man was holding his son hostage, and that shots were fired in the apartment. A police spokesman said the boy fled the dwelling as officers arrived, and that the report of shots being fired could not be verified. During the standoff, a police negotiating team tried to talk the man into surrendering, but he refused. Shortly before 9 p.m., the man, whose name was not released, surrendered and was taken into custody.

Theft -- A digital camera and several compact discs were stolen Tuesday from a 2001 Toyota Camry parked in the first block of W. 20th St. Entry was by breaking a side window.

Vandalism -- Police were seeking whoever punctured three tires of a Honda Civic parked in the 3600 block of Chestnut Ave. on Monday night or Tuesday morning. Anyone with information is urged to call the district station at 410-396-2455.

Central

Shooting -- A man was shot in the chest about 8:30 p.m. yesterday in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and was taken by city Fire Department ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Robbery -- A 20-year-old female employee of Lexington Market was walking in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave. about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when a man armed with a handgun forced her into the hallway of a nearby building and robbed her of $1.

Robbery -- A woman, 45, was standing at a bus stop in the 300 block of W. Mulberry St. about 3 p.m. Tuesday when a man struck her in the back and robbed her of a cell phone.

Baltimore County

North Point

Burglary -- Someone broke into a house in the first block of Admiral Blvd. through a rear kitchen door Tuesday and stole a 32-inch television and several video games and their accessories. Total value of the property was $1,200.

Pikesville

Robberies -- About 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, a man armed with a handgun robbed a teenage boy of his cell phone at Smith Avenue and Labyrinth Road. Police said that several minutes later a man believed to be the same gunman robbed another youth of his iPod at the same intersection. Total value of the property taken in the robberies was $400.

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