Police Blotter

January 22, 2008|By Richard Irwin

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

Baltimore

Northern

Robbery -- A man, 39, was putting air into one of the tires of his 2000 Daewoo at a gas station in the 2500 block of N. Howard St. about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when two men grabbed him around the neck and threw him to the ground. The victim was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money and a cell phone. The men then stole his car with tags 3CE Z89. A bag containing groceries was in the car.

Southern

Theft -- Battery cables, a road repair kit, 10 CDs, a basketball and a gym bag were stolen over the weekend from a 2006 Jeep Commander parked in the first block of W. West St.

Eastern

Theft -- A portable CD player, an iPod, clothing and baked goods were stolen Sunday from a 1992 Honda parked in the 200 block of N. Madeira St.

Theft -- Between Jan. 1 and Thursday, someone stole a woman's credit union credit card and removed several hundred dollars from her bank account. The victim, a resident of the 700 block of E. Biddle St., discovered the unauthorized withdrawal when she received her bank statement.

Theft -- A GPS device and a cell phone - all valued at $600 - were stolen Friday from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of E. North Ave.

Southwestern

Stabbing -- A West Baltimore man, 38, was treated Sunday night at Sinai Hospital for a laceration of the left hand suffered in an argument with a man armed with a knife inside a carryout in the 2900 block of Edmondson Ave. Police said the victim apparently got a ride to the hospital.

Western

Theft -- A radio face-plate was stolen Sunday from a 1993 Nissan parked in the 900 block of W. Saratoga St. by someone who entered after breaking two windows.

Southeastern

Robbery -- A woman, 23, was walking in the 200 block of S. Ann St. about 4 a.m. Saturday when she was stopped by a woman and two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed her of $10 and a U.S. passport.

Church burglary -- Someone broke into St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in the 100 block of N. Front St. through a ground-floor window about 2 p.m. Saturday and removed two computers from a first-floor office.

Theft -- A digital camera, a pager and a purse were stolen Saturday or Sunday from a 2002 Ford Escort parked in the first block of N. Bond St.

Baltimore County

White Marsh

Burglary/shot fired -- A 36-male resident of the 8700 block of Philadelphia Road was home about 3 a.m. Sunday when he heard someone breaking in through a side door. After the victim armed himself with a handgun, he confronted the male intruder and during a struggle fired at least one round that missed the man. The intruder fled and was being sought. Police said no property was reported missing.

Essex

Arson/arrest -- One man was arrested and charged with first-degree arson, and another man and two teenage boys were being held pending arson charges after the second floor of a house under construction in the 2600 block of Bauernschmidt Drive was set on fire early Saturday, causing $20,000 damage. Cpl. Timothy Moore and Officer Jacob Heins were responding to a burglary call on the street about 1 a.m. when they observed four males running from the scene and detained them. Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire. An investigation led to KristopherHarbeson, 19, of the 1500 block of Barclay Ave. in Essex, who was charged with arson. Police said Harbeson was being held without bail at the county Detention Center in Towson. Charges against the other three suspects were pending.

Robbery try -- Police were seeking a man armed with a shotgun who attempted to rob a 22-year-old motorist who was refueling his car at a gas station in the first block of Compass Road about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said the victim fled the scene on foot, and that the gunman escaped without any property or money.

Towson

Arson -- Police were seeking an arsonist who entered a vacant apartment in the 1000 block of Halstead Road at the Towson Crossing Apartments between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and set fire to a room, including the carpet. Anyone with information is urged to call the precinct at 410-887- 2361.

Franklin

Burglary -- An air compressor valued at more than $300 was stolen over the weekend from a vacant house in the 300 block of Cherry Chapel Road by someone who entered through a door.

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