Police Blotter


November 16, 2008|By Richard Irwin

Police reports in Baltimore city and county:

Southwestern Baltimore

Animal cruelty/arrest A woman, 47, was arrested Thursday night and charged with animal cruelty, accused of drowning three newborn kittens. After police received a 911 call about 10 p.m. of a possible cruelty incident, Officer Tanesha Todd entered a house in the 2600 block of Eagle St. and saw three kittens that had been drowned in a bathtub. Sgt. Michael Reed said the kittens had been born moments before they were drowned. He said the kittens' unharmed mother and other cats in the house were turned over to city animal control agents. Charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty and held at Central Booking and Intake Center was Deborah Love.

Carjacking/arrests Two men were arrested early Thursday and charged with the armed carjacking of a man who was hacking. After the driver, 39, stopped in the 500 block of S. Beechfield Ave. about 1 a.m., his two male passengers, one armed with a handgun, forced him from his 2007 Ford Focus and drove off. Moments later, the car was observed by police in the 3500 block of Caton Ave., where the men jumped from the car but were captured. In the car, police recovered a .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic handgun believed used in the carjacking. Charged with armed carjacking and other offenses and held at Central Booking and Intake Center were James Henderson, 20, of the 200 block of N. Hilton St. and Clifton Johnson, 23, of the 4900 block of West Hills Road.

Southeastern Baltimore

Shooting An unidentified man was shot in the back and the arm in the first block of N. Kresson St. about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. No arrest had been made.

Theft Someone broke into a 2004 Chevrolet van parked Thursday in the 2700 block of E. Fairmount Ave. and stole a navigational system and an iPod.

Burglary A 37-inch flat-screen TV, a laptop computer and a digital camera were stolen Thursday from a house in the 100 block of S. Collington Ave. There were no signs of forced entry.

Theft A 1996 Volkswagen Jetta was parked in the 100 block of S. Wolfe St. between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 when someone broke into the vehicle and stole a radio, an amplifier and speakers. The theft was reported Thursday.

Burglary Someone entered a house in the first block of S. Collington Ave. through a rear door Wednesday and stole a laptop computer, DVD movies and video game equipment. The property was valued at nearly $2,200.

Stolen vehicle Police were seeking a tan 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier with tags 3EL X02 that was stolen Wednesday in the 2200 block of Boston St.

Theft A diamond ring, a checkbook and several CDs, all valued at $2,000, were stolen between Tuesday and Thursday from a 2003 Jeep parked in the 500 block of S. Montford Ave.

Baltimore Co. -- White Marsh

Burglary/arrests A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday night after they broke into coin machines at Magic Wand Car Wash, a self-serve carwash in the 9500 block of Belair Road, and removed nearly $30 in quarters. Their names were not available.

Baltimore Co. -- Parkville

Arrest Sgt. Marvin Hall was patrolling about 9 p.m. Thursday when he heard a broadcast for a man with a backpack who stole two bottles of gin from a shelf at the nearby Harford Beverage Co. in the 7700 block of Harford Road. Hall observed a man walking on Harford Road near the store and arrested him. Charged with theft was Damon Long, 21, of the 3800 block of Elmcroft Road in Randallstown.

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