Police Blotter


April 08, 2009|By RICHARD IRWIN

Police reports in Baltimore city and county:

Northeastern Baltimore

Shooting A man was reported in good condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot twice about 9 p.m. Monday while seated in his car in the 6000 block of Arizona Ave. near Silverbell Avenue and talking to a teenager. During the conversation, the youth pulled out a handgun and shot the motorist in the right shoulder and right arm before fleeing on foot. Police said the victim drove to First Stop, a convenience store at Radecke and Hamilton avenues in nearby Baltimore County, where he was found by county police and taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma. The unidentified teenager was being sought.

Eastern Baltimore

Shooting Police were seeking a man who shot another man, 25, in the face shortly before 9 p.m. Monday during an argument over money in the second-floor apartment of a house in the 1000 block of Hillen St., said Sgt. Dwayne Swinton. Before the gunman fled, he robbed two women and a man of money and a cell phone, Swinton reported. The wounded man was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated and released, Swinton said.

Robbery try/arrest A man, 53, was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Monday and charged with assaulting another man during an attempted robbery in the 1600 block of E. Monument St. moments earlier. While the victim, 42, was being beaten and kicked, one of his assailants struck him with a bicycle. A police officer witnessed the assault and together with a Johns Hopkins Hospital security officer arrested Perry M. Hafez of the 1400 block of May Court. Two other men were being sought. Anyone with information identifying the other men is urged to call the district at 410-396-2433.

Robbery Police were seeking four men who forced their way into a house in the 2300 block of Ashland Ave. on Sunday night, assaulted a male occupant and fled with a laptop computer, compact discs and digital video discs. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at Mercy Medical Center and released.

Assault A woman, 18, was walking in the 800 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when the occupant of a passing van shot her at least once with a paint ball gun. The victim refused medical treatment. No arrests had been made.

Central Baltimore

Theft An EZ Pass device valued at $35 was stolen Sunday or Monday from a 2002 Honda Accord parked in the first block of E. Lafayette Ave. by someone who broke a window to gain entry.

Baltimore County - Essex

Burglary A 1998 Dodge truck was parked in the driveway of a house in the 200 block of Wampler Road on Monday afternoon when someone removed one of its tags and removed four nail guns, hand tools, a sander, an impact air gun and a ratchet set, all valued at nearly $1,200. The stolen tag was 9OL681.

Vandalism Police were seeking whoever used a metal object to scratch the sides and hood of at least six vehicles parked on Grovethorn and Graythorn roads Sunday night or early Monday. Police said damage to the vehicles was estimated at about $1,100.

Baltimore County - Towson

Robbery try A man, 28, was sitting on a bench at a bus stop in the 100 block of E. Joppa Road about 8:30 p.m. Monday when a younger man approached and sat beside him. Moments later, the younger man pulled out a knife, placed it to the side of the victim and demanded his cell phone. The victim refused to comply and fled before calling police. No arrest had been made.

Baltimore County - Franklin

Burglary Someone broke into a house in the first block of St. Thomas Lane through a rear bathroom window between April 2 and Monday and removed a laptop computer, $100 in cash and six U.S. savings bonds.

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