January 2, 2008
Just a few minutes into the year, a 28-year-old South Baltimore man was shot several times after refusing to obey orders from a gunman robbing partygoers at a Cherry Hill apartment, possibly becoming the city's first homicide victim in 2008, police said. The slaying marked the sixth consecutive year in which a homicide was tallied on Jan. 1 in Baltimore, according to computer records; it also ended a three-day period in which no killings occurred in the city. Baltimore has been grappling with a homicide rate that ranks among the highest in the United States.
July 30, 2007
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Southern Robbery -- A woman, 31, was walking in the 3500 block of Third St. about 7 p.m. Friday when a gunman robbed her of her purse containing more than $100. Robbery -- Police were seeking four men, one with a knife, who forced their way into a woman's house in the 300 block of S. Fremont Ave. about 3 a.m. Saturday, assaulted her and robbed her of $40. Baltimore County White Marsh Robbery -- A woman, 48, was walking in the 9000 block of Lennings Lane about 4:30 p.m. Friday when she was assaulted by a man who stole her purse.