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October 27, 1993
A 31-year-old Westminster man, charged with robbing an 83-year-old woman earlier this month, was being held last night at the Carroll County Detention Center on $10,000 bail.Anthony Darnell Oram of the first block of Chase St. was arrested at his home Friday by Westminster police and was charged with robbery, assault, battery and misdemeanor theft.According to District Court records, a woman who lives on Park Avenue was walking up to her door on the evening of Oct. 13 when she was accosted by a man who grabbed her purse and nearly pushed her to the ground.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider? As she gathered a bunch, authorities said, someone reached over the stall's door and took cash and credit cards from the purse she had hung there. It wasn't until she stopped at other stores that she realized her cards were missing. She would later find that the thieves had bought thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise with the cards.
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By Richard Irwin | January 6, 1995
BALTIMORE CITY* ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1600 block of Franklin St. was in the 1900 block of Harlem Ave. Thursday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $20.* ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 14-year-old resident of the 3800 block of Park Heights Ave. was in the 4700 block of Greenspring Ave. Thursday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of his tennis shoes valued at $60.* PURSE SNATCH: Northern District -- A man stole...
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By Richard Irwin | September 8, 2007
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Central Burglary -- On Aug. 30 or Aug. 31, someone broke into a house in the 1900 block of Druid Hill Ave. and stole copper piping and an air compressor - all valued at $1,200. The burglary was reported Tuesday. Burglary -- Someone entered through the front door of a house in the 1800 block of Eutaw Place between Monday and Tuesday and removed a TV valued at $200. Southeastern Robbery -- Two teenage boys robbed Eddie's Meat Market in the 1000 block of S. Clinton St. of cash and cigarettes - all valued at nearly $200 - about 7:20 a.m. Thursday after a female clerk refused to sell them cigarettes because of their ages.
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By Richard Irwin | October 19, 1994
BALTIMORE CITY* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered a house in the 500 block of E. 26th St. through a rear kitchen window Tuesday and stole stereo equipment valued at more than $500.* STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- A gray four-door 1991 Honda with tags TEE 745 was stolen Tuesday from the 5400 block of Roland Ave.* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Antique furniture of unknown value was stolen from a storage locker in the basement of an apartment building in the 4400 block of Fallsbridge Drive reportedly between Oct. 12 and yesterday.
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November 16, 1994
Firefighters putting out a brush fire in Arnold discovered the charred body of a woman in the debris, county police said.The woman -- whose identity was unknown -- was found about 11:20 a.m., moments after the firefighters extinguished the blaze in the 100 block of W. Campus Drive, police said. The cause of death was listed as suspicious, and police said they had little information to follow up last night.An autopsy was to be performed today. Anyone with any information about the woman's identity or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area where the body was found was asked to call the county police homicide unit at 222-3456.
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By Richard Irwin | January 26, 1998
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore and Baltimore County.Northern DistrictShooting/arrest: A 19-year-old man was arrested late Saturday and charged with shooting another man in the upper left thigh while chasing the victim down an alley in the 5600 block of Lothian Road about 8 p.m. that night. The victim was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital.Theft: A cassette player, cassette tapes and a radar detector, all valued at more than $200, were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of N. Howard St. on Saturday.
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By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin | June 22, 1993
Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Southern District -- A 22-year-old Randallstown man was listed in critical condition at Harbor Medical Center after he was shot in the left side in the 1100 block of Cherry Hill Road about 12:30 a.m. today. Homicide detective Barry Grant said the shooting appeared to be drug-related and that no arrest has been made.BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Property valued at nearly $300 was stolen from a house in the 3900 block of Cranston Ave. over the weekend by someone who entered after breaking a pane of glass from a door.
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By Richard Irwin | June 16, 1993
Baltimore CityROBBERIES/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man Tuesday and charged him with robbing three women in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. The victims, from the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave.; the 800 block of Abbott Court and the 200 block of N. Monroe St., were robbed of cash and property, all valued at nearly $600, by a man they knew. Charged and held in lieu of $150,000 pending a bail review hearing today in District Court was Michael Wilson, of the 1600 block of Spray Court.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2002
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to a series of Timonium-area purse snatchings in May, including one that sent a 61-year-old woman to the hospital. Shawn C. Ruby, 24, and Jessica L. Lartz, 20, both from New Freedom, Pa., robbed three women in their late 50s and early 60s last spring to get money for heroin, prosecutors said in court yesterday. Each time, police said, the couple stopped their victim to ask for directions, then grabbed her purse and sped off in their Chevrolet Blazer.
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October 5, 2002
Baltimore County police are seeking a suspect in nine purse snatchings in the eastern end of the county during the past two weeks. In each case, the thief approached a victim, usually an elderly woman, to ask directions and then grabbed her purse or wallet. The most recent incident was reported Thursday in the North Point Precinct. None of the victims has been seriously injured. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2002
A purse snatching in Parkton ended yesterday in a high-speed, head-on car collision involving the two suspects, who were hospitalized. The incident began about 10:15 a.m. at Imperial Egyptian Stud horse farm in the 2600 block of Mount Carmel Road. Office Manager Debbie Lee said two men approached her asking for job applications. "As soon as they said it, I thought, `You want a job as much as I want to roll in the snow,'" Lee said. When Lee told the men the farm wasn't hiring, they retreated toward their car, a white Cadillac, she said.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
Witnesses of a purse snatching Tuesday led Westminster police to a suspect, a self-described teen-age heroin addict, and his alleged accomplice within minutes.Police were called to 140 Village Shopping Center at 5: 58 p.m. because of a strong-arm robbery. Witnesses and the alleged victim provided police with a description of a suspect, who they said was wearing a black nylon jacket, white baggy pants and green baseball cap.Officer Robert Bertrand had noticed a man matching the description get into a brown Honda earlier.
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October 13, 1998
A man trying to steal a woman's purse dragged her 20 feet through a Long Reach Village Center gas station parking lot over the weekend, Howard County police said.About noon Saturday, the man -- described as a black male between 35 and 40, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a dark jacket and sneakers -- wrestled the woman's purse away, police said.The victim, whom police did not immediately identify, was not injured.Last week, police reported a similar incident in Long Reach, during which an unknown assailant struck a woman in the back of her head, knocked her unconscious and then stole her purse.
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By Richard Irwin | January 30, 1998
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore and Baltimore County.Southern DistrictBurglary: A 27-inch television, jewelry, appliances, and other property, all valued at more than $600, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 900 block of Ramsay St.Robbery: A 52-year-old woman was in the 1300 block of S. Carey St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday when a man armed with an unknown weapon robbed her of $10.Western DistrictTheft/arrests: Two men were arrested when...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 17, 1997
Baltimore County police are seeking a man implicated in at least some of nearly two dozen purse snatchings from Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville to Revere Court in White Marsh since late September.The main suspect is described as black, 26 to 35 years old, of thin to medium build, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall and possibly wearing a knit hat or baseball cap. Police do not know whether one man is responsible for all of the robberies.Police said victims have been surprised entering or leaving their cars, or walking to or from their cars.
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