Wild ride as woman chases purse snatcher (North Baltimore Crime Log)

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455

Abell Avenue


3000 block at 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Someone tried to steal package from porch but witness saw him and he gave it back, then fled on foot.

Belvedere Avenue (East)


400 block, between 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Black, 2012 Toyota Corolla with Maryland tags 8DLL06 stolen.

Buena Vista Avenue

4000 block at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 17. iPhone, blue bike stolen by man who asked to borrow them. Man arrested and property recovered.

Chestnut Avenue

3500 block at 4:55 p.m. Aug. 16. Bag, ID, wallet, bank cards, keys stolen while left unattended.

Falls Road

5100 block, between 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Money stolen from envelope in pool house at Village of Cross Keys. Entry gained by prying open door.

Greenmount Avenue

3200 block at 11:05 a.m. Aug. 19. LG G3 cellphone stolen while left unattended on counter at Raven Grocery & Dollar Mart store.

3200 block at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 20. Cash stolen from video arcade game a Kitty's Lounge by two men, one of whom distracted bartender.

Greenspring Avenue

5700 block, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Bike stolen from garage.


Howard Street (North)

2500 block, between 8 p.m. Aug. 20 and 6 a.m. Aug. 21. Blue, 2003 Jeep Liberty with Maryland tags 653M357 stolen.

Keswick Road

3600 block at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 16. Royal Farms store robbed of cash, cigarettes at gunpoint.

Lake Avenue (East)

200 block, between 9 p.m. Aug. 17 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Weed whacker, chipper stolen from garage.

Newland Road

3500 block at 1:09 p.m. Aug. 21. Lawn mower stolen from yard. Theft recorded on video surveillance camera.

Notre Dame Lane

300 block, between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 9 a.m. Aug. 21. Sunglasses, lunch box stolen from vehicle.

Orkney Road

600 block at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Purse, ID, credit cards stolen from residence. Entry gained through unlocked rear door.

Redfern Avenue

1400 block, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 17. TV stolen from storage unit. Entry gained by forcing lock.

Roland Avenue

5400 block at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Black, 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe with Maryland tags 9BN4268 stolen.

5700 block at 5:35 a.m. Aug. 17. Woman robbed of purse, iPhone, Alcatel phone, makeup bag, cash by man who asked her for cigarette. Man ran to silver-colored car and woman chased him. He struck her with car. She jumped on hood but man put car in reverse and she was thrown to ground..

Rugby Road

4300 block, between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Cash stolen from several cars at residence.

Sisson Street

2800 block, between 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 11:45 a.m. Aug. 18. Mill Valley General Store broken into and padlock stolen. Unknown what if anything else was taken.

Smith Avenue

1300 block at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 21. Wallet stolen from purse left unattended in shopping cart at Whole Foods store. Theft recorded on video surveillance camera.

Springlake Way

5400 block at 9:38 a.m. Aug. 18. Lawn mower, drill chargers stolen from garage.

5200 block, between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 6:50 a.m. Aug. 19. Red air compressor, Orbital sander, Ryobi hammer drill, Husky ratchet set, red lawn compressor, two nail guns stolen from garage.

St. Dunstans Road

600 block, between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Aug. 19. MacBook Pro, Dell computer speakers, two bottles of wine, glass bowl with coins stolen from residence. Entry gained by cutting kitchen window screen.

St. Paul Street

2900 block, between 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 18. Package stolen from porch.

Union Avenue

1400 block, between 1 and 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18. MacBook, baseball cards stolen from residence. Entry gained by kicking in front door.

Winston Avenue

400 block, between midnight and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Sunglasses, garage door opener stolen from vehicle.

400 block, between midnight and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Chain saw stolen from garage using garage door opener.

Wrenwood Avenue

4400 block, between 4 and 11 a.m. Aug. 16. Maryland tag 2A0414 stolen from 2001 Ford.

Yellowwood Avenue

4800 block, between 2 and 2:10 p.m. Aug. 21. Driver's license, credit cards stolen from unattended wallet. Unauthorized transactions made at several locations using card.

33rd Street (East)

200 block at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Man arrested after removing tools from a work site.

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