Baltimore CityTHEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said...


Baltimore City

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said charges of theft were pending against a deliveryman for the Bond Distributing Co. in the 1200 block of Bernard Drive in Eastport when he failed to return to the company yesterday after collecting more than $1,300 from several customers on his route. Police said the driver was last seen leaving Hasslinger's carryout in the 5800 block of Hillen Road. Police said Bond officials were expected to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Steven Washington, of the 1400 block of Edmondson Ave., told police he was in the 600 block of E. Madison St. Monday when he was accosted by a man who demanded his money. Washington told police he resisted the man's efforts and walked away. Police said the would-be robber fled in the opposite direction.

ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Central District -- Police reported Dolorosa Bennett, of the 1600 block of E. 31st St., was in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. late Monday evening when a man attempted to rob her. Police said the man fled when Bennett resisted.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. reported that someone broke into his home between Monday and yesterday and stole four handguns. Police said the intruder made off with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun with 30 rounds of ammunition, a .380-caliber Walther PPK semiautomatic with 14 rounds, a model 36 Smith & Wesson revolver with a 2-inch snub-nose barrel and a Sturm-Ruger semiautomatic with 10 rounds of ammunition. Police said the handguns were valued at $1,500.

THEFT: Central District -- Officials of Trammell Crow Co., in the Signet Tower Building in the first block of St. Paul St., reported that someone stole four of the firm's large cast-iron trash containers, valued at nearly $3,000.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress in the 1800 block of Ruxton Ave. entered the dwelling with a K-9 unit and arrested a man who reportedly had broken in through a cellar door. Police said the break-in was reported by a female resident of the house who encountered the intruder in the basement and detained him there before the arrival of officers and a police dog. Police said Leon Thomas, 53, of the 2000 block of Division St., was charged with burglary and ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bond pending a bail review hearing in District Court.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Mary Boynton, of the 3100 block of Chelsea Terrace, reported she was in the 1000 block of W. North Ave. Sunday when two men approached her from behind and stole her purse. Boynton said the purse contained personal papers and a small amount of money.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A Royal Cab driver reported he was driving in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. early Tuesday when a male passenger he had picked up earlier grabbed him around the neck and forced him to give up his money. Police said the passenger robbed the driver of more than $100, then got out of the car and drove off in a car that apparently had followed the cab.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 17-year-old Thomas Avenue resident and charged him as a juvenile with the armed robbery of a man in the 1600 block of N. Warwick Ave. Police said Curtis Dunham, of the 1700 block of Moreland Ave., was in the 1600 block of N. Warwick Ave. early Tuesday when he was accosted by a teen-ager armed with a handgun who robbed him of his 1977 Datsun. Later, police stopped the car in the 2300 block of Division St. and arrested the occupant, who was later identified by Dunham as the person who had robbed him. Police said Calvin Dorsey, of the 1600 block of Thomas Ave., was charged as an adult with robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, auto theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said Dorsey was being held at the station in lieu of $15,000 bail.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Two women reported to police they were robbed of their jewelry early Tuesday by two men, one with a handgun, as they walked in the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave. Police said Kenya Johnson, of the 3700 block of W. Franklin St., reported she was robbed of her watch, rings and bracelets, all valued at more than $2,000. Her companion, Candace Hobson, of the 700 block of Chestnut Hill Ave., reported she was robbed of four rings, a necklace and a watch. Hobson told police her property was valued at nearly $4,000.

STABBING: Western District -- Sherry Johnson, of the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave., reported she was in the 1600 block of Mosher St. early Monday when she became involved in an argument with an 18-year-old woman who stabbed her in the back with a sharp object. Police said Johnson was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released. Police said the suspect, who is known to the victim, remains at large.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- David Murdock, of the 700 block of N. Carey St., told police he was standing in the 1000 block of Edmondson Ave. around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when he spotted a cab and flagged it down. Murdock said that when the cab drove past him, the driver pointed a handgun at him and continued down the street. Later, police stopped the cab and arrested the driver, Benny Smith, of the 1400 block of W. Lexington St., and charged him with assault by pointing a deadly weapon. Following the arrest, police recovered a .32-caliber handgun from the vehicle. Police said Smith was being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Mark Diggs, of the 900 block of N. Rosedale St., reported he was walking in the 600 block of Baker St. Monday evening when he was assaulted by a teen-ager with a handgun. Police said that during the incident, the teen-ager struck Diggs in the chest with a broken bottle. Police said Diggs was taken to Liberty Medical Center for treatment and was released. No reason was given for the assault.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Reginald James, of the 2600 block of Elsinore Ave., told police he was walking in the 2000 block of W. North Ave. Monday night when he was attacked from behind by a man who struck him in the head with a bottle. Police said the man escaped and that James was taken to Liberty Medical Center, where he was treated for a lacerated scalp and released.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that Dorothy Arrington, of the 2000 block of Herbert St., was assaulted and robbed by a man she knows during an argument in her home. Arrington told police the man struck her in the face with his fists and robbed her of $10 before fleeing.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Deborah Hill, of the 700 block of N. Fulton Ave., told police she was in the 1000 block of W. Lanvale St. Monday evening when she was attacked by three men who robbed her of her gold earrings after striking her with a pipe and a stick. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $300.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of 2300 block of Whittier Ave. told police that someone broke into her home over the weekend and stole stereo equipment, a pair of ice skates and a knife. Police said the property was valued at nearly $200 and that entry was gained by opening a door on the second floor.

RAPE: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man in connection with the rape Monday of a woman who reported she was at her boyfriend's house when he raped her after striking her with his fist. Following the attack, the woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries and released. Police said the woman was advised to seek a warrant (( for the man's arrest.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Cecil Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole two leather coats. Police said the clothing was valued at nearly $400 and that entry into the home was through the front door.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police today were seeking the driver of a 1984 Oldsmobile in connection with the robbery last night of the McDonald's restaurant in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. Police said the suspect ordered some food at the drive-through section, then asked if the cashier could change a $50 bill. Police said when the man stopped at the pick-up window, he displayed what may have been a gun and ordered the cashier to give him the two $20 bills she had in her hand. Before driving off, police said, the man also ordered the restaurant's manager who was nearby to give him the $100 bill he was about to put in the cash register. Police said the man escaped with $140, but that the license number of the car was noted and that its owner, a county man, was being sought.

Anne Arundel

DRUG ARRESTS: BWI -- Undercover police arrested a Virginia man Monday on narcotics charges moments after he got off an Amtrak train at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Police said an undercover officer met the man shortly after he got off the train around 8 p.m. Monday and made a deal with him to purchase two ounces of cocaine for nearly $3,000. Following the transaction, which was witnessed by other officers hidden from view, the man was arrested. Police said Alan Craig Barcus, 47, of Alexandria, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police said the second man, George A. Zengel, 45, also of Alexandria, who reportedly was already at the train station before the train arrived, was charged with conspiracy to violate the state's narcotics laws. Police said a 1990 Acura that was parked near the scene of the drug sale was seized by police, along with nearly $2,300 in cash.

ROBBERY: Dorsey -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed the Days Inn at Md. 176 and New Ridge Road of an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said a man who implied he was armed with a handgun entered the motel office through a back door around 12:10 a.m. yesterday and confronted the night clerk, William McDonald, at the check-in desk. Police said the man demanded money and was given the money tray from the cash register. Police said the man was wearing a white T-shirt with the Nike logo in orange letters and blue pants.

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- A resident of the 7800 block of Bruton Drive reported that someone broke into his home and stole appliances valued at nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Odenton -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the first block of Milburn Circle and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the property included appliances and other household and personal items.

Howard County

ROBBERY: Ellicott City -- Police today continued their search lTC for one, and perhaps two men, who entered Changing Point, an alcohol and drug treatment center in the 4100 block of College Ave., and stole a quantity of prescription drugs and cash after assaulting a female employee. Police said that early Friday a 33-year-old nurse answered a knock at the door and was knocked to the floor by at least one man who rushed in and rifled cabinets of drugs. After the man or men fled, police were notified by the nurse, who was taken to Howard County General Hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.

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