Baltimore CityTHEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested...


Baltimore City

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man yesterday in the 1300 block of Eutaw Place and charged him with stealing several potted plants from the back yards of several homes in the Bolton Hill area. Police said officers Patrick Rowe and Kenneth Driscoll were in the 1300 block of Eutaw Place around 1 a.m. yesterday when they received information that a man attempted to steal potted plants from a back yard on the block. The man dropped the plants when the occupant called for him to stop. After a brief chase, the officers caught the man, who was pushing a shopping cart containing potted plants and other items that were later reported stolen. Police said that in addition to being charged with the attempted theft of the plants, Daniel Burrell, 28, of the 1700 block of N. Ellamont St., also was charged with stealing property from the back yards of houses in the 200 block of W. Lanvale St. Burrell appeared before a District Court commissioner and was ordered held in lieu of $2,000 bail. Police said Burrell was expected to be charged with at least three more thefts in the Bolton Hill area.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a couple walking in the 600 block of W. Lexington St. Wednesday evening were assaulted by three men who robbed the man of $50. Police said Von Brown, of the 2300 block of Jefferson St., and Lisa Williams, of the 1100 block of N. Carey St., were walking together when they were stopped by three men, two of whom they knew by their first names. Police said the three men struck the couple while demanding money and robbed Brown. Police said Williams also was assaulted but was not robbed. Police said they were looking for a man known as "Kevin" and another known as "Reds." The third man's name was not known by the victims.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Joseph Rupp, of the 2500 block of Eutaw Place, reported he was in the 1700 block of Morton Alley late Wednesday night when he was accosted by a man who struck him on the back of the head and robbed him of property and cash, all valued at more than $300.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported two men, one with a rifle, entered the Oak Street Amoco station in the 2000 block of N. Howard St. early yesterday and forced an employee to give up money from the cash register. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with nearly $90.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment between Wednesday and yesterday and stole a TV, stereo turntable, and a cable TV remote-control device. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500 and that entry was gained by forcing the front door.

ROBBERY/CUTTING: Central District -- Eric Brinkley, of the first block W. 27th St., told police he was walking in the 2500 block of N. Charles St. yesterday when he was accosted by a man with a knife who cut him on the arm and robbed him of several keys. Police said Brinkley was not seriously injured and that the robber, who had a tattoo below his left eye, escaped.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Timothy Bradford, of the 1300 block of Horners Lane in Armistead Gardens, reported that a man he knows entered his house and stole a 14-karat gold ring. Bradford told police the ring was valued at more than $1,000.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Paulette Robinson, of the 5500 block of Whitby Road, reported that during an argument with a man in her home, the man pointed a handgun at her. Later, the man was arrested and was being held at the Eastern District pending assault charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Gervine Chambers, 30, of the 1300 block of W. North Ave., told police he was riding his bike in the 700 block of E. 25th St. early yesterday when he was attacked by three men who robbed him of the bike. Police said the bike was valued at $200 and that during the robbery, one of the men struck Chambers with a wooden crutch.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Vernette Christian, of the 1700 block of E. 31st St., reported she was in the 1700 block of Abbotston St. Wednesday night when she was assaulted by a woman who robbed her of nearly $300.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Kristine Jacobs, of the 3600 block of Rexmere Road, reported that someone broke into her 1989 Toyota that was parked near her home and stole property valued at more than $400.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Carswell St. reported that someone entered the back yard of his home and stole a wooden lawn table. The occupant, Kevin Mason, told police the table was valued at nearly $90.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Juanita Ushry, of the 7000 block of McClean Blvd., reported she was walking near her home around 2 a.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man who demanded her money while implying that he had a handgun. Ushry told police she gave up her purse containing cash and property, all valued at nearly $70.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said that an 11-year-old boy who lives in the 3000 block of Rasalie Ave. reported that someone stole his bike from the back yard of his house. Police said the bike was valued at $200.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Donna Bell, of the 2800 block of Overland Road, reported that someone entered her home yesterday and stole property valued at $300. Police said Bell suspects a man she knows of taking her property and was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Rose Frank, of the 4700 block of Crosswood Road, told police that while in the process of moving someone stole property valued at more than $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Robin Commodore, of the 5300 block of Goodnow Road, told police that several pieces of property were piled in front of her apartment while she was in the process of moving when someone stole some of the items. Later, police arrested a man and were holding him at the Eastern District station pending charges.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Ethel Setler, of the 3900 block of Shannon Drive, reported she was walking in the 4500 block of Erdman Ave. around 6 p.m. yesterday when she was accosted by two men who forced her to give up her property. Police said the men escaped with property valued at more than $30.


Baltimore County

ASSAULT ON OFFICER: Wilkens District -- Police arrested a woman yesterday and were holding her at the Woodlawn District station without bail on charges that she attempted to kill a police officer by running the officer down with her car. Police said Officer Lisa Adelsberger was investigating a report of a disorderly woman yesterday evening in the 600 block of Aldershot Road when the woman began cursing the officer and warning her to "get out of my way." Police said the woman continued using profanity before getting into her car and starting the engine. Police said when Adelsberger approached the car, the woman put the vehicle in gear and drove toward Adelsberger. Police said the officer was nearly hit by the car but jumped clear and was not injured. Later, the woman was found by plainclothes police in the Lansdowne area and arrested without incident. Charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and other charges is Sandra Mortimer, 30, of the 3300 block of James St. in the city. Police said Mortimer was to appear today at a bail review hearing before a District Court judge.

ABDUCTION/ARRESTS: Towson District -- Police arrested two men and were holding them pending charges that they kidnapped a woman from her home in the first block of Solar Circle yesterday evening. The victim, Adrienne Chavis, 19, told police she was home around 4:30 p.m. yesterday when two men, one with a knife, broke into her home and forced her to accompany them in a car. Police said the men drove the woman around northwest Baltimore for some time before one of the men slashed his wrist in a suicide attempt. Police said both men and the woman went to Sinai Hospital, but the injured man and his companion left when police arrived. Later, the men were arrested and the injured man was returned to Sinai for treatment of a deep laceration. Police said the other man was being held at the Towson District station and that the entire incident was over the recent break-up of the injured man and the woman.

Anne Arundel

BURGLARIES/ARREST: Annapolis -- Police arrested a man and charged him with breaking into two warehouses and stealing computer equipment and architectural supplies. Police said the man was seen by police on patrol at a business complex off Old Solomons Road and was charged with being a rogue and vagabond. In his possession, police said, the man had a brown briefcase that contained three crowbars, a screw driver, a flashlight, gloves, files, a glass cutter and pliers. Further investigation led to the man being charged with breaking into a warehouse in the 900 block of Bestgate Road and stealing computer equipment valued at more than $4,000. Police said the man was also charged with breaking into an architectural firm on Riva Road in Annapolis and stealing a laser printer and coins. Police said bail information on the accused, John Albert White, 19, of the 4200 block of Kings Road, Edgewater, was not available.

ASSAULT: Laurel -- Police today were seeking a man who attacked a couple as they sat in a car in the 3400 block of Andrew Court. Police said Barbara Jean Perry, 44, of Washington, and John C. Jackson, also of Washington, were sitting in Perry's 1991 Chevrolet Geo Storm while parked outside a relative's house after attending a funeral when a man carrying a baseball bat approached. Police said the man hit the car with the bat, breaking the windshield and denting the body. Police said the man then struck Jackson in the face, breaking several teeth and cutting his upper lip. Following the unprovoked attack, the man drove off in an older model Nissan 200-SX.

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a man entered the Fabric By Fran store in the 1600 block of Crain Highway and ordered an employee to give him money from the cash register. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash and that no weapon was displayed.

Howard County

BURGLARIES/ARRESTS: Laurel -- Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy and charged then with five burglaries in the Laurel area. Police said the pair were arrested at the home of the older suspect and that fingerprints found inside a house that had been burglarized belonged to the juvenile. In the older suspect's house, police found stolen items that included jewelry, a guitar, computer game cartridges and a live 4-foot python. Police said John Edward Baker Jr., 18, of the 9300 block of Canterbury Riding, and the juvenile were each charged with five counts of burglary and related theft charges. Police said the pair is suspected of breaking into eight homes in the Whiskey Bottom area of Laurel since May 1. Police said entry into the homes was by removing screens from first- and second-floor bedroom windows or climbing onto balconies. Police said Baker remains in the county Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond, while the juvenile was released in the custody of his parents.

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