SHOOTING: Eastern District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Sparrows Point Road in Baltimore County was in his car and stopped at a traffic light in the 2300 block of E. Biddle St. Wednesday night when he heard a gunshot and felt a pain in his left shoulder. The victim drove himself to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated and released. It was not immediately known if the man was an intended victim or shot by a stray bullet.
SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police were seeking two men in connection with the shooting Wednesday night of a resident of the 4000 block of Hilton St. in the 2800 block of Keyworth Ave. The victim was standing alone at 10 p.m. when two men, one with a handgun, approached. Before the victim could flee, the gunman shot him once in the back and once in the right arm. The suspects fled as the victim ran to a nearby house, whose occupants called the police. The wounded man was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment and is listed in good condition.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A man with a knife robbed the Dunkin Donuts shop in the 5400 block of York Road of an undisclosed sum of money Wednesday.
SCHOOL BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered the Greenspring Middle School in the 4700 block of Greenspring Ave. either Tuesday or Wednesday and stole more than $300 from an office safe. Police said it appeared a key was used to enter the school.
ARSON: Northern District -- Police were seeking two youths who reportedly set fire to a house in the 800 block of E. 30th St. Wednesday night. When the owner of the house arrived home around 6 p.m., she found the upper floor in flames. Police said the fire was set in a second-floor closet and that the occupant's son and his friend were in the house shortly before the fire was set. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 5800 block of The Alameda was withdrawing money from a 24-hour teller machine in the 5600 block of The Alameda Wednesday night when three men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $200 and his 1985 Lincoln Town Car.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Someone entered Gebco insurance in the 1700 block of Eastern Ave. through the rear door between Dec. 15 and Dec. 21 and stole $40.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- An unknown number of coins were stolen from at least one poker machine at Butch's bar in the 100 block of N. Ellwood Ave. Wednesday by someone who entered by taking the front door off its hinges.
SHOOTING: Southeastern District -- A 25-year-old resident of the 500 block of N. Robinson St. was in the 200 block of N. Belnord Ave. Tuesday when he was stopped by two men who asked if he had any cocaine. When the man said no and was about to turn away, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot him in the back, hand and wrist. The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center and is listed in serious condition.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- A 19-inch TV, VCR and 40 compact discs, all valued at more than $1,000, were stolen from a house in the 3200 block of E. Baltimore St. Tuesday or Wednesday by someone who entered through a rear kitchen window.
ROBBERY TRY: White Marsh District -- Two men, one from the 500 block of Nilmeyer Road and the other from the 800 block of Runkle Terrace, were exiting the White Marsh Mall in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Boulevard Wednesday night when two youths, one with a handgun, attempted to rob one of them of the packages he was carrying while pointing the gun at him. When the other man stepped up to the gunman, the armed youth and his accomplice fled across the parking lot.
STABBING: North Point District -- A 39-year-old Essex woman was attempting to elude a man following her on Dundalk Avenue near Sunship Road early Wednesday morning when the man stabbed her in the back and escaped. The woman was taken to the Francis Scott Key Medical Center for treatment. Police were seeking the driver of a gray or silver pickup truck that reportedly was seen leaving the area.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin.