Baltimore CitySTANDOFF ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Two...


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STANDOFF ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Two brothers were arrested Wednesday morning following a standoff with police in the 3700 block of Windsor Mill Road during which shots were fired at the officers. No one was wounded. Charged with multiple counts of assault with intent to kill, using a handgun in commission of a felony and being held in lieu of $50,000 bail is William E. Starkes, 35, of the 3800 block of Clifton Ave. Charged with one handgun violation and released on his own recognizance was George Starkes, 30, of the same address. The pair ran into a house after police allegedly spotted one of them with a handgun. The brothers were arrested four hours later when they attempted to flee. Three handguns were recovered.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Someone entered a house in the 4100 block of Mountwood Road through a rear door Wednesday and stole a TV reportedly valued at more than $300.

SHOOTING: Western District -- A resident of the 1700 block of N. Pulaski St. was at Edmondson Avenue and North Monroe Street. Wednesday evening when a man shot him in the right leg. The victim was treated at Bon Secours Hospital. Police said the shooting was the result of an earlier dispute.

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ROBBERY: Towson Precinct -- A man who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed Loved Ones, an intimate female clothing store in the 400 block of York Road, of an undisclosed sum of money Tuesday. During the robbery, the man reportedly forced at least one employee onto the floor.

BURGLARY: Cockeysville Precinct -- Someone entered the Crest construction company in the 10100 block of York Road Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. It was not immediately known if any property was stolen.


ARREST: Whiteford -- A Baltimore City man wanted by at least four police agencies was arrested Wednesday night after eluding state police by driving off after being stopped for speeding on Route 165. Trooper Thomas Bonin said that in addition to being charged with fleeing and eluding, Steven Mark Meyer, 33, of the 5500 block of Wayne Ave. in Gwynn Oak, was sought by Anne Arundel County police for failing to return to a work release center; Baltimore County police for burglary; harassment in Chestertown and an unknown Baltimore City charge. Trooper Bonin said the man was captured by a county sheriff's deputy when he walked out of a wooded area about three hours after he was stopped and was to appear today at a bail hearing.


CALL IN TIPS: Readers with information on these or other crimes can call Metro Crime Stoppers' confidential 24-hour hot line, 276-8888. Names are not taken, calls are not recorded and rewards of up to $2,000 may be paid for information.

Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.

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