ROBBERY/ABDUCTION: Eastern District -- A driver for Sedan Service was in the 900 block of Milton Ave. on Tuesday night, checking the tires on his car, when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $2 and ordered him back into the car. Before he drove off, they robbed him again, taking more than $50. The men forced him to drive them around the city, and at several locations, one of the men left the car apparently to buy drugs. About 1:30 a.m. yesterday, the driver was ordered to stop on Fleetwood Avenue, where the men got out and fled.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 900 block of Cator Ave. was in the 1800 block of Argonne Drive on Tuesday when three men, one with a handgun, robbed him of a gold chain, $100 and a belt, all valued at more than $400.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A hedge trimmer valued at $200 was stolen Tuesday from a garage in the 5600 block of Enderly Way.
THEFT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a 29-year-old man yesterday when he attempted to leave the Super Fresh store in the 1000 block of W. 41st St. without paying for shrimp and meat products, all valued at more than $82.
THEFT: Northern District -- While an employee of the Rotunda Flower Mart in the 700 block of W. 40th St. was waiting on a customer, a man opened a cash register and stole $40.
STOLEN CAR: Southwestern District -- A 1994 Acura Legend with tags 27426K was stolen Tuesday from the 4500 block of Manorview Road.
THEFT: Western District -- Air conditioning equipment valued at $3,000 was stolen Tuesday from the rear yard of a business in the 200 block of N. Monroe St.
BURGLARY: Parkville Precinct -- Police were seeking a couple who stole cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $800, from an 82-year-old man's home in the 3000 block of Edgewood Road on Tuesday. After gaining entry into the house by telling the victim that they worked for a contractor, the woman asked for a glass of water. As the victim led the couple into the kitchen, they opened drawers to desks and tables on the way and stole the property. Moments later, the couple left.
ASSAULT: Perryville -- A man wanted on charges of trying to run down a state trooper at 7 p.m. Monday on Interstate 95 at Route 222 turned himself in to police yesterday. Ralph Eugene Branford Jr., 20, of the 3200 block of Elmley Ave., Baltimore, is being held at the Cecil County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Cecil counties, reported by Richard Irwin.