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Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.

Northwestern District

Robbery: A 77-year-old resident of the 6200 block of Gist Ave. withdrew money yesterday from the First Fidelity Bank in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road. As he was about to drive away, a gunman forced his way into the car and demanded the money. During a struggle, the elderly man was struck over the head with the weapon, and the gunman took the money. As the fled, he dropped his gun. The victim was treated for head cuts at Sinai Hospital.

Burglary: Jewelry and cash, all valued at more than $5,000, were stolen yesterday from a house in the 3300 block of Royce Ave.

Theft: A checkbook and an insurance payment book were stolen yesterday from a 1992 Toyota parked in the 5300 block of Nelson Ave. The victim noticed the theft when he opened the car door to get a camera.

Stolen car: A 1979 Pontiac Bonneville with tags SHM 050 was ZTC stolen yesterday in the 3400 block of Dolfield Ave.

Stolen car: A 1994 Nissan with tags CDW 866 was stolen yesterday in the 5600 block of Highgate Drive.

Southern District

Burglary: Two mountain bikes with a combined value of nearly $2,000 were stolen yesterday from a garage in the 800 block of William St.

Burglary: A compact disc player and stereo receiver, all valued at $1,000, were stolen yesterday from a house in the 4100 block of Webster St.

Stolen car: A 1992 Plymouth mini-van with tags 492893M was stolen yesterday in the 500 block of Annabel St.

Burglary: Fourteen coolers valued at nearly $350 were stolen yesterday from a storage trailer behind Ace Hardware in the 2600 block of Merchant Drive.

Burglary: Clothing and household items, all valued at more than $500, were stolen yesterday from a public storage locker in the 1000 block of Patapsco Ave.

Western District

Stolen car/arrests: Members of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force stopped a stolen 1990 Honda Accord in the 2700 block of Edmondson Ave. yesterday and arrested an 18-year-old man and two male juveniles. Baltimore police Officer John McGann and Officer Craig Schrott of the Baltimore County police spotted the car in the 2200 block of Edmondson Ave. after noticing it had a 45-day temporary tag that had been tampered with. The car was pulled over in the 2700 block of Edmondson Ave. and the occupants were arrested without incident. Officer McGann said the suspects were being held at the station pending auto theft charges. Officer McGann said the car was stolen in Baltimore County.

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Property valued at nearly $150 was stolen yesterday from a house in the first block of Alder Drive.

North Point Precinct

Burglary/arrest: Officer Timothy Kennedy arrested a man yesterday after the suspect allegedly entered A & A, a bolt and screw company in the 2200 block of Sparrows Point Road, and stole copper tubing of unknown value. The man was spotted by company employees, who called police after seeing him remove the material from a warehouse. Charged with burglary and being held at the precinct is Michael Brooks, 34, of no fixed address.

Towson Precinct

Auto theft: A 1991 Acura Legend with Pennsylvania tag JTK 993 and owned by a Harrisburg couple was stolen yesterday from Towson Town Center in the 800 block of Dulaney Valley Road.

Burglary: Jewelry and coins of unknown value were stolen Sunday from an upstairs bedroom in a house in the first block of Brixton Road.

Wilkens Precinct

Shoplifting: Police were seeking a man who entered the Rite-Aid pharmacy in the 5200 block of East Drive in Arbutus yesterday and stole a combination TV and VCR and another VCR, all valued at $300.

Destruction of property: Someone attempted to steal a 1994 Nissan Maxima parked in the 5400 block Baltimore National Pike yesterday by forcing the driver's door and breaking the window. Damage to the car door was estimated at more than $200.

Parkville Precinct

Rape: Police were seeking a man who reportedly raped a teen-ager during a party Sunday at a home in Perry Hall. The girl reported the incident yesterday and told police she was drunk when the man raped her in a bedroom.

Metro Crime Stoppers

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.

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