Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Southern District

Suspect Sought: Police were seeking Melvin Fitter, 19, of the 700 block of W. Mulberry who is charged in a warrant with the first-degree murder of Stanley Alexander Johnson, 18, of the 2500 block of McHenry St. on Aug. 14 in the 1600 block of Hollins St.

Burglary/Assault: A man who lives above the Haspert Cafe in the 1400 block of S. Charles St. was investigating a burglary there yesterday when he surprised an intruder who threw a screwdriver at him then fled. The resident was struck in the neck and was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

Southwestern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed the Taco Bell in the 2300 block of W. Patapsco Ave. yesterday of more than $100 after telling an employee, "You have five seconds to live." The employee was not injured.

Southern District

Theft/Arrest: Police arrested a man who attempted to leave the Radio Shack in the 800 block of E. Fort Ave. without paying for seven packages of batteries.

Northeastern District

Shooting: A 26-year-old resident of the 600 block of McCabe Ave. was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after he was shot in the face Wednesday during a robbery attempt in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane.

Northwestern District

Shooting: A 29-year-old resident of the 3800 block of Pall Mall Road was in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. yesterday when two men, one with a handgun, demanded his money. After he gave the pair $50, the man was shot in the left leg. He was treated at Sinai Hospital.

Stolen Car: A 1988 Ford with tags XLV 336 was stolen yesterday in the 2500 block of N. Longwood St.

Robbery: Police were seeking a teen-age couple who robbed a Royal cabdriver of $22 yesterday in the 3900 block of Park Heights Ave. After stopping at the location, the boy pressed the gun to the cab driver's neck and demanded his money.

Robbery: After closing his store early yesterday, the owner of Mr. G's liquors in the 3700 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. was walking to rTC his car when he was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money by two men, one with a semiautomatic handgun. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Stolen Car: A 1992 Dodge with tags AZN 769 was stolen yesterday in the 2500 block of N. Longwood St.

Stolen Car: A 1989 Pontiac with tags REC 710 was stolen yesterday in the 4100 block of Liberty Heights Ave.

Church Burglarized: Someone stole an undisclosed sum of money from an office at St. James Tabernacle Church in the 3400 block of Mondawmin Ave. yesterday.

Burglary: Three ceiling fans were stolen from the second-floor of a house in the 3600 block of Hillendale Ave. yesterday.

White Marsh Precinct

Drugs Seized: Police responding to a report of drug overdose at a rowhouse in the 6000 block of Framingham Road in Gardenville yesterday discovered more than $7,000 worth of cocaine in a carrying bag in the bathroom, said Officer David Schwanke. Charges against a 26-year-old resident of the house were pending her release from Franklin Square Hospital.

Burglary: More than $200 was stolen from a house in the first block of Emelia Woods Court yesterday.

Essex Precinct

Theft From Auto: More than $700 worth of parts were stolen from at least one car at a junk yard in the 100 block of Bengies Road yesterday. Taken were a fuel system, manifold, battery and radiator.

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Computer equipment valued at nearly $2,000 was stolen yesterday from M R & S, Inc. in the 7100 block of Ambassador Road.

Stolen Car/Pursuit: Police were searching an apartment complex at Paskin Place last night for the driver of a stolen Mercury Cougar. After spotting the car on Liberty Road, police pursued it before the driver lost control and crashed into a utility pole. The driver then ran into the complex, where police were searching with a dog unit.

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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