Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.
Assault arrest: Members of the regional auto theft team on surveillance saw two men standing at Jefferson Street and Milton Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when one of them pulled a .380-caliber Beretta handgun and fired at least six shots at a third man. The men were arrested by the officers as they tried to flee on foot. The weapon was recovered from a 17-year-old suspect and two bags of suspected crack cocaine were found in the jacket pocket of a 19-year-old suspect.
Stolen car arrest: An officer on patrol noticed a gray Nissan Maxima with a stolen Washington, D.C., plate traveling south on Luzerne Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The car was stopped at Orleans and Washington streets, where the driver tried to flee by backing up Orleans Street. He lost control momentarily and stopped. Police arrested the 17-year-old driver and his passenger, a 14-year-old boy.
Homicide: Police were trying yesterday to identify a man who was fatally shot Tuesday night in the 1800 block of W. North Ave. Officers found the man, who had been shot in the chest, in front of a rowhouse about 11:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Liberty Medical Center. Police said that they knew of no suspects or motive.
Burglary: A landlord discovered a burglary in a rental property in the 1400 block of Central Ave. that occurred between May 1 and yesterday. A gas range, refrigerator, washing machine, bathroom sink, china closet, sofa, desk and two radiators were missing.
Burglary: A resident of the 1800 block of Collington Ave. reported yesterday a burglary that took place between Nov. 11 and Nov. 21. A 20-inch television valued at $279 was taken.
Assault and robbery: Two teen-agers approached a 14-year-old boy in a restaurant in the 4600 block of Erdman Ave. about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and began to beat him, striking him in the cheek, left eye and forehead. One of the attackers took the boy's wallet, containing $15.
Arson: Someone started a fire in a 5-gallon bucket of mop heads at Northern High School at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Smoke filled the school's basement, but staff put out the fire with extinguishers. Damage was estimated at $500.
Theft-fraud: A special investigator with NationsBank reported yesterday that an internal audit at a branch in Parkville Shopping Center in the 7600 block of Harford Road revealed that a 22-year-old bank employee, who has since been fired, defrauded the bank of $4,480. The employee used forged deposit slips to transfer money from eight accounts to accounts set up in her name. NationsBank has reimbursed customers for any monetary losses.
Burglary: An intruder broke into a home in the 1000 block of Charing-Martin Court between 11 a.m. and 1:53 p.m. yesterday by breaking the top lock on the front door and stole a stereo receiver and tape deck valued at $300.
Theft: Someone scraped a 1996 registration sticker from a license plate on a car in the 8300 block of Bonair Road yesterday morning.
Attempted robbery: Two men tried to rob the Dunkin' Donuts store in the 2000 block of York Road about 2:30 a.m. yesterday. The men fled before taking any money.
Burglary: Someone pried off the lock and hasp of a storage shed in an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Silver Spring Road between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. yesterday and stole $600 worth of Christmas decorations, clothing and drinking glasses.