Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Arrests: During Operation Bear Claw between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday, at least 50 plainclothes officers entered the East Baltimore-Midway, Oliver, South Clifton Park and Broadway East neighborhoods and arrested 55 people charged in warrants with burglary, possession of narcotics, loitering and trespassing. Major James L. Hawkins said many of the drug arrests occurred in open-air drug markets. The suspects were processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.
Shooting: A male, 17, was shot in the right shoulder by a pedestrian when the unlicensed cab in which he was riding entered the 2000 block of E. Eager St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday. The driver took the victim to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Shooting: A man, 33, was shot in the left chest and robbed of his watch about 12: 25 a.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of Maryland Ave. The gunman and an accomplice fled. The victim was in stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.
Bank robbery: A man robbed Provident Bank of Maryland in the 1000 block of W. 36th St. of an undisclosed sum of money about 2 p.m. yesterday after giving a teller a note that implied he was armed with a handgun. The man kept one hand under his shirt as though he were armed.
Shooting: A man, 26, was shot in the right leg during an argument with another man about 4 a.m. yesterday in the 6500 block of McClean Blvd. The victim was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Church burglary/arrest: Police entered Mount Olivet Christian Church in the 800 block of W. Lanvale St. Wednesday and arrested a man, 37, who had entered the building by breaking a rear window, valued at $300. No property was reported missing.
Burglary: A television cable box, videocassette recorder and two leather jackets, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 300 block of Diamond St.
Robbery try: A man fled the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road about 11 a.m. Wednesday after he accidentally removed a paper bag that covered his right hand and revealed a flashlight instead of a handgun.
Burglary: A cordless telephone, $60, a word processor and a diamond ring, all valued at nearly $700, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 4800 block of Reisterstown Road. The thief entered through a door.
Robbery: A woman, 35, was waiting at a school bus stop in the 600 block of Walker Ave. for her child to return home from school about noon Wednesday when a man who implied he had a gun robbed her of $33. When the woman told the man she needed money for her child's lunch, he gave her $3.
Pub Date: 10/16/98