Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Bank robbery try: Two men, both wearing masks and one armed with a handgun, tried to rob Harbor Federal Savings Bank in the 100 block of E. Fort Ave. about 9 a.m. yesterday but were denied entry into the building when the manager locked the door. Police said when the men got out of a gray car in front of the bank and put on masks, the manager spotted them and locked the front door and called police. Unable to enter the bank, the men got into the car and drove off. A search of the area for the car and the men was not successful.
Officer assaulted: An officer was assaulted about 6 p.m. Monday when he and several other officers tried to enter a house in the first block of N. Gilmor St. to search for a man wanted for an offense. Police said when Officer Thomas Waugh was requesting permission to enter the house from a female occupant, the woman, 19, shoved him. The woman was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer. Waugh was not injured. The man police were seeking escaped.
Shooting: Two men were arguing over a drug transaction in the 1500 block of N. Rosedale St. about 10 p.m. Monday when one pulled a handgun and shot the other man, 23, in the stomach, arms and legs. Police said a man, 35, was walking near the scene when he was hit in the right ankle by a stray bullet. The more seriously wounded man was found a short distance away on Bloomingdale Road and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition last night. The other victim ran a short distance to his home in the 3000 block of Brighton St. and also was taken to Shock Trauma and later released. Detective Robert Donony of the Violent Crimes Task Force said anyone with information about the gunman's identity is asked to call the task force at 410-396-2246.
Robbery/shooting: A man, 20, was in the 700 block of Appleton St. about 1 p.m. yesterday when a gunman robbed him of a small sum of money. After the robbery, the gunman shot the other man in the left leg. The gunman escaped and the victim was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
White Marsh Precinct
Theft: Hand and power tools and equipment, all valued at more than $5,000 and property belonging to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., were stolen from a construction site in the 5000 block of Campbell Blvd. between Thursday and Monday.
Pub Date: 1/06/99