Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Arrests: District drug enforcement unit officers armed with warrants raided three residences last night and arrested four people on drug charges and seized vials containing suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and drug packaging materials. Lt. Richard James said the raids occurred in the 3500 block of Mount Pleasant St., the 3400 block of Leverton Ave. and the 100 block of S. Highland Ave. Those arrested were processed at Central Booking and Intake Center.
Shooting: A man, 41, and a woman, 38, were shot about 7 p.m. Wednesday during an argument with two men in the 1700 block of N. Port St. Both victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the woman was admitted in critical condition with a bullet wound in the lower torso and the man in good condition with a bullet wound in the upper right leg.
Robbery: A woman armed with a knife forced her way inside the home of a man, 82, in the 2900 block of Jefferson St. and robbed him of $600 Wednesday night. The victim was treated for head lacerations and rib injuries at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He told police the woman forced her way inside his home two weeks ago after requesting a drink of water. It was not known whether the woman took any property.
Shooting: A man, 26, answered a knock at his door in the 800 block of Argonne Drive about 8 p.m. Wednesday and was pulled outside by several men he had argued with earlier. When he tried to flee, one of the assailants pulled a handgun and shot him in the upper left arm. He was in critical condition last night at Sinai Hospital.
Theft: A nylon bag containing an undisclosed large sum of money was stolen Wednesday from Garden Produce in the 400 block of W. Lexington St.
White Marsh Precinct
Bank burglary: Someone cut the outside alarm wires, pried open a rear door and entered First National Bank in the 6200 block of Kenwood Ave. about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Inside, the intruder cut power to the automated teller machine but did not steal any money.
North Point Precinct
Theft/arrests: Two girls, 14, were arrested Wednesday when they tried to leave Ames department store in the 7800 block of Eastern Blvd. without paying for marking pencils and dolls, all valued at nearly $170.
Theft: Police were seeking a known woman who entered a house in the 6800 block of German Hill Road on Wednesday and stole more than $1,000.
Burglary: Two tractor-type lawn mowers valued at nearly $2,800 were stolen from Perry Hall Lawn & Flowers in the 3400 block of E. Joppa Road overnight Tuesday.
Pub Date: 1/29/99