Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Baltimore City

Southern District

Theft: Tools valued at $60 were stolen Saturday from a house in the 300 block of S. Payson St.

Arrest: Officer Teresa Adams responded to a report of a man possessing drugs in the 2600 block of W. Pratt St. about 7 p.m. Saturday. She arrested a man after finding 30 gel caps of suspected cocaine and 15 vials of suspected crack cocaine in his possession. Charged with possession of suspected drugs with intent to distribute was a 24-year-old man.

Arrest: Officer James L. McKinley observed a man and a woman he believed were conducting a drug transaction in the 800 block of Carroll St. about 9 p.m. Saturday. McKinley found 20 pieces of suspected crack cocaine on the man and arrested him. The woman was not arrested. Charged with possession of suspected crack cocaine was Derrick Chambers, 18, of West Fairmount Avenue.

Southwestern District

Robbery: A boy, 15, was in the 200 block of N. Monastery Ave. about 9 p.m. Saturday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of a set of headphones and a cassette radio, all valued at $20.

Eastern District

Robbery: After arriving at her destination in the 1100 block of N. Central Ave. about 11: 15 p.m. Saturday, a woman, 30, took out a $20 bill to pay the unlicensed cab driver. The man told her he had no change and kept the money. During a brief argument, he threatened to strike her, then forced her from the vehicle and drove away.

Baltimore County

Essex Precinct

Burglary: Several sets of electronic television games were stolen Friday from a house in the 1600 block of Old Eastern Blvd.

Parkville Precinct

Theft/arrests: Two men, 41 and 27 years old, were arrested Saturday when they tried to leave the Home Depot store in the 1900 block of E. Joppa Road without paying for hammers valued at almost $120.

Towson Precinct

Robbery: A man armed with a knife, who implied he also had a handgun, and a woman armed with a screwdriver robbed the Royal Farm store in the 6000 block of Falls Road of four cartons of cigarettes and an undisclosed sum of money about 11 p.m. Friday. They forced two employees into a rear room before fleeing.

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: Two construction trailers parked in the 4700 block of Owings Mills Blvd. were broken into Saturday. Equipment of unknown value was stolen from a trailer owned by Ridge Construction Inc. From a trailer owned by Dis Count Construction, a fax machine, propane heater and other items were stolen. Total value of the property was unknown.

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery: A man, 21, was at Craftswood and Craigmont roads about 5: 30 p.m. Saturday when a gunman pressed the weapon into his side and robbed him of $22. The gunman fled toward Westview Mall.

North Point Precinct

Theft: Someone entered a house in the 4400 block of Todd Point Lane about Jan. 30 and stole a diamond watch, gold bracelets and three necklaces, all valued at almost $2,000, from a bedroom dresser. The theft was reported Saturday.

Pub Date: 2/08/99

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