Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Baltimore City

Southern District

Robbery/arrest: A man, 33, was in the 2000 block of Christian St. about 1: 30 p.m. Sunday when a man armed with a knife robbed him of a ring. A short time later, Officer Philip A. Earp saw a man fitting the robber's description. The man was returned to the scene and was identified by the victim. Earp recovered the victim's ring and a 12-inch knife. Tiefel Backus, 18, of the 1800 block of Wilkens Ave. was charged with armed robbery.

Theft: A man stayed at a friend's house in the 2300 block of Seamon Ave. on Saturday night and left Sunday morning with $300 that belonged to the occupant.

Theft: Shortly after Fantasies, a nightclub in the 5500 block of Pennington Ave., opened about 4 p.m. Sunday, someone stole nearly $400 from a cash register while the manager was in a rear room.

Southwestern District

Robbery: Two men, one with a handgun, robbed a man, 18, of a gold necklace and cash, all valued at more than $600, about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Harlem Ave.

Shooting: A man, 19, was in the 3500 block of Harlem Ave. about 7: 30 p.m. Sunday when another man shot him in the right foot, right leg and buttock. The victim was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was not available.

Eastern District

Carjacking: A man, 34, was in the 1700 block of Normal Ave. about 4 p.m. Sunday when two men he had picked up told him to stop. He did so, and a passenger pulled a handgun and forced him from the car and drove off in his 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix with tags FEL 984.

Robbery try/stabbing: A man armed with a knife cut another man on the left side of the head during an attempted robbery about 5: 35 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of N. Washington St. The victim, 28, was treated at Church Hospital.

Robbery: A 12-year-old boy was riding his six-speed mountain bicycle about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of E. Madison St. when a man armed with a handgun knocked him to the ground and stole the bicycle, valued at $100. The boy suffered a minor head injury but did not require medical treatment.

Church burglary: Stereo equipment valued at more than $1,000 was stolen between Feb. 7 and Friday from First Baptist Church in the 500 block of N. Caroline St. The burglary was reported Saturday.

Theft/arrest: A woman was arrested Saturday when she tried to leave the Super Pride grocery store in the 2300 block of E. Chase St. without paying for fish products valued at nearly $20.

Theft: Someone entered a room at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 600 block of N. Wolfe St. about 4 p.m. Saturday and stole a wallet containing $70.

Theft from vehicle: Cosmetic products valued at $500 were stolen from the trunk of a Honda automobile parked Saturday in the 1700 block of N. Spring St.

Baltimore County

Woodlawn Precinct

Stabbing/arrest: A Northwest Baltimore man was talking to a woman at the jewelry counter of Hecht's department store in Security Square Mall about 1 p.m. yesterday when her husband saw them. After an exchange of words, the husband stabbed the man in the abdomen with a knife and fled to the parking lot. Minutes later, the husband returned to the mall and was arrested by a county police officer who was working as a mall security officer. On the parking lot, police recovered a knife believed used in the stabbing. The injured man, Adam Bailey, 33, of the 3100 block of Virginia Ave., was in critical but stable condition last night at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

North Point Precinct

Robbery: A man placed a cigarette lighter on the counter at the Royal Farms store in the 7700 block of German Hill Road about 4: 20 a.m. Sunday. When the clerk opened the register to make the sale, he tried to remove cash. An employee tried to stop him, but he jumped over the counter, took more than $100, grabbed the lighter and fled.

Pub Date: 2/16/99

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