Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Arrest: A man charged in a warrant with stealing the purses of at least 21 elderly women since Jan. 1 was arrested Wednesday in the 900 block of W. Lexington St. Eric Teel, 32, of no fixed address, was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center. He is a suspect in several purse-snatchings that occurred last year. Officer Jesse Schmidt of the district's major case squad said Teel was on parole after serving seven years of a 10-year term for robbery.
Arrest: A man arrested Feb. 12 on warrants charging him with burglary was charged Wednesday with six additional burglaries. Detective Chester Wisniewski of the major case squad said the man entered homes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County on a ruse and stole property. He said the man entered homes after asking for water or to use a phone and once carried an elderly woman's groceries into her home. Victor Sorrentino, 43, of the 1300 block of Southview Road was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.
Robbery/arrests: Two teen-age males were arrested and charged with the attempted armed robbery of a man about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Officer Keith Simmons witnessed the incident and arrested one suspect after a foot chase and recovered a handgun from him. The other suspect was arrested by Officers Troy Gee and Anthony Odom a short distance away. Darryl Chester, 17, of the 3500 block of Cedardale Road and Chester Douglass, also 17, of the 2300 block of Arunah Ave. were charged as adults and processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.
Burglary: A videocassette recorder, two fishing rods, a tackle box and other property, all valued at more than $600, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 100 block of E. Fort Ave.
Theft: A laptop computer valued at $1,800 was stolen Wednesday from a 1999 Ford parked in the 800 block of Washington Blvd.
Gun stolen: A .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun valued at nearly $350 was stolen Wednesday from a house in the 800 block of Bethune Road.
Theft: A man was examining a 2.12-carat diamond ring at Bailey Banks & Biddle, a jewelry store at Towson Town Center, about 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday when he ran from the store with the ring, valued at $17,000.
Burglary: Someone entered Great Clips in the 800 block of Taylor Ave. overnight Tuesday and removed more than $100 from a safe and $33 from a cash register.
Burglary: Power tools valued at more than $1,500 were stolen overnight Tuesday from a construction trailer parked in the 200 block of W. Padonia Road. The thief cut a padlock to gain entry.
Burglary: Someone entered a construction company trailer parked Tuesday in the 12100 block of Tullamore Road and stole a fax machine and two telephones, all valued at nearly $250.
Robbery: Two men armed with handguns robbed Hollywood Videos in the 200 block of Reisterstown Road of more than $500 about 9 p.m Tuesday.
Pub Date: 2/26/99