Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.
Arrest: Responding to a report of a man selling narcotics in the 3400 block of Oakmont Ave. in Pimlico about 11 a.m yesterday, officers saw a man who matched a description provided by witnesses and arrested him as he was about to enter his residence in the 3500 block. Inside the home, officers recovered 3 pounds of suspected marijuana valued at more than $3,000, suspected drug-packaging material and more than $300. Anthony Charles Lewis, 20, of the 3500 block of Oakmont Ave. was charged with possession with intent to distribute and simple possession and was held at the Central Booking and Intake Center. Police said Lewis will also be charged in a warrant with felony narcotics violations stemming from "Operation Doubleplay," a drug initiative in August to curb violence in the Park Heights and Pimlico communities.
Burglary: After removing an air conditioner from a bedroom window, a thief entered a house Monday evening in the 2100 block of Lyndhurst St. and stole a videocassette recorder, stereo equalizer, 9 mm Taurus handgun, cellular telephone, cash and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at more than $7,300.
Theft from vehicle: A compact disc player, more than 60 compact discs, sunglasses, a saddle and several pieces of riding equipment, all valued at nearly $3,800, were stolen from the trunk of a 1999 Chevrolet sedan parked in the 1000 block of Joh Ave. on Sunday or Monday.
Burglary: A gold wedding ring with diamonds, a combination television/videocassette recorder, a 20-inch screen television, 200 compact discs and a second videocassette recorder, all valued at nearly $10,000, were stolen Monday from a house in the 1100 block of Gleneagle Road.
Burglary: A 25-inch-screen television, two laptop computers and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at nearly $7,000, were stolen Monday from an apartment in the first block of Shawnee Court in the Doncaster Village Apartments.
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Arrest: Laquan Johnson, 20, of the 4300 block of Ridgewood Ave. in Northwest Baltimore was recently arrested on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the July 3 shooting of James Edward Townes, 39, of the 200 block of Spring Court, in the 3500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. Johnson is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Pub Date: 10/06/99