Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Baltimore City

Central District

Arrests: Officers Anthony Jobst and Bonita Dowery were in the first block of W. Lafayette Ave. late Monday night when they saw two men crouching behind a car, one window of which was shattered. Next to the car, the officers saw several kitchen utensils on the ground that matched others in the car. John Mingo, 55, of the 2100 block of N. Calvert St. and Sherrell Walker, 35, of the 7100 block of Harford Road were arrested and charged with destruction of property and theft from an auto.

Northwestern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed Family Dollar, a discount store in the 5900 block of Reisterstown Road, of an undisclosed sum of money about 2 p.m. yesterday .

Southwestern District

Robbery: Two men, one with a knife, robbed a pizza deliveryman of his car keys and nearly $100 in the 4600 block of Lawnpark Ave. about 11 p.m. Monday.

Eastern District

Theft from vehicle: A power saw and a carrying case, valued at $500, were stolen from a 1999 Ford Ranger parked Monday in the 1200 block of E. Monument St.

Robbery: A man known as "Shawn" struck a 62-year-old man with a piece of wood about 10 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of N. Chapel St. and robbed him of $10.

Burglary: A 19-inch television, videocassette recorder, stereo equipment and video games, all valued at more than $800, were stolen Monday from a house in the 900 block of N. Lakewood Ave.

Northern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed Stadium Lounge in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money about 1 a.m. Monday.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Theft by deception: A Rosedale man, 78, received a telephone call Monday from a man identifying himself as his son-in-law, who said he needed $300 and a friend would meet the father-in-law in Patterson Park in Baltimore to pick up the money. The man went to the park, gave the friend the money and returned home. Later, the victim realized he had been deceived and called police. No arrest had been made.

Theft from vehicle: A laptop computer, digital scanner and other electronic equipment, all valued at nearly $3,400, were stolen from a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier parked Monday at White Marsh Mall.

Parkville Precinct

Vandalism: Between Friday night and Sunday morning, someone wrote graffiti on the fronts of at least 11 stores between the 7900 and 8500 blocks of Harford Road, demanding authorities free a man on death row who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer. Damage was estimated at more than $2,000.

Robbery: A teen-age male motorist was stopped at Kings Ridge and Old Harford roads about 2 a.m. Monday when a man, who implied he was armed with a handgun, robbed him of a gold chain and a Parkville High School ring, all valued at nearly $700.

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: A man and his wife were about to enter their home in the 1500 block of Cranwell Road about 10 p.m. Monday when a man who had followed them home in a 1990 Dodge Neon robbed the husband of $300 at gunpoint.

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