Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Drug raid: Police raided an apartment in the 1200 block of Beaumont Ave. about 2 p.m. yesterday and arrested a man accused of growing, processing and distributing marijuana on the premises for six months. In the second-floor, two-bedroom apartment, police seized 30 pounds of packaged marijuana worth nearly $50,000; 80 marijuana plants; packaging material; $8,000; scales, and .45-caliber ammunition. Sgt. William Davis, head of the district's plainclothes detail, said the raid occurred after a weeklong undercover operation during which officers purchased marijuana. The most recent buy was three hours before the raid, Davis said. In a rear bedroom, the walls, ceiling and floor were covered with aluminum foil to reflect heat and light from high-intensity lamps that maintained a constant 80-degree temperature in the room, helping the marijuana plants "to grow and mature," Davis said. Walter Lee Robertson 2nd, 24, also known by the nicknames "Muppet" and "Outlaw," was charged with distributing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. He was processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.
Burglary: Four regular windows and four storm windows, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Wednesday from a vacant dwelling at Barclay Townhouses in the 300 block of E. 20th St.
Theft/arrest: A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly broke into a distribution company's van in the 100 block of W. Heath St. and stole 20 cartons of cigarettes, valued at more than $600. The cigarettes were recovered. Clarence Veney, 35, of the 1300 block of W. Lombard St. was charged with felony theft and was processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.
North Point Precinct
Theft: A 14-year-old parrot, valued at $60, and its cage, valued at $170, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 3000 block of Wells Ave.
For the record
Arrest: The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Myron W. "Slugger" Matthews, 20, on Wednesday in the 1600 block of N. Milton Ave. on a warrant charging him with shooting and robbing a man Sept. 11 in the 2400 block of E. Lanvale St. Matthews was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center.