Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Bank robbery: Two gunmen wearing ski masks robbed First Union Bank in the 5400 block of Harford Road of an undisclosed sum of money yesterday. Detective Rodney Thomas said the pair entered the bank shortly before 10 a.m. and one of the gunmen approached the manager, pressed the weapon to her head and ordered several employees and customers to the floor. Thomas said the second gunman jumped over the counter and removed money from the tellers' stations. He said both men fled on foot. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, Thomas said.

Northwestern District

Robbery: A gunman robbed a woman, 35, of $23 about 9: 30 a.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of Reisterstown Road.

Robbery: A gunman robbed a woman, 37, of cash and several pieces of gold jewelry -- all valued at nearly $1,400 -- about 8 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Woodbine Ave.

Robbery: A man, 48, was standing in the 3900 block of W. Belvedere Ave. about 1 p.m. Sunday when an apparently unarmed man robbed him of nearly $50.

Robbery: A man who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed a woman, 36, of $20 about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Penhurst Ave.

Stolen vehicle: A 1993 Mazda van with tags M318768 was stolen Saturday in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Ave.

Stolen car: A black four-door 1988 Volvo with tags GSK 629 was stolen Sunday in the 5700 block of Highgate Drive.

Southern District

Stolen car: A beige four-door 1994 Ford with tags CYA 634 was stolen Sunday in the 1000 block of Banger St.

Theft/arrest: A man, 36, was arrested Saturday when he tried to leave the Food King supermarket in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. without paying for meat and dairy products valued at $14.

Theft: Someone entered a house in the 1600 block of Cereal St. over the weekend and stole a cable television box valued at $100.

Eastern District

Assault: A man, 33, was in the 2500 block of E. Biddle St. about 1 p.m. Sunday when another man struck him in the head several times with a metal pipe. The assailant fled, and the victim was treated for lacerations at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Assault: A woman, 19, was in the 1100 block of McDonogh St. about 4 a.m. Sunday when she was assaulted by three teen-age females, one of whom stabbed her in the head with a knife. The assailants fled. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released.

Baltimore County

North Point Precinct

Robbery/arrest: A Russian seaman was arrested Sunday night and charged with robbing a stevedore of more than $50. Officer William Schmitt said the victim, 26, and the seaman were walking along Liberty Parkway near Leeway about 9 p.m. when the seaman allegedly placed a knife to the stevedore's neck, robbed him of $57 and fled. The stevedore told Schmitt that the seaman worked aboard a freighter docked at Pier Six. Schmitt and the victim went there, and the officer arrested the seaman. The money and knife were not recovered. Vasiliy Popkov, 39, of Novorossiysk, Russia, was charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, assault and theft. He was being held at the county Detention Center on $10,000 bond. Popkov is assigned to a freighter docked at Dundalk Marine Terminal.

Towson Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered a room at the Comfort Inn in the 8800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. overnight Saturday and stole a 25-inch television.

Woodlawn Precinct

Vandalism: Windows of at least six vehicles parked on Flannery Lane and nearby Gradin Avenue were shattered overnight Saturday. There was no estimate of damage.

Burglary: A coat and telephone, all valued at $200, were stolen Sunday from a house in the 7200 block of Oakhaven Circle. The thief entered through a bedroom window.

For the record

Homicide: The state medical examiner's office has ruled the death of William Evans, 39, of the first block of S. Kresson St. a homicide by asphyxiation. Evans' body was found Oct. 23 entangled in a wooden fence in the 100 block of S. Clinton St. Police declined to describe the circumstances in which Evans died. No arrests had been made.

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