Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Suspicious fire: A three-alarm fire that caused extensive damage yesterday to a two-story building at the former Esskay meat company in the 3900 block of E. Baltimore St. was ruled suspicious and is being investigated. No injuries were reported. Fire Investigator Michael Maybin said the fire was reported at 4: 11 p.m. and brought under control in two hours.
Theft: Writing instruments valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from the law firm of Goldberg, Pike & Besche in the first block of E. Fayette St. between April 10 and April 17. The theft was reported Tuesday.
Robbery: Three apparently unarmed males between the ages of 14 and 27 robbed Triangle Liquors in the 2100 block of Homewood Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money about 2 p.m. Tuesday. A female employee, 55, was assaulted but not injured.
Burglary: Sixty cartons of cigarettes, $800 in coins, coffee, candy, power tools, a telephone and other items -- all valued at nearly $7,000 -- were stolen from Joe's Grocery in the 800 block of N. Wolfe St. overnight Monday.
Cutting/arrest: A woman cut a man on the abdomen with a knife Tuesday during an argument over their relationship. The incident occurred in a house in the 1400 block of N. Broadway. The woman, 28, whose name was not available, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The man refused medical treatment.
Robbery: While a man, 47, was withdrawing money from an automated teller machine at First Union Bank in the 1800 block of Bloomingdale Road about 2 a.m. Tuesday, another man drove off in his 1995 Mitsubishi. The thief crashed the car a block away and fled. The suspect is known to police and is being sought.
Robbery: A deliveryman for New Taste China, a carryout restaurant in the 1000 block of W. Baltimore St., was delivering food to an apartment in the 1200 block of N. Woodington Road about 7 p.m. Monday when two men tried to rob him. Detective Brian Winder said the victim ran into an occupied apartment to escape. The robbers forced their way in and robbed him of $50 in cash and $44 worth of food.
Theft from vehicle: A cellular phone, camera and tools -- the property of the city Department of Public Works and valued at nearly $900 -- were stolen from an employee's personal 1995 Ford parked Monday in the first block of W. 21st St.
Burglary: Someone entered a house Tuesday in the 100 block of E. Padonia Road but no property was reported stolen. The intruder caused about $1,000 damage to a window and other areas of the house.
Arson: Someone set fire to building materials stored in the rear of the U.S. Post Office in the first block of Railroad Ave. in Glyndon early Sunday. Damage to the building was slight and no arrest had been made.
Burglary: Two bicycles, a tricycle, radio and a cordless drill were stolen Tuesday from a garage in the 200 block of Regester Ave.