Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Baltimore City

Northern District

Theft: Four South American cobalt-blue arrow frogs, a cellular phone, clothing, a calculator and a laptop computer were stolen Sunday from a Ford Explorer parked at Druid Hill Park. The owner of the vehicle, a reptile dealer from Toms River, N.J., said the frogs -- poisonous in the wild -- were raised by another reptile dealer and are nonpoisonous. He said without moisture, the frogs, valued at $125 each, will not survive.

Eastern District

Assault/arrest: Officer Jerry Turpin of the K-9 unit was in the 1800 block of N. Milton Ave. about 9: 30 p.m. Monday, trying to stop the operator of a 1995 Mazda who was driving without lights. The driver pointed a handgun out of the window and fired several shots, none of which hit Turpin. About eight blocks away at North Milton and East Eager Street, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which struck a building. The driver then got out of the car and tried to flee but was arrested by Turpin after a brief foot chase. Criminal charges were pending.

Southern District

Burglary: A motorized dirt bike and biking equipment, all valued at more than $4,600, were stolen Monday from a garage in the 300 block of Lilly Ave.

Southwestern District

Arrest: After a driver tried to proposition a prostitute Monday night, police stopped the car in the 300 block of S. Smallwood St. and found guns and knives in the car.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Bank robbery: A man who followed a teller into Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association in the 6200 block of Kenwood Ave. about the time of the thrift's 9 a.m. opening yesterday. Inside, he forced the teller to put an undisclosed sum of money into a pillowcase and ordered her into the safe. After the robber fled, the teller called police.

Garrison Precinct

Bank robbery: A man who implied he was armed robbed First Union Bank in the 2800 block of Smith Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money.

For the record

Charged: Frederick D. Jackson, 36, of the 1500 block of N. Montford Ave. was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son, Tyler A. Jackson, who died May 10 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Jackson is being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Arrest: Clyde E. Burrell Jr., 48, of the 100 block of Oak St. in Turners Station was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Donnell L. Tate, 19.

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