Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes...


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

Baltimore City

Central District

Burglary / arrest: A man, 33, was arrested Tuesday inside Have A Nice Day Cafe; in the first block of Market Place. No money was taken, but the man destroyed a cash register valued at $1,000. After an employee discovered the break-in, he flagged down a Southeastern District police officer who entered the cafe and arrested Donnell Gwaltney, 33, without incident. Gwaltney, of no fixed address, was charged with burglary and processed at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Western District

Rape: A man forced a woman, 38, into a wooded area off the 900 block of Claymount Ave. about 1 a.m. Monday and raped her. The woman was treated at Mercy Medical Center.

Eastern District

Theft / assault / arrest: Two security officers at the Rite Aid pharmacy in the 400 block of E. North Ave. were assaulted Tuesday while arresting a woman who tried to leave the store without paying for headache medicine valued at $15. Officers Lakeisha Brown and Shantell Martin were not seriously injured. Rose White, 46, of the 2600 block of Barclay St. was charged with theft and assault and was processed at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Southwestern District

Burglary: A 19-inch television and $20 in coins, all valued at $220, were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 700 block of N. Grantley St. The thief entered through a basement window.

Theft: After shopping, a man returned to his home in the 3600 block of W. Franklin St. on Tuesday and discovered nearly $300 was missing from a room, and a male friend who had been staying with him was gone.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: A man broke the front window of Garrison Forest Wine & Spirits in the 11100 block of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills on Tuesday and stole 10 bags of potato chips.

Wilkens Precinct

Home invasion: Two men were arrested, and two others were being sought after a home-invasion robbery yesterday in Lansdowne that netted the suspects an undisclosed sum of money and several pieces of jewelry. The four gunmen forced their way into a house in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle about 2 p.m.,robbed the male occupant and drove off in a Mercury Marquis. The victim followed them in his Jeep and flagged down Officer Todd Weidel at Century and Daisy avenues, about a mile east of the robbery scene. The Mercury stopped nearby, and a man got out and entered a Chevrolet occupied by a couple and two children. The Mercury sped off. Weidel tried to get the man to leave the Chevrolet and when he resisted, Weidel fired a gunshot into the air. The driver of the Chevrolet sped off and struck the Jeep. The suspect ran from the rolet, and was arrested nearby. About 6 p.m., police saw the Mercury at Hollins Ferry and Halethorpe Farms roads and arrested a second man. Two other men in the car fled and were being sought. Police found in the car at least two handguns believed used in the robbery. Charges were pending against the two men.

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