Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Drug arrests: District drug enforcement unit officers aiding Western District colleagues Tuesday in seeking information about homicides on the west side arrested 12 people on charges of possessing narcotics or attempting to purchase them from officers posing as dealers. They seized $600 and heroin and cocaine valued at $1,300.
Burglary: Power tools valued at $390 were stolen overnight Monday from a house in the 1100 block of Cleveland St.
Burglary: A collection of jewelry and 1800s-era coins - all valued at nearly $2,000 - were removed during the weekend from a safe in a house in the 1100 block of S. Bonsal St.
Burglary: Tools and a lawn mower - all valued at more than $2,000 - were stolen from a shed in the 100 block of Alcock Road between Sunday and Tuesday.
Burglary: Jewelry valued at $1,035 was stolen Tuesday from a house in the 100 block of Cranbrook Road.
For the record
Victim identified: Gerald Joseph Holle, 55, homeless and from San Francisco, was identified yesterday as the man found dead April 24 in the 1800 block of S. Monroe St. He had been dead several days, according to police - a case ruled a homicide although the cause has not been determined. Anyone with information was asked to call Detective William Ritz at 410-396-2100.