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

Southeastern District

Assault: Efran Pineda, 30, of the 4200 block of E. Lombard St. was charged with first-degree assault Sunday night after a 57-year-old man was hit in the head with a metal steering wheel locking device near the elder man's home in the 100 block of S. Ann St. The elder man swung a board at Pineda in an attempt to break up a fight between Pineda and another man, police said.

Attempted robbery: Two men, one pointing a handgun, demanded money from a jogger in the 200 block of S. Ellwood Ave. at 5:45 p.m. yesterday. The jogger replied that he was not carrying a wallet, and the men left.

Theft from auto: A resident of the 6200 block of Bank St. parked his pickup truck near his home and returned at 5 p.m. yesterday to find that someone had broken his rear window, stealing a compact disc player, several CDs and $10 in change. The value of the stolen goods was estimated at $200.

Eastern District

Assault: An assailant wielding a barbecue fork stabbed a 24-year-old man in the head, chest and arm at the victim's home in 1400 block of Chester St. at 4:35 p.m. yesterday. Matthew Thomas was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Central District

Robbery: A man waving a revolver forced the employees of the Peanut Shoppe, 100 block of W. Lexington St., into the back of the store at 12:30 p.m. yesterday, demanding and receiving money before running away.

Burglary: Police believe small thieves burrowed a 2-foot-wide hole in the wall of a Korean grocery at 1400 Argyle Ave. before 8:50 a.m. yesterday and stole cartons of cigarettes worth $600.

Northeastern District

Stolen vehicle: A 1992 Nissan Maxima with license plate FSB 977 was reported stolen at 11:15 a.m. yesterday in the 2400 block of Bridgehampton Drive.

Northern District

Burglary: Someone broke into a third-floor apartment in the 3000 block of Guilford Ave. and stole $50 and three cell phones before 9 a.m. yesterday.

Burglary: A resident of the 1300 block of W. 41st St. reported at 12:30 p.m. yesterday that someone had broken into the home and stolen a cell phone and purse containing $65.

Burglary: At 2:35 p.m. yesterday, a resident of the 4200 block of Hickory Ave. reported that someone entered the home and stole a color television, stereo and a comforter.

Theft from auto: Someone broke into a car parked in the 500 block of E. 39th St. and stole a cell phone and $40 in coins.

Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct

Armed robbery: A man armed with a knife robbed the TCBY frozen yogurt shop in the 1800 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. The manager answered a knock on the rear door Sunday night when the robber, who wore a ski mask, ordered him into the walk-in freezer and took $110 from the cash register. Police later arrested a 20-year-old former employee. The manager was not injured.

Burglary: A would-be thief fled empty-handed after breaking into Dreamer's Salon in the 200 block of Main St. in Reisterstown. Someone broke through the shop's back door between Friday night and yesterday morning, and opened the empty register.

Burglary: A purse containing a wallet, digital camera and electronic organizer was stolen from a house Sunday in the first block of Greenshire Lane in Owings Mills. Someone entered through a rear sliding door and took the items from the kitchen counter.

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery: A man robbed an Exxon station in the 7400 block of Windsor Mill Road of a pack of cigarettes and gasoline Sunday afternoon.

Armed robbery: Early yesterday morning, a man wearing dark clothing and carrying a black semiautomatic handgun stole 20 pieces of chicken from a fast-food restaurant in the 7100 block of Burford Court.

Cockeysville Precinct

Armed robbery: Police are asking for the public's help to solve a mugging about midnight Wednesday in the first block of Silver Fox Court. A 37-year-old woman was checking her mailbox when a passenger in a light-colored car jumped out, put a gun to her head and ordered her to give up her purse. The man got into the car and fled. Stolen items, including personal checks, were valued at $466. Anyone with information is asked to call the precinct at 410-887-1820.

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