Police Blotter


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

Baltimore City

Central District

Bank robbery: The downtown branch of Bank of America, 10 Light St., was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money about 3:30 p.m. Monday by a man who passed a teller a note demanding money but did not display a weapon. The robber was described as dark-skinned, in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches and 130 to 140 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a navy blue bandana with a white long-sleeve T-shirt, dirty pants and white sneakers.

Burglary/arrest: A woman heard a noise in the kitchen of her home in the 800 block of Park Ave. about 4 p.m. Monday and saw a man fleeing with DVD movies. She called police and gave them a description, and officers arrested a suspect a short distance away. Charged with burglary was Johnny Douglas, 35, of the 4000 block of Oakford Ave.

Eastern District

Larceny: A man wearing a green McDonald's shirt entered a convenience store in the 1100 block of E. North Ave. about 7:40 p.m. Monday, snatched 10 cans of Spam and ran out without paying for them.

Northern District

Burglary: A 1993 dirt bike was taken Monday from Clifton Heating Contractors in the 3500 block of Clipper Road by someone who pried open a door. Police responding to a burglar alarm discovered the crime.

Southern District

Larceny: A camcorder, digital camera and camera bag were stolen about 7 p.m. Monday from a sport utility vehicle parked in the 400 block of S. Charles St. by a thief who broke a back passenger door window.

Stolen tags: Maryland license tags DXG 183 were stolen about 6:45 p.m. Sunday from a car parked in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St.

Baltimore County

Wilkens Precinct

Robbery: Two teen-agers told police their Dyno BMX bikes were stolen about 9 p.m. Monday outside a Speedy Mart convenience store in the 3800 block of Hollins Ferry Road by another pair of teens who pushed them to the ground. The attackers rode off on the bikes, valued together at $300.

Woodlawn Precinct

Robbery/arrest: A 27-year-old man selling candy as part of a church fund-raiser in the 1900 block of Richglen Drive was punched in the head by a 14- year-old boy and robbed of $16 worth of sweets about 6 p.m. Monday. The boy was arrested on juvenile charges of assault and robbery.

Garrison Precinct

Burglary: Between about 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, someone removed the rear door hinges of an entrance to Shire Manufacturing in the 11000 block of Gundrys Lane and stole a white bag with undisclosed contests. Before fleeing, the thief destroyed a projector, ransacked several offices and broke into two construction trailers.

Essex Precinct

Arson: A vandal knocked out the window of a 2000 Lincoln automobile in the 1600 block of Eastern Blvd. about 1:45 a.m. Monday and set it ablaze. About a mile away and an hour later, a 2000 Honda car at Catherine and Leeanne avenues was set on fire after its window was shattered. The fires were extinguished by county fire crews, but the cars were destroyed. Police are investigating the fires as related incidents.-

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