Police Blotter

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

Baltimore City


Southern District

Suspect sought: Police asked for the public's help yesterday in finding Kevin Booker, 38, of the 2500 block of McElderry Sr., who is charged in a warrant with assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of his former girlfriend's 17-year-old daughter with a steak knife Saturday at the victim's Cherry Hill home. The attack occurred after a dispute over money, police said, adding that the girl was threatened by her assailant in a telephone call yesterday. Anyone with information may call 911 or the district at 410-396-2499.


Shoplifting: A woman put six steaks in her grocery cart, placed a paper supermarket flier and a case of soda on top, then tried to leave the Food King store about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after paying only for the soda. Vivian Jones, 35, of the 2600 block of Maisbury Court, was charged with larceny.

Northeastern District

Suspect named: Acurtiss Grimes, 23, was identified by city police yesterday as the man arrested Friday and charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old daughter. Kaitlyn Marie Grimes was rushed to Sinai Hospital on Father's Day from the family's Christopher Avenue apartment. Her June 22 death from multiple injuries was ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner's office.

Southeastern District

Robbery: A man wielding a syringe that he said was infected with the AIDS virus held up a Rite Aid store in the 2800 block of Foster Ave. about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The man, described as 25 to 30 years old, took an AM-FM radio, portable CD player and earphones.

Baltimore County

Towson Precinct

Burglary: A witness saw a man leaving a Royal Farms store at 1630 W. Joppa Road and carrying a bag about 1 a.m. Sunday. The thief, who entered through a broken window, took an unknown number of cartons of cigarettes.


Garrison Precinct

Armed robbery: A man was robbed at gunpoint of his keys and a cell phone by several men late Saturday near the intersection of Chestnut Hill Lane and Candor Court in Reisterstown.