Police Blotter

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

Baltimore City


Eastern District

Victim named: William Van Smith, 46, of the 400 block of N. Lakewood Ave. was identified by police yesterday as the man who was fatally stabbed about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of E. Monument St. No arrest had been made.


Southeastern District

Burglary: A stained glass window valued at $300 was stolen between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday from a house in the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St. by someone who entered by forcing open a basement door.

Northwestern District

Burglary: Two televisions and a video game unit were stolen between Saturday and Wednesday from a house in the 4300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. The items were valued at $370.

Baltimore County

Woodlawn Precinct

Burglary: Two men and a woman broke into a nail salon in the 7000 block of Security Blvd. about 5 a.m. Tuesday and took an unknown quantity of items. The trio were seen leaving in a tan Jeep.

Essex Precinct


Burglary: Someone entered a home in the 300 block of S. Taylor Ave. between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday and took a 21-inch television, an anniversary ring and compact discs. The items were valued at $1,109.

Parkville Precinct

Burglary: An intruder entered a home in the first block of Townridge Court about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday by forcing open a rear sliding glass door, but encountered an occupant and fled.

Wilkins Precinct

Burglary: Someone pried open a door to a boiler room sometime between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lansdowne High School on Hollins Ferry Road. Nothing was reported taken, but the lock and door to the room were damaged.

Robbery: Pretending to have a gun, a man stole a pack of doughnuts, a bottle of Gatorade and $65 from a Royal Farms store in the 4000 block of Washington Blvd. late Tuesday.