Police Blotter

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

Baltimore City


Eastern District

Arrest: Tondayo Johnson, 18, of the 1100 block of N. Lakewood Ave. was arrested Wednesday by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting Monday of Louis Johnson, 20, near the victim's home in the 700 block of N. Belnord Ave. The suspect -- no relation to the victim, police say -- was arrested at his home without incident and was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.


Theft: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of James Rucker, 37, of the 2000 block of E. Belvedere Ave. charging him with stealing jewelry valued at $1,800 Tuesday from First Cash, a pawnshop in the 1200 block of E. North Ave.

Theft: A karate uniform, three bowling balls and a purse -- all worth more than $900 -- were stolen Wednesday from a 2002 Nissan Altima parked in the 1400 block of N. Linwood Ave.

Western District

Robbery: Police were seeking two men, one with a handgun, who robbed a man, 33, of $3.50 near a bus stop in the 1700 block of N. Bentalou St. on Monday.

Southwestern District

Theft: Someone entered an office at Tesst College of Technology in the 1500 block of S. Caton Ave. on Wednesday and stole $600.

Southeastern District

Burglary: Jewelry valued at $5,560 was stolen Wednesday from a house in the 200 block of S. Patterson Park Ave.


Baltimore County

Cockeysville Precinct

Robbery: A deliveryman for Papa John's was about to deliver food to an apartment in the 200 block of Lord Byron Lane about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of the food.

Franklin Precinct

Burglary: Someone entered the laundry room at Bright Meadows Homes in the first block of Lower Gate Court on Sunday and caused at least $5,000 in damage to laundry machines, the walls and ceilings. The incident was reported Wednesday.

Essex Precinct


Burglary: While a male resident of the first block of Sorgen Court walked his dog Wednesday afternoon, someone broke into his home through a door and stole $200 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards.