Police Blotter


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

Baltimore City

Northeastern District

Shooting: A 60-year-old man was reported in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot in the head when he refused to give up his motorized scooter to a gunman. The victim, whose name was not released, was riding the scooter in the 6000 block of Belair Road in Hamilton about 8:20 p.m. when he was stopped by the gunman and ordered to get off. When the man declined, the gunman shot him in the back of the head before fleeing on foot. Police conducted a search, but failed to find the assailant. Anyone with information was asked to call the district at 410-396-2444.

Eastern District

Victim identified: Antonio Fox, 20, of the 3400 block of Spelman Road in Cherry Hill has been identified as the man fatally shot in the stomach by an unknown assailant in the 900 block of N. Chester St. about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Fox died about three hours later while undergoing surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Theft: An 18-year-old woman was standing at a bus stop in the 1300 block of E. Monument St. about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man snatched a cell phone from her grasp and fled. It was valued at $129.

Northern District

Armed robbery: A man wielding a knife entered Standard Cleaners in the 3100 block of St. Paul St. about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, walked behind a counter and removed about $100 from a cash register.

Western District

Drug arrest: A man in a 1988 Oldsmobile spotted undercover officers in the 1900 block of Penrose Ave. about 1 p.m. Wednesday and attempted to flee. He was arrested by Officer Gloria Davis, who seized $84 and 18 gel caps of heroin. Charged with possession of heroin was Raymond Hampton, 38, of the 1800 block of W. Franklin St.

Theft/arrest: A woman, 21, was talking on her cell phone in the 2500 block of W. North Ave. on Wednesday when a teenage boy stole the phone. Moments later, the boy, 14, was arrested and the phone was recovered.

Central District

Robbery: After picking up two men at North and Pennsylvania avenues about 3 a.m. yesterday, a motorist was directed to the 1300 block of Madison Ave. There, one of the passengers pulled out a gun and ordered the 37-year-old driver to hand over the keys to his 2004 Ford Taurus and get out. The pair fled in the car.

Robbery: An 18-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone by another man about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of N. Calvert St.

Theft: Computer equipment valued at $5,000 was stolen Wednesday from a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck parked in the 100 block of E. Mount Royal Ave.

Baltimore County

White Marsh Precinct

Burglary: A red 2000 Honda all-terrain vehicle valued at $6,000 was stolen yesterday morning from a garage in the 5700 block of Gunpowder Road.

Essex Precinct

School fire/arrest: An 11-year-old pupil at Deep Creek Middle School was arrested Wednesday morning and charged as a juvenile with a malicious burning at the school that day. Police said the boy set fire to paper towels in a restroom about 10 a.m. The fire - which prompted a brief evacuation of the school - was confined to the room, causing minor damage. The boy was suspended and released to his parents.

Franklin Precinct

Burglary: An unknown quantity of coins was stolen Wednesday from a container in a house in the 4400 block of Silverbrook Lane by someone who entered through a sliding glass door.

Stolen vehicle: A blue 1991 Jeep Cherokee with tags M964432 was stolen Wednesday in the 9900 block of Reisterstown Road.

Burglary: Video games and $50 were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 500 block of Shirley Manor Road by a thief who entered through a rear door.

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