Police Blotter

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



Homicide victim named -- Police identified yesterday Matthew Davis, 23, of the 1800 block of Walbrook Ave. as the man fatally shot Thursday in the 100 block of S. Mount St. Police responding to a shooting about 7:30 p.m. found Davis seated inside a silver Acura, bleeding from bullet wounds to the head and back. No arrest has been made.


Homicide victim named -- Police identified yesterday Jamal Knox, 16, of the 6500 block of Riverview Ave. in the St. Helena community in Southeast Baltimore as the youth found shot to death April 30 in a car parked in the 500 block of Half Mile Court in Orchard Mews near Martin Luther King Boulevard. No arrest has been made.

Shooting -- A man was shot in the leg about 12:10 a.m. yesterday during an apparent robbery near North and Linden avenues. The victim was treated at an area hospital. No arrest had been made and further details were not available.


Stabbings -- Two men in their late 20s were stabbed about 5:30 p.m. yesterday in the 500 block of E. Madison St. The victims were taken by two ambulances to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where their conditions were not available. Details of the stabbings were not available.


Homicide arrest -- Gregory Davenport, 24, of the 1000 block of N. Ellamont St. was arrested about 9 a.m. Friday during a scheduled interview at a state parole and probation office at Mondawmin Mall by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Davenport is charged with fatally shooting Dewitt Smith, 25, of the 3100 block of Baker St. on April 27 in the 1600 block of N. Rosedale St. Davenport was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

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Burglary/vandalism -- Someone broke into a vacant house in the first block of Waldman Mill Court through a rear door Friday afternoon and set fire to carpeting and curtains.

Burglary -- Police were seeking two men who entered the backyard of a house in the 5700 block of Van Dyke Road about 10 a.m. Friday and stole an empty metal dog cage valued at $160. A neighbor witnessed the theft and called police. A shot time later, the dog cage was recovered nearby.


Burglary -- A generator valued at $500 was stolen from a shed in the 1700 block of Glencurtis Road between Thursday and Saturday.

Burglary/arrest -- Police arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with removing parts from an air-conditioning unit outside a house in the 900 block of N. Woodward St. on Saturday. The parts, valued at $100, were recovered. Charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property was Clifton Flora of the 700 block of Dorsey Ave.


Burglary -- A laptop computer was stolen from an apartment in the first block of Lynfair Court between Wednesday and Friday.


Theft -- Power tools, tree branch pruners and a camera were stolen between Thursday and Saturday from the unlocked truck of a car parked in the driveway in the 11300 block of Mays Chapel Road.

Burglary -- A man arrived at his home in the 14200 block of Thornton Mill Road about noon Friday and found a man on his property who, when questioned, claimed he was working for a carpet cleaning firm and had the wrong address. But upon entering his home, the resident found that someone had recently entered through a window and removed jewelry, cash, coins, a camera and a computer. The supposed carpet cleaner was gone by the time the break-in had been discovered.

Burglary -- Between March 7 and April 27, someone entered a vacant apartment in the 10200 block of Sunnylake Place and removed a refrigerator.

Burglary -- A new refrigerator was stolen from the living room of a vacant apartment in the first block of Valley Lake Place between April 16 and Thursday. The burglary was reported Friday.


Burglary/arrest -- Police arrested a 15-year-old boy and were seeking two or three other youths in the burglary Friday of a vacant apartment in the first block of Tent Mill Lane. A nearby resident observed the boys inside the apartment and called police. The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged as a juvenile with burglary. Entry was through a kitchen window.


Burglary -- Someone broke into a locker at EZ Storage in the 5500 block of Baltimore National Pike between February and Saturday and removed an electric drill, a computer and two computer monitors - all valued at more than $2,000.

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