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Police blotter

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



Victim identified -- Neil B. Rather, 18, of the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd., was identified yesterday as the man fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. during an argument over money. Christopher Ford, 17, of the 3300 block of Clifton Ave., was arrested that day near the crime scene and charged as an adult with first-degree murder. He is being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Assault -- Police were seeking two young men who rode on a dirt bike into the 3000 block of W. Lanvale St. about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. One of them fired shots from a handgun at an unknown person. The intended target was not hit, but a 5-year-old boy sustained a leg injury after falling onto the pavement to escape the gunfire. He was treated at St. Agnes Hospital.


Shooting -- A 46-year-old man was walking in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. about 3 p.m. Wednesday when a passenger in a gray Honda Accord asked him for directions. During the conversation, the passenger shot the man in the face with a paint-ball gun. The car then sped off. The man was treated at Maryland General Hospital for a minor injury and released.

Cutting -- Two women were arguing in the 1600 block of Delano Court about 10 p.m. Wednesday when one cut the other on the head and back with a knife. The victim, 23, was treated at Bon Secours Hospital and released. The other woman, also 23, was being sought by police.


Robbery/arrests -- A homeless man and a juvenile were arrested Monday afternoon and charged with the armed robbery of a man, 29, and a woman, 28, that day in the 400 block of Aisquith St. The victims were walking there about 4 p.m. when they were accosted by a pair who robbed the man of his cell phone and the woman of her purse containing cash and a cell phone. Arrested in the 1200 block of Young Court were Tyrone Hardy, 21, who police said is homeless, and Stanley Barnes, 17, whose address was not available. Barnes was charged as an adult.

Burglary -- Two motorized scooters - each valued at $150 - were stolen Tuesday from the living room of a house in the 1200 block of N. Ensor St. by someone who entered through a rear door.

Cutting -- A 43-year-old man was walking in the 1800 block of Ensor St. about 8 a.m. Tuesday when he was stopped by another man who asked for money. After saying he had no money, the man was slashed across the back with what appeared to be a box cutter. He was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Arrest -- Timothy Hebron, 19, was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 100 block of Lloyd St. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with the armed robbery of a man in the 200 block of Aisquith St. on May 25.


Robbery/carjacking -- A 21-year-old man was about to get into his tan 1985 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle in the 5900 block of Moravia Road about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday when a gunman robbed him of $2, a cell phone and his keys and drove away in the vehicle. The SUV had tags 48T 984.

Robbery -- A 37-year-old man was walking up the steps in an apartment building in the 5000 block of Goodnow Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday when he was stopped by a man armed with a shotgun who robbed him of two sets of keys, his wallet and cash.

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Robbery try/stabbing -- Police were seeking two teenage males, one armed with a knife, who attempted to rob a 24-year-old man of his cell phone and wallet at Foxwood Lane and Sandalwood Road about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. When the victim resisted, one of the teens stabbed him in the left side. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


Burglary -- A watch and $50 were stolen Wednesday from an apartment in the first block of Enchanted Hills Road by someone who entered through the front door.


Arrests -- Two teenage boys were arrested about noon Tuesday and charged as juveniles with attempting to rob a Milford Mill Academy student while a class was in session. During the incident, one of the teens is said to have implied having a handgun while searching the victim's pockets for money. A teacher ordered the pair from the room and they were arrested a short time later by a school resource officer. Neither youth was a student at the school.

Church burglary -- Someone entered Campfield AME Church in the 7100 block of Walnut Ave. on Tuesday or Wednesday and stole a safe containing an undetermined sum of money.

Burglary -- Power tools and a generator - all valued at more than $2,000 - were stolen Tuesday or Wednesday from a storage trailer in the 900 block of Milford Mill Road.


Burglaries/arrest -- Blain James Curtin, 44, of the first block of Colonial Drive in Linthicum, was arrested about 6 a.m. Wednesday and charged with entering the rear yards of at least three homes in the 4000 block of Norfen Road that morning and stealing a tire, its rim, copper tubing and extension cords - all valued at $325.

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