Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Robbery/arrests : A woman was about to enter M&T; Bank in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. about 1 p.m. yesterday when a man armed with a handgun stole her purse and jumped into a Jeep Cherokee occupied by two other men. A bank employee heard the woman screaming and ran outside, jotting down the Jeep's tag and getting a good look at the driver before the vehicle sped off. At Cold Spring Lane and Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, Officer Miguel Martinez of the Northern District stopped the Jeep and detained its occupants until backup units arrived. Police said two occupants, William Davenport and Clifford Burris, both 22, whose addresses were not available, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and related offenses. They were being held at Central Booking and Intake Center on unspecified bail. Charges against a third man in the Jeep were pending an investigation. Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman, said "This shows how the cooperation between citizens and the Police Department following a crime can result in the closing of cases."
Theft from vehicle : Someone broke into a 2002 vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Morton St. on Tuesday and stole a duffel bag containing a laptop computer and a cell phone and a backpack containing soiled clothing. Total value of the property was more than $300.
Burglary : Video game equipment valued at $300 was stolen early Tuesday from a house in the 1600 block of Essextowne Circle. There were no signs of forced entry.
Burglary: Three bottles of liquor were stolen early Tuesday from Johann's restaurant & Lounge in the 1000 block of Back River Neck Road by someone who entered through a window. The liquor was valued at $200.
Carjacking: A 25-year-old motorist was stopped at Middleborough and Back River Neck roads about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday when a man armed with a handgun forced him from his burgundy Mercury Grand Marquis and drove off.
Burglary : A computer and a camera were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 1900 block of Sunberry Road by someone who entered after forcing a rear door. The property was worth nearly $1,000.
Burglary: A woman, 45, was in the basement of her home on Collis Court on Tuesday when she heard noises coming from the second floor. When the woman went to investigate the sound, she saw a man descending the second-story staircase. The woman ran to a neighbor's house and called police. The intrudere took four U.S. passports, 800 yen, 300 euros and other property.
Possible explosive device found : Police responding to a report of an explosive device found near Falls and Old Barn roads in Parkton about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday recovered broken glass and a cloth. Police said the material may have been the remnants of a Molotov cocktail. The incident was under investigation.
Hate crime : Two teenage brothers reported to police that they received a computer message Tuesday telling them to "look outside." The brothers left their home in the first block of W. Main St. and found that someone had written derogatory words and drawn suggestive images on their property.
Robbery try : A 35-year-old pizza shop worker was about to make a delivery in the first block of Cahill Court about 10 p.m. Tuesday when two teenage boys tried to steal the food. He resisted, and the two fled.
Burglary : Someone used a ladder to climb onto the balcony of an apartment in the 3400 block of Vargis Circle Sunday night or Monday morning and stole two mountain bikes.