Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Arrest: Maurice Ray, 20, of the 1600 block of Lochwood Road, was arrested Tuesday in the 2300 block of E. Hoffman St. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Ray is charged with the shooting July 6 of Kenneth Baker in the 2600 block of E. Preston St. Ray was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.
Shooting : A man, 18, was shot in the back in the 2200 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 6:45 p.m. yesterday by an unknown assailant and was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to a hospital. His condition was not available, but the victim was conscious and talking to police.
Robberies: A man, 47, and a woman, 49, were leaving their car on a parking lot in the 900 block of Cathedral St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday when two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the man of his wallet and a cell phone and the woman of her purse containing cash and a cell phone.
Assault/arrest : Two sisters, one 43 and the other 40, were attempting to remove their property from a vehicle operated by an unlicensed taxi driver in front of their home in the 1400 block of McCulloh St. about 1 p.m. Tuesday when they became involved in a dispute with the driver, police said. When the driver attempted to leave, both women suffered minor leg injuries while being dragged several feet by the car before they fell to the street, police said. Arrested a short time later and charged with aggravated assault was Eric C. Hall, 38, of the 5500 block of Lynview Ave.
Theft : A laptop computer, a computer bag and a checkbook were stolen Tuesday from a 2003 Chevrolet truck parked in the 1500 block of Bolton St. The property was valued at $3,000.
Home invasion robbery : Police were seeking four men, one armed with a handgun, who forced their way into a house in the 13200 block of Long Green Pike about 10 a.m. Tuesday and bound a man and a woman. During the initial stage of the incident, a second woman fled the house and sought help from a neighbor. Before police arrived, the men escaped with more than $1,000. Police freed the two bound victims, and no injuries were reported.
Robbery: A man, 28, was walking in the 8700 block of Satyr Hill Road about 11 p.m. Monday when two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed him of a cell phone, money and a portable music player.
Burglary: Police were seeking an apparently homeless person who forcibly entered a storage locker in the basement of an apartment building in the 300 block of Pleasant Ridge Road on or about July 25 and lived there for a short period of time. While in the storage room, the person painted the walls blue and improvised a burglar alarm by placing a bucket full of water atop the door so that anyone who attempted to enter would be soaked.
Burglary : Video games of unknown value were stolen Tuesday from the bedroom of a house in the first block of Chase Mill Court by someone who entered the house through the front door. Some of the items were recovered.
Burglary: A steam cleaner and a radio were stolen Monday or Tuesday from a storage locker in the 9000 block of Iron Horse Lane. The property was valued at $3,000.
Theft: A gas-powered concrete saw was stolen July 14 or 15 from a truck parked in the 7000 block of Milford Industrial Road. The theft was reported Tuesday.
Stolen vehicle : A black 1998 Nissan Altima with tags 5EEF99 was stolen Tuesday in the 8800 block of Orchard Tree Lane.
Burglary: Video games valued at $700 were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 4700 block of Drayton Green. There were no signs of forced entry.
Burglary: Someone broke into a house in the 1000 block of Circle Drive on Monday or Tuesday through a basement door and stole a safe, two iPods, a guitar, a computer and video games. Total value of the property was $6,000.