Hack cab driver allegedly assaults woman; vehicle break-ins up in Southeast

Aisquith St., 200 block, April 7, 1:30 a.m. A woman told police that she went to visit her step brother, at his request. When she arrived, he and his friends reportedly grabbed her and accused her of “taking their weed.” She told them she didn’t have it; they took her cell phone, pinning her arms back and grabbing her around te neck. She left and spent the night at the bust stop because she couldn’t get into her house.
Orleans St., 2300 block, April 7, 5:25 a.m. The employee was in the store when the suspect, who had already been in there an hour, came up and grabbed him around the neck, dragging him toward the cash register. The suspect took an unknown amount of lottery tickets and ran out. He may have been caught on camera. The employee was not hurt.
N. Curley St., 500 block, April 7, 1:45 p.m. The victim reported getting into a dispute with her boyfriend, who allegedly pushed her onto the bed, took her phone, took her keys, and fled. She was not hurt. A warrant was issued.
E. Lombard St., 3800 block, April 8, 5:25 p.m. According to the store, an employee was ringing up a customer when the suspect pointed a gun at her and told her to be quiet. “When you open the register, give the man his change, and then give me everything else,” he reportedly said. He also said he would shoot if she alerted anyone. She took out the cash drawer and placed it on the counter. He took an unknown amount of money and fled.
N. East Ave., 100 block, April 9, 11:58 p.m. A pizza delivery person was delivering pizza on the block when he was approached by two men, one of which was armed with a handgun. One of the suspects demanded money. The victim gave him $280 plus the food.
Gough St., 2800 block, April 10, 1:15 p.m. A man told police he was walking when the two male suspects approached. One pulled out a gun and said, “You know what time it is.” The other reached into the victim’s pocket and took out money. The suspects fled.
S. Central Ave., 100 block, April 10, 2:30 p.m. The victim said that she “flagged down a hack” and told the driver she needed a ride from Bon Secours Hospital to Perkins Homes. The agreed-upon price was $6. As they drove to the destination, the driver demanded more money. The victim told him she had no more, and she told him to stop. She paid him the $6 and got out. The driver then reportedly got out, demanded more money, and punched her in the face 10 times.
E. Fayette St., 2900 block, April 10, 10:50 p.m. A man told police that he had just gotten off the bus when four men approached. One hit him with something unknown, causing a cut. The victim ran away and went home. He was later transported to Johns Hopkins for treatment.

Larceny from Auto
There were at least 30 vehicle break-ins reported in the Southeast Police District from April 7 through April 13. Break-ins occurred in Fell’s Point, Upper Fell’s Point, Canton, Highlandtown and Bayview. Stolen items included GPS units, laptops, handicap placards, cash, cell phones and tools. At various community meetings, Major William Davis has advised against leaving anything visible in vehicles.
“It’s like feeding the bears,” he said.

Rolyn Ave., 800 block, April 7, 8:30 a.m. An unknown suspect pried open the rear overhead door to the garage and gained entry. No property was taken, but a desk was ransacked and $2,000 in damage was done to the door.
Fleet St., 4800 block, April 8, 10 p.m. An unknown suspect attempted to gain entry by prying open the front door lock. The suspect failed to gain entry, but did $300 in damage to the door.
O’Donnell St., 3600 block, April 9, 10 a.m. An unknown suspect pried open the door to the trailer which acts as the office. The reporting person said that he had secured it at 10 a.m. and returned 15 minutes later to find a leather bag, laptop, computer camera, eyeglasses, checkbook and Stihl saw stolen. The trailer is in a remote location; several employees were nearby, but they didn’t see anything.
Gusryan St., 300 block, April 9, 8 p.m. The victim has a lock box that allows visiting nurses inside her home. She found that her purse, $900 in cash, and tax refund check were missing. Investigation showed that someone with knowledge of the lock box came to the location and stole the property outside of the hours that the woman receives assistance. There were no signs of forced entry.
S. Patterson Park Ave., 200 block, April 10, 8:15 a.m. A man reported that he came home and couldn’t open his garage. The garage was off its tracks, and a bike was missing from inside. There was no damage to the door. The garage faces an alley.

Leave a Comment