A black market for green beans? Total of 38,304 cans stolen
Elliott Street, 2800 block, February 17, 3 a.m. A man told police he approached two men he did not know and asked them what they were arguing about. They told him, “We’re the f-in’ police” and pulled a gun, ordering him to give up his I.D. They robbed him of $120 cash and told him, “Get the f-— out of here.” They drove off in a dark-colored Ford F-150 with a police tag. He called police and asked for help several time, but kept not providing his location. He admitted to police he had been drinking and said, “I know, I’m a douche.”
Eastern Avenue, 6200 block, February 14, 3:30 p.m. A man told police a group of teenagers attacked him and tried to take his phone. He managed to run away and call police.
Esther Place, 3200 block, February 13, 7:20 p.m. A man told police a group of teenagers had knocked him down and searched his pockets, then took his phone and fled.
Eastern Avenue, 3600 block, February 13, 11:49 a.m. A woman told police she and her boyfriend had gone to a convenience store together, and upon exiting, they began arguing about a phone call. He demanded her keys, then grabbed her purse, hit her over the head with it and ran away. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.
E. Lombard Street, 4100 block, February 13, 6 a.m. A man told police he was on his way to the bus stop when a vehicle pulled up and four teenagers got out. They attacked him, took his phone and wallet and fled…
S. Castle Street, 200 block, February 12, 10:18 p.m. A woman told police a man had approached her, saying, “Hey hey,” and then pulled a gun, saying, “I’ll shoot you if you don’t give me the purse.” She handed over her purse, which contained a water bottle, wallet and poop bags for her dog,” and he fled.
S. Dean Street, 300 block, February 12, 4:54 p.m. A woman told police she was out walking when two men in their 20s tried to grab her purse. She began screaming and the two fled.
Joplin Street, 1700 block, February 11, 9:45 p.m. A man told police he was jumped by several men who said, “Gimme your f–ing wallet.” One of the suspects was described as a black man with a beard with a rubber band on the end of it.
N. Milton Street, 200 block, February 10, 10:25 p.m. A man walked into a grocery store, pulled a gun and said, “Give me the money or I’ll shoot your friend,” apparently referring to the other store clerk. The employee handed over cash and the suspect fled.
Bank Street, 3400 block, February 10, 12:30 a.m. A man told police two men had struck him and demanded money, threatening him with a gun. He told them he had none, and then fled. He further told police he thought the suspect’s gun was a toy.
Fleet Street, 2000 block, February 18, 2 a.m. A man told police a second man (whom he did not know) asked to borrow his phone. The first man gave it to him and the second fled.
Eastern Avenue, 3800 block, February 18m 12 p.m. A woman was arrested for trying to walk out of a discount store carrying sunglasses, lip gloss, mascara and body spray.
Aliceanna Street, 900 block, February 18, 12 p.m. Someone stole a Jersey wall carrier from a construction site.
S. Broadway, 700 block, February 18, 7:30 p.m. A woman told police someone had taken her purse off the back of her chair in a bar.
O’Donnell Street, 4800 block, February 18, 7:28 p.m. A woman ran into a convenience store, grabbed an entire rack of beef jerky and fled.
E. Fairmount Avenue, 3500 block, February 17, 3:30 p.m. Someone stole copper pipe and an air conditioner unit from a construction site.
S. Linwood Avenue, 100 block, February 17, 5:20 p.m. Someone took a baby scooter from a yard.
S. Broadway, 700 block, February 16, 12:05 a.m. Someone stole crab soup, sodas and beer from a bar.
Thames Street, 1600 block, February 16, 1:25 a.m. Someone stole $78.34 worth of beef jerky from a convenience store.
S. Bouldin Street, 400 block, February 15, 6 p.m. Someone stole $660 cash from an elderly woman’s home.
Riverview Avenue, 6500 block, February 14, 1:55 a.m. Someone stole 38,304 cans of green beans that were loaded onto a hauling trailer.
S. Lehigh Street, 400 block, February 18, 9:15 p.m. A woman told police she and her roommate got into an argument over some missing money, and that the roommate pulled a knife and threatened to kill both her and her baby. He was arrested.
S. East Avenue, unit block, February 17, 9:40 p.m. A man told police he was arguing with a good friend who then pulled a knife on him-and then fled. The friend was arrested.
Orleans Street, 3100 block, February 14, 3 p.m. Police responded to a hospital in response to a walk-in shooting victim. The victim, who had sustained a wound compatible with that of a B.B. gun, told police he was out walking when he heard a noise, then realized he had been hit. He told police he did not know who would have shot at him.
Plantview Way, 6100 block, February 13, 11:17 p.m. A woman told police she was visiting her boyfriend. He went to get her child from the car, and two men (one of whom the couple knew by name and address) walked up and pulled a gun, saying to him, “You know what’s up.” The suspects fled a short time later and police were called. One suspect’s home was searched, and among the property recovered was a black B.B. gun, 30 gel caps with suspected heroin, and suspected cocaine. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.
Eaton Street, 200 block, February 18, 6:03 p.m. Someone attempted to break into a house by removing an air conditioner that was in a rear window. The homeowner intervened and the suspect fled.
S. Lehigh Street, 500 block, February 17, 6:48 p.m. Someone broke into a home through a rear kitchen door and took a computer.
S. Conkling Street, 100 block, February 16, 5:15 p.m. Someone broke into a home through a rear door and took tools.
Hudson Street, 2800 block, February 16, 11:30 a.m. Someone broke into a home through a rear door and took a TV.
S. Linwood Avenue, 800 block, February 16, 5 p.m. Someone broke into a home through a rear window and took a computer.
S. Curley Street, 100 block, February 15, 1 p.m. Someone entered a home through a rear basement window. Nothing was taken.
N. Montford Avenue, 600 block, February 15, 8 a.m. Someone entered a home through a rear window and took two saws and a gun.
S. Robinson Street, 500 block, February 14, 7:30 p.m. Someone broke into a house and took a computer and bicycle.
N. Kenwood Avenue, 400 block, February 13, 5 p.m. Someone broke into a home through a basement door and took the kitchen sink.
Larceny from Auto
Glove box lock broken: 2
Textbook: Intro to Hospitality Management
Sunglasses (designer): 2
Folding knife: 1
Satellite radio: 2
Face plate: 3
Under Armour Shoes: 1 pair
CD/DVD player: 1
Old Spice Deodorant: 1
Police equipment: Glock 40 and magazine, BPD radio, BPD handcuffs, BPD flashlight. (No damage to car noted).
Aliceanna Street, 900 block, February 11. Police spotted a car driving the wrong way on a one-way street and pulled it over. The driver and a woman next to him were noted to be not wearing pants. The woman told police she and the man were involved in a fantasy role-playing game that involved them having sexual relations in a car while it was moving. They passed field sobriety tests, but were cited for disorderly conduct.
Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.