Tributary Avenue, 6600 block, March 2, 12:06 a.m. An man (found suffering from various wounds) told police he had asked a taxi to take him home. The driver, who was accompanied by another man, took him to a secluded area of the Holabird Industrial Park where they told him, “We gonna get your money,” and then attacked him and took his cell phone, wallet and jacket. They then fled in the taxi. He told police his sister had called the taxi with his cell phone, and that he could not remember the cell phone number, nor the name of the cab company. When police did follow-up investigations, they located a cab driver who told them, “We didn’t do anything to that guy; he wouldn’t pay his fare.” The cabbie was arrested.
N. Kresson Street, unit block, March 2, 5:30 a.m. A senior citizen told police he was outside feeding some alley cats when two masked men jumped him and robbed him of his phone and $3,500 cash. They tried to take more cash he happened to be carrying, but were frightened off when his car alarm went off.
E. Pratt Street, 1700 block, February 29, 11:40 p.m. A man told police he was out walking when a man pulled a gun on him and robbed him of $250 cash and fled.
N. Kresson Street, 100 block, February 27, 12 p.m. A woman told police her child’s father came to her house to pick up his cell phone. She threw it out the window to him and he caught it, and then told him she didn’t want him in the house any longer. He got angry, opened an unlocked kitchen window and came inside, then took her cell phone and broke it when she tried to call 911. He beat, kicked and choke her, then eventually fled. She contacted police, who obtained a warrant for his arrest.
N. Castle Street, 200 block, February 27, 4:15 a.m. A man told police he had been bar-hopping and was walking home when he was jumped from behind by a man who robbed him of his phone and some cash, then fled.
Boston Street, 2800 block, February 29, 2:10 a.m. A man called police and said his girlfriend was trying to stab him. Police separated the two, and the man told them he had opened the door to his girlfriend, who then attacked him with a Swiss Army knife. She chased him around the apartment until he was able to call for police and lock himself in the bathroom. She was arrested.
S. Bouldin Street, 200 block, February 27, 2:55 p.m. A man was found suffering several stab wounds to his buttocks. He was irate and refused to provide information to the police, as did two friends who accompanied him. The three of them went to the hospital together, whereupon the man with stab wounds in his buttocks continued to refuse to engage in conversation about what had happened. Passersby noted they had seen several men fighting in the area; the men matched the description of the victim and his friends.
S. Robinson Street, 100 block, March 3, 1 p.m. Someone broke into a home through the front door and took a TV and striped bed sheets.
S. Decker Avenue, unit block, March 3, 12:30 a.m. Someone broke through the rear door and took a TV, gun, ammunition and gloves.
Fleet Street, 2500 block, March 1, 1 p.m. Police got an anonymous call about a man who seemed to be casing houses in the neighborhood. Police saw a suspect and followed him, then saw him trying to hide items including cell phones, a camera, car keys and more. Officers approached the man and asked permission to search him, and the man agreed, saying, “Go ahead, I don’t have anything.” During the search, the man’s phone began to ring. Police answered it and the caller asked, “Did you get anything good?” Police were able to engage the caller in conversation. It was found the property the man had been carrying belonged to a person living in a house on that street, and that unsurprisingly, the man did not have permission to take said property. He was arrested.
S. Glover Street, 800 block, February 29, 8:30 p.m. Someone entered a home through the side window and took a computer, camera and electronic games.
S. Clinton Street, 1000 block, February 29, 9:30 a.m. Someone kicked in the rear basement door of a house but did not take anything.
Larceny from Auto
Dealer tag: 2
License tag: 1
Tag sticker: 1
Baby bag with diapers: 1
Side view mirror: 1
Nothing: 1, GPS: 5
Garage Door Opener: 1
Golf clubs (Ping): 2 sets
Radar detector: 1
Dog Grooming Equipment: Various
Noteworthy: Police got an anonymous call about a man possibly breaking into cars. A man, who matched the description of the suspect, was stopped and found to be carrying a brick, and standing near a car with a broken window. He told police the car belonged to a friend, but was unable to explain who the friend was, or why he needed to use a brick to break the window of a friend’s car. He was arrested.
Hopkins Bayview Circle, 5000 block, March 3, 12 p.m. Someone took a wallet from a woman’s purse when it was left in a conference room.
N. Kresson Street, unit block, March 1, 7:30 a.m. Someone stole a tarp, wood and a wooden paddle from a secondhand furniture store.
Ponca Street, 1100 block, February 28, 6:30 p.m. Someone stole a man’s phone while his car was being washed. The owner told police he had left the phone plugged in and charging on his car seat.
Neuter Avenue, 6500 block, February 27, 8:30 a.m. Someone stole a trailer by snnipping a cable lock.
Neighborhood Watch is compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.