Drew Street, 1300 block, February 1, 6:20 p.m. A woman told police her boyfriend had choked her and taken her car. Police pulled over the car and arrested the boyfriend. The woman would only tell police she had been arguing with the boyfriend about an issue upon which they could not agree.
Dundalk Avenue, 1700 block, January 31, 10:16 p.m. A man told police he was walking when two other men attacked him and took his cell phone.
Holabird Avenue, 6700 block, January 30, 8:55 a.m. Police responded to a call of two men involved in a foot chase. They had conflicting stories as to what they were doing. Investigation revealed one man was out walking when the second attacked him and took his phone. The second man was arrested.
E. Pratt Street, 1700 block, January 29, 12:15 p.m. A man told police he was out walking when two men attacked him and tried to rob him, but he fled, leaving them behind.
Fallsway, 300 block, January 29, 9:43 p.m. A man, described as wearing a puffy coat and a black beanie with a red and white design, walked into a motel and threatened a front desk employee with a handgun. He fled with cash.
Lancaster Street, 1700 block, January 28, 9:17 p.m. A woman told police she was out walking when a teenager pulled a gun on her and said, “Give me your money.” She told him she had none, then screamed and fled, leaving him behind. He was arrested a short time later.
E. Baltimore Street, 1100 block, January 26, 6:50 p.m. A man told police he was out walking when he stopped and asked a second man to call a medic for him because he had a headache. The second man tried to grab the first man’s computer, then tried to punch him in the chest. A witness intervened and the suspect fled.
E. Pratt Street, 1600 block, February 3, 8:24 p.m. A man told police he was out walking when a group of men approached him and asked, “You want weed?” The man refused and they attacked him, beating him with a piece of concrete, then fled.
E. Fairmount Avenue, 3100 block, February 3, 11:31 p.m. A woman told police her husband had been stabbed by his uncle. The uncle, who was involved in an argument with the husband, picked up a long-tined kitchen fork and stabbed the husband twice in the chest and poked the woman in the hand. He was arrested. (It was noted that he had claimed he had used his own folding knife to inflict the wounds in self-defense, but no knife could be found).
N. Linwood Avenue, 200 block, February 1, 3:30 p.m. A woman told police she had become angry with her mother’s boyfriend and an argument had broken out. The man pulled a knife and cut the woman’s stockings. He was arrested.
N. Lakewood Avenue, 400 block, February 2, 2 a.m. Someone broke into a house and took jewelry and ladies underwear, described as a thong panty, red in color. A suspect was named to police. The victim was able to confirm the identity of the thief because he texted a photo of the thong to her cell phone. He continued to send her taunting texts and she eventually made arrangements to meet him and retrieve her thong. The man, whom she described as just a friend, showed up with the panties, while she showed up with uniformed officers, who arrested him.
N. Streeper Street, 500 block, January 30, 10:50 p.m. Police reponded to a report of two men committing a burglary, and saw two men pushing a refrigerator up an alley. They were stopped and questioned, and told police they had bought the fridge “from a white guy for $5.” Police did not believe they had entered into this transaction, and arrested them.
Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.