Robbery attempt escalates to knife fight; dirt bike stolen from young victim

Fleet St., 1700 block, March 10, 9:22 p.m. An officer responded to the location for an attempted purse snatch. The victim stated that she was approached by two men, one of whom attempted to remove the bags from her shoulder. The victim backed up, and the other suspect tried to pull harder at the bag. The victim asked him, “What the [expletive] are you doing,” at which point the two suspects walked away. One of the suspects was later arrested.
E. Pratt St., 6400 block, March 11, 10 a.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, she placed her phone in her pocket, at which time one of the two young male suspects grabbed her and put her in a bear hug. The other suspect reached into her pocket and took her phone; both suspects fled. One was wearing a school uniform.
Pulaski Hwy., 2700 block, March 11, 8:15 p.m. The victim said that two men wearing dark clothes approached her and pushed her off the sidewalk into the street. She said that when she fell to the ground, one of the suspects tried to grab her bag. The victim bit his hand, and he let go and fled with the other suspect.
E. Fairmount Ave., 2700 block, March 11, 10:20 p.m. The victim was sitting on his front steps when the male suspect came around the corner, stopped in front of the victim, and slapped the phone from the victim’s hands. The victim pushed the suspect, and the suspect then produced a knife and cut the victim on the hand. The victim produced his own knife to protect himself, and the suspect fled without the phone. There were also two females accompanying the suspect; they did not participate in the robbery attempt, according to the report.
S. Caroline St., 500 block, March 15, 2 a.m. The victim stated that while he was at a red light, three suspects walked up to his car, pulled him out, and assaulted him. Once the victim fell to the ground, a suspect got into his car and fled. Further investigation by DDU stated that the victim was intoxicated, located his car after the incident, and did not immediately call police.
Quad Ave., 6700 block, March 15, 5:40 p.m. The victim said that he had been riding his dirt bike  and was taking a break. He said that a green pickup truck approached, with three male suspects inside. One suspect asked the victim if he wanted to sell the dirt bike and got out of the truck. The victim put his bike in gear and tried to leave, but the suspect grabbed him around the neck and pulled him off. The victim tried to get it back, but the suspect pulled out a knife and rode away on the dirt bike.

S. Oldham St., 600 block, March 10, 2:31 p.m. An anonymous caller reported that two male juveniles were attempting to kick in the rear door of a vacant property. Responding officers found minor damage to the door, but no entry had been made. The juveniles fled prior to police arrival.
Albemarle St., 500 block, March 10, 3:45 p.m. An unknown suspect gained entry by unknown means and took two bottles of Gucci perfume. There were no signs of forced entry; the victim believes that prior tenants still had a key and took her property.
Boston St., 2300 block, March 11, 9:40 a.m. The victim reported that he heard a noise at his window, and saw his daughter and her boyfriend running away from it. The window had opened four inches but jammed, preventing the couple’s unauthorized entry.
N. Highland Ave., 400 block, March 11, 1:20 p.m. Officers responded to the vacant during a burglary initiative and observed that the plywood covering the rear door was broken open. They found the suspect on a mattress on the second floor. He was arrested at the scene, and was in possession of drug paraphernalia.
Eastern Ave., 4600 block, March 12, 6:24 a.m. The male suspect cut the power to the bar building and then went to a side door and shattered the glass with a hammer. He removed a large amount of alcohol from the bar as well as a collection jar, cash register and computer. He tried to break into an interior storage room to access the security camera system, but was unsuccessful. The incident was caught on camera; the alarm system had been cut off due to a large number of unfounded calls.
S. Conkling St., 200 block, March 12, 11:40 a.m. The victim said that she saw an unknown man in her dining room, who ran out the back door when she saw him. He did not take anything; he had entered through an unlocked rear door. An area canvass was negative.
Esther Place, 3500 block, March 12, 8:35 p.m. Officers responded to a burglary call in which a neighbor reported an unknown male tampering with a screen. She believed he made it inside the home, which had no furniture and is believed to be vacant. The lights were on. When officers knocked, a head popped up in the basement stairwell and then hid. The door was kicked in, and the suspects were located.
S. Linwood Ave., 700 block, March 13, 1:25 a.m. The victim woke up to noises coming from the first floor. When she went downstairs, she observed a man trying to remove a television. She yelled at him, and he fled. An area canvass was negative.
Mt. Pleasant Ave., 300 block, March 13, 6:30 p.m. An unknown suspect took $10,000 in copper pipes and wiring from appliances. The property had been vacant for several months; the suspect gained entry by cutting off the realtor lock box.
E. Baltimore St., 1600 block, March 14, 3:04 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm call, and found the front window broken out. The building was cleared. The reporting person did a walk-through and determined that the suspects had taken a laptop. A neighbor had seen a man and woman outside the building. City Watch captured them on camera in the area, carrying a bag with something square in it.

Aggravated Assault
N. Luzerne Ave., 400 block, March 9, 4:31 p.m. The victim became angry at the suspect, who is her fiance’s sister. The victim reportedly was angry about the fact that the suspect comes over frequently. The two began fighting outside, and the suspect threw a thermos at the victim and missed. She then went to the car, got an unknown object, and hit the victim in the head with it repeatedly while pulling out locks of hair. The victim’s boyfriend broke up the fight. The victim needed staples in her head for the wound. A warrant was issued.
N. Curley St., 500 block, March 9, 7:28 p.m. The victim came into his house after being stabbed in the back while “playing” with his cousin. The suspect fled to his house, and then fled once the police were called. The victim was treated at Johns Hopkins; the suspect turned himself in and was arrested. He said the incident was an accident.
N. Chester St., 200 block, March 10, 5:45 p.m. The victim said that he was walking home from lacrosse practice when the suspect, leaving at the same time, asked him if he wanted to fight and knocked him to the ground. An unknown person held the victim’s arms while the suspect hit him about the face. The victim sustained a concussion. School police talked to the suspect, who reported that the victim had started the altercation and he was only defending himself. The suspect was arrested. Both parties are on the lacrosse team; a parent conference was scheduled. The report ends here.
E. Lombard St., 3400 block, March 10, 10:10 p.m. The reporting officer was flagged down by the victim, who pointed out two men who were fleeing. The officer lost them in an alley and returned to the victim, who reported that one of the men had thrust a knife at him. The suspects were found and stopped; a knife was recovered from a nearby yard. Both suspects were arrested.
Fleet St., 1800 block, March 10, 11:28 p.m. The suspect, the victim’s son, who lives in a separate apartment in the victim’s row house, reportedly entered the victim’s home, threw his key at her, pointed a gun at her back and pulled the trigger. The victim stated that the gun misfired, but the suspect told her that he had intended to kill her. He fled. A warrant was issued.
E. Fayette St., 2100 block, March 11, 6:24 p.m. The victim got into a fight with his brother at the intersection of Fayette and N. Milton Ave. The victim went home and began vomiting into a trash can and coughing up blood. He was transported to the hospital.
E. Fayette St., 3300 block, March 12, 3:20 p.m. The victim said that the suspect, her friend, stopped and asked her to talk to him. When she refused, he pointed a gun in her direction. The victim flagged down a neighbor who was driving past, and jumped into the car. The suspect ran off holding his pants. A warrant was issued.
N. Spring Ct., 200 block, March 14, 11:26 p.m. The victims reported that a woman was angry after an argument and waved a kitchen knife at both of them. She was arrested at the scene.
S. Broadway, 200 block, March 15, 2:05 a.m. A witness reported that the suspect and victim were arguing when the suspect picked up a beer bottle and hit the victim in the side of the head before fleeing in a black Jeep. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins.

Stolen Auto
S. Collington St., 200 block, March 13, 8:30 p.m. A 2014 Mazda 6 was reported stolen from the block.

Larceny from Auto
There were 14 incidences of larceny from auto reported in the Southeast District from Sunday, March 9, through Saturday, March 15. Locations include Albemarle St., 100 block; Lloyd St., 100 block; Bank St., 1400 block; E. Pratt St., 1800 block; Eastern Ave., 1400 block; S. Wolfe St., 900 block; S. Streeper St., 500 block; Fleet St., 3000 block; E. Fairmount Ave., 2800 block; S. East Ave., 800 block; Erdman Ave., 6100 block; Elrino St., 1100 block; and Colgate Ave., 6500 block.

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