Southeast Crime: Man slaps store clerk for soothing herbal incense


Bank Street, 4700 block, March 16, 4:46 p.m. An 11-year-old child told police two teenagers had pulled him off his bicycle and ridden away with it. Both suspects were arrested but the bicycle was not immediately recovered.

Eastern Avenue, 4800 block, March 15, 11:43 a.m. A bank clerk told police a suspect had walked in, implied he had a gun, and then left with an unknown amount of money.

Gough Street, 3600 block, March 15, 11:38 p.m. A man told police he had been robbed of $15 cash at gunpoint.

S. Broadway, 500 block, March 13, 6:55 p.m. Two men entered a grocery store and asked for two packets of soothing herbal incense. One of the men slapped a clerk across the face and took the incense and fled.

S. Collington Avenue, 300 block, March 12, 9:50 p.m. A man told police he had been approached by two men he didn’t know. They punched him, robbed him of his wallet containing $10 cash, and fled.

N. Clinton Street, 500 block, March 12, 4:50 p.m. An 11-year-old boy told his mother another boy, age 13, had tried to take his bike, causing damage to it in the process. The suspect was arrested.

N. Highland Avenue, 100 block, March 12, 12:20 a.m. A man told police he was waiting for a bus but when he tried to get in, the bus driver refused him admittance because he had two cans of beer, which was not allowed on the bus. The man was in the process of getting off the bus when two men grabbed his wallet, pushed him down and fled. The suspects were arrested a short time later.

S. Potomac Street, 500 block, March 11, 11:15 a.m. A man told police he was out walking when two teenagers pulled a knife on him and demanded his money. He fled, and they threw rocks at him, but did not otherwise bother him.

O’Donnell Street, 4800 block, March 10, 10:20 p.m. A convenience store clerk told police a man approached the register with a purple Gatorade and a coffee, then threatened to stab her if she did not hand over money. She called police and he fled, leaving behind the drinks.

Aggravated Assault

N. Janney Street, unit block, March 17, 2:25 a.m. A woman told police a man had approached her, smacked her in the head with a 2×4, then fled. She tried to fight back and he ran into a house. She called police who went to the house and arrested him.

N. Rose Street, 500 block, March 16, 12:24 a.m. A man told police a woman was causing a disturbance. Upon investigating, police found the woman stumbling around in a drunken state. The woman pulled a can of  pepper spray and police confiscated it. It was revealed the man was the woman’s girlfriend, and that the two of them had been walking home from a bar together when the woman sprayed the man in the face. The woman was arrested.

Leverton Street, 3400 block, March 16, 8:30 p.m. Police responded to a call about an armed person and found several individuals fighting in the street. It was revealed that one of the people, a woman, had been out walking when a man drove by, almost striking her with his car. She confronted him and he got out of the car and started swinging at her with a blue mini-baseball bat. When he failed to strike her, he pulled out a box cutter and attacked her, cutting her. A second man joined the fight to try to defend the woman. The police separated the combatants and discovered a pellet gun inside the car. The driver was arrested.

E. Fairmount Avenue, 1800 block, March 15, 3:05 p.m. A 12-year-old boy told police he and his brother were standing outside when a stranger pulled a knife on them. They fled and called police.

E. Jefferson Street, 2400 block, March 15, 3:45 p.m. A woman called police to tell them she had been attacked and pepper-sprayed by a group of women who were upset about the fact that her sister was involved in a relationship with a specific man. Two women were arrested.

E. Baltimore Street, 3500 block, March 14, 3p.m. A man told police he was inside a bar with a friend who asked him, “Are you going to pay for my beer?” The first man said no and the friend stabbed him in the back. The assailant was arersted.

Bank Street, 1600 block, March 13, 4 p.m. A woman told police her boyfriend had threatened to stab her with scissors, saying, “I’m going to make you s—t.” He was arrested.

S. Broadway, 200 block, March 11, 6:45 p.m. A man told police he had been attacked by a second man who beat him with a wooden plank in connection to a previous incident. The assailant was arrested.

N. Decker Avenue, 100 block, March 11, 5:15 p.m. A man told police his roommate and he had gotten into an argument about spilling cooking oil on the floor. The woman struck him with a glass candle. She was arrested. It was revealed she had been drinking heavily.


Dundalk Avenue, 900 block, March 16, 12:40 p.m. A man was arrested for trying to take Snicker bars and peach-flavored candy rings from a convenience store.

Eastern Avenue, 6300 block, March 15, 8:20 p.m. A man was arrested for trying to take a tile saw from a home improvement store without paying.

S. Broadway, 700 block, March 13, 6:15 p.m. A man put down his briefcase containing a laptop and when he turned around, it was gone.

Thames Street, 1600 block, March 11, 3:23 p.m. A woman entered a convenience store and took a box of tampons, a bag of nachos and two bananas and fled.

Larceny from Auto

GPS: 11

Golf bags with clubs: 3 (all Pings, Calloways or Titleists)

Camera: 1

mp3: 5

Computer: 7

Tag: 3

Ladies Pants: 1

Lunchbox: 1

Cash: $40

Wallet: 1

Handicap hang tag: 1

Nothing: 2

Pillow case: 3

Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.

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