Southeast Crime: Police arrest armed man; Suspect tried to shoot cops, but gun failed to discharge

Kane Street, 400 block, April 20, 8 p.m. A woman told police she was in her back yard when a man ran up, grabbed her purse, knocked her to the ground and fled.
Noble Street, 3400 block, April 19, 11:40 a.m. Police responded to a call saying men were breaking into a house. One man was arrested and other suspects were described to police.
S. Kresson Street, 900 block, April 19, 1:50 a.m. Someone pried open the door to a business. Nothing was reported taken.
N. Chester Street, 100 block, April 18, 8 p.m. A man told police he was walking home from work when a group of men asked him for money. When he refused, they beat him with a wooden stick and took his cash and phone, then fled.
S. Durham Street, 500 block, April 17, 7:15 p.m. A man told police he was talking on his phone when two men attacked him and tried to take his phone. They fled emptyhanded.
Boston Street, 2600 block, April 17, 5:30 p.m. A man tried to leave a grocery store without paying for items, and was subsequently detained by a security guard. The man told the security guard, “I will cut you” and pulled a knife, then fled.

Aggravated Assault
Eastern Avenue, 1300 block, April 20, 5;10 p.m. A man and his co-worker argued, and the co-worker picked up a metal chain and hit him with it. He was arrested.
Eastern Avenue, 2200 block, April 20, 7:50 p.m. A woman told police she was in a bar when she got into an argument with patrons. They sprayed her in the face with pepper spray, then tried to run away, but were detained and arrested.
Brown Avenue, 6500 block, April 20, 2:30 p.m. A man told police he had been cleaning out his car when a woman approached him and threatened him with a baseball bat, saying she needed the $10 he owed her. He told her the woman he did not have the money, and she hit him with the bat. A warrant was obtained for her arrest.
N. Robinson Street, 400 block, April 20, 11;41 p.m. Officers responded to a report of gunshots, and were advised by a local hospital that a man had walked in with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced to be in critical condition with three gunshot wounds. Follow-up will continue.
N. Caroline Street, 100 block, April 19, 12:13 a.m. A man told police that while he was waiting for bus, a woman and three men approached him and started shoving and pushing him. They punched him and knocked him down, then fled.
N. Clinton Street, 100 block, 11:38 p.m. Police on patrol saw a man running down the street with a gun. As he ran, the man dropped some ammunition. Police confronted him and he pulled the trigger several time, but could not get the gun to fire. He dropped the gun and tried to flee, but was arrested.
S. Broadway, 400 block, April 15, 6:15 p.m. A woman told police she and her boyfriend had argued about money, and that he had lit her hair on fire. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.
Jefferson Street, 2600 block, April 15, 8:40 p.m. A man told police he was dropping off his son at his mother’s house when her new boyfriend came out of the house, pointed a gun at him and said, “Why you knock on my door? I don’t want you knocking on my door.” The man told the boyfriend the child had done the knocking, then fled and notified police.
Fleet Street, 4100 block, April 14, 12:15 a.m. Two homeless men told police they had been asleep on a loading dock, with female friends when a fight broke out. One of the men approached the other with a cane, trying to beat him, then slashed him with a box cutter. One of the women also sustained stomach wounds. The assailant was arrested.

Eastern Avenue, 1600 block, April 21, 2 a.m. A woman awoke to a loud banging in her apartment, and upon going to investigate, found her front door open and electronics missing, including a TV and computer, as well as $500 cash.
S. Collington Avenue, 300 block, April 19, 9:30 a.m. Someone entered a home through a back window and took jewelry, cash, medications and Orioles souvenirs.
S. Broadway, 100 block, April 18, 8 p.m. A woman was at home when she heard a loud noise. She went to investigate and saw a man trying to force her back door open. She called police, who arrested the intruder.
N. Washington Street, 200 block, April 16, 2:30 p.m. A woman told police she found damage to her front door and saw that someone had tried to pry it open using a crowbar.
N. Kenwood Avenue, 200 block, April 18, 12:30 p.m. A man told police he was in his home when he heard voices downstairs. He called police, then went to investigate and found his living room ransacked and the TV missing. The previous day, someone tried to break into a home in the 100 block of the same street.
McElderry Street, 2900 block, April 17, 12:24 p.m. Someone kicked in the back door of a house and took a TV and a PlayStation. Suspects were described to the police.
S. East Avenue, 200 block, April 17, 9:30 p.m. A woman heard noise in her kitchen and saw a man trying to climb in her window. He fled upon hearing her scream.
Eastern Avenue, 1900 block, April 16, 7 p.m. Someone broke into a building through a rear door and stole electronic equipment.

Larceny from Auto
Stolen from cars this week: GPS units, owners’ manuals, prescription medications, food, clothing, gym bags, mp3 players, luggage, sports equipment, shoes and Cheetos. Police continue to remind motorists to remove property from cars, or to lock it securely in the trunk and out of sight before parking the car and leaving it.

Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.

2 Comments on "Southeast Crime: Police arrest armed man; Suspect tried to shoot cops, but gun failed to discharge"

  1. JASON VOORHEES May 7, 2012 at 5:16 am · Reply

    If you need my help – just call.

  2. DETECTIVE JOHN KIMBLE April 26, 2012 at 5:57 am · Reply

    The crime rate in the Southeast part of the city continues to escalate at an alarming pace. From street robberies to burglaries to the theft of yard ornaments. For everyones sake I encourage the honest hard working taxpayer and citizen to arm themselves. As Police are concerned, we cannot be everywhere all the time. Unfortunantely, our job most of the time is to arrive at the scene after the crime has been committed. All we are left to do is to waste your time and ours writing reports and providing more sad statistics to the Mayor and the public about how bad crime is in the Southeast. TAKE A STAND AND ARM YOURSELVES. You will be making my job a lot easier.

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