South Crime: Springtime special: Burglars entering through rear windows

1200 block W. Pratt St., Sunday, May 13, 11:18 a.m.: A man was assaulted by a gang of juveniles who hit him in the back of the head, and then when he fell, punched and kicked him. When he told them he did not have any money they ran away.
2000 block Ashton St., Thursday, May 17, 2:25 p.m.: A man forced his way into an apartment and assaulted the occupant. He made off with her wallet, $250 cash, credit cards and ID.
700 block Washington Blvd., Thursday, May 17, 4:29 p.m.: A man walked into a dollar store and put 30 Glade air fresheners in a bag. The security guard tried to stop him, but he threatened the guard with a scalpel and fled with the Glade.
Aggravated assault
Unit block S. Carlton St., Tuesday, May 15, 2:16 p.m.: A man’s roommate threatened him with a knife.
300 block S. Stricker St., Wednesday, May 16, 2:50 p.m.: Police arrested a man for throwing a woman to the ground and threatening her with a knife.

300 block S. Stricker St., Sunday, May 13, 4:55 a.m.: Two men broke into a corner store by forcing the rear door and stole the cash register, $100 cash, 10 cartons of cigarettes and other merchandise. The theft was recorded on a security camera.
300 block S. Calhoun St., Sunday, May 13, 7 p.m.: An officer on routine patrol noticed activity inside a vacant building. The back door had been kicked in. The policeman entered and arrested two suspects.
300 block S. Calhoun St., Monday, May 14, 1 p.m.: An officer on foot patrol noticed that a rear window of a vacant building was open. He entered and arrested two women.
1800 block W. Pratt St., Tuesday, May 15, 12:20 a.m.: A woman told police that someone crawled in through her bathroom window and stole $20 cash.
Unit block E. West St., Wednesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.: Someone crawled into a house through a window and stole a digital camera, iPad and an HP laptop.
1400 block S. Hanover St., Thursday, May 17, 7:15 a.m.: Someone got into a house through a rear window and stole a game console, games and gym clothes.
1600 block Ramsay St., Thursday, May 17, 4 p.m.: Someone got into a house through a rear window and stole food.
Unit block E. Henrietta St., Friday, May 18, 8:40 a.m.: Someone broke a window of a house and stole a MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop, a blue Toshiba netbook and other electronic gear.
Unit block W. Ostend St., Friday, May 18, 8 a.m.: Someone broke a window to gain entry to a house and stole a gold diamond ring and various other jewelry.
600 block S. Payson St., Friday, May 18, noon: Someone broke a window to gain entry to a house and once inside stole carpet, a kitchen sink, exhaust fan and power tools.

Stolen auto
2000 block Christian St., Monday, May 14, 10 p.m.: Someone stole a scooter with Maryland tag 40797.
1400 block William St., Monday, May 14, 8 p.m.: Someone stole a 2007 Hyundai Accent.
400 block S. Carey St., Wednesday, May 16, 9 a.m.: Someone stole a 2003 Chrysler Town&Country van.
1800 block S. Charles St., Wednesday, May 16, 6 a.m.: Someone stole a 1993 Ford Aerostar van. It was recovered nearby a short time later.

200 block Warren Ave., Sunday, May 13, 7 p.m.: A woman stole another woman’s bottle of 90 Percocets from her apartment.
800 block Mangold St., Monday, May 14, 12:30 p.m.: Someone stole a Rheem air conditioning compressor from a back yard.
700 block Washington Blvd., Monday, May 14, 1:10 p.m.: Someone stole a bag full of over-the-counter medications from a grocery store.
1700 block Washington Blvd., Monday, May 14, 2 p.m.: A filling station customer gave the attendant a credit card to pay for gas. The attendant ran the card and opened the pump, but the card was refused and the suspect drove off with $63.47 worth of gas.
1100 block Light St., Tuesday, May 15, 4:35 p.m.: Someone stole $100 cash from a pet supply store.
500 block Russell St., Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.: Someone cut the lock and stole a 21-inch Diamondback Edgewood bicycle.
1800 block Washington Blvd., Thursday, May 17, 11:45 p.m.: A man poured himself a cup of coffee at a convenience store and left without paying.
1800 block Washington Blvd., Thursday, May 17, 2:04 p.m.: A man tried to leave a filling station without paying for a bottle of octane booster and a bottle of fuel injector treatment. The attendant shouted at him and he dropped the merchandise and fled.
Stolen from various cars parked in various places: Seven iPods, two MacBook Pro laptops, two PC laptops, bank cards (three times), wallets (twice), driver’s license, Social Security card, three GPS, a Gerber tool, blanket, sunglasses, registration and insurance card, loose change (three times). a truck battery, backpack, textbooks, three cell phones, two Gucci purses and one Nine West purse. Take the stuff out of your car and carry it with you when you go drinking. Once in the bar, don’t leave your stuff on the bar counter while you flirt, dance or go to the bathroom.
This week’s Neighborhood Watch South was compiled by Jacqueline Watts.

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