Purse snatched at White Marsh Mall; Parkville shop burglarized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating an assault & robbery and a burglary that were reported this week.

At about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, an individual pried open the glass door to the Tobacco Center Cafe in the 1800 block of E. Joppa Road (21234) and fled with the cash register drawer.

At 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, two individuals approached a woman as she was walking across the parking lot of White Marsh Mall. One of the suspects assaulted the woman and stole her purse. Both suspects got into a vehicle and fled.  Police have not yet released a description of the suspects.

GoFundMe page established for elderly Fullerton beating victim

Jim Fullerton Attack VictimA GoFundMe page has been established for a man who was viciously beaten by a group of six individuals last week.

The 69-year-old was beaten by six juveniles in the 4200 block of Cardwell Avenue (21236) on Wednesday, January 3, as he was preparing to take his wife to the bank.

The six teens attacked the man, robbed him, then ran over him with his own vehicle, crushing his hip.

Shortly thereafter a neighbor found “Jim” on the curb and brought him a blanket, while another individual called 911.

The man was taken to Shock Trauma and underwent surgery for multiple fractures in his pelvic bone, internal bleeding, and multiple contusions. “Jim” will be hospitalized, then in a rehab facility for approximately 6 weeks. It is uncertain when “Jim” will be able to walk again.

Four of the juveniles were arrested earlier this week, and three of them have been charged as adults.

The goal of the newly-created GoFundMe page is to raise $5,000 for “Jim” and his wife.

Drug deal goes bad in Parkville, rifle rounds strike homes in Middle River

Police LightsPolice are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week.

At about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, two people were going to meet a juvenile suspect to sell her drugs in the 2700 block of Maple Avenue in Parkville (21234). When the pair arrived, they observed several suspects sitting in a vehicle, who then began to chase them. A suspect exited the vehicle, implied he had a gun, and demanded their property. The victims ran to a residence and called police.

At just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, two juveniles were robbed of their cell phones and one victim’s headphones and belt by two individuals in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206). The suspects then fled the scene.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, while making a food delivery in the 9800 block of Langs Road in Middle River (21220), four individuals walked up to the driver, assaulted him, and took the food he was delivering. The suspects then fled.

At 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a man fired his rifle from the rear of his residence in the 200 block of Shagbark Road in Middle River (21220). The rounds from the rifle struck nearby residences causing damage and almost striking the residents. The suspect was subsequently arrested.

Attempted burglary at Casa Mia’s; man robbed in Essex

Police CrimePolice are investigating a pair of local crimes that were reported over the weekend.

At just after midnight on Saturday morning, January 6, an individual unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry into the Casa Mia’s located in the 8600 block of Honeygo Boulevard (21236) by kicking the front door and striking it with a large cinder block. No entry was gained.

At 2 a.m. on Saturday, three individuals assaulted a man in the 400 block of Essex Avenue in Essex (21221) and stole the man’s wallet containing cash and stole his cell phone. The suspects fled in a vehicle and the victim’s wallet was recovered at the scene.