Police investigating several local robberies, burglaries

Police GraphicPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that have been reported so far this month.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, an individual threw a rock through a window in the 9700 block of Magledt Road (21234).  The suspect then reached in, unlocked the window and opened it, setting off the alarm. The suspect fled the scene and no entry was gained.

At just after 1 .m. on Thursday, October 5, three individuals, one of whom was armed, approached a man in the area of Middle River Road and Compass Road (21220) and demanded the man’s property. The suspects stole his cash, cell phone, credit cards, keys, wallet, and then fled on foot.

At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, an armed man entered the Shell station located in the 9000 block of Belair Road (21236), asked for cigarettes, and demanded the cashier open the cash drawer. The suspect then took money from the drawer and fled the scene.

At just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6, two individuals gained entry via the rear door of the Giant located in the 7700 block of Harford Road (21234). The suspects stole four cases of crabmeat and then fled.

At about 11:40 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into a home in the 2800 block of Placid Avenue (21234) via the garage door. While inside, the suspect ransacked the bedrooms and stole jewelry & cash.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, an individual shoved a man in the arm in the area of Eastmet Way and Handworth Way (21236). Another suspect grabbed the man’s cell phone from his hand. The two suspects then fled.

At just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, a man approached another man in the area of Belair Road at Putty Hill Avenue (21236).  The suspect implied a weapon and attempted to steal the victim’s cash. The suspect ran from the scene and was arrested a short time later. No property was taken.

Kingsville man snags winning $10K Md. Lottery scratch-off in Nottingham

MD LotteryThe Maryland Lottery’s $20 Cash Explosion game delivered $10,000 wins for residents of Linthicum and Kingsville this week.

A Linthicum man purchased his ticket at the Royal Farms store located at 8200 Veterans Highway in Millersville.

The Kingsville winner bought the lucky ticket at the Giant grocery store at 8905 Belair Road in Nottingham.

The Maryland Lottery says that all seven of Cash Explosion’s $1 million top prizes are unclaimed along with all 13 of its $50,000 prizes, 56 more $10,000 prizes, and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $20 to $5,000.

Middle River man wins $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off prize

MD LotteryRetired from federal government service but not from his favorite hobby of scratching instant tickets, a Baltimore County man told officials on Thursday that he looks for every opportunity to welcome Lottery luck into his life.

A trip to the grocery store last week presented the good fortune he was seeking, showing up in the form of a $50,000 winning “Diamond Spectacular” ticket.

“My wife sent me to the store with a long list, to which I added one thing, scratch tickets,” the 80-year-old father of two and grandfather of four said.

With groceries paid for, his path out of the Giant at 8665 Philadelphia Road in Baltimore led him past a Lottery vending machine from which he picked out a Diamond Spectacular ticket.

“One of my favorites,” he added. “I’ve had some luck with this one.”

The Middle River man began playing his game and immediately noticed several big-money matches.

“I put the ticket away without finishing it and headed for home. The prize that I saw was already too big for the store to cash. I wanted to finish it with some privacy,” he told Lottery officials. “I scratched it in my garage. It was clear that I’d won $50,000 but I just really couldn’t believe it.”

His wife’s reaction to the win was similar. “We each studied it to be sure, but I’ve been playing these for a long time. It was the real deal.”

The lucky winner plans to add his winnings to the family’s savings.

Crime blotter: police investigate carjacking, assault, several robberies & burglaries

Police LightsIt’s been a busy week for the Baltimore County Police Department.  Detectives are currently investigating several crimes that were reported to the Parkville and White Marsh precincts over the past week.

White Marsh Precinct:

July 21: Robbery, 1700 block of Chesaco Avenue 21237

At 5:40 a.m., the victim was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects implied a gun, robbed the victim of his wallet and they then fled the scene.

July 22: Carjacking, 8600 block of Pulaski Highway 21237

At 9:40 a.m., the victim and the suspect engaged in a verbal argument. The argument escalated and the suspect pushed the victim out of the victim’s vehicle and drove off with the victim’s belongings. The suspect did not have permission to take the vehicle.

July 22 to 23: First Degree Burglary, 4500 block of Raspe Avenue 21206

Sometime between 2 p.m. and 6:54 p.m., a suspect or suspects used force to open the door to gain entry into the victim’s residence. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole electronic equipment and jewelry.

July 23: Robbery, 8600 block of Philadelphia Road 21237

Around 10:50 a.m., a suspect approached the counter at the Giant store, placed a shopping bag on the counter and demanded money, while implying he had a gun. The victim complied. The suspect was later found and arrested.

July 25: Robbery, 7900 block of Pulaski Highway 21237

At 4:50 a.m., two suspects forced their way into a hotel room and robbed two victims at gunpoint. The suspects demanded money, drugs, and cell phones. The suspects then fled in a vehicle.

July 26: Robbery, 8400 block of Philadelphia Road 21237

At 9:05 p.m., three suspects entered the Family Dollar store, robbed the cashier at gunpoint and snatched a customer’s purse. The suspects then fled.

Parkville Precinct:

July 21: First Degree Burglary, 1800 block of Dunwoody Road 21234

Sometime between 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., a suspect or suspects gained entry through an unlocked window. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cash and electronic equipment.

July 21: First Degree Burglary, 2900 block of Willoughby Road 21234

At 8:20 a.m., the suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. Once inside, the suspect removed cash. When the suspect was approached by one of the residents, he pushed her and then fled.

July 24: First Degree Assault, unit block of Melken Court 21236

At 11:05 p.m., the victim was assaulted by two suspects. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle.

July 25: Robbery, 8900 block of Emla Avenue 21234

At 12:40 a.m., two suspects approached the victim with a knife and stole prescription medication, money and a gold necklace. The suspects left the location on bicycles.

July 25: First Degree Assault, 9200 block of Harford Road 21234

At 2:17 p.m., the victim pulled into the Shell gas station after being rear-ended by the suspect. The suspect exited his vehicle, began cursing and assaulted the victim. The suspect threatened to stab the victim and the victim then struck the suspect. The suspect retrieved a wrench and struck the victim. The suspect was arrested.