Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wardell Blackwell, 22, is accused of barricading himself in his apartment before being arrested.
A Better Waverly man is accused of threatening a woman with a handgun and then barricading himself in a house following an argument about an iPhone. According to Baltimore police, at 11:05 a.m., April 9, Wardell Blackwell, 22, was fighting with a woman about a cellphone in the 700 block of E. 30th Street when he allegedly pulled out a .44-caliber revolver. He then reportedly pointed the gun at the woman who ran from the house and called the police. Sgt. J. Eric Kowalcyzk, a police spokesman, said Blackwell went back inside his apartment following the argument, and that police arrived, surrounded and secured the scene. He said Blackwell eventually called his mother, told her that he wanted to surrender, and she notified police. He then …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The intended victims were on the porch when a stranger approached.
Two people were on their porch in Better Waverly when they were shot at multiple times. According to Baltimore police, two people were on the porch at 6:39 p.m., Dec. 9 in the 500 block of E. 30th Street when someone carrying a shotgun approached. The people on the porch ran inside the home, at which point the person fired multiple shots at the home. No one was injured in the shooting and the shooter ran off westbound. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact editor Adam Bednar with any news tips. Want to write on your own? Skip the middle man. Join our Local Voices.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The man told police he was originally attacked on Frisby Street.
A man walked into the firehouse on Greenmount after being stabbed during an assault in Better Waverly. According to a police report, a man walked into the firehouse 3123 Greenmount Ave. at 5:30 p.m., on Oct. 3 suffering from a stab wound and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The man later told police he had been attacked in the 3100 block of Frisby Street when he was attacked and stabbed. Detectives are still investigating the case.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The robber made off with an unknown amount of money.
The owner of a local Jiffy Lube was hit with a pistol when his store wwas being robbed. According to a police report, a robber entered the store through a bay door carryig a pistol on Oct. 2 at 2:37 p.m. in the 2900 block of Matthews Street, and demanded the owner come over. When the owner complied the robber struck him in the head with a gun. The robber then told the owner to: "Give me the money." The owner handed an unknown amount of cash and the robber ran from the store.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The 25-year-old man allegedly shot his girlfriend and their 4-year-old son.
(UPDATED) 1:17 p.m., Friday—Police have arrested 25-year-old Eric Ford Sr. after they say he shot his girlfriend and son in Better Waverly Wednesday night. According to police, the domestic dispute ended with Ford allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the lip and arm and his 4-year-old son in the hip in the 900 block of Gorsuch Avenue. Sgt. Anthony Smith, a police spokesman, said that Ford was identified as a possible suspect by police Wedensday night, and that he was arrested in connection with the shootings this morning. Ford has been charged with first degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endagerment and several handgun related charges, according to police. The girlfriend and the son are both …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The shooting reportedly happened in the 900 block of Gorsuch Avenue.
Baltimore police have reported a double shooting in the 900 block of Gorsuch Avenue in Better Waverly at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. According to the department’s Twitter account, both of the victims involved in the shooting are expected to survive their wounds. Officers have reportedly identified a person of interest.
Friday, August 17, 2012
One of the assailants is the ex-girlfriend of the woman’s husband.
A woman was repeatedly sprayed in the face with mace during an argument with two other women on Aug. 9 in Better Waverly. According to a police report, her husband’s ex-girlfriend and the ex-girlfriend’s sister approached the woman, at 6:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Boone Street. Both the ex-girlfriend and her sister then reportedly took turns spraying mace in the woman’s face before running away. Follow North Baltimore Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A fire damaged an occupied home, but no one was injured.
A fire overnight in the 900 block of Montpelier St. damaged a home in the Better Waverly neighborhood, but no one was injured, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Capt. Roman Clark, a department spokesman, said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.