South Baltimore Crime Updates

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

From Baltimore Police Department (BPD):

UPDATE

Southwest / Southern District
Arson Investigation

Detectives have arrested and charged two suspects in connection to several recent arsons in Southwest Baltimore.

The first suspect is 37-year old William Ritchie. He was arrested on December 2, 2019, and charged with an arson that occurred in the 1900 block of Ramsey Street.

The second suspect is 41-year old Shawn Krainer. He was arrested on December 7, 2019, and charged with an arson that occurred on December 6, 2019, in the 2400 block of Christian Street.

Since December 2, 2019, there have been 17 fires reported. Five of these fires have been ruled arson and the others remain under investigation. Each fire occurred in a vacant home and there have been no injuries reported.

Detectives are continuing to work to determine if Ritchie and Krainer are responsible for any additional arsons. The investigation remains ongoing.

***The correct age for William Ritchie is 37***

According to the BPD  Crime Map, the following crimes were reported from 11/30/19 – 12/6/19:

Ridgely’s Delight

NONE

Stadium Area

NONE

Barre Circle

NONE

Otterbein

LARCENY- OTHER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2019 12:53 1XX W LEE ST ROWHOME/TOWNHOUSE

STOLEN AUTO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 18:40 6XX S CHARLES ST PARKING LOT – INSIDE

Sharp-Leadenhall

NONE

Federal Hill

LARCENY- OTHER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2019 13:00 10XX S CHARLES ST RESTAURANT/BA

Federal Hill South/Riverside

ROBBERY – STRONG ARM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 12:22 11XX COVINGTON ST SCHOOL

LARCENY- FROM AUTO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2019 09:00 7XX E HEATH ST STREET

LARCENY- FROM AUTO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 19:45 11XX RIVERSIDE AVE STREET

South Baltimore Neighborhood

LARCENY- FROM AUTO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 21:00 16XX PATAPSCO ST STREET

LARCENY- FROM AUTO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 17:20 XX E RANDALL ST STREET

Key Highway/HarborView

NONE

Inner Harbor

LARCENY- OTHER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 16:05 2XX E PRATT ST STREET

LARCENY- FROM AUTO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 17:00 4XX W PRATT ST RESIDENTIAL PARKING LOT

LARCENY- OTHER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 18:48 6XX E PRATT ST RESTAURANT/BAR

STOLEN AUTO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2019 22:48 4XX W PRATT ST STREET

Port Covington

NONE

Locust Point

LARCENY- OTHER MONDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2019 15:00 12XX HAUBERT ST Unknown

Pigtown

LARCENY- FROM AUTO MONDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2019 11:00 8XX S PACA ST STREET

Carroll – Camden Industrial Area

NONE

Hollins Market

NONE

Union Square

ROBBERY – STRONG ARM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2019 02:00 17XX W PRATT ST STREET

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