Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Western District -- Police today...


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SHOOTING: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men in connection with the shooting yesterday of a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from school. Police said Stacey Kennedy, a student at Harlem Park Middle School who lives in the 2000 block of Hollins St., was in the 1500 block of Harlem Ave. shortly before 3 p.m. when she came upon two men firing handguns at each other. Police said Stacey was grazed in the neck by a bullet but was able to walk home. From there, she was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Police said Stacey was listed in good condition and was to be released today. Police said the two gunmen fled the scene and that residents of the 1500 block of Harlem Ave. were being interviewed in an effort to identify the two men.

THEFT: Central District -- Michael A. Davis, an Evening Su assistant managing editor, reported that while he was attending classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the 1300 block of Mount Royal Ave. between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. yesterday, someone stole several art and photographic text books that he had placed under his desk. Davis told police the books were valued at more than $650.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that two guests at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. were being sought in connection with the theft of a decorative horse that was attached to a table in a an eighth-floor hallway. Police said a security camera scanning the hallway showed nothing amiss shortly before 2:45 a.m. Sunday but that moments later, a security officer monitoring the screen noticed the table missing. Later, a member of the maintenance staff entered an eighth-floor room and found the table broken apart and the decorative horse missing. Police said the horse was valued at $5,000 and that a credit card used by one of two men to rent the room was being checked for a name and address.

ARRESTS: Central District -- Police responding to a burglary in the first block of E. Lafayette Ave. entered a three-story dwelling and arrested two men who were in the process of removing base molding from several rooms. Police said Robert Fortune, 31, and George Morgan, 33, both of no fixed address, were charged with burglary and held overnight in the station lockup pending a bail hearing today in District Court.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a couple walking toward their car that was parked in the 1700 block of Lakeside Ave. following the baseball game last night at Memorial Stadium were accosted by two teen-age boys, one of whom was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, who demanded their money. Police said the armed youth and his accomplice robbed John Caldwell, 29, of the 7700 block of Wynbrook Road in the Colgate section of Baltimore County, of $700 in cash and jewelry. The second victim, Laura Morgan, 31, of the 3200 block of Uniontown Way in Abingdon, Harford County, was robbed of property valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 2400 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into his apartment over the weekend and removed $100 and a TV set. Police said entry was gained by breaking a lock off a door and that the total value of the property was $300.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police were seeking three men who entered the China Doll restaurant in the 400 block of Park Ave. and forced an employee to give them the contents of the cash register. Police said the trio escaped with an undisclosed sum of money and that one of the men was armed with an unknown-caliber handgun.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Michelle Newton, of the 500 block of W. Preston St., reported that she was in the 1000 block of Park Ave. when she was stopped by a man who asked her for money. Newton told police the man then began choking her and that during the assault he robbed her of $10. Police said Newton was not seriously injured.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. and removed a portable TV set. Police said entry was gained through a locked door.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1100 block of St. Paul St. reported that someone broke into his apartment and removed property valued at more than $400. Police said entry into the second-floor apartment was gained by climbing a fire escape and opening a window.

THEFT: Central District -- Robert Graff, a resident of Holland, Pa., reported that while his car was parked in the Inner Harbor someone broke into the vehicle and stole more than $1,400 worth of property.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today continued to search for two men who accosted two men and a woman in the 700 block of Linden Ave. and robbed two of them of their money. Police said Brian Maso, 21, and Ciaran Blumenfeld, 21, both of the 300 block of W. Monument St., and Christopher Maso, 23, of Springfield, Va., were walking in the 700 block of Linden Ave. when they were stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who got out of a car and demanded their money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice robbed Blumenfeld of $20 and forced Christopher Maso to give up $25. During the robbery, the gunman struck Christopher Maso in the face. Brian Maso was not robbed. Police said the two men escaped by driving off in the car.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Henry Barnett, 35, of the first block of E. Lafayette Ave., reported that he was in front of his home when two men, one armed with a chrome-plated handgun, demanded his wallet, money and jewelry. Barnett told police he gave up a gold watch, a 14-carat gold chain and cash. Police said the property had a total value of more than $300.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. by forcing open the front door and removed stereo receiving and recording equipment, a TV set and bunk beds. A female resident of the apartment was unable to give police the value of the property.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Andrew Pfister, 43, of the 3400 block of Dudley Ave., reported that he was in the 3100 block of Erdman Ave. early yesterday when he was attacked by a man who struck him in the face. Police said Pfister was taken to the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard, where he was treated for a broken jaw and head injuries.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of St. Dominic's Church in the 5300 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into the main building through a first-floor window and removed a TV set and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $600.

ARREST: Northeastern District -- Carlton Tracy, of the 3200 block of Ravenwood Ave., reported that while his vehicle was parked near his home someone broke in and stole cash and tools. Police said the property was valued at nearly $90 and that a 34-year-old resident of the 1600 block of Normal Ave. was later arrested. Police said the suspect was held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Robert Ritz, of the 5400 block of Remmell Ave., reported that someone broke into his car while the vehicle was parked near his home and removed $300 worth of power and hand tools. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Stacey Cushner, of the 5700 block of Arnhem Road in Baltimore County, reported that she was putting fuel into her car at a gas station in the 6200 block of Belair Road when a man reached into an open window and removed a wallet from the vehicle's front seat. Police said the wallet contained $30 in cash and other property.

THEFT: Western District -- Joyce Washington, of the 2400 block of Winchester St., reported that a woman known to her stole a money order for more than $200 and cashed it.

THEFT: Western District -- Mary Harcum, of the 1100 block of N. Bentalou St., reported that she was getting out of her car in the 1800 block of Pulaski St. around 6 p.m. yesterday when a man walked by and snatched $50 from her grasp. Police said the man fled the scene on foot.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that three people walking in the 1800 block of Lovegrove St. early yesterday were accosted by three men, one armed with a handgun and the other two with sawed-off shotguns, who robbed them of jewelry and and the cars of two of the victims. Police said Thomas Cummings, of the 6000 block of Loch Raven Blvd., was robbed of his car and a gold watch, gold necklace and two gold rings. Mayreda Henderson, a hair stylist from the 700 block of W. North Ave., was robbed of nearly $200, gold jewelry, her purse and her 1986 Nissan Maxima. The third victim, James Gibson, of the 2400 block of Greenmount Ave., was robbed of a gold watch, more than $100 and several pieces of gold jewelry.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Glenda Cooper, of the 5000 block of Raintree Way, reported that she was walking in the 4800 block of Sinclair Lane around 11 p.m. yesterday when two men got out of a Jeep and began talking to her. Cooper told police the men suddenly attacked her, knocking her to the ground. Police said that while Cooper was lying on the ground one of them reached into her pockets and removed $60. Police said the men then drove off.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: Parkville District -- Police reported that someone broke into a model home at a construction site in the 7800 block of Rollingview Road between Friday and yesterday and removed two microwave ovens, an electric stove and a dishwasher. Police said the appliances were valued at nearly $1,200 and that entry was gained by using a pair of vice grips to open a door.

Harford County

ARREST: Benson -- State Police reported that Santo F. Grasso, 19, of Edgewood, was arrested and charged with the armed robbery of the Magnolia Exxon station in the 1100 block of Pulaski Highway. Police said a man entered the station earlier this month and forced a female clerk working behind the counter to give him the contents of the cash register while pointing a handgun at her. Police said after the gunman was given more than $100 he fled the station on foot. Later, a man fitting the description of the gunman was taken into custody near the robbery scene and was returned to the gas station. There, the clerk identified the man as the one who robbed her at gunpoint. Police said Grasso was charged with robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to rob and theft. Bail information on Grasso was not immediately available.

DRUG ARREST: Darlington -- Members of the county's Joint Narcotics Task Force arrested a 33-year-old resident of the 1800 block of Poole Road and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police said task force officers seized 42 marijuana plants growing outside the house and found a quarter pound of processed marijuana inside the dwelling. Police said Thomas O. Anders, the occupant, was arrested at the scene without incident.

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