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

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Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Gerald Clifton, 20, of the 900 block of Argyle Ave., was listed today in critical but stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore after he was shot at least four times early today while sitting on the steps of a house in the 2100 block of Division St. Police said Clifton was alone around 12:15 a.m. when two men, both armed with large-caliber semi-automatic handguns, came from around a corner and began firing. Police said Clifton, who was shot in both knees, the upper left arm and stomach, ran to the 500 block of Bloom St., where he was found by police. At the scene of the shooting, police found empty shell casings from a 9mm handgun and from a large-caliber handgun. Investigators said the shooting appeared to be drug-related and that no arrests had been made. Police said two men believed to be the gunmen were seen fleeing the scene.

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress at Jeyn's food market in the 1100 block of W. Baltimore St. arrested two men as they left the building. Police said entry was gained by removing a panel from the front door. Police said the men were being held at the station pending burglary and destruction of property charges.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that a 29-year-old man was listed today in stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after he was shot in the back last night while in the 600 block of Denison St. Police said Kevin Matthews, of the 2400 block of W. Patapsco Ave., was alone around 11 p.m. when he was shot in the back by an unknown assailant. Police said the bullet went through Matthews' chest. After he was shot, police said Matthews ran to a nearby house for help and fell on the front porch. Police said no arrests has been made in the case and that a motive is unknown.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Tamara Willis, 23, of Washington, reported that she was standing in the 2900 block of Harford Road shortly before midnight yesterday waiting for a friend when she was forced to accompany a man into an alley where she was robbed of more than $200. Willis told police the man was armed with a handgun and threatened to shoot her if she resisted.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Ronald Nelson, of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle in Randallstown, reported that he was in the 2900 block of S. Hanover St. shortly after 1 a.m. today when he was accosted by a man armed with a crowbar who demanded his money. Nelson told police he gave the man his wallet, which contained papers but no money.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4700 block of Strathdale Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open the front door and removed more than $300 from the bedroom.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Edward Winston, of the 400 block of Allendale St., reported that he was in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who forced him to give up his gold chain and bracelet. Police said the gunman fled the scene with jewelry valued at $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Janna Murr, of the 2100 block of Lake Ave., reported that while her car was parked in the 1500 block of Arlington Ave. someone broke one of its windows with a rock and stole property valued at nearly $300. Murr told police the thief made off with $30, travelers checks worth $150 and other property.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of Arizona Ave. reported that someone broke into his garage and removed power tools valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 3200 block of Montebello Terrace and removed nearly $250 from a wallet. Police said entry was gained through a front window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Anthony Hodge, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his Mercury was being stored at the city's impounding lot in the 6700 block of Pulaski Highway someone entered the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered an unlocked classroom at Northern High School in the 2200 block of Pinewood Ave. and removed a teacher's briefcase. Police said the briefcase and its contents were valued at more than $400.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road arrested a female who attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at nearly $30. Following her arrest, the woman was taken to the women's detention center at the Central District station where she was being held pending formal charges and a bail hearing.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Stephen Schauer, 22, an employee at the Hamilton Amoco service station in the 5600 block of Harford Road, reported that he was in the station around 9 p.m. yesterday when a man armed with a handgun entered the building through a rear door and robbed him of money belonging to the station. Police said that during the robbery the gunman struck Schauer on the head with the weapon. Police said the robber fled the station with nearly $85. Police said Schauer was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun accosted a couple as they walked in the 2300 block of E. Northern Parkway around 9 p.m. yesterday and ordered them to give up their money. Police said the gunman robbed Gerry Wills, of the 5600 block of Plymouth Road, of $20 after striking him in the face. Police said the gunman then threatened Teresa Plantholt, of the 6700 block of Havenoak Road in the Rosedale section of Baltimore County, but did not rob her.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Ramblewood Road reported that someone entered her apartment with a key and removed two VCRs and 10 movie tapes. Police said the property was valued at nearly $600.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- James Farmer, of the 1200 block of Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale, Baltimore County, reported that while his vehicle was parked in the 5500 block of Frankford Ave. someone broke into the vehicle and removed golf equipment valued at more than $800. Police said entry into the vehicle was made by breaking a window.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1500 block of E. 28th St. and stole property valued at $30. Police said entry was gained by forcing open a door after climbing onto a second-story roof.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $600 was removed from a dwelling in the 3700 block of Keswick Road after someone gained entry through a basement window. Police said the burglar made off with a VCR, AM-FM cassette stereo equipment and a clock.

RAPE: Northern District -- A resident of the 2400 block of Willow Glen Drive reported that upon meeting her ex-boyfriend in the 5800 block of Smith Ave. to discuss their relationship, she was attacked while walking back to her car and raped. Police said the man escaped and that the woman was taken to Mercy Hospital, where she was treated for injuries and released. Police said the woman was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Frank Barnes, of the 2500 block of Park Heights Terrace, reported that he was seated in his 1985 Mercury while parked in front of his home yesterday when he was forced to get out of the vehicle by a man armed with a handgun. Barnes told police the gunman got into the car and drove off.

RAPE: Northern District -- A resident of the 5000 block of Catalpha Road reported that she was seated inside a car while parked in the 5100 block of Midwood Ave. yesterday when the driver raped her. After reporting the incident to police, the woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment and released.

RAPE: Northern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he assaulted and raped a woman yesterday during an argument in the victim's home. Police said the man shoved the woman down onto the bed and raped her. Police said the man then destroyed property in the woman's home before stealing her 1983 Chevrolet and driving off. Police said the man, who is known by the victim, was arrested a short time later.

ROBBERY:Southwestern District -- David Sverly, of the 1200 block of Steelton Ave., reported that he was in the 800 block of Poplar Grove St. around 10:30 p.m. Monday when he was accosted by a man armed with an handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman robbed Sverly of more than $100 and fled the scene on foot.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Young's auto body shop in the 2700 block of Wilkens Ave. reported that someone broke into their business through the garage area and removed a purse containing cash and property, all valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man entered the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in the 4800 block of Roland Ave. around 7 p.m. yesterday and ordered a female clerk to give him the contents of the cash register while implying he was armed with a shotgun. Police said the clerk gave $70 to the man, who fled the scene on foot. The clerk told police that during the robbery she saw what appeared to be a weapon hidden inside the man's shirt.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Bernice Karmacettei, of the 3300 block of Kenyon Ave., reported that someone removed property valued at nearly $50 from her front porch.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: Woodlawn District -- A resident of the 3500 block of Venetian Road reported that someone broke into her home between Sunday and yesterday and removed several pieces of jewelry and cash. Police said the value of the money and jewelry was not immediately known. Entry into the house was gained by someone breaking out a pane of glass in a rear kitchen door.

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported that two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed Rothchild's sportswear at Hechinger's Square in the 7000 block of Security Blvd. yesterday. Police said two men entered the store shortly before 8 p.m. and split up, one going to the rear with a salesman to look at blue jeans, while the other remained at the front of the store. Police said when the salesman returned to the cash register with several pairs of blue jeans, the man standing in the front pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and ordered him to open the cash register. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled the store with $400 and more than $600 worth of clothing.

BURGLARY: Garrison District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 9700 block of Branchleigh Road Monday between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and removed cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $900. Police said entry was gained by forcing open a dead bolt.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police today continued to search for a man who robbed the McDonald's restaurant in the 7000 block of Ritchie Highway of an undisclosed sum of money. Police said the man entered the restaurant and ordered a soft drink. Police said when the clerk opened the cash register to accept the man's money he ordered the employee to give him the contents.

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