ARSON: Southeastern District -- Police and fire officials today were seeking the person or persons who set a three-alarm fire last night in the 6000 block of Eastern Ave. that caused extensive to moderate damage to three vacant store-front rowhouses. One of the buildings was destroyed. A spokesman for the city Fire Department said a firefighter assigned to Engine Co. 38 was injured when he fell through the floor of one of the burning stores. The extent of his injuries were not immediately known. The fire was first reported at 5:23 p.m. and went to three alarms by 6:11 p.m. At least 20 pieces of firefighting apparatus responded to the fire, which was declared under control at 6:24 p.m. Anyone having information about the fire should call the Police Department arson squad at 396-2645 or the fire investigation bureau at 396-2590.
HIT AND RUN: Northeastern District -- Police said the driver of a late-model white Pontiac is being sought in connection with a hit-and-run accident that occurred yesterday in the 4100 block of Erdman Ave. Denise Loughry, of the 3400 block of Dudley Ave., told police she was driving southeast in the 4100 block of Erdman Ave. about 1:30 p.m. when her car was struck from behind. Loughry reported that after talking to the male driver of the other car, he got back into his vehicle and drove off. Loughry told police she first thought the man was going to park the car and remain at the scene. She described the man as white with short brown hair, clean-shaven and in his mid-20s. Besides Loughry, a friend and two children, one a 3-week-old infant, who were in her car, were taken to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where they were examined for possible injuries and released. Police said anyone having information about the other driver should call Northeastern District at 396-2444.
ARRESTS: Western District -- Police arrested two men and recovered a handgun following the theft of 25 cents worth of potato chips from a shelf in the 7-Eleven store in the 2700 block of W. Franklin St. Police said shortly after an officer arrested a man for stealing the snack food, he took the man outside. The officer then walked toward a car occupied by a friend of the alleged thief when the officer saw the occupant place something under the seat. After back-up units arrived, police searched the car and found the weapon. Police said both men were being held at the station lockup pending theft and handgun charges.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Police reported that a 13-year-old boy was listed today in good condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after he was shot in the right knee Saturday afternoon while walking up the steps of a grocery store in the 2100 block of Hollins St. About a block from where the youth was hit, police found several casings from a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the 2100 block of Boyd St. Police said the youth, whose name was withheld because of his age, was about to enter Jimmy's food market at 12:40 p.m. Saturday when he heard several gunshots and felt a pain in his right knee. The boy told police he didn't see who shot him and today police were attempting to learn if the youth was an intentional target or was shot by someone who may have been firing at someone else.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a vehicle owned by Hillel Soclof, of the 2400 block of Willow Glen Drive, while it was parked in the 1500 block of N. Charles St. over the weekend and removed property valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that D. Chahal, of the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane, was in the 100 block of W. Lombard St. about 9 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men who forced him to give up his money. Police said the men fled with $50 in property.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Robert Lee, of the 4600 block of Northwood Road, reported that while his 1986 Chevrolet was parked in the 1300 block of Crofton Road over the weekend, someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radar detector valued at $200. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of The Alameda reported that someone broke into her home and removed a stereo receiver, a cassette player and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500 and that entry into the house was gained by breaking a pane of glass out of a door and then reaching inside to unlock the door.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Elaine Myrne, of the 5200 block of Darien Road, told police she and her daughter were standing at a bus stop in the 5700 block of Sinclair Lane early Saturday evening when they were assaulted by a man who began swinging at them with a screwdriver. Police said when several officers arrived, the man swung at them and struck one of the officers before being subdued. Police said Charles Coe, 44, of the 5700 block of Schering Road, was charged with four counts of assault, including two counts of assaulting police officers. Police said Coe was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending a bail hearing today in District Court.
ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arriving at the scene of an attempted burglary in the 1700 block of N. Freedomway arrested a 26-year-old man who attempted to break into a house by kicking in the front door. Police said Donald Burnell, of the 4300 block of Clareway, was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending attempted burglary charges.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Officials of the Davidson Transfer Co. in the 6600 block of Frankford Ave. reported that someone entered company property and removed the batteries from several trucks. Police said the batteries were valued at more than $700 and that entry into the storage area was gained by someone cutting a lock off a rear gate.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a 1989 BMW while it was parked on the lot at Lee's Used Cars in the 4200 block of Erdman Ave. and removed an AM-FM stereo radio. Police said the property was valued at $500.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Marie Simmons, of the 5600 block of McClean Blvd., reported that during an incident at her home, a man she knows stole property valued at more than $600. Police said a 27-year-old ex-boyfriend of Simmons is suspected of taking the property.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the offices of Menefee & Associates Ltd., architects, in the 2500 block of N. Calvert St. over the weekend. Police said entry was gained through a first-floor window and that an inventory was to be taken to determine what property, if any, had been taken.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Super Fresh market in the 600 block of Gorsuch Ave. told police that someone broke into the store between closing time Saturday and opening Sunday. Police said the intruder made off with a quantity of cigarettes, beverages and several packages of chicken products. Police said the total value of the property was not immediately known.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A 33-year-old resident of the 100 block of W. 36th St., reported that someone broke into his home Saturday and removed a leather saddle belt. Police said the property was valued at $100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Michael McDonald, of the first block N. Catherine St., reported that he was in the first block of N. Calverton Road shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who struck him with their fists and robbed him of $200.
ASSAULTS: Western District -- Police reported that two men were admitted to Bon Secours Hospital with injuries and burns following an incident between them inside a house in the 1500 block of W. Fairmount Ave. Police said Edward Banks, received facial injuries and a broken ankle, and Elmer Warfield, of the 2000 block of Harlem Ave., sustained burns of the face, neck, chest and shoulder when he was scolded with a pot of boiling water. Police said assault charges were pending against each man upon release from the hospital.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress in the 1800 block of Arunah Ave. arrested a man who broke in through a dining room window. Police said the man was arrested before he could steal any property and that he was being held at the station lockup pending charges and a bail hearing.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at $300 was removed from a dwelling in the 1500 block of N. Stricker St. Police said 40-feet of copper piping was stolen after someone broke into the residence.
THEFT: Western District -- Ronnie Motes, of Owings Mills, reported that while his car was parked in the 400 block of Gold St., someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radar detector. Police said the property was a valued at nearly $150 and that entry was gained by breaking a rear window.
ROBBERY: Garrison District -- Baltimore police today were seeking two men in connection with the armed robbery yesterday evening of a mother and her son in their Stevenson home. Police identified the victims as Charlotte S. Wright, 60, and Ernest H. Wright, 36. Police said two men, one dressed in a three-piece suit, knocked on the front door of the house in the 2200 block of Greenspring Valley Road about 5:20 p.m. and told an occupant he needed to see a doctor. With that, the men, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the house and bound the son with telephone cord. Police said that while one man stayed with the son, the other forced his mother upstairs. There, the man removed cash, three fur coats, jewelry, silverware and a shotgun from several rooms. Police said the woman was forced down stairs and tied up. The suspects drove off in what appeared to be a maroon car. Neither victim was injured. The value of the property was not known.
ARRESTS: Garrison District -- Police arrested two adult males and a juvenile and were holding them at the station in connection with at least three purse snatchings in the Pikesville area. Police said the three are suspected of stealing purses from women at three separate locations shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday. Police said the three were arrested in a car that was pulled over near the scene of one of the robberies, the 1800 block of Reisterstown Road near the Beltway. The other two robberies, police said, occurred in the 8200 block of Church Lane and Old Court Road and Horizon Circle. Police said all three suspects are city residents and were expected to be charged today.
BURGLARY TRY: Parkville District -- Police reported that a resident of the 2800 block of Topaz Road heard a noise at the front of his house yesterday evening and saw a woman he knows fleeing. When the occupant of the house attempted to open his front door, it nearly came off the hinges. Police said the man was expected to obtain a warrant for the woman's arrest.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Police reported that property valued at $600 was removed from a home in the first block of East Nap Lane after someone gained entry through a window. Police said the burglar made off with several pieces of stereo equipment.