Baltimore CityARSON: Western District -- Police and...

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ARSON: Western District -- Police and fire officials reported that someone entered the Harlem Park Middle School in the 1500 block of Harlem Ave. yesterday evening and set several fires throughout the building, causing at least $1,500 in damage. Police said the fires were discovered around 5 p.m. and were quickly extinguished by firefighters. School officials who arrived at the building while firefighters were using fans to clear out the smoke said the school would be open for classes today. Police said they had no suspects in connection with the break-in and arson and it was not known if any school property was stolen.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Michael Hill, of the 1000 block of Bonaparte St., reported that he was in the 1200 block of Darley Ave. when he was stopped by a man armed with a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun who demanded his property. Police said Hill gave the gunman a piece of costume jewelry valued at less than $5.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a driver for a United Parcel Service truck was in the 4600 block of Parkside Drive early yesterday evening when he was accosted by a gunman who demanded his money. Police said the driver gave $15 to the gunman, who fled on foot.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Police reported that Jack Harrison, of the 400 block of E. North Ave., was walking near his home Monday when he was accosted by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun who demanded his money and property. Police said the gunman robbed Harrison of cash and property, all worth about $400, and then struck him over the head with the gun before fleeing.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Edward Webb, of the 200 block of N. Fulton Ave., was listed in good condition today at Bon Secours Hospital after being shot in the buttocks late last night by a man armed with a handgun in the 1700 block of W. Fayette St. Police said they had no motive for the shooting and would question Webb at the hospital while he recovers.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Ronald Hardy, of the 1600 block of Darley Ave., reported that he was robbed of $50 around 9:30 p.m. yesterday by a man armed with what appeared to be a .38-caliber pistol as he walked in the 1600 block of N. Castle St.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police today were seeking three men, one armed with a revolver and the other a sawed-off shotgun, who robbed Benjamin Higgs, of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, of more than $100 after shooting at him several times while chasing him into a woods near his home Monday night. Police said Higgs' brother, Kevin, also of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, and Andre Brown, of the first block N. Morley St., were threatened by the gunmen but not robbed.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a resident of the 3500 block of Elmora Ave. and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges that he struck Aaron Smith, of the 3000 block of E. Federal St., with a baseball bat during an argument yesterday evening in the 3300 block of Sinclair Lane. Police said Smith was slightly injured and refused medical treatment.

BURGLARY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 2100 block of E. Federal St. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday through a basement window and removed a TV set, jewelry and several pieces of stereo equipment. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,600.

BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a dwelling in the 1900 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. between Sunday and yesterday and removed living room furniture valued at $500. Police said entry was gained by removing a door from its hinges.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- William Eggleston reported that while he was working in a liquor store in the 2700 block of The Alameda a 17-year-old male he knows entered and began arguing with him. Eggleston told police the youth left, saying he would be back. Moments later, the youth returned armed with a sawed-off shotgun, Eggleston said, and pointed it at Eggleston. Later, police arrested the youth and charged him as a juvenile with assault by threat and illegal possession of a firearm.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Robert Helm, of Pasadena, reported that he was staying at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel near Harborplace when he decided to walk in his old neighborhood around Erdman Avenue and Belair Road to try and locate friends with whom he grew up. Helm told police he was in the 2700 block of St. Lo Drive around 2 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men and a woman in a car who asked him for directions. The car left, but returned a few minutes later. The two men left the car, knocked Helm to the ground and robbed him of his briefcase, cash and a compact disc. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael Gray, of the 400 block of N. Clinton St., reported that while he was driving his 1985 Ford over a period of several days someone broke into the vehicle while it was parked and left unattended and removed a box of T-shirts valued at $300.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a woman and were holding her at the women's detention center at the Central District in connection with a break-in at a dwelling in the 3400 block of Chesterfield Ave. Police said she broke a window and attempted to burn furniture and clothing owned by a man she knows. Police said the woman, a resident of the 4300 block of Roberton Ave., was arrested at the scene.

BURGLARY TRY: Northeastern District -- Police responding to an attempted burglary at the Freedom Drug Co. in the 4500 block of Erdman Ave. early yesterday arrested a man who tried to break into the store by banging with a hammer on a set of metal bars covering a window. Police said the man failed to gain entry and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Terry McLaughlin, of the 3100 block of Mareco Ave., reported that someone entered the rear yard of her home and removed a picnic table and a basketball pole and hoop. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lawrence Mayo, of the 1500 block of E. 28th St., reported that while his 1988 Nissan was parked in the 1300 block of Homestead St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radar detector and a rear view mirror. Police said the property was valued at more than $300 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a vehicle owned by Clarrisa Jones, of the 2800 block of The Alameda, while it was parked in the 1500 block of E. 28th St. between Monday and yesterday and removed from the vehicle's trunk a case of oil, an oil filter, a spare tire and a piggy bank. Police said the property was valued at nearly $275.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking a man who entered the office of the Glenhaven Memorial Park Cemetery in the 3500 block of Harford Road around 2:30 p.m. yesterday and forced an employee to give up at gunpoint a metal box containing $60. Police said the robber, who was armed with a .38-caliber handgun, fled on foot.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Magdalan Krieger, of the 3600 block of Elmora Ave., reported that she was walking in the 4100 block of Seidel Ave. yesterday afternoon when she was approached from the rear by a man who stole the purse she was carrying and fled. Police said the purse contained $35.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Robert Casper, of the 5000 block of Oaklyn Ave., reported that someone stole his automatic teller machine bank card and over a period of several days removed at least $3,000. Police said Casper, who told police whom he suspects, was advised to seek a warrant for the person's arrest.

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police investigating the robbery yesterday of a driver for Shasta Beverages Inc. while he was in the 6700 block of Moravia Park Drive arrested two adult males and a juvenile in connection with the incident. Police said property of unknown value was taken from the victim and that the three suspects were being held at the Eastern District pending charges.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Franconia Drive reported that someone broke into her home through the kitchen window and removed stereo equipment, jewelry and a TV set. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,900.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- James Burudi, of the 2100 block of Pentland Drive, reported that he was in the 2200 block of Pentland Drive shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and another with a sawed-off shotgun. Burudi told police the three men demanded his money and that he turned over less than $50.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Leroy Eley, 25, of the first block of Solar Circle, reported that he was walking out of the 7-Eleven store in the 7100 block of Darlington Drive shortly after 2 a.m. today when he was accosted by a man armed with a rifle. Police said as Eley fled behind the store to escape the gunman, the man fired several shots into Eley's rented car, which was parked in front of the store. Before fleeing, police said, the gunman reached into the car and stole a jacket belonging to Eley.

Anne Arundel

DRUG ARRESTS: Glen Burnie -- A raid over the weekend at an apartment in DTC the 6400 block of Centennial Circle resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of cocaine, PCP, marijuana, nearly $500 and U.S. savings bonds valued at $4,000. Police said the raid was conducted by undercover officers Michael Chandler, Wayne Vernon and Joseph Hatch and members of the Special Operations Section. Police said a resident of the apartment, Vincent Santo Benz, 41, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of PCP, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Police said scales to weight the contraband were also seized. While police were in the apartment, a couple arrived and agreed to buy cocaine from the plainclothes undercover officers unaware they were the police. Charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine were Michael Francis Hopkins, 31, and his wife, Sherry Lynn, also 31, both of the 1800 block of Village Square Court in Severn. Police said the couple's 1-year-old child was asleep in their car while they were being arrested. Police said the child was placed in protective custody.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 3700 block of Ramsgate Drive reported that someone broke into his home through a window and removed several appliances. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,500.

ARREST: Annapolis -- Police arrested Charles Ford 3rd, 19, of Madison St., and charged him with the Nov. 21 shooting and attempted murder of Timothy Leo Price, 28, of the 200 block of Janwall St. Police said Price was near his home when a man armed with a semi-automatic Uzi machine pistol or MAC-10 fired at least two dozen shots at him. Police said Price was hit once in the chest and once in the foot and was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was treated and listed in stable condition. Police said Ford saw his name in a newspaper that reported the incident and named him as a suspect. Police said Ford denied shooting Price. Police said they had no motive for the shooting and the weapon has not been recovered.

BURGLARY: Brooklyn Park -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $1,500 was removed from a dwelling in the 400 block of Prince St. after someone entered through a back door. Police said the burglar made off with several appliances and other household items.

BURGLARY: Severna Park -- Police reported that jewelry valued at more than $5,000 was removed from a dwelling in the 300 Fairtree Drive by someone who broke into the house by forcing open a door.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Police reported that a dwelling in the 1700 block of Old Generals Highway was broken into by someone who removed money and jewelry, all worth $200. Police said entry was gained by forcing open a door.

Carroll

BURGLARY: Finksburg -- Police reported that three firearms were removed from a dwelling in the 2500 block of Deer Park Road. Police said the weapons were valued at $500.

THEFT: Manchester -- A resident of the 4500 block of Hanover Pike reported that someone broke into his outdoor storage shed and removed tools and equipment valued at $7,000.

Howard

BURGLARY: Clarksville -- A resident of the 5100 block of Sheppard Lane reported that someone broke into his outdoor storage shed and removed a 1984 Yamaha dirt bike. Police said the value of the property was not available.

THEFT: Columbia -- Police reported that someone removed all four tires and wheels from a 1984 Ford Mustang while the vehicle was parked in the 9400 block of Merryrest Road in the Oakland Mills section.

THEFT: Jessup -- Police reported that three tires and wheels were removed from a 1988 Ford Escort while the vehicle was parked in the 6700 block of Old Waterloo Road. The value of the equipment was not known.

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