Baltimore CityROBBERY: Western District -- Leonard Adams,...

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ROBBERY: Western District -- Leonard Adams, of the 2500 block of Winchester St., reported he was in the 1100 block of N. Bentalou St. when he was accosted by three men in their early 20s who demanded he give up his property and money. Police said one of the men was armed with a handgun and that Adams was robbed of his watch and $80. Police said the total value of the property, including the money, was nearly $500.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Russell Lewis, of the 1000 block of Druid Hill Ave., reported that he was robbed of nearly $500 by a man who forced him to give up his money after accosting him in the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Police said it was not known if the robber was armed.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 600 block of N. Schroeder St. reported that someone broke into her home through a kitchen window and removed a VCR and stereo receiving and recording equipment. Police said the property had a combined value of nearly $1,000.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $1,000 was removed from a dwelling in the 2700 block of Riggs Ave. after someone gained entry by forcing a first-floor door. Police said the intruder made off with a 20-inch television set and a VCR.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Delphia Taylor, of the 3500 block of Foxclift Road, reported she was in the 1500 block of W. North Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. Monday when she was stopped by four men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded that she give up her money. Police said the gunman and his accomplices fled with more than $300.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Allison Carter, of New York City, reported that she was in the 700 block of Ashburton St. Monday afternoon when she was attacked by a man armed with a handgun who shot her in the arm. Police said Carter was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment. At the scene, police found at least one shell casing from a 9mm handgun. A motive for the shooting was unknown.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Vanessa Cochran, of the 1700 block of Montpelier St., reported that at her home Monday night a man struck her with his fist and a carpenter's level. Police said Cochran was not seriously injured and was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2600 block of Aisquith St. told police that someone broke into her home yesterday by forcing a rear basement door and removed a 19-inch TV set valued at $500.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone removed a VCR from the living room of a dwelling in the 1600 block of Gorsuch Ave. after forcing a door to gain entry. Police said the value of the property was not known.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Penn Optical in the 5000 block of Belair Road reported that a man in his late 20s or early 30s left their business yesterday and took several eyeglass frames and lenses. Police said the property was valued at $400.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Tonia Grant, of the 700 block of Belle Terre Ave., reported that she was walking in the 1100 block of E. 43rd St. early yesterday afternoon when a man approached her from the rear and stole her purse. Police said the man fled with cash and property, all valued at more than $400. Police said a check for $398 made out to Grant was among the items inside the purse.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the J.J. Newbury department store in the 6000 block of Moravia Road arrested a female resident of the 1800 block of Maulsby Court who attempted to leave the store without paying for five bottles of nail polish and several pieces of clothing. Police said the property was recovered and the woman was being held at the Women's Detention Center at the Central District pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Ellwood Howard, of the 1300 block of Wilcox St., told police he was walking in the 2400 block of Belair Road when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who pushed him into an area next to a building and forced him to give up his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with nearly $75.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Cliftmont Ave. reported that someone broke into his apartment yesterday and removed two telephones, two watches and a box of disposable cigarette lighters. Police said the property was valued at more than $200 and that entry was gained by breaking out a pane of glass in a door.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Chesley Liquors in the 6900 block of Harford Road reported a man entered their store at 6 p.m. yesterday and walked around for a few minutes before demanding money from the cash register while implying he was armed with a handgun. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the Bi-Rite food store in the 5900 block of Belair Road yesterday evening arrested a 42-year-old man who attempted to leave the store without paying for 3 pounds of shrimp. Police said the property was valued at nearly $23. Police said the man was being held at the Eastern District pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY TRY: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking several masked men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, who broke into a dwelling in the 5200 block of Moravia Road yesterday evening and attempted to force a 16-year-old girl to tell them where the safe was. Police said the men searched the house looking for money then left without taking any money or property. When police arrived, they found a loaded handgun and a .410 gauge shotgun. Police said the incident appeared to be drug-related, but no drugs were found in the house. The teen-ager was not injured.

RAPE: Northeastern District -- Police said a teen-aged resident of Pelham Avenue was raped inside her home over the weekend, reportedly by a man to whom the victim was introduced over the phone. The victim told police the man arrived at her home Nov. 30 after making a date by phone. She said the man raped her and left the house. She described the man as having the letter "S" shaved on his head. Police said a man answering the suspect's description is wanted for rape in Baltimore County.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Phyllis Smith, of the 4200 block of Sheldon Ave., told police a woman she knows stole a check made out for nearly $180 and attempted to cash it. Police said Smith was advised to seek a warrant for the woman's arrest.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Robin Mohler, of the 1000 block of Joe Ave., reported she was at the Purple Goose, a tavern in the 2600 block of Washington Blvd., when someone stole her purse that she left on a chair. Mohler told police the purse contained cash and property, all valued at nearly $200.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Employees of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. in the 900 block of E. 25th St. reported that someone broke into one of their trucks while the vehicle was parked in the 3500 block of Mulberry St. and removed tools valued at $400. Police said entry was gained by opening a vent window.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced his way into a dwelling in the 800 block of Vine St. and removed a VCR valued at more than $200. Police said entry was gained by forcing the front door and that a 25-year-old female was being sought in connection with the break-in.

Baltimore County

RAPE: Garrison District -- Police said a 29-year-old Pikesville woman was raped Monday night by three men who forced her into their car as she walked along Old Court Road near Reisterstown Road after shopping at a store. The woman told police she was dragged into the car about 10 p.m. Monday and was driven to an unknown location, where she was raped. The woman told police that one man was armed with a handgun. Afterward, police said, the woman was dropped off near her home. Later, she was taken to the rape crisis center at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment and released. The woman told police the men were driving a large gray car with stripes on the sides.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Hanover -- Police today continued their search for two men who followed the manager of the House of Jose, a restaurant in the 7500 block of Old Telegraph Road, into his office and then forced him to removed an undisclosed sum of money from a safe at gunpoint. Police said the robbers apparently were inside the restaurant and saw the manager when he entered the office. Police said the manager was TTC approached from behind while in the office and was unable to give a good description of the two men.

DRUG ARREST: Edgewater -- A man who police have sought since the drowning death June 9 of a Davidsonville man during a party was arrested over the weekend on drug charges stemming from the death. Police said Wiley William Tester 3rd, 28, of the 1400 block of Hallie St., was arrested Saturday at Annapolis Mall by an off-duty policeman who recognized him as being wanted in the apparent drug-related drowning of Ronald Wren, 22, who jumped into Bear Neck Creek during a party last June while under the influence of the drug PCP and drowned. Police said Tester was indicted two weeks ago on charges of possessing and distributing PCP. Tester allegedly gave the drug to Wren just hours before the victim jumped into the creek. Police said there was no evidence of foul play in connection with Wren's death, but that the drug played a role in his drowning. After his arrest, Tester appeared before a District Court commissioner who ordered him held in lieu of $7,500 bond at the county detention center.

CAB HOLDUP: Annapolis -- Howard William Christy, 38, a driver for the Reliable cab company, reported that he was robbed of more than $100 by two men who asked him to drive them to the first block of Bens Court over the weekend. Christy told police that when he asked for the $2.50 in fare, one of the men pulled out a handgun and ordered him to give up his money. After the robbery, the pair fled. Police said Christy was the third cabbie to be robbed Saturday. About an hour after Christy was robbed, another Reliable cab driver was putting a table in the trunk of his cab at the Annapolis Mini-Storage in the 1900 block of Moreland Parkway when he was approached from behind by two men, one armed with a gun, who robbed him of an undisclosed sum of money. Later that night, a third Reliable cabbie was stopped in the Robinwood community at 9 p.m. when a man armed with a knife robbed him of $20. Police said when the cabbie drove off, the man picked up a bottle and threw it at the cab, breaking the rear window. Later, police arrested Leroy Green, of the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in Annapolis, and charged him with armed robbery, battery and destruction of property in the Robinwood incident. Police said all together there have been 12 cab holdups in the Annapolis area during the past two weeks.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 2100 block of Renard Court told police someone broke into his home through a window and removed tools valued at $1,000.

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