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ROBBERY: Central District -- Lydia Gilson, of the 100 block W. Franklin St., reported she was walking in the 500 block of N. Charles St. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when a man struck her in the face and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at about $25.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Daniel Shanahan, 35, of the 10300 block of Greentop Road in Cockeysville, reported that while his 1982 Toyota was parked in the 2000 block of Belair Road over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and removed a wallet containing cash and credit cards. Shanahan told police entry into the vehicle was through a side window.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Channel Home Centers store in the 2400 block of Belair Road yesterday afternoon arrested a 42-year-old man ,, attempting to leave the store without paying for an audio adapter. Police said the item was valued at less than $5 and that the man was held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police today continued their search for a 40-year-old man in connection with the assault on Pamela Craven, of the 5100 block of Crosswood Road, at her home early yesterday. Police said Craven was home around 3 a.m. when her former boyfriend entered her bedroom with a key. Police said the man was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. During an exchange of words, Craven later told police, the man fired the shotgun in an attempt to scare her. Police said the man fled and Craven was not injured. Police said the incident was the result of a domestic dispute between the man and Craven.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested one man and were seeking another in connection with the robbery of a man inside the men's room of the Midway, a bar and nightclub in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. Police said Richard Wilhelm, of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in eastern Baltimore County, was at the Midway around 12:30 a.m. yesterday when he left his seat and went to the restroom. Police said while Wilhelm was in the restroom he was attacked by two men who robbed him of more than $90. Police said that during the robbery, the nightclub manager entered the restroom and held one of the men, but the other man fled with Wilhelm's money. Police said Randolph McDowell, 33, of the 800 block of Druid Lake Drive, was arrested and charged with unarmed assault and robbery. Police said McDowell was to appear at a bail hearing today in District Court.

ROBBERY: Central District -- John van Nort, of the 3100 block of St. Paul St., reported he was walking in the first block of W. North Ave. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who robbed him of his pocket watch and $6.

ASSAULT/ARRESTED: Central District -- Police arrested Lawrence Patterson, 29, of the 2100 block of Bolton St., and charged him with the aggravated assault of two women during an incident inside his apartment over the weekend. Police said Patterson's girlfriend, Ivy McClam, and her girlfriend, Sherrel Tinker, both of whom live next door to Patterson, were injured when Patterson allegedly cut McClam with a knife and shoved Tinker against a wall.

ARREST: Central District -- Jerome White, 40, of the 900 block of Abbott Court, was arrested over the weekend when he attempted to leave the Rite-Aid pharmacy in the 200 block of McMechen St. without paying for a calculator. Police said White was being held at the Eastern District station pending theft charges and a bail hearing.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a man and his female companion entered Bennigan's, a restaurant at Marketplace, yesterday morning and forced the manager to give up money from an office safe. Police said the manager, Christopher Lippert, was in the restaurant around 10 a.m. yesterday when a man and woman, both in their 20s, entered. Lippert reported to the police that the man suddenly pulled out a knife and ordered him to open the office safe. Lippert told police he gave the couple cash and a check made out to an employee. Police said the couple escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said the manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and carryout at St. Paul Street and North Avenue was about to leave her car next to the Maryland National Bank in the first block of E. North Ave. to make a night deposit early yesterday when she was approached from the rear by a man who asked her where Hilton Street was. The manager, Sandra Oliver, told police the man then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her stomach while ordering her to hand over the bank bag she was carrying. After taking the bag containing an undisclosed sum of money, police said, the man fled north in the 1900 block of N. Charles St.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Michael Smith, of the 800 block of George St., reported he was in the 1100 block of Myrtle Ave. yesterday evening when he was approached by a man in his early 20s who demanded his money. Police said the man knocked Smith to the ground and robbed him of more than $60.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A 17-year-old resident of the 1800 block of Maulsby Court reported that while he was visiting a friend in the 5900 block of St. Regis Road over the weekend someone stole a bicycle he had left on the porch. The value of the bike was not available.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Joseph Retz, of the 3400 block of Juneway, reported that while his 1978 Mercury was parked near his home early yesterday someone removed three of the wheel covers.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Venita Hightower, of the 1300 block of Pentridge Road, told police her car was parked near her home when someone broke into the vehicle and removed more than $100 and a check from the vehicle's console.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Chilton St. reported that someone broke into her apartment early yesterday and removed a 25-inch television set and nearly $150. Police said the total value of the TV and money was more than $2,000. The break-in occurred while the occupant was away for less than an hour.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Bruce Ferguson, of the 3000 block of Kenyon Ave., reported that during an incident at his home over the weekend he was attacked by two men armed with pieces of wood. Police said Ferguson sustained minor injuries and did not seek hospital treatment.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of JB's crab house in the 6000 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into their building over the weekend through a side basement window and removed a cash register, cash and other items. Police said the property was valued at nearly $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Alvin Wiedeck, of the 3500 block of Juneway, reported that someone removed a set of Christmas lights from several bushes in the front of his home over the weekend. Police said the value of the lights was not not known.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car owned by William Cook, of the 5900 block of Glennor Road, while the vehicle was parked near his home over the weekend and removed a set of keys and a wallet. Later, the property was found and returned to Cook. It was not known if any money was in the wallet when it was stolen.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Steven Arnold, of the 900 block of Radcliffe Road in Towson, reported that his car was parked in the 5900 block of Cedonia Ave. Saturday afternoon when someone broke into the vehicle and removed a cellular phone. Police said the phone was valued at nearly $400. A tool was used to open one of the doors.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mildred Stefanson, of the 1200 block of Cedarcroft Road, told police someone trespassed onto her property yesterday and removed an American flag from a flag pole.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Clifton Grays, of the 4500 block of Northwood Drive, reported that someone he knows entered a room in his home and removed $500 in coins from a piggy bank. Police said Grays was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- James E. Bees, of the 5800 block of Benton Heights Ave., told police someone broke into his two cars while the vehicles were parked in his driveway and removed property having a combined value of nearly $120. Police said the thief broke into a 1988 Chevrolet and removed a wallet containing cash and other items. From a 1983 Pontiac, the thief removed jewelry, a telescope, photographs and cash.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Corrine Tucker, of the 3400 block of Juneway, reported someone removed a Christmas wreath from the front door of her home over the weekend. Police said the wreath was valued at $25.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Nikki Cables, of the 3000 block of Mosher St., reported she was in the 2900 block of Mosher St. yesterday when she was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced her to give up her leather coat. Police said the coat was valued at more than $300.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 400 block of Colleen Road told police that someone entered her home through an unlocked door and removed stereo equipment.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 3000 block of Arunah Ave. through a front window and removed a purse containing more than $100. Police said entry was gained through a front window.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported a man armed with a stainless steel semi-automatic handgun robbed the Hi-Gear auto supply store in the 6000 block of Liberty Road yesterday afternoon. Police said the man entered the store about 4 p.m. and asked a clerk where the motor oil was located. Police said when the man placed a quart of oil on the counter and gave the clerk some money, the clerk opened the cash register to give the man change. At that point, police said, the man pulled out a handgun and ordered the clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Severna Park -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed a 31-year-old woman of her purse as she was leaving a pediatric office over the weekend. Police said Donna Kay Roat, of Bricktown Circle, Glen Burnie, was leaving the medical office in the 900 block of Ritchie Highway Friday when she was grabbed from behind by two men. Police said one of the men grabbed her and placed a hard object in her back while covering her face with a white cloth. The other man, police said, robbed the woman of her purse and that both fled on foot. Police said Roat sustained a sprained back and a knee injury as a result of being manhandled. It was not known if she received medical treatment.

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