Baltimore CityBURGLARY/ARREST: Eastern District -- Police responding...

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BURGLARY/ARREST: Eastern District -- Police responding to a burglary early yesterday at the Institute of Notre Dame in the 900 block of Aisquith St. found a man lying on the sidewalk in front of the school and arrested him for burglary. Police said the man, a 34-year-old resident of the 700 block of Eager St., entered the school by breaking a window and removed property from a kitchen. Once outside, police said the man, who had been drinking, passed out on the sidewalk. Police said the man did not resist being arrested and today was being held the Eastern District lockup pending burglary charges.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1200 block of Cochran Ave. reported that he discovered a burglar in his home yesterday and chased the man out. Police said nothing appeared missing and that a man in his late teens was being sought.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lamont Rogers, of the 5500 block of Sarril Road, reported that someone entered his home and removed a TV set. Police said the property was valued at more than $200 and that Rogers suspects a person he knows took the TV.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Penny Chalfant, of the 900 block of Quantril Way, reported that a teen-age male she knows entered her home and removed more than $150 from her bedroom dresser. Police said the youth was being sought in connection with the theft.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Gary Hood, of the 1600 block of E. 29th St., reported that he was in the 1600 block of E. 28th St. shortly after noon yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $60.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking two men, one armed with a handgun, who stopped Glen Craddock, of the 1900 block of E. 30th St., as he walked yesterday afternoon in the 3600 block of Ednor Road and robbed him of $65 and food stamps worth more than $100. Police believe the men who robbed Craddock were the same that robbed Hood.

ATTEMPTED THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking a man who attempted to leave the G.C. Murphy department store in the 3900 block of Erdman Ave. without paying for merchandise he removed from display shelves. Police said the man was about to leave the store after placing 28 bottles of Tylenol and 18 spray cans of air freshener in a bag when he was spotted by a store security officer. Police said the man dropped the merchandise and ran out the front door.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to McCrory's department store in the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive yesterday arrested a 32-year-old resident of the 5000 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. who attempted to leave the store without paying for two cassette tapes. Police said the man was seen placing the tapes in his coat by a store security officer, who held the man for the arrival of uniformed district officers. Police said the man was held overnight at the Eastern District station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Sophie Appler, of the 4100 block of Kingsway Road, reported that she was walking in the 5800 block of Belair Road around 4 p.m. yesterday when she was robbed of her purse by two men who drove off in a pickup truck. Appler told police the purse contained about $20.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- James Krause, of the 2800 block of Clearview Ave., reported that someone entered the back yard his home yesterday and removed property valued at nearly $80.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that two jackets valued at nearly $300 were removed from a dwelling in the 1200 block of Rossiter Ave. after someone gained entry by breaking a front window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- John Langley, of the 4200 block of Mary Ave., reported that a live Christmas tree that was being stored in his back yard before putting it on display was stolen yesterday. Langley told police the tree was valued at $70.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Raymond Brown, a resident of the 2500 block of Cecil Ave., reported that a woman with whom he formerly shared his home removed a console TV set from the dwelling while he was away from his home. Police said the TV set was valued at more than $1,300 and that Brown was advised to seek a warrant for the woman's arrest.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered an apartment in the 4900 block of Goodnow Road and removed $200. The victim, Robert Saunders, told police he suspects a relative took the money.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Erdman Ave. reported that someone entered his home after breaking a window and removed a hand-held vacuum cleaner and a telephone answering machine. Police said the property was valued at $80.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Kennedy Insurance Agency in the 5100 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into their offices and removed $20. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked window.

ARSON: Northern District -- Ann Parsons, of the 700 block of McCabe Ave., reported that someone set fire to the rear and front of her home yesterday afternoon. Police said the fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. and caused an estimated $50,000 damage to the structure and another $20,000 to its contents. Police said the arsonist used a flammable liquid to start the fire. Police said no injuries were reported.

ROBBERIES: Eastern District -- Police reported that two youths, one armed with a handgun, accosted three men in the 1700 block of Eager St. early yesterday and robbed one of them of his car. Police said the gunman and his accomplice accosted Carlton Winston, 37, of the 800 block of Vine St.; Leonard Watson, 22, of the 900 block of N. Collington Ave., and Calvin Holly, 35, of the 400 block of Robinson St., around 4:30 a.m. and demanded their property. The men robbed Watson of his jacket and cash and robbed Holly of $25. The gunman and his accomplice drove off in Winston's car.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Jeanette Reick, 23, of the 2900 block of Markley Ave., reported that she was in the 2400 block of E. North Ave. early yesterday afternoon when she was accosted by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun. Police said the gunman robbed Reick of $150, several food stamps and at least one credit card.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Donald Banks, of the 5200 block of The Alameda, reported that he was robbed of his wallet containing more than $100 by two men who attacked him and threw him to the ground as he walked in the 1900 block of Barclay St. last night. Later, police arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the robbery and were holding him at the station BTC pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said the second man, known as "Peanut," is being sought.

ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Aaron Broom, 25, whose address was not available, reported that he was in the 800 block of N. Collington Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his property and money. Broom told police the gunman and his accomplice escaped with more than $100 worth of food stamps, a gold watch, and two rings, including a Mergenthaler High School ring. Police said the total value of the property was not known.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Leeds St. reported that someone broke into his home through a window between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and removed $3,000 worth of stereo receiving and recording equipment.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Billy Moore, of the 2200 block of Ramsay St., reported that he was in the 100 block of W. West St. around 1 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who struck him with his fists and robbed him of his jewelry and cash. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000. Police said Moore was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police reported that Evelyn Nelson, of the 2500 block of Ridgely St., was walking near her home early yesterday when she was accosted by a man who demanded her money. Police said the man fled the scene with $20.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Brenda Fernandez, of the 2800 block of Washington Blvd., reported that she was walking in the 2100 block of W. Patapsco Ave. when a man approached her from the rear and stole the purse she was carrying after knocking her to the ground. Police said the man made off with cash and property of unknown value.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Champion Seafood in the 700 block of Poplar Grove St. reported that someone forced their way into the building and removed property and equipment, all of unknown value.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that $700 worth of Christmas gifts were removed from a dwelling in the 2200 block of Wilkens Ave. by someone who entered by forcing open the front door.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY/ARREST: Wilkens District -- Police arrested one man and were seeking two others in connection with the armed robbery last night of the McDonald's restaurant in the 5600 block Baltimore National Pike. Police said three men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, entered the restaurant around 9 p.m. and ordered more than a dozen employees and customers into the basement. Police said one of the men was wearing a McDonald's shirt. Police said while the people were being held in the basement, one of the robbers entered an office and removed an undisclosed sum of cash from a safe. Police said while the robbery was in progress, several police officers were responding to the scene. When the officers pulled onto the parking lot, the men were fleeing the building. Police said one suspect was seen climbing a fence behind the restaurant and was pursued by police. As the man reached the top of the fence, police said he turned and pointed a shotgun at pursuing officers. No shots were fired. Police said the gunman then caught his foot in the fence and fell to the ground on the opposite side, injuring his face. He was captured and a blue canvas bag containing money recovered. Police said the suspect, Dion Scruggs, 17, of the 1300 block of Woodington Road, was charged as an adult with armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Police said Scruggs also is wanted for at least two armed robberies in the city. He was held overnight at the Wilkens District pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Fort Meade -- Raymond Rigler, 30, a truck driver from Severna Park, reported that he was leaving My Place, a tavern in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, around 10:30 p.m. yesterday when he was followed by a man who stopped him and asked if he wanted to buy some narcotics. Police said when Rigler told the man he wasn't interested, the man attacked Rigler, striking him about the head. Police said the man then robbed Rigler of his wallet containing $100, credit cards and his driver's license before fleeing the scene on foot.

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