ARRESTS: Central District -- Police investigating suspicious behavior early yesterday in the 100 block of W. Lanvale St. noticed a van with Washington, D.C., license plates parked nearby occupied by several males. Looking inside the van, police found tools used to break into cars. Police said while officers detained the vehicle's occupants, others examined several cars parked nearby and found at least one that had been broken into. A further search of the van revealed a tool with the ignition of one car still attached to it and a radar detector that had been removed from another car. Police said seven males, including two juveniles, were arrested and were being held at the station pending charges and further investigation. Police said all seven were expected to be charged with attempted auto theft, larceny from autos and with being rogues and vagabonds.
FIRE BOMB: Northeastern District -- Police are seeking the person or persons who threw two Molotov cocktails at a house in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. shortly before 3 a.m. today. Police said neither device exploded. Police said the incident is under investigation by the arson squads of the city police and fire departments. Anyone having information concerning the attempted arson should call the district at 396-2444.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported a man entered the Shell food market in the 6000 block of Moravia Road yesterday and fled moments later after removing meat products from a freezer. Police said the value of the meat was not known.
ARRESTS: Northern District -- Police arrested two men and charged them with three robberies involving the drivers of United Parcel Service vehicles. Police said the robberies charged to the pair occurred between Oct. 30 and Jan. 4 and involved taking more than $100 from the drivers and removing packages bound for customers. Police said the arrests of Gary W. Wooten, 31, of the 2800 block of Garrison Blvd., and Wayne C. Gross Jr., 26, of the 2900 block of Hillen Road, came after police staked out a section of north Baltimore where many of the robberies occurred.
RAPE/ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man in connection with the rape and robbery of a woman inside a house in the 2200 block of Baker St. The victim, a resident of the 1900 block of Eutaw Place, told police that following the rape she was robbed of her gold watch, seven gold rings and two gold bracelets. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $500. Police said the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said Michael Berti, 18, of the 6200 block of Eunice Ave., and a 17-year-old male who is a resident of the 4000 block of Glenmore Ave. were in the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. around 3 a.m. yesterday when they were accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed Berti of cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $500. From the 17-year-old, the gunman and his accomplice took a knife valued at $60.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Louis Barnado, of the 3400 block of Frederick Ave., reported that in the 1000 block of Sarah Ann St. yesterday he was attacked by a man armed with a knife who cut his hands. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the station pending aggravated assault charges.
CUTTING: Western District -- Paul Rice, of the 2300 block of Edmondson Ave., told police he was assaulted near his home yesterday by a man who robbed him of his coat and jeans and then cut him on the left chest, right arm and face with a knife. Police said the man escaped and Rice was taken to a hospital for treatment.
THEFT: Western District -- Police reported that someone entered a home in the 1500 block of Baker St. and removed more than $200.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Simmons Roofing Co. in the 1800 block of N. Payson St. reported that someone broke into their building and removed eight 5-gallon cans of cement. Police said a 1982 red pickup truck, the property of the company, also was stolen.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the Farm Fresh store in the 2900 block of Hamilton Ave. arrested a man who attempted to leave the store without paying for two cartons of cigarettes. Police said the property was recovered and the man, a 24-year-old resident of the 2900 block of Keswick Road, was being held at the Eastern District pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Doris Leimbach, of the 4100 block of Kingsway Road, reported she was walking near her home yesterday afternoon when a man pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. Police said the thief escaped with cash and property valued at nearly $40.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4600 block of Elsrode Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a side door and removed a 19-inch TV set. Police said the value of the property was not known.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that broke into an outdoor storage shed in the 1100 block of Hewitt Way and removed a case of motor oil and several hand and power tools. Police said the property was valued at nearly $80.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Valerie Arrington, of the 3100 block of Elmora Ave., reported she was walking in the 2200 block of Belair Road with a man known to her as "Gerard" when he robbed her of her purse that contained food stamps and a money order. Police said the property was valued at several hundred dollars.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Audrey Sawyer, of the 1300 block of Roundhill Road, reported that someone removed a vacuum cleaner, several attachments and other household items from the front porch of her home. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said property valued at more than $400 was a removed from a dwelling in the 4500 block of Clareway. Police said the intruder escaped with a TV set and a leather carrying bag.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Brian Sas, of the 9600 block of Dixon Ave. in Carney, reported that while his vehicle was being stored at the city's impounding lot in the 6700 block of Pulaski Highway someone removed more than $500 worth of power and hand tools.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Angela Grau, of the 4400 block of Shamrock Ave., reported she was leaving a car near her home last night when a man approached from the rear and ordered her to give up her purse while implying he was armed with a handgun. Police said the man fled with cash and property worth more than $100.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Andrea Costley, of the 8300 block of Church Lane, reported she was in the 1200 block of N. Eutaw St. when she was assaulted by a man who shoved her aside and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at more than $200.
THEFT: Central District -- Susan Donaldson, an out-of-town resident, reported that while her car was parked in the 200 block of W. Lombard St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radar detector and a gold watch. Police said the property was valued at more than $600 and that entry into the vehicle was by breaking a window.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of Saybrook Road reported that someone broke a basement window of her home and removed several hundred dollars from the bedroom.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that several hundred dollars was removed from a safe inside a dwelling in the 6000 block of Loch Raven Blvd. after someone came in through a basement door. Police said the lack of force used to enter the house indicated a key may have been used.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Jonathan Cook, of the 4700 block of Shamrock Ave., reported he was in the 4400 block of Franconia Drive late last night when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman fled with more than $70.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police reported a resident of the 4600 block of Clareway was arrested and being held at the Eastern District pending charges he removed a metal box containing hand tools from a display shelf at the Western Auto store in the 3900 block of Erdman Ave. Police said the man was spotted by store employees, who chased him out of the store and caught him a short distance away. Police said the tools were recovered.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Lucy Strausbaugh, of the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave., told police she was walking near her home late last night when she was stopped by a man who robbed her of $25 while verbally threatening to shoot her. Strausbaugh told police that during the incident the man did not display a weapon.
ASSAULT: Southern District -- James Channell, of the 1300 block of W. Pratt St., reported he was in the 400 block of S. Stricker St. around 9:30 p.m. yesterday when he was attacked by a man who struck him with a piece of wood. Police said Channell was not seriously injured and that his assailant escaped.
THEFT: Southern District -- Police reported that a man entered Elliott's Video in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. yesterday evening and fled moments later after placing two video movies inside his jacket. Police said the videos were valued at more than $100.
ROBBERY: White Marsh District -- Police reported a man armed with a small caliber semi-automatic handgun entered the Kenwood Shell station in the 6300 block of Kenwood Ave. around 10:30 p.m. yesterday and ordered the attendant to give him money. Police said the gunman escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash that he placed inside a McDonald's bag he carried with him. Police said the man had been in the restaurant, near the gas station, before the robbery.
Anne Arundel County
ROBBERY: Brooklyn -- Police reported a woman standing on the corner of Frankle Avenue and 3rd Street was robbed of a gold ring by a man who first demanded money. Police said Michelle Lynn Hennessey, of the 400 block of Cambria St., was approached by a man wearing black sweat pants and a black ski jacket who told her to give him her money. Police said when Hennessey told the man she had none, the man politely asked the woman to remove her gloves. Once Hennessey took off her gloves, the man removed a gold ring from one of her fingers and then struck her in the stomach.
DRUG ARRESTS: Laurel -- After stopping a car occupied by a man and a woman at Whiskey Bottom Road and Md. 198 for having expired license plates, a police officer looked inside the vehicle and saw a bottle of wine sitting between the legs of the passenger, a 39-year-old man. The officer then searched the car, and found marijuana in the woman's purse and drug paraphernalia in the car. Police said the driver, Rosalind White, 35, of Washington, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while in possession of an open container of alcohol, driving with expired license plates, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man, Nathan A. Rolle, 39, of Camden, N.J., was charged with #i possession of an open container of alcohol and possession of cocaine.