Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Western District -- Calvin Purnell,...

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SHOOTING: Western District -- Calvin Purnell, of the 2600 block of W. Fayette St., reported that during an incident near his home he was attacked by another man who shot him in the left hand. Police said Purnell was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lawrence Hopson, of the 1200 block of Evesham Ave., reported that someone stole an American flag he had on display on the front porch of his home between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. yesterday.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a coin-operated auto vacuum cleaner at the Exxon station in the 2300 block of E. Northern Parkway and removed an undisclosed amount of coins. Police said the machine is owned by P.S. Air Inc. of Gaithersburg.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Rose Marie Diaz, of the 3200 block of Evergreen Ave., reported she was placing groceries in her car outside a food market in the 6800 block of Harford Road yesterday when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at nearly $150.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Aaron Powell, of the 3900 block of Bateman Ave., reported he was in the 2000 block of W. Saratoga St. when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced him to give up his money while threatening him. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with nearly $100.

ROBBERY: Western District -- ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Inez Inc., in the 4600 block of Frankford Ave., reported a man armed with a shotgun entered the office and demanded money. Police said the gunman was given more than $100 and escaped in a white car.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1100 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone entered her apartment and removed stereo equipment and a compact disc player. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that it appeared the intruder entered with a key.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Book Nook Inc. in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. told police someone broke into the store and removed $35. Police said someone knocked a hole in the wall of an adjacent vacant building to enter the store.

THEFT: Central District -- Richard Robinson, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his car was parked in the 1800 block of Maryland Ave. someone broke into the vehicle and removed three jackets, ski equipment and cassette tapes. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

RAPE: Central District -- Police were seeking a man in connection with the rape early yesterday of a 39-year-old Calvert Street resident who told police she was asleep about 2 a.m. when she was awakened by a man in her bedroom. The woman told police the man raped her and then fled. Police said the woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment and while there told officers that she recognized the man as the same person she had met earlier at a party near her home.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported a man in his mid-30s armed with a handgun walked into the Harford Cleaners in the 4900 block of Frankford Ave. and forced an employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the gunman escaped with more than $50.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- George Davis, of the 1900 block of Goose Neck Road in eastern Baltimore County, reported that while his car was parked in the 4600 block of Erdman Ave., someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radio, power amplifier and stereo speakers. Police said the property was valued at more than $600.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Homestead St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open a rear window and removed a VCR and other household items. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Raymond Mitchell, of the 1400 block of Division St., reported he was in the 1600 block of N. Hilton St. when he was stopped by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun who demanded his money. Police said Mitchell gave the gunman 35 cents.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that Cynthia Dingle, of the 2200 block of W. Fayette St., was walking in the 2000 block of Hollins St. when she was stopped by a man who placed a hard object in her back and demanded she give him her money. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone entered the Provident Savings Bank in the 4500 block of Edmondson Ave. with a key and removed $100 in cash.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Cranston Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a door and removed property valued at nearly $600.

ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police arrested a man who assaulted the manager of West Coast Video in the 4400 block of Edmondson Ave. when he attempted to leave the store without paying for video tapes valued at $200. Police said the employee was not seriously injured and that the man was being held at the station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 4800 block of Melbourne Road by forcing open a window and removed a .45-caliber Colt semiautomatic handgun. Police said the weapon was valued at $250.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 600 block of N. Augusta Ave. reported that someone forcibly entered his home and removed a .38-caliber Titan revolver from the bedroom. Police said the value of the handgun was not immediately known.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- ROBBERY: Western District -- Lorraine Kane, of the first block of N. Stricker St., reported she was home Wednesday evening when two men, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into her house. Police said Kane was not injured, but that the gunman and his accomplice robbed the woman of property valued at more than $3,000. Police said the pair fled with a VCR, telephone, an AM-FM cassette player and other household items.

THEFT: Central District -- Richard Kushner, a resident of Pennsylvania, reported that while his car was parked in the 100 block of N. Eutaw St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed clothing, a camera and a back-pack. Police said the property was valued at $700.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that Andrew Johnson, of the 200 block of E. Burke Ave. in Towson, was in the 2600 block of Sisson St. early yesterday when he was robbed of more than $170 by a man who kept one hand in a coat pocket as though armed.

ROBBERY: Central District -- James Tink, of the 1900 block of Glen Cove Road in Darlington, Harford County, reported he was in the 1000 block of the Fallsway yesterday evening when he was attacked from behind by a man who robbed him of his money and jewelry. Police said the attacker escaped with cash and property valued at nearly $600.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Paca St. reported that someone broke into his apartment by forcing open the door and removed a VCR.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Brim Jenson, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St., reported he was in the first block of E. 21st St. yesterday when he was attacked by four men who knocked him to the ground and robbed him of his wallet containing $40.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that Philip Heim, of the first block of Guinevere Court in the Rosedale section of Baltimore County, reported he was in the 100 block of Light St. late yesterday evening when he was accosted by a woman armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said the robber escaped with $50.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Aretha Robinson, of the 4900 block of Challedon Ave., reported that while she was in the 3400 block of Wilkens Ave. early yesterday afternoon she was grabbed from behind by a man armed with a knife who robbed her of cash and property valued at more than $500.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Police reported that while a city-owned truck was parked outside the Frederick Elementary School in the 2500 block of Frederick Ave. early yesterday someone broke into the vehicle and removed tools and equipment valued at more than $400.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 800 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into a house she owns in the 2300 block of Hollins St. and removed power tools and a portable radio. Police said the property was valued at more than $400 and that the intruder knocked a hole in the wall of an adjacent building to gain entry.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a VCR valued at nearly $400 was removed from a dwelling in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway after someone entered, reportedly with a key.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Michael Healy, 46, of Frederick, reported he was in the 1200 block of St. Agnes Lane shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Healy told police he gave the gunman his wallet containing more than $100.

Anne Arundel

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported that appliances valued at more than $100 were removed from a dwelling in the 500 block of Dogwood Road.

BURGLARY: Pasadena -- A resident of the 7600 block of Brown Road reported that someone forcibly entered his home through a door and removed firearms valued at $500.

BURGLARY: Pasadena -- Police were seeking the person who broke into a dwelling in the 4500 block of Mountain Road by forcing open a door and removed sterling silverware valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Severna Park -- Police said several pieces of jewelry were removed from the bedroom of a house in the 100 block of Northway Drive after someone entered through a window.

Carroll County

BURGLARY: Finksburg -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $350 was removed from a dwelling in the 2500 block of Kays Mill Road. Police said the intruder made off with a circular saw and electric welding equipment.

BURGLARY: Westminster -- A resident of the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike reported that someone forcibly entered his home and removed cash, three beer mugs, cigarettes and two cigarette lighters. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Woodbine -- Police said cash, jewelry, tennis shoes and a red jacket were removed from a dwelling in the 7400 block of Old Washington Road and a car parked outside the house. Police said the property was valued at more than $900.

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