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VANDALISM: Southern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn in the 3800 block of 5th St. yesterday and painted several Nazi insignias on the floor and walls with red paint. Police said nothing appeared to be missing from the church and that a special unit of the police department that investigates such incidents is attempting to learn who defaced the building and their motive. Police said red paint was used to draw some of the Nazi symbols, while others were drawn with a felt-tip pen. Police said anyone with information about those responsible for the vandalism is urged to call the Southern District at 396-2499.

SHOOTING: Eastern District -- Police reported that the owner of an auto repair service in the 2300 block of Harford Road was listed today in serious but stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot last night during an attempted armed robbery. Police said Lonny Farley, 52, of the 500 block of N. Robinson St., was in the garage around 6 p.m. yesterday when a man armed with a handgun entered and demanded money. Police said when Farley told the gunman he had no money, the man ordered Farley to tell him who else was in the garage. Police said when Farley's son, whose name was not immediately available, came out of a back room, the gunman ordered both men into a rear storeroom. Police said when Farley and his son entered the room, they shut the door behind them and locked it. Moments later, Farley opened the door to see if the man was gone and was shot in the mouth. Police said the gunman fled while Farley's son summoned an ambulance.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Wayne Davis, of the 800 block of N. Carey St., reported he was in the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave. when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with nearly $100.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Lonnie Harris, of the 1400 block of Division St., told police he was robbed of his wallet and $32 by a man who attacked him as he walked in the 1400 block of N. Mount St. and knocked him to the ground.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 25-year-old man and charged him with robbing Doris Thomas, of the 1700 block of Harlem Ave., of her purse as she was walking in the 1600 block of N. Calhoun St. Later, police arrested John Cook, of the 5000 block of Ready Ave., and charged him with assault and robbery. Police said Thomas' purse was recovered when the man was arrested. Police said Cook appeared before a District Court commissioner who ordered him held in lieu of $2,500 bail.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Dorothy Arrington, of the 2000 block of Herbert St., reported she was in the 1900 block of N. Pulaski St. when she was approached from behind by a man wearing a sweat suit who stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with the purse that contained more than $300 and a Baltimore Department of Social Services identification card.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Colenia Lyles, of the 6100 block of Marquette Road in eastern Baltimore County, reported she was in the 1500 block of W. Mulberry St. when she was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced her to give up her money and property. Police said the men fled with cash and personal items valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress at the Royal Oil Corp. in the 2100 block of Gable Ave. entered the building and arrested a man who had broken in. Police said nothing appeared to be missing and that the man was taken to the station, where he was being held pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Grover Sizemore, of the 100 block of S. Monroe St., reported he was in the first block of S. Monroe St. when he was assaulted by a man who beat him with a piece of wood and robbed him of a pack of cigarettes.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of the Alameda reported that someone broke into his home through a second-floor window and removed a safe and stereo equipment. Police said the property was valued at more than $700 and that a 22-year-old woman resident of the 2700 block is being sought in connection with the break-in.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 5200 block of Darien Road and removed a VCR and other items. Police said the property was valued at more than $400 and that entry was gained by forcing open the rear kitchen window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Gregory Johnson, of the 1600 block of Burnwood Road, reported that while his car was parked near his home, someone broke into the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $300.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Alice Cameron, of the 600 block of Roundview Road in the Cherry Hill section, reported she was getting out of her car in the 2500 block of Kirk Ave. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who pushed her into the vehicle and demanded money. Police said Cameron gave $40 to the gunman, who escaped with another man who acted as a lookout during the robbery.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Residents of a house in the 4800 block of Truesdale Ave. reported that a relative arrived at the house a few days ago requesting money. Police said the man was not given any, but was allowed to sleep in a basement room. Yesterday, the occupants of the house reported that the ** man had left and had taken a TV and a VCR.

SCHOOL BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Officials of the Community College of Baltimore in the 2900 block of Liberty Heights Ave. reported that someone broke into an office and removed several pieces of property. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the EMY Management Co. in the 2200 block of Callow Ave. reported that DTC someone broke into a dwelling the firm owns in the 1000 block of W. Baltimore St. and removed a dishwasher and other pieces of household equipment. Police said the property was valued at $2,000.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a dwelling in the 1800 block of Baker St. and removed a gold watch, a gold chain and several tools. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,400.

ROBBERY: Western District -- George Jenkins, of the 300 block N. Payson St., reported he was in the 200 block of N. Monroe St. yesterday when he was stopped by two teen-agerswho robbed him of his wallet. Police said the pair fled with a small sum of cash.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said Andre Coe, of the 600 block of N. Monroe St., was walking near his home yesterday when he was assaulted by two men in their late teens or early 20s who forced him to give them his money. Police said the two men escaped with more than $100.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Tammy Smith, of the 3000 block of Windsor Ave., reported she was in the 2100 block of Mondawmin Ave. yesterday when she was accosted by a man who forced her to give up her money. Police said the man fled with $50.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that a cassette recorder valued at $200 was removed from a dwelling in the 5700 block of Winner Ave. after someone entered through a rear kitchen window.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Robert Spencer, of the 2100 block of Walbrook Ave., reported he was in the 2300 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway early yesterday afternoon when he was stopped by a man armed with a knife who ordered him to give up his jewelry. Police said Spencer resisted the man and was cut. Police said the suspect fled without robbing Spencer, who was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Eric Allen, of the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave., reported he was in the 1300 block of N. Mount St. and was standing on a corner when he was approached by two men. Police said one of the men pulled out a gun and that both ordered Allen to give up his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with more than $200.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1500 block of Edmondson Ave. and removed more than $600 worth of bathroom fixtures.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Golden Valley Electric Co. in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. reported someone broke into the building through the skylight and removed power tools valued at nearly $350.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a construction company's trailer while it was parked in the 3500 block of Winterbourne Road and removed property valued at more than $300.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police reported an elderly resident of Crosswood Avenue was robbed of her purse yesterday morning by a man who offered to change the flat tire on her car. Police said the victim was walking toward her car while it was parked on the lot at the Perring Parkway Shopping Center in the 2500 block of Cleanleigh Drive when she noticed one of her car's tires was flat. Police said a man approached and offered to change the tire. Police said when the victim placed her purse on the roof of her car, the man grabbed the purse and drove off in a gray car. The purse contained cash and property, all valued at several hundred dollars. Police believe the man flattened the tire and used his offer to help as a means of robbing the woman. Police said at least six similar robberies of women have occurred over the past few weeks and that the robber may watch for elderly women to victimize.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- Police were seeking a man who robbed the manager of the Burger King in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway of a briefcase early today while the employee was sitting in her car near the restaurant. Police said Debra Bissett was seated in her car outside the restaurant about 1:30 a.m. today when a man approached and broke one of the car's windows with the butt of a handgun. Police said the man then reached into the car and grabbed a briefcase that was on the front seat. Police said the man fled toward 15th Street. Police said the briefcase reportedly contained money, but that the amount was not disclosed.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Residents of a home in the first block of Hudson St. reported that someone broke into their home by forcing open a door and removed tools valued at $2,000.

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported that a bike valued at more than $100 was removed from a home in the 500 block of Nolfield Drive. Police said entry was gained by forcing open a door.

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Police were seeking the person who forced his way into a dwelling in the first block of Aquahart Road and removed appliances and several pieces of jewelry. Police said entry was gained through a door and that the property was valued at more than $2,000.

BURGLARY: Odenton -- Police said at least $200 was reported removed from a dwelling in the 500 block of Retreat Court after someone gained entry through a window.

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