ARSONS/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested two teen-agers and charged them as deliquents in connection with setting fire to two homes in the 3600 block of Roland Ave. Tuesday night. Police said the youths used matches to start the fires that caused $45,000 damage to one house and $20,000 damage to another. Police said the house at 3639 Roland Ave. was vacant at the time of the fire, but that the house next door, at 3637 Roland Ave., was reportedly occupied. No injuries were reported and a motive for the arsons was not known. After charging the youths, police transported them to the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School at Cub Hill in Baltimore County, where they will remain pending action by juvenile authorities.
RAPE/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he raped a woman after forcing her into the rear of an abandoned truck in the 300 block of Park Ave. Police said the victim was accosted by the man about 8:20 p.m. yesterday and forced into the truck, where she was raped and assaulted. Following the attack, the woman reported the incident to police and gave them the identity of her attacker. Police said the woman was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries and released. Later, police arrested a suspect not far from the rape scene.
ASSAULT: Central District -- Lillie Owens, of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave., reported that during an incident early today near her home she was attacked by a woman who struck her in the head with a metal cane. Police said Owens was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment of multiple and deep lacerations and was today listed in fair condition. The assailant, police said, was being sought.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 600 block of George St. reported that someone broke into her apartment by forcing open the front window and removed stereo equipment valued at more than $1,300.
ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Police today were seeking a man who attempted to rob an employee of the Quille-Crown parking lot in the 500 block of E. Pratt St. yesterday evening. Police said a man wearing a gray jacket around his waist and a paper bag with eye holes over his head approached the parking-lot employee and demanded money while pointing a knife at him. Police said the employee backed away and fled, and the armed man ran in the opposite direction.
THEFT: Northern District -- Leona Trotter, of the 5600 block of Greenspring Ave., reported someone trespassed on her property yesterday and removed two wrought-iron garden benches. Police said the lawn furniture was valued at $1,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Clydesdale Ave. reported that someone broke into his garage by breaking a lock and removed a 10-speed bike valued at more than $100.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lois Herr, of the 3200 block of Juneau Place, reported someone entered the front porch of her home yesterday and removed a flag pole and an American flag. Police said the property was valued at $45.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Vivian Shuler, of the 3100 block of Mareco Ave., reported that a man she knows entered her home and stole $400. Police said Shuler was advised to seek either a warrant for the man's arrest or a summons ordering him to court to answer theft charges.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Zwazette Ringold, 28, of the 2300 block of Edwing Court in Hollander Ridge, reported she was standing at a bus stop in the 2200 block of 62nd St. when a man stole her jacket. Police said the jacket was valued at more than $100.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the bedroom of Joseph Taylor, of the 2900 block of Grindon Ave., and removed property valued at $200.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting report at the Giant Food store in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane arrested two male juveniles who attempted to leave the store without paying for several items. Police said the youths were taken to the police station and held there until their parents arrived. Police said the youths were then released in the custody of their parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Brenda King, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave., reported she was in the 2800 block of Harford Road when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who pressed the weapon in her side and demanded her purse. Police said the gunman fled with cash and property valued at $50.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A 13-year-old girl reported to police she was in the 6000 block of Loch Raven Blvd. when she was assaulted by an older male who twisted her arm behind her back and robbed her of her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and other property valued at more than $50.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Sherrell Ferguson, of the 800 block of Allendale Road, reported she was in the 700 block of N. Payson St. when two men, one armed with a handgun, demanded her money. Police said the pair escaped with $20.
ROBBERY: Western District -- William Scott, of the 7100 block of Minna Road in the Woodmoor section of Baltimore County, reported he was robbed by a man who accosted him in the 800 block of N. Mount St. Police said the man, who implied he was armed, ordered Scott to give up his money.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 200 block of N. Fremont Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment by forcing open the front door and removed a TV valued at nearly $300.
RAPE: Western District -- Police today continued to search for two men who forced a woman to accompany them into an alley behind the 2400 block of Madison Ave. where she was raped. The woman told police that one of the men was armed with an unknown object that he placed in her back. Following the rape, the men robbed the woman of her money. Police said the victim was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries and released.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1100 block of N. Gilmor St. by opening a second-floor window and removed stereo equipment valued at $300.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. reported someone broke into her home by climbing through a second-floor window and removed property valued at $600. Police said a man in his early 20s and a small child were being sought in connection with the break-in.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave. and removed an 8-inch TV. Police said the property was valued at $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Billy Williams, 37, of the 5200 block of Frankford Ave., told police he was in the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive yesterday when he was stopped by a man who placed a hard object in his back and demanded his money. Police said no weapon was displayed during the robbery and that the man fled with more than $100.
RAPE TRY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he attempted to rape a woman inside a house in the 1300 block of N. Fremont Ave. The woman told police she was in the Fremont Avenue house yesterday when a man held a razor blade to her neck and attempted to disrobe her. Police said the woman broke free and ran out of the house.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Herbert Mitchell, of the 1400 block of N. Dukeland St., reported that during an incident near his home early yesterday afternoon he was attacked by a man who struck him over the head with a lead pipe and robbed him of his watch, coat and money. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Susan Petty, of the 4200 block of Heckel Ave., reported that while her car was parked in the 3200 block of Evergreen Ave. yesterday, someone entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and removed her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at more than $60.
ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police yesterday arrested a teen-ager after she attempted to leave the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road without paying for property valued at nearly $63. Police said the girl was later released in her parents' custody pending action by juvenile authorities.
ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police reported two men, one armed with what appeared to be a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, entered the China Cafe in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road and forced an employee to give up the contents of the cash register. After taking an undisclosed sum of money, the gunman and his accomplice drove off in a blue Ford Tempo.
BURGLARY: White Marsh District -- Employees of the Mark-Trece Inc. in the 800 block of Race Road reported that someone broke into the storage yard and removed nearly a dozen pieces of arc welding equipment. Police said the equipment was valued at more than $30,000 and that entry into the yard was by breaking a lock off the gate surrounding the property.
VANDALISM: Annapolis -- Police reported that shortly after a driver for the Crown and Diamond Cab Co. dropped a fare off on Croll Drive and was leaving the area, someone threw a rock at the vehicle that shattered the windshield. Police said the cabbie, whose name was not immediately available, spotted the rock thrower and followed him to Bowman Circle. There, the cabbie confronted the man and inquired why he threw the rock. The cabbie later told police that the man replied, "You're lucky you didn't get hurt." The cabbie reported to police that a crowd of men then gathered and that one of them began striking the vehicle with a baseball bat. Frightened that he might be injured, the cabbie fled and reported the incident to police. A search of the area failed to turn up any of the men.
BURGLARY: Friendship -- A resident of the 400 block of Avon Court told police that someone broke into his home through a window and removed several jewelry items. Police said the jewelry was valued at nearly $1,700.
SEX ARREST: Taneytown -- Earlier this week, police arrested a 38-year-old man and charged him with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in the back of his van. Police said the girl attended a youth meeting in town Monday and fell asleep inside the building while waiting for a family friend to arrive and drive her home. The girl later told police that while sitting inside the van during the trip home, she dozed off again and was awakened when the man began fondling her. The girl, according to police reports, was then forced to perform sex acts on the man, who told her not to tell anyone what occurred. When the girl arrived home, she told her parents about the incident. Police said the girl was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where she was examined and released. Later that night, police arrested Charles
TC Bernard Miller, of Taneytown, and charged him with multiple counts of sexual assault.