THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that a photograph of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was removed from a wall at City Hall in the 200 block of N. Holliday St. yesterday. Police said the photograph was reported missing about 10 a.m. and that an unidentified man seen leaving the building shortly before the theft was discovered may have taken the photo. Police said the photograph measures 11 by 14 inches and that its value is unknown.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary at the Eagles' Nest grocery store in the 2500 block of W. North Ave. yesterday found two men carrying a cigarette machine out the front door. Police said the men ran but that one of them was arrested. Police said Willie Mayfield, 34, of the 2100 block of Braddish Ave., was arrested and charged with burglary and was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $2,500 bail. The second man was being sought. Entry into the store was by forcing the front door.
THEFT: Western District -- Employees of People Production Inc., in the 1500 block of Whitelock St., reported to police that someone broke into a company-owned vehicle while it was parked near the business and removed a two-way radio and an automobile battery. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,500.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Walter Darden, of the 700 block of S. Charles St., reported he was in the 1500 block of Retreat St. when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who forced him to give up his money. Police said the gunman fled with more than $100 in cash.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6800 block of Sturbridge Drive reported that someone entered her home through an unlocked bedroom window and removed a telephone answering machine valued at nearly $200.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into two vehicles parked outside the Oak Tree, a nightclub in the 5800 block of Pulaski Highway, and removed property having a total value of nearly $200. Police said someone entered a car owned by Lisa Bryson, of the 4200 block of Eldone Road, after breaking a window with a rock and stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $100. Police said a vehicle owned by a Pennsylvania mining company was entered by someone who removed a purse containing $80 in cash. Police said entry to the second vehicle was gained by breaking a window.
THEFT: Central District -- Nyung Cho Choi, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his 1983 Nissan was parked in the 300 block of W. Mulberry St., someone pried open the door and removed a saxophone from the rear seat. Police said the instrument was valued at more than $1,000.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Central District -- Officials of Bethel AME Church in the 1300 block of Druid Hill Ave. reported that someone broke into the main building through a window and stole two Bibles.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Officials of Good Samaritan Hospital in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd. reported that someone entered a room yesterday afternoon and removed two VCRs. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police yesterday arrested a man and were holding him at the station in connection with the burglary of a house in the 2700 block of Woodland Ave. Police had arrested the man inside the house. They said burglary charges were expected to be placed against him today and that he was to appear at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said entry into the house was by kicking out a door panel.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man fleeing a bank robbery in the 5800 block of York Road yesterday afternoon dropped the money he was carrying when a dye pack hidden among the bills exploded. They said the man entered the bank at noon and ordered a teller to give him money. Police said the teller placed a dye-pack inside the cash and gave the man an undisclosed sum of cash. Shortly after the man fled, the pack exploded, covering much of the money with a bright orange dye. Police said the money was recovered but that the man escaped.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2800 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday by opening a front window and removed a money order, electric saw and a camera. Police said the property was valued at nearly $700.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Anna Boone, of the 800 block of Cedarcroft Road, reported she was walking near her home yesterday when a man in his 20s shoved her to the pavement and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the man escaped with the purse, $45 in cash and personal property.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2800 block of Maryland Ave. reported someone broke into her home through a window and removed a computer, VCR and radio. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,300. Police said two men seen leaving the house shortly before the burglary was discovered were being sought.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Arthur Harris, an out-of-town resident, reported he was in the 3100 block of Swan Drive in Druid Hill Park yesterday when a man with a handgun ordered him to give up his tennis shoes. Police said the gunman made off with the shoes, valued at nearly $150.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported a resident of the 3400 block of Old York Road arrived home yesterday and surprised a burglar, who fled. Police said nothing appeared to be missing from the house, which was entered through a second-floor window.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said someone entered an office at the Harford Institute in the 2500 block of Harford Road and removed a telephone from a desk. Police said the phone was valued at more than $200.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Samuel Wallace, of the 5300 block of Leith Road, reported that a relative entered his home yesterday and removed property valued at more than $150.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced a rear door, broke into a dwelling in the 1600 block of Harlem Ave. and removed $40 in cash, a TV, gold earrings and a diamond necklace. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Michael Hamlett, of the 2200 block of W. North Ave., told police he was accosted near his home early yesterday by two men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of more than $200 in cash and a watch valued at $85.
RAPE: Northeastern District -- Police said a 41-year-old resident of Hollander Ridge reported that she was raped by a man she invited into her home yesterday. The woman told police the man was armed with a knife. After the man left the victim's apartment, the woman reported the incident and was taken to a hospital.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the 2900 block of Harford Road reported that three men, one with a handgun, entered the business early yesterday evening and demanded money after jumping over the counter. Police said at least one of the men entered the office and ordered an employee there to give him money. Police said the three fled the restaurant with an undisclosed sum of cash.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Super Rite food market in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road arrested a teen-ager who attempted to leave the store without paying for several items. Police said the youth was charged as a juvenile and was released in the custody of his parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1200 block of N. Bentalou St. reported that someone broke into his home through a rear door and removed property valued at nearly $1,000. Police said the intruder fled with a VCR, telephone, cash, credit cards, a camera and a computer game.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said a VCR was removed from a dwelling in the 1000 block of W. Fayette St. after someone entered by breaking a bedroom window.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police today were seeking the person who broke into an apartment in the 800 block of N. Carey St. through a skylight and removed nearly $200 in cash and a VCR valued at $600.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said Samuel Wilson, of the 100 block N. Fulton Ave., was seated in a car near his home when two men approached, one pulled out a handgun and shot Wilson three times. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled and that Wilson was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed today in stable condition.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Chester Manning, of the 5600 block of Force Road, reported that while his van was parked near his home, someone removed the vehicle's metal spare tire cover, valued at more than $150.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Shelita Carter, of the 1900 block of Crestview Road, reported she was in the 1900 block of Ramblewood Road when she was accosted by a man with a handgun who demanded she give up her money. Police said the man fled with Carter's purse containing cash and property, all valued at $80.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Carlena Spence, of the 1700 block of 62nd St. in Hollander Ridge, said she was in a dwelling in the 7200 block of Jim Rowe Court when a man she knows stole her coat. Spence told police the coat was valued at nearly $150.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Todd Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a hole in the wall of the laundry room next to her apartment and removed property valued at $600.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $200 was removed from a dwelling in the 4800 block of Hamilton Ave. after someone got in through an open bedroom window.
CLARIFICATION: White Marsh District -- In the Police Blotter on Wednesday, employees of the Belair-Fullerton Shell service station reported to police the theft of money from an office safe. Police said an undisclosed sum of money was taken but they were not more specific about the amount.
ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported that a man with handgun entered the Pizza Hut in the 7900 block of Crain Highway about 11:30 p.m. yesterday and forced an employee to give up money from a cash register. The manager, Curtis Grant, 27, told police the man was wearing a fatigue jacket, a gray ski cap and a blue-and-white bandanna over his face. Police said the gunman fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.
DRUG ARREST: Harundale -- Undercover narcotics officers said they purchased cocaine from a 19-year-old Glen Burnie man, then placed him under arrest and charged him with multiple drug offenses. Nathaniel Wallace, of the 7900 block of Nolpark Court, was arrested this week after he allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover officer at the Harundale Mall. Police said they searched Wallace after his arrest and found 2.2 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $200 and $55 in cash. Police said Wallace was charged with possession of cocaine, manufacturing cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
ROBBERY: Cockeysville -- Police today continued their search for three men who robbed several customers at Chi Chi's restaurant in the first block of W. Timonium Road last night. Police said the men, two armed with shotguns and the third with a semiautomatic handgun, entered the restaurant shortly before p.m. and ordered more than a dozen customers to lie on the floor. Police said that, after robbing many of them of cash and other property, the armed men ordered the restaurant manager to open the office safe but, for some reason, fled before he could do so. Police said an unknown sum of money was taken from the customers, none of whom were injured, and that the armed men were seen driving off in a white or beige car.