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Baltimore CityCAB HOLDUP: Western District -- Police...

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Baltimore City

CAB HOLDUP: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men in connection with the armed robbery yesterday evening of a Royal taxi driver. Police said shortly after the unidentified cabbie picked up two men in the 1300 block of W. Saratoga St., he was directed to take them to the 500 block of Baker St. On the way to the destination, police said, one man sat in the front seat while the other sat in the back seat. After arriving at the Baker Street destination about 6:15 p.m., the man in the back pulled out a handgun and ordered the cabbie to give up his money. Police said after the cabbie gave the gunman $7, he was ordered to get out of the vehicle. Police said the gunman and his accomplice drove off without the cabbie. About an hour after the holdup, police investigating the robbery discovered the abandoned cab in the 800 block of George St.

SHOOTING/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with the attempted murder of his daughter's boyfriend during an argument in the victim's home early yesterday. Police said Thomas Hooper, 21, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., was involved in an argument with another man about 5:30 a.m. yesterday when he was shot in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun. Police arrived at the scene a few minutes later and arrested Emanuel Mills, of the 3700 block of Sylvan Drive, and recovered the gun. Police said Hooper was taken by ambulance to Francis Scott Key Medical Center, where was admitted. His condition was not immediately known. Police said Mills was charged with attempted murder, assault by shooting, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a handgun and discharging a handgun within the city. Police said Mills was being held at the Eastern District lockup without bail pending a bail review hearing tomorrow in District Court.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Clara Saunders, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St., reported she was walking in the 1100 block of Hargrove St. yesterday afternoon when she was stopped by a man with a handgun who demanded she give up her money. Police said the gunman fled with $20. Police said that shortly before the robbery, Saunders was in a store and that the gunman may have seen her place the money in her clothing.

THEFT: Central District -- A Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, man reported his 1990 Lincoln was stolen while parked Saturday in the 100 block of W. Mount Royal Ave. and that the car contained $250,000 worth of medical equipment used by heart patients. Joseph T. Murphy, of Bayside Drive, told police he attended a theater performance Saturday night and that when he went to get his car, he discovered it missing. He told police that several implantable pacemakers used by heart patients were in the car.

RAPE: Southeastern District -- A woman told police that she was raped yesterday evening by a man who broke into her home. Police said the victim was alone when a man armed with a knife broke into her home and raped her. After the man fled, the woman reported the incident to police, who took her to Francis Scott Key Medical Center where she was treated and released.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of E. North Ave. by prying a lock from a door and removed a 19-inch TV valued at $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Onie Lesham, a student at Goucher College in Towson, Baltimore County, reported that while she was in Louie's Book Store and Cafe in the 500 block of N. Charles St. Saturday night, someone stole her purse after she left it on a chair. Police said the purse contained $40.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Stephanie Flowers, of the 7200 block of Bayfront Road in the Sparrows Point section of eastern Baltimore County, reported she was in the 200 block of Water St. early yesterday when she was approached by a man who grabbed her purse. Police said Flowers attempted to hold onto her purse but was forced to let go when she was dragged several feet by the man. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $40.

THEFT: Central District -- Christopher Lachwyn, of the 200 block of Park Ave., reported his car was parked in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. over the weekend when someone entered by breaking a window and removed property valued at more than $100.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and carryout in the 3800 block of Wilkens Ave. and ordered several employees to lie on the floor. No customers were in the restaurant at the time of the robbery, police said. Police said the gunman then removed money from several cash registers before he ordered the manager to open the office safe. After taking an undisclosed sum of cash from the registers and safe, the gunman threatened to shoot anyone who followed him. He ran out the back door and onto the parking lot. No getaway car was seen leaving the lot. Police said the gunman acted alone and that there was no evidence to link him with a series of recent armed robberies in the area by at least three men armed with either shotguns or automatic handguns.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of the Rock Glen Apartments in the 100 block of N. Rock Glen Road reported that someone entered a laundry room in the basement of an apartment building and forced open the coin box on at least one coin-operated washing machine. Police said an undisclosed quantity of coins was removed.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4300 block of Belair Road reported that someone entered his home through an unlocked front door and removed more than $200 from the basement.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1200 block of Meridene Drive and removed property valued at more than $1,200. Police said entry was gained by breaking a basement window.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting call at the Food-Rite store in the Northwood Shopping Center in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road arrested a 29-year-old woman who attempted to leave the store without paying for four boxes of disposable diapers valued at $44. Police said the woman was being held at the Women's Detention Center at the Central District station pending formal charges and a bail hearing tomorrow in District Court.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges that during an incident yesterday in the 5900 block of Frankford Ave., he pointed a handgun at Eric Clark, 22, and Allen Fowlkes, no age given, both of the 5900 block of Frankford Ave. Police said neither victim was injured and that the suspect was arrested near the scene. Following charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the man was expected to appear tomorrow at a bail hearing in District Court.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Gittings Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a rear door and removed several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,100.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: Woodlawn District -- Officials of Woodlawn Senior High School in the 1800 block of Woodlawn Drive reported that someone broke into the school's storage building over the weekend and removed a pickup truck. Police said the thief drove the vehicle out of the building and onto the school's campus, damaging the lawn. Police said the vehicle was then driven into a nearby woods and abandoned. It was not immediately known if the vehicle was seriously damaged.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Parole -- Nancy L. Hopper, of Crownsville, reported that while she was walking toward her car on the parking lot of Parole Plaza and was nearing the First American Bank building, a man shoved her aside and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained more than $20 and that Hopper was slightly injured. Following the robbery, the man fled toward a store, where he was joined by another man.

DRUG ARRESTS: Severn -- Responding to a report that two men were smoking marijuana inside a van parked in the Ridgeville Plaza shopping center, police approached the vehicle and requested its two occupants to get out. Police said that after the men got out of the vehicle, one of the investigating officers saw two suspected burnt marijuana "joints" in the ash tray. Police said a strong odor of marijuana also was obvious. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana were William Edgar Pack Sr., 36, of the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive, Severn, and Randolph Alexander Pack, no age given, of the 1700 block of Old Calvert Court, also in Severn. Police said bail information on the two men was not available and that the relationship of the men was not known.

BURGLARY: Linthicum -- A resident of the 400 block of W. Maple Road reported that someone broke into his home through a rear patio door and removed a TV and several silver candlestick holders. Police said the property was valued at more than $600.

BURGLARY: Millersville -- Employees of a construction company reported that someone broke into a company-owned trailer while it was parked in the 200 block of Najoles Drive and removed a generator, power saw and a camera. Police said the property was valued at more than $800 and that entry was gained by forcing a door.

BURGLARY: Odenton -- Police reported that someone broke into an office building in the 1100 block of Odenton Road and removed an antique anchor. Police said the value of the anchor was not immediately known and that entry into the building was by opening a rear door.

Howard County

RAPE ATTEMPT: Columbia -- Police today were seeking a witness to the attempted rape last week of a student at Howard Community College moments after the victim left her car, which was parked on the school's lot. Police said the victim, a 23-year-old Columbia woman, had left her car and was walking away from the vehicle when she was grabbed from behind by a man who forced her into a nearby car. Police said the man placed a piece of clothing over the woman's face and was trying to remove her clothing when a passer-by called out to the man to leave the woman alone. Police said the attacker fled and that the victim drove home and reported the incident. Police said the victim was unable to provide a description of the man, but that the passer-by apparently saw the man's face. Police said the passer-by left the scene and is being sought in an effort to identify the suspect. Police said anyone who may have witnessed the attempted rape should call the police at 313-2626.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 6200 block of Hidden Clearing and removed several pieces of jewelry and electronic equipment. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that entry was gained through a window.

THEFT: Columbia -- Police said a radar detector was removed from a vehicle while it was parked in a business parking lot in the 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway. Police said the vehicle was entered by forcing a door and that the value of the property was not immediately known.

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