Baltimore CityASSAULT ON POLICE: Eastern District --...

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ASSAULT ON POLICE: Eastern District -- Police today charged a 22-year-old man with attempting to kill two police officers after they spotted him running down a street with a gun in his hand. Police said Officers Steven Nalewajko and Paul McClean, both of the Southeastern District, were in plain clothes and driving back to the station after working a robbery detail when they spotted a man with a gun running in the 1400 block of E. North Ave. Police said that when Nalewajko got out of the unmarked car and identified himself as an officer, the man fired a shot at him but missed. Police said Nalewajko and McClean pursued the man to the 1900 block of Harford Road, where the man turned and fired at least once more at the officers. Police said Nalewajko then fired four rounds from his service revolver, all of which missed the gunman. Police said that, with the officers in pursuit, the man ran into a garage in the 1300 block of E. 20th St., causing three mechanics to flee into an office. With his escape route cut off, the man surrendered to police after more than an hour. Police said Kevin McNeil, of the 1700 block of E. Oliver St., was charged with two counts of attempted murder, using a handgun in the commission of a felony and related charges. Police said McNeil was held overnight at the station lockup pending a bail hearing today in District Court.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Tracy Moody, of the 5000 block of Crenshaw Ave., told police that someone entered her home yesterday and took her purse from inside the oven. She told police the purse contained more than $800 in cash. Moody told police she believes a man who she knows took the purse. Police said she was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ASSAULT: Northern District -- Jerry Knox, 28, of the 700 block of Cator Ave., told police that a man attacked him at his home earlier this month, and he suffered serious injuries. Police said Knox was admitted to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore and only recently was able to give police a report of what occurred. They said no arrest has been made.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3900 block of Greenway reported that someone broke into her home by forcing the front door and stole jewelry valued at more than $1,000.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Martha Gurek, of the 6100 block of Macbeth Drive, told police that while she was in the 900 block of E. Lake Ave. yesterday afternoon, a man stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at nearly $50.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that Steven Williams, of the 8400 block of Bellona Ave., was in the 5600 block of York Road shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one with a handgun, who forced him to give up his money. Police said the men fled with about $100 in cash.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Employees of Hansen's Deli, in the 4300 block of Falls Road, reported that a man entered the store shortly before 9:30 p.m. yesterday and forced one of them to open the cash register while pointing a rifle at them. Police said the gunman escaped with nearly $300.

CHURCH BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Officials of Trinity Apostolic Holiness Church, in the 3600 block of Rogers Ave., reported that someone broke into the building through a front window Sunday morning. It was not immediately known what, if any, property was taken.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- David Flemmon, of the 3700 block of Springdale Ave., reported he was near his home early Sunday when he was attacked by several youths who struck him with pieces of wood and robbed him of more than $80 in cash.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- George Thomas, of the 5000 block of Queensberry Ave., told police he was robbed of more than $200 in cash and property by a man with a handgun who accosted him as he walked in the 3100 block of Spaulding Ave. early Sunday.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4000 block of W. Garrison Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a rear window and removed property valued at nearly $2,000 over the weekend.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that a man entered the office of Easy Self Storage, in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Road, Sunday and threatened an employee while demanding money. Police said the man escaped with less than $100.

CHURCH BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Mount Zion Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ, in the 5500 block of Liberty Heights Ave., over the weekend through a rear window. Police, however, said it was not immediately known what property may have been removed and that members were to take an inventory.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2000 block of Clifton Ave. reported someone broke into her home through the kitchen window and removed a TV and a VCR, all valued at nearly $500.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Akai Jackson, of the 2400 block of Callow Ave., reported she was walking in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. when she was attacked by a man who struck her in the face with his fist and robbed her of the gold watch she was wearing, valued at $300.

CAB HOLDUP: Western District -- A Checker cab driver reported he was in the 2300 block of Mosher St. when the two people he was transporting ordered him to stop. The driver told police both men displayed a handgun and a sawed-off shotgun, and demanded he give up his money. Police said the gunmen fled with about $70 in cash.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Harry Wilson, of the 3800 block of Cranston Ave., reported he was sitting in his parked car in the 1300 block of N. Stockton St. when a man approached and pointed a handgun at his head. Wilson told police another man then robbed him of his money. Police said the armed man and his accomplice fled with nearly $400.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Shantel Scozier, of the 2800 block of W. North Ave., reported she was walking in the 2700 block of Baker St. early Sunday when she was attacked by three women, who struck her with their fists and cut her nose with a sharp object. Police said Scozier was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment and released.

THEFT: Western District -- James Hopkins, of the 2600 block of Lauretta Ave., reported that his car was parked near his home when someone forced open a door and removed property valued at nearly $1,200. Police said the thief escaped with a radio, battery charger, radar detector and cassette tapes.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that while employees of the Western Auto store in the 3900 block of Erdman Ave. were closing up Sunday, a man forced open the rear door, removed a stereo equalizer valued at more than $100 from a display shelf and fled the same way he came in. Police said the man entered the store before the employees left by the front door and set the burglar alarm.

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police arrested four men and were holding them at the Eastern District pending charges they broke into the James R. Still Co. building in the 5100 block of Harford Road and stole two TVs and other property. Police said a relative of the company's owner was driving by the business when he saw a man standing outside with property the relative recognized. Moments before a police officer arrived on the scene, a car occupied by three men stopped near the business. Police said the men in the car planned to remove the property and that the responding officer arrested the four men and recovered property identified as belonging to the company.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Consolidated Construction, in the 600 block of Reisterstown Road in Baltimore County, reported that while a company truck was parked in the 3100 block of Rosekemp Ave., someone broke into it and removed metal-cutting equipment and a saw.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the Eastside Auto Recycling Co. in the 4700 block of Erdman Ave. between Saturday and yesterday and removed $300 worth of auto parts.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of Maryland Commercial Roofing, in the 4600 block of Harford Road, reported that someone broke into the building over the past three days and removed a gas-operated generator valued at more than $550. Police said entry was gained by removing a piece of plywood from a window that was broken earlier.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Western Welding Co. in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into the building through a first-floor window and removed an electric screwdriver gun, several sockets and other equipment. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: Garrison District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Lube Mart, in the 9100 block of Liberty Road, and removed a small sum of cash from the office. Police said a broken door panel and the theft were discovered around 8 a.m. yesterday when employees reported for work.

Anne Arundel County

BURGLARY/ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- Police today continued their search for a man who broke into a home and sexually assaulted a woman after tying up her husband. Police said the intruder entered the house through the basement and accosted the couple in their second-floor bedroom. There, he forced the woman to take off her bra, which he used to tie the husband's hands behind his back after ordering the man to lie on the floor. With the husband tied up, police said, the man went from one room to another looking for valuables. They said the woman gave the man more than $100 in cash before he forced her into the bedroom at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. He then fled the house.

Carroll County

THEFT: Sykesville -- James D. Ellis, of the 2500 block of Baltimore Blvd. in Finksburg, reported that while his 1986 Chevrolet pickup truck was parked on Gaither Manor Drive at the Gaither Manor Apartments, someone broke into it and stole a stereo system, amplifiers and speakers, all valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Westminster -- Police reported that someone broke into a truck while it was parked outside a house on Baldwin Park Drive and removed tools valued at $900.

Harford County

THEFT: Aberdeen -- Employees of Cook Motorcars Ltd., in the 1100 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd., reported that someone entered the new car lot and drove off with a 1991 Dodge Daytona valued at $15,000.

BURGLARY: Aberdeen -- A resident of the 1200 block of Perryman Road reported that someone broke into his home and removed a TV and a chain saw, all valued at nearly $700.

THEFT: Bel Air -- Police reported that someone broke into a car parked at Harford Community College, in the 300 block of Thomas Run Road, and removed property valued at nearly $3,500. Police said a stereo amplifier, radar detector, speakers, sports equipment, cassette tapes and cash were taken.

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