Baltimore CityROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northern District -- Police charged...

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ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northern District -- Police charged two men in the robbery of Derrick Murrell, of the first block of Debonair Court, that occurred in the 500 block of E. 33rd St. Police said Murrell was robbed of his leather jacket, watch and nylon carrying bag by two men, one armed with a handgun. Acting on a tip, police arrested Rodney Jeffries, 19, of the 1100 block of Montpelier St., and Renard Wheeler, 19, of the 700 block of E. 33rd St. Jeffries was released on $5,000 bond and Wheeler was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

HOLDUP TRY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police investigating the attempted armed robbery of the Open House Restaurant in the 200 block of W. 29th St. arrested a man at his home and charged him with offense. Police said a man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant Sunday and demanded money. The assailant struck two people with the gun but fled without taking any money. On Monday, police went to a dwelling in the 1600 block of Stonewood Road and arrested Rodney Smith, 24, and charged him with attempted armed robbery and assault.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Sherry Watts, of the 1700 block of N. Fulton Ave., reported she was in the 2000 block of W. Lafayette Ave. yesterday morning when a man with a revolver accosted her robbed her of her purse containing cash and other goods, all valued at more than $200.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Louis Hammond, of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, reported that a man with a handgun accosted him near his home and robbed him of cash and personal items, all valued at nearly $130.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Yvonne Shipley, of the 2100 block of Allendale St., reported that she was robbed of money by a man who forced his way into her home early Monday. Shipley told police the intruder struck her in the face and stole an undetermined amount of money from her coat. Police said Shipley was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Jamal Johnson, of the 100 block of Irving St., told police he was robbed of cash and property, all valued at $70, by a man who attacked him in the 1900 block of Edmondson Ave. Monday morning and struck him several times with a baseball bat. Police said Johnson sustained minor head injuries.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Baker St. reported that someone forced open his front door and stole tools valued at nearly $500.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a male juvenile and charged him with shooting another youth with a BB pistol. Police said the injured youth, a resident of the 1800 block ,, of Riggs Ave., was in the 1100 block of Riggs Ave. when he was shot with a BB fired by the suspect, a resident of the 1000 block of N. Woodyear St. Police said the BB struck the victim's eyeglasses, causing the lens to break. Police said the victim sustained a minor eye injury. Following his arrest, the accused was released into the custody of his parents pending action by juvenile authorities.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2500 block of W. Lanvale St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole a VCR, at least 20 movie tapes and a telephone, all valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of Frank C. Long & Sons in the 3000 block of Greenmount Ave. reported that someone broke in through a window on two occasions and stole more than $100 in cash.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Thorn Rentals in the 5400 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into a company truck while it was parked on company property and stole a $30 radio.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Nancy Schramm, of the 2500 bock of Strathmore Ave., reported that someone stole $400 worth of property from her front porch.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6500 block of Falkirk Road reported that someone broke into his home through a first-floor window and stole a 19-inch TV set valued at nearly $400.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Judy Sarvis, of the 1000 block of Armistead Way, reported that someone stole a $100 lawn mower from her front yard.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responded to a shoplifting call yesterday at the Burlington Coat Factory in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road and arrested a woman and a female juvenile, 17, who allegedly failed to pay for $300 worth of clothing. valued at more than $300. The juvenile was released in the custody of her parents pending action by juvenile authorities. The adult, April Jones, 19, of the 1600 block of Argonne Drive, was charged with theft and was held pending a bail hearing.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Officials of Homewood Hospital

South in the 2700 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone entered a room with a key and stole two TV sets, together valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Bradhurst Road reported that someone entered his home through an unlocked rear door and stole a VCR valued at $500.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Jesse Ferrell, of the 800 block of Lake Drive, reported that an acquaintance known as Danny accosted him at home with a knife and robbed him of $3.

THEFT: Northern District -- Michael Alston, of the 3000 block of Rosalind Ave., reported that someone entered his bedroom yesterday and stole a gold chain and necklace, together valued at nearly $2,000.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Officials of Chase Real Estate in the 1000 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into a dwelling the firm owns in the 2300 block of Druid Park Drive and stole several kitchen cabinets and heating equipment, all valued at more than $1,000.

ASSAULT: Northern District -- Police today were seeking a man for an assault on Kenneth Wells, of the 400 block of E. Lorraine Ave., while he was in the 2500 block of Barclay St. Police said Wells was walking early yesterday when the assailant attacked him from behind for no apparent reason and knocked him to the pavement. Wells was treated at Union Memorial Hospital for head and chest injuries.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2000 block of Westwood Ave. told police that someone entered his home by unknown means and stole two TV sets.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that more than $200 was stolen from a dwelling in the 500 block of N. Arlington Ave. after someone entered and ransacked the place.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Joseph Briggs, of the 3700 block of Rolling Road in western Baltimore County, was listed today in good condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after being shot moments after he picked up a male hitchhiker in the 2200 block of McCulloh St. about 1 a.m. Monday. He had only driven a short distance when the man pulled out a gun, shot him in the left side of the back and fled on foot.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Keith Thomas, of the 2100 block of Ashburton St., reported that while he was in the 2000 block of Ashburton St. early yesterday afternoon, he was attacked from behind by a man who robbed him of $20. Thomas told police he recognized the man and was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest.,

ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man who yesterday afternoon attempted to rob the Family Store at 2701 W. North Ave. Police said a man armed with a handgun entered and demanded that an employee give him money from the cash register. Police said that for some reason the armed man decided not to wait and fled without taking any money.

THEFT: Northern District -- Thomas Hughes, of the 2200 block of Park Hill Ave., reported that someone broke into his 1975 Chevrolet van while the vehicle was parked near his home and stole a stereo cassette radio and an equalizer, together valued at nearly $250.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- Police reported two men, each wearing nylon ski masks and armed with shotguns, entered the High's dairy store in the 8000 block of Liberty Road shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday and announced a holdup. Police said after ordering at least one employee to lie on the floor, the men removed an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register and fled. Police said no shots were fired and no injuries reported. Police said the rash of robberies by men armed with shotguns has resulted in enhanced police coverage in potentially high-crime areas, but the two who robbed the High's store were in and out in a few minutes.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Glen Burnie -- Anne Arundel County police working with Stafford County, Va., sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection with the robbery of an employee of the Greentree Exxon station on Crain Highway last week. Police said the victim, whom they refused to name, was in the station when a man entered and asked to have a check cashed. Police said the attendant refused and the man then grabbed money the attendant was carrying in his shirt pocket while telling him that a man in a car parked outside was pointing a shotgun at him. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash and rode off in a white Buick stationwagon. Police said the attendant recognized the man as a former classmate of his sister. Police traced the suspect to Lake Arrowhead, Va., and arrested Mark Glenn Herget, 31, of the 100 block of Olen Ave. in Glen Burnie. Also arrested was Charles Gilbert Hallinan, 47, of the 8000 block of Nolpark Court, also in Glen Burnie.

ESCAPEES CAPTURED: Crownsville -- Police recaptured seven teen-age residents of Crownsville State Hospital after they escaped Monday prior to attending school classes on the grounds. Police said four male residents escaped moments before they were to board a school bus around 8:30 a.m. When the bus reached the school, three female residents got out of the vehicle and ran away. Later, state and county police and hospital staff members, captured all seven without incident as they walked along Interstate 97 a few miles from the hospital. Police said the youths had been committed to the hospital for psychiatric reasons.

DRUG ARRESTS: Pasadena -- Armed with a search-and-seizure warrant, police Monday entered a home on West Shore Road and arrested a couple on charges of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. Police said bail information on Craig Douglas Adkins, 26, and Dana Andrea Hall, 19, both of the 7800 block of West Shore Road, was not immediately available. Police said several packages of cocaine were seized during the arrests.

Harford County

ROBBERY: Joppatowne -- Police reported that a man who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed a woman of her purse as she walked across the parking lot of the Joppatowne Plaza Shopping Center shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday. Police said the man approached the woman, whose name was not available, about 6:45 p.m. and demanded her purse while keeping one hand inside a paper bag as though armed. Police said the woman refused to comply and was knocked to the pavement. Police said the man then robbed the woman and drove off in a light blue Toyota Corolla with Ohio license plates.

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