ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported three men, two with handguns, entered the McDonald's fast-food outlet in the 4200 block of Mortimer Ave. shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday and forced an employee into the back office. There, the gunmen forced the manager, who already was in the office, to open the safe and remove an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the robbers placed the money inside a duffel bag they brought with them before escaping on foot.
ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police today were seeking two men in connection with the shooting of three men during an armed robbery late Sunday night. Police said Israel Richardson, 22, of the 3700 block of Greenmount Ave.; Wayne Nelson, 25, of the 3800 block of Hayward Ave., and Early A. Wynter, 18, of the 4000 block of Rogers Ave., were in the 5200 block of Nelson Ave. when they were accosted by two gunmen who ordered them to lie on the ground. Police said the gunmen robbed the victims of their money and jewelry but that one victim resisted. Police said one or both robbers shot one victim in the lower back, right buttock and stomach. Another victim was shot in the left leg and struck on the head with a gun. The third victim was shot in the left ankle. Police said the two gunmen escaped with cash and jewelry, all of unknown valued. Police said Richardson and Wynter were taken to Sinai Hospital, where Richardson was listed in serious condition and Nelson in stable condition. Police said Wynter was treated at Liberty Medical Center for a gunshot wound of the left ankle and released.
ARREST: Eastern District -- Police last night arrested a 35-year-old woman who held four family members hostage in her East Fayette Street home with a "handgun" that turned out to be a portable hair dryer. Police said the woman, who was later taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation, had been despondent over the possibility of eviction from her home and refused to allow family members to leave the house. Police said a stand-off with police began about 7 p.m. and ended three hours later, when police persuaded the woman to give up. Police said no injuries were reported during the incident.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Northwestern District -- Police arrested a man Saturday in connection with the robbery of a boutique and the robbing and kidnapping of an employee. Police said the man also attempted to kill police officers pursuing him. Police said a man entered the Etcetera Boutique in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, told a clerk he wanted to buy his girlfriend a dress and asked to see some samples. Police said the man then pulled out a handgun and removed money from the cash register before filling his pockets with jewelry. Police said the man then tied up one female employee before forcing another employee, Sarah A. Wallace, 39, of Sunny Meadow Court, to drive him to a bank in the 6900 block of Liberty Road in Woodmoor, Baltimore County, where he forced her to remove money from an automatic teller machine. Shortly after Wallace and the gunman left the store, the first employee freed herself and called police. At the bank, a city police officer, looking for the robber, spotted the man and ordered him to drop his gun. The man ran behind a nearby gas station, where he got into a truck and fired a shot through the windshield at police. Police returned the fire, but did not hit the man. Police said the man then ran under the front porch of a house in the 3500 block of Hillsmere Road, where he stayed until police, using a garden hose, sprayed the underside of the porch and forced him out. Police said Shawn Sterling Crowder, of the 3100 block of Milford Ave., was being held on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, assault with intent to kill, auto theft and a handgun violation pending a bail hearing in District Court.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of York Road reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and removed property valued at nearly $2,200. Police said the intruder removed stereo equipment and a VCR.
THEFT: Northern District -- Frances Sturry, of the 2900 block of Huntingdon Ave., reported that someone entered her home over the weekend and removed cash and a set of earrings. Police said the property was valued at nearly $150.
THEFT: Northern District -- Erin Shelton, of the 4500 block of N. Charles St., told police that someone entered her home over the weekend and removed a 19-inch TV and a telephone answering machine. Police said the property was valued at nearly $250.
THEFT: Northern District -- Joseph Hall, of the first block of Bishops Gate Court in Woodlawn, reported that someone broke into his parked car over the weekend in the 500 block of E. 34th St. and removed property valued at more than $250. Police said the thief escaped with a pair of field glasses, a radio and a jacket.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone entered a townhouse in the 1900 block of Greenberry Road and removed a diamond ring valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Northern District -- Selma Rogers, of the 4600 block of York Road, told police that property valued at more than $400 was removed from her home after someone entered the dwelling over a period of several days. Police said the thief made off with cash and jewelry.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Louise Glascoe, of the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave., reported that during an incident near her home yesterday evening she was attacked by a man who knocked her to the pavement and robbed her of her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash and property of unknown value.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a gunman entered the City Food Market in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday and forced an employee to give up the contents of the cash register. Police said the employee complied and that the gunman fled with more than $100.
ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- Police arrested a 14-year-old boy and were holding him at the station pending charges that he attempted to rob Sanford Hollins, of the 500 block of N. Schroeder St., in the 800 block of W. Baltimore St. early yesterday evening. Police said Hollins was attacked by several youths who struck him with sticks in an attempt to rob him. Police said Hollins resisted and the youths fled. Later, police arrested one person and were seeking at least two others in connection with the incident.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 300 block of N. Carey St. reported that someone entered her home and removed several pieces of property. Police said a 28-year-old man known to the victim was being sought in connection with the break-in.
THEFT: Western District -- Employees of McDonald's fast-food outlet in the 2500 block of W. Mulberry St. reported that a man removed an undisclosed sum of money from a cash register yesterday after a clerk opened it when a customer ordered food.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Wendy's fast-food outlet in the 2300 block of Frederick Ave. over the weekend and removed property from the freezer. Police said the value of the property was not immediately available.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3300 block of Windsor Ave. reported that someone broke into her garage and removed property valued at $200. Police said entry was gained by removing a door panel.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- David Ottolini, an out-of-town resident, reported that someone broke into his room at Shoney's Motor Inn in the 1400 block of Bloomfield Ave. over the weekend and removed property valued at $200.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $300 was removed from a dwelling in the 3300 block of Brighton St. after someone entered through a ground-level window.
THEFT: Southern District -- Police said an out-of-town resident reported that someone broke a window of her parked car in the 200 block of W. West St. last night and removed property valued at $2,000. Police said the thief removed electronic equipment and cash from the front seat.
ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported a man with a handgun robbed Erol's video store in the Woodmoor Shopping Center in the 7000 block of Liberty Road last night of an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the man entered the store near the 10 p.m. closing time and waited until customers had gone before he approached an employee and forced him into a rear office. There, the gunman ordered the employee to put money in a green bag. The gunman took the money and fled.
ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Larry Washington Word, 36, of the 2600 block of W. Fayette St. in the city, told police he was seated in his car at the intersection of Windsor Mill Road and Woodlawn Drive shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when he was approached by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his wallet before forcing him out of the car and driving away. Police said the car was found abandoned about three blocks from the robbery scene.
VANDALISM: White Marsh District -- Police arrested a 15-year-old boy and charged him as a delinquent in the malicious destruction of a planted field. Police said the field's owner, Joseph Bartenfelder, of the 4500 block of Ridge Road, witnessed the youth driving an all-terrain vehicle over his field about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Police said Bartenfelder followed the youth to his home and informed his parents about what had occurred. Police said Bartenfelder told police the youth caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to his crops and land. Police said the youth was scheduled to appear before juvenile authorities at the District Court on Kelso Drive.
DRUG ARREST: Dorsey -- Police arrested a Prince George's County man outside a night club Sunday and charged him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said officers on a surveillance on Dorsey Road over the weekend spotted a man sitting in a car on the parking lot of the Sierra Club smoking a pipe. The officers seized the pipe, which contained marijuana residue. Also seized was a small bag containing marijuana. Police said Edwin Carrasquillo, 21, of the 7300 block of Powhatan St. in Lanham, was charged. Police said bail information on the man was not available.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 1000 block of Cape St. Claire Road reported that someone broke into his home through a door and removed $500 in cash.
BURGLARY: Edgewater -- Police reported that jewelry valued at more than $500 was removed from a dwelling in the 1800 block of Shore Road after someone broke in through a window.
RAPE: Ellicott City -- Police reported that a 25-year-old woman was jogging near Centennial Park Friday afternoon when she was attacked by a man who dragged her into a wooded area and raped her. The woman told police she was jogging along a footpath when she was grabbed from behind by a man armed with an unknown object that he used to strike her on the head. After the man dragged her into the woods, he assaulted her again then raped her. After reporting the incident, police said, the woman was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where she was treated for cuts and bruises and released.