THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered Perfect Ideas Inc., a gift shop in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace in the 300 block of Light St., between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday and stole nearly $200 from the cash register while employees were waiting on customers.
THEFT: Central District -- Connie Lee Guynn, of the first block of Chins Court in Owings Mills, reported that someone broke a rear window of her 1991 Nissan while it was parked in the first block of Light St. around midnight Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $220.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $300 was stolen from a 1981 BMW while it was parked Tuesday night in the 200 block of E. Redwood St. Police said the theft was reported by the owner, Mindy Mahoney, of the 6000 block of Majors Lane in Columbia.
THEFT: Central District -- Andrew Leventis, of the 200 block of Coldbrook Road in Lutherville-Timonium, reported that someone broke into his 1981 BMW while it was parked in the first block of Marketplace Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and stole property valued at $700.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 700 block of George St. reported that someone broke into his apartment by forcing the front door and stole property valued at more than $500.
ABDUCTION/ROBBERY: Central District -- Joseph Dunn, an out-of-town resident, told police he was getting out of his car in the 200 block of W. Biddle St. around 1 a.m. yesterday when two men, one with a handgun, pushed him back into the vehicle. Police said the men drove Dunn to the 700 block of George St., where they robbed him of more than $40 in cash and the keys to his car, a 1976 Chevrolet. Police said after Dunn reported the incident, he made arrangements for transportation to a friend's home. However, when Dunn returned to the 700 block of George St. around 2 p.m. yesterday to get his car, he discovered it missing. Police believe the men who robbed Dunn returned to the scene later and stole the car.
THEFT: Central District -- Employees of Hernandez Antiques in the 1800 block of Maryland Ave. reported the theft of a ring valued at $400. Police said a man entered the store and asked to see a certain ring, the clerk handed it to him to examine and the man fled with it when the clerk turned away.
THEFT: Central District -- Anita Goldman, an out-of-town resident, reported that someone broke into her car while it was parked in the 500 block of E. Pratt St. and stole a suitcase containing clothing and other personal items, all valued at $400.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Jerome Dixon, of the 2200 block of Eutaw Place, reported he was in the 800 block of Madison Ave. around 10 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men who asked him for a match. Dixon told police the men, who implied they had handguns, then robbed him of nearly $200.
BANK ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed the Signet bank in the 2000 block of Linden Ave. yesterday but lost the loot when the dye pack hidden in the money exploded. Police said a man entered the bank at 9:48 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money. After being given a stack of bills with a dye pack hidden inside, the man fled the bank. Outside, the dye pack exploded, covering the money with a reddish-orange dye and forcing the man to drop the cash. Police said all the money was recovered.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2000 block of McCulloh St. between May 8 and Tuesday by forcing a basement window and stole property valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Central District -- Gary Christy, of the 800 block of N. Eutaw St., reported someone entered his home over the past several days and stole more than $400 worth of jewelry.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Valerie Ferguson, of the 2400 block of Lakeview Ave., told police she was in the 700 block of Druid Lake Park Drive late last night when a man with a handgun threatened her and robbed her of more than $300.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said Ophelia Bagwell, of the 1100 block of Orleans St., was walking in the 300 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday evening on her way home after cashing a check when she was stopped by an unarmed man who robbed her of more than $300.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that a man who asked to see rings at Discount City Limited in the 300 block of N. Howard St. yesterday fled the store with a tray of assorted rings valued at $4,000. Police said when an employee placed a tray containing 70 rings on the counter for the man to examine, the thief snatched up the tray and ran out the door. Police said employees ran after the man but were unable to catch him.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a bedroom window and stole property of undetermined value.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Levoy Bennett, of the 2300 block of Madison Ave., reported that upon entering his apartment Tuesday night, he was attacked by a man who choked him and then attempted to stab him with a screwdriver. Police said Bennett was not injured.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Hillside Coal Co. in the 1200 block of Whatcoat St. reported that someone broke into the building between Tuesday night or yesterday morning and removed a metal box containing more than $145.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $400 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1500 block of W. Fayette St. Tuesday or yesterday after someone broke in through a second-floor window. Police said the burglar made off with a computer game, a book and computer game cartridges.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in the 700 block of N. Arlington Ave. yesterday entered the building and arrested a man. Police said no property appeared to be missing and that the suspect, a resident of the 900 block of N. Stricker St., was held overnight pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said Anthony Dorsey, of the 2800 block of Brighton St., was shot yesterday afternoon near his home. Police said the gunman, a 25-year-old resident of the 1500 block of N. Pulaski St., escaped and Dorsey was taken to a hospital for treatment.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Fletcher Johnson, of the 300 block of N. Bruce St., told police he was in the 800 block of N. Calhoun St. yesterday morning when he was attacked by a man who struck him with a piece of wood. Police said Johnson was slightly injured in the apparently unprovoked assault.
ARSON: Northeastern District -- Police and fire investigators reported that someone set fire to a construction company's trailer while it was parked in the 5900 block of Belair Road late Tuesday night. Police said the arsonist poured a flammable liquid on the exterior of the trailer and set it afire around 10 p.m., causing at least $9,000 damage to the trailer and its contents.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Leroy Graves, of the 1700 block of E. 20th St, reported he was sitting on the front porch of a house in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. around 2 a.m. yesterday when he heard gunshots. Police said Graves was running down the street when he felt a pain in his leg and realized he had been shot. They said Graves was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was treated and released. Police said it was not immediately known if Graves was shot accidentally or was the intended target.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Parkside Supply Co. in the 1600 block of Clough St. reported that someone broke into the building and stole $40 from a metal box inside a cabinet.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5000 block of Truesdale Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a dining room window and stole a VCR and a computer game, all valued at more than $750.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Joseph Romans, of the 100 block of N. Streeper St., reported he was playing on the seventh green of the Clifton Park public golf course in the 2800 block of St. Lo Drive yesterday afternoon when a man placed a knife to his neck robbed him of his $40 wristwatch.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the property of Wareheim Air Brakes in the 6400 block of Erdman Ave. yesterday and stole property valued at $3,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- An employee of the H&H; Testing Inc. in the 19200 block of York Road in northern Baltimore County reported that while his truck was parked in the 4700 block of Parkwood Ave. someone broke into it and stole property valued at more than $2,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Estelle Nicolet, of the 3300 block of Cliftmont Ave., told police that someone entered the front porch of her home and stole two bikes, at a combined value of nearly $300.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Flavean Wenige, of the 3900 block of Frankford Ave., told police he was threatened by a man with a handgun outside a Belair Road tavern. Wenige told police he was outside the bar in the 5900 block of Belair Road around 10 p.m. yesterday when he became involved in an argument with another man. Wenige told police the man pulled out a large-caliber handgun and pointed it at his head, threatening to shoot him. Police said the gunman walked away moments later and that Wenige was not injured. They said Wenige knew the gunman and was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest.
THEFT: White Marsh District -- Police reported that someone entered the office at the Cedar Lane golf range in the 7600 block of Rossville Blvd. yesterday while it was unattended and stole an undisclosed sum from a secured area. Police said the thief then entered the golf range owner's car, parked nearby, and stole several pieces of property.
RAPE: White Marsh District -- Police were seeking a man for the rape five days ago of a 15-year-old girl in a room at the Swiss Chalet, a motel in the first block of Philadelphia Court near Golden Ring Mall. The girl told police that on May 10 she was attending a party at the motel when she became separated from a girlfriend who accompanied her there. The girl told police that while trying to find her friend, she was told by a man she met at the party that the girlfriend was in his room. The victim reported that after entering the man's room, she was forced down on the bed and raped. Later, the girl reported the attack to her mother, who called police. The girl was taken to the rape crisis center at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
BURGLARY: Columbia -- Police reported that someone broke into a home in the 11000 block of Cricket Hollow Court by prying open a rear window and stole several pieces of clothing and cash, of undetermined value.
BURGLARY: Columbia -- A resident of the 10800 block of Vista Road reported that jewelry and electronic equipment were stolen from his home after someone gained entry by breaking down a side door.
BURGLARY: Columbia -- Residents of a house in the 9400 block of Farewell Road told police they confronted a burglar in their home, causing the man to flee. Police said nothing appeared to be missing.