Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police reported...


Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police reported a man who was trying to sell a camera on a playground behind the 4100 block of Park Heights Ave. was shot when another man tried to steal the camera. Police said Lawrence Coleman, 34, of the 3800 block of W. Cold Spring Lane, and his wife, were attempting to sell a camera to several people on the playground about 6:30 p.m. yesterday when a man walked up to them and tried to wrest the camera from Coleman's grasp. Police said when Coleman resisted, the man pulled out a handgun and shot Coleman in the left arm. Police said the bullet went through Coleman's arm and into the left side of his chest. The gunman fled. Coleman was listed in critical condition today at Sinai Hospital. Police said the shooting victim's wife was not injured. It was not immediately known if the gunman escaped with Coleman's camera.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Mark Moran, 24, of the 500 block of N. Paca St., reported he was near his home early yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a silver-plated revolver, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $10 in cash.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported two people were robbed of cash and property by two men, one armed with a handgun, as they walked in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday. Police said Phillip Wood, of the first block of E. Fort Ave., and his companion, Gwendolyn Barney, of the 3900 block of Springdale Ave., were walking near the Pratt Street pavilion at Harborplace when they were approached from behind by two men. Police said the men robbed Wood of $11 in cash, a pager and a canister of irritant spray used for self-defense. From Barney, the men took a portable radio valued at nearly $130.

SHOOTING: Central District -- Gordon Windell, 27, of the 500 block of Allendale St., reported he was in the 500 block of W. North Ave. about 10 p.m. Sunday when he heard the sound of gunshots and felt a pain in his left forearm. Police said Windell was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released. Police said no arrest has been made and that they have no motive in the shooting.

ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Police arrested a 14-year-old boy and charged him as a juvenile with attempted armed robbery and possession of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Police said a 16-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. was walking in the 200 block of N. Eutaw St. about 3 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by a gunman who demanded his gold jewelry. Police said when the intended victim resisted, the gunman fled. Later, Officers Eric Sharp and Robin Mullins spotted a youth who fit the description of the gunman. After searching the youth and finding a handgun, the officers took him to the scene of the crime, where the intended victim identified him.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Harry Vaughn, 20, of the 800 block of W. Saratoga St., reported he was walking in the 700 block of W. Saratoga St. when he was stopped by man who forced him to give up his jewelry. Police said the man fled after robbing Vaughn of jewelry valued at $1,000.

RAPE TRY: Central District -- Police reported a 32-year-old woman was walking near the Baltimore Streetcar Museum in the 1900 block of Falls Road early yesterday when she was attacked by a man who attempted to rape her. Police said Officer Mark Matzseck was checking the front doors of buildings when the woman broke away from the man and reported the incident. A search of the immediate area was unsuccessful. Police said the woman was not injured.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- John Persinger, of the 2200 block of Cloville Ave., reported that while his car was parked in the 5600 block of Grindon Ave., someone broke into the vehicle and stole several tools. Police said the tools were valued at nearly $100.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael McNeive, of the 2700 block of Louise Ave., told police that someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked near his home and stole two battery chargers. Police said the battery chargers were valued at more than $100.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the back yard of James Bridgeforth, of the 5000 block of Herring Run Drive, and stole property valued at more than $200.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael Pavesich, of the 2100 block of Hamilton Ave., reported someone stole property valued at $400 from his car while the vehicle was parked near his home.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6300 block of Pioneer Drive reported that someone broke into her home through an unlocked door and stole property valued at $500.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Herbert Howard, of the 1700 block of Homestead St., reported he was in the 1600 block of Montpelier St. early yesterday when he was attacked by a man who knocked him to the pavement and removed $12 in cash from his pockets.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered the Radio Shack store in the 2500 block of Edison Highway yesterday morning and stole property valued at nearly $200.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Mason Resurfacing, an out-of-town firm, reported that someone entered job site in the 2400 block of Argonne Drive over the weekend and stole property valued at nearly $230.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Moldcraft Division of the Anchor Hocking Corp. in the 4200 block of Shannon Drive reported that someone entered the building and stole more than $100 worth of property. Police said entry was gained by breaking a lock.

Baltimore County

STABBING: White Marsh District -- Police reported that Francisco Sarinana, 33, of the first block of Dunsinane Drive, was listed today in stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore after he was stabbed during an argument yesterday evening in the White Marsh Mall. Police said Sarinana was xTC standing outside a restaurant inside the mall about 9:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men who reportedly worked with Sarinana. Police said the men asked Sarinana for money and that when he refused, one of them stabbed him in the abdomen with a knife. Police said the two men fled and were being sought.

ROBBERY TRY: White Marsh District -- Jerald Cramer, 52, of the 9400 block of Franklin Square Drive, told police he was about to enter his home about 11 o'clock last night when he was approached from behind by a man with a handgun who demanded money. Police said that when Cramer refused the man's order, the man again demanded money. With that, police said, Cramer threw a bag he was carrying that struck the gunman, who fled.

Anne Arundel

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Crofton -- Police arrested two men and charged them with breaking into a house in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Road. Police said an officer was checking the house that had been broken into recently. He saw a car parked in the driveway with keys in the ignition. Police said the officer then heard the sound of breaking glass and went to the back of the dwelling, where he saw two men standing on a deck. Police said the officer arrested the pair without incident. Charged with breaking and entering were Richard John Tow, 28, of the 3100 block of Tanbark Lane in Bowie, and Arthur M. Woods, 27, of the 1000 block of Shreve Court in Crofton.

BANK ROBBERY: Pasadena -- Police today were still attempting to find the man who robbed the Signet Bank in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway of an undisclosed sum of money after giving a teller a note saying he was armed. Police said the man entered the bank Thursday and asked a teller to give him change for a $20 bill. Police said the man then gave the teller a note saying he was armed and that he wanted all the $20 and $50 bills in her cash drawer. After getting an undisclosed sum of cash, the man ran out the front door and across Ritchie Highway.

Harford County

THEFT: Aberdeen -- Police reported that someone entered the property of a resident of the 200 block of Hiobs Lane and stole fishing equipment and an anchor from a boat in storage. Police said the property was valued at more than $800.

BURGLARY: Abingdon -- A resident of the 3300 block of Deep Well Court reported that someone broke into his home and stole a computer, video camera and at least one handgun. Police said the property was valued at more than $3,000.

BURGLARY: Edgewood -- Police reported that someone broke into a garage in the 800 block of Windstream Way and stole two bikes and several pieces of fishing equipment. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000.

THEFT: Darlington -- Employees of the Glen Cove Marina reported that someone entered the property in the 2000 block of Glen Cove Road and stole three batteries, three radios, two outboard motor stands and two boat motors. Police said the property and equipment was valued at nearly $6,000.

Carroll County

BURGLARY/ARREST: Westminster -- Police arrested a Randallstown man over the weekend and charged him with breaking into a jewelry store a short distance from the State Police barracks in Westminster. Police said that when the burglar alarm sounded at Myers' Fine Jewelry and Gifts, on Md. 140 near the barracks, Sgt. Frank E. Wastler drove over to investigate. Police said that when Wastler neared the store, he heard the sound of a car door shutting and saw a 1990 Volvo speed off toward Md. 140. Police said Wastler followed the car and pulled it over a short distance from the jewelry store. In the meantime, Trooper John Carhart went to the store and discovered that a glass door had been broken. In the car, police recovered $14,000 in gold jewelry and a .38-caliber revolver. Police said Dwayne Albert Ballard, 32, of the 100 block of Cinnamon Circle in Randallstown, was charged with breaking and entering, theft and illegal possession of a handgun. Police said Ballard was being held at the county detention center in lieu of $25,000 bond and that Baltimore County police were seeking him on warrants charging him with narcotics violations and failing to appear in court.

Howard County

DRUG ARRESTS: Jessup -- Police reported five people were released on their own recognizance after they were arrested following an investigation of drug trafficking at a motel on U.S. 1. Police said the arrests came after an informant reported that drugs were being sold in rooms at the Cedar Motel. During a surveillance that saw heavy traffic in and out of several rooms, police saw a man leave a room and drive off in a car. After stopping the car for a minor traffic violation, police searched the vehicle and found 16 rocks of cocaine valued at more than $1,500 on the street. Police said the driver, Willie Hunter Jr., 40, of Washington, was charged with possession of cocaine. Returning to the motel, police entered a room and arrested four other people and charged them with possession of drug paraphernalia. They were identified as Douglas Taylor, 24, of the 200 block of Red Clay Road in Laurel; and John Taylor, 31, Shannis Johnson, 21, and Barbara Harris, 41, all of whom gave the motel as their address. In the room, police confiscated vials, plastic bags and chemical burners.

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