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Baltimore City

ASSAULT/ARREST: Central District -- Police said a 14-year-old male resident of the Fellowship of Lights, a group home and shelter for juveniles in the 1300 block of N. Calvert St., was admitted to the Mercy Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation after he held another resident hostage and threatened him with a knife. Police said when the younger boy refused to run away from the shelter Friday with the older youth, the 14-year-old threatened him with a knife he removed from the center's kitchen. Police said when officers arrived, both boys ran upstairs and climbed onto a fire escape. Police said both boys then ran across the roof and down a fire escape. Later, police spotted them in the 1000 block of N. Charles St. Police said after officers sealed off the area and ordered pedestrians back, the older youth pressed the knife to the throat of the younger boy and threatened to cut him. After a 20-minute stand-off, the older boy released the other youth and surrendered to police. Police said the 12-year-old boy was not injured.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the first block of E. 22nd St. reported that someone broke into her home Saturday by forcing the front door and stole two TVs, a VCR and three dresses, all valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2300 block of Linden Ave. by opening a bedroom window and stole property valued at $800.

BURGLARIES/ARREST: Police arrested a man early yesterday morning in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace and charged him with multiple counts of burglary, theft, possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Police said when security officers at Harborplace responded to a burglar alarm around 6 a.m. yesterday at LaMessa, a jewelry store, they saw a man inside the store carrying a duffel bag. Upon entering the store, the man pulled out a knife and threatened Officer Lawrence Williams. During a scuffle, the man was subdued by Williams and other security officers. After city police arrived, Harborplace security officers found evidence that three other businesses were broken into and property taken. Those places were identified as Phillips Seafood, Greenberg's Seafood and the Utz shop. Police said cash and property, all valued at more than $800, was recovered following the arrest of the man. Police said Stephen Mercer, 29, of the 3900 block of Wabash Ave., was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft, possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Police said Mercer was held overnight pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Central District -- George Bell, an out-of-town resident, told police he and two female friends were seated in his car in the 400 block of Presstman St. early yesterday morning when they were approached by a man with a handgun who demanded their money. Police said the gunman robbed Bell of his wallet and robbed Renee Johnson, of the 2000 block of Winford Road, of her purse and cash. Police said the second woman, Teresa Stafford, of the 2100 block of Braddish Ave., was not robbed. After the robbery, police said, the gunman ordered Bell, Johnson and Stafford out of the car and drove off with it. Police said the car, a 1986 Chevrolet bearing license tags TAS-725, remained missing today.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police said someone broke into a dwelling in the 1200 block of N. Charles St. yesterday morning through an open window and stole property valued at $400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Bolton St. told police that someone broke into his apartment through an open kitchen window and stole a 10-band stereo equalizer valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported a deliveryman for Pizza USA in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane was about to make a delivery at an apartment in the 5000 block of Goodnow Road late yesterday evening when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a knife. Police said the armed man and his accomplice robbed the deliveryman of a 20-inch pizza, valued at more than $16.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A 9-year-old resident of the 5300 block of Wright Ave. told police that someone entered the back yard of his home yesterday and stole his 5-speed bike. Police said the bike was valued at nearly $100 and that two youths in their midteens were seen stealing the bike. No arrests had been made.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 5200 block of York Road over the weekend and stole property valued at more than $300. Massouda Segundina, the owner of the car, told police that someone forced open the vehicle's trunk and stole a pair of eyeglasses, shoes and cleaning equipment.

THEFT: Northern District -- Nicholas Piscatelli, of the 3900 block of N. Charles St., reported that someone entered his home over the weekend and stole his wallet. Police said the wallet contained cash and credit cards. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of Chesapeake Randall Co. in the first block of E. 25th St. reported that someone stole their window air-conditioner between Saturday and yesterday. Police said the appliance was valued at $600 and was forcibly removed from a window.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a building on the grounds of the Baltimore Zoo in the 3100 block of Swan Drive and stole a 19-inch TV. Police said the property was valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Anthony Robinson, of the 2500 block of Chelsea Terrace, told police he was in the 6500 block of Reisterstown Road Saturday evening when he was accosted by two men who forced him to give up cash and property, all valued at more than $1,000. Later, police arrested at least one man in connection with the robbery and were holding him at the station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- R. Denniston, of the 3500 block of Greenmount Ave., told police he was in the 2300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. around noon Saturday when he was attacked by a man who threw him to the pavement and robbed him of his wallet. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $160.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police said a driver for Gunther's Transport Systems in the 7400 block of Railroad Ave. in Hanover, Anne Arundel County, reported he was in the 3700 block of Hayward Ave. yesterday morning when he was attacked by a man who struck him with a fire extinguisher. Police said when the driver fell to the ground, the man jumped into the truck and drove off. Later, police spotted the truck not far from the robbery scene and arrested the suspect. Police said the man was being held at the station pending charges of assault and robbery prior to a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- Joseph Keitt, of the 4900 block of Denmore Ave., told police that during an argument with his wife at home yesterday evening he was stabbed in the right arm with a knife.

THEFT: Northwestern District -- Adriene Cooper, of the 3900 block of Norfolk Ave., reported that someone entered her home and stole a TV valued at more than $400. Cooper told police she suspects a man and a woman she knows of taking the property.

THEFT: Northwestern District -- Dollie Frazer, of the 4700 block of Wilern Ave., reported that someone entered her porch between Friday night and early yesterday morning and stole four picnic chairs and other lawn furniture. Police said the property was valued at $400.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 900 block of W. Fayette St. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend by forcing a rear door and stole a TV valued at $100.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 300 block of N. Calhoun St. over the weekend. Police said the burglar entered the house through a rear window and stole a mirror, electric fan, cable TV converter and other items.

CUTTING: Western District -- Douglas Madden, of the first block of S. Calverton Road, told police he was in the 2100 block of W. Baltimore St. Saturday night when he was attacked by a woman who cut him on the chest with a broken bottle. Police said Madden was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment of a laceration and released. Police said the woman was being sought.

THEFT: Northern District -- Efolka Johnson, of the 600 block of Chestnut Hill Ave., reported a TV, VCR, telephone answering machine and a microwave oven were stolen from her home over the weekend. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,300.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police reported a 29-year-old man was assaulted and robbed early yesterday morning at York Road and Fairmount Avenue. Patrick Boyle, whose Towson address was not immediately available, told police he was near the intersection at 3 a.m. Sunday when he was attacked by three men in their late teens or early 20s. Boyle told police he was struck in the face several times and knocked to the pavement. One of the men removed Boyle's watch from his wrist and the three escaped on foot. Police said the value of the watch was not immediately known.

ROBBERY TRY: Towson District -- Police today were seeking a man who attempted to rob the Crown service station in the 7200 block of York Road late yesterday. Police said a man approached the cashier's station at 11:25 p.m. and asked how much the sodas in the vending machine cost. Police said the man then removed what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun from his waistband and ordered the attendant to open the door. Police said when the attendant refused to comply, the gunman escaped on foot.

Anne Arundel

DRUG ARREST: BWI Airport -- Police arrested a New York man and charged him with possession of cocaine after he attempted to flee when police stopped him moments after he stepped from an Amtrak train. Police said while officers were talking to the man as they searched his luggage for narcotics after gaining his permission, he bolted and attempted to escape. Following a brief chase across a parking lot, the man was caught and arrested. Police said Manuel Tensmendez, 23, of the Bronx, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and transporting cocaine into the state. Police said after officers searched the man's shoulder bag they found 10 ounces of cocaine. Bail information on Tensmendez was not immediately available.

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a deliveryman for Domino's Pizza was making a delivery in the 7800 block of Windborne Drive over the weekend when he was stopped by a man who showed him what appeared to be the butt of a handgun. Police said the deliveryman gave up an undisclosed sum of cash to the man, who escaped on foot.

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- A resident of the 8000 block of Woodholm Circle reported that someone broke into his home through a door and stole appliances and other household items. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.

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