Baltimore CityQUESTIONABLE DEATH: Northeastern District -- Police...

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QUESTIONABLE DEATH: Northeastern District -- Police said an autopsy was to be performed today to determine the cause of death of a 19-year-old woman who was found in the bathroom of her apartment. Police said the body of Marscela Walker, of the 4900 block of Goodnow Road, was found around 10 a.m. yesterday by her boyfriend, Kevin Emerson. Police said there were obvious signs of foul play on the body. The death is being ruled questionable pending the results of the autopsy.

BREAK-IN: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Red Foxx Bar & Lounge in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday through a side door and stole $20,000 and $6,000 worth of cashier checks. Police said the thief also stole credit cards and other property. The break-in was discovered by an officer on patrol.

THEFT: Central District -- Mark Jankowski, of the 3300 block of Rosalie Ave., reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 100 block of W. Lombard St. yesterday and stole property valued at more than $400.

THEFT: Central District -- Daniel Strickler, of the 2400 block of N. Charles St., told police that someone broke into his car parked near his home yesterday and stole tools valued at $700.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1100 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone entered his apartment, apparently with a key, and stole more than $2,000 and two checks.

SHOOTING: Central District -- William Gray, of the 800 block of Harlem Ave., was talking with a man in the 900 block of Argyle Ave. around 9 p.m. yesterday when the other man pulled out a handgun and shot Gray in the stomach. Police said Gray fell to the pavement and was then shot in the arm. Gray was listed in fair condition today at the University of Maryland Medical Center. A 26-year-old man known to Gray is being sought.

ROBBERY: Central District -- John Berry, of the first block of Nightingale Way in Lutherville, reported he was in the 1900 block of N. Charles St. yesterday when a man with a knife robbed him of more than $200.

BREAK-IN: Central District -- Employees of Alternative Directions Inc. in the 2500 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into their office through a second-story window and stole cash and a telephone, all valued at nearly $240.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Rodney Hunter, of the 5500 block of Gwynn Ave., told police he was in the 1500 block of N. Charles St. early yesterday morning when a man with a knife robbed him of the ring he was wearing and his duffel bag, together valued at nearly $700.

ROBBERY/ABDUCTION: Central District -- Gilbert Leroy Scott, 31, of the 2400 block of Lauretta Ave., told police his car was stopped at a traffic light in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Ave. around 10 p.m. Monday when a man armed with a gun approached and ordered him to pull to the side of the street and park. The assailant robbed him of his watch and ordered him out of the car. Scott said the man forced him into the trunk of his car and drove off. Later, the gunman freed Scott in the 1200 block of W. Saratoga St. and drove off in the car. Scott walked home and called police.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Someone forced open the front door of an apartment in the 900 block of Argyle Ave. yesterday morning and stole a camera and a cordless telephone, together valued at nearly $500.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Russell Witt, of the 6200 block of Birchwood Ave., reported that someone entered the front porch of his home and stole an air conditioner and a 10-speed bike, together valued at $600.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 7100 block of Chambers Road told police that someone entered a room in her house and stole $300. The occupant told police she discovered the money missing after a man she hired to clean her gutters left for the day.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Grady Newsome, of the 1600 block of Pentland Road, reported that someone he knows

entered his house and stole property valued at nearly $3,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Linda Howard, 36, of the 6200 block of Loch Raven Blvd., reported that someone entered her home and stole a VCR valued at more than $400. She suspects a relative.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Someone broke into a car owned by Nelson Dennis, 29, while it was parked near his home in the 1700 block of Waverly Way on Monday and stole property valued nearly $200.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michelle Johnson, of the 5300 block of Leith Road, reported that a teen-age girl she knows stole a $300, 33mm camera from her home and sold it.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking two men who broke into a home in the 2800 block of Berwick Ave. and stole three envelopes containing nearly $250.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Donna Knight, 29, of the 1200 block of Rossiter Ave., reported that a couple who visited her over the weekend took property valued at more than $400 when they left.

BREAK-IN: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Dunkin Donut shop in the 6300 block of Belair Road reported that someone removed a rear door and stole an undisclosed sum of cash from the safe. Police said the thief then replaced the door to delay discovery of the crime.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Eutaw Place reported that someone broke into his apartment through a kitchen door and stole appliances, stereo equipment and tools, all valued at more than $5,000.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the first block of N. Bentalou St. reported that someone broke into his home through the living room window and stole two TV sets, value unknown.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke a lock off a door into the office of Aaro auto sales and service in the 1000 block of W. Baltimore St. and stole an air XTC conditioner and a container of freon refrigerant, together valued at more than $300. Less than a week earlier, someone broke into the office and stole the ignition keys to several cars parked on the lot.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2600 block of Woodbrook Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through the front door and stole a TV, an air-conditioner and a computer game, all of unknown value.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Nedric Rodgers, of the 1800 block of Penrose Ave., reported that he was walking a block from his home Monday evening when he was attacked by a man who struck him several times with his fists and robbed him of $6. Rodgers sustained minor injuries.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man with a handgun accosted two men as they walked in the 2900 block of Rosalind Ave. late Monday night and forced them to give up their money and jewelry. Michael Alston, of the 3000 block of Rosalind Ave., surrendered his cash and a gold necklace, all valued at $500. Sean Gallup, of the 2900 block of Rosalind Ave., handed the gunman a gold ring valued at $400.

THEFT: Northern District -- Craig Bullock, an out-of-town resident, reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 3600 block of St. Paul St. and stole an in--- stereo radio, compact discs and $100. The property was valued at $900.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1200 block of William St. told police that he discovered a large quantity of wine missing from a home he owns in the 5900 block of the Alameda after painters left the site over the weekend.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $3,000 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave. after someone gained entry through a rear door. Police said the intruder escaped with two VCRs and a 19-inch TV.

THEFT: Northern District -- George Powell, a resident of Pennsylvania, reported that someone stole a $400 air conditioner from his parked car in the 3400 block of University Place yesterday.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that $500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 4300 block of Falls Road yesterday after someone gained entry through a basement door.

THEFT: Northern District -- David Lapides, of the 5200 block of St. Alban's Way, told police someone broke into his car parked near his home between Saturday and yesterday and stole a stereo radio, tennis shoes and other items, all valued at $500.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Scott Bartlett, of the 200 block of Wendover Road, was in the 4000 block of Greenway around 9 p.m. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who struck him with their fists and robbed him of his 18-speed bike valued at $500.

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Baltimore County

ROBBERIES: Essex District -- Police reported that robberies last night and early today of two convenience stores and a restaurant were apparently committed by the same person, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with a knife. Police said a man entered the High's dairy store in the 100 block of Back River Neck Road about 10:45 p.m. and ordered the clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash. About 1:10 a.m. today, police said, the same man walked into the Little Tavern restaurant and carry-out at 146 Back River Neck Road and fled moments later after ordering the counter man to empty the cash register and robbing two customers of their money. Police said the same man entered the Royal Farm store in the 800 block of S. Marlyn Ave. about 2:20 a.m. today and fled after a clerk gave him the undisclosed contents of the cash register.

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- Police reported that a man armed with a handgun entered the High's dairy store in the 9900 block of Liberty Road about 6:20 p.m. yesterday, pointed a handgun at the clerk and fled moments later with less than $50.

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Anne Arundel

DRUG ARRESTS: Shady Side -- After allegedly witnessing a drug transaction on the parking lot of a store on Md. 468, police later stopped a car on Md. 2 and Riva Road and arrested four men and recovered cocaine. Police said officers had staked out the parking lot after receiving information that people were using the location to buy and sell cocaine. Police said a car occupied by three men stopped, and a man in the vehicle began counting money. Moments later, a fourth man appeared, all of them got into the car and drove off. Police followed the car to an area along Bowman Court in Annapolis. There, the four men entered a house, then left a few minutes later and drove off. On Md. 2 at Riva Road, police stopped the vehicle, arrested the four men and recovered two grams of cocaine. Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute the drug was Shawn L. Patterson, 19, of the 1400 block of Shady Rest Road, Shady Side. Charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine were Rico C. Smith, 18, of the 5200 block of Nick Road, Shady Side; Terry E. Gregory, 26, of Shady Side Road in Churchton, and Gary Lee Hawkins, 25, of the 1400 block of Columbia Beach Road in Shady Side.

THEFT: Millersville -- Grace O'Connor, 69, of the 15700 block of Tierra Drive in Silver Spring told police that while she was inside a convenience store at Old Mill Road and Interstate 97 someone entered her parked car and stole her purse, which contained cash, jewelry and medical records, all valued at more than $1,800.

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