DRUG ARREST: Southwestern District -- A 19-year-old West Baltimore man was arrested early today and charged with possession of cocaine after a vial fell out of his pocket when Officer Allen Adkins asked him for identification. Adkins reported he was investigating a tip about men dealing in drugs in the 3300 block of Mulberry St. at 2 a.m. when he spotted several men standing on a corner. When the officer approached, all but one walked away. Adkins said he asked the remaining man for ID, and the man was reaching into his pocket to remove his wallet when the vial containing suspected cocaine fell out. After arresting the man, Adkins searched him and found another 15 vials and more than $100 in cash. Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner was Michael Harris, of the 700 block of N. Edgewood St.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Mark A. Outz, of the 1400 block of N. Ellwood Ave., reported he was in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave. early Monday morning when four men in their late teens or early 20s threatened him and robbed him of more than $40.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in the 2300 block of Division St. arrested a northwest city woman who attempted to steal property. Police said she was being held at the Women's Detention Center pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Andre Paige, of the first block of S. Charles Plaza, reported he was in the 1700 block of N. Monroe St. when he was attacked for no apparent reason by several men who struck him in the face with their fists and kicked him. Police said Paige was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and released.
THEFT: Western District -- An employee of Baltimore Auto and Truck Rental in the 2300 block of N. Howard St. reported that someone removed the tires and rims from one of the firm's trucks while it was parked in the 200 block of N. Warwick Ave. Police said the equipment was valued at $600.
ASSAULT: Western District -- David Lee Hill, of the 500 block of Lakewood Ave., reported he was in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. when he was attacked by a man he knows, who struck him with a baseball bat. Police said Hill sustained minor injuries to the neck.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2500 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the front door and stole a VCR valued at nearly $300.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Beronda Fenner, of the 2000 block of Rayner Ave., reported she was in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St. Monday evening when she was attacked by a man who struck her with his fists and robbed her of her purse, which contained cash and property of undetermined value. Police said Fenner was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries and released.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A driver for Vizzini's pizza in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. told police he was delivering a food order in the 2500 block of W. Fairmount Ave. early Monday morning when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of nearly $40.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Ladden Vaughan, of the 500 block of N. Carrollton Ave., told police she was attacked in the 900 block of N. Arlington Ave. by a 17-year-old female who struck her with a baseball bat. Police said Vaughan was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and the teen-ager was arrested. Following assault charges as a juvenile, the girl was released into the custody of her parents.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Mark Chisholm, of the first block Clairford Court, in Arbutus, reported he was sitting in his car in the 800 block of N. Howard St. early yesterday morning when he was approached by a man with a handgun. Chisholm told police the man robbed him of wallet, valued at about $60, and ran away.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Baxter Technologies in the 1300 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into their building through a window around 5 a.m. yesterday and stole a telephone.
RAPE/ROBBERY: Central District -- A 19-year-old woman reported she was in the 200 block of E. North Ave. around 5 a.m. Monday when she was approached by a man who demanded her money. She told police the man forced her to accompany him into the dark stairwell of a nearby building, where he struck her with his fists and raped her. He robbed her of more than $20 and fled. Police said she was taken to the Mercy Medical Center for treatment and released.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Victoria Spassova, of the 900 block of St. Paul St., told police she was about to enter the vestibule of her apartment building Monday night when a man came up behind her and stole her purse, which contained a small sum of money.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Gerald Shezak, a resident of New York City, reported he was walking in the 100 block of S. Gay St. yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of his wallet containing less than $20.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Kenneth Underwood, an out-of-town resident, reported he was in the 400 block of Water St. late Monday when two men in their 30s robbed him of cash and property, all valued at nearly $100.
THEFT: Central District -- Police said someone broke into a 1984 Ford while it was parked in the 400 block of W. Hoffman St. yesterday morning and stole several pieces of jewelry and clothing. The owner of the car, Morton Hanson, an out-of-town resident, told police the property was valued at nearly $3,100.
CHURCH THEFTCHURCH THEFT: Central District -- The Rev. Lyman Farnham, of Memorial Episcopal Church in the 1400 block of Bolton St., told police someone entered the church rectory Monday or yesterday and stole a stained-glass daffodil and a telephone. Police said the property was valued at nearly $60.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Summit Properties in the 600 block of Cathedral St. reported that someone broke into their office Monday or yesterday and stole an air conditioner, two telephones and cash, all valued at more than $400.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said two men, one with a handgun, entered the cashier's booth at the Apcoa parking lot in the 200 block of W. Lombard St. and robbed the attendant of an undisclosed sum from the cash register.
SHOOTING: Central District -- Timothy Miller, of the 700 block of Gorsuch Ave., told police he was in the 1900 block of Falls Road when he felt a gust of air and then a pain in his left arm. Miller told police he then saw blood coming from the arm and realized he had been shot. Police said Miller was treated at a hospital and released. They said it appeared Miller was shot for no apparent reason by someone driving by in a car.
THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to an attempted shoplifting at Benetton, a clothing store at the Gallery in the 200 block of E. Pratt St., arrested a 26-year-old woman who attempted to leave the store without paying for several T-shirts. Police said the apparel, valued at nearly $275, was all recovered. Police said the suspect was being held at the Women's Detention Center at the Central District pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- A driver for the Overlea cab company in the 7200 block of Belair Road reported he was standing outside his vehicle in the 3100 block of Hillen Road Monday night when a man came up behind him and stole the money bag he was carrying, which contained less than $35.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mbainyeya Keller, 18, of the 3900 block of Yolando Road, reported that while his 1982 Ford van was parked near his home someone broke into it and stole a compact refrigerator valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A teen-age girl told police that she was alone yesterday when three men forced their way into her home in the 3300 block of Laurelton Ave., tied her up and stole cash and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Earl Shanklin, 20, of the 1300 block of E. Belvedere Ave., told police he was near his home
around 10 p.m. yesterday when several teen-age boys struck him in the face with their fists and robbed him of the $70 portable radio he was carrying.
DOUBLE SHOOTING: White Marsh District -- Police today were seeking four men in the shooting last night of two men inside an apartment in the 6100 block of St. Regis Road near the city line. Both victims were taken to the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, where they were treated for gunshot wounds and admitted. Their names were not immediately available. One of the men was flown to Shock-Trauma by helicopter and was today listed in serious but stable condition. The other was taken there by ambulance and listed in good condition. Police said four men wearing ski masks entered the apartment around midnight and demanded money from at least two men in the dwelling. When the men refused, police said, they were shot. It was not immediately known if any money was taken.
DRUG ARRESTS: Pioneer City -- Undercover narcotics officers arrested three men after selling them placebos laced with a small amount of crack cocaine. Police said the arrests came after several complaints of drug activity in the area. Those charged with possession of crack cocaine were identified as Douglas Sherman Mason, 34, of Port Republic in Calvert County; and Patrick Leon Dixon Jr., 28, and Michael Allen Rich, 29, both of the 1800 block of Ridgewick Road in Glen Burnie.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Glen Burnie -- State Police arrested one man and were seeking a second in the attempted burglary of a storage trailer behind Highway Liquors in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway. Police said that when a burglar alarm went off at 2:19 a.m. yesterday, Troopers Guy Schofield and John Hurley arrived in less than five minutes. When the officers approached the trailer, they saw a car speed off and pursued it. Arrested and charged with storehouse breaking and entering was Robert Hooe Jr., 18, of the 400 block of Greenwood Road in Linthicum. Trooper Schofield said Hooe appeared before a District Court commissioner and was released on his own recognizance. A warrant was to be issued for the arrest of a second suspect, a 20-year-old Linthicum man. Schofield said the trailer contained about 40 kegs of beer and was not entered.
ROBBERY: Severna Park -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed a yogurt store on Ritchie Highway and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun, entered the I Can't Believe It's Yogurt store in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway and ordered two clerks to remove money from the cash register and safe. After taking the money, the gunman ordered both employees into a rear office before he escaped.
CAB HOLDUP: Annapolis -- A female driver for the Yellow Checker Cab Co. told police that after she stopping her taxi at the end of Brooke Court early Sunday morning, a man she had picked up earlier pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police said that after the driver gave up more than $100, the gunman fled into a nearby woods.