Baltimore CityTHEFT: Central District -- Police reported...

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Baltimore City

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a 1988 Nissan while the vehicle was parked in the 100 block of E. Pleasant St. and stole a radar detector and a cellular phone. James Price, the owner of the car and an out-of-town resident, told police the property was valued at $600.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Wanda Hawkins, of the 3900 block of Southclare Road, reported she was in the 3000 block of Druid Hill Ave. when she was accosted by two unarmed men who demanded her purse. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at less than $20.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the first block of E. Biddle St. reported that someone broke into his apartment by forcing the door and stole property valued at nearly $400.

THEFT: Central District -- Patti Martini, a resident of New Jersey, told police she was inside a building in the first block of W. Baltimore St. when someone stole her purse. Martini told police the purse contained jewelry valued at $400 and other items.

THEFT: Central District -- Lorraine Holmes, of the 700 block of Dolphin St., told police that while she was away from her home for a short period of time Tuesday property valued at nearly $700 was stolen by three people who had been visiting her.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police yesterday arrested a man in the first block of Marketplace and charged him with the assault and robbery of an employee of a pizza shop in the Pratt Street Pavilion at Harborplace. Police said the man walked into the shop and began talking to Mary Hines, 29, an employee. Police said the man, a former employee, then told Hines there was a phone call for her. Police said when Hines walked over to a pay phone that was off the hook, the man forced Hines to accompany him into the ladies restroom, where he told her he had a gun and demanded her money. Police said after the man robbed Hines of nearly $160, he fled the building. Later, police arrested Paige Townes, 21, of the 5500 block of Sarril Road, and charged him with assault and robbery. Police said Townes was held at the police station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.

THEFT: Central District -- Elizabeth Tursell, of Ellicott City, Howard County, reported that someone entered her office in the 100 block of Marketplace and stole her purse containing a wrist watch and a gold rope chain with several charms. Police said the property was valued at $400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into the first-floor office of Watson M. McNeill in the 1800 block of Eutaw Place and stole a typewriter valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Central District -- An employee of Gruntal & Co., a brokerage firm in the First Maryland Building at 20 S. Charles St., told police that someone broke into the office between Tuesday and Wednesday and stole more than $30 and a gold pen set valued at $100.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said an employee of the Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. was in the 400 block of W. Franklin St. yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by a man known to him who knocked him down and robbed him of three money orders, valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Marsha Harris, of the 4900 block of Crenshaw Ave., reported she was walking near her home when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse after knocking her to the pavement. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $500. Harris, police said, was not injured.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Roland Hammett, of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Ave., told police he was in the 5500 block of Bowleys Lane when he became involved in an argument with a man known to him. Hammett told police that during the argument, the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. Police said no injuries were reported and that a man was later arrested and was being held at the Eastern District pending assault charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police reported Charles Blake, 21, of the 600 block of Willow Ave., was shot in the ear with a handgun during an incident Tuesday in the 5400 block of Sarril Road. Police said Blake was accosted by a man around 10 a.m. Tuesday who pulled out a .357 Magnum handgun and fired at least one shot at him. Police said the bullet grazed Blake's left ear and that he was treated at a hospital and released. Police have made no arrests.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of Marcor Builders Inc. in the first block of Eyre Court in Baltimore County reported that someone broke into two vacant apartments they own in the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive and stole two heat pumps and several feet of copper tubing. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- An 11-year-old resident of the 2000 block of E. 32nd St. told police he was in the 3800 block of Belair Road yesterday evening when he was

assaulted by another youth who pushed him off his bike and stole it. Police said the bike was valued at nearly $130 and that a youth was arrested a short time later. Police said the youth was released into the custody of his parents following charges.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3500 block of Juneway reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the front door and stole a radio valued at more than $100.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported two men entered the Amoco service station in the 1100 block of E. Cold Spring Lane early yesterday morning and ordered the attendant to give them money. Police said the attendant complied, giving the men an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the unarmed men drove off in a black Ford.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a house in the 1300 block of Gittings Ave. and stole a 20-inch TV and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $700 and that entry was gained by opening a window.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Edward James, 61, of North Carolina, told police he was in the 6400 block of Pulaski Highway when he was assaulted by a man who struck him with a pipe and robbed him of his wallet containing more than $500 in cash. Later, police arrested a 27-year-old man and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending robbery charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Dominico Cannela, of the 3500 block of Lyndale Ave., reported that someone broke into his car while it was parked near his home and stole an in--- radio and a pair of sunglasses. Police said the property was valued at more than $360.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said property valued at nearly $200 was stolen from a dwelling in the 5100 block of Raintree Way after someone entered by forcing the apartment door. Police said the intruder escaped with a TV and a telephone.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that Charles Johnson, of the 6800 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, was seated in his car and stopped at the intersection of North Avenue and Ashburton Street Tuesday evening when he was forced to give up his jewelry to a man armed with what appeared to be a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. After taking his jewelry, police said, the armed man forced Johnson out of his 1988 Nissan and drove off.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police said two boys riding their bikes yesterday afternoon in the 8600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard were attacked by two older youths. Police said the older youths knocked the victims from their bikes and rode off. Police said the bikes were valued at $150 each and that neither of the victims was injured.

Anne Arundel

SEX ASSAULT/ARREST: Friendship -- County police investigating reports of men soliciting for sex in Friendship Park arrested a Baltimore man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a police officer. Police said an undercover officer was in the park Monday when he was followed into a wooded area by a man. There, according to police reports, the man sexually assaulted the officer and was immediately arrested. Charged was David Ross Paulson, 39, of the 2400 block of Brambleton Road. On the same day, the same officer was walking around the park when he entered an area that was posted with a no trespassing sign. Moments after the officer entered the posted area, he was followed by a man. Police said the officer arrested the man for trespassing. Police said Cleon Austin Beittel Jr., 46, of the 2900 block of Crestmont Ave., was released on his own recognizance. Bail for Paulson was not immediately known. Police said that since March, 17 men have been arrested in Friendship Park on sexual assault and trespassing charges.

ROBBERY: Pasadena -- Police reported a Pasadena man was robbed of his money by two men who assaulted him outside a seafood store in the 2300 block of Mountain Road. Police said the victim, whose name was not available, was getting into his car outside the Kent Island Seafood store when he was approached from the rear by two men. Police said the men pushed the victim into the door of his car and robbed him of a money bag he was carrying. Police said the men escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.

ASSAULT: Laurel -- Police arrested a man and charged him with the attempted murder of his brother during an altercation in their home. Police said the brothers, Eric Nicholson, 29, and his brother, George Leroy Nicholson, 37, both of the 3500 block of Spring Road, were arguing when George was stabbed in the chest with an ax. Police said George Nicholson was taken by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was admitted and listed in stable condition. Police said the brother was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder. Bail information on Eric Nicholson was not available.

Carroll County

ARSON/ARREST: Taneytown -- Police reported a member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company was released on $5,000 bail following charges that he set fire to a paper recycling trailer in May that caused damage estimated at $10,000. Deputy Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said Todd Naugle, of Taneytown, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with arson. Later, Naugle was released on bail. Thomas said Naugle has been a member of the volunteer fire company for two years and that he faces additional charges by Taneytown police.

Howard County

THEFT/ARREST: Columbia -- Police arrested a 22-year-old Columbia man and charged him with robbing a woman of her purse as she attended the Columbia City Fair. Police said the woman, whose name was not immediately available, was sitting on the lawn near the shore of Lake Kittamaqundi when a man walked by and stole her purse. Police said two of the women's relatives, along with two other men, chased the man before catching him and forcing him to the ground, where they held him for police. Police said the woman's purse containing $50 and personal items was recovered. Police said Stuart Schuster Jr., of the 10800 block of Green Mountain Circle, was charged with theft. Police said Schuster remained in the county's detention center in Ellicott City in lieu of $1,000 bond.

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