BALTIMORE CITYROBBERY: Northern District -- Police today...

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ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police today were seeking a man who entered Debbie's Inside, a produce market at Belvedere Square, East Belvedere Avenue and East Northern Parkway, last evening and escaped moments later with an undisclosed sum of cash from the safe. Police said Gerald Holmes, a janitor, was cleaning up in the back of the market around 6:15 p.m. when a man with a handgun ordered him inside. There, the man threatened three employees with the gun. Police said the owner, Debbie Snyder, opened the safe and gave the gunman the money. Police said the gunman knew the name of one of the employees but was not recognized by any of the victims.

JAIL STABBING: Eastern District -- Police said charges of assault and assault with a deadly weapon were pending against a juvenile being held in the Baltimore City Jail as the result of the stabbing Saturday of another juvenile in custody there. Police said the two got into a fight around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the juvenile section and one of them was stabbed in the left shoulder with a homemade knife. Police said the injured youth was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment and returned to the jail. After the stabbing, both youths were confined in separate cells and an investigation of the incident by police and jail officials is continuing.

CAB HOLDUP: Central District -- Police reported that a Diamond Cab driver was in the 1200 block of Madison Ave. around midnight Saturday when two men he had picked up earlier ordered him to stop. Police said one of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded the cabbie's money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice bolted from the cab and escaped with more than $100.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Carla Schmidt, an out-of-state resident, reported she was in the 200 block of Mosher St. when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse, which contained cash and property valued at $500.

THEFT: Central District -- John Robertson, an out-of-town resident, told police his $200 bicycle was parked in the 1800 block of Lovegrove St. early yesterday and secured by a lock when someone cut the lock and stole the bike.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the first block of W. Saratoga St. yesterday morning. Harold A. Leonelli, a resident of New York, told police someone broke one of the vehicle's windows and stole property valued at more than $700.

THEFT: Central District -- Brian Markowski, a resident of New Jersey, told police his 1984 van was parked in the 100 block of W. Franklin St. yesterday when someone broke a window and stole property valued at nearly $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that two suitcases containing clothing and other personal items were stolen from a vehicle yesterday while it was parked in the 100 block of W. Lombard St. Police said the property was owned by Brian David Tapper, a resident of North Carolina.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today were seeking two men in the robbery yesterday afternoon of two men who got a ride with a "hacker," an unlicensed cab, to the first block of N. Howard St., where one of them was robbed. Police said John Evans, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave., and Ronald Daniels, of the 1900 block of E. 20th St., hailed the hacker shortly before 3 p.m. and asked to be driven to Howard Street. After arriving at their destination, a passenger who was in the car when Evans and Daniels hailed it pulled out a gun and robbed Evans of $70 in cash. Police said Daniels had no money. The car and its two occupants drove off.

THEFT: Central District -- Richard Moraca, of the first block of S. Paca St., reported that while his 1991 Toyota was parked near his home yesterday, someone broke into the vehicle by smashing a rear window with a piece of concrete. Police said the thief stole 30 cassette tapes valued at more than $200.

ASSAULT: Central District -- Ernest Bonaparte, of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave., reported that during a quarrel near his home with a man he knows as "Harry," he was attacked and struck several times with a baseball bat. Police said the attacker is being sought.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that a 1988 Chevrolet owned by Hal Popha, a resident of Pennsylvania, was parked in a garage in the 200 block of Water St. yesterday when someone broke into the vehicle and stole cash and camera equipment, all valued at nearly $1,500.

THEFT: Central District -- Louis French, an out-of-town resident, said 1990 Acura was parked in the first block of W. Lanvale St. last evening when someone broke into it and stole audio equipment and clothing valued at more than $500.

ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police said a deliveryman for Pizz-A-Boli's in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway was

returning to his car after making a delivery in the 6200 block of Northwood Drive Saturday night when he was accosted by two males in their teens who demanded his money at gunpoint. Police said they escaped without robbing the driver after searching him and finding no money.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a storage shed in the 4000 block of Greenspring Ave. over the weekend and stole a power lawn mower valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Roland Ave. reported that someone broke into his garage and stole two bicycles valued at more than $600.

THEFT: Northern District -- Jacqueline Russell, of the 5500 block of Lothian Road, reported that a man who was visiting her home last week stole $500 from her closet. Police said Russell was expected to swear out a warrant for the man's arrest on theft charges.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police today reported that an unidentified man was in critical condition at Francis Scott Key Medical Center after being beaten about the head and chest in the 4100 block of Erdman Ave. early yesterday. Police said he sustained massive head and chest injuries and was found lying in the street around 5:30 a.m. by police responding to a report of an assault in progress. After receiving a tip, Southwestern District police went to a residence in the 1000 block of Sanford Road yesterday morning and arrested a 25-year-old man. Police said Everett Drummond, of that address, was charged with assault and attempted murder. Police said Drummond was being held at the Eastern District pending a bail hearing today.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1800 block of E. 32nd St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole a TV and a VCR of undetermined value.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1200 block of Roundhill Road Saturday and stole a VCR valued at $300.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- Police said a man with a handgun forced his way through the back door of the Burger King restaurant in the 8000 block of Liberty Road and ordered two employees to empty the safe. Police said a female employee was outside the restaurant around 11:30 p.m. yesterday when she was forced back inside by the gunman. There, the man ordered her and another employee into the office, where money was removed from the safe. Police said the gunman ordered both employees onto the floor before he fled.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- An attendant at the U.S. Gas service station in the 2800 block of Hammonds Ferry Road reported he was in the office around 7:30 p.m. yesterday when two men, one with a handgun, entered and demanded money. Police said after the attendant handed over an undisclosed sum from the cash register, the thieves drove off in a four-door cream or silver colored car.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- Police today were seeking two men and a woman in the robbery yesterday of the High's dairy store in the 600 block of Frederick Road. Police said a man entered the store about 5:45 p.m. and ordered the clerk to give him the contents of the cash register while implying he had a handgun. Police said that after the man was given an undisclosed sum, he ran out and escaped in a car that was occupied by another man and a woman.

Anne Arundel

ASSAULT/KIDNAPPING: Glen Burnie -- Police have issued a warrant charging Andre Maurice "Chico" Hubbard, 18, of the 7600 block of Spencer Road, Glen Burnie, with the attempted murder and kidnapping of his former girlfriend after an argument and fight outside the Towncenter Movie on Md. 648 yesterday evening. Katherine Anne Wittig, 18, of the 8300 block of Dubbs Drive, Severn, reported that following the fight, she drove off in her car and was followed by the suspect. Witting told police that while the man followed her, he fired three shots from a handgun that struck her vehicle, forcing her to pull over in the 400 block of 4th St. near Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. There, Witting later told police, the man forced her into his car at gunpoint and drove off. Later, Wittig was released unharmed and reported the incident to police at the Northern District.

DRUG ARREST: Annapolis -- Following a stop for speeding Friday night on Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park, a state trooper assigned to the Annapolis barracks arrested a man on charges of possession of cocaine after a search of the car revealed a suitcase with two plastic bags containing the drug. Police said a check on the driver, Antonio Priola, 44, of Annapolis, showed the man was serving an 18-month probation for drug violations that was to expire on July 10. The record check also showed that a warrant was on file with the Maryland Natural Resources Police charging Priola with boating violations. a result of Friday's arrest, police said, Priola was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of two driver's licenses, both with his photo but with two different names.

Howard County

ARREST: Ellicott City -- A Virginia man sought in the slaying of his ex-wife's boyfriend on June 22 in a Jessup motel remains in custody at the County Detention Center after giving himself up to police over the weekend. Police said Adel George Hagez, a 43-year-old caterer from Richmond, was charged in a warrant with the first-degree murder of Riad S. Hijaz, 44, also of Richmond. Police said Hijaz was shot in the chest in a room at the Holiday Inn at U.S. 1 and Md. 175. Police said Hagez's car was found Wednesday at the Shady Grove Metro stop. In the vehicle's trunk, police said, was a .357 Magnum handgun believed to have been used in the killing. After his arrest, Hagez appeared before District Court Judge R. Russell Sadler, who ordered him held without bail.

Harford County

FIREWORKS ARREST: Fallston -- Acting on a tip, police and a state fire marshal went to the parking lot of the Fork Auto Body Shop on U.S. 1 Friday and arrested a man who was selling fireworks out of his van. Police said Woodrow Leland Nash, 49, of the 7000 block of River Drive Road in Edgemere, Baltimore County, was charged with possession of fireworks with intent to sell and possession of fireworks without a license. In the van, police found more than 2,000 M-80 explosives and 25 boxes of fireworks ranging from roman candles to skyrockets. Police said Nash was charged in Baltimore County last year with possessing fireworks, convicted and paid a $250 fine.

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