ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Jeffrey Bird, of the 1300 block of Homestead St., told police he was in the 1500 block of Homestead St. around 5 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men in their early 20s who knocked him to the ground, kicked him and took money from his pockets. Police said the men escaped with $50.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking two men who robbed a woman of her cash and jewelry after she answered a knock at her door. Police said Melissa Gratz, of the 3300 block of Ravenwood Road, was home around 8:30 p.m. when someone knocked at her door. Gratz told police that on opening the door she was confronted by two men who asked to see her brother. Police said when Gratz told the men her brother wasn't home, one of the men displayed a gun and together they pushed her inside. There, the men robbed the woman of several pieces of jewelry and other property, all valued at $400, before they fled.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- John Meredith, of the 400 block of S. Smallwood St., reported he was in the 2000 block of W. Pratt St. and had just cashed a check at a store when he was confronted by a man with a handgun who demanded his money. Meredith told police he gave the gunman more than $350.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that Thomas Green, of the 2200 block of Roslyn Ave., was in the 500 block of Swann Ave. when he was accosted by two men, one with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the men fled when Green gave them $40.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported Bertha McCleary, of the 3900 block of Rokeby Road, was robbed of cash and property, all valued at more than $350, when she was assaulted by a man as she walked in the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 400 block of Furrow St. reported that someone forcibly entered his home through the front door and stole a TV and stereo equipment valued at nearly $1,200.
SHOOTING/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station in connection with the shooting of David Petty, of the 2200 block of Booth St. Police said Petty was walking in the first block of S. Calverton Road when the driver of a passing blue car fired a shot him in the left leg. Police said the car sped off, but that it was later pulled over and its driver arrested. Petty was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Druid Park Lake Drive reported that someone broke into his apartment through an open window and stole a 13-inch TV set valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Paul Johnson, of the 2400 block of Loyola Northway, told police he was approached by a couple early yesterday while inside his apartment building who grabbed him and robbed him of about $25.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 900 block of Exeter Hall Ave. through a window and ransacked several rooms. Police said the intruder also ate food from the refrigerator. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the station pending burglary charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
RAPE: Northern District -- Police today were seeking a man who raped a woman inside her home in the 300 block of Whitridge Ave. yesterday. The woman told police she knows the man who attacked her. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Calvin Haskins, of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave., reported he was walking in the 1400 block of Edmondson Ave. early Sunday when he was attacked by several men who beat him with sticks and their fists. Police said the men robbed Haskins of more than $40. Police said Haskins was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center where he was treated for injuries and released.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 800 block of N. Fulton Ave. reported that someone forcibly entered her home and stole two TV sets valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police were seeking two men in the robbery Sunday evening of Darrell Brown, of the 3000 block )) of W. North Ave., as he walked in the 2800 block of W. North Ave. Police said Brown was walking down the street around 5 p.m. when he was accosted by two men who walked out of an alley and demanded his money at gunpoint. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with more than $100.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Mosher St. reported that she was awakened by a noise downstairs early yesterday and went to investigate. The woman told police that when she entered the living room she confronted a man who turned and ran out the front door. Police said nothing was reported missing from the house.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that a microwave oven valued at more than $150 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1900 block of Edmondson Ave. after someone entered the dwelling through a rear window.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that property valued at nearly $250 was stolen from her home Sunday after someone broke in through a kitchen window. Police said the intruder made off with two TV sets.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said someone broke into a house in the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St. between Sunday and yesterday and stole two telephones and more than $150 worth of food stamps. Police said the total value of the property was $260.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Keystone Pharmacy in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into their business Sunday night and stole a quantity of cigarettes, at least one bottle of champagne and some liquor. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police investigating a burglary yesterday in the 2800 block of Clifton Ave. arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending charges and bail hearings before a District Court commissioner. Police said a TV valued at $200 was stolen from the house.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Charles Page, of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, reported he was in the 4600 block of Lawnpark Road early yesterday morning when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman escaped with $10.
THEFT: Cockeysville District -- Police reported someone entered a closet inside a room at the Isaiah Baptist Church in the 1900 block of Monkton Road and stole a five-gallon bucket containing more than $300 in coins. The Rev. John Carter, the pastor, told police the theft was discovered after his church was host to members of another church at services Sunday. Carter told police the guests were served refreshments in the church social hall after the service, but the main building was opened for anyone who had to use the restrooms. The social hall, Carter told police, had no restrooms.
BURGLARY: Towson District -- A resident of the 1200 block of Lake Falls Road reported he surprised a burglar inside his house around 11 a.m. yesterday. The occupant told police that when he entered a room he saw a man standing on the stairs. Police said the intruder fled and that no property was reported missing. Police said the man entered the house by cutting a hole in a screen and opening a window.
BREAK-IN/ARREST: Annapolis -- Police arrested a 31-year-old man after he broke into his mother's home and charged him with possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Police said when officers responded to a break-in at the home of Lilly M. Miller in the 700 block of Broadmoor Road they learned that her son, Michael, was seen by neighbors entering the house after forcing open a rear door open with a screwdriver. Police said Miller, who had no fixed address, refused to leave the house until a police dog and its handler arrived. After arresting Miller, police searched his car and found 14 plastic bags and 50 syringes containing cocaine residue.
SEX ARRESTS: Laurel -- Police working undercover in response to citizen complaints arrested three women on charges of soliciting and prostitution. Police said the women, all residents of Maryland City, were arrested without incident after propositioning the officers. Charged were Kathy N. Fowler, 29, Debra Ann Chase, 21, and Sharon Lynn Snyder, 19. Police said the women were arrested at the intersection of Whiskey Bottom Road and Md. 198.
BURGLARY: Pasadena -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 8000 block of Highview Road and stole a diamond ring valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Aberdeen -- Police reported that someone entered King's service station in the 1100 block of Pulaski Highway and stole $1,300 from a secured place in the office.
BURGLARY: Aberdeen -- A resident of the first block of Chestnut St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole several pieces of jewelry and video games valued at nearly $8,000.
BURGLARY: Joppa -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $2,000 was stolen from a dwelling in the first block of Court Drive after someone entered it by force. Police said the intruder made off with tools, several bottles of liquor, stereo equipment, cash, a nightstick and food.
RAPE ARREST: Columbia -- Police investigating the rape of a 29-year-old Columbia woman in her Placid Lake Court home July 7 arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with the offense. Police said the arrest of Kenneth Wayne Cole, of Twin Rivers Road in Columbia, came after several people identified him from a police artist's composite sketch. Also, people who saw the man leave the victim's apartment and saw a photo of Cole also identified him. Police went to Cole's apartment Thursday and arrested him without incident. Police said Cole is being held at the county's detention center without bond. The rape occurred about 11 p.m. July 7 when the victim was about to enter her home. She reported that a man armed with a knife approached her from the rear, forced her inside and raped her in a second-floor bedroom. During the rape, police said, the woman was cut on the palm of one hand but did not require hospital treatment.
ROBBERY: Jessup -- Police reported a man robbed the Subway carry-out in the 8600 block of U.S. 1 and escaped with an undisclosed sum of money. Police said a man entered the shop and ordered a sandwich. After the clerk prepared the sandwich and placed it on the counter, the man pulled out a knife and demanded money from the cash register. Police said the man took the money and escaped on foot.
BURGLARY: Columbia -- Operators of the Hobbits Glen golf club in the 11100 block of Willow Bottom Road reported that someone broke into the pro shop through a rear window and stole a cash register containing an undisclosed sum of money. Police said the alarm went off but the intruder escaped before officers arrived.