BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1600 block of Homestead St. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole tools valued at $200. Police said entry was gained through a second-floor window between 2 and 3 p.m.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Darneyle Wharton, of the 5400 block of Lothian Road, reported he was in the 1100 block of E. Cold Spring Lane yesterday when he was stopped by a man with a handgun who robbed him of cash and property valued at more than $100.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Mickey Roberts, of the 1600 block of Sherwood Ave., told police he was leaving the Burlington Coat Factory at the Northwood Shopping Center, in the 1600 block of Havenwood Road, yesterday afternoon when a man struck him on the head and knocked him to the ground on the parking lot. Roberts told police the man robbed him of a $63 pair of shoes he just purchased at the store.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that Harriet Brown, of the 600 block of Melville Ave., was in the 1700 block of 62nd St. near the Hollander Ridge apartments yesterday when two men robbed her of cash and property valued at nearly $250. Police said one of the men placed what appeared to be a handgun in Brown's back.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Crenshaw Road reported that he was awakened by a noise around 5 a.m. yesterday and found a strange man in his apartment. Police said the intruder, who had entered the apartment through a window, fled out a door without taking any property.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road arrested a 30-year-old woman who allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for clothing valued at nearly $42. Police said she was held overnight at the Women's Detention Center at Central District pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested yesterday when he attempted to leave the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road without paying for merchandise valued at nearly $76. They said he was stopped at the front door by a security officer who noticed he didn't pass through the checkout counter. Police said the man had four pairs of hair clippers in his possession when stopped. They said he was held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending charges and a bail hearing.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4000 block of Roundtop Road reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a compact disc player and a TV set, all valued at more than $1,000.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Dante Hawkins, of the 2100 block of W. Baltimore St., reported he was in the 2200 block of W. Baltimore St. Tuesday night when a man shot him in the left leg and fled. Police said Hawkins was taken by a Fire Department ambulance to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated and listed today in fair condition.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Ernestine Madison, of the 1000 block of N. Fulton Ave., reported she was walking in the 1700 block of W. North Ave. yesterday when she was stopped by two men, one with a handgun, who robbed her of $20.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Sandtown coin laundry in the 1800 block of W. Lafayette Ave. through a window and stole an unknown quantity of coins and an undisclosed sum of other cash.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said power tools and a phone valued at $200 were stolen from a dwelling in the 1900 block of N. Fulton Ave. after someone got in through a basement window.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 300 block of N. Calhoun St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole a VCR valued at less than $200.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two young boys seen fleeing from a home in the 2700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. yesterday after they broke into the dwelling through a kitchen window. Police said it was not known if any property was taken.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 800 block of N. Carey St. told police someone broke into her home and stole two checks which totaled more than $400.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said a VCR was stolen from a dwelling in the 1500 block of Mulberry St. after someone broke in. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Rosalita Moore, of the 1600 block of W. North Ave., reported she was in the 500 block of Baker St. yesterday morning when she was assaulted by a woman known as "Dee Dee." Police said the woman cut Moore with a knife and then fled. Moore was not seriously injured, police said.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said an antique pipe collection valued at $700 was stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave. They said the owner of the collection lives in the 3700 block of Clifton Ave. and discovered the theft
when he went to the house yesterday afternoon.
STABBING: Wilkens District -- Police said an employee of Spring Grove Hospital Center was in satisfactory condition today at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore after being stabbed by a patient. Police said the patient, Donald D. Bradley, 30, of Suitland, allegedly stabbed the aide, Earl Ruff, 40, of Baltimore, in the upper left shoulder with a 4-inch knife Tuesday night while they were inside a cottage on the grounds of the state-run hospital near Catonsville. State and county police who went to the cottage were confronted by an armed man. After a brief standoff, during which the police drew their weapons, the man dropped the knife and surrendered without further incident. xTC Police said the patient was taken to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for evaluation pending assault charges. They said the investigation of the incident will include attempting to learn how Bradley came into possession of a knife.
ROBBERY: White Marsh District -- Police said a woman walking in the 7600 block of Philadelphia Road shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday was overtaken by a man who stole her purse, which contained an unknown sum of cash and personal property.
ROBBERY: Crofton -- Police said two men, one with a handgun, robbed the Wendy's restaurant in the 1000 block of Md. 3 of an undisclosed sum. They said the men entered the restaurant around closing time when there were no customers inside and forced two employees to lie on the floor. The men then ordered the manager into an office. There, the manager was forced to open a safe and give the men money. The men ran north on Md. 3.
BURGLARY: Arnold -- Police reported that someone broke into an outdoor storage shed in the 800 block of Mago Vista Road and stole a lawn mower.
BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- A resident of the 200 block of Woodhill Drive reported that someone forced a door of his home and stole stereo equipment valued at $800.
BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Appliances valued at more than $4,000 were reported stolen from a dwelling in the 800 block of Long Cove Road after someone forced a door.
BURGLARY: Laurel -- Police reported more than $1,200 was stolen after someone broke into a dwelling in the 7200 block of Standard Drive. Police said the burglar entered the home by forcing a door.
ESCAPE: Sykesville -- Police today continued their search for an inmate of the Sykesville Central Laundry Pre-Release Unit who walked away from a work detail. Police said Edwin Paul Witte, 28, of Greenbelt, was with several other inmates and doing highway maintenance work on Pennsylvania Avenue near Md. 140 Monday afternoon when he escaped. They said Witte was serving eight years for credit card fraud. He was described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police said anyone having information on the man's whereabouts should call the State Police at 848-3111.
DRUG ARRESTS: Columbia -- Police working undercover at the Jimmy Buffett concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend arrested seven people on drug charges. They said the arrests were made by officers in civilian clothes patrolling the parking lot. Police said the use of undercover officers at concerts is done to discourage the use of drugs at public gathering places. All seven arrested at the concert were standing in a circle smoking marijuana, police said. Charged with possession of marijuana were Jason Alexander Horst, 20, of Potomac; Adam Colby Crooks, 32, of Cockeysville; Jeffrey Scott Harter, 32, of Gaithersburg; Scott Michael Richardson, 20, of Gaithersburg, and Michael Brooks Gilman, 20, of Rockville. Also charged were Paul Jason Granet, 20, of Gaithersburg, and Jennifer Lawrence McNamara, 32, of Hunt Valley. Police said Horst also was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. Police said several individually wrapped packets containing marijuana were found in the man's car, a 1987 four-door Volvo confiscated as evidence.
ROBBERY: Ellicott City -- Police reported that a construction worker who stopped at the McDonald's restaurant on U.S. 40 for breakfast was robbed of $150 and a portable compact disc player while he sat in his car eating. The victim, whose name was not available, was in his car when a man with a handgun approached and struck him in the head with the weapon. Police said the gunman then reached into the car and robbed the man of his wallet. The gunman also grabbed the compact disc player. Police said the gunman was spotted entering a silver Toyota that was parked nearby and occupied by another man. Police said the car sped off the lot and onto the highway.