Baltimore CityPOLICE SHOOTING: Western District -- Police...


Baltimore City

POLICE SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported a man was shot early yesterday when he turned and fired at least one shot at two officers pursuing him in the 500 block of Sanford Place. Neither officer was injured. Police said when Officers Phillip W. Sexton, 42, and Gabriel Bewley, 23, entered the front of a house in the 500 block of Sanford Place after a report that armed men were holding a family hostage, they spotted the two men running out a rear door. Police said as one man fled down the alley, the other stopped before leaving the back yard and fired a shot that struck the side of a rear door, narrowly missing Sexton. Police said Sexton fired four shots from his 9mm semi-automatic handgun and hit the gunman in the right arm. Police said the injured man, Clarence Hawkins, 24, of the first block of Brubar Court, was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and taken into custody. The other man, Sixto Danois, 23, of the 5700 block of Old Court Road, was arrested while attempting to flee. A search of bushes in the alley behind the house revealed a gun that Danois is suspected of carrying when he ran out the door. Police said both men were charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill the officers, burglary, two handgun violations and assault by pointing a handgun at the officers. Police said it was not known what the two armed men were doing in the house and why they were threatening the occupants.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into Jong's food market in the 2200 block of Division St. near Gold Street between Sunday night and early Monday and stole more than $300 worth of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Police said entry into the food store occurred by entering a vacant building next door and knocking a hole in the wall.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said two young residents of the 2500 block of McCulloh St. were riding their bicycles in the 1000 block of Cloverdale St. Monday evening when they were assaulted by older youths who stole their bikes. Police said the victims were not injured and that the bikes had a total value of nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Druid Hill Ave. reported that someone broke into her home and stole a TV, VCR and a telephone. Police said the property was valued at more than $800 and that entry was gained through a window.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that a VCR valued at $200 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1900 block of Vine St. after someone entered through an unlocked window.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Regina Washington, of the 2400 block of N. Stockton St., reported that at her home she was attacked by a man who struck her several times with his fist. Police said Washington, who was not seriously injured, was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

RAPE: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man in connection with the rape of a woman inside a house in the 900 block of W. Saratoga St. early Monday. Police said the victim, a Baltimore County resident, reported she was forced to submit to the man while he threatened her with a knife. Police said after the man freed the woman, she was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and released.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Elaine Purvey, of the 500 block of Poplar Grove St., reported she was in the 2500 block of Division St. early yesterday when she was attacked by several youths, some armed with bottles. Purvey told police the youths robbed her of her wallet that contained $40.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a dwelling in the 2100 block of Woodyear St. and stole several pieces of clothing and an air-conditioner. Police said the property was valued at nearly $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Thomas Fisher, of the 2800 block of Harlem Ave., reported he was at Harlem Avenue and Dukeland Street yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by a man armed with a metal pipe who demanded he give up his money. Police said Fisher complied, giving the man $20.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Kathleen Barber, of the 1500 block of Shadyside Road, reported she was seated in her parked car near her home yesterday morning when a man reached into && an open window and grabbed onto her purse. Police said Barber attempted to retrieve her purse but was unable to do so when the man struck her arm. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $60.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1700 block of E. 25th St. through a basement door and stole property valued at more than $2,800. Police said the intruder escaped with a telephone answering machine, a telephone, an AM-FM cassette radio, TV, microwave oven, two sewing machines and a wedding band.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Filmore St. told police that someone stole property valued at nearly $300 from her apartment after forcing a door. Police said a coat and a pair of tennis shoes were stolen.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a 29-year-old man and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges after he was stopped by a security officer at the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road when he didn't pay for items valued at nearly $20.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Tina Yazvac, of the 3100 block of Cedarhurst Road, reported that on returning home yesterday she discovered that jewelry valued at $1,000 was taken from a kitchen cabinet. Yazvac told police she suspects a woman she hired to baby sit her child while she was away took the jewelry.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Mark Melzer, of the 3500 block of Southern Ave., reported that during an argument at his home yesterday evening with a man he knows he was struck in the face with a routing tool. Police said the man who attacked Melzer escaped and was being sought.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY/ARREST: Essex District -- Police last night arrested two men and were holding them at the station in the armed robbery of a service station and mini-mart in the 400 block of Stemmer's Run Road. Police said two masked men, one armed with a handgun, entered the Shell-Mart at 10:25 p.m. and ordered an employee to give them money from the cash register. Officer Darryl Hunter said as the bandits were fleeing the robbery scene, people outside the store saw them enter a vehicle and drive off at a high rate of speed. Hunter said the witnesses got into a car and followed the suspects long enough to get the vehicle's license number. Hunter said that after police received the information, he and other officers went to an apartment building in the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive. There, the officers saw two men exit a building from the basement. Hunter said the men were stopped and a search revealed money taken from the mini-mart. Hunter said officers found two masks and a gun in the basement. Hunter said both men were taken to the police station and held pending charges of armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police said a woman was robbed last night as she stood at Woodlawn and Parallel drives near the Social Security Administration building. Police said the victim, whose name was not available, reported a man approached her from the rear and demanded her purse while pressing an unknown object in her back. The woman told police the man then ordered her to put her jewelry in the purse. After robbing the woman, the man escaped in an unknown direction.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- County police today were searching for a gunman who robbed an Exxon service station in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway early yesterday of an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the man walked up to the booth at the station shortly after 5 a.m. and placed a handgun under the window near the cash tray. Police said the man then ordered the lone attendant to give him money while threatening him with the weapon. After taking the money, the gunman escaped on foot, running toward the Glen Burnie Mall.

RAPE/ARREST: Glen Burnie -- Police arrested a 20-year-old Glen Burnie man and charged him with the second-degree rape of a woman in the bedroom of a friend's home. Police said the 24-year-old victim was visiting friends over the weekend in Heritage Hills when she retired for the evening. Later, the woman told police, she was awakened by a man who was on top of her. Police said the woman screamed, causing the man to flee. An investigation led to the arrest the next day of Timothy Edward Copeland, of the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane.

ROBBERY: Fort Smallwood -- Police reported a man armed with a small caliber handgun entered the Amoco service station in the 300 block of Fort Smallwood Road and ordered the lone attendant down onto the floor. Police said as the gunman pointed the gun at the employee, he gave the gunman an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the gunman fled the station, running north on Fort Smallwood Road.

ROBBERY: Crofton -- An employee of Mr. B's Wine and Cheese liquor store in the 2100 block of Priest Bridge Drive reported he was forced to give up an undisclosed sum of cash to two gunmen. The employee told police the men pulled out guns when they entered the business and told him to open the cash register. Police said the gunmen also took a coin bag from under the counter.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 1300 block of Douglas Ave. reported that someone broke into his home and stole more than $200.

BURGLARY: Edgewater -- Police reported that jewelry valued at more than $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 3300 block of Oak Drive. Police said entry was gained through a window.

BURGLARY: Pasadena -- A resident of the 8100 block of Armiger Drive reported that jewelry valued at nearly $2,900 was stolen from his home by someone who gained entry through a door.

BURGLARY: Severna Park -- Police said someone broke into a home in the 300 block of Lindus Court and stole several pieces of furniture. Police said the furniture was valued at more than $1,500 and that entry was gained through a window.

Carroll County

THEFT: Eldersburg -- Steven L. Trumpler, of the 7000 block of MacBeth Way, reported that while his car was parked near his home over the weekend someone stole two of the vehicle's tires and wheels. Police said the equipment was valued at $500.

Harford County

THEFT: Havre de Grace -- Police reported that hood ornaments from at least 14 cars were stolen while the vehicles were parked on a lot in the 1100 block of Chesapeake Drive. Police said the ornaments were valued at about $1,000.

THEFT: Joppa -- A resident of the 2500 block of Greenspring Ave. reported that while his car was parked near his home someone broke into the vehicle and stole golf clubs and tools.

Police said the property was valued at $1,000.

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