Baltimore CityASSAULT: Northern District -- Police today...


Baltimore City

ASSAULT: Northern District -- Police today were seeking four teen-agers in the assault last night of a mother and her son in a carry-out in the 4100 block of Falls Road. Police said Maxine Shortridge, 47, and her son, Karim, 16, both of the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave., were in the Falls Road Carry-out shortly before 11 p.m. when two male customers made racial slurs at them. Police said when Karim Shortridge responded, the two men began assaulting him. Police said when the youth's mother attempted to aid her son, she also was struck by the men, along with two other men in the carry-out who joined in the fray. Police said another customer who tried to help the woman and her son also was assaulted. Moments before the police arrived, the four attackers fled. Police said the woman, her son and the man who attempted to aid them sustained minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Brian Baker, of the 1500 block of Leslie St., was in the 1400 block of Mountmor Court late Tuesday night when he was attacked by a man who shot him in the upper right leg with a handgun. Police said Baker was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and admitted in fair condition. Police said no arrest had been made.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Diana Haskins, of the 500 block of N. Arlington Ave., reported she was near her home when a man known to her as "Eddie" robbed her of property of unknown value and then fired a shot at her from a .22 rifle. Police said the bullet missed Haskins.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Linda Rouse, of the 1000 block of Ashburton St., told police she was walking near her home yesterday when she was approached from the rear by a man armed with a knife who robbed her of a gold chain she was wearing. Police said the jewelry was valued at $200.

CUTTING: Southwestern District -- Kim Baines, of the 2600 block of Round Road in Cherry Hill, reported that in the 3300 block of Windsor Ave. early yesterday she was assaulted by a man who cut her on the face with an unknown object. Police said Baines was not seriously injured and that her attacker was being sought.

ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- Nancy Johnson, of the 4200 block of Old Frederick Road, told police she was in the first block of S. Woodington Road yesterday when she was attacked by a man who struck her with his fists and kicked her. Police said the man escaped and Johnson was taken to an area hospital for treatment of various injuries, including at least one broken rib.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Schreiber autos in 3100 block of Washington Blvd. reported that someone broke into their office and stole more than $800 from a locked cabinet.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Bernard Davenport, of the 1500 block of Poplar Grove St., reported he was in the 1300 block of Rosedale St. when he was accosted by a man armed with a knife who ordered him to give up his wallet. Police said Davenport complied and that the armed man escaped with the wallet and a small sum of cash.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2800 block of Carroll St. reported that someone broke into her home through a first-floor window and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained $70.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police were seeking two men, one armed with a shotgun, who stopped a Jimmy's cab in the 2700 block of St. Paul St. early yesterday and robbed a passenger and the cabbie. Police said the passenger, Richard Hyson, of the 2400 block of St.Paul St., was robbed of $50 and that the cabbie, whose name was not available, was forced to give up $100.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone entered an apartment in the first block of S. Woodington Road yesterday and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Polie said the lack of signs of forced entry led them to believe the apartment was entered with a key.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Essex District -- Police yesterday charged two men with the armed robbery of a Shell mini-mart in the 400 block of Stemmers Run Road and were holding each in lieu of $50,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today in District Court. Police said Bobby Lee Laws Jr., 27, a resident of the Essexshire Gate Apartments in the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive, and Gregory Smith, 19, of the 600 block of Middlesex Road, were each charged with armed robbery, using a handgun in the commission of a felony and illegal possession of a handgun. Officer Darryl Hunter said Laws and Smith were arrested coming out of the basement of Laws' apartment building late Tuesday night. Hunter said witnesses to the robbery at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday saw two men driving off and followed them. Hunter said the witnesses jotted down the fleeing vehicle's tag number, then returned to the robbery scene and gave it to police. Hunter said when he and other officers pulled up to the apartment building in the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive they saw two men coming out of a basement door. Hunter said the men were searched and that money believed taken in the robbery was found on them. In Laws' apartment storage locker, police found a ski mask, a loaded .22 revolver and a box in which the money was placed.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY TRY: Glen Burnie -- Randall P. Shreve, 23, of the 1600 block of Furnace Drive, Glen Burnie, told police he and his wife, Patty, 19, and their 6-month-old daughter, Brittany, were seated in his pickup truck and were about to leave the 7-Eleven store at Marley Neck Boulevard near Md. 648 last night a man approached and asked if the couple wanted to buy some drugs. Shreve told police that when he told the man he wasn't interested, the man then displayed what appeared to be a handgun and a knife and demanded the couple give up their money. Instead of complying, police said the husband put the truck in gear and attempted to back up. The man slashed at him with the knife, cutting his left arm. Police said the man then jumped into the bed of the truck and began kicking the rear window. Police said when the husband gunned the engine, the man jumped out of the truck and fled. Police said neither the husband or the baby, who sustained a minor laceration of the head, required medical attention.

THEFT: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a man walked into the Sun Valley liquors at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Mountain Road and fled with a cash drawer containing an undisclosed sum of money. Police said the drawer was out of the cash register and sitting on the counter when the man entered.

ROBBERY: Severn -- Police were seeking a man with two gold teeth in the robbery of a 41-year-old Baltimore man as he walked in the 1700 block of Circle Road. The victim, whose name and address were not available, told police he was walking alone when a man approached him from behind and demanded his money. Police said the man, who did not display a weapon, went through the victim's pockets, taking $40.

VANDALISM: Linthicum -- Police were seeking the public's help in finding the person or persons who shot out the windows of more than a dozen cars parked in the 500 block of Fairmont Ave. Police said a picture window of a home on the street also was shot out. Police said a BB gun was used and that damage was set at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Brooklyn Park -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a dwelling in the 400 block of Doris Ave. and stole money and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained through a window.

BURGLARIES: Pasadena -- Police reported that two dwellings in the 600 block of Sutton Drive were broken into and that property having a total value of more than $6,000 was stolen. Police said each home was entered by forcing a door. From one house, an intruder stole several pieces of fishing equipment, all valued at $2,200. Police said a nearby house was entered by someone who stole various pieces of property, all valued at $3,900.

Carroll County

CHASE/ARRESTS: Keymar -- Following a chase that reached speeds nearing 100 mph, police arrested two teen-age boys and charged the driver with multiple traffic offenses. Police said a trooper was on patrol Monday night near Keymar when he noticed a 1979 Thunderbird being driven recklessly on Middleburg Road. Police said when the officer attempted to pull the car over, the driver, turned onto Clear View Road and sped off. Police said the car entered Taneytown and turned south onto 194 to Crouse Mill Road and then back to Middleburg Road. Several troopers set up a rolling roadblock on Middleburg Road, but the driver rammed at least one police car and then sped off on Md. 77. Moments later, the driver lost control of the Thunderbird and struck an embankment. Police said both occupants were caught when they attempted to escape on foot. Police said no injuries were reported and that it was not known if the car was stolen. After charges, both youths, one 13 from Detour, and the other 14 from Taneytown, were released into the custody of their parents pending action by juvenile authorities.

BURGLARY: Westminster -- Police reported that someone broke into the Classic Club Deli in the Winchester Exchange Mall and stole $600 from the cash register. Police said entry was gained by throwing a rock through a glass window of a rear door.

BURGLARY: Westminster -- Employees of the Feed Exchange in the Cranberry Mall on North Center Street reported that someone entered their business and stole more than $1,000. Police said the store, which sells pet food and supplies, showed no signs of forced entry.

BURGLARY: Westminster -- David Bailey, owner of Advanced Computer Service on West Main Street, reported someone broke into his business and stole a small sum of money. Police said entry was gained by forcing a rear door open, possibly with a crowbar.

Howard County

ROBBERY: Laurel -- An attendant at the Crown service station All Saints Road and Md. 216 reported that while he was cleaning up the station a man entered and asked for a pack of cigarettes. The attendant told police that when he turned around to get the cigarettes, the man pulled out a small caliber handgun and told him to give him all the money from the cash register. After the attendant gave the gunman a small sum of cash, he fled and was last seen running toward the Whiskey Bottom apartments.

DRUG ARRESTS: Ellicott City -- Police responding to a report of a disturbance at an apartment in the 8600 block of Town and Country Blvd. noticed a a pair of two-foot high marijuana plants inside the apartment. Entering the apartment, the officers also saw what turned out to be 25 tabs of LSD. Police said two men and a 16-year-old girl were arrested. Charged with the manufacture of LSD, a controlled and dangerous substance, were Jeremy M. Sharpe, 20, and Stephen Todd Newton, 21, both the Town and Country Boulevard address. Police said the girl, a resident of Columbia, was charged with possession of marijuana. Police said Sharpe was being held at the county detention center at Ellicott City in lieu of $2,500 bail, and that Newton and the girl were released on their own recognizance.

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