ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police over the weekend arrested an 18-year-old man on a warrant charging him with the shooting death last week of Sheltry Holmes Jr., 22, of the 100 block of S. Exeter St., who was slain while fleeing a gunman in the 200 block of Albemarle St. Police said LeQuan High, of the first block of Albemarle St., was arrested at his home without incident Friday and charged with shooting Holmes over an argument about jewelry. Police said the two men were seen arguing about jewelry the night of Aug. 7 and that Holmes was running from a man with a gun when he was shot. Police said the victim was chased to a parking lot at President and Pratt streets, where he was shot in the back and fell to the pavement. Acting on information provided by witnesses, police obtained a warrant charging High with first-degree murder. Police said High is being held without bail in the city Detention Center.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Danielle Iannone, of the 1500 block of E. Fairmount Ave., reported she was walking near her home late Saturday night when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse, which contained cash and property valued at $400.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police are calling an accident the shooting of an 8-year-old boy in the bedroom of his home over the weekend. Police said the boy, whose name was not disclosed because of his age, found a .38-caliber handgun in a bedroom dresser drawer in his home in the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave. early Saturday evening. Police said he was handling the weapon in a second-floor bedroom around 6 p.m. when it went off, striking him in the left leg. Police said the child was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and listed today in good condition. Police said the handgun apparently belonged to a member of the boy's family and that the case remains under investigation. No charges have been placed, police said.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Chesterfield Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a basement window between Aug. 9 and Saturday and stole a shotgun, stereo equipment and a pearl necklace, all valued at more than $5,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Minnie McCullough, of the 1600 block of Carswell St., reported that someone entered her home over the weekend and stole a microwave oven and a bicycle from her kitchen. Police said the property was valued at nearly $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Marie Rhee, of the 1200 block of Brook Hollow Road in the Cowpens section of Baltimore County near Towson, reported she was about to enter her car in the 3200 block of Independence Ave. yesterday when she was accosted from behind by two men who stole her purse and fled. Police said the purse contained cash and property, all valued at more than $800, and that it appeared that one of the men was carrying a toy pistol.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Gregory Goods, of the 4100 block of Ardley Ave., told police someone entered the back yard of his home over the weekend and stole an 18-speed bike, lawn mower, power saw and hedge cutter, with a total value of nearly $900.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Belair Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a rear door and stole a 19-inch TV of undetermined value.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said a 20-inch color TV valued at $400 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2900 block of Harford Road over the weekend after someone got in through a second-floor bedroom window.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mary Mullaner, of the 2400 block of Chesterfield Ave., reported someone entered the bedroom of her home and stole two 14-karat rings, a gold chain and a gold bracelet. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $1,100 and that a suspect in the theft was being sought.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Alvin Brown, of the 6200 block of Laurelton Ave., reported he was walking in the 5500 block of Perring Parkway Saturday when he noticed a gold-colored Mazda approaching him. Brown reported that as the vehicle neared him, the driver pointed a handgun at him and drove off. No arrest has been made, police said.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Linda Hood, of the 4400 block of Franconia Drive, told police that someone she knows entered her home and stole a telephone, a chair and a framed picture. Police said the property was valued at $500 and that a man Hood knows is being sought in the theft.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man yesterday and charged him with assault by pointing a handgun at two people in the 5000 block of Lodestone Way. Police said Kentl Smith, of the 5000 block of Lodestone Way, and Tammie Ragin, of the 1900 block of E. Lafayette Ave., were arguing when a man believed to be a relative of Ragin's intervened and pointed a small-caliber semi-automatic handgun at them. Police said no one was injured and that Michael Smith, of the 1500 block of N. Caroline St., was arrested a short time later and charged with two counts of assault by pointing a handgun.
ASSAULT/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Victor Curry, of the block of Jack Fisher Court at Hollander Ridge, reported he was in the 4900 block of Gunther Ave. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who struck him with their fists. Police said Curry managed to escape and was running up the stairway of a nearby apartment building when he was again caught by the men, one of whom pointed a gun at him and fired. Police said Curry was not hit by the bullet. Police said two suspects arrested later were being held at the Eastern District pending charges of assault, pointing a handgun and assault with a handgun.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- James Otter, of the 5300 block of Nuth Ave., reported that someone entered the rear yard of his home over the weekend and stole a power lawn mower valued at nearly $350.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of Pinehurst Gourmet and Spirit Shoppe in the 6200 block of Bellona Ave. reported that someone broke into the business over the weekend and stole 50 cartons of cigarettes. Police said entry was gained by breaking a pane of glass out of the front door and that the property was valued at $800.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone stole a VCR and a mountain bike from a dwelling in the 2700 block of N. Charles St. after forcing the front door.
THEFT: Northern District -- Royce Pichett, of the 100 block of Longwood Road, told police that while his 1984 Volkswagen was parked near his home Thursday and Friday, someone broke into it and stole a compact disc player and amplifier valued at more than $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Sheridan Ave. told police that someone broke into his storage locker in the 4300 block of York Road and removed property valued at more than $4,000. Police said the thief escaped with two TVs, a VCR, an AM-FM cassette radio, mattress and bedspring and cash.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into Blackwell's barber shop in the 2900 block of Greenmount Ave. over the weekend by removing an air conditioner from a window and stole a clock, TV, telephone and radio, all valued at more than $1,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of N. Howard St. reported someone entered her apartment yesterday and stole a duffel bag containing property valued at more than $500. The victim told police the burglar entered through a door and stole cash, a camera and a BB rifle.
YBURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2800 block of Maryland Ave. over the
weekend and stole a VCR valued at nearly $300.
DRUG ARREST: Essex District -- Police early today arrested a Hyde Park man and charged him with possession of PCP with intent to distribute. Officer J.R. Brown reported that he went to a 7-Eleven store in the 300 block of S. Marlyn Ave. to investigate a suspicious person, where he saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated and disoriented. Brown said that while searching the man, he found a large amount of cash. Brown said the man then pointed to a car parked nearby and said he had driven it to the store. Searching the car, Brown found five plastic bags containing several hundred dollars worth of PCP next to a cellular phone. Then, Brown said, the man denied driving the car. Brown said James Buzgierski, 20, of the 1400 block of Maple Ave., was charged and was being held at the station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
ARRESTS: Essex District -- After following a 1986 Nissan Sentra speeding south on Back River Neck Road for a mile around 3:30 a.m. today, Officer Daniel Buchler pulled the car over and arrested two 16-year-old boys who had escaped earlier from a Montgomery County youth center. Buchler said the car had been stolen yesterday from in front of a Silver Spring residence and that one of the youths arrested formerly lived in the Essex area. Buchler said neither youth made an attempt to flee once they stopped the car but that they did get out of the car after pulling it over on the side of the road. Buchler said the boys were to be charged with grand theft of an auto and were to be turned over to Montgomery County police today before being returned to the youth center.
DRUG CHARGE: Freetown Village -- Police arrested a Glen Burnie man on drug charges after stopping the car he was driving because of a loud muffler. Police said officers were on patrol in the Freetown Village section last week when they stopped a car whose muffler was making loud noises. Because the area in which the car was stopped is known for heavy drug trafficking, the officers asked for and received the driver's consent to search the vehicle. During the search, police found two small plastic vials of cocaine between the driver's and passenger seat. Charged with possession of cocaine was Ryan Joseph Mullen, 21, of the 100 block of Leonard Court.
THEFT: Annapolis -- Police reported that someone entered the box office of the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater in the 100 block of Compromise St. last week and stole a cash register and a purse. Police said the cash register, valued at $500, contained $35 and the purse contained $200. Police said an employee of the theater spotted the thief carrying away a large trash bag containing what appeared to be the cash register. Police said the man escaped but a knife believed to have been used to pry open the box office door was recovered at the scene.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- An employee of the Mazda Miata dealership in the 1900 block of West St. reported that someone removed the tires and wheels from one of the new cars parked on the lot. Police said the equipment was valued at more than $1,500.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 300 block of Burnside St. reported that someone entered her home through an unlocked door and stole more than $200 worth of food stamps.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Police reported that jewelry valued at $1,000 was stolen from an apartment in the 1000 block of Eaglewood Road after someone entered by force. Police said the jewelry was taken from a bedroom dresser drawer.