BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Employees of Total Male, a clothing store in the 2700 block of E. Monument St., reported that someone broke into their building Wednesday night and stole several pieces of clothing, shoes and cash. Police said the value of the property was not known and that entry was gained by knocking a hole in the roof. Police said the burglar escaped the same way he broke in.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Richard Smith, 30, of the 500 block of S. Broadway, reported he was in the 100 block of S. Broadway early yesterday when he was attacked by two men in their 20s who knocked him to the pavement and robbed him of his wallet, cash and a silver chain. Smith told police the property was valued at more than $150. Police said Smith was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Police today continue their search for a man who robbed a grocery store on East Fairmount Avenue yesterday afternoon. Police said the man entered Sam's grocery in the 2300 block of E. Fairmount Ave. around 3 p.m. yesterday and walked around for a few minutes before approaching the counter. Police said the man then demanded money from the employee while keeping one hand in a brown paper bag as though armed with a handgun. Police said the man fled out the front door after being given an undisclosed sum of cash.
THEFT: Southeastern District -- John M. Giles, 48, of the 900 block of Fells St., reported that someone broke into his sailboat while it was docked near his home and stole property valued at more than $700. Police said entry into the boat's cabin was by using an unknown object to pry off a hatch.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Shel Miller, of the 1000 block of Bennett Place, reported she was near her house Wednesday evening when a man approached and ordered her to give up her money at gunpoint. Police said Miller complied, giving the gunman less than $10.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at $400 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2300 block of Arunah Ave. after someone gained entry through a rear window. Police said the intruder escaped with a TV set and a tape deck.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2800 block of W. Lanvale St. reported that someone broke into her home and stole $300. Police said the burglar ransacked nearly every room in the house looking for money or valuable property.
ASSAULT: Western District -- James Richardson, of the 600 block of Ashburton St., reported he was in the 2800 block of Harlem Ave. when he was attacked by a man who struck him several times with a length of wood. Police said Richardson was taken by ambulance to Liberty Medical Center, where he was admitted for treatment of a ruptured spleen. Police said the man who attacked Richardson escaped.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 200 block of N. Fulton Ave. reported that someone broke into her home between Wednesday and yesterday and stole property valued at more than $500.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a house in the 1500 block of N. Carey St. and stole a microwave oven, a tray full of pork chops and a quantity of chicken wings. Police said the property was valued at nearly $200 and that entry was gained by opening a bathroom window.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Richland Ave., reported that someone forced their way into her home and stole two diamond rings and a watch. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,000 and that entry was gained by breaking a lock off a door.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Shelly Chase, of the 1800 block of W. Fayette St., told police she was standing on the pavement near her home yesterday when a man approached and removed money she was holding in her hand. Police said the man fled with $20, despite a brief attempt by Chase to hold onto her money.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2400 block of Madison Ave. by forcing the front door and stole a package of frozen meat and a metal box containing several tools. Police said the property was valued at nearly $100.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 900 block of Homestead St. reported that property valued at more than $1,700 was stolen from her home after someone entered through a rear kitchen window. Police said the intruder escaped with a VCR, compact disc player and stereo equipment.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a dwelling in the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave. Wednesday and stole stereo equipment and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained by kicking in a rear basement door.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said property valued at $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2800 block of Homewood Ave. after someone entered by kicking in the front door.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Gwendolynn Harris, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave., reported she was walking near her home yesterday afternoon when she was accosted by three men who ripped off four gold chains she was wearing around her neck. Police said the men fled with jewelry valued at more than $700.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Officials of the K-mart store in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into a storage trailer parked in the rear of the building and stole merchandise valued at nearly $4,000. Police said more than one person was involved in the theft and that a vehicle was used to transport the property from the scene.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a trailer owned by Zipp Express while it was parked nest to a building in the 6300 block of Erdman Ave. and stole bread ovens valued at more than $3,400.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Poplar Grove St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole stereo equipment and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at nearly $700 and that entry was gained by opening the basement door.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a garage in the 1000 block of Pine Heights Ave. and stole an outboard motor and a TV. Police said the property was valued at more than $600. Entry was gained by unlocking a door.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Essex District -- Police arrested two males, one of them age 17, after the robbery of a woman on the parking lot of the Price Club in the 9900 block of Pulaski Highway. The victim, Elizabeth Fannin, of the 9700 block of Oakdale Ave., told police she was walking across the store's parking lot shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday when she was approached from the rear by two men who stole her purse. Police said the men knocked Fannin to the ground when she tried to hold onto the purse. Moments after police arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed out where one of the suspects was hiding in a nearby woods. Police arrested that person and later arrested a second subject. It was not known if Fannin's purse was recovered. Charged with robbery and held overnight at the police station in lieu of $50,000 bail was Raymond Altbater, 18, of the 200 block of Pinewood Road in the Northshire section of eastern Baltimore County. Altbater was to appear today at a bail review hearing before a District Court judge. Police said the juvenile, a resident of Dundalk, was charged with being delinquent and was released into the custody of his parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
ROBBERY: White Marsh District -- Deborah Brady, an Essex resident, told police she was about to leave the automated teller machine outside the First National Bank branch in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when she was assaulted by a man who grabbed her wallet. Police said Brady struggled with the man but was forced to let go when the man struck her in the face. Police said the man escaped and Brady drove home, from where she reported the incident.
ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police today were seeking two men who robbed the Starlight Lounge in the 2500 block of Cleanleigh Drive last night at gunpoint. Police said two men, both short and wearing black sweat suits, entered the lounge shortly after 11 p.m. Police said one of the men was armed with a handgun and ordered an employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the employee handed over $100 and the men ran out the front door.
ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police reported that an 88-year-old resident of the 6200 block of Haddon Ave. off Bellona Avenue was robbed of her purse yesterday evening by a man who attacked her as she exited a car in her garage. Police said the victim was knocked to the pavement by a man between ages 20 and 30, who escaped on foot with cash and property, all valued at $151. Police said the victim was taken to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she received medical treatment for a minor injury.
Anne Arundel County
ROBBERY TRY/ARREST: Annapolis -- A 22-year-old midshipman at the Naval Academy told police he was walking in the parking lot of the Ram's Head Tavern on West Street near the city dock Tuesday night when he was stopped by a man
armed with a kitchen knife who demanded his wallet. Police said the midshipman, whose name was not available, gave the armed man his wallet, but the man returned it when he discovered it was empty. Police said the man then asked the victim if he had any money. When the midshipman told the man he only had $2, the man turned and walked away. Later, Officer David Garcia saw a man outside the Harbour House restaurant that fit the suspect's description and held him for the arrival of the midshipman, who identified the man. A search of the suspect revealed a kitchen knife. Police said Charles D. Cook Jr., 25, of North Pindell Avenue in Annapolis, was charged with attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 8200 block of Baltimore St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a door and stole a TV set. Police said the value of the property was not known.
DESTRUCTION: Westminster -- John Wike, of the 2400 block of Hampstead-Mexico Road, reported that while he was working for an excavation company at an elementary school on Gist Road someone drove one farm tractor into another, causing at least $300 damage to the vehicles.
THEFT/ARREST: Finksburg -- Robert Uhler, of the 1900 block of Deer Park Road, reported that after driving his heavy duty all-terrain vehicle into a woods near his home, he parked the vehicle and entered the woods to go deer hunting with a bow. Later, Uhler reported, he noticed someone driving an ATV out of the woods and his vehicle was attached to it with a chain. Uhler reported the theft to police who later arrested a Finksburg man and were holding him pending theft charges. Police said Uhler's undamaged ATV, valued at more than $4,000, was recovered.
THEFT: Westminster -- Cathryn M. Jones, of the 1400 block of Uniontown Road, reported that someone entered her home and stole a set of skis and ski boots. Jones said the property was valued at more than $700.