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Baltimore City

ROBBERY: Western District -- Aritha Hayes, an out-of-town resident, reported she was in the 900 block of W. Fayette St. Sunday evening when she was approached from behind by a man who stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- James Taylor, of the 1300 block of W. North Ave., told police he was in the 1100 block of N. Carey St. Sunday night when he was attacked by two men who grabbed him around the neck and robbed him of a gold rope chain, $4 and other property.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Leader Realty Co. in the 100 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into a house the firm owns in the 2800 block of Walbrook Ave. and stole kitchen cabinets and windows. Police said the house was being renovated and that the property was valued at more than $800.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Stricker St. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole stereo equipment valued at nearly $700. Police said entry was gained through a rear basement door.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Lenise Diggs, of the 2000 block of Westwood Ave., reported he was walking in the 1800 block of McKean Ave. yesterday afternoon when he was attacked by a man in his late 20s who robbed him of nearly $50.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1500 block of Penrose Ave. yesterday and stole an AM-FM radio and a telephone. Police said entry was gained through a basement door and that the property was valued at nearly $200.

THEFT: Western District -- Employees of Metro Metals Inc. in the 300 block of N. Poppleton St. reported that someone entered the building yesterday and stole a jack hammer valued at nearly $1,000.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that a TV valued at $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1100 block of Mosher St. after someone forced open a back door. Police said the break-in occurred between Sunday and yesterday.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Stricker St. reported that someone broke into his home through a front window over the weekend and stole a TV valued at more than $200.

ABDUCTION/RAPE: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man who accosted a woman on a street in West Baltimore early yesterday and forced her to accompany him behind Coppin State College where he raped her. After the man escaped, the victim walked home and reported the incident. The woman was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a cordless telephone and a Caller ID device. Police said the property was valued at more than $200 and that entry was gained by forcing open the front door. Police said a 33-year-old suspect was being sought.

BURGLARIES: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into two apartments a block apart and stole light fixtures and their glass globes. Police said someone broke into an apartment in the 2200 block of Eutaw Place by forcing open the front door and stole lighting equipment valued at more than $100. At an apartment in the 2300 block of Eutaw Place, someone entered through the front door and stole similar equipment valued at nearly $200. Police said both break-ins occurred yesterday within a short time of each other.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Lawrence Burch, of the 2300 block of Terre Firma Road in the Cherry Hill section of South Baltimore, reported he was in the 1700 block of W. North Ave. yesterday evening when he was accosted by three men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of two gold chains, $40 and a pager. Police said the gunman and his two accomplices escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $900.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2600 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a 19-inch TV.

THEFTS: Northeastern District -- Employees of Johnny's Used Cars in the 4800 block of Harford Road reported that someone entered the lot between Friday night after closing and Monday morning and stole equipment valued at more than $1,800from at least four cars.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2200 block of Erdman Ave. and stole a VCR, police scanner, three video movies, a microwave oven, a fur coat and a blanket. Police said the property was valued at nearly $800 and that entry was gained by breaking a window out of a back door.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Jane Schmitz, of the 2700 block of Gibbons Ave., reported she was walking near her home yesterday evening when she was accosted by two men, one with a handgun, who demanded she give them her purse. Police said Schmitz complied and that the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $60.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Eric Green, of the 5100 block of Lodestone Way, reported he was in the lobby of a bank in the 3400 block of Belair Road around 7 p.m. yesterday using a 24-hour teller machine when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who ordered him to withdraw money and give it to him. Police said Green withdrew $200 and gave it to the gunman, who escaped on foot.

Baltimore County

CAB HOLDUP: Parkville District -- Police reported an Overlea Cab driver was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money yesterday. Police said the driver, whose name was not available, picked up a fare at the Beltway Plaza on Belair Road around 10 a.m. and was told to drive to the first block of Mopec Circle at the Taylor Village Apartments, off the 3900 block of Taylor Ave. Upon reaching the destination around 10:10 a.m., the passenger pulled out a handgun and ordered the cabbie to give him his money. Police said the cab driver complied and that the gunman escaped on foot. Police said a search of the apartment development failed to locate the gunman.

Anne Arundel County

SHOOTING/ARREST: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a 17-year-old resident of the 100 block of St. James Drive in Glen Burnie was in critical but stable condition today at North Arundel Hospital after he was shot in the stomach following a fight at a party. Police said the victim, whose name was not disclosed because he is a juvenile, was among several other youths who attended a party over the weekend at a house in the 600 block of Binstead Road. While there, the party's host became involved in a fight with the victim. Other party-goers broke up the fight and the guest left. After the party broke up, the guest returned to the house with several of his friends to continue the fight. They were met at the front door by the host, who fired a handgun into the ground as a warning. Police said the host fired another shot that struck the victim in the stomach. From the scene, the injured youth was driven to the hospital by his friends. Police said the host was charged as a juvenile with assault with intent to murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

Carroll County

SHOOTING/ARREST: A Mount Airy man is being held at the Frederick County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond following charges of attempted murder in the shooting of his grandmother in her Frederick home. Police said Howard Lee Burns, 19, apparently hated his grandmother and that he planned the shooting in advance. Police said the victim, Anna Jane Bailey, 53, was shot in the stomach with a .22-caliber firearm at her home. Following the shooting, Burns fled but was arrested a short time later. Police said Bailey was flown by a State Police Med-Evac helicopter to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she was treated for the bullet wound and later released. In addition to attempted murder, Burns also is charged with assault with intent to maim and reckless endangerment.

Harford County

THEFT: Aberdeen -- Police reported that someone broke into a vehicle while it was parked outside a dwelling in the 2100 block of Park Beach Drive and stole stereo equipment. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.

THEFT: Abingdon -- A resident of the first block of Torey Lane reported that someone broke into his car while it was parked outside his home and stole tools, a tool box and a radar detector. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000.

BURGLARY: Bel Air -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1400 block of Muirfield Close and stole stereo equipment valued at more than $900.

BURGLARY: Edgewood -- A coin collection, jewelry and a TV were reported stolen from a dwelling in the 500 block of Crownwood Court after someone forced open a door. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

Howard County

DRUG ARRESTS: Columbia -- Following a lengthy surveillance and controlled drug buys, police arrested four Columbia residents and charged them with cocaine-related offenses. Police said the investigation began when narcotic officers received complaints of alleged drug activity at a home in the 6500 block of Frietchie Row in the Village of Owen Brown. The house was kept under surveillance and within a few days drug purchases were made there by undercover officers. When enough evidence was gathered, police obtained a search and seizure warrant and raided the house and arrested two of the suspects. They were identified as Ronald Tyrone Johnson, 29, of the Frietchie Row address, and Phillip E. Barrows, 37, of the 5100 block of Brook Way. Seized at the house was drug paraphernalia, traces of cocaine and material used to cut and package cocaine. Later, police arrested Mary Elizabeth Warren, 25, at her home in the 10500 block of Cross Fox Lane, and James Kevin Nelson, 29, in his car at an undisclosed location while he was allegedly about to deliver cocaine to the Frietchie Row home. Police said Nelson also lives at the Cross Fox Lane address. During the arrests, police also seized a half-pound of cocaine, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz and a 1987 Mazda RX-7. Bail information on the four was not available.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- Police reported that someone broke into a ground-level apartment in the 5700 block of Stevens Forest Road and stole electronic equipment and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that entry was gained through a sliding glass door.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- A resident of the 6000 block of Jerrys Drive told police he arrived home and discovered that someone had broken into his apartment and stolen several pieces of jewelry and coins. Police said entry was gained by opening a sliding glass door and that the value of the property was not immediately known.

BURGLARY: Elkridge -- Police said several pieces of personal computer equipment were stolen from a home in the 5800 block of Whisper Way after someone entered by forcing open the front door. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.

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