A Baltimore County police blotter item in...

A Baltimore County police blotter item in Tuesday's EveningSun incorrectly stated the location of an armed robbery Mondayin which a man carrying a 3-year-old child was accosted atgunpoint in a parking lot and robbed. County police said therobbery occurred in front of 7117 Security Blvd. at the ChadwickManor Shopping Center and not at nearby Security Square Mall.The Evening Sun regrets the error.

Baltimore City


BURGLARY: Western District -- A man was arrested inside John's bar in the 1500 block of Riggs Ave. and was being held at the station pending charges. Police said he broke into the building by knocking a hole in a wall with a sledge hammer. Once inside, he stole cash but was caught before he could escape, police said.

THEFT: Western District -- Members of the New Shiloh Church in the 700 block of N. Fremont Ave. reported that someone removed 500 pounds of copper tubing from the building between July 28 and yesterday. Police said the tubing was part of the church's air-conditioning system and was valued at $15,000.


SHOOTING: Western District -- Cy Pharrahe, of the 1600 block of W. Franklin St., reported he was in the 900 block of W. Lanvale St. around 9 p.m. yesterday when a man pulled out a small-caliber semiautomatic handgun and shot him in the right hand. Police said the gunman escaped and Pharrahe was treated at a hospital and released.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with breaking into a home in the 1500 block of Baker St. They said he entered the house yesterday through the front door but did not steal anything. The man was recognized by occupants of the house, who told police where he lived. Police said Eric Farrow, a resident of the same block, was arrested a short time later and was being held at the police station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Legal Services Association in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into the office through a second-floor rear window between Thursday and yesterday and stole hand and power tools, all valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Sinclair Plaza mini-mart in the 5500 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone entered the business by opening a front window and stole more than $100 worth of cigarettes and coins.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. reported that someone broke into his apartment and stole a 19-inch TV, VCR, 80 movies tapes and a boom-box radio. Police said the property was valued at $900 and that entry was gained through a ground-level dining room window.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- George Coppage, of the 3300 block of Brendan Ave., told police he was in the 3100 block of Erdman Ave. when he was accosted by two men who threatened to cut him with a broken bottle. Police said Coppage was not injured, and David Clark, 20, and Timothy Vaith, 22, both of the 2800 block of Pelham Ave., were charged with assault.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said someone broke into a vehicle owned by Arc Welder Sales and Rental Co. in the 3400 block of Sinclair Lane while the vehicle was parked on the property and stole a wire feeder machine valued at $2,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Juan Williams, of the 1700 block of E. 30th St., told police that while his 1986 Ford van was parked near his home over the weekend, someone broke into it through a window and stole two tool boxes containing several hundred dollars worth of hand and power tools.


THEFT: Northeastern District -- Donna Landers, of the 3300 block of Batavia Road, reported that someone stole three skateboards valued at $300 from her front porch over the weekend.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Randy Holsen, of Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, reported he was carrying a 3-year-old child and walking toward his car on the parking lot of the Security Square Mall around 5:30 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one with a large-caliber handgun, who demanded his money while threatening to harm the child. Holsen told police he gave money to the gunman, who also took his car keys. Police said the gunman and his accomplice got into Holsen's 1991 Dodge Daytona and drove off. Shortly after 9 p.m., the vehicle was used as a get-away car in the armed robbery of a man who was withdrawing money from a 24-hour teller machine at the Drumcastle Shopping Center in the 6300 block of York Road. Anne Arundel County police said the car, bearing license plates YYT-088, was used in the attempted robbery of a 27-year-old Severna Park man shortly after 6:30 p.m. as he was about to withdraw money from a bank teller machine in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY TRY: Severna Park -- Vincent Robert Iatesta, 27, of the 600 block of Whittier Parkway in Severna Park, told police he was standing at a 24-hour teller machine outside the First National Bank in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after 6:30 p.m. yesterday when a man with a chrome-plated handgun approached and ordered him to withdraw the most money he could from the machine. Police said Iatesta became shaken and couldn't remember his card's confidential number. They said that after Iatesta made several vain attempts to recall the number and when several pedestrians arrived, the gunman left the area and ran to a blue 1991 Dodge Daytona occupied by a second man. The gunman and his accomplice then drove off. Police said a check of the license plate indicated the car had been stolen about an hour earlier during an armed robbery in Baltimore County.

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- An employee of the Pizza Hut on Crain Highway was robbed of his car by two men who accosted him on the parking lot and demanded the restaurant's money that they believed he was carrying. Police said Curtis S. Grant, 27, of the 400 block of Arbor Drive, was leaving the restaurant and walking to his car when he was stopped by two men who demanded he give them money bags from the restaurant. Police said that when Grant told the men he didn't have any of the restaurant's money, they ordered him to empty his pockets. Not finding any money, the men took Grant's car keys and drove off in his 1988 Dodge Daytona.


ROBBERY: Severn -- Police said the assistant manager of a Popeye's restaurant in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road was assaulted early Sunday during an armed robbery by two men. Police said John Fajota, 25, was closing the restaurant around 2:40 a.m. when someone threw a concrete block through a door and entered. Police said two men, both wearing ski masks, struck Fajota, knocking him to the floor. After being forced to open the safe, Fajota gave the holdup men an undisclosed sum of money, all in change.

Carroll County

BURGLARY: Sykesville -- Someone broke into a sporting goods store in the 400 block of Liberty Road and stole more than $3,000 worth of golfing equipment and supplies.

THEFT: Westminster -- A resident of the 4000 block of Salem Bottom Road reported that someone broke into his van while it was parked near his home and stole more than $1,400 worth of hand and power tools.

THEFT: Westminster -- Property valued at nearly $1,000 was reported stolen from a pickup truck parked on Md. 32 and Dorothy Avenue near Western Maryland College.

BURGLARY: Westminster -- A resident of Sams Creek Road reported that someone broke into his home and stole property valued at nearly $1,000.


Harford County

STAND-OFF/ARREST: Forest Hill -- Members of the Sheriff's Department and the Special Response Team last night arrested an 18-year-old man after he assaulted three officers and then barricaded himself inside his home in the 1200 block of Walters Mill Road. Police said George Dirk Chenoweth was charged with trespassing, malicious destruction of property and three counts of assaulting police and was to appear today at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police responding to a report that Chenoweth refused to leave his parents' home last night met the man in his driveway and were talking to him when he threw weight-lifting equipment and rocks at the officers. After Chenoweth's parents fled the house, police tried for three hours to talk him into surrendering. Shortly after 11 p.m., police entered the back of the house and arrested Chenoweth after a brief scuffle. He was taken to Fallston General Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

ARSON ARREST: Edgewood -- Police said a 17-year-old employee of the Super Thrift store at the Edgewood Shopping Center was arrested last week and charged as a juvenile with setting fire to the store on Oct. 27. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage. The youth was released in the custody of his parents. Police said the fire was set in a storage area and that it took firefighters from Joppa, Abingdon and Kingsville nearly 30 minutes to bring it under control. Police said the suspect set the fire at the end of his shift but the motive was not known. No injuries were reported.

VANDALISM: Abingdon -- Police reported that someone broke out two windows of a car registered to the county government while it was parked in the 3000 block of Old Philadelphia Road. Police said the car was parked outside the home of a county employee and damage was estimated at $300.

THEFT: Bel Air -- The owner of a car parked at the Harford Mall told police that while he was shopping, someone broke into the vehicle and stole cassette tapes and other property, all valued at more than $700.

BURGLARY: Edgewood -- A resident of the 1800 block of Edgewater Drive reported that someone broke into his home and stole a computer, jewelry, a VCR and coins with a combined value of more than $5,600.


THEFT: Havre de Grace -- Police reported that someone broke into a truck owned by a firefighter and stole equipment and clothing valued at nearly $600. The theft occurred in front of a house in the 100 block of Deaver St. and the thief escaped with a turnout coat, boots, pants, gloves, helmet and coveralls.