Baltimore CityROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested...

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Baltimore City

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested one man and were seeking another in connection with the robbery Wednesday night of Robert Johnson, of the 4500 block of Clareway, and Deon Stokes, of the 5800 block of Flannery Lane, as they walked in the 1800 block of W. Saratoga St. Police said two men, one armed with a .22-caliber handgun, accosted Johnson and Stokes around 8:30 p.m. and robbed them of cash that totaled more than $100. When Officer Sean White arrived on the scene, he spoted two men running away and gave chase. A short distance away, White and Officer Scott Pumphrey chased down a suspect and were struggling with him when the man placed a handgun in his waistband. Police said that during the struggle to get the gun, the weapon discharged and struck the suspect in the left heel. White and Pumphrey arrested the man, identified as Curt Hamilton, 23, of the 2500 block of Ashland Ave., and charged him with armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon. Following his release from Bon Secours Hospital, Hamilton was returned to the station and was being held there today in lieu of $10,000 bail.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Glenda Harris, of the 1700 block of N. Payson St., reported she was in the 1900 block of W. North Ave. Wednesday night when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded her money. Police said the gunman robbed Harris of $72 in cash and a jar of hair relaxer.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Eutaw Place told police that someone forced open her front door and stole stereo equipment and a 20-inch TV. Police said the property was valued at nearly $700.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Denise Thornton, of the 1000 block of Brantley Ave., told police she was robbed of nearly $200 in cash and a $10 purse when she was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, as she walked in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Wednesday night.

THEFT: Western District -- Corey Davis, of the first block of Lycette Circle in eastern Baltimore County, reported that while his 1990 Oldsmobile was parked in the 700 block of N. Calhoun St. Wednesday night someone broke into the vehicle and stole two pairs of eyeglasses, a wallet, 20 cassette tapes, a stuffed Pink Panther and other items. Police said the property was valued at more than $900.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that Dorean Davis, of the 1100 block of W. Lafayette Ave., was in the 1400 block of Presstman St. Wednesday night when she was assaulted by a man who knocked her to the ground and robbed her of two gold and diamond rings. Police said Davis was later taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained when she was knocked down. The value of the jewelry, police said, was not immediately known.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Mac Norman, of the 1000 block of Hunter St., reported he was walking in the 800 block of N. Mount St. early yesterday morning when he was assaulted by two men who shoved him into an alley and robbed him of $115 in cash and a money order made out for $120. Later, police acting on information provided by Norman arrested a suspect and charged him with robbery. Police said Terron Bell, 25, of the 800 block of N. Gilmor St., was held overnight at the station in lieu of $5,000 bail after appearing before a District Court bail commissioner. Police said the second man escaped.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Riggs Ave. reported that someone forced a rear door, entered her home and stole a VCR. Police said the value of the property was not known.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Gordon Barlow, of the 3700 block of McDowell Lane in Baltimore Highlands, told police he was robbed of nearly $100 in cash shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday by two men, one armed with a handgun, who accosted him as he walked in the 600 block of N. Carey St.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that $50 in assorted coins was stolen from a home in the 2500 block of W. Fayette St. yesterday after someone forced the rear door.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Anthony Salley, of the 5400 block of Daywalt Ave., reported he was talking on a telephone outside a 7-Eleven store in the 2900 block of Harford Road around 5 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said Salley complied and that the gunman escaped with nearly $200 in cash.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Vincent Slattery, of the 3200 block of Ramona Ave., told police that someone entered onto the front porch of his home and stole wicker furniture valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that Chris Gelineau, of the 15600 block of Dorset Road in Laurel, Howard County, was standing at a 24-hour teller machine in the 3400 block of Belair Road around 11 p.m. yesterday when he was approached from the rear by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $200 in cash.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Darrow Moore, of the 1400 block of Homestead St., reported he was in the 3400 block of W. Saratoga St. early yesterday morning when he was assaulted by a man who forced him to give up his money. Police said the man escaped with nearly $70 in cash.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Frank Meneill, of the 600 block of N. Longwood St., reported he was robbed of cash and property, all valued at more than $250, by two men, one armed with a handgun, who stopped him as he walked near his home around 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3600 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone forced their way into his home yesterday between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. and stole property valued at more than $700.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported that a man held-up the Knight's Inn Motel in the 1600 block of Whitehead Road yesterday morning. Demetrius E. McLeod, an employee, said a man entered the inn shortly after 7 a.m. and asked to be served breakfast. When told the inn didn't have a breakfast menu, the man displayed a handgun and ordered McLeod to give him money from the cash register. McLeod complied, giving the man about $100.

Anne Arundel County

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Glen Burnie -- Police responding to a burglary report at an apartment in the 400 block of Secluded Post Circle arrested two men after a brief chase. Police said that when officers arrived on the scene they saw two men running. After catching up with the men and detaining them, the men told the officers they were looking for someone who lived in the apartment development. Police later learned that two men answering the description of the men caught in the chase were seen entering the apartment after breaking a window with a beer bottle. Police said there was evidence that the apartment had been entered but nothing appeared missing. While police were in the apartment, however, they found some drug paraphernalia. Charged with burglary were Paul Thomas Medley, 24, of the 400 block of Main View Court in Glen Burnie, and Shahiree D. Mason, 18, of Laurinburg, N.C.

GAMBLING ARREST: Glen Burnie -- Armed with a warrant, police officers raided a house in the 100 block of Dorchester Road and arrested a 40-year-old man on gambling charges. Police said Melvin Joseph McMahon was charged with conspiracy to violate the state gambling laws, possession of marijuana and gambling on professional sporting events. Police said McMahon's arrest followed a six-week investigation into the gambling operation that included a network of less than 100 bettors who wagered on National Football League games. Police said when officers entered McMahon's home Monday night he was in the process of taking bets on that night's NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Seized during the raid were tally sheets, other evidence of bookmaking and a small quantity of marijuana.

BURGLARY: Millersville -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 200 block of Najoles Road and stole several automobile tires and other pieces of property. Police said the value of the property was not known.

BURGLARY: Pasadena -- A resident of the 700 block of Bridge Drive reported that someone broke into his home through a window and stole a VCR and other items. Police said the property was valued at nearly $400.

Carroll County

DRUG ARRESTS: Westminster -- City police reported that two adults and two teen-agers were arrested on drug charges following a raid at the Comfort Inn motel. Upon entering the room earlier in the week with a search and seizure warrant, police arrested Matthew L. Conaway, 21, of no known address, and Tammy M. Caple, 21, of Main Street in Union Bridge. Police said Conaway, Caple and the two teen-agers were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The teen-agers, police said, were released into the custody of their parents, while Conaway and Caple were ordered held in the county Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bail each. Later, each was released after posting the bail. Police said the arrests came after they received information of drugs being used in the motel room. None of the motel's staff were involved in the offense, police said.

ESCAPE: Westminster -- State police today continue their search for Frederick Andre Stein, a 58-year-old convicted child molester, who escaped earlier this week from the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic. Police said Stein, a former resident of Westminster, was transferred from the county Detention Center to the clinic on Nov. 4 for treatment of pedophilia and escaped Monday. Police consider Stein a danger to children because he has been known to frequent school playgrounds and areas where young boys and girls play. It was not immediately known how Stein escaped. His record of molesting young girls and boys goes back to 1985, when he agreed to a statement of facts that he molested a 4-year-old girl on numerous occasions while baby-sitting her. Police described Stein as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a tattoo of the initials "D.L." on his left forearm. He has a scar on his forehead and cerebral palsy has affected his right hand and arm.

Howard County

BANK ROBBERY: County police said a man wearing a stocking mask robbed the Signet Bank in the 10300 block of U.S. 40 Tuesday morning at gunpoint and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash. At the time of the hold-up, police said, four employees and one customer were in the bank. Police said the man, who was armed with a blue-steel revolver, forced a teller to give up the cash before he ran out the front door and escaped in a maroon Toyota.

BURGLARY: Ellicott City -- A resident of the 7300 block of Longview Road reported that someone forced their way into his home through a kitchen window and stole an undisclosed sum of money.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- Employees of the Simply Soccer Plus store in the 7200 block of Cradlerock Way reported that someone entered the store and stole an unknown quantity of sports clothing. Police said entry was gained by someone breaking the front window.

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