Baltimore CityTHEFT: Northern District -- Officials at...

Baltimore City

THEFT: Northern District -- Officials at Sinai Hospital in the 2400 block of W. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone entered the hospital over the weekend and stole property valued at more than $5,000 -- four two-way radios, four radio battery chargers and two VCRs.


BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into Hopko Inc. in the 3300 block of Clipper Mill Road by prying open the front door and stole tools and bank checks of undetermined value.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police today were seeking a man who entered Ron's Supermarket in the 2700 block of Miles Ave. shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday and forced an employee to give him an undisclosed sum from the cash register while indicating he had a gun.


ROBBERY: Northern District -- Dong Chin, of the 3300 block of Cardenas Ave., reported he was walking in the 3000 block of Greenmount Ave. around 7 p.m. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who tore his pants pocket and robbed him of his wallet, containing cash and property valued at nearly $100.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Lanier Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday by forcing the front door and ransacked the bedroom. Police said it was not immediately known if any property was stolen.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at nearly $500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 3000 block of Abell Ave. after someone got in through a window yesterday. Police said the intruder escaped with a telephone, telephone answering machine, tape recorder and other items.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 6100 block of Northwood Drive told police her home was forcibly entered by someone yesterday who stole 500 baseball cards, $120 and a container of laundry detergent. Police said entry was gained through the front window.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said electronic equipment valued at nearly $3,000 was stolen yesterday after someone broke into a dwelling in the 600 block of E. 41st St. through a front bedroom window.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Elvira Hall, a resident of the Gallagher Mansion Townhouse Condo in the 400 block of Tantallion Court, told police she was walking in the 5200 block of York Road shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday when she was attacked from the rear by a man who threw her to the pavement and stole her purse, which contained $8 and a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone gained entry into an apartment in the 300 block of E. 33rd St. with a key and stole several video game cartridges, valued at $100.

SHOOTINGS: Western District -- Police said three men were shot Sunday night while standing together in the 1900 block of N. Monroe St. Robert McMorris, of the 1800 block of N. Dukeland St., told police he was talking with a relative, Ervin McMorris, also of the 1800 block of N. Dukeland St., and Floyd Drumlight, of the 3700 block of Greenspring Ave., around 8:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots. Robert McMorris told police that as he and the other men began to flee, he was shot in the right foot. Police said his companions also were shot and that all three were taken to a hospital for treatment of their wounds, none life threatening. Police said the gunman escaped and a motive for the shootings was unknown.


BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police responding to a burglar alarm at the Club Astoria in the 1300 block of Edmondson Ave. arrested four men who were attempting to break into the building. Police said all four were being held at the police station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested an 18-year-old resident of the 2100 block of Division St. yesterday morning and charged him with the shooting and attempted murder of James Reed Jr., of the 2000 block of Linden Ave. Police said Reed was shot in the thigh, groin and chest near the suspect's home shortly after 3 a.m. yesterday and was treated at a hospital. His condition was not known. Charged and awaiting a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner is Jeffrey Johnson.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said a 15-year-old resident of the first block of Milden Court in eastern Baltimore County was today listed in stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore after being shot in the lower back yesterday during a robbery attempt. Police said the victim was in the first block of N. Gorman St. shortly after 5 p.m. when he was approached by a man with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said that when the youth tried to run away, the gunman fired a shot that struck him in the right buttock. Police said the gunman escaped.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- An employee of American Legion Post No. 116 in the 10900 block of Westminster Pike reported he was forced to give up money from three cash registers inside the post when a man accosted him as he opened the building Sunday morning. Police said that when the manager arrived at the post shortly after 9 a.m., he was stopped by a man with a revolver who ordered him inside. There, the gunman forced the employee to empty the registers. After taking an undisclosed sum, the gunman escaped on foot. Police described the gunman as white, more than 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

VANDALISM: Garrison District -- Police reported that several cars parked on streets in the Scotts Level Park area were vandalized with spray paint over the weekend. Police said cars on Streamwood Drive, Balmoral Circle, Geary Court, Pasco Court, Avonhurst Circle and Scotts Level Road were spray-painted Saturday night or Sunday morning. Police said no arrests had been made and an estimate of damage was not available.


BURGLARY: Garrison District -- A resident of the first block of Benwell Road in Reisterstown reported that someone broke into his home Saturday night and stole property of unknown value. Police said the intruder also punctured a water bed and spray-painted the walls of at least one room. Police said entry was gained by breaking a pane of glass out of a front door window.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- A man who robbed a carry-out over the weekend remains at large. Police said a man entered the Subway sandwich shop in the 7900 block of Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. late Friday night and placed a soda and a bag of potato chips on the counter. When the clerk opened the cash register, police said, the man pulled a sawed-off shotgun from under his coat and forced the employee to give him an undisclosed sum of cash from the register.

ROBBERY: Severn -- A Severn man, whose name was not available, reported he was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend after he withdrew an undisclosed sum of cash from a 24-hour teller machine outside the Bank of Glen Burnie branch in the 800 block of Reece Road. Police said that when the victim removed money from the drawer and was about to leave, a man with a handgun approached him from behind, took the cash and ran toward a nearby post office parking lot, where he apparently entered a car and drove off.

Carroll County

ESCAPEE CAPTURED: Westminster -- On a tip from an anonymous source, a deputy sheriff last week captured a convicted sex offender who had escaped from the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorder Clinic in Baltimore. Police said Deputy Sheriff Patrick Fisher went to a dwelling on Blue Heron Drive late Tuesday night and arrested Frederick Andre Stein, 58, without incident. Police said Stein, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1989 after being convicted of sexually abusing a 4-year-old child he was caring for, was sent to the sexual disorder clinic in Baltimore on Nov. 4 for treatment of pedophilia. He was scheduled to return to the county detention center when his treatment was over, but escaped shortly after arriving at the clinic. Following his arrest, police said, Stein was returned to the detention center and was expected to be charged with escape.


SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Taneytown -- State and county fire authorities continue to investigate a fire that damaged a barn on Francis Scott Key Highway last week, causing an estimated $70,000 worth of damage. Police said the barn contained bales of straw and hay.

Harford County

SHOOTING: Perryman -- Police said a 16-year-old Perryman youth was today listed in satisfactory condition at the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore after being shot in the chest last week while he and several friends were standing in front of his home. Police said John DeBow, of the 200 block of Perrywood Court, was talking with several of his friends when a man with a small-caliber handgun shot him in the chest for no apparent reason. Police said the gunman escaped and DeBow was flown from the scene to the Shock-Trauma Center for treatment.

THEFT: Abingdon -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 3900 block of Longley Road and stole property valued at nearly $800. Police said the thief escaped with a stereo radio, stereo speakers, tennis rackets, cash and credit cards.

THEFT: Bel Air -- An employee of Ryland Homes reported that someone broke into a company trailer while it was parked at a construction site in the 1800 block of Still Pond Way and stole a dishwasher, telephone and a fire extinguisher. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500 and that entry was gained through a window.

THEFT: Havre de Grace -- The owner of a barn in the first block of Darlington Road reported that someone entered the building and stole several chain saws. Police said the property was valued at nearly $3,000.


Howard County

ROBBERY: Jessup -- Police reported that a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and armed with a knife entered Gallagher's Amoco service station in the 8200 block of U.S. 1 and forced the attendant to give him the contents of the cash register. During the robbery, police said, the man placed the weapon to the attendant's side and threatened to cut him if he didn't cooperate. After taking an undisclosed sum of cash, the man fled south on U.S. 1.

THEFT/ARRESTS: Elkridge -- Police on patrol in the 6600 block of Amberton Drive spotted a man and a teen-age girl attempting to steal gasoline from a truck. Police said the pair were arrested without incident and charged with theft. Police said bail information on the man, James Lewis Minter, 27, of Linthicum, Anne Arundel County, was not available. The girl, a 16-year-old resident of Baltimore, was released into the custody of her parents pending action by juvenile authorities.