DRUG ARREST: Western District -- Police early today arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after finding nearly 56 grams of the drug in a dresser drawer inside a bathroom in a house in the first block of N. Wheeler Ave. Officer Jerry Parud reported he was in uniform and keeping the first block of N. Wheeler Ave. under surveillance shortly after midnight Tuesday when he saw a man allegedly making cocaine deals on the street. Parud said he radioed two other officers, Darrell Oxyer and Michael Kain, who pursued the man into a nearby house. In a basement bathroom, the officers arrested Darrell Johnson, a resident of the house, and recovered the cocaine in the drawer of a dresser. Parud said the cocaine was in a plastic bag and was enough to fill at least 200 vials, the normal way in which the drug is sold. The street value of the cocaine was not immediately known. Parud said he, Oxyer and Kain observed the alleged drug deal less than two minutes after taking up their positions. Parud said Johnson was held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a woman and were holding her at the women's detention center at the Central District pending charges that she cut a man with a knife. Police said Rufus Sturdivant, of the 600 block of N. Fremont Ave., reported that during an incident at his home, he was attacked by a woman he knows who cut him on the back with a knife. Police said Sturdivant was treated at a hospital and released and that the woman was arrested at the scene.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Elizabeth Early, of the 2700 block of W. Fairmount Ave., reported she was walking in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St. early Tuesday when she was approached from behind by two men who stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the purse contained $5 and a Bible.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Thomas Dorsey, of the 1500 block N. Gilmor St., reported he was robbed of $12 by a man armed with a handgun yesterday morning while walking in the 1400 block of N. Gilmor St. Dorsey told police that during the robbery, the man struck him with the weapon. Police said Dorsey was taken to Liberty Medical Center, where he was treated for a laceration to the head that required several stitches.
CUTTING: Western District -- John Smith, of the 1200 block of Whitelock St., reported that during an argument late Tuesday night at his home with a woman he knows, he was cut on the neck with a knife. Police said Smith was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released. Police said the woman fled and is being sought.
THEFT: Central District -- Theodore Christman, a resident of the 1100 block of Park Ave., told police that after two friends of his left his apartment around 7:30 p.m. yesterday, he discovered that a rifle and a shotgun were missing from a room. Christman told police the weapons were valued at $400. Police said Christman knew the men and was advised to seek a warrant for their arrests. of men.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Albert Lawson, of the 700 block of ** George St., reported he was walking in the 600 block of W. Franklin St. around 9 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman robbed Lawson of his wallet that contained about $20 and escaped.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police reported a 57-year-old Shadyside Road woman was listed today in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she was shot in the back early yesterday while she and her husband walked a couple to their car. Police said Doris Hoyer and her husband, Irvin, both of the 1600 block of Shadyside Road, were escorting a couple to their car following a New Year's celebration when Mrs. Hoyer felt a pain in her chest. Police said Hoyer cried out that she thought she was having a heart attack and was helped to the front porch, where her husband and the other man placed her in a chair. It was then, police said, that Hoyer's husband noticed she was bleeding from the back. Police said the woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she was treated for a bullet wound to the back. The bullet exited a shoulder. Police said the bullet may have been fired by someone celebrating the New Year while standing on school property not far from the Hoyers' residence.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Veronica Smith, of the 2700 block of The Alameda, reported she was walking in the 2800 block of Harford Road yesterday morning when she was stopped by a man known to her as "Kevin" who demanded the money she was carrying. Smith told police the man ripped $20 from her hand and fled.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the Eastern District pending charges of assault by pointing a knife at Ronald Cook, of the 3400 block of Frankford Ave. Cook told police he was inside a tavern in the 4700 block of Harford Road Tuesday night when a man pulled out a knife and threatened to cut him. Police said Cook was not injured and that the man was arrested later by officers after Cook gave them a description of the suspect.
RAPE: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a 29-year-old woman was raped early yesterday after by a motorist who had picked her up while she was hitchhiking near the 1500 block of Hartsdale Road. The victim told police she was hitchhiking around 3 a.m. Wednesday when a motorist stopped and offered her a ride. The woman reported that the man drove to a nearby wooded area, where he forced her to disrobe while threatening her with what appeared to be a handgun or a knife. Following the rape, the woman reported the incident to police, who transported her to Mercy Medical Center. There, the woman was treated and released. Police said the woman was not very cooperative and did not give them a good description of the man or his vehicle.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Gregory Trogdon, of the 6800 block of Sturbridge Drive, told police he was in the 7000 block of Laurelton Ave. shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by three men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, who demanded his money. Police said after Trogdon gave the gunman about $25, he and his accomplices drove off in a red Chevrolet Blazer.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Steven Fosler, of the 5900 block of Benton Heights Ave., told police he was in the 4800 block of Hamilton Ave. early yesterday evening when he was accosted by two teen-agers, one armed with a handgun, who forced him down onto the ground and robbed him of his wallet. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $40.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Druid Lake Park Drive reported that someone broke into his home Tuesday night by forcing the rear kitchen window and ransacked the bedroom. Police said the intruder escaped with a radio and cash. Police said the property was valued at more than $160.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into a dwelling in the 500 block of Beaumont Ave. between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and stole property valued at nearly $1,300. Police said entry was gained through a rear kitchen window and that the intruder escaped with a VCR, camera, stereo equipment and frozen food.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- David Randall, of the 5600 block of Lothian Road, told police he was near his home early yesterday when he was accosted by two men who robbed him of nearly $200. Police said one of the men was known to Randall and was arrested a short time later. The other man is being sought. Police said Jarrod Lampkin, 20, of the 1000 block of Tunbridge Road, was charged with robbery and was held overnight at the station in lieu of $7,000 bond.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Belgian Ave. told police that someone broke into her home early yesterday while she was asleep and stole property valued at more than $100. Police said entry was gained by opening the unlocked kitchen door.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said someone entered a dwelling in the 3600 block of Chestnut Ave. early yesterday and stole a gray leather purse containing several pieces of jewelry, prescription medicine and ID cards. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that entry was gained through a unlocked kitchen window.
THEFT: Northern District -- Robert Balogh, a resident of Livingston, N.Y., reported that someone stole his leather coat while he attended a party inside a friend's home in the 2700 block of Maryland Ave. Balogh told police he was about to leave the party around 2 a.m. yesterday when he noticed his brown leather coat was missing from the room where he left it. Balogh told police the coat was valued at nearly $250.
THEFT: Northern District -- Cathy Webb, of the 6000 block of Cleanspring Road, reported that someone broke into her 1990 Ford while it was parked near her home between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and stole a purse containing cash and a calculator. Webb told police the property was valued at nearly $300 and that entry was gained by breaking one of the vehicle's rear windows.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Kizzle Lester, of the 600 block of E. 27th St., told police she was walking near her home early yesterday when a man approached her from behind and stole the purse she was carrying. Lester told police the purse contained cash and property, all valued at more than $100.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police today were seeking two men who accosted George Pearson, of the 400 block of E. Belvedere Ave., as he walked in the 5700 block of York Road yesterday evening. Pearson told police he was walking down the street around 7 p.m. when he was stopped by two men, one of whom was armed. Pearson told police the gunman placed the weapon in his back and demanded he give up his money. The robbers escaped with more than $100.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- Karen Azyck, of the 700 block of McKewin Ave., reported she was threatened by a man armed with a handgun last night. Azyck told police that after answering a knock at her door around 10 p.m., a man standing outside pointed a handgun at her and said he was going to shoot her. Azyck immediately shut the door and reported the incident to police. Officers arriving on the scene failed to locate the gunman. Police said Azyck recognized the man and that she was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Shirley MacCurbin, of the 3800 block of Shannon Drive, told police she was walking in the 5800 block of York Road late Wednesday night when a man approached her from behind and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all of unknown value.
VANDALISM: Essex District -- Deon King, of the first block of Masthead Court in the Cove Village Apartments, told police that after arriving home early yesterday morning, he entered his bedroom and went to sleep. King reported to police that when he awoke a few hours later, he discovered his rear glass patio door and a window had been shattered. Police said the property was valued at $200 and that there were no apparent signs that anyone entered the apartment.
THEFT: Essex District -- Sylvia McKnight, of the first block of Milden Court in the Tidewater Village Apartments, told police that someone entered her townhouse yesterday and stole $200 from a kitchen table. Police said McKnight suspects a man she knows of taking the money and was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest or a summons ordering him to court to answer theft charges.