Baltimore CityASSAULT/ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police arrested...

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Baltimore City

ASSAULT/ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a 22-year-old North Kenwood Avenue man Saturday morning after he reportedly pointed a loaded handgun at three police officers who were trying to talk him out of killing himself during a stand-off that lasted several hours. Sgt. James Schuck said that when officers arrived at the rowhouse in the 400 block of N. Kenwood Ave. shortly after midnight Saturday they saw the man inside his house armed with a handgun and drinking from a whiskey bottle. Schuck said that when Lt. Ernie Meadows and officers William Murray and Richard Guzman confronted the man and tried to talk him into surrendering, the man pointed a .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun to his head and threatened to shoot. Schuck said the man then lowered the gun and pointed it at the three officers. After backing out of the house, the officers summoned the police Quick Response Team and a hostage negotiator. For the next five hours, the police talked to the man by phone, trying to get him to surrender. In the house was the man's father, who had armed himself with a .38-caliber revolver to protect himself from his son. Schuck said that about 4:40 a.m. Saturday, the QRT entered the house and found the man asleep in a second-floor room. He was arrested without incident and sent to a hospital for treatment of alcohol intoxication. Later, the man was taken to the police station and charged with assaulting the three officers by pointing a handgun at them and handgun counts. Held over the weekend and scheduled to appear at a bail hearing today in District Court is Randy Allen, a resident of the house in which the incident occurred.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Employees of Eugene's men's wear in the 2300 block of E. Monument St. reported that someone broke out the front display window and stole several hundred dollars worth of clothing. Police said the break-in occurred shortly after 5 a.m. yesterday.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 600 block of Macon St. reported that someone broke into her house by kicking in a rear door and stole a VCR and a computer game. Police said the property was valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Leroy Jones, 28, of the 200 block of Aisquith St., reported that upon answering a knock at his door yesterday morning he was confronted by a man who struck him over the head and demanded his money. Police said Jones gave up an undisclosed sum.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Firestone tire company in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into the building and stole a 13-inch TV out of the customer waiting room. Police said the break-in occurred yesterday and that the value of the TV was not known.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone forced his way into an apartment in the 5100 block of Conant Way and stole property valued at $600. Police said entry was gained by forcing the front door and that the intruder escaped with a TV and a VCR.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Wolfgang Spekis, of the 4200 block of Seidel Ave., reported his truck was parked near his home over the weekend when someone broke into the vehicle and stole several hand and power tools. Police said the property was valued at $500.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Auto Body Service in the 6200 block of Belair Road reported that someone broke into their building yesterday and stole several auto body and fender repair tools. Police said the thief stole a grinder, impact gun, welding equipment, a paint gun, body buffer and paint supplies. Police said the burglar also stole a 1976 Chevrolet bearing license plates ZEN-370. Police said the property, not including the car, was valued at nearly $1,200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into Wells discount liquors in the 6300 block of York Road near the Baltimore County line over the weekend and stole several cartons of cigarettes from a glass-front cabinet. Police said entry into the building was by breaking a part of the front glass door. Police said the number of cartons stolen and their value was not available.

THEFT: Northern District -- Odessa Gatling, of the 2700 block of Mathews St., reported that someone forced his way into her 1987 Nissan while it was parked near her home between Saturday night and yesterday morning and stole a leather purse containing cash and credit cards. Also taken was a portable TV. Police said entry was gained by breaking one of the vehicle's rear windows and that the property was valued at more than $400.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of W. Lake Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a side window and stole a radio, camcorder and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.

THEFT: Northern District -- Beverly Dixon, of the 3800 block of Calloway Ave., reported that someone broke into a storage locker she rented at a public facility in the 4300 block of York Road and stole a microwave oven, VCR and other items.

THEFT: Northern District -- Martha Leitch, an out-of-town resident, reported her Mazda was parked in the 4900 block of Greenspring Ave. yesterday when someone broke into the vehicle and stole two purses containing $104. Police said the combined value of the cash and purse was more then $200.

THEFT: Northern District -- Gregory Harris, of the 700 block of Belgian Ave., reported that someone stole his 18-speed mountain bike after he left it unlocked and unattended in the 4600 block of York Road yesterday. Police said the bike was valued at $200.

THEFT: Northern District -- An employee of the Caliber Limousine Service in Fork, Baltimore County, reported to police that while one of their Lincoln limousines was parked in the 2800 block of N. Charles St. Saturday night someone entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a woman's coat and purse. Police said the property was valued at nearly $400.

THEFT/ARREST: Northern District -- Richard Arnold, of the 3500 block of Beech Ave., reported his 10-speed bike was parked in the 3500 block of San Martin Drive yesterday afternoon when someone stole it. Arnold told police the bike was valued at more than $100. Later, police arrested a teen-age male in connection with the theft and released him into the custody of his parents after charging him as a juvenile with theft. It was not immediately known if the bike was recovered.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Karen Watson, of Towson, told police she was in the 3100 block of Swan Drive in Druid Hill Park yesterday afternoon when she was accosted by a man who robbed her of her keys and then drove off in her 1988 Ford. Police said Watson's purse containing cash and other items was in the car when the man drove off. Police said the property, not including the car, was valued at more than $300.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Vertis Brown, of the 900 block of Lenton Ave., reported he was in the 600 block of E. Northern Parkway yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his jacket, wallet and gold chain. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,200.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Dale Bradshaw, of the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave., reported he was in the 500 block of N. Fremont Ave. Saturday when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun who shot him in the neck. Police said Bradshaw was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was admitted. His condition was not immediately available. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Johnnie Griffin, of the 2200 block of W. Lexington St., reported he was walking in the 2100 block of W. North Ave. about 9:30 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said the gunman robbed Griffin of $10 and escaped on foot.

THEFT: Western District -- Stanley Hendric, of the 600 block of N. Fremont Ave., reported that someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked near his home over the weekend and stole building supplies valued at nearly $600.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he robbed Columbus Brown Jr., of the 800 block of N. Calhoun St., of $50 during an incident in the 1900 block of Ashburton St. about noon yesterday.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone forced his way into his home over the weekend and stole a TV and a microwave oven. Police said the value of the property was not known and that entry was gained by forcing a rear door.

BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Police responding to a burglary in progress at a home in the first block of N. Bruce St. yesterday entered the building and arrested two men who were attempting to leave with an electric stove. Police said both men were held overnight at the station pending burglary charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Police said Jane Brunson, of the first block of N. Vincent St., reported that during an altercation with another female in the 1800 block of W. Lexington St. yesterday evening she was struck on the head several times. Police said Brunson was unconscious when found by officers responding to the assault and was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she regained consciousness and was treated for head and eye injuries.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Randolph Baskerville, of the 1500 block of N. Gilmor St., reported that upon answering his door about 8 p.m. yesterday he was assaulted by two women who forced their way inside and robbed him of $60 before fleeing.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man yesterday and held him overnight at the station pending burglary charges. Police said someone broke into a dwelling in the 1100 block of Mulberry St. about 7 p.m. yesterday by forcing a second-floor bedroom door and stole $40 worth of property. Police responding to a burglary in progress arrested the man inside the house. Police said the money was recovered.

Baltimore County

CHASE/ARREST: North Point District -- Police reported that a 31-year-old Middle River man was recovering today from injuries after his car crashed and overturned early yesterday morning while being pursued by an officer. Police said an officer assigned to the North Point station spotted a car being driven with its headlights off about 2 a.m. at Merritt Boulevard and North Point Road. Police said that when the officer attempted to stop the car, the driver sped off and entered the Beltway. Then, the car entered Md. 702, where it went out of control on the Eastern Avenue exit ramp and flipped over. Police said the driver of the car, Ronald Louis Stecker, of the 600 block of Rockaway Beach Ave., was arrested at the scene and taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious but stable condition today. Police said multiple traffic charges were pending against Stecker.

Anne Arundel County

BURGLARY: Crownsville -- A resident of the 1200 block of St. Stephen's Church Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a door and stole a .22-caliber handgun. Police said the value of the weapon was not immediately known.

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