Baltimore CityBURGLARY: Western District -- A resident...

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BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday evening through a second-floor front window and stole property valued at more than $400. Police said the intruder escaped with a .22-caliber rifle, 1,400 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, a VCR and a safe containing cash.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police reported that a resident of the 1100 block of N. Mount St. was walking in the 1100 block of N. Carey St. late Tuesday night when he was stopped by a man he knows who ordered him to give up his money at gunpoint. Police said the victim complied, giving the gunman cash and property, all valued at $200. Later, police arrested Gwynn Cunningham, 33, of the 600 block of W. Lafayette Ave., and charged him with armed robbery, assault and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Police said Cunningham was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $35,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a man was robbed early yesterday morning while talking on an outside telephone in the 1500 block of N. Monroe St. The victim, a resident of the 4000 block of Norfolk Ave., told police he was talking on the phone around 4 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said the victim complied, giving $40 to the gunman, who escaped on foot.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 800 block of N. Arlington Ave. reported that someone forced his way into his home through a rear door and stole three cameras and more than $500.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that a woman was robbed of more than $100 yesterday morning by a man who knocked her to the ground as she walked on North Bentalou Street. The victim, a resident of the 2200 block of W. Lanvale St., told police she was in the 700 block of N. Bentalou St. at 6 a.m. when she was attacked by a man who knocked her to the pavement and stole the purse she was carrying. In the purse, police said, was $100, a checkbook and personal items.

THEFT: Northern District -- An Owings Mills woman reported that while her 1987 Saab was parked in the 5600 block of Cottonworth Ave. Tuesday afternoon someone broke into the vehicle and stole a stereo radio, citizens band radio and a radar detector. Police said the property was valued at more than $600 and that entry into the car was gained by forcing the right front door open.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 200 block of St. Dunstan's Road reported to police that someone stole several pieces of jewelry, a VCR and food from her home over a period of several days. The victim told police she suspects her housekeeper stole the property, all valued at nearly $2,300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of an apartment in the 5600 block of McClean Blvd. reported that someone broke into her apartment while she was out Tuesday and stole her refrigerator. Police said the refrigerator was valued at nearly $550.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone forced his way into a dwelling in the 4500 block of Arabia Ave. early Tuesday morning and stole property valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5000 block of Crenshaw Road told police that property valued at $600 was stolen from her home by someone who broke into the house over the weekend. Police said the property, a TV and a VCR, were stolen from the living room.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a resident of the 5600 block of Biddison Lane was walking in the 5600 block of Hilltop Road Tuesday evening when a man exited a car that stopped nearby and asked her for a match. Police said when the woman told the man she didn't have a match, the man then asked her for a dollar. Before the woman could respond, police said the man grabbed the woman's purse, got back into the car and drove off. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at $200.

THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police said a man who tried to leave the Farm Fresh store in the 2400 block of Belair Road without paying for $24 in steaks was stopped by a security officer and arrested. Police said the man, of the 2000 block of E. North Ave., was held overnight at the Eastern District pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said two men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, robbed the Friendly's restaurant in the 5700 block of Belair Road last night. Police said the men, both tall and weighing nearly 200 pounds each, entered the restaurant shortly before 9:30 p.m. and walked to the counter, where they announced a hold-up. Police said after one of the men ordered a clerk to open the cash register, he leaned over the counter and removed the cash drawer. After the man put the drawer inside a black bag he carried with him, both men turned and ran out the front door. Police said an undisclosed sum was taken, no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Cedarhurst Ave. told police that someone broke into her home yesterday by kicking in the front door and stole property valued at $300. Police said the intruder escaped with a 21-inch TV that was in the dining room.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- A teen-age resident of the 5600 block of Perdue Ave. told police she was walking in the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave. shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who pressed the weapon to her head. Police said the woman pushed the man's gun hand aside, causing him to drop the weapon. When the man leaned over to pick up the weapon, the woman escaped. Police said it appeared the gunman was intent on robbing the woman.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 6600 block of Knotwood Court yesterday and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the break-in occurred between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and that entry was gained by knocking out a pane of glass in a door and then unlocking the door.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Radio Shack in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane reported yesterday that someone removed three telephones, a VCR and a car radio from their shelves. Police said the property was valued at nearly $600.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Truesdale Ave. told police that someone forced his way into her home yesterday afternoon and stole property valued at more than $500. Police said entry was gained by forcing a rear door and that a VCR, a computer game and a telephone were taken.

Baltimore County

KIDNAP/ARREST: Woodlawn District -- Police said Andrew Garfield Sands, 28, of the first block of Edith Court in the Gwynn Oak section, today was to appear at a bail hearing in Catonsville District Court after being charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from outside a grocery store. Police said Tawnya L. Yates, 18, of the 400 block of Dutrow Court, Rosedale, and her 6-month-old baby, Shakiyla Christine Yates, were seated in a car outside the store in the 2300 block of N. Rolling Road at 10 p.m. Tuesday while waiting for Yates' boyfriend to return from TC shopping when a man jumped into the car and drove off. When the car was spotted being driven recklessly, police pursued it until it ran a red light at Crosby and Rolling roads and struck another car. Police said Sands jumped out of the car and was captured after falling to the ground at Baltimore National Pike and Rolling Road. Police said Sands was charged with kidnapping, robbery, auto theft, driving while intoxicated and multiple traffic violations. Police said Sands was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $50,000 bail pending today's bail review hearing.

ROBBERY TRY: White Marsh District -- Police said a resident of the 4300 block of Bedrock Circle reported that he was jogging near the Ikea furniture store, near White Marsh Mall, around 2:30 a.m. today when he was stopped by a man armed with a knife who demanded his money. Police said that when the jogger told the man he had no money on him, the man slashed at him with the knife, causing very minor lacerations to the jogger. Following the incident, the armed man escaped on foot. Police said the victim ran home and reported the incident. Police said a search of the area around the store failed to come up with a suspect.

Anne Arundel County

ASSAULT: Glen Burnie -- Police said a woman was attacked by a man last night when she opened the front door of her home. The victim, a 34-year-old resident of Harriet Drive, told police that upon answering a knock shortly before 8 p.m. she was attacked by a man who forced his way inside. The woman told police the man struck her in the face and upper body several times and knocked her to the floor before he turned and fled out the door. The woman's two children fled the house during the incident and went to a neighbor's house, where they contacted the police. The victim, police said, was taken by ambulance to North Arundel Hospital, where she was treated for injuries and released. Police said they had no motive for the attack and no arrest.

Carroll County

DRUG ARRESTS: Westminster -- Police said two men have been released on bail after being charged with possession of narcotics. Police had stopped the car they were driving when it was observed crossing the center line of a road several times. Police said the driver, Michael J. Sharik, 45, of Jarrettsville, Harford County, was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana and cocaine. His passenger, Douglas Randall Jackson, 31, of Cockeysville, Baltimore County, was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. Police said the car Sharik was driving on Md. 27 was seen crossing the double yellow line several times. After the officers stopped the car at Md. 27 and Main Street, they searched the vehicle and found the drugs.

VANDALISM: Westminster -- Police reported that someone broke several windows in the rear of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center over the weekend. The damage was estimated at $4,000. Police said the broken windows were discovered around 6:30 a.m. Monday. No arrests had been made.

Howard County

THEFT: Jessup -- Employees of the L.B. Smith Co. in the 7400 block of Montevideo Road told police that when they arrived at work Sunday morning they discovered that someone had broken into the building and stole several TV sets and radios. Police said the thieves also removed an unknown sum from a vending machine by cutting it open with a welding torch. Police said the thieves escaped with their loot by putting it inside a company truck which they drove through a fence that surrounded the building. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.

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