ASSAULT/ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Police yesterday arrested two men and charged them with assaulting three men with a handgun during an incident in the first block of S. Pulaski St. Police said the three victims, two from the 2100 block of Boyd St. and the third from the first block of S. Monroe St., were standing in the first block of S. Pulaski St. shortly before noon yesterday when they were approached by two men, one armed with a .38-caliber handgun. Police said an altercation broke out between all five men and that during a struggle for the gun, it went off. No one was injured. Police arrived moments later and arrested the two men. Charged with three counts of assault by shooting at, possession of a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm within the city limits and reckless endangerment was Reginald Richardson, 21, of the 2100 block of W. Fairmount Ave. Charged with three counts of assault was Michael Williams, 24, also of the 2100 block of W. Fairmount Ave. Police said both men appeared last night before a District Court commissioner and were each ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Windsor Ave. told police that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole property valued at nearly $600. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a man was robbed Sunday evening of $40 by two men who accosted him as he walked in the 600 block of Poplar Grove St. The victim, a resident of the 3100 block of Baker St., told police he was walking by himself about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped by two men who demanded his money. The victim told police that during the robbery one of the men placed an unknown hard object in his back and warned him not to resist. Police said the men escaped on foot.
ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 600 block of George St. told police she was walking in the 900 block of Argyle Ave. shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded her money. Police said the woman complied, giving the gunman $20. Police said the gunman escaped on foot.
HOLDUP: Central District -- Police today were seeking two men who robbed a supermarket yesterday of nearly $300. Police said two men entered the Super Fresh market in the 200 block of McMechen St. shortly before 8 p.m. and walked up to a cashier. There, one of the men pulled out a handgun and ordered the clerk to give up the money in her cash register. After taking the money, the men ran out the front door and escaped.
THEFT: Central District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Linden Ave. reported that between Dec. 26 and last week someone entered his apartment and stole two city payroll checks. The victim told police he later learned that the checks were cashed at a local liquor store for their total amount, $553.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered an apartment in the 1900 block of McCulloh St. yesterday with a key and stole property valued at $300. Police said the intruder escaped with a 25-inch TV set.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the H.M. Rowe Co. in the 600 block of N. Gilmor St. reported that someone broke into their building between Jan. 24 and yesterday and stole office equipment valued at nearly $1,000. Police said entry was through a rear window.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced his way into the G.L. McCoy framing company in the 300 block of N. Monroe St. over the past three days and stole several interior doors. Police said the doors were valued at more than $300 and that entry was gained through a rear door.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Carey St. told police she was walking in the 700 block of N. Carey St. shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who pointed the weapon at her face and demanded her money. Police said the gunman escaped with more than $100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a man armed with a handgun robbed a food store of several hundred dollars yesterday. Police said a man armed with a handgun entered Tyson's food market in the 900 block of N. Bentalou St. shortly before 4 p.m. and ordered an employee to remove money from the cash register. Police said the clerk gave an undisclosed sum to the gunman, who ran out the front door and escaped.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of N. Charles St. reported that while his car was parked near his home over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and stole property valued at nearly $1,000. Police said entry was gained by forcing open a window.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of New York City reported to police that while his 1990 Jeep was parked in the 300 block of E. 33rd St. Sunday afternoon someone broke into the vehicle and bTC stole a duffel bag containing several pieces of clothing. Also stolen was a 35mm camera. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
MURDER TRY: Towson District -- A north Baltimore woman told police a man attempted to kill her last night as she attempted to remove some property from the back of her car. The woman told police she was removing packages from her car in front of an apartment in the Rockland Run Apartments in the 1800 block of Snow Meadow Lane shortly before 9 p.m. when she noticed a blue car pull up behind hers and stop. The woman reported that when a man got out and began walking toward her, she became frightened and got into her car. Before the woman could drive off, police said, the man pulled out a handgun and fired one shot that pierced the woman's car window and passed through her coat. The woman drove home, where she reported the incident to police. Police said the incident may have been a failed attempt to rob the woman.
ASSAULT: White Marsh District -- Police today are attempting to learn how a U.S. merchant seaman, who was found lying on the westbound shoulder of the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway early today, sustained serious head injuries after he was found by a city police officer driving a patrol wagon. Police said Steven Ross Hamilton, 37, who lives with his sister in the 3400 block of Ramona Ave., was found at 2 a.m. today and rushed to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was placed on life support systems and listed in critical condition. Police said they were attempting to determine if Mr. Hamilton was struck by a hit-and-run driver, was attacked and left on the shoulder or was injured elsewhere and dumped next to the roadway. Police said anyone having information about Mr. Hamilton is asked to call the police station at 887-5000.
ROBBERY TRY: White Marsh District -- Police said a man armed with a handgun accosted a 48-year-old White Marsh area woman outside a 24-hour automated teller machine at the First National Bank in the 6200 block of Kenwood Ave. shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday and demanded her money. Police said the woman refused, causing the gunman to flee without taking her money.
Anne Arundel County
ASSAULT/ARREST: Glen Burnie -- Police arrested a 20-year-old Glen Burnie man and charged him with assault with intent to murder his twin brother during a domestic argument in their home last week. The accused, Jeffrey David Aliff, of the 1600 block of Furnace Branch Road, was arrested at his home Friday and charged with stabbing his twin brother, John Brady Aliff. Police said when officers arrived at the house they found John Aliff in the bathroom bleeding from a stab wound to the leg. In a bedroom, police found his twin brother with a knife in his hand. Police said Jeffrey Aliff was disarmed and arrested without incident. Police said the injured man was taken to the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. Bail information on Jeffrey Aliff was not available.
ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- Police said a Baltimore man was robbed over the weekend while standing outside a 24-hour automated teller machine at the Maryland National Bank in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway. Police said the victim had withdrawn money from the machine when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. After the victim gave the gunman $25, police said, the armed man then robbed the victim of his keys. Police said the gunman threw the keys to the ground before running down an alley.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Pasadena -- Police responding to a burglar alarm Saturday night at Jason's Music Center in the 8200 block of Ritchie Highway found a broken window and footprints in the snow that were left by whomever broke into the store. Police said Officers Edward Anthony and James Meyers followed the footprints from the store to Festival Plaza, a shopping center about a mile from the scene of the break-in. There, the officers arrested Ralph H. Hairfield, 30, of the 7800 block of Shirley Court, who was charged with breaking and entering and theft. A search of Mr. Hairfield revealed $106.65, the exact sum taken from the store. Mr. Hairfield was being held in the county's Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, police said.
BURGLARY: Brooklyn -- A resident of the 600 block of Douglas St. reported that someone broke into his home through a door and stole cash and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Laurel -- Police reported that property valued at $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 200 block of Kwanzan Circle after at least two people gained entry through a door. Police said a dishwasher was stolen and that it took at least two people to carry the appliances out of the house.
DRUG ARRESTS: Westminster -- Police arrested three men last week and charged them with multiple drug violations after they received a tip that drugs could be found inside a pawn shop on Main Street. Police said the first of the three men was arrested after police stopped his car for a minor traffic violation. Police said a dog trained to sniff out drugs was brought to the traffic stop and reacted as though he picked up the scent of drugs. A search of the car led to the finding of several marijuana seeds. The driver, Edward Alan Dobbie, 27, of Lucabaugh Mill Road, was taken to police headquarters, where a search of his clothing revealed a quarter ounce of marijuana. Police said Mr. Dobbie was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Armed with a search and seizure warrant, police later went to the Economy pawn shop in the first block of W. Main St. and found several ounces of marijuana that had been divided into quarter-ounce portions. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and distribution charges were the shop's owner, Jeffrey Stewart Blizzard, of Carroll View Avenue, and an employee, Raymond M. Zager, of New Windsor. Police said Mr. Dobbie and Mr. Blizzard were each later released on bail, while Mr. Zager was being held in the detention center in lieu of $2,500 bail.
BURGLARY: Ellicott City -- A resident of the 4600 block of Maydew Mews Way reported that someone broke into his home through a kitchen window and stole several pieces of jewelry, a TV and cash. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.