SHOOTING: Southern District -- Police said Charles Edwards, of the 800 block of Bethune Road in Cherry Hill, was shot early yesterday during an incident near his home. Police said an unknown man accosted Mr. Edwards in the 800 block shortly before 1:30 a.m. yesterday and shot him in the right leg. Following the shooting, Mr. Edwards was taken to Harbor Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A teen-age girl told police she was walking home from school and was in the 100 block of S. Arlington Ave. when she was attacked by several other girls who struck her with their fists and robbed her of the earrings she was wearing. Police said the earrings were valued at more than $100 and that no arrests had been made. Police said the incident occurred Friday afternoon and was reported yesterday.
ROBBERY TRY: Southern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Carroll St. reported he was in the 1000 block of W. Barre St. Monday night when he was stopped by a man armed with ahandgun who demanded his money. Police said the victim struck the man with his fist, causing him to lower the gun. Police said the victim took advantage of the gunman's action and escaped unharmed.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police said a woman was walking the 500 block of S. Charles St. around 6 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a knife who ordered her to give up her money and valuables. Police said the victim, of the 2400 block of Seabury Road, was not injured and was not able to give a value of her property.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of White Oak Ave. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday while she was out and stole several pieces of jewelry. Police said the jewelry was valued at nearly $800.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported two men, one armed with a handgun, entered Rose's Gifts in the 5500 block of Park Heights Ave. around 4 p.m. and ordered an employee to give them money from the cash register. Police said the employee complied, giving the men more than $60. The gunman and his accomplice escaped on foot.
RAPE TRY/ARREST: Northwestern District -- Police yesterday arrested a man and charged him with assault with intent to rape a woman in her home. Police said the suspect is known to the victim and that his name was not revealed in order to protect the victim's identity. Police said the man was in the woman's house early yesterday when he attempted to rape her. The woman resisted and the man fled. Later, police arrested the man and charged him with assault and attempted rape. Following a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner, the man was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a woman who was robbed of a small sum yesterday evening in the 700 block of Ploy St. sprayed the man with a chemical agent when he attempted to disrobe her. Police said the victim, a resident of the 700 block of Park Ave., was walking on Ploy Street around 10:30 p.m.
yesterday when she was accosted from behind by a man who placed a hard object to the back of her neck and demanded her money. Police said after the woman gave the man $1, the man tried to disrobe her. She pulled out a can containing a chemical agent and sprayed the man in the face. Police said the man let go of the woman and fled.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Hard Times Bar in the 2700 block of Huntingdon Ave. reported that someone broke into the business early yesterday and stole several hundred dollars in coins and currency from at least one coin-operated poker machine. Police said entry into the machines was by prying loose its panels. Police said the bar was entered between closing time yesterday morning and 5 a.m. Police said the burglar entered the bar by forcing a rear window open.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of Ivanhoe Ave. reported that a man he knows entered his house early Monday and struck him several times with a length of wood. During the assault, police said, the man pulled out a knife and cut the victim on both arms. Police said they had no motive for the attack.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man early yesterday and charged him with the aggravated assault of another man while the two of them were about to leave a dwelling in the 2500 block of Violet Ave. to attend a party. Police said the men were about to leave the house when one of them assaulted the other. Police said the victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated and released. Police said Douglas Williams, 34, of the 1700 block of E. Oliver St., was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Police said Williams was held overnight at the police station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into Elements of Design in the 3000 block of Chestnut Ave. over the weekend and stole a telephone and a stereo turntable. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,600 and that entry was gained by breaking a basement window.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man armed with a handgun entered the C And L Food Market in the 200 block of E. 27th St. around 2 p.m. yesterday and ordered an employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the employee handed over about $100 to the gunman.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1600 block of Argonne Drive told police he was walking in the 400 block of E. 33rd St. around 7 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men he knows who began arguing with him. During the argument, police said, the two men struck the victim with their fists and robbed him of his leather jacket. Police said the jacket was valued at nearly $300.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported a resident of the 6100 block of Dunroming Road was walking in the 4400 block of York Road around 5 p.m. yesterday when a man approached her from behind and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $50.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at more than $2,000 was stolen from a dwelling in the 3800 block of Canterbury Road after someone gained entry through a second-floor door. Police said a 20-gauge shotgun and other items were stolen during the robbery that occurred early yesterday.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 5700 block of Greenleaf Road reported that someone broke into his garage yesterday and stole $10 and several cassette tapes. Police said the value of the tapes was not immediately known.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 700 ** block of N. Carey St. was listed today in critical condition at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was shot in the head last night during an incident near his home. Police said David Walker was outside his home shortly after 10 p.m. when he was accosted by a man who pulled out a handgun and shot him. Police said they had no motive for the shooting and that no arrest had been made.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported a man was shot in the upper right leg Monday night during an incident in the first block of N. Gilmor St. Police said Tony Brown, of the 1000 block of N. Mount St., was shot in the right thigh by an unknown gunman and taken to Bon Secours Hospital. There, he was treated and released.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported an employee of the Up-Do-It laundromat in the 1200 block of W. North Ave. was robbed yesterday evening of a small sum by a man who entered the business and verbally threatened her. Police said the employee gave less than $15 to the man, who escaped on foot.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Police yesterday evening arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he stabbed another man several times with a knife during an incident in the 2400 block of Francis St. Police said Marvin Willett, of the Francis Street address, was stabbed in the right hand, chest and face around 8 p.m. yesterday and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Later, police arrested a suspect in the case and held him at the station overnight pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of a real estate firm ** reported that someone broke into a house the firm owns in the 1600 block of W. Lexington St. over the weekend and stole four water heaters and several kitchen cabinets. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000 and was being stored in the dwelling.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Laurens St. reported she was home early yesterday when a man armed with a handgun entered her home and forced her to give him money. Police said the victim, who was not harmed, gave less than $40 to the gunman, who escaped out the front door.
ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Woodlawn District -- Police reported a year-old woman was shot last night during a robbery in front of her home on Flannery Lane. Police said the victim was getting out of her car near her home around 6:40 p.m. when she was accosted from behind by a man who grabbed onto her purse. Police said when the victim resisted and became involved in a brief struggle with the man, she lost her balance and fell to the pavement. Police said the man then picked up the purse then pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the right leg. Members of the woman's family found her outside the house and called for police and an ambulance. Police said the victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where she was listed today in good condition.
Anne Arundel County
RAPE: Annapolis -- Police said a 23-year-old woman who works as a nanny was attacked and raped late Sunday morning by a man who entered the house where she works through an unlocked door. Police said the victim was in a room drying her hair after taking a shower when she saw the man standing in the hallway. The man, police said, then pinned the woman on the floor and raped her. Police said the unarmed man fled the house immediately after the attack. The victim later told police that she was so upset over the incident that she finished cleaning the house, did the laundry and went out to get a soda. Upon returning to the house, police said, the victim locked herself inside a room and waited for her employer to come home before she reported the rape shortly before 5 p.m. The rapist is described as a white man, about 30, 6-feet tall and with a stocky build. Police said the man was clean-shaven and had dark wavy hair. At the time of the rape, the man was wearing blue jeans and a green short-sleeved shirt.
ROBBERY: Arnold -- Police today continued to search for two men who robbed a liquor store over the weekend and escaped with an undisclosed sum. Police said two men, one armed with a handgun, entered The Depot, a liquor store in the 1400 block of Ritchie Highway, last Friday night and ordered an employee to give them the contents of the cash register. The robbers were last seen running behind the store.