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SHOOTING/ARRESTS: Eastern District -- Police said four men were arrested early yesterday in the shooting of a man in the 2000 block of E. Hoffman St. Officer Alan Savage said Anthony Taylor, 25, of the 1800 block of N. Bond St., was standing on the street around 2 a.m. when a gold-colored Nissan Maxima with four men inside pulled up. Officer Savage said one of the passengers got out of the car and spoke to Mr. Taylor, then pulled out a handgun and shot him in the abdomen and leg. The gunman got back into the car and the driver drove away. Mr. Taylor was in stable condition today at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Shortly after the shooting, Officer Savage stopped a car in the 1700 block of Ashland Ave., arrested the four occupants and recovered two handguns, one a .38-caliber revolver with two spent cartridges. Charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and weapons violations and being held at the station lockup without bail is Curtis Henry, 35, of the 5100 block of Darien Road. Charged with handgun violations and held in lieu of $25,000 bail each are Henry Cypress, 23, of the 1800 block of N. Wolfe St., and Joey Garcia, 19, of the 1700 block of N. Gay St. Also charged with weapons violations and released after posting $25,000 bail was Andre Goodman, 21, a New York resident who gave a local address in the 1600 block of Thomas Ave. When arrested, Mr. Goodman was wearing body armor, Officer Savage said. The officer said he had no motive for the shooting.

BREAK-IN: Western District -- Employees of the Diamond Cab Co. in the 2000 block of Ashburton St. reported that someone broke into the garage through a window Tuesday and stole a portable radio.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Moravia Road reported he was in the 2600 block of W. North Ave. Tuesday morning when three men, two of whom with knives, robbed him of cash and other property, all valued at nearly $250.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a woman was robbed Tuesday morning while walking in the 2300 block of Baker St. The victim, a resident of the 1100 block of N. Bentalou St., told police she was walking alone around 10 a.m. when two men, one with a handgun, robbed her of her gold necklace valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said two men, one with a knife, accosted a woman in the 1200 block of Cloverdale Road Tuesday night and robbed her of her purse containing a small sum of money and personal items.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 600 block of N. Stricker St. reported she was walking in the 300 block of N. Stricker St. around 1 a.m. yesterday when a man struck her in the head and robbed her of more than $200 worth of clothing.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 200 block of N. Monroe St. was walking in the 200 block of N. Payson St. early yesterday when a male acquaintance hit him in the face with a baseball bat. The victim was treated at Bon Secours Hospital and released.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man in the shooting yesterday of James Robinson, of the 300 block of E. 33rd St. Police said Mr. Robinson was in the 2100 block of Etting St. around 3 a.m. when a man wearing a black and white jacket shot him in the leg with a handgun and robbed him of his money. Mr. Robinson was treated at a hospital.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A Baltimore County man reported he was in the 1700 block of W. Lexington St. around 2 a.m. yesterday when two men, one known as "Peaches," forced him out of his 1980 Audi 4000 and drove off. Police said the victim, a resident of the 500 block of Winters Lane near Catonsville, was not injured.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Darren Johnson, of the 2300 block of Winchester St., was near his home Monday when another man stabbed him in the left arm during an argument. The victim was treated at a hospital.

ASSAULT: Western District -- A Harlem Avenue man reported he was walking near his home Monday morning when three men struck him with their fists and knocked him to the ground. One of the assailants then took nearly $100 from the victim's pockets. The victim was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center for head lacerations.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that two men attacked a woman as she walked in the 2400 block of N. Stockton St. yesterday and robbed her of cash and property, all valued at nearly $300. Police said the victim, a resident of the 1600 block of N. Bruce St., was not injured.

RAPE/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending rape charges. The victim, a Baltimore County resident, told police she was inside a house in the 1100 block of Harlem Ave. Tuesday night with a man she knows and said she wanted to leave. The man threw the woman down on a bed and raped her. The woman told police she thought the man had a knife. Later, a suspect was arrested.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a woman was robbed of her purse around noon yesterday while she walked in the 1800 block of Riggs Ave. The victim, a resident of the 1900 block of Mosher St., told police a man approached her from behind and stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at about $300.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 4300 block of Parkton St. reported that someone broke into his home through the front door Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $1,900.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police today were seeking a man who broke through the rear door of a house in the 3900 block of Edmondson Ave. and stole property valued at $400. The occupant suspects an acquaintance.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone entered a city firehouse in the 3100 block of W. North Ave. sometime between April 29 and Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $300. Police said it was not immediately known how the thief entered the building, which houses Engine 20 and Truck 18.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 100 block of Edgewood St. reported that someone entered her home Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $200. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, and a key may have been used.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Someone took the front door off its hinges at a dwelling in the 3800 block of Bonview Ave. Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $300.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Someone broke into a 1985 GMC-make vehicle that was parked on the lot at Mel's Auto Sales in the 5600 block of Belair Road between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and stole stereo radio equipment valued at $300.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Pentridge Road reported that someone entered her property over the weekend and stole her lawn mower valued at nearly $130.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY TRY/ARREST: Wilkens District -- Police arrested a man early today and were holding him at the station lockup in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a service station in the 6000 block of Baltimore National Pike. Police said a man carrying a handgun approached the cashier's booth at the Crown service station around 3 a.m. and ordered the attendant to give him money. The attendant told the man that the gun appeared to be a toy, and the man walked away. A short time later, police arrested a suspect not far from the service station and recovered a starter's pistol.

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- While a husband and wife were driving off the parking lot of the Golden Dragon restaurant in the 8100 block of Liberty Road shortly after 9 o'clock last night, a man with a handgun approached the woman on the passenger side and robbed her of her purse, containing undetermined amounts of cash and other property.

ROBBERY: White Marsh District -- A Garden Village resident was robbed early yesterday as she walked near her home. The victim, a 24-year-old resident of Saybrook Road, was walking in the 6000 block of St. Regis Road Road around 2:30 a.m. when a man approached her from behind, placed a hard object in her back and demanded her money. She gave him more than $100. She said she never turned around to look at the man for fear of being injured.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Severna Park -- Police today were continuing to search for two men who robbed a fabrics store in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway Monday night. Police said two men, one with a handgun, entered Jo-Ann Fabrics shortly after 7 a.m. and ordered two clerks to give them the contents of a cash register. After the clerks turned over an undisclosed sum of cash, the armed man and his accomplice forced the employees into a bathroom and shut the door. The employees waited a few moments and called police.

Howard County

BURGLARY: Columbia -- A resident of the 8700 block of Cloudleap Court reported that someone removed a window screen at his home and stole cash, a VCR, a TV and jewelry of undetermined value.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- Police said property of unknown value was stolen from a house in the 8600 block of Tamar Drive after someone broke a window to gain entry. Police said the intruder escaped with a full German-made tool box, a TV, a VCR and a computer game set.

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