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SHOOTING: Western District -- Police were seeking the occupants of a white Dodge Colt in the shooting early today of a man in the 200 block of N. Schroeder St. Police said Kevin Richards, 28, of the 2800 block of Edgecombe Circle North in northwest Baltimore, was walking south shortly before 1:30 a.m. when an occupant of a northbound car that drove by him fired several shots at him. Police said one bullet struck Mr. Richards in the chest. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition today. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported a resident of the 2100 block of Ashburton St. was shot in the foot yesterday afternoon in the 1800 block of N. Pulaski St. Police said the victim, Charles Barrett, was accosted around 3 p.m. by a man who pulled out a handgun and shot him. Police said Mr. Barrett was treated at the Liberty Medical Center. No reason was given for the shooting.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Auchentoroly Terrace reported he was in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. over the weekend when he was attacked by a man who struck him with his fists and robbed him of his money and a bottle of liquor.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported two men were robbed of their money and property early yesterday in the 2200 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Police said the victims, a resident of the 3900 block of Norfolk Ave. and an out-of-town resident, were stopped around 1 a.m. by a man with a handgun and were ordered them to give up their cash and other valuables. Police said the gunman robbed the Norfolk Avenue resident of $30 and took a gold watch and chain from the other victim.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 1500 block of Baker St. was shot yesterday evening when he opened the door of his apartment. Police said the victim, John Christian, 25, was home shortly after 10 p.m. when someone knocked on his door. When Mr. Christian opened the door, one of two men standing in the hallway fired a shot that struck the victim in the right side of the neck. Mr. Christian was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition today. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that an elderly Reservoir Hill resident was in the 2100 block of Ashburton St. last night when he was accosted by two men who robbed him of his cash and property at knifepoint. Police said the 70-year-old victim was about to enter his car around 11 p.m. when he was grabbed around the neck by two men who rifled his pockets and took more than $20. Police said the men then robbed the victim of his gold watch, diamond ring and a gold necklace before escaping on foot. Police said the total value of the cash and property was more than $750.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4000 block of Ridgewood Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment over the weekend and stole a $200 microwave oven.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A female employee of Little Joe's Carry Out in the 5400 block of Sinclair Lane reported she was getting out of her car while delivering a food order in the 1800 block of Maulsby Court in the Hollander Ridge development around 10 p.m. yesterday when she was attacked from the rear by a man. The 51-year-old victim told police the man struck her several times before robbing her of less than $20.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that property valued at $400 was stolen from a house in the 3400 block of Piedmont Ave. over the weekend. Police said the intruder stole a VCR and a small air-conditioner.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the G.C. Murphy store in the 900 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden reported that someone broke out a section of their front window over the weekend and stole several collectible baseball cards on display. Police said the baseball cards were valued at more than $2,000.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Kimberly Road reported that someone stole all four wheel covers off his 1991 Ford over the weekend while the vehicle was parked near his home. Police said the equipment was valued at $200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at more than $500 was stolen from a home in the 200 block of Wyndhurst Road over the weekend. Police said someone entered the house through a bedroom window and stole two VCRs.

THEFT: Northern District -- Employees of MCS Contractors in the 3600 block of Commercial Drive reported that someone broke a window of a company-owned vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of Hawthorne Road over the weekend and stole a mobile telephone valued at more than $1,000.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported an out-of-town couple was robbed yesterday evening in Druid Hill Park. Police said a husband and his wife were about to enter their car inside the park around 6 p.m. when they were approached by two men who demanded their money. One of the men implied he was armed with a weapon but none was displayed. Police said the men robbed the husband of his wallet containing $20 and took more than $80 from the wife. Police said neither victim was injured.

THEFT: Northern District -- A Virginia resident reported that someone broke into her parked 1981 Plymouth in the 2900 block of St. Paul St. over the weekend and stole an AM-FM cassette radio valued at more than $100.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 300 block of Third St. in Fullerton reported his 1990 Chevrolet truck was parked in the 5900 block of York Road yesterday afternoon when someone broke into the vehicle and stole a radar detector, 35mm camera and a cordless drill. Police said the value of the property was not known and that entry into the truck was by breaking one of its windows.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- An East Baltimore man reported he was robbed of his money last night while walking across the parking lot of a gas station at East Drive and Linden Avenue. The victim, a resident of North Montford Avenue, told police he was walking across the station lot around 11:35 p.m. when he was stopped by two men, one armed with an unknown object, who demanded his money. Police said the victim gave up $35 to the men, who fled on foot.

BURGLARIES: Parkville District -- Police reported that someone broke in to Bill's Citgo service station in the 7900 block of Harford Road around 2 a.m. yesterday after breaking out a section of the glass front door but fled when a motion detector alarm went off. Thirty-minutes later, police said someone broke into a Citgo station at Ridge Road and Fitch Avenue by breaking a window. Police said it was not known if any property was taken in the second break-in. Police said it appeared both break-ins were committed by the same person or persons. No arrests were made.

BURGLARY: Parkville District -- Employees of Prouser & Co. in the 5200 block of Glen Arm Road reported that someone broke into their business over the weekend and stole two desk-top computers. Police said the value of the property was not known.

THEFT: Cockeysville District -- A resident of the 15900 block of York Road in Monkton reported that someone entered his house last week and stole a .30-caliber lever action rifle and more than $2,000. Police said the property was taken from a bedroom and that the house showed no signs of forced entry.

BURGLARY: Cockeysville District -- Police reported that two men broke into a house in the 1300 block of Gateshead Road off Seminary Avenue last night and drove off in the victim's car. Police said when the occupant returned home around 10 p.m., he saw two men run out the back door. Police responding to the scene spotted the men driving off in the victim's 1988 Audi. Police said the car, bearing Maryland license YEA-138, was valued at $15,000. Also taken from the house, police said, was stereo equipment, a 25-inch TV and a VCR, all valued at more than $2,000. Police said the men entered the house through a rear porch door.

Anne Arundel County

BURGLARY/ARREST: Harmons -- Police responding to a burglar alarm at the Harmons Elementary School in the 7600 block of Ridge Chapel Road shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday arrested an 18-year-old man at the scene. Later, police arrested two juveniles inside a mobile trailer home in Hanover. Police said when K-9 Officer Gary N. Wheeler and his dog, Gouch, stopped outside the school, the officer spotted three males playing basketball in the gym. As the officer approached the building, all three ran out a rear door. When Officer Wheeler yelled he was about to set his dog loose, the eldest of the three stopped. Police said the other two youths continued to run, but were later arrested inside a mobile home in the first block of Chesapeake Mobile Home Court in Hanover. Police said Jason Michael Klein, 18, of the Hanover address, and two juveniles, one 15 and the other 16, were charged with breaking and entering and trespassing. Young Klein, police said, was released on his own recognizance after an appearance before a District Court commissioner. The juveniles were released into the custody of their parents. Police said nothing appeared missing from the building. The three told police they often played basketball in the school gym at night with the permission of the night custodian and they entered the building last night after finding a door open. Police said their explanation could not be confirmed.

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