ROBBERY: Central District -- Michael A. Stevens, 24, was arrested last night police and charged with armed robbery in the theft of a woman's money. Police said Mr. Stevens, whose address was not known, approached a woman in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. at 8:15 p.m. yesterday and pulled a gun on her. He took her purse, which contained $300 in cash and valuables. Police responded and caught Mr. Stevens in the 400 block of E. Eager St. He was being held last night at the central district station pending a bail review hearing today, police said.
THEFT: Central District -- Someone went into a private booth area of the Book Nook, in the 1800 block of N. Charles St., at 9:30 p.m. yesterday and took an undetermined amount of cash.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Central District -- A 21-year-old man is being charged with attempted burglary after kicking in the back door of a woman's home in the 500 block of Half Mile Court at 10:40 p.m. yesterday. Rufus Carter, address unknown, was charged in the incident, police said. He was being held at the Central District pending his bail review hearing today.
ATTEMPTED RAPE: Southeastern District -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of trying to rape his former girlfriend in her home on South Mill Avenue between 12:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. yesterday. Police said the man locked the woman in a closet for a brief period and shattered her window with a shotgun before fleeing.
RAPE: Southeastern District -- A 19-year-old woman allowed five men into her home on Nome Avenue at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. They took money from her, police said, and two of the five forced her into her bedroom and raped her. Suspects were being sought in the incident, police said.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A couple were in their apartment building in the 1600 block of Waverly Way when they were approached by two men armed with shotguns. The men took an undetermined amount of money from the couple, police said.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A man was in the 2700 block of Hugo Ave. at 1:15 a.m. yesterday when a second man approached him with a revolver and demanded his 24-inch herringbone gold necklace valued at $1,600. Omar Kalith Little, of the 1400 block of Montpelier St., was arrested in the incident and was being held by police on a charge of armed robbery.
LARCENY: Northeastern District -- A man parked his car in the 5400 block of Lemmell Ave. at 1 a.m. yesterday, and returned 13 hours later to find that his Pioneer car stereo and speakers valued at $600 had been stolen.
LARCENY: Northeastern District -- A man who lives in the 5600 block of Frankford Ave. reported to police yesterday that someone removed 12 videocassette tapes valued at $100 and $200 in cash from the entertainment rack in his living room between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Two men are being sought by police after attacking two women in the 5100 block of Wesley Ave. at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday. Police said the men jumped from behind bushes and pointed a silver automatic weapon at the women, demanding cash and valuables. They took $5 in cash, a ring and a coat from one of the women.
ABDUCTION: Northwestern District -- A man giving two other men a ride in the 2900 block of Garrison Ave. about 1:15 a.m. yesterday was robbed when one of the men pulled a gun and made him drive to a nearby alley. He made the driver and another passenger, who already had been in the car, get out of the car and lie down in the alley. They took $237 from him and $305 from the passenger, police said. The bandits fled.
ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- A man failed to fool his attempted victims when he tried to hold them up with a starter pistol at the International House of Pancakes in the 6300 block of Reisterstown Road. The gunman and an accomplice approached a man at the restaurant, pulled out a starter pistol and demanded money. Police were called, and the men were arrested. Their identities were not available, police said.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Howard Dunbar, of the 2000 block of Walbrook Ave., was reported in good condition at Sinai Hospital after he was shot by a man at a bus stop yesterday afternoon. Police said Mr. Dunbar was waiting for a bus in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. at 4:39 p.m. yesterday when the gunman approached and demanded money. Mr. Dunbar tried to flee, but the man shot him in the buttocks. Police were searching for his assailant.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- A woman reported to police that her landlady tried to evict her at gunpoint. The woman said the landlady entered her apartment at 6 p.m. yesterday and pulled a handgun from a white handbag. The landlady, according to the woman's account, said she wanted the tenant out of the building immediately. No one was injured, however, and no arrest has been made.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone broke the glass out of a rear door at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, in the 2100 block of N. Monroe St., at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, and entered the church. The church had not determined whether anything was taken.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A woman was in the first block of N. Bentalou St. at 3:20 a.m. yesterday when she was approached by a man who pulled out a gun and took three pearl necklaces and $150 in cash from her, police said.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A man was charged with burglary after he was arrested following a break-in at Club 909, at 909 N. Calhoun St. Stanley Higgins, address unknown, was charged with entering the building through the roof at 2:56 a.m. yesterday and taking $150 in cash. Police said the money was recovered, and that the suspect was being held last night at the Western District.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A microwave oven was stolen from the Mount Zion United Church of God, in the 2200 block of W. North Ave. either Saturday or early Sunday. Police said someone entered the church through a basement window. The microwave oven was valued at $150.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A man was in the 1500 block of Mosher St. at 5:15 p.m. yesterday when he was approached by two men who assaulted him and removed his sneakers, which were valued at $50.
CUTTING: Western District -- A man was in the 100 block of N. Stricker St. shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday when he got into an argument with another man and was stabbed in the arm and chest. He was treated at a hospital.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man was in the 4200 block of Flowerton Road at 1:10 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by five men. Two of them grabbed him while the others hit him with sticks and bottles and took $60 in cash from him, police said.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Two women told police that they were robbed at gunpoint by two men whom they had picked up in their car at 1 a.m. yesterday. The women reported that they picked up the men in the 400 block of S. Monroe St. The men took $200 from one woman and $700 in cash and valuables from the other, police said.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man's car was stolen at gunpoint when he stopped in the 600 block of N. Hilton St. at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, police said. Two men approached the driver, and one of them pointed a handgun at him. They took his car and fled. The vehicle was recovered, but $850 in property was missing, police said.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Someone forced open the door to Buddy's Bar, in the 200 block of S. Pulaski Ave. between 2:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. yesterday and removed an undetermined amount of money from the cigarette machine and video poker machine.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man and a teen-ager, both armed, approached two men in the 4500 block of Dunland Road at 12:20 p.m. yesterday and pointed weapons at them. They took a wallet and a beeper from one victim and $37 in cash from the other victim.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man armed with a semiautomatic handgun robbed a Checker Cab driver of $225 in the 4900 block of Stafford Road at 5:30 p.m. yesterday, police said.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: North Point District -- A man tried to throw a rock through the window of the F&M; store in the 2400 block of North Point Blvd. at 3:11 a.m. yesterday, but was scared off by a passer-by, police said.
THREAT: Nort Point District -- A man kicked in the door of a home in the 400 block of Maple Lane at 12:55 a.m. and demanded to see someone living there. The intruder warned the occupants not to let the person he was looking for come outside again, or else he would kill him.
ASSAULT: North Point District -- Two men were arguing at Chestnut and Main streets about 2 a.m. yesterday when one of them pulled either a knife or razor on the other and stabbed him in the stomach. The victim was treated at Francis Scott Key Medical Center.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY: Parkville District -- An elderly woman was knocked down when a man tried to steal her purse while she was in the 7600 block of Harford Road at 2:30 p.m. yesterday, police said. The assailant fled without the purse.
ROBBERY: Cockeysville District -- The manager of a local establishment was with her son making a night deposit at the Mercantile Bank branch in the 2000 block of York Road at 6:25 p.m. yesterday when two men approached. The robbers punched her son and took her money bag, which contained $4,171 in cash, and fled. Police caught two suspects and recovered the money. Arrested were Donald Gallop, 34, of the 2300 block of Norfolk St. in Baltimore, and Sterling Stanfield, 26, of no fixed address.
Anne Arundel County
ROBBERY: A man entered the 7-Eleven store in the 4000 block of Ritchie Highway at 1:59 p.m. yesterday and pulled a handgun on the clerk. He left with an undisclosed amount of money, but was arrested by Anne Arundel County police just across the Baltimore city border, police said. His identity wasn't available.