FIRED UPON: Southwestern District -- Anton Finch, of the 4100 block of Westchester Road reported someone fired a shot at his car yesterday afternoon while he was driving along Franklintown Road. Mr. Finch reported he was driving his 1983 Toyota in the 5000 block of Franklintown Road about 2:30 p.m. yesterday when he heard a gunshot and saw his rear window shatter. Police said Mr. Finch, who was not injured, drove home and reported the incident. Police said it was not immediately known if the driver was an intentional target or the victim of a random shot fired from a nearby woods.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 4100 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole property valued at more than $400.
ROBBERY/STABBING: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking a man who stabbed Ronald Mitchell, 39, of the 1800 block of E. 29th St., with a knife when Mr. Mitchell helped a woman whose purse was stolen by a man she knows. Police said the woman, a resident of the 1500 block of E. 36th St., was in the 2800 block of Hillen Road shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when her ex-boyfriend asked her for some money. When the woman refused to give the man money, he grabbed her purse and attempted to take it. Witnessing the incident was Mr. Mitchell, who went to the woman's aid. During a brief struggle for the purse, the man who was trying to steal it pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr. Mitchell in the chest. Police said Mr. Mitchell let go of the purse and that the armed man retrieved it and escaped. Police said the purse and its contents were valued at nearly $500. Mr. Mitchell, police said, was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3300 block of Cardenas Ave. reported that someone broke into his garage over the weekend and stole two bicycles and several racing-bike parts. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,700 and that entry into the garage was by forcing a door.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said someone broke into a 1988 Nissan while it was parked in the 2400 block of Lake Ave. over the weekend and stole the vehicle's T-top. The owner of the car, also a resident of the 2400 block of Lake Ave., told police the equipment was valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man yesterday afternoon and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges that he robbed a young boy of his bike yesterday. Police said the victim, an 8-year-old resident of the 1500 block of E. 34th St., was riding a bike near his home about 2 p.m. yesterday when he was assaulted by a man who pushed him off the bike and stole it. The victim was not injured. Police said the man was arrested a short time later. It was not immediately known if the bike, valued at nearly $100, was recovered.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a couple who live in the 2700 block of Baker St. were robbed Sunday night by two men, one armed with a handgun, who accosted them as they walked near their home. Police said the couple were near their home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when the men approached and demanded they give up their jewelry. Police said that the woman was robbed of a gold wedding ring valued at $800 and that the man was forced to give up a pager, three gold rings, three gold bracelets and a gold necklace. Police said that the man's jewelry was valued at more than $1,000. Police said neither victim was injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Payson St. reported he was walking in the 500 block of N. Monroe St. about midnight yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $70 in cash.
CUTTING: Western District -- A female resident of the 1300 block of N. Fremont Ave. reported that during an argument with a man she knows in her house Sunday night she was cut on the face and hand with a knife. Police said the victim, Amanda McKenney, was taken to the Liberty Medical Center, where she was treated for multiple lacerations and released. Police said the man who cut the woman fled and was being sought.
ROBBERY: Western District -- An out-of-town resident reported he was in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. yesterday afternoon when he was assaulted by a man who robbed him of his money and then fled south on N. Carey Street. Police said the victim, who was not seriously injured, was robbed of $400 in cash.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Western District -- Officials of the Perkins Square Baptist Church in the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into their building yesterday afternoon through a first-floor side window. Police said it was not immediately known if any property was taken.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of Baker St. reported she was walking in the 500 block of Bloom St. yesterday afternoon when she was accosted by two teen-agers, one armed with a handgun, who forced her to give up her money. Police said the armed teen and his accomplice escaped with more than $40 in cash.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported two brothers were robbed Sunday night inside a carryout a block from their home. Troy and Donte Shuron, both of the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Ave., reported they were in a carryout in the 3800 block of Liberty Heights Ave. about 10 p.m. Sunday when a man armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun demanded their coats. Police said Troy Shuron gave up his coat, valued at $200, and that his brother was robbed of a leather jacket valued at $700. Following the robbery, the gunman fled.
ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police today were seeking three men who robbed a Greek restaurant last night of an undisclosed sum at gunpoint. Police said three men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, entered the Greek Village restaurant and carryout in the 8000 block of Liberty Road shortly before 10 p.m. and announced a holdup. During the robbery, the gunman and his accomplices forced several employees onto the floor while money was taken from a safe. Following the robbery, the three were seen driving off in a car.
Anne Arundel County
PIPE BOMB FOUND: Annapolis -- County police said a pipe bomb found inside a mailbox belonging to the owner of a kennel in the first block of Old Mill Bottom Road North was turned over to officials of the state's fire marshal's office for examination and disposal. The owner of Bonnie Brae Kennels told police he found the device in his mailbox, which is about 25 feet from the roadway, shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said the immediate area surrounding the mailbox was secured and that the device was removed and turned over to state fire officials. Police said the device was to have been processed for fingerprints to possibly identify the person who placed it in the mailbox. Police said the kennel owner knew of no reason anyone would place a pipe bomb in his mailbox. It was not immediately known if the device would have exploded when picked up or what type of explosives it contained.
THEFT: Millersville -- Employees of a construction company reported that a tool used to bore holes through concrete and asphalt was stolen last week from a company-owned truck while the vehicle was parked off Headquarters Drive, a short distance from the county police headquarters building. Espernaza Shedahl, owner of Shedahl CATV Construction, told police the equipment, a Pierce Arrow pneumatic piercing tool, was valued at $9,000. Police said the equipment makes holes in concrete and asphalt by shooting a missile-like projectile that bores into the material.
BURGLARY: Crofton -- A resident of the 1400 block of Vineyard Lane reported that someone broke into her home and stole more than $1,000 in cash from under a bedroom mattress.
BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported that someone forced his way into a house in the 7700 block of West Drive and stole several firearms. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000 and that entry was gained through a kitchen window.
BURGLARY: Pasadena -- Employees of a hair salon in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road told police that someone broke into their business by forcing the front door. A cash register was taken. Police said the cash register contained a small sum and that the value of the equipment and the money was about $250.
BURGLARY: Severna Park -- Police reported that someone broke into a house under construction in the first block of Evergreen Road and stole a heat pump, a furnace and several brass NTC fixtures. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.
VANDALISM: Sykesville -- Police are urging anyone having information about who overturned at least 50 tombstones at the Springfield Presbyterian Church graveyard on Sprouts Hill Road to call them at 795-0757. Police said the vandalism was discovered last week in the older section of the cemetery and that while most of the headstones were simply turned over, a few were damaged.
THEFT: Westminster -- Police reported that someone broke into a Reliable Liquors delivery truck while the vehicle was parked on Center Street. Three cases of liquor valued at nearly $500 were stolen, police said.
BURGLARY: Westminster -- A resident of the first block of East Main Street reported that someone broke into his apartment last week and stole property valued at more than $300.
THEFT: Aberdeen -- Police reported that someone entered the property of a resident of the 900 block of Paradise Road and stole two outboard boat motors. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,300.
THEFT: Abingdon -- A resident of the 3500 block of Thomas Point Court reported that someone broke into his car last week while the vehicle was parked near his home and stole a set of golf clubs and golf accessories. Police said the sports equipment was valued at more than $2,000.
BURGLARY: Columbia -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a house in the 6100 block of Majors Lane and stole cash, a jacket and several watches. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that entry was gained through an unlocked front door.
ARREST: Ellicott City -- Police responding to an attempted burglary at the KAS Medical Corp. in the 9300 block of U.S. 40 arrested a man who was attempting to enter the building by prying open a door. Police said John Spiro Caloyianis, 36, of the 2500 block of Hobbs Road in Glenwood, was charged with breaking and entering and destruction of property.