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ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5900 block of Benton Heights Ave. reported he was in the 5800 block of Belair Road yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by a man who demanded his money while implying he was armed with a handgun. Police said the victim turned over his cash and at least one credit card to the two ment. The victim's property was valued at nearly $50.

SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police said a resident of Stoll St. in South Baltimore was shot late last night in the 1500 block of Hartsdale Road. The victim, 30, of the 900 block of Stoll St., reported he was walking around 11 p.m. when someone fired a shot that struck him in the left shoulder. Police said he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated and admitted. No motive was given for the shooting and no arrest had been made, police said.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Bolt cutters were used to break into at least 17 public storage lockers in the 1000 block of W. Patapsco Ave. early yesterday. Several pieces of property were stolen but were continuing to contact the owners of the property to determine what was taken. Police said it appeared a vehicle was used to carry the property away.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of a construction company reported someone broke into two houses in the 1300 block of Woodyear St. and stole property of unknown value. Police said someone stole a central air-conditioning unit, a refrigerator and a kitchen range from one house and the central air-conditioner was stolen from the house next door. Police said the rear doors of both houses were forced.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1800 block of Riggs Ave. told police she was leaving her home shortly when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who ordered her to give up her wallet. Police said the woman complied, giving the man her wallet that contained $10.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of a mission in the first block of N. Central Ave. was in the 2100 block of Etting St. shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday when he was assaulted from the rear by two men who robbed him of less than $5.

SHOOTING: Western District -- A resident of the 2100 block of Bolton St. was listed in stable condition today at Maryland Shock-Trauma Center after being shot late Saturday night in the 1600 block of Bruce St. Police said the victim was walking down the street around 11 p.m. when someone fired a shot that struck him in the left buttock. Police said the man was unable to identify the person who shot him and that they had no motive for the shooting.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the kitchen door and stole a VCR. Police said the property was valued at nearly $170..

ROBBERY: Western District -- Three men forced their way into an apartment in the 200 block of N. Fremont Ave. early yesterday and robbed a woman of several VCR tapes. Police said the resident was home around 3:20 a.m. when three men broke in. Police said the men left a few minutes later with the tapes, the value of which was not known. Police said the woman did not recognize the men.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1800 block of W. Baltimore St. was in the 200 block of N. Calhoun St. around 5 a.m. 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 fled with less than $5.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said someone forced a rear door of a house in the 2200 block of W. Lafayette Ave. while the occupant was out of town and stole property valued at nearly $1,100. Police said entry a TV set, VCR, several pieces of jewelry and a clock-radio were stolen.

SHOOTING: Western District -- A resident of the 400 block of E. Biddle St. reported he was in the 1900 block of N. Smallwood St. shortly after 7 a.m. yesterday when he became involved in an argument with an 18-year-old man and two male juveniles. police said the oldest of the three pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the right ankle. Police said the gunman and his two friends escaped. The victim was treated at Liberty Medical Center and released.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 1700 block of Harlem Ave. was in the 700 block of N. Arlington Ave. early yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said the victim gave up nearly $100 to the gunman.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1000 block of W. 36th St. reported that someone broke into her apartment between July 19 and Saturday by opening a window next to the fire escape and stole a diamond ring and an initial ring. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Property valued at more than $300 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. over the weekend. Police said entry was gained by breaking a pane of glass out of a door and then unlocking the door. Taken was a 13-inch TV and two blenders.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Union Ave. in Hampden reported her home was broken into over the weekend by someone who stole several video game tapes, a compact disc player, jewelry, a VCR, cordless screwdriver and other pieces of property. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,300 and that entry was by forcing a door.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said $2, a clock-radio and a cassette player were reported stolen early yesterday from an apartment in the 300 block of E. 30th St. The occupant told police the property was valued at more than $400 and that entry was through a window.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 4200 block of Black Rock Road in Butler reported that while his car was parked in the 3500 block of Roland Ave. over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and stole property valued at nearly $1,500. Police said the thief also attempted to steal the car by forcing the ignition. After failing to steal the car, the thief stole an AM-FM cassette player, a compact disc player and a stereo speaker.

THEFT: Northern District -- Someone broke a window of a car parked in the 3900 block of Clover Hill Road over the weekend and stole a briefcase, jewelry, clothing and an ivory antique piece. Police said the briefcase and antique piece were recovered. The theft occurred near the home of the owner, who estimated the cost of the property, including that which was recovered, at nearly $5,400.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into an apartment in the 2600 block of Guilford Ave. through an unlocked first-floor window over the weekend and stole property valued at nearly $1,200. Police said the intruder made off with a TV set and two VCRs.

Baltimore County

POLICE ASSAULTED: Garrison District -- Two off-duty city police officers working as security at a high-rise apartment building in the 6800 block of Liberty Road were nearly run down early yesterday by men stealing a car from the building's parking lot. The names of the two officers were not available. Lt. John Smith said the officers, one assigned to the city's Eastern District and another from the Southeastern District, were standing outside the front entrance of the Balmoral Apartments around 1:35 a.m. when they saw at least two men trying to steal a car. When the officers approached, the driver gunned the engine and drove directly at them. Lieutenant Smith said both officers fired at the car, which sped off. He said a second car containing two men also sped away in the direction of the first. Later, police recovered one car abandoned on Gwynn Oak Avenue in the city. The car contained at least five bullet holes. Lieutenant Smith said the interior of the car showed no signs that anyone inside it had been shot. No arrests had been made.

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- A man armed with a handgun entered George's Market in the 9900 block of Liberty Road last night and announced a holdup. After taking an undisclosed sum of cash, the man ran out the door and drove off in a blue Honda Accord.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- Police today were seeking two men who robbed the Royal Farm store in the 4300 block of Washington Blvd. last night of an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said two men entered the store around 10 p.m. and ordered the clerk to give them money from the cash register while implying they were armed. The men drove off in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. Police said the men fit the description of men suspected of robbing other convenience stores in recent weeks.

STAND-OFF/ARREST: North Point District -- A resident of the 600 block of Willow Spring Road was arrested yesterday afternoon after a stand-off that began with a domestic situation. Police said a 32-year-old man was involved in an argument with members of his family shortly before officers arrived around 3 p.m. Moments later, the man allegedly pointed a rifle at two officers, Mary Snyder and Kimberly Hall, causing them to take cover and request back-up units. Neither officer was injured. Police said members of the man's family were led out of the house a short time later and the man was arrested without incident. The man was taken to an area hospital for evaluation pending charges of assaulting the two police officers with a deadly weapon and other charges.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- An elderly man was robbed of his wallet and money as he was about to enter his car outside a convenience store. Police said the victim had left Lucky's store at 10th Ave. and Ritchie Highway when he was accosted by a teen-ager armed with a knife who demanded his money. When the victim refused to give up his wallet, police said a struggle ensued and that the man sustained a minor cut to the forearm. Police said the youth then robbed the man of his wallet and escaped on foot.

DRUG ARRESTS: Pasadena -- After receiving information from a reliable informant that PCP was being distributed from a house in the 1700 block of Grandview Road, police raided the residence and arrested two men. A third was arrested later when he surrendered. Seized were two ounces of liquid PCP having a street value of $700. Arrested and charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute were the two men who were home at the time of the raid. They were identified as Herbert R. Smith, 61, and Robert Smith, 28. The men were taken to the Eastern District, where they were formally charged. The third man, Bruce Smith, 26, of the same address, turned himself later and also was charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute. The relationship of the three men was not known.

Carroll County

BURGLARY: Keymar -- State Police reported that someone broke into the High's Dairy Store last night and stole a safe. It was not known how much money was in the safe or how the burglar got into the store.

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