ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- A woman was robbed of her purse yesterday morning and a man was arrested. Police said the victim, a resident of the 1200 block of N. Stricker St., was walking in the 1700 block of Winchester St. around 11 a.m. when she was approached from the rear by a man who knocked her down and stole her purse. A short time later, police arrested Harry Kimble, 42, of the 900 block of N. Stricker St., and charged him with assault and robbery. Police said the suspect was held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
CUTTING: Western District -- A resident of the 900 block of Harlem Ave. was cut on the left shoulder with a knife at his home. Police said he refused medical treatment for the injury and also refused to cooperate with police in their investigation. Police said a woman and a man known to the victim are suspected of attacking him, but that the victim declined to name them or press charges. Police said man was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A 10-year-old resident of the 1300 block of W. North Ave. told police he was riding his bicycle near his home when he was knocked to the ground by a man in his 20s who stole the bike. Police said the youth was uninjured and that his bike, a 26-inch multispeed mountain bike, was valued at more than $100.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a rear window and stole a VCR, several tapes and a pair of tennis shoes. Police said the property was valued at more than $700.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A teen-ager armed with a handgun stopped a resident of the 800 block of Druid Lake Park Drive in the 1100 block of Whitelock St. and demanded his money. Police said the gunman got less than $5.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police investigating the armed robbery of a man in the 200 block of N. Gilmor St. early yesterday arrested two men and were holding them at the station. Police said the victim was walking in the 1600 block of N. Fulton Ave. around 1 a.m. when he was stopped by two men who asked if he had any cocaine. When the victim told the men he didn't deal in narcotics, he turned to flee and at least five shots were fired at the man but none hit him. The uninjured victim fell and threw his money on the pavement. Police said the two men picked up nearly $40 and fled. Later, police arrested Louis Williams, 22, of the 100 block of Colvin St., and Kevin Madison, 20, of the 4000 block of Ethland Ave. and charged each of them with armed robbery and assault with intent to kill. Police said Mr. Williams was held overnight in the station lockup on $15,000 bail and Mr. Madison was ordered held on $50,000 bail. Each man, police said, was due to appear today at a bail review hearing before a District Court judge.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police arrested two adults and a juvenile early yesterday and charged them with armed robbery of a man in the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Police said the victim, a resident of the 3700 block of W. Garrison Ave., was robbed of his jewelry, watch and $11 by three men, one armed with a handgun, about 1 a.m. yesterday. The men fled in a car. Later, a Southern District officer was at Baltimore and South streets when he saw the vehicle described as the robbers' get-away car. Police said the vehicle was stopped and its three occupants arrested by back-up units from the Central District. Charged with armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony were Walter McCauley, 21, of the 3400 block of Spellman Road, Cherry Hill; Joseph Johnson, 17, of the 600 block of Yale Ave., who was charged as an adult, and John White, in his 20s, of the 700 block of Reedbird Ave. in Cherry Hill. Police said Mr. McCauley was held overnight in lieu of $10,000 and the teen-ager on $10,000 bail. Mr. White, police said, was ordered held on $25,000 bond. Police said after the three suspects arrived at the police station, an officer inspected the interior of the patrol wagon and found a watch that belonged to the robbery victim.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into his garage over the weekend and stole computer equipment valued at $5,000.
THEFT: Northern District -- Someone forced their way into a car parked in the 1400 block of Union Ave. and stole hand and power tools. The owner of the property, a resident of the 1400 block of Union Ave., told police the tools were valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone broke into an apartment in the 2600 block of Quantico Ave. yesterday and stole a VCR and a remote control device. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- An elderly resident of the 1100 block of E. Belvedere Ave. was shopping at a store in the 5600 block of The Alameda yesterday afternoon when a man standing behind him grabbed his wallet and fled. Police said the 77-year-old victim was putting his change in his wallet at the check-out counter around 1 p.m. when a man standing behind him leaned over his shoulder and grabbed the wallet. Police said the thief escaped with the victim's wallet and $22.
THEFT: Northern District -- Property valued at nearly $1,000 was stolen from a parked car yesterday in the 600 block of Radnor Ave. The owner of the vehicle, a resident of the 1600 block of McCulloh St., told police the thief escaped with several pieces of jewelry and clothing. Police said the theft occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Someone forced their way into a city-owned building in the 200 block of N. Franklintown Road over the weekend and stole property valued at nearly $300 from an office.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 1000 block of N. Ellamont St. told police a member of her family entered the house with a key and stole property valued at nearly $600. Police said the suspect was not allowed into the house and that entry appeared to have been with a key. Police said neighbors reported seeing the suspect enter the house and remove property over a period of several days.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- Property valued at nearly $400 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the first block of S. Bernice Ave. yesterday morning. Police said a male resident of Chatford Avenue is suspected of stealing the property.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A driver for the Diamond Cab Co. in the 1900 block of Ashburton St. told police he was robbed early yesterday in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Road. The driver, Thomas Badoniel, reported that shortly after picking up a fare around 3:30 a.m., he was driving in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Road when the passenger pressed a knife to his throat and ordered him to stop. The passenger then robbed the cabbie of $25 and fled on foot.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of The Alameda reported that someone broke into her home yesterday morning and stole several appliances and other personal property. Police said the property was valued at $800.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said jewelry and cash, all valued at more than $800, was stolen from a house in the 3800 block of Frankford Ave. after someone broke in through a rear porch window. The occupant, an elderly man, told police the property was stolen from two second-floor bedrooms.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A deliveryman for Pizz-A-Bolis in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway reported he was making a delivery in the 6600 block of Aquarius Court when he was accosted by two youths, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money and the pizza. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled money and the pizza, all valued at nearly $50.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials at Belvedere Green Apartments in the 1600 block of E. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone broke into their office yesterday morning through a window and stole $13 and several pieces of office equipment valued at more than $400.
BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 2400 block of Wilgray Court reported that someone broke into his home and stole property valued at more than $2,000. Police said the intruder gained entry through an open window and took a TV set, VCR and other items.
ROBBERY TRY: Southern District -- A resident of the first block of Wheeling St. was getting out of her car in the 300 block of Warren Ave. near Federal Hill shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday when she was attacked from the rear by three youths. Police said when one youth grabbed the woman around the neck, a second one attempted to steal her purse. Police said several bystanders yelled out, causing the three youths to flee without taking the woman's property. Police said the woman was shaken but not injured.
COUNTERFEIT BILLS: White Marsh District -- Police said two men and a woman purchased nearly $2,000 worth of clothing yesterday at the Macy's department store in the White Marsh Mall by paying for the apparel with counterfeit $20 bills. Police said at least one employee became suspicious when she learned that several pieces of apparel were purchased with 96 $20 bills within 15 minutes, between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. An examination of the money by police revealed the money was counterfeit. Police said a search of the store and the mall failed to locate the suspects. The phony money, police said, was seized as evidence and held for agents of the Secret Service. Police described the people who passed the money as well-dressed and in their 20s.
Anne Arundel County
DRUG ARREST: Millersville -- A 28-year-old Millersville man was arrested after undercover narcotics officers stopped his car and found more than 30 small plastic bags of crack cocaine. Police said the cocaine was worth more than $1,000 on the street. Police said the arrest of Anthony Reese Watlington, of the 600 block of Wheat Mill Court, was part of an ongoing undercover investigation. Mr. Watlington was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Police also found $600 inside the man's car. Police said the man was arrested at Crain Highway and 7th Avenue in Glen Burnie by members of the county's narcotics interdiction squad.
ARREST: Severn -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed the Pizza Hut in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road of an undisclosed sum of cash over the weekend after waiting several minutes for a time-lock safe to be opened. Police said two men ordered pizza but a few minutes later, one pulled out a gun and ordered an employee to open the safe. When told the safe could not be opened for another 10 minutes, the gunman and his accomplice waited. When the safe was able to be opened, the men were given an undisclosed sum. Before leaving, they ordered several employees into a walk-in freezer. Several minutes later, the employees escaped unharmed from the freezer and called the police.
ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- Police said a 14-year-old Brooklyn Park boy was sitting on his bicycle outside Marc's Honda & John Deere dealership in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway when several men walked by and stopped. During a conversation, the boy later told police, one ripped off a gold chain from the victim's neck and another man pushed him off his bike and stole it. The youth was not hurt, police said.
BURGLARY: Edgewater -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2000 block of Shore Drive and stole appliances valued at $400. Police said entry was gained through a window.