The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.
ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 1000 block of Ellicott Drive reported she was about to get into her car in the 100 block of E. Redwood St. around 10 o'clock last night when a man ran up to her from behind and stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash, a watch, gold ring, personal papers and other items. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.
THEFT: Central District -- Someone broke into a car parked in the 400 block of W. Lombard St. yesterday afternoon and stole several pieces of clothing. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window. The owner of the car, a resident of the first block of Burnt Ember Court in Pikesville, said the property was valued at nearly $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Guilford Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by opening a first-floor side window and stole property valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into a 1984 Ford van yesterday morning while the vehicle was parked in the first block of E. 33rd St. and stole two wallets containing more than $200 and several credit cards.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 300 block of E. University Parkway reported that someone forced their way into his home through a second-floor window shortly after noon yesterday and stole a cassette player, several tapes and other household items. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,200.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Property valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a house in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. yesterday. Police said a stained glass window and an ornamental banister top were stolen.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A man armed with a handgun entered the Royal Farm Store in the 200 block of W. Cold Spring Lane about 11 o'clock last night and ordered a clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the clerk gave the gunman an undisclosed sum of cash.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man suspected of breaking in a social club and were holding him at the station pending charges. Police said someone cut a hole in a wall of the New Club 909 in the 900 block of N. Calhoun St. with an ax and hammer. Police said the man was arrested shortly after the break-in. It was not known if any property was taken.
BURGLARY: Western District -- An employee of Adam's Liquors in the 1400 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into an apartment above the store through a rear window and stole property valued at more than $200. Police said a VCR, 13-inch TV set and several bottles of liquor were taken.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone broke in a warehouse owned by Acme Business Center in the 2100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. and stole property valued at more than $200. Police said 70 feet of copper tubing was removed between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Belmont Ave. reported he was in the 2400 block of Francis St. when he was attacked by two men who stole his 1987 Dodge and drove off. Later, police arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending charges.
THEFT: Western District -- Someone broke into a tow truck owned by Inner City Towing in the 1400 block of Bloomingdale Road while it was parked in the 800 block of McKean Ave. between Tuesday night and yesterday morning. A two-way radio system valued at $1,000 was taken, police said.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A woman was robbed of her jewelry last night by a man who attacked her while she walked near her home. The victim, a resident of the 2700 block of Riggs Ave., told police that about 7 p.m. she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who forced her to give up her gold necklace. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of Baker St. was robbed of his wallet and money as he walked near his home. The victim told police he was attacked by a man who knocked him to the pavement and took his wallet containing $75.
ROBBERY: Western -- A resident of the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St. told police he was in the 2100 block of Westwood Ave. when he was attacked by a man he knows who struck him in the face and robbed him of $10 and $80 worth of food stamps. Police said the victim was not injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A man armed with a handgun accosted a resident of the 2500 block of Francis St. while he walked in the 1500 block of W. North Ave. and demanded his money. Police said the gunman escaped with $15.
ROBBERY TRY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Garrison Blvd. was in the 3800 block of Reisterstown Road when a man struck her in the face and attempted to steal her purse. Police said the woman struggled with the man, causing him to flee without robbing her.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Two men, one armed with a handgun, accosted a resident of the 5400 block of Park Heights Ave. while he walked in the 3400 block of Woodland Ave. and demanded his money. Police said the victim gave the gunman and his accomplice more than $50.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- An employee of Dominic's restaurant in the 4000 block of Fallstaff Road told police a man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant and ordered him to give up money from the cash register and from a drawer containing money from the state Lottery. Police said the gunman escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- A resident of Florida reported that while his 1987 Saab was parked in the 800 block of Glenallen Drive someone broke in and stole property valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A driver for Sherri's Pizza in the 2100 block of Frederick Ave. told police he was making a delivery in the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money and the food. Police said the gunman escaped with $40 of the firm's money, $15 of the victim's money and a pizza.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Goldenberg's Variety Store in the 3100 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into their building late Tuesday night or early yesterday and stole property valued at more than $600. Police said entry was gained through the roof.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 900 block of N. Franklintown Road reported she was walking in the 700 block of N. Longwood St. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man who had been following her. The man demanded she give up the jewelry she was wearing or he would shoot her. Police said the woman gave up two gold chains valued at more than $800. No weapon was displayed during the robbery.
ROBBERY: Towson District -- A driver for the Yellow Cab Co. reported he was robbed early today by two men on Jarrettsville Pike after picking them up at a downtown Baltimore intersection. Officer Pete Grippi, of the Towson District, said the cabbie was driving near Lombard and Light streets around 1 a.m. today when he was flagged down by two men standing outside Burke's Restaurant and directed to drive to Jarrettsville Pike and Manor Road, about three miles north Dulaney Valley Road near Loch Raven Reservoir. After reaching the location about 30 minutes later, the cabbie reported, one man pulled out a small caliber handgun and ordered the driver to give up his money. After taking more than $100, the men got into a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo parked nearby and occupied by a third man. Officer Grippi said the driver sped away down Jarrettsville Road and was followed by the cabbie until he lost the car at Dulaney Valley Road. Officer Grippi said the cabbie drove the Bel-Loc Diner at Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard, where he reported the incident. The officer said it was apparent the scene of the robbery was pre-determined by the two men and that a get-away car had been waiting for the two robbery suspects minutes before the cab arrived.
Anne Arundel County
ASSAULT/ARREST: Annapolis -- Police arrested a woman Monday night and charged her with assaulting officers with a knife. Police said that when officers arrived at the woman's home investigate a domestic situation, a man said she had threatened him with a steak knife. At the scene, man, identified as a former boyfriend, declined to press charges against her. While police were talking to the couple, the woman reportedly advanced on the officers while brandishing the knife in a threatening manner. The officers disarmed the woman and placed her under arrest. Roena P. Watson, 25, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.