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Western District -- Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed a tavern in the 1000 block of N. Payson St. early yesterday. Police said the two walked into Cabana West shortly before 7 a.m. yesterday and ordered an employee to give them money from the cash register. After taking an undisclosed sum of money, the two men ran out the front door. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the station pending armed robbery charges. Police said the second suspect was being sought.

ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men who attempted to rob a lounge Wednesday night. Police said two men entered Riggs Lounge in the 1900 block of Riggs Ave. late Wednesday night and asked an employee about playing a coin-operated video game. Moments later, one of the men pulled a handgun and placed it to the head of a customer while announcing a holdup. Police said when several other patrons fell to the floor when the gunman brandished his weapon, he and his accomplice apparently became frightened and fled without robbing the patron or the lounge.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 700 block of N. Carey St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole two VCRs and a TV set. Police said the property was valued at nearly $900.

THEFT: Western District -- Someone broke into a car yesterday morning while the vehicle was parked in the 2400 block of Eutaw Place and stole several tools and a radio. The owner of the car, a resident of the 2400 block of Eutaw Place, told police the property was valued at more than $500.

THEFT: Western District -- Employees of an out-of-town roofing company reported that someone entered a house in the first block of N. Smallwood St. in which they were working and stole several tools, a wheelbarrow and several sheets of plywood. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,200 and that the theft occurred between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a garage in the 1300 block of Windemere Road yesterday and stole a lawn mower. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300 and that entry into the garage was by cutting a lock.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported someone broke a window in a a house in the 1600 block of E. Belvedere Ave. yesterday morning and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the intruder escaped with stereo equipment, a TV set and a VCR.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Members of Goh's Kung Foo School in the 6300 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into their training building early yesterday and stole two ceremonial swords. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- A 26-year-old resident of the 1500 block of N. Carey St. reported he was in the 1500 block of Abbotston St. when he was accosted by several youths who chased him down the street and threatened him with a baseball bat. Police said the youths caught up to the man and struck him with the bat. The man escaped with minor injuries, police said. No arrests had been made.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- An elderly resident of the 3900 block of Yolando Road told police he was getting out of a car near his home when he was attacked from the rear by two men who knocked him to the pavement and robbed him of his wallet. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $140. Police said the victim was not injured.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Someone entered a house in the 4600 block of Elsrode Ave. through an unlocked basement door and stole a bicycle and a microwave oven. Police said the property was valued at more than $900.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Property valued at $300 was stolen from an outdoor storage shed in the 3400 bock of Mary Ave. after a door was forced open, police said.

SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- A 17-year-old resident of Homer Avenue told police he was talking on an outside pay telephone around 11 p.m. yesterday in the 4700 block of Delaware Ave. when he heard the sound of a gunshot and felt pain in his neck, back, legs and an arm. Police said the victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for at least 20 shotgun pellet wounds and released. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.

CHURCH BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Officials of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in the 4500 block of Park Heights Ave. reported that someone forced a rear door of their main building and stole musical equipment and instruments, all valued at more than $2,600. Police said the intruder stole a Yamaha percussion-tone generator, electrical components to musical equipment and musical instruments.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A maintenance man at the Fordleigh Apartments in the 4900 block of Fordleigh Road told police he was entering the shop and repair room yesterday when he heard the sound of someone moving things inside. When the man continued inside the room, two men suddenly appeared and ran out a door. Police said nothing appeared to have been taken.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 2600 block of W. Belvedere Ave. reported that while his 1990 Honda was parked ner his home between Wednesday night and yesterday morning someone entered the vehicle after breaking a window and stole a cassette stereo. Police said the property was valued at $400.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone cut the convertible top of a 1991 Mercury while the vehicle was parked in the 4200 block of Edgehill Ave. early yesterday and stole a cellular car phone and several cassette tapes. The owner of the car, a resident of the 4200 block of Edgehill Ave., told police the property was valued at nearly $170.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1800 block of Thornberry Road reported that someone broke into his home through a second-floor window and stole a camcorder and several accessories. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone broke into a dwelling in the 6100 block of Bellona Ave. yesterday and stole property valued at more than $700. Police said a VCR and a compact disc player were stolen and that entry was gained through a #i ground-level window.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3000 block of Presbury St. reported that someone broke into his home through an unlocked side window and stole property valued at more than $500.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man armed with a handgun he kept inside a paper bag robbed High's dairy store. Police said a man entered the store around 10 p.m. and ordered an employee to give him the contents of the cash register while displaying the partially concealed weapon. Police said the gunman escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of the A-1 Market in the 3600 block of Caton Ave. reported that property of unknown value was stolen from the store early yesterday after someone forced the front door.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress early yesterday in the 1000 block of Arion Park Road arrested a woman inside the dwelling before she could escape. Police said the woman entered the house through a window around 5 a.m. and was caught before she could remove any property. The woman, police said, was being held at the women's detention center pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the first block of S. Calhoun St. reported she was walking in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. around 8:30 p.m. yesterday when she was assaulted by a man who reached into her pockets and stole $20.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: White Marsh District -- Someone broke into a house under construction in the 11000 block of Red Lion Road between Aug. 14 and yesterday and stole a generator, saws, extension cord and at least one gas can. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

ANNE ARUNDEL

DRUG ARRESTS: Pasadena -- Police armed with a search and seizure warrant last night raided a house in the 7900 block of New Freetown Road and arrested three people on drug charges. A member of the central narcotics unit said 17 small plastic packets of crack cocaine, valued at more than $600 on the street, were seized after the search of a 30-year-old female resident of the house. Police said it appeared the packaged cocaine was ready to be sold when nearly a dozen officers entered the house. Also seized was nearly $400 and a loaded .22 caliber bolt-action rifle. Arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute was the occupant, Karen Michelle Hall. Charged with possession of cocaine were John Porter, 31, of the 1200 block of Marda Lane, Annapolis, and Timothy A. Kane, 32, of the 8100 block of Elizabeth Road, Pasadena. Police said the arrests came after a month-long investigation that developed from tips by residents on drug activity in the neighborhood. Members of the county's Special Operations Section also participated in the arrests.

ROBBERY: Brooklyn Park -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed the Burger King restaurant at Ritchie Highway and 16th Avenue last night. Police said two men entered the restaurant around 10:30 p.m. and purchased food. Moments later, the men, one armed with a handgun, accosted the manager and demanded he give them money from the safe and the cash registers. After being given an undisclosed sum of cash, the pair forced the manager and several other employees into a walk-in freezer before escaping. A short time later, the employees exited the freezer and called the police.

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