THEFT: Western District -- Two hammer drills, the property of the Otis elevator company in the 4900 block of Fairview Ave. and valued at $300, were stolen from a job site in the 2000 block of W. Baltimore St. between May 21 and 25.
THEFT: Western District-- A power saw valued at $200 was stolen from a construction site in the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St. Tuesday.
THEFT: Western District -- Fifty-feet of copper piping valued at $50 and the property of 400 Group, a real estate firm in the 5600 TC block of Park Heights Ave., was stolen from the back yard of a house in the 1100 block of N. Fremont Ave. Tuesday.
THEFT: Western District -- Property valued at $100 was stolen Tuesday from a car parked in the 2300 block of Mosher St.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2000 block of Boyd St. was treated at Bon Secours Hospital Tuesday night and released after he was attacked by a man near his home. The victim was struck with a baseball bat.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Property valued at nearly $2,500 was stolen from a house in the 3800 block of Rokeby Road Tuesday.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Wildwood Parkway was in the 4200 block of Woodridge Ave. Tuesday afternoon when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of nearly $200 worth of jewelry.
ROBBERY:B Southwestern District -- Three men robbed a resident of the 2800 block of W. North Ave. of $250 in the 3300 block of Walbrook Ave. Wednesday afternoon.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A gunman robbed a resident of the 3000 block of Belmont Ave. of property valued at more than $1,000 in the 3100 block of Belmont Ave. about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Someone entered a house in the 3500 block of Noble St. Tuesday night and stole two stereo speakers valued at $100.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Someone stole stereo equipment and a VCR, all valued at $500, from a house in the 2400 block of Hudson St. Tuesday night.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- Several poker machines were
broken into and money stolen Wednesday by someone who entered Joe's Tavern in the 1000 block of Dundalk Ave. by breaking a pane of glass from a door.
PURSE SNATCH: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Rosewick Ave. was walking in the 3200 block of Pulaski Highway Wednesday afternoon when a man stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $40.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Towson District -- A 7-month old child, whose head showed signs of trauma, died at St. Joseph Hospital Wednesday night, and police investigating the incident have ruled the infant's death as suspicious pending an autopsy. Shortly after an ambulance crew arrived at a house on Solar Circle about 7 p.m. Wednesday, they noticed the head injury and summoned police. Police questioned adult residents in the house and were awaiting the autopsy results before charging anyone in the child's death.
BARRICADE/ARREST: Towson District -- A 32-year-old resident of the 200 block of Ridge Ave. was being evaluated at St. Joseph Hospital following his arrest early Wednesday morning after he held his wife and two children hostage in their home for a brief time. At one point, the man displayed a rifle, but no shots were fired. The man nailed at least one door shut, preventing police from entering. Both children and the man's wife escaped without injury shortly after the incident began about midnight. It ended six hours later when the man surrendered.
THEFT/ARRESTS: Bel Air -- State Police arrested a teen-age boy and a man and charged them with stealing a radio from a Mustang at Plaza Ford in the 1700 block Bel Air Road Tuesday. Trooper Anthony E. Williams, assigned to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, was working as a security officer at the dealership Tuesday when he spotted the two males removing the radio and reported it to police at the Benson Barracks. Later, Sgt. Roy Nelson spotted three males inside a car stopped next to a service station near the barracks and recognized one of them as being sought in connection with the theft. Two were arrested. The third was released.