ROBBERY TRY/ARRESTS: Central District -- Police arrested two teen-age boys Tuesday night shortly after they attempted to rob two men in the 900 block of N. Charles St. The victims, one from the 900 block of N. Charles St. and the other from the 300 block of Hendler Drive, were assaulted, but they declined medical treatment. The youths were being held at the police station pending a hearing before a juvenile officer.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- A resident of the 3200 block of St. Paul St. was arguing with a man in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave. Tuesday when he was struck in the face. The victim sustained a laceration and was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where several stitches were required to close the wound.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Menlo Drive was standing at a bus stop in the 6000 block of York Road Tuesday when a gunman robbed him of a gold ring and $35, all valued at more than $700.
STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- A two-door 1985 Oldsmobile Regency with Maryland vanity tags KUUMBA was stolen from the 6100 block of Marlora Road Monday or Tuesday.
STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- Someone stole a blue 1986 Volvo with Maryland tags AWV675 from the 400 block of Nicoll Ave. Monday or Tuesday.
THEFT: Northern District -- Someone entered a 1993 Ford through a side window while it was parked in the 2500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. Monday or Tuesday and stole $80 in coins, a gym bag and jogging clothing, all valued at $130.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Moreland Ave. was about to change a flat tire in the 4400 block of Falls Road Tuesday when a man walked by and stole the jack, valued at $40.
THEFT: Northern District -- Someone entered a house in the 2700 block of Springhill Ave. Tuesday and stole more than $300 from the bedroom.
STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- A 1992 Chevrolet Tracker with Maryland tags 486541M was stolen Tuesday from the first block of E. 28th St.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered an office at the College of Notre Dame in the 4700 block of N. Charles St. between Dec. 23 and Tuesday and stole an undisclosed sum from a cash box.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Someone entered a house in the 2900 block of Violet Ave. through a basement window Tuesday and stole a Persian cat, cash and a VCR, all valued at nearly $2,000.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A man placed an unknown object into the back of an employee at Fashion Cents Tuesday afternoon and ordered her to give him money from the cash register. The man escaped with an undisclosed sum.
STOLEN CAR: Northwestern District -- A 1993 Nissan with Maryland tags NXG740 was stolen from the 3900 block of Reisterstown Road Tuesday.
STOLEN CAR: Northwestern District -- Someone stole a 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier with no tags from the 3900 block of Milford Ave. Monday or Tuesday.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A resident of the 100 block of S. Payson St. was in the 1400 block of W. Lombard St. Monday night when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of $20.
STOLEN CAR: Southern District -- A 1992 Acura with Connecticut tags 929HOJ was stolen Tuesday from the 800 block of Sharp St.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A 5-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Cleveland St. was sledding near his home Tuesday when an older boy knocked him to the sidewalk and stole the sled, valued at $40. The victim was not injured.
ROBBERY TRY: Southern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Sharp St. was walking near her home Tuesday when a man grabbed her purse and attempted to steal it. When the woman fell to the ground while holding onto her purse, the man fled without taking her property. The woman received minor injuries but refused medical treatment.
THEFT: Western District -- Someone entered a car parked in the 1800 block of Harlem Ave. Monday or Tuesday and stole property valued at nearly $2,600.
THEFT: Western District -- A man who attempted to steal property valued at nearly $18 from the Farm Fresh store in the 2300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. Tuesday was allowed to leave when he produced valid identification. The property was recovered, and a warrant was pending against the man.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Property valued at nearly $250 was stolen from Yummie's liquor store in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Tuesday.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone entered a house in the 100 block of N. Schroeder St. through a rear door Tuesday and stole a kitchen cabinet, a stove and other property, all valued at nearly $2,000.
THEFT: Western District -- Police were seeking a man who entered a house in the 2100 block of N. Pulaski St. Tuesday and stole tables, lamps and a bike.
STOLEN CAR: Western District -- A city-owned car with Maryland government tags SG06885 was stolen from the 700 block of N. Pulaski St. between Dec. 24 and Tuesday.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in progress in the 2400 block of W. Lanvale St. Tuesday afternoon entered the house and arrested a man before he could escape.
THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 300 block of Sherwood Court was in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Tuesday when a man reached into his coat pocket and stole property valued at $75.
THEFT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man Tuesday who attempted to leave the Super Pride store in the 2000 block of W. Lafayette Ave. without paying for items valued at more than $7.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Property valued at nearly $200 was stolen from a home in the 1800 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Tuesday.
ASSAULT: Western District -- A resident of the 2100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. was in a house in the 1800 block of Thomas Ave. Tuesday when a man struck her in the head with a pot, causing a small laceration.
STOLEN CAR: Western District -- A 1989 Ford with Maryland tags XJD163 was stolen from the 2000 block of Elgin Ave. Monday or Tuesday.
FALSE IMPRISONMENT/ARRESTS: White Marsh District -- Police arrested two men Tuesday morning and charged them with three counts of false imprisonment by not allowing three young girls to leave an apartment while police attempted to arrest one of the men on a warrant. After a nearly three-hour standoff that ended at 8 a.m., police talked the two men out of an apartment in the first block of Glendower Court. Charged with false imprisonment and being held in lieu of $100,000 bail each at the county detention center were David Signoliello, 20, of the Glendower Court address, and Christopher Funnie, 26, of the first block of Oak St. in Turners Station. Police were attempting to arrest Mr. Funnie on two warrants charging him with theft and burglary when the men refused to allow the officers inside the apartment. Mr. Funnie also was charged with assault with intent to kill when he reportedly threatened to kill one of the girls with a knife he brandished at an apartment window. The children were not injured.
ARSON: Towson District -- Someone entered the stock room at Crate & Barrel at the Towson Town Center in the 800 block of Dulaney Valley Road Tuesday evening and set fire to property. The fire, which caused nearly $2,000 damage to the property and the room, was extinguished by employees shortly before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.
STOLEN CAR: Towson District -- A red 1984 Nissan 200SX with Maryland vanity tags JOELFN was stolen from Delaware and Chesapeake avenues Tuesday.
VANDALISM/ARREST: Bel Air -- Police arrested a 10-year-old boy who threw a snowball at a house in the 2000 block of Stratton Court Tuesday and broke a basement window valued at $10. The youth was charged with malicious destruction and released into the custody of his parents.
VANDALISM: Fallston -- A 1978 GMC truck owned by Smith hardware in the 2800 block of Reckord Drive was parked on company property when someone shattered the vehicle's windshield, valued at more than $200, Monday or Tuesday.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.