* SHOOTING: Eastern District -- Four teen-agers were hit in a drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave. about 9:30 p.m Thursday. Of the two boys and two girls, ages 15-16, one was shot in the arm, two were shot in the leg and one was grazed.
* BREAKING AND ENTERING: Northern District -- A VCR, carrying bag, gold bracelet and antique pendant valued at $845 were stolen from a house on West Melrose Avenue between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m Thursday. The thief reportedly entered the house through the rear bedroom screen window.
* BANK HOLDUP: Northern District -- A male robber displayed a note and took an unknown amount of money from the Mercantile Bank and Trust in the 1500 block of Roland Ave. about 2:28 p.m. Thursday.
* LARCENY: Northern District -- A radio, stereo cassette player, headphone radio, and three 35 mm cameras, all valued at $116, were shoplifted from the Rite Aid at the 700 block of W. 40th St. about 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
* AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Northern District -- A victim was struck by another man with a tree branch in the 4800 block of Wilern Ave. about 3:35 p.m. Thursday.
* BREAKING AND ENTERING: White Marsh Precinct -- $6600 worth of motorcycle apparel and cash were taken from Cycle World Honda in the 7900 block of Pulaski Hwy. between 8:20 p.m. Wednesday and 9:40 a.m. Thursday. The suspects peeled off part of the roof to gain entry into the building.
* SHOPLIFTING: White Marsh -- A comforter and some bed sheets valued at $316.85 were taken from the Montgomery Ward in the 6400 block of Rossville Blvd. between 1:35 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Thursday.
* STOLEN AUTO: Cockeysville -- A red, two-door Plymouth Duster with Md. tags ZBT659 was stolen from the 100 block of Belmore Road between 10:15 p.m. Wednesday and 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
METRO CRIME STOPPERS
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Brad Snyder.