THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- A man suspected of stealing four bottles of steak sauce from the Super Fresh store in the 200 block of McMechen St. yesterday was arrested after a city policeman working as a security officer fired a shot at him. During a six-block chase, Officer Reuben Jackson was pursuing the man in an alley behind the 200 block of Laurens St. when the suspect appeared to be reaching for a weapon. The officer fired one shot that pierced the man's pants leg. It was not immediately known if the suspect was armed. Charged with theft was George A. Studivant, 22, of the 600 block of N. Arlington Ave.
SHOOTING: Eastern District -- A man was at the intersection of Wilcox and East Preston streets yesterday when he heard the sound of gunshots and felt a pain in his back. The man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of a gunshot wound and was listed in serious but stable condition. Police said the bullet entered the man's back and came out his chest. It was not known if the man was shot intentionally or was the victim of a stray bullet.
STOLEN CAR: Northwestern DistricT -- A 2-door red 1993 Dodge Shadow with tags BYW 700 was stolen yesterday from the 2800 block of Forest Glen Road.
STOLEN CAR: Northwestern District -- Police were seeking a 4-door blue 1994 BMW that was stolen yesterday from the 4200 block of Penhurst Ave. The vehicle's tag number was unknown.
THEFT: Western District -- Police were seeking a 26-year-old woman who entered the home of a retired city school principal in the 1500 block of N. Pulaski St. on several occasions over a period of time and stole more than a 50 personal checks.
STOLEN CAR: Southwestern District -- A 1989 Hyundai with tags CFA 175 was stolen yesterday from the 2100 block of Lyndhurst Ave.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Someone entered a house in the 4100 block of Mountwood Ave. through a basement door yesterday and stole a compact disc player, word processor, an air conditioner, clothing and a telephone.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Property valued at $170 was stolen from a house in the 3100 block of Clifton Ave. yesterday by a man known by the occupant.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A video game, watch and a typewriter, all valued at more than $1,000, were stolen from a house in the 100 block of S. Culver St. yesterday.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Two 11-year-old boys were riding their bikes in the 6200 block of Harford Road yesterday when two older boys, one with a knife, robbed them of their bikes. One of the bikes was valued at $300.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man suspected of entering a house in the 6400 block of Old Harford Road yesterday and stealing a VCR, a video game and other property, all valued at nearly $800.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Garrison Precinct -- Two men were arrested early today and were being held at the station pending charges they robbed a deliveryman for John's Pizza at Reisterstown and Hammershire roads of an undisclosed sum of money in the 200 block of Erin Way Wednesday night.
BURGLARY: North Point Precinct -- Someone entered a house in the 8100 block of Dundalk Ave. after breaking a pane of glass in a rear door and stole a VCR valued at $100.
BURGLARY: White Marsh Precinct -- A TV and stereo equipment, all valued at more than $1,600, were stolen from a house in the 7800 block of Babikow Road yesterday by someone who entered through a rear window.
BURGLARY: Parkville Precinct -- Someone entered a storage locker in the basement of an apartment building in the 5400 block of Morven Road between March 26 and yesterday. It was not immediately known if any property was missing.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Towson Precinct -- Police arrested a teen-age girl and charged her with robbing a woman of a pager in the first block of Solar Circle yesterday.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin.