THEFT: Southern District -- Police were seeking a man who stole two gold bracelets and a diamond ring, all valued at $1,000, from a house in the 700 block of Ramsay St. on Sunday. The suspect and the victim were talking in the living room when the suspect got up to get a drink of water. When the man failed to return, the victim found the rear kitchen door open and his jewelry gone.
THEFT: Southern District -- A 72-year-old resident of the 300 block of Cherry Hill Road was sitting on the front steps of her house Monday when a man asked her for directions. While the woman was directing the man, he grabbed her wallet, which she had placed on the steps, and fled. The woman told police the wallet contained more than $500.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Thirty 4-inch tall silver and brass crosses, a microphone and its stand and other property, all valued at more than $900, were stolen Sunday from St. Mathias Episcopal Church in the 6400 block of Belair Road.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a teen-age boy Monday in the theft of a book of 15 Mass Transit Administration bus tickets valued at $150 from City College in the 3200 block of The Alameda. The boy was charged with theft and released into his parents' custody.
THEFT FROM AUTO: Northern District -- A cellular phone, a compact disc case, five compact discs and other property, all valued at more than $200, were stolen Monday from a 1990 Acura Integra parked in the 300 block of Melrose Ave.
THEFT: Western District -- Someone used a stolen automated teller machine card Monday to withdraw more than $500 from an ATM at the NationsBank branch in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave.
THEFT: Western District -- When a cashier at the Farm Fresh store in the 1400 block of N. Monroe St. opened the register to give a customer change Monday, a man who was standing nearby leaned over and stole more than $100 and fled.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of S. Beechfield Ave. was in the 1100 block of W. Saratoga St. on Monday when a man armed with a .45-caliber revolver robbed him of his wallet containing more than $100.
BURGLARY: White Marsh Precinct -- An undisclosed sum of money was stolen over the weekend from Smith Motor Co. in the 10800 block of Philadelphia Road.
BURGLARY/ARRESTS: White Marsh Precinct -- Police arrested three girls, ages 12 and 13, and charged them as juveniles with breaking into a townhouse in the first block of Waldman Mill Court over the weekend. The girls are accused of stealing eight cans of beer and a custom-made pool stick and its case, all valued at more than $800. The girls were released to the custody of their parents.
BURGLARY: Parkville Precinct -- Stereo equipment and cash, all valued at more than $1,000, were stolen over the weekend from a house in the first block of Grapeseed Court.
ROBBERY: Woodlawn Precinct -- A 31-year-old resident of Townbrook Drive was in the 7000 block of Liberty Road Monday when a gunman robbed him of five gold chains, a school ring and $60. The jewelry was valued of more than $1,800.
BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Woodlawn Precinct -- Police arrested six boys, ages 10 to 15, and charged them with breaking into a house in the 6400 block of Gilmore St. on Sunday. A baseball card collection, jewelry and a video game tape, all valued at more than $1,000, were stolen. The boys were charged with burglary and theft and released to the custody of their parents. Nearly all the property was recovered.
BURGLARY: Wilkens Precinct -- About $170 and several cartons of cigarettes were stolen Sunday from a High's store in the 3800 block of Hollins Ferry Road.
BURGLARY: Bel Air -- A personal copier, cash, gym bag and a telephone speaker, all valued at $160, were stolen over the weekend from Financial Council Inc. in the first block of Bel Air South Parkway.
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CALL IN TIPS: Readers with information on these or other crimes can call Metro Crime Stoppers' confidential 24-hour hot line, 276-8888. Names are not taken, calls are not recorded and rewards of up to $2,000 may be paid for information.Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.