ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 5300 block of Gist Ave. was attacked by a man in the 4000 block of W. Belvedere Ave. on Tuesday. The attacker struck the victim in the face and left arm with a baseball bat and robbed him of a bag containing clothing, a chess game and identification papers.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police arrested a man suspected of breaking into a vacant house in the 3300 block of W. Garrison Ave. on Monday.
STOLEN CAR: Northwestern District -- A blue, two-door 1985 Nissan with tags BZR 628 was stolen Tuesday in the 3100 block of Virginia Ave.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 2800 block of Kirk Ave. was robbed of jewelry valued at nearly $500 by a man who implied he had a handgun Saturday in the 1600 block of Bakbury Court. The robbery was reported Tuesday.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- A woman was attacked by a man who struck her with his fists and a chair Tuesday in the 2300 block of Poplar Grove St. The man escaped. The woman was treated for minor injuries at Liberty Medical Center.
STOLEN CAR: Northeastern District -- A red 1988 Pontiac with tags CDX 167 was stolen Tuesday in the 4300 block of Valley View Ave.
STOLEN CAR: White Marsh Precinct -- A white 1990 Ford Mustang GT, valued at $14,000, with tags CCL 709 was stolen Tuesday from the Golden Ring Mall parking lot.
BURGLARY: Towson Precinct -- A Walther PPK semiautomatic handgun, cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $1,000, were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 700 block of Murdock Road.
BURGLARY: Cockeysville Precinct -- Three houses in the 100 block of W. Seminary Ave. were burglarized Tuesday.
STOLEN CAR: Garrison Precinct -- A black 1983 Mazda RX7 with tags BJE 036 was stolen Tuesday in the 3600 block of Brenbrook Drive.
VANDALISM: Havre de Grace -- Someone punctured the tires of a farm tractor in a field off Paradise Road in late May, causing nearly $1,200 worth of damage. The incident was not reported until 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.