Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Theft, assault, arrest: A woman, 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with shoplifting clothing valued at $84 from Kmart in the 5700 block of Wabash Ave. She also was charged with assaulting a store security officer by threatening to stab him with a syringe. Security officer Edward Hawkins was attempting to arrest a woman when she brandished a syringe and ran from the store. Hawkins chased the woman several blocks to the 5500 block of Lynview Ave. and arrested her. Rochelle Cook of the 2900 block of Grantley Road was taken to Central Booking and Intake Center and charged.
Theft: Computer equipment valued at nearly $3,000 was stolen between Sunday and Tuesday from an office at the Baltimore Chapter of the Red Cross in the 4700 block of Mount Hope Drive.
Stolen vehicle: While a man was paying for fuel Tuesday at a service station in the 5400 block of Park Heights Ave., someone entered his black 1988 Chevrolet Blazer with tags 306007M and drove away. Police said the owner left the keys in the ignition.
Theft from vehicle: Camping gear, a camera, boots and a watch, all valued at more than $2,000, were stolen Tuesday from a 1994 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 900 block of W. Barre St.
Theft: Someone entered the basement of Upton's Bar in the 900 block of E. Patapsco Ave. on Tuesday night and removed $400 from an unlocked safe.
Robbery: A gunman robbed the Royal Farms store in the 2400 block of E. Joppa Road of cash and cigarettes, all valued at nearly $500, about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Before fleeing, he ordered two male employees onto the floor.
Robbery: A woman, 77, was walking in the 3600 block of Offutt Road in Randallstown about noon Tuesday when a man knocked her to the ground and stole her purse containing a small sum of cash. The man got into a blue Dodge Caravan with partial tags M78003 and escaped with another man. The woman was not injured.
Burglary: Stereo equipment, a videocassette recorder and video games, all valued at more than $600, were stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the first block of Lakebridge Place. The thief entered through a sliding glass door.
For the record
Victim identified: Tony Wardlow, 22, of no fixed address was identified yesterday by police as the man fatally shot about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of N. Port St. by an unknown assailant.