Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Theft/arrest: Officer Paul Southard was patrolling the 5100 block of Wright Ave. - an area hit hard by car thieves - on Sunday afternoon when he spotted a 1991 Ford Escort with tags that he learned were reported stolen in September. After interviewing the driver, Richard Welch, 35, of the 5000 block of E. Oliver St., Southard arrested him and charged him with theft of tags.
Theft: Two tires and their rims - all valued at $1,000 - were stolen Sunday from a 1999 Honda Accord parked in the 5300 block of Perring Parkway.
Robbery: Police were seeking a gunman who robbed the Royal Farm Store in the 5200 block of Harford Road of an undisclosed sum of money about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Robbery/arrest: Stopped by two employees after stealing $10 worth of pork chops at the Hilton Super Market in the first block of S. Hilton St. on Sunday afternoon, a 46-year-old man pulled out a knife. Police responding to a holdup alarm arrived and arrested the man on charges of assault, theft and armed robbery.
Burglary/arrest: A 39-year-old woman who was released from Central Booking and Intake Center about 8 a.m. Sunday was arrested three hours later after entering a vacant house in the 4700 block of Old York Road through a rear basement door. She was charged with burglary and a drug violation.
Theft from vehicle: A laptop computer and a compact disc changer - all valued at $1,400 - were stolen Sunday from a 1991 Honda Accord parked in the 3300 block of Guilford Ave.
Theft: A large quantity of toys, sweaters, pants, a leather coat and other items - all to have been delivered to a charity and valued at more than $3,000 - were stolen Sunday from a Jeep Cherokee parked in the 700 block of Puritan St.
North Point Precinct
Theft/arrest: Off-duty police Cpl. Bruce Aris, assigned to the communications division, was in uniform working in a security job at Eastpoint Mall about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he spotted a man walking past the cash register at the Finish Line sporting goods store without paying for tennis shoes. During an interview, the man told Aris he also stole baseball caps from nearby Champs. When Aris and Officer James White were attempting to handcuff the man, he struggled and tried to remove Aris' weapon from its holster. The man was subdued without injury. Charged with petty theft, resisting arrest and attempting to take the officer's weapon was Edward Kelley, 19, of the first block of Harrison Ave. in Middle River.
Robbery: A man armed with a shotgun entered the lobby of the Pikesville Hilton in the 1700 block of Reisterstown Road about 2:20 p.m. Sunday and ordered an employee to give him money from the cash register. The gunman escaped with less than $200.
Burglary: After a man, 76, answered a knock at his door in the 3300 block of Smith Ave. about 10 a.m. Sunday, another man rushed by him, entered a bedroom and stole a wallet containing cash and credit cards.
Robbery: Two boys, 14 and 15, told police they were walking in the 4400 block of Milford Mill Road about 11 p.m. Sunday when three older males, one with a handgun, forced them onto the playground of nearby Sudbrook Magnet School. There, the boys said, they were struck with sticks and forced to disrobe before being robbed of their money and clothes.
Burglary: Video games, a remote control device, gold jewelry and clothing - all valued at nearly $1,300 - were stolen Sunday from a house in the first block of Windy Falls Way by someone who entered through a door.