Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Thefts from vehicles: A compact disc player and six compact discs were taken from a red 2001 Hyundai Elantra between 6:50 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block W. Chase St., while tools including two power saws were taken between 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. from a 2003 van in the 300 block of E. Chase. A front passenger window was broken in each instance.
Theft from vehicle: About $1,700 worth of tools were reported stolen Tuesday night from a white Ford van parked near a home in the 4200 block of Grace Court, Brooklyn. The items, belonging to Gillis Electrical Service of Randallstown, included drills, a 50-piece socket set, portable generator, shop vacuum, grinder and screwdriver set. The side door of the van had been damaged and forced open.
Burglary: Two KDS laptop computers and other property valued at more than $2,100 were reported stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the 800 block of Hollins St. after an air conditioner was pulled from a window. Items taken included a camcorder, DVD-VCR player - and a suitcase apparently used to haul the goods away.
Burglary: Credit cards, an undisclosed amount of cash and an inflatable amusement game were taken from A Ton of Fun in the 10300 block of S. Dolfield Road between 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday by someone who gained access to the business and other offices through the ceiling.
Armed robbery: A woman was loading purchases into her car in an Owings Mills shopping center parking lot in the 10000 block of Reisterstown Road about 1:45 p.m. Monday when a man approached, pointed a gun and took her purse.
Assault: A 56-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault. Police said the man is accused of kicking in a door in the 1500 block of Ingleside Ave. and assaulting his ex-wife and son, 20, about 8:20 a.m. He was arrested at the scene.
Armed robbery: A man with a black handgun entered GK's Market Place in the 700 block of S. Marlyn Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Monday, robbed one employee of $150 and took a cellular phone from the other.
Burglary: A woman told police that a man distracted her while his cohort stole jewelry, a coin collection and cash from her house in the 700 block of Edmondson Ave. She said the man came to her front door about noon Tuesday, walked through the house with her, went out the back door with her and told her he would be trimming trees. While they were outside, the items valued at $1,000 were taken.-