Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Burglary: Someone broke into a house in the 700 block of S. Oldham St. early Sunday and stole a $400 telescope, Chinese crystal vase, popcorn maker and 4-inch television/radio. The burglar cut a kitchen window screen to gain entry.
Stolen vehicle: A Burgundy 1995 Plymouth van with tags M318474 was stolen between Friday and Saturday from the 3000 block of E. Pratt St.
Stolen vehicle: A man stole a green, four-door 1999 Chevrolet at 25th Street and Bonaparte Avenue on Saturday night after its 22-year-old owner had stepped out to mail a letter. She last saw the car, which had tags 20901HC, being driven away on 25th Street.
Aggravated assault: A 41-year-old man was walking in the 1700 block of Holbrook St. on Saturday morning when four men approached him and beat him with sticks. He was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Burglary: A safe containing $1,000 was taken from Beltway Movies in the 7700 block of Belair Road between 12:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. Sunday. Entry to the theater was gained by breaking a glass side door, and to the office by removing the dead-bolt lock on the door.
Robbery: Three men approached a man walking in the 7700 block of Harford Road about 10 p.m. Sunday, pushed him to the ground and snatched a gold chain necklace with a New York Yankees emblem that he was wearing. It was valued at $400.
Burglary: A thief entered a house in the 2700 block of Burridge Road through a back patio door between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, went to the master bedroom and stole $2,278 from a dresser drawer.
Burglary/vandalism: Between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Saturday, two vandals on bikes broke into a house in the 1600 block of Cape May Road and shattered windows, damaged the ceiling and walls, and vandalized a 1986 Lincoln Town Car.
Burglary: A thief entered a house in the first block of Greenspring Valley Road after taking the hinges off the front door between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday and stole a DVD player, television and computer.