Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Bank robbery attempt -- Police were seeking a man in his mid-40s who tried to rob Wachovia Bank in the 1200 block of N. Charles St. about noon Wednesday. After saying to a bank teller that he wanted to make a withdrawal, the man told the teller not to put any dye packs among the cash and not to press the holdup alarm. Before the teller could comply, the man walked out of the bank. Anyone with information is urged to call the district detectives at 410-396-2411 or the Baltimore office of the FBI at 410-265-8080.
Robbery -- A woman, 46, was walking from her car in the 800 block of N. Howard St. about 11 a.m. Friday when she was assaulted by a man who robbed her of her keys and $25. The woman suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Stolen vehicle/arrest -- Police were pursuing two males in a stolen car about 7 p.m. Friday when the occupants stopped in the 2800 block of Denham Circle and fled on foot. One ran into a house on the block and entered the basement. The occupant called the police and the man was found hiding in a closet and was arrested. Charged with breaking into the house was Dewayne Joiner, 18, of the 2300 block of Sidney Ave. Auto theft charges were pending, police said. The other person was being sought.
Arrest -- A girl, 15, from Lansdowne was arrested about 11 p.m. Friday and charged as a juvenile with the assault and attempted robbery of a female neighbor. When the neighbor, 57, of Caledonia Avenue answered a knock at her back door, she was confronted by the girl, who demanded money while brandishing what appeared to be a police nightstick, said Officer James Waites. After a brief struggle, the girl fled. A short time later, while Waites was interviewing the victim, he observed the girl walking down the street and arrested her. The girl, a Lansdowne High School student, was released to the custody of her parents.
Assault/arrest -- Several youths were fighting in the 9200 block of Old Harford Road about 7 p.m. Friday when one struck another with a baseball bat. Police arrested three youths and assault charges were pending an investigation. The victim was treated at an area hospital.