Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Burglary -- Police were seeking the person who broke into Federal Liquors in the 1600 block of E. Federal St. through a rear basement door between Thursday and Friday and stole 14 cartons of cigarettes and $217 in currency and coins. Total value of the property was over $900.
Robbery try -- After a man placed a cell phone on the counter at Wireless Solutions in the first block of N. Charles St. about 4 p.m. Saturday as if to purchase it, he displayed a handgun in his waistband and demanded that the female clerk give him money from the cash register. Instead of complying, the clerk picked up the cell phone and called 911. The gunman fled without taking any money and was being sought.
Assaults/arrests -- A man, 31, and a woman, 28, were arguing and fighting in their home in the 500 block of McMechen St. about 10 a.m. Saturday when the man dragged the woman across the floor before she stabbed him in the back with a pocket knife, police said. Eddie Nieves and Shannelle Green were charged with aggravated assault. Police said Nieves was treated at Maryland General Hospital and released into police custody.
Rape try -- Police were seeking two men in their 20s who attacked a girl, 15, as she walked in a wooded area late Saturday near the county's historical society building and attempted to rape her. The girl told police she was walking along Galloway Avenue near Greenside Drive about 11 p.m. when she was attacked by two men who threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her. The girl told police the two men fled when a car approached. Police said the girl was treated for minor injuries at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and released. Police investigating the incident found the girl's shoes at the crime scene. Anyone knowing the men's identities is asked to call the precinct at 410-887-1820.
Burglary -- For the third time in five days, someone broke into a house in the 6700 block of Chokeberry Road that had sustained extensive damage during a fire several weeks ago. On Wednesday, someone broke into the damaged house, but it was not known whether any property was taken. Between Wednesday and Thursday, the house was again broken into; nothing appeared missing. The latest break-in occurred between Thursday night and early Friday, and a cigarette lighter valued at $1 was stolen. Since the latest break-in, the house has been boarded up, police said.