ARSON/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police and fire investigators last night arrested three boys in connection with the burning of a vacant house in the 1300 block of N. Fremont Ave. The boys, two of them 13 and the third 12, were arrested shortly after a two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to the vacant rowhouse and also damaged adjacent occupied dwellings. Several residents of houses on either side of the burning house were forced to evacuate. There were no reported injuries. The fire was reported at 7 p.m. and was declared under control in less than an hour. The boys were charged as juveniles with arson and released in the custody of their parents pending action by juvenile authorities. Police said the fire was started in the rear of the three-story rowhouse and quickly spread throughout the boarded-up structure, causing the floors to collapse and part of the roof to cave in. Police said the three boys are also suspected of starting a fire Sunday in a pile of trash on a lot behind the scene of last night's incident and other fires in the area over the past several days. One firefighter sustained a lacerated forehead battling last night's fire when a section of the burning house collapsed and struck him. Police estimated the damage at $9,000.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking a man who shot Christopher McIntosh, 30, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave., in the back as he and a friend were walking around 10 p.m. yesterday. Police said McIntosh and a friend were in an alley near his home when they saw a man walking toward them. Police said when the man passed McIntosh and his companion he stopped, turned around and fired several shots from a handgun. The gunman fled the scene. McIntosh, who was hit in the shoulder and back, ran to a nearby house on East 28th Street, where he collapsed on the porch. Police said he was treated at the scene by the crew of a city Fire Department ambulance before he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed today in critical but stable condition. Police said McIntosh's companion was not injured and that they had no motive for the shooting.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1200 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and removed a compact disk player, a telephone, several pieces of clothing and a school ring. Police said the property was valued at nearly $800 and that entry was gained by removing at least one security bar from a rear window.
ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to an attempted burglary in the 2200 block of Brookfield Ave. arrested a man inside the dwelling. Police said the man was being held at the station lockup pending charges. Entry into the house was gained by kicking in a rear door.
SHOOTING: Central District -- Police reported that Steven Loney, of the 3000 block of Baker St., was listed in serious condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center following treatment for several bullet wounds sustained during an incident around 1:20 a.m. yesterday in the 1900 block of N. Charles St. Police said Loney was walking down the street when an unknown assailant fired several shots, hitting Loney at least five times. The gunman escaped and Loney was taken to the hospital by a Fire Department ambulance. Police said Loney may have suffered spinal damage as a result of the shooting.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Alan Hall, of the 2000 block of Hollins St., reported that he was in the 200 block of E. Fayette St. around 5 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his money. Later, police said Hall was in the 300 block of E. Baltimore St. when he spotted a man he identified as being one of the three that had robbed him. Police said Hall attacked the man, striking him in the face, and held him until officers arrived. Police said Michael Rustin, 27, of the 2200 block of Homewood St., was arrested and charged with armed assault and robbery. The other two robbery suspects, including the man who held the gun, were being sought. Police said Rustin was being held at the station lockup pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
BANK ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that a man entered the Washington Bank of Maryland in the 300 block of N. Charles St. around 1:30 p.m. yesterday and left a few minutes later with an undisclosed sum of cash after giving the assistant manager a note demanding money.
THEFT: Central District -- Thomas Cook, a resident of Cambridge in Dorchester County, reported that while his car was parked in the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. yesterday someone broke into the vehicle and removed a set of luggage containing clothing and other personal property. Police said the items were valued at $200 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.