ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 24-year-old man last night and charged him with assault by pointing a handgun at Officer Jerry Tarud during an incident in the 600 block of Brice St. Police said Tarud was on patrol when the man spotted the officer walking toward him and fled. Tarud caught up with the man, who pulled out a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and pointed it at the officer. No shots were fired by either Tarud or the gunman, who was arrested. Police said Ernest W. Taylor, of the 800 block of Bethune Road, was charged with pointing the gun at Tarud, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy. Police said Taylor was also wanted by Southern District police on a warrant charging him with several narcotics offenses. Police said Taylor was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $250,000 bail. A bail review hearing today in District Court is pending.
THEFT: Central District -- Cheryl Dainty, of Pennsylvania, reported that she parked her 1987 GMC van in the first block of W. Read St. about 12:30 a.m. Thursday and when she returned to the vehicle nearly eight hours later she discovered that someone had broken into the car and removed Sara, her pedigree Old English sheepdog. Dainty told police that a CB radio was also missing. Dainty told police the dog was valued at $10,000. Police said entry was gained by using an unknown tool to pry open a door.
THEFT: Central District -- Staff members of the state attorney general's office in the 200 block of St. Paul Place reported that someone entered an office on the 17th floor and removed a portable dictating machisne. Police said the office equipment was valued at more than $80.
THEFT: Central District -- Employees of J. Neil Products in the first block of Pickersgill Square in Owings Mills, Baltimore County, reported that someone broke into one of a company vehicle while it was parked in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. and removed two jig saws, a drill and a 20-inch TV set. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,200.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 2600 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open a rear window and removed several tools. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
BURGLARY: Central District -- ROBBERY: Central District -- Jean Ivey, a resident of New York City, reported that she was walking in the 500 block of N. Charles St. around 10 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man who asked her if she had anything. Ivey told police the man suddenly grabbed the purse she was carrying and fled. Police said the purse contained cash and property, all valued at more than $200.
THEFT: Central District -- Robert Brawley, of the 1200 block of W. 40th St., reported that while his car was parked in the 1600 block of St. Paul St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed a briefcase and a cellular phone. Police said the property was valued at $300 and that entry was gained by someone breaking the left side window. Police were seeking to men who were seen near the car shortly before the theft was discovered.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Eutaw Place reported that someone broke into her apartment through a bathroom window and removed a VCR from the living room. Police said the property was valued at $400.
THEFT: Central District -- Jane Faulkner, of the 300 block of Columbus Road in Glen Burnie, reported that her 1990 Nissan Stanza was parked in the 100 block of Mount Royal Ave. near the Lyric Theater when it was towed away. Faulkner told police that upon learning the car was towed to Greenwood's garage in the 1300 block of W. North Ave., she went there to retrieve the vehicle. Faulkner said that after she entered her car she discovered that $300 that she placed in the ash tray was missing.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a third-floor apartment in the 1400 block of Park Ave. by forcing open the front door and removed $500.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 600 block of Lennox St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open a front door and removed three TV sets, a cassette radio and two suits. Police said the property was valued at nearly $400.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police were seeking the person who broke into a dwelling in the 2100 block of Callow Ave. yesterday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and removed a leather jacket and a beaver fur jacket. Police said the clothing was valued at nearly $3,000 and that entry was gained by opening a rear window.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $300 was removed from a dwelling in the 2200 block of St. Paul St. after someone gained entry by forcing open the front door. Police said the burglar made off with a 19-inch TV and a ceiling fan.