SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Charles Barnes, 22, of the 1600 block of Moreland Ave., was standing at the intersection of Presbury Street and Warwick Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Instead of complying with the gunman's demand, police said Barnes fled from the scene but was shot in the arm. Police said the gunman fled the scene and that Barnes was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed today in good condition.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police today were seeking a suspect in the shooting last night of an unidentified man at the corner of Edmondson Avenue and Monroe Street. Police said the victim was talking to a woman at the intersection around 9:30 p.m. when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun. Police said the victim was attempting to flee the scene when the gunman opened fire, striking the victim in the lower back and side. Police said the victim was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed today in critical condition.
ARSON: Northeastern District -- Police and fire investigators today were seeking the person who set fire to a cardboard box inside a second-floor classroom at the Fairmount-Harford Institute at the old Clifton Junior High School in the 2500 block of Harford Road yesterday that forced the evacuation of more than 100 preschoolers and 400 other students. No injuries were reported in the fire that broke out around 1:30 p.m. and was declared under control before 2 p.m. Damage was confined to the unlocked second-floor classroom and classes were to resume today. Police said the fire caused about $7,000 damage to the classroom and another $2,500 to its contents. Anyone having information about the fire should call the Police Department at 396-2444 or the Fire Department Investigation Bureau at 396-5690.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Philip Morgan, of the 1100 block of Elbank Ave., reported that he was stopped at a red light in the northbound lane of the 1000 block of McCulloh St. when a man armed with what appeared to be a 9mm semi-automatic handgun got out of an orange-colored Volkswagen that stopped nearby. Morgan said the man approached, pointed the gun at him and demanded he give up his jewelry. Police said Morgan gave the gunman a gold bracelet and a gold ring and that the jewelry was valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said two students at the College of Notre Dame in the 4700 block of N. Charles St. were walking in the 600 block of Washington Place when they were accosted by four men, one armed with a knife and another with a handgun, who demanded their money and other property. Police said the men robbed Loretta Nicaella, 24, and Lemoya Collier, 19, of jewelry, cash and other property before fleeing the scene on foot. Police said the property and money had a total value of more than $50.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to a burglary at a 24-hour teller machine in the 2800 block of N. Charles St. arrested a man who entered the walk-in area and was attempting to break into the machine to get money. Police said Richard Livering, of the 300 block of W. Lorraine Ave., was charged with burglary and was being held at the station lockup pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ARSON: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Lois Murray Elementary School in the 1600 block of Arlington Ave. over the weekend by breaking a window and set fire to a window shade and a flower pot. Police said damage was minor.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Sims-el Goinette, a member of the Moorish Science Temple in the 1300 block of E. 33rd St., reported that someone broke into his car while the vehicle was parked near his home and removed property valued at $2,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Michael Gray, of the 2700 block of Fleetwood Ave., reported that someone entered the back yard of his home yesterday and removed six 16-foot aluminum beams. Police said the property was valued at $400.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Drake Motel in the 800 block of North Point Blvd. reported that someone broke into a vending machine and removed an unknown quantity of coins.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Mary Kaneley, of the 3400 block of Cliftmont Ave., reported that she was walking near her home when she was approached from behind by a youth in his teens who knocked her to the pavement and stole her purse. Police said the youth fled the scene on foot and that the purse contained a small sum of money.