ROBBERY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police last night arrested and charged a Hollander Ridge man with robbing a cab driver on the parking lot of an apartment development in the 4900 block of Gunther Ave. The cabbie, David Lorusso, 38, who drives for the Overlea cab company in Baltimore County, told police he arrived at the parking lot at 8:32 p.m. and blew the horn of his cab in an effort to signal the person who requested a cab that he was parked outside. Lorusso reported that a man armed with what may have been a handgun and who was wearing a dark-colored mask over his face suddenly appeared next to the cab and ordered him to give up his money. Lorusso told police that after he gave the gunman money from his pockets and his cash pouch, the man fled the scene, running toward Goodnow Road. After Lorusso reported the robbery to his dispatcher, police were notified. Moments later, plainclothes Officers John Cannon, Brian May and Richard Petry spotted a man fitting the gunman's description running in the 4900 block of Goodnow Road and apprehended him. Police said the suspect was positively identified by Lorusso. Charged with armed assault and robbery and being held at the Eastern District lockup pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner is Daniel Lincoln Anderson, 19, of the 1700 block of Jacfisher Court.
CHASE/ARREST: Central District -- Police said a man suspected of stealing a car was injured early today when he ran into the side of a police car at the intersection of Calvert and Centre streets downtown while being chased on foot by another policeman. Police said the stolen car was spotted several blocks north of the intersection and its four occupants bailed out. One of the men, police said, was being chased by a policeman through several streets near Calvert and Centre when he turned north into the 600 block of N. Calvert St. and ran into the side of a K-9 unit police car, whose driver had stopped. Police said the injured man, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Charges against the man were pending his release from the hospital.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Kenneth Lorick, of the 3800 block of Belle Ave., reported that he was in the 3800 block of Garrison Blvd. when he was assaulted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who shot him in the right thigh. Police said the men fled the scene and that Lorick was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment. No reason was given for the shooting.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Reisterstown Road reported that someone broke into his home through a rear door and removed a TV set. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that jewelry valued at $1,000 was removed from a dwelling in the 3500 block of Virginia Ave. after someone gained entry through a dining room window.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Steven Scaff, of the 3900 block of W. Northern Parkway, reported that he was in the 3600 block of Rogers Ave. when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said Scaff gave $4 to the gunman, who fled the scene on foot.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Michael Edley, of the 2500 block of Eutaw Place, reported that he was assaulted by a man while walking in the 3600 block of W. Belvedere Ave. who knocked him to the ground and robbed him of $4.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- Christina Ward, of the 2100 block of Eagle St., reported that she was seated on an MTA bus while the vehicle was in the 2100 block of Wilkens Ave. when she was suddenly attacked by a woman who knocked her to the floor. Police said the attack appeared unprovoked and that Ward was not seriously injured. Police said Ward's attacker got off the bus when it stopped a short distance from where the attack occurred.
ROBBERY TRY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Choi's Market in the 400 block of Furrow St. reported that a man entered the store and demanded the cashier open the cash register and give him money. Police said when the cashier refused, the man struck her in the face and fled without taking any money.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Jeannetta Simon, of the 2100 block of Jubilee Court, reported that when she returned home yesterday, she discovered that a female visitor had left. After a few minutes, Simon also discovered that $900 she left in a secured place in her bedroom was also gone.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Carolyn Smith, of the 5900 block of Daywalt Ave., reported that someone entered the back yard of her home and removed two bikes.