BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Poplar Grove St. reported that someone broke in through the front door of his home and stole property valued at more than $200.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Carnell Brown, of the 600 block of N. Bentalou St., reported he was near his home yesterday when a man attacked him and struck him several times with a length of wood. Brown was not seriously injured.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Officials of the House of God church in the 2000 block of Penrose Ave. reported that someone forced open the front door and stole a TV set.
BREAK-IN: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into Med Liquors in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. early yesterday and stole several bottles of liquor and a radio, all valued at nearly $500. Police said a hole had been broken through a second-floor wall from an adjoining building.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Winchester St. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend and stole $300 in cash, some video tapes and at least one package of disposable diapers.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Joseph Benton, of the 300 block of S. Pulaski St., told police he was sitting on the front steps of his house early yesterday when two men asked for a cigarette, then yoked him and robbed him of more than $70 in cash.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- Officials of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the 4300 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone entered the building over the weekend and stole property and equipment valued at $1,400.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Malcolm McKnight, of the 900 block of N. Calhoun St., reported he was in the 200 block of N. Carey St. yesterday afternoon when a man attacked him, struck him in the face and robbed him of his $150 jacket.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Northwestern District -- Police reported that Vernie Ireland, 51, of the 2800 block of Ulman Ave., was walking away from a bus stop in the 3600 block of Reisterstown Road around 6 a.m. yesterday when two men accosted her, threw her up against a utility pole and robbed her of her $700 wedding band and her purse containing cash and other property. Later, police in the Central District arrested a man for a street robbery there and said he fit the description of the assailants who robbed Ireland. Multiple robbery charges against the man were pending.
ROBBERY: North Point District -- Betty Bridges, 32, of the 8000 block of North Boundary Road, reported she was walking in the 4300 block of North Point Blvd. around 10:15 p.m. yesterday when a man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket and carrying what appeared to be a knife robbed her of $30.
ROBBERY TRY: Crofton -- Police continued their search today for a man who attempted to rob a pizza deliveryman about 9 p.m. Sunday night in the 2300 block of Dartmouth Court. The 35-year-old employee of Pizza Movers was about to deliver HHTC food order to a house when a man armed with what appeared to be a blue steel handgun called for him "Hold it!" The gunman approached but dropped the weapon. With that, the would-be robber fled.
BREAK-IN: Aberdeen -- Police reported that someone broke into Dieter's Auto Body Shop in the 1200 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd. and stole tools valued at nearly $3,600.
BREAK-IN: Aberdeen -- Tools valued at more than $3,100 were reported stolen from a warehouse in the 1700 block of Perryman Road after someone broke into the building.
BURGLARY: Bel Air -- A resident of the 300 block of Tollgate Road reported that someone entered his home and stole a handgun and two silver-plated baskets, all valued at more than $1,000.
RAPE CHARGE: Columbia -- A former professional football player was charged yesterday with raping his 15-year-old niece at his home last June. Police said Mark Behning, 29, of the 11000 block of Blue February Way, was released on his own recognizance yesterday following charges of second-degree rape, fourth-degree sexual offense and battery. The offenses allegedly occurred at Behning's home on June 19 but were not revealed until the girl recently reported it to a therapist who was treating her. Police said Behning played college football at the University of Nebraska and was an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1986 until an injury ended his football career. Since leaving sports, Behning has been managing a construction firm. Police said no trial date has been set.