ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police arrested three youths outside a Belair Road firearms store moments before they were allegedly about to enter it and commit an armed robbery. Police said three plainclothes officers were in the vicinity of the Northeast Gun Shop in the 4900 block of Belair Road when they spotted three youths loitering around a truck parked near the store. Thinking the three were going to steal the truck, the officers took up a surveillance of the vehicle and waited. A short time later, the three youths began to walk toward the store's entrance. Police said the three officers approached and arrested them. After searching one of the youths, the officers found a sawed-off shotgun under his overcoat. Charged as adults with attempted armed robbery and being held at the Eastern District lockup pending a bail hearing are Shakell Bell, 17, of the 4500 block of Clareway, and Pernard Blain, 16, of the 3900 block of Kenyon Ave. Police said the third youth, a 16-year-old, was charged as a juvenile. Police said one of the three was recently charged with an earlier armed robbery and was free on $20,000 bail.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 390 block of Rokeby Road reported that someone broke into a garage she owns in the 700 block of Cooks Lane and removed property valued at $75. Police said entry was gained by removing a garage door panel.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 4600 block of Manordene Road reported that someone broke into her home and removed property valued at $400. Police said the burglar gained entry into the house by forcing the front door.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Patricia Williams, of the 3100 block of Winston Ave., reported that she was in the 2100 block of Rosedale Ave. yesterday when she was accosted by a man who robbed her of her purse. Williams told police the purse and its contents were valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that a man armed with a knife accosted Verdessa McDougald, of the 2200 block of Callow Ave., as she walked in the 2700 block of W. Fairmount Ave. yesterday and forced her to give up her purse. Police said the armed man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $200.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police today were seeking the person who broke into a dwelling in the 2500 block of Ashton St. and removed a TV and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,200 and that entry was gained through a basement door.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lamar Lynch, of the 4900 block of Goodnow Road, reported that while he was away from home for several hours yesterday someone removed more than $100 from the pockets of a pair of pants. Lynch told police he suspects a man he knows took the money.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police reported that an off-duty police officer was in the 1400 block of Walker Ave. about 7 a.m. yesterday when he saw a man assault Mary Arnold, of the 6500 block of Falkirk Road, with a piece of wood. Police said Officer Derek Ledbetter approached the man and placed him under arrest. Police said the woman was not seriously injured and that the suspect was being held at the Eastern District pending assault charges.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Anthony Johnson, of the 5200 block of Frankford Ave., reported that during an altercation yesterday morning with another man, he was stabbed in the left leg with a 12-inch butcher knife. Police said Johnson was taken to a hospital for treatment and that a man known to him was arrested. Police said the suspect was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending assault and deadly weapon charges.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Wilshire Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the kitchen door and removed a VCR and several personal checks. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that property of unknown value was removed from a dwelling in the 5000 block of Raintree Way after someone gained entry through a kitchen window. Police said the thief made off with a telephone, a telephone answering machine, cassette player and watch.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Nathan Jefferson, of the 1500 block of Winston Ave., reported that he was in the 1500 block of Arlington Ave. about 4 p.m. yesterday when he was approached by two men who asked if he wanted to buy some drugs. Jefferson told police that when he said no, one of the men pulled out a small-caliber handgun and shot him in the foot. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled and that Jefferson was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.