DRUG ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police yesterday arrested Mario Abramson, 22, of the 4900 block of Gunther Ave., and charged him under the state's drug-kingpin law after seizing a kilogram of suspected cocaine during a raid at his home. Armed with a search and seizure warrant, police entered Abramson's home around 11 a.m. and arrested the suspect on charges of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and transporting narcotics into the state. The suspected cocaine was found during a search of the premises. Police said Abramson was taken to the Eastern District, where he is being held without bond pending a bail review hearing tomorrow before a District Court judge.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into and removed a two-way radio speaker and a pair of sunglasses Saturday afternoon from a car owned by the U.S. marshal's office in Washington. It was parked on 29th Division Street near the Fifth Regiment Armory. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY: Eastern District -- A 17-year-old resident of the 3400 block of Ravenwood Ave. reported she was in the 1300 block of E. Biddle St. early yesterday morning when she was accosted by a man in his late teens or early 20s who was armed with a handgun and demanded she give up her purse. Police said the victim complied. The gunman escaped with the purse containing various personal items and $100.
ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Police reported that a 10-year-old boy and his younger brotherr, both residents of the 1400 block of Townway, were in the 1500 block of Harford Ave. yesterday afternoon when they were accosted by a 12-year-old girl and her brother, 10. Police said the girl grabbed the 10-year-old around the neck while her brother robbed him of nearly $18. Police said the girl and her brotherr rode off together on a gray bike.
THEFT: Eastern District -- Dorothy Lewis, of the 700 block of E. 20th St., reported that someone entered the back yard of her home and stole a 20-foot aluminum ladder that she had secured to the fence with a chain. Police said the value of the ladder was not immediately known.
THEFT/ARREST: Eastern District -- Police arrested a man who attempted to leave the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 1900 block of Edison Highway without paying for more than $100 worth of cigarettes. Police said the property was recovered and that the man was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges.
ASSAULT: Eastern District -- Thomas Asa, 18, of the 2200 block of Linden Ave., reported that he was shopping in a food store in the 1600 block of Harford Ave. yesterday afternoon when he accidentally ran over a man's foot with a shopping cart. Asa told police the man then threw a soda bottle at him. Asa said the bottle struck his foot, causing a minor injury. Police said the man who threw the bottle left the store before officers arrived.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 1900 block of N. Collington Ave. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend through the basement window and removed a VCR. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Police reported that a 13-inch TV set and a microwave oven were removed from a dwelling in the 2000 block of N. Wolfe St. over the weekend after someone gained entry by breaking a rear dining room window. Police said the value of the property was not immediately available.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that property valued at $300 was removed from a dwelling in the 2900 block of Gibbons Ave. after someone broke in by forcing the kitchen door. Police said a description of the property was not available.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road arrested a 31-year-old man who attempted to leave the premises without paying for items valued at nearly $60. Police said the man was stopped by a store security officer who held him pending the arrival of district police officers. Recovered from the man were two VCR movies, a can of cleanser and five pairs of earrings. Police said the man was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending formal charges of theft by shoplifting.
ROBBERIES: Central District -- Two out-of-town residents, Dwain Davis and William Eldred, reported that they were in the 1800 block of Lovegrove St. shortly after 3 a.m. yesterday when they were accosted by a man in his 20s. He was armed with an unknown-caliber handgun and demanded their money. Police said the gunman robbed Davis of $55 and took $3 from Eldred.