ROBBERY: Central District -- Lydia Gilson, of the 100 block W. Franklin St., reported she was walking in the 500 block of N. Charles St. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when a man struck her in the face and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at about $25.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Daniel Shanahan, 35, of the 10300 block of Greentop Road in Cockeysville, reported that while his 1982 Toyota was parked in the 2000 block of Belair Road over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and removed a wallet containing cash and credit cards. Shanahan told police entry into the vehicle was through a side window.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the Channel Home Centers store in the 2400 block of Belair Road yesterday afternoon arrested a 42-year-old man ,, attempting to leave the store without paying for an audio adapter. Police said the item was valued at less than $5 and that the man was held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police today continued their search for a 40-year-old man in connection with the assault on Pamela Craven, of the 5100 block of Crosswood Road, at her home early yesterday. Police said Craven was home around 3 a.m. when her former boyfriend entered her bedroom with a key. Police said the man was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. During an exchange of words, Craven later told police, the man fired the shotgun in an attempt to scare her. Police said the man fled and Craven was not injured. Police said the incident was the result of a domestic dispute between the man and Craven.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested one man and were seeking another in connection with the robbery of a man inside the men's room of the Midway, a bar and nightclub in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. Police said Richard Wilhelm, of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in eastern Baltimore County, was at the Midway around 12:30 a.m. yesterday when he left his seat and went to the restroom. Police said while Wilhelm was in the restroom he was attacked by two men who robbed him of more than $90. Police said that during the robbery, the nightclub manager entered the restroom and held one of the men, but the other man fled with Wilhelm's money. Police said Randolph McDowell, 33, of the 800 block of Druid Lake Drive, was arrested and charged with unarmed assault and robbery. Police said McDowell was to appear at a bail hearing today in District Court.
ROBBERY: Central District -- John van Nort, of the 3100 block of St. Paul St., reported he was walking in the first block of W. North Ave. shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when he was attacked by two men who robbed him of his pocket watch and $6.
ASSAULT/ARRESTED: Central District -- Police arrested Lawrence Patterson, 29, of the 2100 block of Bolton St., and charged him with the aggravated assault of two women during an incident inside his apartment over the weekend. Police said Patterson's girlfriend, Ivy McClam, and her girlfriend, Sherrel Tinker, both of whom live next door to Patterson, were injured when Patterson allegedly cut McClam with a knife and shoved Tinker against a wall.
ARREST: Central District -- Jerome White, 40, of the 900 block of Abbott Court, was arrested over the weekend when he attempted to leave the Rite-Aid pharmacy in the 200 block of McMechen St. without paying for a calculator. Police said White was being held at the Eastern District station pending theft charges and a bail hearing.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a man and his female companion entered Bennigan's, a restaurant at Marketplace, yesterday morning and forced the manager to give up money from an office safe. Police said the manager, Christopher Lippert, was in the restaurant around 10 a.m. yesterday when a man and woman, both in their 20s, entered. Lippert reported to the police that the man suddenly pulled out a knife and ordered him to open the office safe. Lippert told police he gave the couple cash and a check made out to an employee. Police said the couple escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said the manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and carryout at St. Paul Street and North Avenue was about to leave her car next to the Maryland National Bank in the first block of E. North Ave. to make a night deposit early yesterday when she was approached from the rear by a man who asked her where Hilton Street was. The manager, Sandra Oliver, told police the man then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her stomach while ordering her to hand over the bank bag she was carrying. After taking the bag containing an undisclosed sum of money, police said, the man fled north in the 1900 block of N. Charles St.