ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police responding to a robbery in progress inside a house in the 2500 block of Franklin St. entered the dwelling and arrested four men. Police said Kevin Short was at home around 8 p.m. Monday when two men, one armed with a handgun, forced their way in. Police said while the suspects were picking up property, Short went to another room and dialed 911 and reported that he was being robbed. Police said when officers arrived, they arrested two robbery suspects outside the house and two more inside. Police said a TV set belonging to Short was about to be removed from the house. Charged with robbery and released on their own recognizance were Raphael Rice, of the 100 block of N. Payson St., and Kevin Richardson, of the 300 block of Gwynn Ave. Charged with armed robbery and using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony were Willie Seaborn, of the 3000 block of Southland Ave., and Sean Garrett, of the 300 block of Edgewood St. Police said Seaborn was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail and Garrett was being held on $25,000 bail.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Vandalier Carter, of the 600 block of N. Glover St., reported that she was standing in a bus stop in the 2100 block of W. Baltimore St. Monday night when she was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded her money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with $100.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Melvin Harris, of the 2500 block of Arunah Ave., reported that on answering a knock at his door early yesterday he was confronted by a man armed with a handgun who shot him twice in the buttocks and once in the thigh. Police said the gunman fled and that Harris was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and today was listed in good condition.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1300 block of W. Lanvale St. by forcing open a door and removed a VCR and cash. Police said the total value of the property was $700.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A teen-age female resident of the 900 block of N. Bentalou St. reported that she was in the 2200 block of Presstman St. when she was accosted by a young male armed with a handgun who robbed her of the computer equipment she was carrying. Police said the armed youth escaped and that the victim's property was valued at nearly $100.
THEFT: Central District -- Officials of the Maryland National Bank in the 200 block of N. Calvert St. reported that sometime between Dec. 14 and 17 someone entered their offices and removed computer equipment and a clock. Police said the property was valued at about $1,000.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a vehicle owned by Charles F. Ruff & Co. in 1400 block of Knecht Ave. in Baltimore County while it was parked at Peabody Mews and removed tools valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of the William G. Kolodner clothing store in the first block of W. Madison St. reported that someone broke into their building through a window and removed office equipment, clothing and cash. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone removed property from the Berea Temple in the 1900 block of Madison Ave. after hiding inside the building. Police said evidence indicated that the thief left by opening a door from the inside and that there were no signs of forced entry.
THEFT: Central District -- Employees of the state attorney general's office in the 200 block of St. Paul St. reported that someone entered an office with a key and removed a fax machine, telephone and a supply of fax paper. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,200.
THEFT: Central District -- Ronald Perenel, of the 8200 block of Township Drive in Owings Mills, reported that while his car was parked in the first block of E. Biddle St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $1,000. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.
THEFT: Central District -- William Krider, an out-of-town resident, reported that property valued at more than $800 was removed from his car while the vehicle was parked in the first block of E. Centre St.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 400 block of Orchard St. reported that someone broke into her home through an unlocked window and removed property valued at nearly $2,100.
THEFT: Central District -- Heidi Kehler, an out-of-town resident, reported that while her car was parked in the 100 block of E. Chase St. someone entered the vehicle after breaking a window and removed a suitcase containing several pairs of shoes, clothing, jewelry, school books and other personal items. Kehler, a student, told police the property was valued at nearly $2,100.