ARSON: Northern District -- Rodney Gardner, of the 2900 block of Wyman Park Drive, reported that someone set fire to his two-car garage early yesterday and destroyed his 1984 Chevrolet Camaro parked inside. Police said someone entered the garage around 2:30 a.m. and set the interior on fire after spreading a flammable fluid around. Several pieces of property stored in the garage were destroyed or seriously damaged. Gardner told police he suspects the fire was set by a woman he recently broke up with. Police said Gardner was advised to seek a warrant for the woman's arrest.
RAPE: Central District -- Police today are seeking Kenneth Ozellys Lyde, 25, of the 700 block of W. Fayette St., in the assault and rape Christmas morning of a 2-year-old girl inside the victim's apartment. Police said Lyde was visiting a woman early Tuesday when the woman left her apartment to visit other residents of the high-rise apartment building. When the woman returned, she noticed her daughter was bleeding from apparent injuries. Police said the woman's other two children, boys 4 and 5, told their mother the man struck their sister with a belt and raped her. Later, the girl was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where the rape was confirmed and she was treated and released. Police said warrants charging Lyde with first-degree rape, attempted maiming and sexual child abuse have been issued.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Judith Averall, of the 900 block of Old Country Road in Severna Park, reported that she was in the 800 block of N. Howard St. when she was stopped by a man wearing an orange windbreaker and dark pants who verbally threatened her and forced her to give up her purse. Police said the man fled the scene with the purse containing cash and property, all valued at more than $80.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1000 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone broke into her apartment yesterday and removed a wallet containing more than $50. Later, police arrested a resident of the 4700 block of Alhambra Ave. and were holding him at the station lockup pending burglary charges.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that property of unknown value was removed from an apartment in the 900 block of St. Paul St. after someone entered by removing a section of iron grating in the rear of the house. Police said the intruder escaped with a VCR and jewelry.
ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Police today continued seeking two men, one armed with a gun, who accosted two women as they walked in the 1000 block of N. Charles St. yesterday and ordered them to give up their property. Police said something apparently frightened the men before they could rob the women of their property.
ROBBERY TRY: Central District -- Police reported that Robin Jay Marks, of the 400 block of Normandy Ave., was in his car and stopped in the 1800 block of St. Paul St. early yesterday when a man armed with a handgun attempted to steal the gold chain he was wearing. Police said Marks fended off the man's attempt and drove off.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 2100 block of Bolton St. reported that a woman she knows entered her home and removed a 13-inch TV set and food. Police said the property was valued at more than $250. Police said the woman suspected of taking the property is being sought.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of a business firm at an office building in the 200 block of St. Paul St. reported that someone broke into their offices over a five-day period and removed a telephone answering machine, a fax machine and a combination TV set and VCR. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,700.
THEFT: Central District -- Employees of East Coast Building Services reported that someone entered a utility room in a high-rise apartment building in the 900 block of Argyle Ave. and removed equipment valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone forced open a door at a law office in the 200 block of St. Paul St. between Dec. 21 and yesterday and removed property valued at more than $150.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Charles Kiehne, of the 200 block of W. Lafayette Ave., reported that he was in the 1200 block of Bolton St. yesterday afternoon when he was stopped by a man in his early 20s who pointed a handgun at him and demanded his money and valuables. Police said the gunman fled with property valued at more than $80.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Kevin Banks, of the 1400 block of Madison Ave., reported that he was robbed of property valued at by a man armed with a knife who accosted him as he walked near his home yesterday evening. Police said Banks was stabbed in the right arm after the man robbed him. Police said Banks was not seriously injured.