BURGLARY/ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Brenda Thomas, of the 4400 block of Clareway, reported that a man she knows broke into her home early yesterday and threatened her with a knife. Police said Thomas was not injured and that Purnell Dixon, 39, of the 1700 block of Lennox St., was arrested and charged with burglary and assault by threat with a deadly weapon.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Desiree Freeman, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., reported someone removed a Christmas decoration and sign from the front door of her home. Later, police arrested a man in connection with the theft and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges and a bail hearing before in District Court.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking a man known as "Bootsie" in connection with the theft of more than $200 in cash from the home of Dreece Davis, of the 1700 block of Abbotston St. Police said the money was in Davis' purse at the time of the theft.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Domino's pizza outlet in the 6500 block of Harford Road reported a man entered the shop around 10 a.m. yesterday and ordered them to give him money from the safe while holding his hand in a paper bag as though armed with a handgun. Police said the man was given an undisclosed sum of cash and that he fled the scene.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone entered Westside Videos in the 5400 block of Belair Road yesterday and forced open a soft drink machine. Police said the intruder then removed $50 in coins and another $20 in soft drinks. Police said a crowd of video game players prevented employees from seeing the theft occur.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Shaunda Jenkins, of the 1500 block of N. Rose St., reported she was walking in the 2400 block of Belair Road yesterday afternoon when she was attacked from behind by a man who threw her to the ground and stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with the purse which contained more than $200 in cash.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Thomas Manning, of the 800 block of Webb Court, was arrested yesterday when he attempted to leave the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road without paying for two videotapes. Police said Manning was stopped by a store security officer who found the tapes hidden in the man's pants. Police said following his arrest, Manning assaulted two store security officers, neither of whom was injured.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police today continued to search for a man who entered the Super Pride food market, in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway, shortly after noon yesterday and forced a clerk to give him the contents of her cash register while pointing a gun at her and threatening to shoot. Police said the gunman fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone removed a parking meter from its post in the 3300 block of Belair Road. An employee of the city Department of Transportation said the meter was valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Robin Jones, of the 1400 block of Mountmor Court in the Gilmor Homes, reported she was in the 2300 block of Belair Road early yesterday afternoon when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who pointed the weapon in her face and demanded she give up her money. Police said the gunman fled with $11 in cash.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Deborah Harrington, of the 5000 block of Morello Road, reported that someone entered the front porch of her home yesterday and removed $600 worth of property.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the aluminum recycling center behind Memorial Stadium in the 1000 block of E. 33rd St. early yesterday afternoon and forced an employee to give up his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with about $5 in cash.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Phillip Quick, of the 3900 block of Yolando Road, reported that while his car was parked near his home yesterday someone broke into the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Shirley Sherburne, of the 3700 block of Parkside Drive, reported to police she was in the 4200 block of Belair Road yesterday evening when she was accosted by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who demanded her money. Police said Sherburne turned over property valued at less than $3 to the gunman, who fled.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Officials of Solon Automated Services in the 3100 block of W. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone broke into several coin-operated laundry machines in the Moravia Park apartments and removed nearly $80 in coins from each of at least nine machines. Police said the thefts occurred in apartment building laundry rooms in the 5000, 5100 and 5200 blocks of Lodestone Way, 5000 and 5100 blocks of Conant Way and the 5200 block of Eastbury Avenue.